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Recommended books (20)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Austria. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Les désarrois de l'élève Törless

Les désarrois de l'élève Törless by Robert Musil FR

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Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

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Lust by Elfriede Jelinek EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
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In post-World War II Austria, Gerti, a woman on the verge of a breakdown due to her husband's relentless sexual attentions, wanders away from home one day and is rescued by an ambitious young man who turns out to be much like her husband.

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Man's Search For Meaning : The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust by Viktor E Frankl EN

Rating: 4.5     6 Votes
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Over 16 million copies sold worldwide 'Every human being should read this book' Simon Sinek One of the outstanding classics to emerge from the Holocaust, Man's Search for Meaning is Viktor Frankl's story of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Today, this remarkable tribute to hope offers us an avenue to finding greater meaning and purpose in our own lives.
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

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Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig DE

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Als der Rechtsanwalt Dr. B. eine Reise auf einem Passagierdampfer antritt, ahnt er nicht, dass sich der bekannte Schachweltmeister Mirko Czentovic ebenfalls an Bord befindet. Fasziniert von diesem Genie bittet Dr. B.um ein Duell. Dabei werden traumatische Erinnerungen in ihm wachgerufen, denn das »Spiel der Könige« erlernte er einst als Gefangener der Gestapo. Im Duell gegen Czentovic prallen nun nicht nur zwei unterschiedliche Spielideen aufeinander, sondern auch zwei Lebenswelten.

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Recommended: 27 Dec 2022

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The Case of the Lamp That Went Out by Auguste Groner EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
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Reprint of the detective novel starring Joseph Müller, Secret Service detective of the Imperial Austrian police.
Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

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The Empress and the Cake by Linda Stift EN

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Recommended: 15 Sep 2019

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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria A. Trapp EN

Rating: 4.5     17 Votes
Country: Asia / Austria flag Austria
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With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children, is as familiar to most of us as our own family history. But much about the real-life woman and her family was left untold. Here, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells in her own beautiful, simple words the extraordinary story of her romance with the baron, their escape from Nazi-occupied Austria, and their life in America. Now with photographs from the original edition.
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

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The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler EN

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'Set at a time of lengthening shadows, this is a novel about the sparks that illuminate the dark: of wisdom, compassion, defiance and courage. It is wry, piercing and also, fittingly, radiant.' Daily MailWhen seventeen-year-old Franz exchanges his home in the idyllic beauty of the Austrian lake district for the bustle of Vienna, his homesickness quickly dissolves amidst the thrum of the city. In his role as apprentice to the elderly tobacconist Otto Trsnyek, he will soon be supplying the great and good of Vienna with their newspapers and cigarettes. Among the regulars is a Professor Freud, who... continue
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Recommended: 28 Jan 2018

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The Weight of Things by Marianne Fritz EN

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Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

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To Hell and Back : An Autobiography by Niki Lauda EN

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Niki Lauda drove a car for sport, but crossed the line between life and death and fought back to even greater glory. Even people who know nothing of Formula One have heard of his crash at Nurburgring in 1976, when we was dragged from the inferno of his Ferrari so badly injured he was given the last rites. Within 33 days, he was racing again at Monza. His wounds bled, he had no eyelids. He was terrified. A year later, he reclaimed his World Championship title. In To Hell and Back he reveals how he battled fear to stage a comeback that seemed beyond human endurance. Then it's Lauda vs Hunt, an e... continue
Recommended: 21 Aug 2022


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