I check in most days to the Neglected Books Page, a blog that has many lists of neglected books and authors.
One of these is "The Most Underrated Books and Authors," from the Times Literary Supplement, in which both Philip Larkin and Lord David Cecil mentioned the then-neglected Barbara Pym. This led to the reprinting of Pym's earlier books and the publication of a few new ones.
Also from that list:
- ·A. J. P. Taylor:
- The most underrated book is the Authorised Version of the Bible, once the foundation of English prose, now never read in schools and rarely, I believe, in churches. If all knowledge of the AV is lost much of the classic English literature will be incomprehensible and English prose style is doomend.