Hidden Classics

Descrição
Great books that don't get the attention they deserve
1
680 membros
43 críticas
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
18,838 membros
415 críticas
4.2
3 Members
aulsmith, ahef1963, Rdra1962,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
lewbs : hidden classic??
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272 membros
6 críticas
4
4
1,759 membros
26 críticas
3.8
2 Members
thorold, ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
thorold: It did get a BBC dramatisation, but it still seems to be unfairly neglected
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866 membros
33 críticas
3.9
6
1,704 membros
23 críticas
4.1
Member
gbelik
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951 membros
33 críticas
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow
8
775 membros
33 críticas
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
258 membros
5 críticas
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.
10
73 membros
3 críticas
4.1
Member
inge87
11
59 membros
2 críticas
5
12
44 membros
2 críticas
½ 4.4
Member
eromsted
13
1,991 membros
43 críticas
4
Member
gbelik
14
1,672 membros
23 críticas
½ 3.4
Member
aulsmith
15
194 membros
1 crítica
½ 3.6
Member
ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
ManWithAnAgenda: Even counting the revised edition, still well under 1,000 members cataloging.
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159 membros
10 críticas
4
Member
merrystar
17
155 membros
½ 4.3
Member
eromsted
18
84 membros
1 crítica
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
6,375 membros
165 críticas
3.9
20
4,764 membros
122 críticas
3.9
Member
ahef1963
21
2,526 membros
58 críticas
4.1
22
939 membros
18 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
inge87
23
711 membros
24 críticas
4
Member
kbroenkow
24
509 membros
5 críticas
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Quirkily subversive novel by a suburban secretary who also happened to be a great poet
25
449 membros
10 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
merrystar
26
340 membros
9 críticas
3.8
27
por Lu Xun
314 membros
4 críticas
3.9
Member
eromsted
28
3,976 membros
145 críticas
3.9
29
1,271 membros
37 críticas
4
Member
lewbs
30
1,102 membros
26 críticas
4
Member
lewbs
31
977 membros
11 críticas
½ 4.5
Member
lewbs
32
763 membros
21 críticas
4
Member
lewbs
33
755 membros
12 críticas
3.9
Member
lewbs
34
705 membros
20 críticas
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow
35
619 membros
9 críticas
4
Member
lewbs
36
547 membros
16 críticas
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Couperus is unfairly neglected outside Holland
37
541 membros
14 críticas
4.1
Member
lewbs
38
466 membros
21 críticas
3.9
39
319 membros
7 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
eromsted
40
4,529 membros
124 críticas
4
41
854 membros
15 críticas
3.9
Member
eromsted
42
430 membros
4 críticas
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 crítica
½ 3.5
44
864 membros
33 críticas
½ 3.3
Member
kbroenkow
45
678 membros
12 críticas
3.9
46
504 membros
4 críticas
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.
47
493 membros
4 críticas
½ 3.5
48
444 membros
6 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
eromsted
49
1,413 membros
48 críticas
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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503 membros
11 críticas
4
51
186 membros
6 críticas
3.8
Member
kbroenkow
52
5,127 membros
102 críticas
4.2
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: maybe not all that neglected, but a brilliant anti-novel
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1,294 membros
45 críticas
½ 3.6
Member
kbroenkow
54
810 membros
12 críticas
½ 3.7
55
1,606 membros
40 críticas
3.9
Member
thorold
56
720 membros
12 críticas
4.2
Member
kbroenkow
57
194 membros
1 crítica
3.8
58
1,214 membros
19 críticas
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
318 membros
14 críticas
½ 3.7
60
527 membros
2 críticas
½ 3.5
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113 membros
4 críticas
3.9
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Great mid-century British roman-fleuve, unfairly overshadowed by Anthony Powell
62
923 membros
14 críticas
3.8
63
54 membros
3 críticas
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: hard-hitting antiwar satire from 1920s Vienna
64
756 membros
20 críticas
3.9
65
8,196 membros
424 críticas
4.1
66
5,793 membros
223 críticas
4
67
935 membros
41 críticas
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
13,650 membros
287 críticas
3.9
2 Members
kbroenkow, Rdra1962,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
lewbs : hidden classic??
69
5,966 membros
147 críticas
4
70
6,772 membros
356 críticas
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
4,550 membros
132 críticas
3.8
Member
ahef1963,thorold ,merrystar
Explicações
thorold : A great book, but surely not a neglected one
72
13,959 membros
301 críticas
4
Member
kbroenkow,merrystar ,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Explicações
lewbs : hidden classic??