Undiscovered Classics to Read

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This list is for tracking the less well-known or "modern" classics that I would like to read, those that don't appear on every 100 best books list or are typically taught in college classrooms. If you have suggestions, please add them to the list.
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5,769 membres
221 ressenyes
4
2
2,303 membres
118 ressenyes
4.2
3
8,035 membres
182 ressenyes
4
4
1,857 membres
49 ressenyes
½ 3.6
4 Members
pitjrw, aulsmith, bluepiano, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
aulsmith: I don't remember this well, but I enjoyed reading it.
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16,518 membres
442 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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5,522 membres
126 ressenyes
4.2
7
5,204 membres
169 ressenyes
½ 3.7
3 Members
amanda4242, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
ahef1963: This is particularly good. I remember it clearly despite having read it over three decades ago.
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3,200 membres
145 ressenyes
4.1
3 Members
amanda4242, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
ahef1963: A very brief read, but very good. Incredibly atmospheric.
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27,817 membres
379 ressenyes
4
2 Members
aulsmith, amanda4242
Explicacions
aulsmith: I really liked this
10
10,694 membres
268 ressenyes
4.1
2 Members
aulsmith, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
aulsmith: One of my all time favorites
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5,800 membres
155 ressenyes
½ 3.7
2 Members
kulujian, ahef1963
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5,517 membres
150 ressenyes
4
2 Members
inge87, amanda4242
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3,744 membres
63 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
amanda4242, ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963: Hilarious! Greene at his funniest.
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3,555 membres
60 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
inge87, cej1027
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2,513 membres
58 ressenyes
4.1
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2,258 membres
40 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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2,256 membres
160 ressenyes
4.1
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2,135 membres
65 ressenyes
3.9
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2,108 membres
68 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
inge87, amanda4242
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1,556 membres
78 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
inge87, amanda4242
21
1,456 membres
22 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
Lapsus16, bluepiano
Explicacions
bluepiano: But I'd recommend The Unclassed just as strongly, and The Whirlpool is my current favourite Gissing
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1,361 membres
33 ressenyes
3.9
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1,033 membres
18 ressenyes
4.1
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753 membres
20 ressenyes
3.9
25
602 membres
13 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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14,839 membres
228 ressenyes
½ 3.7
3 Members
cej1027, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda,pitjrw ,aulsmith
Explicacions
aulsmith : I read it in high school, but remember it as light weight. If you haven't read other Verne, I wouldn't start here.
ahef1963: Funnily enough, it's the Verne I'd most recommend starting with. It's a bit hokey, but a lot of fun.
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13,604 membres
286 ressenyes
3.9
Member
dara85
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8,728 membres
192 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Member
ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963: Great story-telling.
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6,360 membres
213 ressenyes
3.9
Member
pitjrw
30
4,936 membres
144 ressenyes
4
Member
craso
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4,784 membres
114 ressenyes
3.8
Member
pitjrw
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4,691 membres
93 ressenyes
½ 3.6
Member
pitjrw
33
3,936 membres
103 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
amanda4242, ahef1963,aulsmith
Explicacions
aulsmith : This is certainly the best of the series, but not a classic
ahef1963: The whole series of Brother Cadfael mysteries are well-written, entertaining, and worth reading.
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2,985 membres
132 ressenyes
4.1
Member
alvaret
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2,580 membres
52 ressenyes
3.9
Member
kulujian
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2,455 membres
37 ressenyes
3.8
Member
pitjrw
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1,786 membres
66 ressenyes
3.8
Member
craso
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1,765 membres
35 ressenyes
½ 4.3
Member
alvaret
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1,321 membres
18 ressenyes
3.9
Member
bluepiano
41
1,224 membres
44 ressenyes
½ 3.5
Member
dara85
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1,221 membres
55 ressenyes
4
Member
bluepiano
43
948 membres
33 ressenyes
½ 4.3
Member
pitjrw
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944 membres
39 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Member
pitjrw
45
817 membres
27 ressenyes
4
Member
bluepiano
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712 membres
24 ressenyes
4
Member
pitjrw
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694 membres
30 ressenyes
3.9
Member
bluepiano
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608 membres
25 ressenyes
3.9
Member
bluepiano
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582 membres
8 ressenyes
4
Member
pitjrw
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571 membres
12 ressenyes
3.9
Member
bluepiano
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350 membres
16 ressenyes
½ 4.3
Member
inge87
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346 membres
6 ressenyes
3.8
Member
bluepiano
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147 membres
4 ressenyes
3.9
Member
inge87
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143 membres
1 ressenya
½ 3.5
Member
bluepiano
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137 membres
2 ressenyes
3.8
Member
bluepiano
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73 membres
3 ressenyes
4.1
Member
inge87
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63 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 4.4
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inge87
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33 membres
1 ressenya
4
Member
inge87
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32 membres
½ 4.3
Member
bluepiano
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27 membres
3
Member
bluepiano
61
9,149 membres
279 ressenyes
3.9
Member
ManWithAnAgenda,aulsmith
Explicacions
aulsmith : I like this for a lot of reasons, but the plotting is week and its pretty misogynist.
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8,785 membres
145 ressenyes
3.9
Member
ManWithAnAgenda,ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963 : Amongst the dullest works I've read. I got through it, but did not enjoy it.
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5,227 membres
114 ressenyes
4.2
Member
ManWithAnAgenda,aulsmith
Explicacions
aulsmith : A good mystery, but the misogyny is pretty thick. Ross MacDonald is a lot like Chandler but easier to read.
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1,944 membres
36 ressenyes
½ 3.5
Member
cej1027,amanda4242
Explicacions
amanda4242 : There are not enough words to describe my hatred of this book.
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1,855 membres
46 ressenyes
½ 3.5
Member
kulujian,ahef1963
Explicacions
ahef1963 : I personally found this rather tedious.
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1,531 membres
69 ressenyes
3.8
Member
amanda4242,bluepiano
Explicacions
bluepiano : Tedious. Couldn't be bothered to finish it.
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19,103 membres
345 ressenyes
4
Explicacions
amanda4242 : Not her best work. Try her collection of folktales instead.
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2,582 membres
32 ressenyes
4.2
Explicacions
aulsmith : Thurber's getting a little old for modern tastes. I think the cartoons, the fables and "The Macbeth Murder Mystery" are hilarious, but you might not want to read it cover-to-cover.
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1,410 membres
31 ressenyes
3.8
Explicacions
aulsmith : This was fun in a dark way, but I don't think it's a classic.
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1,335 membres
25 ressenyes
4.2
Explicacions
aulsmith : I didn't get past page one. I'm told it gets easier as you go along.
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16,373 membres
212 ressenyes
4
Explicacions
aulsmith : This was tough going. I wouldn't have finished it if it wasn't for a class. Still, it's an interesting and important book.
ahef1963 : As I was reading this novel independently, I found it impossible to understand. I gave it up.