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Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray, 1848)
This novel features probably the greatest anti-heroine in English literature, Becky Sharp, and a plot that revolves1 around class, social climbing and a financial crisis that will seem eerily2 familiar to modern readers.Vanity Fair has it all. It both speaks of its time, and speaks of all times.
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley, 1818)
This pioneering work of science fiction and Gothic horror developed an indelible 'monster' of a theme that has endured for centuries: of the scientist as a "modern Prometheus".
David Copperfield (Charles Dickens, 1850)
David Copperfield is populated by some of the most vivid characters ever created. They are as much a part of readers' world, and their way of thinking about the world, as people they have actually met.
Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë, 1847)
Wuthering Heights is "powered by more psychological energy than any book ever written". Readers admire Wuthering Heights because of "its layered narrative3 structure, because it is a work of incredible imagination, and because it is far more than a love story. The story shows 'the eternal rocks beneath' our fleeting4 desires.
Bleak5 House (Charles Dickens, 1853)
Bleak House is among Dickens novels, uniquely original in its alternation of first-person past-tense chapters with a concurrent6 third-person account in present tense.
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë, 1847)
Brontë's revolutionary 1847 Gothic romance about a young woman seeking a richer and more passionate7 life on her own still resonates with modern readers. Brontë's novel features the orphan8 Jane Eyre's search for an identity, her powerful attraction to her master, Mr Rochester, and an intimate description of her complex moral choices and sometimes raw emotional states.
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens, 1861)
Great Expectations might be the quintessential British novel. To re-read Dickens' classic as an adult is to discover its wit and brio, its influence, and its truth. It has all the elements of classic Dickens – endearing, flawed characters; a plot that skewers10 the politics of the time; subplots that skewer9 morality and culture; a love story; and a wonderful storyline.
Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf, 1925)
If the most precious gift of the novel as a medium is the power it has to break into the prison of human consciousness, to expose the gossamer11 weave of thought and feeling and memory that makes up our innermost lives, then Woolf's fourth novel stands alone at the pinnacle12.Virginia Woolf made modernism live and breathe.
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf, 1927)
Subtle, beautiful, staggeringly intelligent and flat-out original. A masterpiece of modernism, its stream-of-consciousness, richness of language and perceptions has continued to reveal itself.
Middlemarch (George Eliot, 1874)
A novel of great characters, it's an even greater novel of ideas and ideals. Middlemarch is the greatest social and psychological novel ever written in English.


1 revolves 63fec560e495199631aad0cc33ccb782     
v.(使)旋转( revolve的第三人称单数 );细想
  • The earth revolves both round the sun and on its own axis. 地球既公转又自转。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • Thus a wheel revolves on its axle. 于是,轮子在轴上旋转。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 eerily 0119faef8e868c9b710c70fff6737e50     
  • It was nearly mid-night and eerily dark all around her. 夜深了,到处是一片黑黝黝的怪影。 来自汉英文学 - 散文英译
  • The vast volcanic slope was eerily reminiscent of a lunar landscape. 开阔的火山坡让人心生怪异地联想起月球的地貌。 来自辞典例句
3 narrative CFmxS     
  • He was a writer of great narrative power.他是一位颇有记述能力的作家。
  • Neither author was very strong on narrative.两个作者都不是很善于讲故事。
4 fleeting k7zyS     
  • The girls caught only a fleeting glimpse of the driver.女孩们只匆匆瞥了一眼司机。
  • Knowing the life fleeting,she set herself to enjoy if as best as she could.她知道这种日子转瞬即逝,于是让自已尽情地享受。
5 bleak gtWz5     
  • They showed me into a bleak waiting room.他们引我来到一间阴冷的会客室。
  • The company's prospects look pretty bleak.这家公司的前景异常暗淡。
6 concurrent YncyG     
  • You can't attend two concurrent events!你不能同时参加两项活动!
  • The twins had concurrent birthday. 双胞胎生日在同一天。
7 passionate rLDxd     
  • He is said to be the most passionate man.据说他是最有激情的人。
  • He is very passionate about the project.他对那个项目非常热心。
8 orphan QJExg     
  • He brought up the orphan and passed onto him his knowledge of medicine.他把一个孤儿养大,并且把自己的医术传给了他。
  • The orphan had been reared in a convent by some good sisters.这个孤儿在一所修道院里被几个好心的修女带大。
9 skewer 2E3yI     
  • I used a skewer to make an extra hole in my belt.我用扦子在腰带上又打了一个眼儿。
  • He skewered his victim through the neck.他用扦子刺穿了受害人的脖子。
10 skewers ce6f38fefbf499b5ec3d69d2e4541efd     
n.串肉扦( skewer的名词复数 );烤肉扦;棒v.(用串肉扦或类似物)串起,刺穿( skewer的第三人称单数 )
  • Damaged skewers and clogged bobbin holder. 木锭子破损,纱管支架底座阻塞。 来自互联网
  • I heard you really like mutton skewers and that you can eat 50 at one time. 听说你特别爱吃羊肉串儿,一次能吃五十串儿。 来自互联网
11 gossamer ufQxj     
  • The prince helped the princess,who was still in her delightful gossamer gown.王子搀扶着仍穿著那套美丽薄纱晚礼服的公主。
  • Gossamer is floating in calm air.空中飘浮着游丝。
12 pinnacle A2Mzb     
  • Now he is at the very pinnacle of his career.现在他正值事业中的顶峰时期。
  • It represents the pinnacle of intellectual capability.它代表了智能的顶峰。
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