Have you ever read a book that has transported you to a different place? Have you ever felt you were at Hogwarts? Or on a ship navigating treacherous seas? It is said that a good book has the ability to transport you places. Keeping that in mind, Kimberly Mays from Global English Editing has recently complied a list of books that she feels represent the country they were written about.
The Most Iconic Books Set in 150 Countries Around the World is a book listing in infographic form representing, as the name suggests, a list of 150 books that are iconic of the countries they are set in. From iconic books like Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (the United States), Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea and Anne Frank’s The Diary of a young Girl (Denmark) to newer books like Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner (Afghanistan) and Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sweden), the list has them all. India’s entry on the list in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. To see the rest of the list, visit the site here.
Author: Ann McGovern
First Published: 1968
Genre: Fiction; Adventure
Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest is a collection of ten adventures of the legendary outlaw Robin Hood. This is Ann McGovern’s retelling of the classic tale of the jolly outlaw who, along with his band of followers – the Merry Men, would rob from the rich to give to the poor.
Malgudi Adventures: Classic Tales For Children is a collection of some memorable tales written by R. K. Narayan.
This book narrates the many adventures from the unforgettable South Indian town of Malgudi. This compilation includes tales like Margayya and Balu, The Navaratri Adventure, Nataraj’s Predicament, A Tiger in the School, and The Train Comes to Malgudi. Other short tales in this book include An Afternoon With Mr. Sampath, A Tryst at the Temple, A Cobra For a Companion, and Leela and the Headmaster.
Malgudi Schooldays is a slightly abridged version of Swami and Friends, and includes two additional stories featuring Swami from Malgudi Days and Under the Banyan Tree.
And the Mountains Echoed is the third novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2013.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It is his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, The Kite Runner.
The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003.
It was a number one New York Times bestseller for over two years.