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List of best books about human nature, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on human nature are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched human nature bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about human nature. If you're looking for a list of top books on human nature then you're in the right place.

Everything from City of God to Diablerie is included on this list. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about human nature?" after checking out this list.

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David Foster Wallace, David Mitchell, and Harold Bloom have all written books about Human nature.

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Happiness Is a Serious Problem... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
Dennis Prager
Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual is a book by Dennis Prager.

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Oblivion: Stories is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
David Foster Wallace
Oblivion: Stories is a collection of short fiction by American author David Foster Wallace. Oblivion is Wallace's third and last short story collection and was listed as a 2004 New York Times ...more

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Loneliness: Human Nature and t... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
John T. Cacioppo, William Patrick
Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection is a book by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick.

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Cloud Atlas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas is a 2004 novel, the third book by British author David Mitchell. It consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a ...more

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Loneliness as a Way of Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
Thomas L. Dumm
Loneliness as a Way of Life is a book by Thomas L. Dumm.

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City of God is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
E. L. Doctorow
City of God is a book by E. L. Doctorow.

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Spiderweb: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
Penelope Lively
Spiderweb: A Novel is a book by Penelope Lively.

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The Art of War is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
Sun Tzu
The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is ...more

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Diablerie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
Walter Mosley
Diablerie is a book by Walter Mosley.

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Shakespeare: The Invention of ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
Harold Bloom
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is a book by Harold Bloom.

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While I Was Gone: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
Sue Miller
While I Was Gone is the 1999 novel by Sue Miller, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in May 2000. While I Was Gone was later made into a TV movie for CBS in 2004 based on the

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The Great Disruption: Human Na... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Human Nature
Francis Fukuyama
The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order is a book by Francis Fukuyama.