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50-Famous Foreign Literature
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There is a lot of very famous English literature which is very necessary to know in relation to Indian literature. Here are some non-English literature from other countries which are very famous. You will find either the name of the authors or their works very familiar.

Dumas, Alexandre
(1) The Three Musketeers
(2) La Dame aux Caamelias
(3) the Count of Monte Cristo

France, Anatole (1844-1924) - Novelist, Essayist, Noble Laureate

Hugo, Victor
The Hunchback of Notre-dame
Les Miserables
Bug Jargal

Sartre, Jean-Paul
(1) The Nausea
(2) The Wall (Modern Voices)
(3) The Words

Nietzsche, Friedrich
(1) The Anti-Christ
(2) Thus Spoke Zarathustra : a book of none and all
(3) The Portable Nietzsche
(4) Beyond Good and Evil

Homer, 8th century BC (poet)
(1) Iliad
(2) Odyssey
(3) Some poems - Little Iliad, Nostoi, Cypria, Epigoni,
(4) Epic Cycle (entire)
(5) Comic mini-epic - Batrachomyomachia (The Frog-Mouse War), and the Margites
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are often compared with Mahaabhaarat epic of India, because no other epic exists in the world except them in any country, other than these two. And even these two combined are not comparable to the huge size of Mahaahaarat.

Achebe, Chinua
(1) Things Fall Apart

Chekhov, Anton
(1) Stories of Anton Chekhov

Gorky, Maxim (1868-1936) - Novelist and Drama Writer
A prolific writer of stories and novels.
(1) "A Girl and Death" - On October 11, 1931 Gorky read his fairy tale "A Girl and Death" to his visitors Joseph Stalin, Kliment Voroshilov and Vyacheslav Molotov. On that same day Stalin left his autograph on the last page of his work : "This piece is stronger than Goethe's Faust (love defeats death)". Stalin and Molotov were among those who carried his coffin. He wrote from 1901 to 1933.
(2) The Mother (1907)

Nabokov, Vladimir
(1) Lolita

Tolstoy, Leo
(1) War and Peace (1869)
(2) La Guerre et la Paix tome (in 2 parts)
(3) The Death of Ivan Ilych

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) - Essayist, Philosopher, and Statesman

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) - Mystic, Poet and Artist
The Prophet

Brown, Dan
The Da Vinci Code


Kierkegaard, Soren
Fear and Trembling

Lewis, CS
The Screwtape Letters



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Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 08/28/13