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|Re: Most Famous Novels From other Continents. by Ndipe(m): 12:17am On May 15, 2011|
To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee ranks higher than any other American Novel in modern times. It holds the same status (if not higher) as Things Fall Apart does in Africa. Do a research on it and you will certainly agree with my conclusions.
|Re: Most Famous Novels From other Continents. by SEFAGO(m): 7:08am On May 15, 2011|
^ I actually read the book and was watching the movie two days ago . Did not bother to include it on the list since you have already.
I think its one of the many American Classics though not the sole American novel. Its the same with African novels. I understand that many people (especially Nigerians) assume that Things Fall apart is the quintessential african novel but there are still other African classics that rival Things Fall Apart. Maybe not as famous to the West but very famous to scholars. Most have slipped my mind though.
To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee ranks higher than any other American Novel in modern times.
Why do you assert thus?
the same can be said about the Great Gatsby, Steinbecks "The Grapes of Wrath" e.t.c. Even in Nigeria, Hemingway is more popular amongst literature students.
|Re: Most Famous Novels From other Continents. by Btruth: 6:57pm On May 15, 2011|
You guys should try John Grisham collection, I've done nearly all of them. I've also seen most of them on the screen.
You can't beat them.
and what happen to the GODFATHER guys?
|Re: Most Famous Novels From other Continents. by Ndipe(m): 2:18am On May 16, 2011|
Do a search on it and you will concur with me that To Kill a Mockingbird consistently ranks higher than its peers. Meanwhile check out this link, http://www.infobarrel.com/Great_American_Novel_Contenders%3A_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird,_The_Great_Gatsby,_and_The_Scarlet_Letter
Things Fall Apart remains Africa' most famous novel. That's undisputed. Other novels that would be in the runner up category would be Weep not child by Ngugi Wa Thiongo and So long a letter by Mariama Ba
|Re: Most Famous Novels From other Continents. by economia: 9:05pm On Jun 26, 2012|
abeeordun: the beautyful ones are not yet born is another master pieceAnd the urgly onece refuse to die.
|Re: Most Famous Novels From other Continents. by Gloriagee(f): 10:41pm On Jun 27, 2012|
US - Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Audacity of hope by Barack Obama (Not a novel, tho)
Uk- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton & her oda books
Oliver Twist by
Sense and Sensisibility/ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
|Re: Most Famous Novels From other Continents. by vivacious vivi(f): 2:33pm On Jun 28, 2012|
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carrol (was the pseudonym used but not the author's real name which I cant remember)
Roots by Sir Alex Haley
Lady Charttley's Lover - DH Lawrence
Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Little Women - Emily Bronte
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Famous Five series - by Enid Blyton (I know some may object to its inclusion but a classic is a classic jo)
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