The Greatest Kenyan, German "Folklore" Books of All Time

Click to learn how this list is calculated.

This list represents a comprehensive and trusted collection of the greatest books. Developed through a specialized algorithm, it brings together 305 'best of' book lists to form a definitive guide to the world's most acclaimed books. For those interested in how these books are chosen, additional details can be found on the rankings page.

Filter by: Genres Dates Countries
Follow on:

Genres

Folklore

Folklore is a category of books that encompasses traditional stories, beliefs, and customs of a particular culture or community. These stories are often passed down through generations and are deeply rooted in the history and traditions of the people. Folklore books may include myths, legends, fables, fairy tales, and other forms of storytelling that reflect the values, beliefs, and experiences of a particular group of people. They offer a glimpse into the cultural heritage of a community and provide insight into their way of life, beliefs, and customs.

Add additional genre filters

Countries

Kenyan

German

Add additional country filters

Date Range

Filter

Reading Statistics

Click the button below to see how many of these books you've read!

Download

If you're interested in downloading this list as a CSV file for use in a spreadsheet application, you can easily do so by clicking the button below. Please note that to ensure a manageable file size and faster download, the CSV will include details for only the first 500 books.

Download
  1. 1. Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

    "Household Tales" is a collection of German fairy tales that includes popular stories such as "Cinderella", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Hansel and Gretel", and "Snow White". These narratives, often featuring magical elements and moral lessons, have been influential in shaping Western popular culture. The tales range from the whimsical and humorous to the dark and cautionary, reflecting a wide array of human experiences and emotions.

    The 316th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Nibelungenlied by Anonymous

    "The Nibelungenlied" is a Middle High German epic poem that narrates the story of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, his murder, his wife Kriemhild's revenge, and the destruction of the Burgundians. The narrative is set in the early medieval period and combines elements of Norse mythology, courtly love, and heroic legend. The poem explores themes of honor, loyalty, love, betrayal, and revenge, and is considered one of the most important works of German literature.

    The 613th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Tristan by Gottfried von Strassburg

    "Tristan" is a medieval romance that tells the tragic tale of the noble knight Tristan and the beautiful princess Isolde. The story is filled with themes of love, betrayal, and honor, as Tristan is sent to Ireland to bring back Isolde for his uncle, King Mark, to marry. However, on their journey back, they accidentally consume a love potion, causing them to fall deeply in love with each other. Their illicit affair eventually leads to their downfall, resulting in a tale filled with sorrow and heartbreak.

    The 946th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. Parzival by Wolfram Eschenbach

    "Parzival" is a medieval epic poem that tells the story of a young man's journey from ignorance and folly to wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. The titular character, raised in isolation by his mother, ventures out into the world completely unaware of its ways. His journey leads him to King Arthur's court, where he becomes a knight and embarks on various adventures, including the quest for the Holy Grail. The narrative explores themes of chivalry, courtly love, and the struggle between faith and reason.

    The 1789th Greatest Book of All Time
  5. 5. The Treasure Chest by Johann Peter Hebel

    "The Treasure Chest" is a collection of engaging short stories and moral fables that delve into the lives of common people, their challenges, and their triumphs. Each story is crafted to impart wisdom and moral lessons, often featuring unexpected twists and insights into human nature. The tales are set in a variety of locales and historical contexts, providing a rich tapestry of social commentary that remains relevant and thought-provoking. Through its accessible and entertaining narratives, the book encourages reflection on virtues, vices, and the everyday decisions that shape our lives.

    The 3813th Greatest Book of All Time
  6. 6. Hauff's Fairy Tales by Wilhelm Hauff

    This collection brings together a captivating array of fairy tales written in the early 19th century, showcasing a blend of the magical, moral, and fantastical. The stories, rich in narrative and moral lessons, transport readers to worlds where the lines between reality and enchantment blur, featuring characters ranging from the noble-hearted to the cunning, and settings that span from the familiar to the utterly fantastical. Through tales of adventure, love, and wisdom, the collection not only entertains but also imparts valuable life lessons, reflecting the author's knack for storytelling and his ability to explore the depths of human nature and the complexities of the world through the lens of fairy tales.

    The 5540th Greatest Book of All Time
  7. 7. Gods And Heroes by Gustav Schwab

    "Gods and Heroes" is a comprehensive collection of captivating stories from Greek mythology, retelling the tales of gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters that have been passed down through generations. The book delves into the dramatic and often tragic lives of famous mythological figures such as Zeus, Hercules, and Achilles, exploring their adventures, battles, and romances. Through these stories, the book not only entertains but also provides insights into the beliefs and values of ancient Greek culture, highlighting themes of power, fate, and heroism.

    The 8745th Greatest Book of All Time

Reading Statistics

Click the button below to see how many of these books you've read!

Download

If you're interested in downloading this list as a CSV file for use in a spreadsheet application, you can easily do so by clicking the button below. Please note that to ensure a manageable file size and faster download, the CSV will include details for only the first 500 books.

Download