TOP 5 books
It is through such novels it is possible to see a different era through the eyes of witnesses and to feel the atmosphere of the time.
Notre Dame De Paris, Victor Hugo
Hugo did not hide that have made the main character a temple in the heart of Paris. The author wanted to thwart the plans of the authorities to demolish or reconstruct the Cathedral and not lost. After the story of a deaf hunchback Quasimodo, the beautiful Esmeralda and the priest Frolov started a social movement for the preservation of the original appearance of the building.
Mary Stuart, Stefan Zweig
The Scottish Queen Mary Stuart claimed the English throne, believing himself the real heir. But it was Elizabeth I, who firmly occupied the position of ruler and retreat was not going to. Two powerful women and their entourage were sly behind-the-scenes struggle, and the audience echoed each other warm and good.
The iron king, Maurice Druon
This novel begins the cycle Cursed king on the history of France, the beginning of the XIV century. Iron called king Philip IV, which weakened the power of feudal lords and strengthened the monarchy. Many were unhappy with his reforms, but most of all, the knights Templar, which has lost its power because of the harsh ruler.
Shogun, James Clavel
Off the coast of Japan in the early seventeenth century wrecked Dutch ship. Many members of the crew died and those who survived, waiting for the prisoner in an isolated world from the rest of the country. The Englishman John asheara’s finders from certain save a penalty from the rulers, believing that he will help him in the struggle for power, his knowledge of military Affairs and shipbuilding.
A tale of two cities, Charles Dickens
The first sentence of the novel Dickens has become so popular, it is known even by those who never read a Tale of two cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of all time”. Good he was for aristocrats and kings, and bad for ordinary people.