Best Spanish & Portuguese Literature Books

Here you will get Best Spanish & Portuguese Literature Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. El Alquimista: Una Fabula Para Seguir Tus Suenos

Author: by Paulo Coelho
Rayo (October 23, 2018)
192 pages

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Combina la magia, el misticismo, la sabidura y la maravilla en un inspirador relato de autodescubrimiento, El alquimista se ha convertido en un clsico moderno, vendiendo millones de copias en todo el mundo y transformando las vidas de innumerables lectores de todas las edades.

La obra maestra de Paulo Coelho narra la historia mstica de Santiago, un joven pastor andaluz que anhela viajar en busca de un tesoro terrenal. Su bsqueda le conducir a encontrar riquezas muy diferentes y mucho ms gratificantes de lo que nunca imagin.

El viaje de Santiago nos ensea la sabidura esencial de escuchar a nuestros corazones, de reconocer las oportunidades y aprender a leer los presagios esparcidos a lo largo de la vida y, lo que es ms importante, a seguir nuestros sueos.

2. The Shadow of the Wind

Author: by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
487 pages

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“Gabriel Garca Mrquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show.”The New York Times Book Review”One gorgeous read.” Stephen KingA New York Times BestsellerBarcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julin Carax.

But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence.

Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets-an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind.Really, you should.

3. Don Quixote (Penguin Classics)

Author: by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Penguin Classics
1072 pages

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadDon Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways.

While Quixote’s fancy often leads him astrayhe tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giantsSancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together-and together they have haunted readers’ imaginations for nearly four hundred years.

With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote has been generally recognized as the first modern novel. This Penguin Classics edition, with its beautiful new cover design, includes John Rutherford’s masterly translation, which does full justice to the energy and wit of Cervantes’s prose, as well as a brilliant critical introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarri.

4. La sombra del viento / Shadow of the Wind (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Vintage Espanol
569 pages

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Un amanecer de 1945, un muchacho es conducido por su padre a un misterioso lugar oculto en el corazn de la ciudad vieja: el Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. All encuentra La Sombra del Viento, un libro maldito que cambiar el rumbo de su vida y le arrastrar a un laberinto de intrigas y secretos enterrados en el alma oscura de la ciudad.

Ambientada en la enigmtica Barcelona de principios del siglo XX, este misterio literario mezcla tcnicas de relato de intriga, de novela histrica y de comedia de costumbres, pero es, sobre todo, una tragedia histrica de amor cuyo eco se proyecta a travs del tiempo.

Con gran fuerza narrativa, el autor entrelaza tramas y enigmas a modo de muecas rusas en un inolvidable relato sobre los secretos del corazn y el embrujo de los libros, manteniendo la intriga hasta la ltima pgina. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION”Gabriel Garca Mrquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show.”The New York Times Book Review.

A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julin Carax.

5. El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Oprah #59) (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Gabriel García Márquez
Vintage Espanol
461 pages

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Garca Mrquez traza la historia de un amor que no ha sido correspondido por medio siglo. Aunque nunca parece estar propiamente contenido, el amor fluye a travs de la novela de mil maneras: alegre, melanclico, enriquecedor, siempre sorprendente. La historia de amor entre Fermina Daza y Florentino Ariza, en el escenario de un pueblecito portuario del Caribe y a lo largo de ms de 60 aos, podra parecer un melodrama de amantes contrariados que al final vencen por la gracia del tiempo y la fuerza de sus propios sentimientos, ya que Garca Mrquez se complace en utilizar los ms clsicos recursos de los folletines tradiciones.

Pero este tiempo – por una vez sucesivo, y no circular – este escenario y estos personajes son como una mezcla tropical de plantas y arcilla que la mano del maestro moldea y con las que fantasea a su placer, para al final ir a desembocar en los territorios del mito y la leyenda.

Los jugos, olores y sabores del trpico alimentan una prosa alucinatoria que en esta ocasin llega al puerto oscilante del final feliz.”Era inevitable: el olor de las almendras amargas le recordaba siempre el destino de los amores contrariados. El doctor Juvenal Urbino lo percibi desde que entr en la casa todava en penumbras, adonde haba acudido de urgencia a ocuparse de un caso que para l haba dejado de ser urgente desde haca muchos aos.

6. Queen of the South

Author: by Arturo Perez-Reverte


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The international bestseller that inspired the must-watch drama on USA Network starring Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza. From master of the intellectual thriller Arturo Prez-Reverte, a remarkable tale, spanning decades and continentsfrom the dusty streets of Mexico to the sparkling waters off the coast of Morocco, to the Strait of Gibraltar and Spainin a story encompassing sensuality and cruelty, love and betrayal, and life and death.

Teresa Mendoza’s boyfriend is a drug smuggler who the narcos of Sinaloa, Mexico, call “the king of the short runway,” because he can get a plane full of coke off the ground in three hundred yards. But in a ruthless business, life can be short, and Teresa even has a special cell phone that Guero gave her along with a dark warning.

If that phone rings, it means he’s dead, and she’d better run, because they’re coming for her next. Then the call comes. In order to survive, she will have to say goodbye to the old Teresa, an innocent girl who once entrusted her life to a pinche narco smuggler.

7. Love Poems (New Directions Paperbook)

Author: by Pablo Neruda
New Directions
64 pages

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Sensual, earthy love poems that formed the basis for the popular movie Il Postino, now in a beautiful gift book perfect for weddings, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, or just to say “I love you!”Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda’s love poems caused a scandal when published anonymously in 1952.

In later editions, these verses became the most celebrated of the Noble Prize winner’s oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images that reveal in gentle lingering lines an erotic re-imagining of the world through the prism of a lover’s body: “today our bodies became vast, they grew to the edge of the world / and rolled melting / into a single drop / of wax or meteor….” Written on the paradisal island of Capri, where Neruda “took refuge” in the arms of his lover Matilde Urrutia, Love Poems embraces the seascapes around them, saturating the images of endless shores and waves with a new, yearning eroticism.

This wonderful book collects Neruda’s most passionate verses.

8. 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die [volume 1]

Author: by Alexandre Dumas
KTHTK (July 12, 2021)
July 12, 2021

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This 1st volume of contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:Alcott, Louisa May: Little WomenAusten, Jane: Pride and PrejudiceAusten, Jane: EmmaBalzac, Honor de: Father GoriotBarbusse, Henri: The InfernoBront, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell HallBront, Charlotte: Jane EyreBront, Emily: Wuthering HeightsBurroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the ApesButler, Samuel: The Way of All FleshCarroll, Lewis: Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandCather, Willa: My ntoniaCervantes, Miguel de: Don QuixoteChopin, Kate: The AwakeningCleland, John: Fanny HillCollins, Wilkie: The MoonstoneConrad, Joseph: Heart of DarknessConrad, Joseph: NostromoCooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the MohicansCrane, Stephen: The Red Badge of CourageCummings, E.E.: The Enormous RoomDefoe, Daniel: Robinson CrusoeDefoe, Daniel: Moll FlandersDickens, Charles: Bleak HouseDickens, Charles: Great ExpectationsDostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and PunishmentDostoyevsky, Fyodor: The IdiotDoyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the BaskervillesDreiser, Theodore: Sister CarrieDumas, Alexandre: The Three MusketeersDumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte CristoEliot, George: MiddlemarchFielding, Henry: Tom JonesFlaubert, Gustave: Madame BovaryFlaubert, Gustave: Sentimental EducationFord, Ford Madox: The Good SoldierForster, E.M.: A Room With a ViewForster, E.M.: Howards EndGaskell, Elizabeth: North and SouthGoethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of Young WertherGogol, Nikolai: Dead SoulsGorky, Maxim: The MotherHaggard, H.

9. Don Quixote

Author: by Miguel de Cervantes
Ecco (October 21, 2003)
976 pages

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Edith Grossman’s definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, in an expanded P.S. EditionWidely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain.

You haven’t experienced Don Quixote in English until you’ve read this masterful translation.This P.S. Edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

10. The Angel's Game: A Psychological Thriller

Author: by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
544 pages

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From the author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes a riveting masterpiece about love, literature, and betrayal. In this powerful, labyrinthian thriller, David Martn is a pulp fiction writer struggling to stay afloat. Holed up in a haunting abandoned mansion in the heart of Barcelona, he furiously taps out story after story, becoming increasingly desperate and frustrated.

Thus, when he is approached by a mysterious publisher offering a book deal that seems almost too good to be real, David leaps at the chance. But as he begins the work, and after a visit to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, he realizes that there is a connection between his book and the shadows that surround his dilapidated home and that the publisher may be hiding a few troubling secrets of his own.

Once again, Ruiz Zafn takes us into a dark, gothic Barcelona and creates a breathtaking tale of intrigue, romance, and tragedy

11. The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel

Author: by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Harper Perennial

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A deep and mysterious novel full of people that feel real…. An enthralling read and a must-have for your library. Zafn focuses on the emotion of the reader and doesn’t let go. Seattle Post-IntelligencerInternationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafn creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge, set in a dark, gothic Barcelona, in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them.Barcelona, 1957.

It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julin, and their close friend Fermn Romero de Torres is about to be wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city’s dark past.

His appearance plunges Fermn and Daniel into a dangerous adventure that will take them back to the 1940s and the early days of Franco’s dictatorship. The terrifying events of that time launch them on a search for the truth that will put into peril everything they love, and will ultimately transform their lives.

12. Short Stories in Spanish: New Penguin Parallel Text (Spanish and English Edition)

Author: by John R. King
Penguin Books
Spanish, English
233 pages

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A dual-language edition of contemporary stories from throughout the Hispanic world, perfect for learners of either language This volume of ten short stories, with parallel translations, offers students of Spanish at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature, without having constantly to refer back to a dictionary.

Richly diverse in themes and styles, the stories are by both new and well-established writers and range from the sharp insights of Gabriel Garca Mrquez’s Mara dos Prazeres and the teasing, deceptive simplicity of Javier Maras’s On the Honeymoon to Isabel Allende’s powerful evocation of the oral traditions of the Amerindian and the philosophical speculation of Laura Freixas’s Absurd Ending.

Complete with notes, the stories make excellent reading in either language.

13. The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition

Author: by Fernando Pessoa
New Directions
488 pages

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For the first timeand in the best translation everthe complete Book of Disquiet, a masterpiece beyond comparisonThe Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa’s greatest literary achievement. An autobiography or diary containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and ruminations, this classic work grapples with all the eternal questions.

Now, for the first time the texts are presented chronologically, in a complete English edition by master translator Margaret Jull Costa. Most of the texts in The Book of Disquiet are written under the semi-heteronym Bernardo Soares, an assistant bookkeeper.

This existential masterpiece was first published in Portuguese in 1982, forty-seven years after Pessoa’s death. A monumental literary event, this exciting, new, complete edition spans Fernando Pessoa’s entire writing life.

14. Don Quixote (Signet Classics)

Author: by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
1072 pages

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Complete and unabridged, Don Quixote is the epic tale of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza. Their picaresque adventures in the world of seventeenth-century Spain form the basis of one of the great treasures of Western literature.

In a new translation that comes closest, among the modern translations, to the simple, intimate, direct style that characterizes Cervantes’ narrative,* Don Quixote is a novel that is both immortal satire of an outdated chivalric code and a biting portrayal of an age in which nobility was a form of madness.John J.

Allen, Professor Emeritus of Spanish, University of Kentucky and Past President of the Cervantes Society of America

15. El tiempo entre costuras: Una novela (Atria Espanol) (Spanish Edition)

Author: by María Dueñas
Atria Books
624 pages

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An outstanding success around the world, The Time in Between has sold more than two million copies and inspired the Spanish television series based on the book, dubbed by the media as the “Spanish Downton Abbey.” In the US it was a critical and commercial hit, and a New York Times bestseller in paperback.

La joven modista Sira Quiroga abandona el Madrid agitado de los meses previos al alzamiento arrastrada por el amor desbocado hacia un hombre a quien apenas conoce. Con l se instala en Tnger, una ciudad extica y vibrante donde todo puede suceder.Incluso la traicin.

Sola, desubicada y cargada de deudas ajenas, Sira se traslada a Tetun, capital del Protectorado Espaol en Marruecos. Gracias a la ayuda de nuevas amistades forjar una nueva identidad y lograr poner en marcha un taller de alta costura en el que atender a clientas de orgenes lejanos y presentes insospechados.

A partir de entonces, con los ecos de la guerra europea resonando en la distancia, el destino de Sira queda ligado al de un puado de carismticos personajes que la empujarn hacia un inesperado compromiso en el que las artes de su oficio ocultarn algo mucho ms arriesgado.

16. The Art of Worldly Wisdom: A Pocket Oracle

Author: by Baltasar Gracian
208 pages

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The remarkable best-seller – a long-lost, 300-year-old book of wisdom on how to live successfully yet responsibly in a society governed by self-interest – as acute as Machiavelli yet as humanistic and scrupulously moral as Marcus Aurelius.