Genre :: England (83 books)

  • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    #145

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

    by D. H. Lawrence

    (7 Reviews)

    135 Points

    "Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.Náš věk je v podstatě tragický, a tak ho odmítáme tragicky brát."

  • Lucky Jim

    #149

    Lucky Jim

    by Kingsley Amis

    (4 Reviews)

    133 Points

    "They made a silly mistake, though," the Professor of History said, and his smile, as Dixon watched, gradually sank beneath the surface of his features at the memory.

  • Persuasion

    #157

    Persuasion

    by Jane Austen

    (15 Reviews)

    129 Points

    "Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch-hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation..."

  • The Rainbow

    #158

    The Rainbow

    by D. H. Lawrence

    (2 Reviews)

    128 Points

    "The Brangwens had lived for generations on the Marsh Farm, in the meadows where the Erewash twisted sluggishly through alder trees, separating Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire."

  • A Dance to the Music of Time

    #159

    A Dance to the Music of Time

    by Anthony Powell

    (2 Reviews)

    127 Points

    "The men at work at the corner of the street had made a kind of a camp for themselves, where, marked out by tripods hung with red hurricane-lamps, an abyss in the road led down to a network of..."

  • Brighton Rock

    #162

    Brighton Rock

    by Graham Greene

    (3 Reviews)

    125 Points

    "Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him.Hale knew they meant to murder him before he had been in Brighton three hours. [1956 ed.]"

  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    #180

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    by Muriel Spark

    (5 Reviews)

    109 Points

    "The boys, as they talked to the girls from Marcia Blaine School, stood on the far side of their bicycles holding the handlebars, which established a protective fence of bicycle between the sexes,..."

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    #182

    Far from the Madding Crowd

    by Thomas Hardy

    (7 Reviews)

    107 Points

    "When Farmer Oak smiled, the corners of his mouth spread till they were within an unimportant distance of his ears, his eyes were reduced to chinks, and diverging wrinkles appeared round them,..."

  • Jude the Obscure

    #196

    Jude the Obscure

    by Thomas Hardy

    (3 Reviews)

    99 Points

    "The schoolmaster was leaving the village, and everybody seemed sorry."

  • Trainspotting

    #221

    Trainspotting

    by Irvine Welsh

    (4 Reviews)

    91 Points

    "Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low..."