Out on 03 April 2025

Leaving Home

Zachary Seager

Zachary Seager

03 April 2025
144 pages


Leaving home, in all its myriad situations, is something that we carry with us throughout our lives.

By focusing on the most perceptive and influential essays and anecdotes from thinkers, philosophers and writers, from the ancients to the early 20th century, this engrossing little book is the perfect gift, especially for graduation.

From exile, Seneca consoles his heartbroken mother whilst Mark Twain offers tongue-in-cheek advice to young people with his characteristic wit. Gertrude Bell extolls the virtue of the journey itself just as Walt Whitman advocates freedom and self reliance.

Combining self help, erudition and dazzling wisdom, this is a book to treasure and to guide you through life. Selected and introduced by writer Zachary Seager.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, cloth-bound, pocket-sized classics. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.