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Recommended English books (11)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you speak English here are some English books from Austria for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Amok by Stefan Zweig EN

Rating: 4.3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
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A new pocket edition of this Conradian tale of maddening desire, from the master of the novella On a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly. This is one the most intense and incisive of the novellas which brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame.
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

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Chess Story by Stefan Zweig EN

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
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Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig's final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them ... continue
Recommended: 02 Dec 2022

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Extinction

Extinction by Thomas Bernhard EN

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
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Recommended: 15 Dec 2022

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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
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
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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The Case of the Lamp That Went Out by Auguste Groner EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
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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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
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Recommended: 15 Sep 2019

8.

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

Rating: 4.5     17 Votes
Country: Asia / Austria flag Austria
Description:
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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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
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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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