Recensie: Watership down

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Auteur: Richard Adams
Titel: Watership down
Genre: Literatuur, classic
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1972
ISBN: 9780241953235
Aantal pagina’s: 475
Gelezen: Augustus 2020
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Omslagtekst:
Watership Down is one of the most beloved novels of our time. Sandleford Warren is in danger. Hazel’s younger brother Fiver is convinced that a great evil is about to befall the land, but no one will listen. And why would they when it is Spring and the grass is fat and succulent? So together Hazel and Fiver and a few other brave rabbits secretly leave behind the safety and strictures of the warren and hop tentatively out into a vast and strange world. Chased by their former friends, hunted by dogs and foxes, avoiding farms and other human threats, but making new friends, Hazel and his fellow rabbits dream of a new life in the emerald embrace of Watership Down…

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Review: The adventures of Tom Sawyer

24583Auteur: Mark Twain
Titel: The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Genre: Literatuur, classic
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1876
ISBN: 9780143039563
Aantal pagina’s
: 225
Gelezen: 2016
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Omslagtekst:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the first of Mark Twain’s novels to feature one of the best-loved characters in American fiction, with a critical introduction by John Seelye in Penguin Classics. From the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth. A sombre undercurrent flows through the high humour and unabashed nostalgia of the novel, however, for beneath the innocence of childhood lie the inequities of adult reality—base emotions and superstitions, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery. In his illuminating introduction, noted Twain scholar John Seelye considers Twain’s impact on American letters and discusses the balance between humorous escapades and serious concern that is found in much of Twain’s writing.

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Review: Through the looking glass and what Alice found there

Auteur: Lewi83346s Carroll
Titel: Through the looking glass and what Alice found there
Genre: Literatuur, classics
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1871
Uitgeverij: Books of wonder
ISBN: 9780688120498
Aantal pagina’s: 228
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Omslagtekst:
In 1865, English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), aka Lewis Carroll, wrote a fantastical adventure story for the young daughters of a friend. The adventures of Alice—named for one of the little girls to whom the book was dedicated—who journeys down a rabbit hole and into a whimsical underworld realm instantly struck a chord with the British public, and then with readers around the world. In 1872, in reaction to the universal acclaim *Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland* received, Dodgson published this sequel. Nothing is quite what it seems once Alice journeys through the looking-glass, and Dodgson’s wit is infectious as he explores concepts of mirror imagery, time running backward, and strategies of chess-all wrapped up in the exploits of a spirited young girl who parries with the Red Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and other unlikely characters. In many ways, this sequel has had an even greater impact on today’s pop culture than the first book.
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Review: The wonderful wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Auteur: L. Frank Baum
Titel: The wonderful Wizard of Oz
Genre: Literatuur, classics
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1900
Aantal bladzijden: 178
Gelezen: 10 – 13 januari
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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.

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Review: Dubliners

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Auteur: James Joyce
Titel: Dubliners
Genre: Literatuur
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1914
ISBN: 9781853260483
Aantal bladzijden: 160
Gelezen: 8 – 20 februari
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Achterkanttekst:
Living overseas but writing, always, about his native city, Joyce made Dublin unforgettable. The stories in Dubliners show us truants, seducers, gossips, rally-drivers, generous hostesses, corrupt politicians, failing priests, amateur theologians, struggling musicians, mooony adolescents, victims of domestic brutishness, sentimental aunts and poets, patriots earnest or cynical, and people simply striving to get by. in every sense an international figure, Joyce was faithful to his own country by seeing it unflinchingly and challenging every precedent and piety in Irish literature.
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