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Posted on May 28, 2017

Do You Know The Original Language Of These Famous Novels?

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  1. Which of these novels was first written in German?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    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.

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  2. Which one of these was NOT first written in Russian?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka!

    Originally titled Die Verwandlung, the novella was published in German in 1915.

    Via Amazon/Classix Press
  3. Which of these children's stories was first published in English?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    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.

  4. What language was The Alchemist originally written in?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The Alchemist!

    The novel — written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho — was first published in Portuguese in 1988.

  5. Only one of these novels was originally published in Spanish. Which one was it?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    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.

    Via Amazon/Harper Collins Publishers
  6. Which of these was NOT first written in French?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    All Quiet on the Western Front!

    The novel was first published in German in 1929.

  7. Which language was this novel originally written in?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Swedish!

    Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was first published posthumously in Swedish in 2005.

  8. Only one of these ancient texts was written in Greek. Which one was it?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Aesop's Fables by Aesop!

    The Aeneid and Metamorphoses were both written in Latin!

    Via Amazon/Running Press

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