The Betrothed

Alessandro Manzoni The Betrothed   Original Italian Language Title: I promessi sposi Manzoni has the gift of vividly describing the innermost motives of his characters and their actions, how they strive towards light and goodness and also descend to the depths of...

Jamila / Jamilia

Tshingis Aitmatov Jamila / Jamilia Original Title: Джамиля Can the feelings of love and of being in love be painted with words? Yes, Tschingis Aitmatov, who grew up in Kyrgyzstan, can. He lets his readers experience and feel how two young people of very different...

The Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Sorrows of Young Werther Original Title: Die Leiden des jungen Werther Goethe’s first novel, which brought the then 25-year-old fame, describes how a young person creates his own love suffering. The young Werther sees (Char)Lotte for the...