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Hidden Classics

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

Members: 13 participating members (show all)

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1
590 members, 34 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 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
17,157 members, 371 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Thumbs down: lewbs

Score: 8.83

Explanations:

lewbs (0): hidden classic??

3
173 members, 6 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (2), lewbs

Score: 6.19

4
738 members, 30 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Rdra1962 (2), kbroenkow (5)

Score: 6.04

5
5,293 members, 141 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Rdra1962 (3), kbroenkow (13)

Score: 5.15

6
5,954 members, 336 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1)

Score: 4

7
1,471 members, 25 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: thorold (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

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

8
1,416 members, 20 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: gbelik (1)

Score: 4

9
782 members, 25 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (1)

Score: 4

10
210 members, 5 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 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
71 members, 3 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1)

Score: 4

12
47 members, 2 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (1)

Score: 4

13
38 members, 1 review
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: eromsted (1)

Score: 4

14
5,152 members, 200 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2)

Score: 3.36

15
1,630 members, 34 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: gbelik (2)

Score: 3.36

16
1,483 members, 21 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Score: 3.36

17
807 members, 37 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 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
133 members, 8 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

19
128 members, 0 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: eromsted (2)

Score: 3.36

20
58 members, 1 review
4.44 stars (4.44 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
11,753 members, 255 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Rdra1962 (4), kbroenkow (10)

Thumbs down: lewbs

Score: 3.08

Explanations:

lewbs (0): hidden classic??

22
3,950 members, 103 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3)

Score: 3.04

23
2,000 members, 47 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (3)

Score: 3.04

24
896 members, 17 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: inge87 (3)

Score: 3.04

25
588 members, 21 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (3)

Score: 3.04

26
446 members, 3 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 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
393 members, 7 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3)

Score: 3.04

28
250 members, 4 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: eromsted (3)

Score: 3.04

29
3,471 members, 133 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (4)

Score: 2.83

30
1,122 members, 29 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

31
975 members, 24 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

32
719 members, 7 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

33
640 members, 11 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

34
618 members, 17 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

35
590 members, 16 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (4)

Score: 2.83

36
469 members, 15 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thorold (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

thorold (4): Couperus is unfairly neglected outside Holland

37
464 members, 5 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

38
461 members, 11 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

39
285 members, 6 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: eromsted (4)

Score: 2.83

40
4,092 members, 108 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (5)

Score: 2.68

41
736 members, 13 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: eromsted (5)

Score: 2.68

42
376 members, 2 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 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
727 members, 28 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (6)

Score: 2.56

44
454 members, 3 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 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
432 members, 10 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (6)

Score: 2.56

46
387 members, 6 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: eromsted (6)

Score: 2.56

47
1,046 members, 40 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 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
166 members, 6 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (7)

Score: 2.46

49
4,226 members, 89 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: thorold (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

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

50
1,149 members, 45 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (8)

Score: 2.38

51
1,369 members, 36 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: thorold (9)

Score: 2.31

52
621 members, 7 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (9)

Score: 2.31

53
1,086 members, 18 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 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
4,925 members, 122 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (11)

Score: 2.2

55
87 members, 4 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: thorold (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

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

56
265 members, 6 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: thorold (12)

Score: 2.15

Explanations:

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

57
5,029 members, 292 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 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
3,808 members, 115 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5)

Thumbs down: thorold

Score: 0.68

Explanations:

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

59
11,883 members, 267 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (12)

Thumbs down: lewbs

Score: 0.15

Explanations:

lewbs (0): hidden classic??

60
1,771 members, 82 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Score: 0

61
576 members, 10 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Score: 0

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Started by: kbroenkow (February 2013)

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