English books from Europe

Recommended English books (1297)
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".
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True by Riikka Pulkkinen EN

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Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
Elsa is dying. Her husband, Martti, and daughter Eleonoora are struggling to accept the crushing thought that they are soon to lose her. As Elsa becomes ever more fragile, Eleonoora’s childhood memories are slipping away. Meanwhile, Eleonoora’s daughter Anna spends her time pondering the fates of passersby. For her the world is full of stories. But the story that will change her forever is the one about Eeva, her mother’s nanny, whom her grandparents have been silent about for years. Eeva’s forgotten story, which Anna first learns of when she discovers an old dress of Eeva’s, is finally reveal... continue

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke (or Count) Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; caught in a shipwreck, each thinks the other has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page and enters Orsino’s service. Orsino sends her as his envoy to Olivia—only to have Olivia fall in love with the messenger. The play complicates, then won... continue

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Twenty thousand leagues under the sea by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 3 (4 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten. Not to mention rumours which agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly excited. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the Governments of several States on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter. For some time past vessels had been met by "an enormous thing," a long object, ... continue


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Two Old Men and a Baby : Or, How Hendrik and Evert Get Themselves Into a Jam by Hendrik Groen EN

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Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
Description:
Nine years before the events of the #1 international bestseller The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1⁄4 Years Old, Hendrik and his best friend Evert embark on a madcap adventure--with an unexpected guest. Hendrik Groen and Evert Duiker, faithful friends in good and bad times, are well over seventy and their lives have quieted down. They see each other once a week to play chess, have a drink, and grab a bite to eat while reflecting on life. But one day, their peace is rudely disturbed when Evert shows up on Hendrik's doorstep with a surprise in the form of an unexpected little guest. He had s... continue

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Ulysses by James Joyce EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
The Gabler edition of Ulysses, the greatest 20th-century novel written in English, contains corrections to more than 5,000 errors in earlier editions. Almost as soon as Ulysses first appeared, in Paris in 1922, James Joyce began to compile a list of errata, and publishers have continued the process ever since, often inadvertently adding to the list. In 1974, an international team of scholars headed by Professor Hans Walter Gabler began to study manuscript evidence, typescripts, and proofs in order to produce as accurate and complete a new edition as possible. First published in 1984, the Gable... continue
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1217.

Under a Red Sky : Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania by Haya Leah Molnar EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
The author shares her early memories of being a Jewish child living in postwar Bucharest, Romania, and the eccentric and opinionated adults who surrounded her and who would do anything to keep her safe while living in this communist country.

1218.

Under the Frog by Tibor Fischer EN

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Country: Europe / Hungary flag Hungary
Description:
Set in post-war Hungary between 1944 and 1956, the story follows the lives of two young men and in particular their careers in a travelling basketball team. They spend most of their time in the avoidance of work and army service and in the pursuit of sex.

1219.

Under the Yoke by Ivan Vazov EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Under the Yoke is a novel by Ivan Vazov written in 1888. It depicts the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria and is the most famous piece of classic Bulgarian literature. The tranquillity in a Bulgarian village under Ottoman rule is only superficial: the people are quietly preparing for an uprising. The plot follows the story of Boicho Ognyanov, who, having escaped from a prison in Diarbekir, returns to the Bulgarian town of Byala Cherkva to take part in the rebellion. There he meets old friends, enemies, and the love of his life. The plot portrays the personal drama of the characters, their emotions, mot... continue

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Undine by Friedrich de La Motte Fouqué EN

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Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Undine is a novel by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque concerning Undine, a water spirit who marries a Knight named Huldebrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages. During the nineteenth century the book was very popular and was, according to The Times in 1843, "a book which, of all others, if you ask for it at a foreign library, you are sure to find engaged."


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