The Reader by Bernhard SchlinkVia Amazon/Vintage BooksThe Three Musketeers by Alexandre DumasVia Amazon/Wordsworth Editions LtdAround the World in 80 Days by Jules VerneVia Amazon/CreateSpace Independent Publishing PlatformMadame Bovary by Gustave FlaubertVia Amazon/Bantam Classics
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 DostoyevskyVia Amazon/Penguin ClassicsWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyVia Amazon/VintageAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyVia Amazon/Oxford University PressThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaVia Amazon/Classix Press
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 GrimmVia Amazon/Penguin Random HousePippi Longstocking by Astrid LindgrenVia Amazon/Puffin BooksThe Neverending Story by Michael EndeVia Amazon/Puffin BooksThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryVia Amazon/Mariner Books
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 MárquezVia Amazon/Harper Collins PublishersHow the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia AlvarezVia Amazon/Algonquin BooksThe House on Mango Street by Sandra CisnerosVia Amazon/Vintage BooksThe Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DíazVia Amazon/Riverhead Books
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 LerouxVia Amazon/Simon & BrownThe Stranger by Albert CamusVia Amazon/Vintage BooksAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueVia Amazon/Ballantine BooksThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre DumasVia Amazon/Wordsworth Classics
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 VirgilVia Amazon/Penguin Random HouseAesop's Fables by AesopVia Amazon/Running PressMetamorphoses by OvidVia Amazon/Penguin Random House
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.