Author: First Book Publish:2005 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.7 Characters: Oliver Twist, Artful Dodger, Rose Maylie Oliver Twist (Biblioteca Rtp – Clássicos Em Banda Desenhada Book 1) First published: March 31st 2005Rating: 7.68 stars GoodReads:Oliver Twist Review: Oliver Twist’s famous cry of the heart – “Please, sir, I want some more” – has resounded with generations of readers of all ages. The author poured his own youthful experience of Victorian London’s unspeakable squalor into this realistic depiction of a spirited young innocent’s unwilling but inevitable recruitment into a scabrous gang of thieves. Masterminded by the loathsome Fagin, the underworld crew features some of Dickens’s most memorable characters, including the vicious Bill Sikes, gentle Nancy, and the juvenile pickpocket known as the Artful Dodger.
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Author: First Book Publish:2009 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:8.1 Characters: Ана Каренина, II том (Anna Karenina, 2 Volumes Book 1) First published: December 7th 2009Rating: 8.1 stars GoodReads:Ана Каренина, II том Review: The book story was amazing because the author is/was male and he captured very feminine thoughts and feelings. He captured what it feels like to be viewed as property, especially long ago and how limited a woman’s choices really were back then. You either were born into a social setting that would allow you to be kept or you were born into hard labor and living. There was a non-existent middle class in Russia at that time. Anna Kareninová I (1/2) (Anna Karenina, 2 Volumes Book 2) First published: February 6th 2017Rating: 8.12 stars GoodReads:Anna Kareninová I (1/2) Review: Mnohí ju považujú za jeden z najlepších románov všetkých čias. Anna Kareninová je Tolstojov klasický príbeh lásky a nevery odohrávajúci sa v Moskve a Petrohrade v prostredí vyšších spoločenských kruhov, ktorý zachytáva dramatický vývoj milostného vzťahu Anny, krásnej vydatej ženy, a vojvodu Vronského, vplyvného armádneho dôstojníka. Je to komplexné majstrovské dielo, v ktorom Tolstoj dokonale prepojil osudy tuctov postáv a podal jedinečný plastický obraz ruskej spoločnosti na…
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.6 Characters: Guerra e Paz – Volume II de II (الحرب والسلم Book 1) First published: September 24th 2015Rating: 8.64 stars GoodReads:Guerra e Paz – Volume II de II Review: This epic work of historical fiction is a richly-detailed and thought-provoking tale of the Napoleonic Wars and human passion. The competing thrones of Napoleon and Czar Alexander I are vividly recounted through the lives and deaths in three noble Russian families: the Rostovs, the Bolkonskys and Bezukhovs and their contemporaries. Both battle scenes and life on the home front are recounted. The domestic is related with sharp social commentary as witty as Jane Austin, and the fog of war and its
Author: First Book Publish:1964 Books in series: 4 Avg. Book Rating:7.5 Characters: Miss Havisham, Philip "Pip" Pirrip, Abel Magwitch, Herbert Pocket, Jaggers, Joseph "Joe" Gargery, John Wemmick, Dolge Orlick, Estella, Compeyson, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Lavenza, William Frankenstein, Robert Walton, Henry Clerval, Alphonse Frankenstein, Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein, Ernest Frankenstein, Justine Moritz, Monsieur de Lacy, Safiye, Frankenstein's monster, Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones, Long John Silver, Doctor Livesey, Captain Smollet, Squire John Trelawney, Ben Gunn, Great Expectations (Top Five Classics Book 1) First published: December 29th 1964Rating: 7.48 stars GoodReads:Great Expectations Review: Definitely holds a place for me. I remember having this book read to me when I was six or so. The story of Pip and his mysterious benefactor. It is just some seriously good storytellingReally enjoyed it despite knowing the majority of the story beforehand. It was one of the easier Dickens’ I’ve attempted before and the characters were all so interesting. Frankenstein (Top Five Classics Book 2) First published: December 28th 1995Rating: 7.48 stars GoodReads:Frankenstein Review: Frankenstein’s monster did not have green skin, a flat topped skull, or bolts in his neck. If you are looking for that version, you will not find it in this incredible story. Treasure Island…
Author: First Book Publish:1988 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.5 Characters: Scenes of Clerical Life (Scenes Of Clerical Life Book 1) First published: December 27th 1988Rating: 7.5 stars GoodReads:Scenes of Clerical Life Review: The three previous stories were included in this collection. I just added it so I’d remember I’ve read it.
Author: First Book Publish:1998 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.7 Characters: Dreams of My Russian Summers (Dreams Of My Russian Summers Book 1) First published: August 27th 1998Rating: 7.66 stars GoodReads:Dreams of My Russian Summers Review: A beautiful, dreamy, lyrical story about a Russian boy spending his summers on the Steppe with his French grandmother.
Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.5 Characters: Walter Faber Homo Faber (Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Book 1) First published: December 26th 2016Rating: 7.5 stars GoodReads:Homo Faber Review: Funny at first, in a cynical way, then desperately sad. I think I will get more out of this one as my German improves.
Author: First Book Publish:2010 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7 Characters: Every Day Is Mother’s Day (Axon Family Book 1) First published: August 30th 2010Rating: 7 stars GoodReads:Every Day Is Mother’s Day Review: Who would have thought that Hilary Mantel’s first novel would be so frightening? Evelyn Ashton, a medium, attributes her many troubles to unquiet spirits occupying her house, when the real evil is much closer home. So little is said explicitly about the origins of that evil and so much left up to the reader to fill in that it led me toward very dark imaginings. Not sure if I can stand to be in the company of Muriel Ashton enough to read the sequel “Vacant Possession,” but I am curious about Mant
Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:9.1 Characters: Shogun, Tai-Pan, Gai-jin (Asian Saga: Publication Order Book 1) First published: November 25th 2016Rating: 9.08 stars GoodReads:Shogun, Tai-Pan, Gai-jin Review: The research this man put into his books and the imagination he stirs up…incredible. I have been to the Japans thanks to him. Thank you
Author: First Book Publish:1975 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:9.1 Characters: Shogun Volume 1 (Shogun Book 1) First published: November 18th 1975Rating: 9.04 stars GoodReads:Shogun Volume 1 Review: Second read. Amazing novel. A complex political plot which had me concentrating hard! Enjoyed very much the window onto Japanese culture, however rosy tinted clavell pictured it! Shogun Volume 2 (Shogun Book 2) First published: November 24th 1975Rating: 9.22 stars GoodReads:Shogun Volume 2 Review: Great book(s), loved it. Feels timeless. Fantastic depiction of cultural conflict, the age of exploration and Japanese culture.