Below, you will find the definitions that I have found regarding World Lit......and then countries listed with some of the famous literature from that country.
I am looking for help in several ways:
Could you please tell me if they should NOT read any of these books, for whatever reason, for their age?
Could you please tell me what books I am missing?
Could you please help me fill in the missing countries?
You will find ancient literature missing because we cover it when we study ancient history.
Thanks so much! And then, with your help, this will be sitting here waiting for anyone else who needs it. :)
Definition of WORLD LITERATURE: Literature originally written in a language other than English or a book written in English about another culture outside of America or Britain.
While it would be generally assumed that America and Britain were part of the world, per se, there are already courses specifically geared to cover American and British literature.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Father and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness D ‘Orczy
The Song of Roland by ?
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Paternak
Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
Night by Elie Weisel
The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
The Divine Comedy by Dante
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
BRITIAN & IRELAND
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Tolkien
The Fairie Queen by Spenser
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(These are added because they have not read these British Literature choices yet.)
El Cid by Racine
Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
Works of Saint John of the Cross
Works of Saint Teresa of Avila
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Thousand and One Nights by (young version?)
I need to choose a version.
Poetry of Africa
My House by Nikki Giovanni
Rashomon by Akutagawa Ryunosuke
(Hoping a cousin might chime in on this book or any other recommendation?)
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Exodus by Leon Uris