multilingual literature collections

Last updated 2020-10-03 19:00:59


Over the years, I've found myself drawn to a few different books that are always fun to return to, regardless of the language they're written in. This is certainly not every piece of literature I've ever purchased in another language, but I think this list may be the most relatable of what's in my library. Enjoy! :)

Languages Represented

Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

The World of Pooh
published by E. P. Dutton & Co., 1957. english
translated by Karinthy Frigyes. Published by Móra Könyvkiadó, 2002. hungarian
translated by 阿川佐和子. Illustrations by 100% Orange. Published by Shincho Modern Classics, 2014. japanese
Winnie de Poeh
translated by Mies Bounhuys. Published by Van Hoor, 2017. dutch
Peter Plys
translated by Else Heise, verses by Tom Kristensen. Published by Gyldendal, 2014. danish
Một ngày lộng gió (A Windy Day) and Điều bất ngờ ở khu vườn của gấu Pooh (Pooh's Garden Surprise)
translated by Huyền Linh. Published by NHÀ XUẤT BẢN THÔNG TẤN, 2017. vietnamese
translated by Leonard Wolf. Published by Dutton's Children's Book, 2000. yiddish
Historia de Winny de Puh
translated by Isabel Gortázar and Juan Ramón Azaola. Published by Valdemar, 2009. spanish
Pu der Bär
translated by Harry Rowohlt. Published by Dressler Verlag, 2009.

Le Petit Prince by Antione de Saint-Exupéry

Le Petit Prince
published by 上海译文出版社, 2009. french
The Little Prince
translated by Unknown. Published by 上海译文出版社, 2009. english
translated by Unknown. Published by 上海译文出版社, 2009. chinese
Ang Munting Prinsipe
translated by Desiderio Ching. Published by Claretian Publications, 1991. filipino
Маленький Принц
translated by Нора Галь. Published by Эксмо, 2017. russian
El Princhipiko
translated by Avner Perez and Gladys Pimienta. Published by Tintenfass, 2nd Edition, 2018. ladino
Am Prionnsa Beag
translated by George Jones. Published by Tintenfass, 2018. scottish gaelic
პატარა პრინცი
translated by Georges Ekizachvili. Published by აგორა, 2017. georgian
Der Kleine Prinz
translated by Grete and Josef Leitgeb. Published by Edition XXS, 2016. german

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland
published by Peter Pauper Press, 1945?. english
Alice in Wonderland
translated by Eelke de Jong. Published by Pantheon, 2015. dutch
Ævintýri Lísu í Undralandi
translated by Þórarinn Eldjárn. Published by Evertype, 2013. icelandic
Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The Translations of Lewis Carroll's Masterpiece
edited by Jon Lindseth and Alan Tannenbaum. Published by Oak Knoll Press, 2015. multiple languages
Адисэ ТелъыджэщӀым зэрышыӀар
translated by Murat Temyr and Murat Brat. Published by Evertype, 2020. kabardian

Sabriel by Garth Nix

published by HarperCollins, 1996. english
translated by Erica Feberwee. Published by Uitgeverij M, 2004. dutch
translated by Vytauto Tonkūno. Published by Zenitas, 2009. lithuanian

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

An Hobad
translated by Nicholas Williams. Published by Evertype, 2012. irish
translated by Þorsteinn Thorarensen. Published by Sena, 2012. icelandic