Recensie: The strange case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

24552757Auteur: 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
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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.
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Recensie: Dracula

12362630Auteur: Bram Stoker
Titel: Dracula
Genre: Literatuur, klassieker, horror
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1986
ISBN: 9780061992155
Aantal pagina’s: 384
Gelezen: November 2017
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Omslagtekst:
This new edition of Dracula, offering the complete text of the original book with more than 50 original illustrations in the form of horizontal and vertical panels, spot illustrations, and ornate borders by Becky Cloonan, will delight Dracula fans. This is a Dracula we’ve never seen before—contemporary, edgy, stylishly macabre with Victorian overtones, and an unusual color palette.
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Recensie: Roseblood

28818314Auteur: A.G. Howard
Titel: Roseblood
Genre: YA, adaptatie van een klassieker, horror, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781419719097
Aantal pagina’s: 432
Gelezen: December 2017
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Omslagtekst:
In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.
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Recensie: The phantom of the opera

480204Auteur: 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
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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.
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Review: The adventures of Pinocchio

6059070 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
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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.

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Review: Jungle Book

Auteur: Rudy77270ard Kipling
Titel: The Jungle Book
Genre: Classics, jeugdclassics
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1894
ISBN: 9780812504699
Aantal pagina’s: 277
Gelezen: Juli 2016
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Run with them. Or fear them–
Bagheera the Panther: A silken shadow of boldness and cunning.
Kaa the Python: A thirty foot battering ram driven by a cool, hungry mind.
Baloo the Bear: who keeps the lore and the Law, and teaches the Secret Words.
Rikki the Mongoose: The young protector who sings as he slays.
Akela and Raksha the Wolves: Demon warriors of the Free People.
Shere Khan the Tiger: The dreaded enemy of all.
And Mowgli the Man-cub: The orphan baby raised by the wolves, taught by Baloo, trained by Bagheera and Kaa. The sorcerer who knows the ways of the jungle and speaks the language of the wild…

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