Hidden Classics

Descripció
Great books that don't get the attention they deserve
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683 membres
43 ressenyes
3.8
3 Members
inge87, thorold, merrystar
Explicacions
thorold: Thirkell was very popular in her day, but now gets overlooked. Great comic writing, especially the dialogues, but stone-age political opinions.
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18,878 membres
416 ressenyes
4.2
3 Members
aulsmith, ahef1963, Rdra1962,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
lewbs : hidden classic??
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281 membres
6 ressenyes
4
4
1,773 membres
26 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
thorold, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
thorold: It did get a BBC dramatisation, but it still seems to be unfairly neglected
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866 membres
33 ressenyes
3.9
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1,711 membres
23 ressenyes
4.1
Member
gbelik
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952 membres
33 ressenyes
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow
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778 membres
33 ressenyes
½ 3.4
Member
ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
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.
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260 membres
5 ressenyes
3.9
Member
bluepiano
Explicacions
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 membres
3 ressenyes
4.1
Member
inge87
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59 membres
2 ressenyes
5
12
44 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 4.4
Member
eromsted
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2,002 membres
43 ressenyes
4
Member
gbelik
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1,673 membres
23 ressenyes
½ 3.4
Member
aulsmith
15
197 membres
1 ressenya
½ 3.6
Member
ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
ManWithAnAgenda: Even counting the revised edition, still well under 1,000 members cataloging.
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159 membres
10 ressenyes
4
Member
merrystar
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157 membres
½ 4.3
Member
eromsted
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84 membres
1 ressenya
½ 4.3
Member
bluepiano
Explicacions
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.
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6,397 membres
165 ressenyes
3.9
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4,792 membres
122 ressenyes
3.9
Member
ahef1963
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2,539 membres
58 ressenyes
4.1
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939 membres
18 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Member
inge87
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713 membres
24 ressenyes
4
Member
kbroenkow
24
510 membres
5 ressenyes
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: Quirkily subversive novel by a suburban secretary who also happened to be a great poet
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451 membres
10 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Member
merrystar
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343 membres
9 ressenyes
3.8
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313 membres
4 ressenyes
3.9
Member
eromsted
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3,986 membres
146 ressenyes
3.9
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1,277 membres
37 ressenyes
4
Member
lewbs
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1,108 membres
26 ressenyes
4
Member
lewbs
31
986 membres
11 ressenyes
½ 4.5
Member
lewbs
32
763 membres
21 ressenyes
4
Member
lewbs
33
756 membres
12 ressenyes
3.9
Member
lewbs
34
711 membres
20 ressenyes
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow
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623 membres
9 ressenyes
4
Member
lewbs
36
548 membres
16 ressenyes
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: Couperus is unfairly neglected outside Holland
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542 membres
14 ressenyes
4.1
Member
lewbs
38
467 membres
21 ressenyes
3.9
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319 membres
7 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Member
eromsted
40
4,544 membres
124 ressenyes
4
41
856 membres
15 ressenyes
3.9
Member
eromsted
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436 membres
4 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Member
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: Great comic novel that gets overlooked because it's a European pretending to be a Persian
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76 membres
1 ressenya
½ 3.5
44
870 membres
33 ressenyes
½ 3.3
Member
kbroenkow
45
692 membres
12 ressenyes
3.9
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504 membres
4 ressenyes
½ 3.5
Member
thorold
Explicacions
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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497 membres
4 ressenyes
½ 3.5
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447 membres
6 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Member
eromsted
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1,418 membres
48 ressenyes
½ 3.7
Member
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: Great coming-of-age novel, included because I had never heard of it until I started learning Spanish
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504 membres
11 ressenyes
4
51
188 membres
6 ressenyes
3.8
Member
kbroenkow
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5,170 membres
103 ressenyes
4.2
Member
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: maybe not all that neglected, but a brilliant anti-novel
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1,299 membres
45 ressenyes
½ 3.6
Member
kbroenkow
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813 membres
12 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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1,611 membres
40 ressenyes
3.9
Member
thorold
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724 membres
12 ressenyes
4.2
Member
kbroenkow
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194 membres
1 ressenya
3.8
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1,222 membres
19 ressenyes
3.9
Member
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: Cary's best novel, one of the classic literary accounts of visual art. But not much known outside Britain.
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319 membres
14 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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529 membres
2 ressenyes
½ 3.5
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114 membres
4 ressenyes
3.9
Member
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: Great mid-century British roman-fleuve, unfairly overshadowed by Anthony Powell
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931 membres
14 ressenyes
3.8
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55 membres
3 ressenyes
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicacions
thorold: hard-hitting antiwar satire from 1920s Vienna
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759 membres
20 ressenyes
3.9
65
8,257 membres
426 ressenyes
4.1
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5,812 membres
225 ressenyes
4
67
936 membres
41 ressenyes
4.1
Member
thorold,merrystar
Explicacions
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
13,709 membres
288 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
kbroenkow, Rdra1962,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
lewbs : hidden classic??
69
6,010 membres
147 ressenyes
4
70
6,816 membres
357 ressenyes
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow,thorold ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
thorold : It might have been unfairly neglected until a couple of years ago, but nowadays it's more in the "overhyped" category
71
4,570 membres
132 ressenyes
3.8
Member
ahef1963,thorold ,merrystar
Explicacions
thorold : A great book, but surely not a neglected one
72
14,011 membres
302 ressenyes
4
Member
kbroenkow,merrystar ,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicacions
lewbs : hidden classic??