English books from Europe

Recommended English books (691)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you speak English here are some English books from Europe for the next part of the "Read Around The World Challenge".
Cancer Ward

Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenit︠s︡yn EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Cancer Ward is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the "cancerous" Soviet police state.
Recommended: 04 Aug 2023


Candide by Voltaire EN

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Country: Europe / France flag France
Genre Satire
Recommended: 04 Apr 2023


Candide : Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Theo Cuffe's marvelous translation of Voltaire's satirical masterpiece With its vibrant new translation and perceptive introduction this new edition of Voltaire’s masterpiece belongs in the hands of every reader pondering our assumptions about human behavior and our place in the world. Candide tells of the hilarious adventures of the naïve Candide, who doggedly believes that “all is for the best” even when faced with injustice, suffering, and despair. Controversial and entertaining, Candide is a book that is vitally relevant today in our world pervaded by—as Candide would say—“the mania for in... continue
Recommended: 26 May 2023


Carbide by Andriy Lyubka EN

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Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Carbide explores the underbelly of the Ukrainian smuggling industry in a merciless yet loving parody of Ukrainian nationalism.
Recommended: 06 Dec 2022


Carmilla, Deluxe Edition : The cult classic that inspired Dracula by Sheridan Le Fanu EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
A beautifully produced edition of the original vampire story, with a stunning cover + thoughtful design and layout to ensure the most seductive reading experience Steeped in the sexual tension between two young women, this is a beautiful, brand-new edition of the original cult classic which influenced Dracula and all the vampire stories that followed, including Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, teenaged Laura leads a solitary life with only her father, attendant and tutor for company. Until one moonlit night, a horse-drawn carriage crashes into ... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022


Catch the Rabbit by Lana Bastašic EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
‘Two young women plunging into post-war Bosnia like two Alices into Wonderland . . . smart, energetic, passionate, announcing a major talent.’ - Aleksandar Hemon Sara hasn’t seen or heard from her childhood best friend, Lejla, in years. She’s comfortable with her life in Dublin, with her partner, their avocado plant, and their naturist neighbour. But when Lejla calls her and demands she come home to Bosnia, Sara finds that she can’t say no. What begins as a road trip becomes a journey through the past, as the two women set off to find Armin, Lejla’s brother who disappeared towards the end of t... continue
Genre Travel
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022


Catherine the Great and the Small by Olja Knezevic, Ellen Elias-Bursac EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Montenegro flag Montenegro
It's June in 1970s Montenegro; school's just let out and Catherine's head is full of Boney M lyrics and playing 'cops and robbers' with her summer crush. Then tragedy rips the heart from her little family and Catherine's life takes on a new trajectory.
Recommended: 13 Apr 2022


Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken EN

Rating: 3     25 Votes
Country: Europe / Switzerland flag Switzerland
All over the world there are fantastic ruins and objects that cannot be explained by conventional history, archaeology or religion. In the ground-breaking Chariots of the Gods, Erich von Daniken provides answers to these questions...why do religious texts often refer to Gods who descend from fiery chariots? Why do modern space launch sites look like constructions on the plains of Nazca in Peru? Was God an astronaut? By looking at human history and the ruins of ancient civilisations with an open mind, Erich von Daniken offers a new solution to these eternal mysteries in Chariots of the Gods. Wh... continue
Recommended: 05 Sep 2023

Chess Story

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig's final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them ... continue
Recommended: 02 Dec 2022


Childhood, Youth, Dependency by Tove Ditlevsen EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive ... a masterpiece' Liz Jensen, Guardian The second volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, the searing portrait of a woman's journey through love, friendship, ambition and addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebrated twentieth-century writers Forced to leave school early, Tove embarks on a chequered career in a string of low-paid, menial jobs. But she is hungry: for poetry, for love, for real life to begin. As Europe slides into war, she must navigate exploitative bosses, a Nazi landlady and unwelcome sexual encounters on the road to hard-won independence. Yet sh... continue
Recommended: 30 Mar 2023


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