Great Novels


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  • (Our selection of) The World’s Greatest Novels

    by Ray

    There are no doubt some novels missing from this compendium, but there can be no doubt that these 87 masterpieces from Albania, Austria (3), China, Columbia, Czechia, Egypt (2), England (20), France (19), Germany (6), Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan (3), Norway, Peru (2), Poland, (...)

  • More of the World’s Greatest Novels

    by Ray

    None of these 83 novels - from Albania (2), Austria (4), Belgium (2), Canada, China, Egypt (4), England (17), Finland, France (13), Germany (4), Hungary, India, Italy, Japan (9), Mexico (3), Peru (4), Poland, Russia (4), Scotland, South Africa (2) and the U.S.A. (7) - were included in the (...)

  • The 15 novels of Charles Dickens: synopses and comments

    by Ray

    1. The Pickwick Papers (1837)
    2. Oliver Twist (1838)
    3. Nicolas Nickleby (1839)
    4. The Old Curiosity Shop (1841)
    5. Barnaby Rudge (1841)
    6. Martin Chuzzlewit (1844)
    7. Dombey and Son (1846)
    8. David Copperfield (1850)
    9. Bleak House (1853)
    10. Hard Times (1854)
    11. Little Dorrit (...)

  • "Little Dorrit" (1857) by Charles Dickens

    by Ray

    In this very big and wide-ranging novel, Dickens follows his eponymous heroine from the Marshalsea Prison for Debtors in south London, where she had lived for the first twenty-plus years of her life and the first half of the book, across France and Switzerland with her newly-rich family on a (...)