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:2017 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.6 Characters: #2 الأبله (The Idiot Book 1) First published: February 6th 2017Rating: 8.56 stars GoodReads:#2 الأبله Review: Prens Mişkin’in etrafındaki insanlar ve aşkları ile 19. yy’da epilepsinin nasıl karşılandığı anlatılmış. Mutlu sonu olmayan güzel kitaplardan biri.
Author: First Book Publish:2007 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.6 Characters: The Scandals of Clochemerle (Clochemerle Book 1) First published: July 1st 2007Rating: 7.64 stars GoodReads:The Scandals of Clochemerle Review: Humoristickou knížku, která mi nesedne stylem humoru, zpravidla odkládám nepřečtenou/nedočtenou. To je třeba osud Osudů dobrého vojáka Švejka, který mi dosud nebyl dost dobrý, abych se do něj pustila. Zvonokosy, ten útrpně líně vyprávěný příběh s banální zápletkou a sexistickým podáním, by na tom nebyly jinak, nebýt bez sebemenších pochyb výborného překladu pana Zaorálka. Těmi třemi stovkami stránek jsem se pročetla čistě z úcty k němu. A jemu též patří ta jedna hvězdička v hodnocení navíc.
Author: First Book Publish:1973 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.4 Characters: Guerra e Paz – 1 (Война и мир Book 1) First published: October 31st 1973Rating: 8.44 stars GoodReads:Guerra e Paz – 1 Review: A monumental saga with detailed depictions of trials and tribulations of war and the effects on the lives of two primary families with an assortment of extended characters. The main character Pierre transforms mentally and physically over the span of the novel, in addition to other compelling notables such as Natasha, Mary, Nicholas, Prince Andrew, and Platon Karateav. To his detriment, Tolstoy added quite a heavy-handed dose of philosophical and historical lectures. By the time I finished the s
Author: First Book Publish:2017 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.8 Characters: The Great Ideas: A Synopticon of Great Books of the Western World, Volume I (Great Books of the Western World, #2) (Great Books Of The Western World Book 1) First published: January 19th 2017Rating: 8.8 stars GoodReads:The Great Ideas: A Synopticon of Great Books of the Western World, Volume I (Great Books of the Western World, #2) Review: I’m a big fan of being in an elite club, being a consummate elitist, myself – and not many clubs exist in the world today more elite than the “People Who Have Read the Syntopicon” Club, and it feels good to be in it (at least half-way). This is an ironic thing to say about this book, considering it was created for one of the least elite entities in the world: The Great Books of the Western World. Despite what people say, the GBotWW was intended to be for every person, the exact opposite of eliti
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:1989 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.7 Characters: Mrs. Davis, Elma Mary Fitzgerald, Arthur Holland, Inspector Tommy Rudge, Constable Richard Hempstead, Sir Wilfrid Denny, Walter Everett Fitzgerald, Mr. Edwin Dakers, Reverend Philip Mount, Alec Mount, Peter Mount, Neddy Ware, Rear-Admiral Hugh Lawrence Penistone, Jennie Merton, Detective-Sergeant Appleton The Floating Admiral (Crime à Hora Do Chá Book 1) First published: January 29th 1989Rating: 7.74 stars GoodReads:The Floating Admiral Review: I thought I may have read this before as I seem to recall having read a collaboration such as this thirty or so years ago but if I had I certainly did not remember it. This was first published in 1931 and twelve authors each wrote a chapter leaving the later authors to provide a solution to what was going on. In addition having read the novel another author wrote a prologue. There is also an appendix where the authors apart from the authors of the first two chapters and the prologue outlined how
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:1986 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:9 Characters: Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume II (Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels And Stories Book 1) First published: September 30th 1986Rating: 9 stars GoodReads:Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume II Review: Over the years reading, and re-reading, Conan Doyle’s stories of the great detective and his friend and colleague, has been one of the most gratifying ways in which I have spent an afternoon; those lazy Sunday mornings; or for that matter any time of day. It was the works of Doyle and Roald Dahl that imbued me with a zest and passion for the written word at an early age; their words stoked my imagination and crafted worlds that I reveled in for hours on end, all from the comfort of my armchair.