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Hidden Classics

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

Members: 12 participating members (show all)

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1
623 members, 37 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
17,868 members, 390 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
218 members, 6 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (2), lewbs

Score: 6.19

4
782 members, 33 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Rdra1962 (2), kbroenkow (5)

Score: 6.04

5
5,661 members, 154 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Rdra1962 (3), kbroenkow (13)

Score: 5.15

6
6,656 members, 382 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1)

Score: 4

7
1,595 members, 26 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: thorold (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

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

8
1,516 members, 21 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: gbelik (1)

Score: 4

9
846 members, 29 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (1)

Score: 4

10
232 members, 5 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 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
73 members, 3 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1)

Score: 4

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

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (1)

Score: 4

13
40 members, 2 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: eromsted (1)

Score: 4

14
5,387 members, 211 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2)

Score: 3.36

15
1,773 members, 36 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: gbelik (2)

Score: 3.36

16
1,553 members, 22 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Score: 3.36

17
859 members, 39 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 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
142 members, 9 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2)

Score: 3.36

19
139 members, 0 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: eromsted (2)

Score: 3.36

20
71 members, 1 review
4.55 stars (4.55 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
12,421 members, 266 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Rdra1962 (4), kbroenkow (10)

Thumbs down: lewbs

Score: 3.08

Explanations:

lewbs (0): hidden classic??

22
4,221 members, 109 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3)

Score: 3.04

23
2,149 members, 52 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (3)

Score: 3.04

24
850 members, 17 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: inge87 (3)

Score: 3.04

25
632 members, 21 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (3)

Score: 3.04

26
469 members, 4 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 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
414 members, 8 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3)

Score: 3.04

28
277 members, 4 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: eromsted (3)

Score: 3.04

29
3,635 members, 137 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (4)

Score: 2.83

30
1,169 members, 33 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

31
1,020 members, 24 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

32
807 members, 8 reviews
4.54 stars (4.54 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

33
686 members, 20 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

34
684 members, 11 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

35
634 members, 17 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (4)

Score: 2.83

36
527 members, 6 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

37
490 members, 12 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: lewbs

Score: 2.83

38
481 members, 14 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thorold (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

thorold (4): Couperus is unfairly neglected outside Holland

39
291 members, 7 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: eromsted (4)

Score: 2.83

40
4,336 members, 112 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (5)

Score: 2.68

41
764 members, 16 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: eromsted (5)

Score: 2.68

42
398 members, 3 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 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
771 members, 28 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (6)

Score: 2.56

44
547 members, 11 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Ursula.Wetzel (6)

Score: 2.56

45
474 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.

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

Lists: eromsted (6)

Score: 2.56

47
1,202 members, 41 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 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
174 members, 6 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (7)

Score: 2.46

49
4,526 members, 91 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: thorold (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

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

50
1,200 members, 45 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (8)

Score: 2.38

51
1,457 members, 40 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: thorold (9)

Score: 2.31

52
659 members, 8 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (9)

Score: 2.31

53
1,133 members, 19 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
5,294 members, 130 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (11)

Score: 2.2

55
94 members, 4 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: thorold (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

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

56
276 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
5,576 members, 315 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
4,082 members, 120 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
12,652 members, 286 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kbroenkow (12)

Thumbs down: lewbs

Score: 0.15

Explanations:

lewbs (0): hidden classic??

60
1,898 members, 85 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Score: 0

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

Score: 0

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Started by: kbroenkow (February 2013)

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