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Favorite World Literature in English Translation

Description: For those who love armchair traveling, the best way to learn about other cultures is to read about them. Feel free to share which books you've found in English translation which are compelling to read and which you would highly recommend to others. Please list the original language under "Explain your choice". Thank you!

Members: 4 participating members (show all)

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1
34,116 members, 507 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Cecrow (1), SqueakyChu (11)

Score: 6.2

Explanations:

Cecrow (1): Translated from Spanish

2
5,553 members, 54 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: .Monkey. (1)

Score: 4

3
1,784 members, 37 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

SqueakyChu (1): Translated from Japanese

4
921 members, 38 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

hipdeep (1): Translated from Russian

5
5,269 members, 72 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Cecrow (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

Cecrow (2): Translated from German

6
1,679 members, 59 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

SqueakyChu (2): Translated from Hungarian

7
27 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

hipdeep (2): Translated from German

8
15,159 members, 170 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Cecrow (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

Cecrow (3): Translated from German

9
723 members, 7 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

hipdeep (3): Translated from French

10
55 members, 4 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

SqueakyChu (3): Translated from Hebrew

11
10,780 members, 171 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

hipdeep (4): Translated from Spanish

12
164 members, 8 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

SqueakyChu (4): Translated from Hebrew

13
130 members, 6 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

SqueakyChu (5): Translated from Japanese

14
45 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

hipdeep (5): Translated from multiple languages including Russian

15
93 members, 1 review
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

hipdeep (6): Translated from French

16
45 members, 1 review
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

SqueakyChu (6): Translated from Hebrew

17
1,979 members, 13 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

hipdeep (7): Translated from German

18
988 members, 25 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

SqueakyChu (7): Translated from Japanese

19
1,726 members, 32 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

SqueakyChu (8): Translated from Japanese

20
1,326 members, 16 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

SqueakyChu (9): Translated from Danish

21
303 members, 2 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

SqueakyChu (10): Translated from Hebrew

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About this list

Started by: SqueakyChu (August 2016)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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