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The Stranger – Albert Camus – 1942 – 45 – French

Title: The Stranger Author: Albert Camus Original language: French Translation(s): 45 languages Context: The Stranger (1942) is a translated novel by Albert Camus, the French author. The author explores as termed by him, ‘the nakedness of man confronted with the absurd’, through the tale of a simple man who is…

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The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro – 1989 – 47 – English

Title: The Remains of the Day Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Original language: English Translation(s): 47 languages Context: The Remains of the Day (1989) is a translated novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. The novel is for anyone who has never expressed their love to the one they love and have ever held back…

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The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran – 1923 – 40 – English

Title: The Prophet Author: Kahlil Gibran Original language: English Translation(s): 40 languages Context: The Prophet (1923) is a translated novel and one of the most loved classics in literature by Kahlil Gibran. The Prophet is a collection of spiritual, philosophical and inspirational poetic essays. Synopsis: The poetic reflections of Khalil…

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The Moomins – Tove Jansson – 1945 – 43 – Swedish

Title: The Moomins Author: Tove Jansson Original language: Swedish Translation(s): 43 languages Context: The Moomins (1945) is a translated novel containing a series of books and a comic strip by Tove Jansson, a Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator. Main characters of the novel are the Moomins. The Moomins are round, large snouted…

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The Little Prince Antoine de Saint Exupéry 1943 – 300 French

Title: The Little Prince Author: Antoine de Saint Exupéry Original language: French Translation(s): 300 languages Context: The Little Prince (1943) is a translated novel by Antoine de Saint Exupéry. It is a fable and modern classic tale about a child prince who travels the world to attain wisdom. The theme…

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The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek – 1923 – 58 – Czech

Title: The Good Soldier Švejk Author: Jaroslav Hašek Original language: Czech Translation(s): 58 languages Context: The Good Soldier Švejk (1921) is a translated novel by anarchist and Czech writer, Jaroslav Hašek. Piercing sarcasm and remarkable wordplay is combined while presenting a hilariously subversive picture about the vanity of battle. Synopsis:…

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The General of the Dead Army – Ismail Kadare – 2003 – 37 – Albanian

Title: The General of the Dead Army Author: Ismail Kadare Original language: Albanian Translation(s): 37 languages Context: The General of the Dead Army (2003) is a translated novel by Ismail Kadare. This is one of the most critically acclaimed novels of the author. The story is about an Italian general…

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The Family of Pascual Duarte – Camilo José Cela – 1942 – 39 – Spanish

Title: The Family of Pascual Duarte Author: Camilo José Cela Original language: Spanish Translation(s): 39 languages Context: The Family of Pascual Duarte (1942) is a translated novel by the Spanish writer, Camilo José Cela. The novel is believed to have given new life to Spanish literature. Narrative style used by…

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The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andrić – 1945 – 47 – Serbo-Croatian

Title: The Bridge on the Drina Author: Ivo Andrić Original language: Serbo-Croatian Translation(s): 47 languages Context: The Bridge on the Drina (1945) is a translated historical novel by Ivo Andrić, the Yugoslavian writer. The Bridge on the Drina is a remarkable novel proving to be a trusted guide to the…

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain – 1885 – 65 – English

Title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Author: Mark Twain Original language: English Translation(s): 65 languages Context: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) is a translated novel by Mark Twain. The novel is also called Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The adventures are recounted in the novel by a nineteenth-century boy named…

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Quo vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz – 1895 – 61 – Polish

Title: Quo vadis Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz Original language: Polish Translation(s): 61 languages Context: Synopsis: Other works by the Author: Quo Vadis (1895) is a translated novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz. The story set during A.D. 54-68, a turning point in history, is about ancient Rome, with a glorious saga unfolding right…

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Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren – 1945 – 70 – Swedish

Title: Pippi Longstocking Author: Astrid Lindgren Original language: Swedish Translation(s): 70 languages Context: Pippi Longstocking is a translated novel by Astrid Lindgren. Pippi Longstocking’s rebellious, generous, quick-witted, self-sufficient behavior does not allow anyone or anything to take advantage of her or shake her self-belief. Synopsis: The tale is about Tommy…

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Perfume – Patrick Süskind – 1985 – 37 – German

Title: Perfume Author: Patrick Süskind Original language: German Translation(s): 37 languages Context: Perfume (1985) is a translated novel by the author Patrick Süskind. The classic novel is a story of a murderer. A frightening examination evokes about things that can occur when his sense of smell, his indulgence which is…

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Pan Tadeusz – Adam Mickiewicz – 1834 – 34 – Polish

Title: Pan Tadeusz Author: Adam Mickiewicz Original language: Polish Translation(s): 34 languages Context: Pan Tadeusz (1834) is a translated novel by Adam Mickiewicz. This translated novel is a classic story of mistaken identity, war, mystery and patriotism. Synopsis: It is an epic story about life in the countryside among Lithuanian…

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Out Stealing Horses – Per Petterson – 2003 – 50 – Norwegian

Title: Out Stealing Horses Author: Per Petterson Original language: Norwegian Translation(s): 50 languages Context: Out Stealing Horses (2003) is a translated novel by Per Petterson. Long-slumbering memories get stirred up with his encounter with Jon his only neighbor. Synopsis: The novel is about the sixty seven year old Trond and…

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