Great novelists and their novels;: Essays on the ten greatest novels of the world, and the men and women who wrote them by W. Somerset Maughamصحبت کردن از ده رمانی که بهترین رمانهای دنیا هستند، چرند است. در دنیا دهتا رمان نیست که بهتر از همه است، شاید صدتا باشد، گرچه به هیچوجه اطمینان ندارم که حتی این رقم هم درست باشد. اگر قرار بود پنجاه آدم کتابخوان که معلومات کافی میداشتند لیستی از صد رمان عالی دنیا تهیه کنند، معتقدم که این افراد دستکم نام دویست یا سیصد کتاب را چندبار تکرار میکردند. ولی فکر میکنم در این پنجاه لیست، با این تصور که صورتها را آدمهای انگلیسیزبان تهیه کردهاند، ده رمانی که من انتخاب کردهام، جایی پیدا میکردند
:لیست نهایی من که از ده رمان عالی دنیا تهیه کردهام اینست
تام جونز، غرور و تعصب، سرخ و سیاه، باباگوریو، دیوید کاپرفیلد، بلندیهای بادخیز، مادام بوواری، موبی دیک، جنگ و صلح، برادارن کارامازوف
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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list
One key to being a good writer is to always keep reading—and that doesn't stop after you've been published. Here are 25 authors' favorite reads. Who knows, one of these books might become your new favorite. Papa Hemingway once said "there is no friend as loyal as a book," and in a piece published in Esquire , he laid out a list of a few friends he said he would "rather read again for the first time It wasn't the first reading list he'd made; just a year earlier, Hemingway had dashed off a list of 14 books for an aspiring writer who had hitchhiked to Florida to meet him.
Swann's Way, the first part of A la recherche de temps perdu, Marcel Proust's seven-part cycle, was published in In it, Proust introduces the themes that run through the entire work.
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Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift A wonderful satire that still works for all ages, despite the savagery of Swift's vision. Tom Jones Henry Fielding The adventures of a high-spirited orphan boy: an unbeatable plot and a lot of sex ending in a blissful marriage. - Our renowned summer school, for students aged , in the colleges of Oxford. We offer a range of summer options for schools and other groups with our Oxford Summer school.
When you think of the best novels of the 21st century , what are the first titles that come to mind? Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides? Those are some great novels, but they also all fit into a mold — heavy dramas tackling themes of family, love, conflict, and hate, written by critically-lauded white male authors. In other words, the same as nearly every other contender for title of the Great American Novel. Make no mistake, those are indeed some of the best novels of the 21st century.
Written by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy , the eight-part towering work of fiction tells the story of two major characters: a tragic, disenchanted housewife, the titular Anna, who runs off with her young lover, and a lovestruck landowner named Konstantin Levin, who struggles in faith and philosophy. Tolstoy molds together thoughtful discussions on love, pain, and family in Russian society with a sizable cast of characters regarded for their realistic humanity. The novel was especially revolutionary in its treatment of women, depicting prejudices and social hardships of the time with vivid emotion. Harper Lee , believed to be one of the most influential authors to have ever existed, famously published only a single novel up until its controversial sequel was published in just before her death. Its iconic characters, most notably the sympathetic and just lawyer and father Atticus Finch, served as role models and changed perspectives in the United States at a time when tensions regarding race were high. To Kill a Mockingbird earned the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in and was made into an Academy Award-winning film in , giving the story and its characters further life and influence over the American social sphere. The novel is told from the perspective of a young man named Nick Carraway who has recently moved to New York City and is befriended by his eccentric nouveau riche neighbor with mysterious origins, Jay Gatsby.