The Reader by Bernhard SchlinkThe Three Musketeers by Alexandre DumasAround the World in 80 Days by Jules VerneMadame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink!
Originally titled Der Vorleser, the novel was published in German in 1995. The Three Musketeers, Around the World in 80 Days, and Madame Bovary were all published in French.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyThe Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka!
Originally titled Die Verwandlung, the novella was published in German in 1915.
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm GrimmPippi Longstocking by Astrid LindgrenThe Neverending Story by Michael EndeThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
None of them were!
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales, which was first published under the name Children's and Household Tales, and The Neverending Story were written in German, Pippi Longstocking was written in Swedish, and The Little Prince was written in French.
The novel — written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho — was first published in Portuguese in 1988.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezHow the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia AlvarezThe House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosThe Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
One Hundred Years of Solitude!
Written by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, the novel was first published in Spanish in 1967. The House on Mango Street, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, and The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao were all first published in English.
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux,The Stranger by Albert CamusAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
All Quiet on the Western Front!
The novel was first published in German in 1929.
Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was first published posthumously in Swedish in 2005.
The Aeneid by VirgilAesop's Fables by AesopMetamorphoses by Ovid
Aesop's Fables by Aesop!
The Aeneid and Metamorphoses were both written in Latin!
Do You Know The Original Language Of These Famous Novels?
Even if you don't know the original languages, you've definitely read one or two of these famous works. Good job!
Not only have you read most of these, but you know more than just what's on the page! Knowing trivia like when a book was written, or the original language, definitely adds to the story.