Hidden Classics

Descrição
Great books that don't get the attention they deserve
1
688 membros
42 resenhas
3.8
3 Members
inge87, thorold, merrystar
Explicações
thorold: Thirkell was very popular in her day, but now gets overlooked. Great comic writing, especially the dialogues, but stone-age political opinions.
2
18,926 membros
413 resenhas
4.2
3 Members
aulsmith, ahef1963, Rdra1962,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
lewbs : hidden classic??
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284 membros
6 resenhas
4
4
1,785 membros
26 resenhas
3.8
2 Members
thorold, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
thorold: It did get a BBC dramatisation, but it still seems to be unfairly neglected
5
870 membros
33 resenhas
3.9
6
1,718 membros
22 resenhas
4.1
Member
gbelik
7
953 membros
33 resenhas
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow
8
784 membros
33 resenhas
½ 3.4
Member
ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
ManWithAnAgenda: I arbitrarily went by the book having to be over 50 years old and has less than 1,000 members cataloging. I thumbed down everything over 5,000.
9
262 membros
5 resenhas
3.9
Member
bluepiano
Explicações
bluepiano: A marvellous book that in Georgia is considered the most precious jewel in national literature. It gets no attention to speak of in Anglophone world, though, and possibly none in any countries other than Caucasian ones.
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73 membros
3 resenhas
4.1
Member
inge87
11
61 membros
2 resenhas
5
12
44 membros
2 resenhas
½ 4.4
Member
eromsted
13
2,011 membros
42 resenhas
4
Member
gbelik
14
1,687 membros
22 resenhas
½ 3.4
Member
aulsmith
15
197 membros
1 resenha
½ 3.6
Member
ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
ManWithAnAgenda: Even counting the revised edition, still well under 1,000 members cataloging.
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160 membros
10 resenhas
4
Member
merrystar
17
159 membros
½ 4.3
Member
eromsted
18
84 membros
1 resenha
½ 4.3
Member
bluepiano
Explicações
bluepiano: It gets the attention it deserves in Croatia, where's it's assigned reading in school, but it doesn't get much at all here. I don't know whether it's 'great', but it's bloody good.
19
6,437 membros
164 resenhas
3.9
20
4,804 membros
122 resenhas
3.9
Member
ahef1963
21
2,566 membros
58 resenhas
4.1
22
1,006 membros
19 resenhas
½ 3.6
Member
inge87
23
717 membros
24 resenhas
4
Member
kbroenkow
24
511 membros
5 resenhas
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Quirkily subversive novel by a suburban secretary who also happened to be a great poet
25
452 membros
10 resenhas
½ 3.7
Member
merrystar
26
348 membros
9 resenhas
3.8
27
313 membros
4 resenhas
3.9
Member
eromsted
28
4,002 membros
146 resenhas
3.8
29
1,282 membros
38 resenhas
4
Member
lewbs
30
1,108 membros
26 resenhas
4
Member
lewbs
31
998 membros
13 resenhas
½ 4.5
Member
lewbs
32
786 membros
21 resenhas
4
Member
lewbs
33
760 membros
12 resenhas
3.9
Member
lewbs
34
714 membros
20 resenhas
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow
35
627 membros
9 resenhas
4
Member
lewbs
36
548 membros
15 resenhas
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Couperus is unfairly neglected outside Holland
37
547 membros
14 resenhas
4.1
Member
lewbs
38
470 membros
21 resenhas
4
39
321 membros
7 resenhas
½ 3.7
Member
eromsted
40
4,567 membros
112 resenhas
4
41
859 membros
15 resenhas
3.9
Member
eromsted
42
436 membros
4 resenhas
½ 3.7
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Great comic novel that gets overlooked because it's a European pretending to be a Persian
43
76 membros
1 resenha
½ 3.5
44
875 membros
33 resenhas
½ 3.3
Member
kbroenkow
45
701 membros
13 resenhas
3.9
46
505 membros
3 resenhas
½ 3.5
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Andersch gets a bit overshadowed by the other German writers of that generation, but this is a great little book.
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498 membros
4 resenhas
½ 3.5
48
453 membros
6 resenhas
½ 3.7
Member
eromsted
49
1,425 membros
47 resenhas
½ 3.7
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Great coming-of-age novel, included because I had never heard of it until I started learning Spanish
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505 membros
11 resenhas
4
51
189 membros
6 resenhas
3.8
Member
kbroenkow
52
5,204 membros
100 resenhas
4.2
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: maybe not all that neglected, but a brilliant anti-novel
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1,306 membros
45 resenhas
½ 3.6
Member
kbroenkow
54
817 membros
12 resenhas
½ 3.7
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1,622 membros
40 resenhas
4
Member
thorold
56
724 membros
12 resenhas
4.2
Member
kbroenkow
57
196 membros
1 resenha
3.8
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1,231 membros
19 resenhas
3.9
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Cary's best novel, one of the classic literary accounts of visual art. But not much known outside Britain.
59
319 membros
14 resenhas
½ 3.7
60
532 membros
2 resenhas
½ 3.5
61
114 membros
4 resenhas
3.9
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Great mid-century British roman-fleuve, unfairly overshadowed by Anthony Powell
62
940 membros
14 resenhas
3.8
63
55 membros
3 resenhas
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: hard-hitting antiwar satire from 1920s Vienna
64
764 membros
19 resenhas
3.9
65
8,354 membros
424 resenhas
4.1
66
5,840 membros
228 resenhas
4
67
941 membros
41 resenhas
4.1
Member
thorold,merrystar
Explicações
thorold: You already know about this if you're from Yorkshire or a Virago fan, but everyone should read it
merrystar : I was disappointed by this one, and did not enjoy it.
68
13,763 membros
286 resenhas
3.9
2 Members
kbroenkow, Rdra1962,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
lewbs : hidden classic??
69
6,042 membros
148 resenhas
4
70
6,877 membros
356 resenhas
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow,thorold ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
thorold : It might have been unfairly neglected until a couple of years ago, but nowadays it's more in the "overhyped" category
71
4,593 membros
131 resenhas
3.8
Member
ahef1963,thorold ,merrystar
Explicações
thorold : A great book, but surely not a neglected one
72
14,063 membros
300 resenhas
4
Member
kbroenkow,merrystar ,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
lewbs : hidden classic??