Auteur: Robert Louis Stevenson Titel: The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Genre: Classics Taal: Engels Jaar: 1886 ISBN: 9781908533166
Aantal pagina’s: 90 Gelezen: April 2017
Omslagtekst: Henry “Harry” Jekyll is a well respected member of London society. In his personal life, he is pre-engaged to Muriel Carew, the daughter of a brigadier general. In his professional life, he is a medical doctor, scientist and academician. He theorizes that in each man is a good side and an evil side which can be separated into two. In doing so, the evil side can be controlled and the good side can live without worry, in combination leading to the betterment of society. In his experiments, he uses himself as the subject to test his hypothesis. His evil side, who he coins Mr. Hyde, escapes into London, and terrorizes party-girl Ivy Pierson. Jekyll, aware of Hyde’s goings-on, decides to stop his experiments because of the suffering he has caused Ivy. What Jekyll is unaware of is how ingrained Hyde is in Jekyll’s life. Lees verder →
Auteur: Charles Dickens Titel: Oliver Twist Genre: Klassieke literatuur, Engelse literatuur, Historisch Taal: Engels Jaar: 1838 ISBN: 9780141439747
Aantal pagina’s: 608 Gelezen: Augustus 2016
Omslagtekst: ‘Let him feel that he is one of us; once fill his mind with the idea that he has been a thief, and he’s ours, – ours for his life!’
The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens’s tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters — the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama, in Oliver Twist Dickens created an entirely new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery. Lees verder →
Auteur: Gaston Leroux Titel: The phantom of the opera Genre: Literatuur, klassieker, horror Taal: Engels Jaar: 1909 ISBN: 9780060809249 Aantal pagina’s: 360 Gelezen: September 2017
Omslagtekst: First published in French as a serial in 1909, The Phantom of the Opera is a riveting story that revolves around the young, Swedish Christine Daaé. Her father, a famous musician, dies, and she is raised in the Paris Opera House with his dying promise of a protective angel of music to guide her. After a time at the opera house, she begins hearing a voice, who eventually teaches her how to sing beautifully. All goes well until Christine’s childhood friend Raoul comes to visit his parents, who are patrons of the opera, and he sees Christine when she begins successfully singing on the stage. The voice, who is the deformed, murderous ‘ghost’ of the opera house named Erik, however, grows violent in his terrible jealousy, until Christine suddenly disappears. The phantom is in love, but it can only spell disaster.
Leroux’s work, with characters ranging from the spoiled prima donna Carlotta to the mysterious Persian from Erik’s past, has been immortalized by memorable adaptations. Despite this, it remains a remarkable piece of Gothic horror literature in and of itself, deeper and darker than any version that follows. Lees verder →
Auteur: Carlo Collodi Titel: The adventures of Pinocchio Genre: Classic, sprookje, jeugd Taal: Engels Jaar: 1883 ISBN: 9788809018167 Aantal pagina’s: 255 Gelezen: juli 2016
Omslagtekst: This edition of The Adventures of Pinocchio has been reproduced from the 1901 version with the late Victorian pen and ink illustrations of Carlo Chiostri. Some of the pages have been redesigned, some drawings enlarged, yet Chiostri’s spirit still pervades the book. Everything is there as before, the familiar profile of Pinocchio, his paper clothes, his bread hat and his friends — good and bad — Gepetto, Master Cherry, the Cat and the Fox, the Carabineers, the Green Fisherman, Fire Eater, the Blue Fairy and many others. This early edition is written and illustrated for older children, and would be of interest to adults.
Auteur: J.M. Barrie Titel: Peter Pan Genre: jeugdliteratuur, classics, sprookjes Taal: Engels Jaar: 1911 ISBN: 9780140366747
Aantal pagina’s: 242 Gelezen: oktober 2016 ♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: The magical Peter Pan comes to the night nursery of the Darling children, Wendy, John and Michael. He teaches them to fly, then takes them through the sky to Never-Never Land, where they find Red Indians, wolves, Mermaids and… Pirates.
The leader of the pirates is the sinister Captain Hook. His hand was bitten off by a crocodile, who, as Captain Hook explains ‘liked me arm so much that he has followed me ever since, licking his lips for the rest of me’. After lots of adventures, the story reaches its exciting climax as Peter, Wendy and the children do battle with Captain Hook and his band. Lees verder →
Auteur: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Titel: Le Petit Prince (The little prince) Genre: Jeugd, classic Taal: Engels (origineel Frans) Jaar: 1943 ISBN: 9780141180922 Aantal pagina’s: 118
Gelezen: Juli 2016
Omslagtekst: The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behavior through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures. Lees verder →
Auteur: Frances Hodgson Burnett Titel: The secret garden Genre: Literatuur, jeugdliteratuur, classic Taal: Engels Jaar: 1911 Uitgeverij: Harpercollins ISBN: 9780064401883 Aantal pagina’s: 358 Gelezen: April 2016
Omslagtekst: When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.
The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary’s only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?
Auteur: James Malcolm Ryder & Thomas Peckett Prest Titel: Sweeney Todd: The string of pearls Genre: Literatuur, classics, mystery, horror Taal: Engels Jaar: 1846 Uitgeverij: Dover Publications ISBN: 9780486797397 Aantal pagina’s: 304 Gelezen: oktober 2015
Omslagtekst: The inspiration for the long-running Broadway musical Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, this Victorian novel originally appeared in installments as one of the era’s popular penny dreadfuls. Readers and audiences remain spellbound by the tale of a murderous barber and baker who recycle their victims into meat pies. Lees verder →
Omslagtekst A.A. Milne’s ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ stories need no introduction. They have been loved by generations of children ever since Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo, and Eeyore made their first appearance.
Auteur: L. Frank Baum Titel: The wonderful Wizard of Oz Genre: Literatuur, classics Taal: Engels Jaar: 1900 Aantal bladzijden: 178 Gelezen: 10 – 13 januari
Achterkanttekst: Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. As instructed by the Good Witch of the North and the Munchkins, Dorothy sets off on the yellow brick road to try and find her way to the Emerald City and the Wizard of Oz, who can help her get home. With her companions the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy experiences an adventure full of friendship, magic and danger. A much-loved children’s classic, The Wizard of Oz continues to delight readers young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and silver shoes.