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Hidden Classics

Description: Great books that don't get the attention they deserve

Members: 14 participating members (show all)

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1
531 members, 33 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), inge87 (2), thorold (13)

Score: 9.47

Explanations:

thorold (13): Thirkell was very popular in her day, but now gets overlooked. Great comic writing, especially the dialogues, but stone-age political opinions.

2
15,982 members, 338 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Rdra1962 (1), aulsmith (1), ahef1963 (4)

Thumbs down: lewbs

Score: 8.83

Explanations:

lewbs (0): hidden classic??

3
124 members, 4 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (2), lewbs

Score: 6.19

4
638 members, 30 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Rdra1962 (2), kbroenkow (5)

Score: 6.04

5
4,734 members, 121 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Rdra1962 (3), kbroenkow (13)

Score: 5.15

6
4,692 members, 280 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1)

Score: 4

7
1,296 members, 22 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: thorold (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

thorold (1): It did get a BBC dramatisation, but it still seems to be unfairly neglected

8
1,257 members, 18 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: gbelik (1)

Score: 4

9
695 members, 22 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (1)

Score: 4

10
165 members, 3 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

bluepiano (1): 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.… (more)

11
62 members, 3 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1)

Score: 4

12
35 members, 1 review
4.8 stars (4.8 stars)

Lists: eromsted (1)

Score: 4

13
32 members, 2 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (1)

Score: 4

14
4,693 members, 191 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2)

Score: 3.36

15
1,408 members, 32 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: gbelik (2)

Score: 3.36

16
1,351 members, 20 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Score: 3.36

17
742 members, 33 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: thorold (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

thorold (2): You already know about this if you're from Yorkshire or a Virago fan, but everyone should read it

18
114 members, 0 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: eromsted (2)

Score: 3.36

19
111 members, 8 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

20
50 members, 1 review
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

bluepiano (2): 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.… (more)

21
10,670 members, 244 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Rdra1962 (4), kbroenkow (10)

Thumbs down: lewbs

Score: 3.08

Explanations:

lewbs (0): hidden classic??

22
3,566 members, 95 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3)

Score: 3.04

23
1,639 members, 40 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (3)

Score: 3.04

24
793 members, 16 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: inge87 (3)

Score: 3.04

25
512 members, 16 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (3)

Score: 3.04

26
410 members, 2 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: thorold (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

thorold (3): Quirkily subversive novel by a suburban secretary who also happened to be a great poet

27
359 members, 6 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3)

Score: 3.04

28
212 members, 5 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: eromsted (3)

Score: 3.04

29
3,114 members, 129 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (4)

Score: 2.83

30
1,010 members, 24 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

31
887 members, 22 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

32
558 members, 5 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

33
557 members, 8 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

34
535 members, 12 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

35
510 members, 12 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (4)

Score: 2.83

36
439 members, 13 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: thorold (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

thorold (4): Couperus is unfairly neglected outside Holland

37
396 members, 10 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

38
357 members, 4 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

39
264 members, 3 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: eromsted (4)

Score: 2.83

40
3,657 members, 92 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (5)

Score: 2.68

41
653 members, 9 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: eromsted (5)

Score: 2.68

42
330 members, 2 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: thorold (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

thorold (5): Great comic novel that gets overlooked because it's a European pretending to be a Persian

43
647 members, 26 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (6)

Score: 2.56

44
427 members, 3 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: thorold (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

thorold (6): Andersch gets a bit overshadowed by the other German writers of that generation, but this is a great little book.

45
351 members, 6 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: eromsted (6)

Score: 2.56

46
304 members, 6 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (6)

Score: 2.56

47
794 members, 37 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: thorold (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

thorold (7): Great coming-of-age novel, included because I had never heard of it until I started learning Spanish

48
154 members, 5 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (7)

Score: 2.46

49
3,542 members, 78 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: thorold (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

thorold (8): maybe not all that neglected, but a brilliant anti-novel

50
1,033 members, 41 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (8)

Score: 2.38

51
1,209 members, 31 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: thorold (9)

Score: 2.31

52
565 members, 6 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (9)

Score: 2.31

53
993 members, 17 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: thorold (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

thorold (10): Cary's best novel, one of the classic literary accounts of visual art. But not much known outside Britain.

54
4,406 members, 110 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (11)

Score: 2.2

55
78 members, 3 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thorold (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

thorold (11): Great mid-century British roman-fleuve, unfairly overshadowed by Anthony Powell

56
282 members, 5 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: thorold (12)

Score: 2.15

Explanations:

thorold (12): hard-hitting antiwar satire from 1920s Vienna

57
3,959 members, 241 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (2)

Thumbs down: thorold

Score: 1.36

Explanations:

thorold (0): It might have been unfairly neglected until a couple of years ago, but nowadays it's more in the "overhyped" category

58
3,422 members, 106 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5)

Thumbs down: thorold

Score: 0.68

Explanations:

thorold (0): A great book, but surely not a neglected one

59
10,712 members, 244 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (12)

Thumbs down: lewbs

Score: 0.15

Explanations:

lewbs (0): hidden classic??

60
1,575 members, 72 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Score: 0

61
531 members, 9 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Score: 0

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Started by: kbroenkow (February 2013)

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