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George Orwell is best known for his fictional works Animal Farm and 1984. But when it comes to his greatest empathic writing, Down and Out in Paris and London ranks as outstanding.

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Ben Kingsley dons his dhoti (loincloth) in Richard Attenborough’s epic biopic about one of the greatest empathy masters about them all. The film is full of great empathic moments.

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Think you know homelessness? Think again...  
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George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) was a great believer in the power of empathy to move her readers. Back when she was writing in the 19th century, empathy was generally known as ‘sympathy’.

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Homeless persons are among the most misunderstood people in America. We clump the whole lot of them into a pile called "the homeless" and seem to be OK with them living, in some cases, like stray dogs.

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John Howard Griffin, who was born in Texas in 1920, was a remarkable character. During World War Two he joined the French underground, helping smuggle Jewish children out of Germany to England.

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Beautiful, strange, funny and moving Finnish film (with great music!) by Kaurismäki about how a man who lost his memory is being offered support and comfort and builds up a new life with other people on the outskirts of society.

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One of the great American realist novels and a top empathy book.  Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their

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