Review: Great Expectations

IMG_4966 Auteur: Charles Dickens
Titel: Great Expectations
Genre: Literatuur, classics
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1861
ISBN: 9780192833594
Aantal bladzijden: 505
Gelezen: 16 – 26 februari
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Achterkanttekst:
In what may be Dickens’s best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of “great expectations.” In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride.

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Review: 1984

1984 Auteur: George Orwell
Titel: 1984
Genre: Literatuur
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1949
ISBN: 9780141036144
Aantal bladzijden: 326
Gelezen: 1 – 4 augustus
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Achterkanttekst:
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent – even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101 . . .

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Review: Northanger Abbey

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Auteur: Jane Austen
Titel: Northanger Abbey
Genre: Literatuur
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1817
ISBN: 1853260436
Aantal bladzijden: 198
Gelezen: 18 – 25 november
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Achterkanttekst:
Northanger Abbey tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland, who leaves het sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humour the interaction between Catherine and the various characters whom she meets there, and tracks her growing understanding of the world about her.

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