Genre :: England (83 books)

  • Under the Volcano


    Under the Volcano

    by Malcolm Lowry

    (5 Reviews)

    199 Points

    "Two mountain chains traverse the republic roughly from north to south, forming between them a number of valleys and plateaus."

  • Bleak House


    Bleak House

    by Charles Dickens

    (8 Reviews)

    189 Points

    "London. Michaelmas term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall."

  • Howards End


    Howards End

    by E. M. Forster

    (6 Reviews)

    182 Points

    "One may as well begin with Helens letters to her sister."

  • Vanity Fair


    Vanity Fair

    by William Makepeace Thackeray

    (8 Reviews)

    181 Points

    "While the present century was in its teens, and on one sun-shiny morning in June, there drove up to the great iron gate of Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies, on Chiswick Mall, a large..."

  • Nostromo



    by Joseph Conrad

    (5 Reviews)

    173 Points

    "In the time of Spanish rule, and for many years afterwards, the town of Sulaco—the luxuriant beauty of the orange gardens bears witness to its antiquity—had never been commercially anything more..."

  • The Good Soldier


    The Good Soldier

    by Ford Madox Ford

    (6 Reviews)

    168 Points

    "This is the saddest story I have ever heard."

  • The Woman in White


    The Woman in White

    by Wilkie Collins

    (6 Reviews)

    164 Points

    "This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve."

  • Scoop



    by Evelyn Waugh

    (5 Reviews)

    156 Points

    "While still a young man, John Courteney Boot had, as his publisher proclaimed, 'achieved an assured and enviable position in contemporary letters'."

  • A Room with a View


    A Room with a View

    by E. M. Forster

    (7 Reviews)

    156 Points

    "The Signora had no business to do it," said Miss Bartlett, "no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a...

  • The Remains of the day


    The Remains of the day

    by Kazuo Ishiguro

    (7 Reviews)

    153 Points

    "It seems increasingly likely that I really will undertake the expedition that has been preoccupying my imagination now for some days."