The Last Gentleman Author:Walker Percy Williston Bibb Barrett is the last gentleman, a twenty-five-year-old wanderer from the South living in New York City with no plans for the future and detached roots from his past. The simple purchase of a telescope one summer day changes his life. For while searching for an elusive peregrine falcon in Central Park, Will accidentally spots a beau... more »tiful young woman and falls madly and hopelessly in love. And so begins the last gentleman's quest for home, identity, and the meaning of contemporary life.« less
Comical, heartbreaking, full of irony. The novel follows the adventures of Princeton dropout/exiled Southerner, Williston Bibb Barrett, on a whimsical, deeply moving journey through America. A romantic who falls madely in love with a women he first views through a telescope. Will is the last "gentleman", an unforgettable fictional character, a modern hero on a quest for home, identity and the meaning of life.