100 Iconic Love Stories From Around the World

Given by Global English Editing

100 Works 303,514 Books 7,214 Reviews ½ 4.0

As Valentines Day is approaching we decided to create an epic literary map of the best books about love set in 100 countries around the world.

What better way to celebrate love than to highlight some

show more of its great stories?

The list is full of books as varied as the love they describe: poetry, prose, and memoir. You will recognize many of the authors, but some will be new discoveries for even the most avid reader.

Some of the books are lighthearted romance novels, while others are monumental classics of world literature. Many of the stories end happily, but some do not. What they all share is a central theme of love.

Whether you are celebrating love this February or nursing a broken heart, there is a book on this list for you.

So sit back and travel the world with us through these 100 iconic love stories from around the world.
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Year Awarded:
2019
WorkCategory
The Patience Stone (2008) by Atiq Rahimi
Afghanistan
What the Day Owes the Night (2008) by Yasmina Khadra
Algeria
The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club (2007) by Jessica Morrison
Argentina
The Thorn Birds (1977) by Colleen McCullough
Australia
A Song for Summer (1997) by Eva Ibbotson
Austria
Ali and Nino (1937) by Kurban Said
Azerbaijan
The Newlyweds (2012) by Nell Freudenberger
Bangladesh
An Unusual Christmas by Mona Risk
Belarus
The Folding Star (1994) by Alan Hollinghurst
Belgium
Dom Casmurro (1899) by Machado de Assis
Brazil
Mystical Emona (2014) by Ronesa Aveela
Bulgaria
The Glass Palace (2000) by Amitav Ghosh
Burma
The Sea Wall (1950) by Marguerite Duras
Cambodia
The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman (2005) by Denis Thériault
Canada
Eva Luna (1987) by Isabel Allende
Chile
Butterfly Lovers: A Tale of the Chinese Romeo and Juliet (2000) by Fan Dai
China
Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombia
Lying in Your Arms (2013) by Leslie Kelly
Costa Rica
Cecilia Valdés (1882) by Cirilo Villaverde
Cuba
Othello (1604) by William Shakespeare
Cyprus
The Riddle of Prague (2013) by Laura DeBruce
Czechia
The Catastrophist (1997) by Ronan Bennett
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Terminal Innocence (1958) by Klaus Rifbjerg
Denmark
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) by Junot Díaz
Dominican Republic
Cumandá (1879) by Juan León Mera
Ecuador
The Map of Love (1999) by Ahdaf Soueif
Egypt
Corazón (2017) by Yesika Salgado
El Salvador
Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) by Thomas Hardy
England
Long Ago and Far Away (2014) by John Coyne
Ethiopia
Spellbound: Stories of Women's Magic Over Men (2013) by Joel Willans
Finland
The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) by Alexandre Dumas père
France
The Knight in the Panther's Skin (1939) by Shota Rustaveli
Georgia
The Neverending Story (1983) by Michael Ende
Germany
Changes: A Love Story (1991) by Ama Ata Aidoo
Ghana
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (1993) by Louis De Bernières
Greece
The long night of white chickens (1998) by Francisco Goldman
Guatemala
Island Beneath the Sea (2009) by Isabel Allende
Haiti
Take No Prisoners (2008) by Cindy Gerard
Honduras
A Many-Splendored Thing (1952) by Suyin Han
Hong Kong
Budapest Romance (2014) by Rozsa Gaston
Hungary
Reply to a Letter from Helga (2011) by Bergsveinn Birgisson
Iceland
The Far Pavilions (1978) by M. M. Kaye
India
Antologi Rasa (2011) by Ika Natassa
Indonesia
Horse's Head (2011) by Jaafar Modarres-Sadeghi
Iran
P.S. I Love You (2004) by Cecelia Ahern
Ireland
Valley of Strength (2009) by Shulamit Lapid
Israel
Romeo and Juliet (1599) by William Shakespeare
Italy
My Darling YOU (love stories - sort of) (2012) by Hazel Campbell
Jamaica
Train Man: The Novel (2004) by Hitori Nakano
Japan
Jamilia (1958) by Chingiz Aĭtmatov
Kyrgyzstan
Love Began in Laos: The Story of an Extraordinary Life (2017) by Penelope Khounta
Laos
The Broken Wings (1912) by Kahlil Gibran
Lebanon
She Would Be King (2018) by Wayétu Moore
Liberia
Beyond the Rice Fields (2016) by Naivo
Madagascar
Don't Forget to Remember (2016) by Sonia Mael
Malaysia
On the Island (2012) by Tracey Garvis Graves
Maldives
Like Water for Chocolate (1992) by Laura Esquivel
Mexico
Monaco: A Novel (2008) by Eric Robert Morse
Monaco
Amazir (2010) by Tom Gamble
Morocco
Tulip Fever (1999) by Deborah Moggach
Netherlands
Green Dolphin Country (1944) by Elizabeth Goudge
New Zealand
The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War (2002) by Gioconda Belli
Nicaragua
A Tailor-Made Romance (2016) by Oyindamola Affinnih
Nigeria
Gunnar's Daughter (1909) by Sigrid Undset
Norway
Shah Jo Risalo (Sindhi Edition) (2010) by Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai
Pakistan
Mornings in Jenin (2006) by Susan Abulhawa
Palestine
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (1982) by Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru
Pan Tadeusz (1834) by Adam Mickiewicz
Poland
Baltasar and Blimunda (1982) by José Saramago
Portugal
True and False Romances (Masks) (1994) by Ana Lydia Vega
Puerto Rico
The Forbidden Forest (1955) by Mircéa Eliade
Romania
Doctor Zhivago (1957) by Boris Pasternak
Russia
Girls of Riyadh (2007) by Rajaa Alsanea
Saudi Arabia
Outlander (1991) by Diana Gabaldon
Scotland
Migrations (1929) by Milos Tsernianski
Serbia
The Memory of Love (2011) by Aminatta Forna
Sierra Leone
Crazy Rich Asians (2013) by Kevin Kwan
Singapore
Ignorance is the Enemy of Love (1982) by Farrax M. Cawl
Somalia
The Elevator Kiss (2016) by Amina Thula
South Africa
No Flower Blooms Without Wavering (2016) by Jong-Hwan Do
South Korea
The Time in Between (2009) by María Dueñas
Spain
The Road From Elephant Pass (2003) by Nihal de Silva
Sri Lanka
Lyrics Alley (2010) by Leila Aboulela
Sudan
A Man Called Ove (2012) by Fredrik Backman
Sweden
Tender is the Night (1934) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Switzerland
The Dark Side of Love (2004) by Rafik Schami
Syria
Heaven Lake (2005) by John Dalton
Taiwan
The African Queen (1935) by C. S. Forester
Tanzania
Four Reigns (1981) by Kukrit Pramoj
Thailand
The Yard (2016) by Aliyyah Eniath
Trinidad and Tobago
The Forty Rules of Love (2010) by Elif Shafak
Turkey
Cranes Crest at Sunset (2013) by Dilman Dila
Uganda
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1981) by Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky
Ukraine
Forever: A Love Saga (2016) by Rajiv Shah
United Arab Emirates
Gone with the Wind (1936) by Margaret Mitchell
United States of America
La tregua (1960) by Mario Benedetti
Uruguay
Doña Barbara (1929) by Rómulo Gallegos
Venezuela
The Lover (1984) by Marguerite Duras
Vietnam
Land of love and drowning : a novel (2014) by Tiphanie Yanique
Virgin Islands
The Proposal (1998) by Margaret Evans Porter
Wales

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