Hidden Classics

Beskrivning
Great books that don't get the attention they deserve
1
676 medlemmar
42 recensioner
3.8
3 Members
inge87, thorold, merrystar
Förklaringar
thorold: Thirkell was very popular in her day, but now gets overlooked. Great comic writing, especially the dialogues, but stone-age political opinions.
2
18,711 medlemmar
411 recensioner
4.2
3 Members
aulsmith, ahef1963, Rdra1962,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
lewbs : hidden classic??
3
259 medlemmar
6 recensioner
4
4
1,737 medlemmar
27 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
thorold, ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
thorold: It did get a BBC dramatisation, but it still seems to be unfairly neglected
5
859 medlemmar
33 recensioner
3.8
6
1,683 medlemmar
23 recensioner
4.1
Member
gbelik
7
946 medlemmar
33 recensioner
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow
8
769 medlemmar
33 recensioner
½ 3.4
Member
ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
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
255 medlemmar
5 recensioner
3.9
Member
bluepiano
Förklaringar
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 medlemmar
3 recensioner
4.1
Member
inge87
11
59 medlemmar
2 recensioner
5
12
44 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 4.4
Member
eromsted
13
1,972 medlemmar
41 recensioner
4
Member
gbelik
14
1,653 medlemmar
23 recensioner
½ 3.4
Member
aulsmith
15
194 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
ManWithAnAgenda: Even counting the revised edition, still well under 1,000 members cataloging.
16
159 medlemmar
10 recensioner
4
Member
merrystar
17
151 medlemmar
½ 4.3
Member
eromsted
18
82 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 4.3
Member
bluepiano
Förklaringar
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
6,260 medlemmar
164 recensioner
3.9
20
4,706 medlemmar
122 recensioner
3.9
Member
ahef1963
21
2,491 medlemmar
57 recensioner
4.1
22
925 medlemmar
18 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
inge87
23
694 medlemmar
24 recensioner
3.9
Member
kbroenkow
24
502 medlemmar
5 recensioner
3.8
Member
thorold
Förklaringar
thorold: Quirkily subversive novel by a suburban secretary who also happened to be a great poet
25
448 medlemmar
10 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
merrystar
26
338 medlemmar
9 recensioner
3.8
27
306 medlemmar
4 recensioner
3.9
Member
eromsted
28
3,945 medlemmar
145 recensioner
3.8
29
1,259 medlemmar
37 recensioner
4
Member
lewbs
30
1,092 medlemmar
26 recensioner
4
Member
lewbs
31
955 medlemmar
11 recensioner
½ 4.5
Member
lewbs
32
755 medlemmar
21 recensioner
4
Member
lewbs
33
750 medlemmar
12 recensioner
3.9
Member
lewbs
34
698 medlemmar
20 recensioner
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow
35
612 medlemmar
9 recensioner
4
Member
lewbs
36
543 medlemmar
16 recensioner
3.8
Member
thorold
Förklaringar
thorold: Couperus is unfairly neglected outside Holland
37
527 medlemmar
14 recensioner
4.1
Member
lewbs
38
458 medlemmar
20 recensioner
4
39
316 medlemmar
7 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
eromsted
40
4,732 medlemmar
124 recensioner
4
41
843 medlemmar
15 recensioner
3.9
Member
eromsted
42
423 medlemmar
4 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
thorold
Förklaringar
thorold: Great comic novel that gets overlooked because it's a European pretending to be a Persian
43
75 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.5
44
851 medlemmar
32 recensioner
½ 3.3
Member
kbroenkow
45
663 medlemmar
11 recensioner
3.9
46
500 medlemmar
3 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
thorold
Förklaringar
thorold: Andersch gets a bit overshadowed by the other German writers of that generation, but this is a great little book.
47
488 medlemmar
5 recensioner
½ 3.5
48
440 medlemmar
6 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
eromsted
49
1,388 medlemmar
47 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
thorold
Förklaringar
thorold: Great coming-of-age novel, included because I had never heard of it until I started learning Spanish
50
492 medlemmar
11 recensioner
4
51
185 medlemmar
6 recensioner
3.8
Member
kbroenkow
52
5,072 medlemmar
99 recensioner
4.2
Member
thorold
Förklaringar
thorold: maybe not all that neglected, but a brilliant anti-novel
53
1,287 medlemmar
45 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
kbroenkow
54
805 medlemmar
13 recensioner
½ 3.7
55
1,592 medlemmar
40 recensioner
4
Member
thorold
56
712 medlemmar
12 recensioner
4.2
Member
kbroenkow
57
189 medlemmar
2 recensioner
3.8
58
1,202 medlemmar
19 recensioner
3.9
Member
thorold
Förklaringar
thorold: Cary's best novel, one of the classic literary accounts of visual art. But not much known outside Britain.
59
313 medlemmar
15 recensioner
½ 3.7
60
516 medlemmar
3 recensioner
½ 3.5
61
113 medlemmar
4 recensioner
4
Member
thorold
Förklaringar
thorold: Great mid-century British roman-fleuve, unfairly overshadowed by Anthony Powell
62
914 medlemmar
14 recensioner
3.8
63
52 medlemmar
3 recensioner
3.8
Member
thorold
Förklaringar
thorold: hard-hitting antiwar satire from 1920s Vienna
64
741 medlemmar
21 recensioner
3.9
65
8,020 medlemmar
422 recensioner
4.1
66
5,737 medlemmar
222 recensioner
4
67
926 medlemmar
40 recensioner
4.1
Member
thorold,merrystar
Förklaringar
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
13,483 medlemmar
284 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
kbroenkow, Rdra1962,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
lewbs : hidden classic??
69
5,868 medlemmar
146 recensioner
4
70
6,630 medlemmar
348 recensioner
½ 4.3
Member
kbroenkow,thorold ,ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
thorold : It might have been unfairly neglected until a couple of years ago, but nowadays it's more in the "overhyped" category
71
4,502 medlemmar
132 recensioner
3.8
Member
ahef1963,thorold ,merrystar
Förklaringar
thorold : A great book, but surely not a neglected one
72
13,757 medlemmar
299 recensioner
4
Member
kbroenkow,merrystar ,lewbs ,ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
lewbs : hidden classic??