I want to ask where I can find/buy in pdf format bilingual beginner-intermediate level german novels similar to penguin parallel text novels. I searched but could not find a good resource.

  • "Farmer Giles of Ham" (J.R.R. Tolkien) is a good bilingual text novel, but I can't find an ebook version.
    – Toscho
    Feb 14 '14 at 11:31
  • dtv zweisprachig is a German series.
    – Wolf
    Feb 14 '14 at 14:42
  • I had the Russian version of "First Reader Erste englische Lesestücke" so I assume the English version could help you to start. The level is really beginner.
    – frlan
    Feb 19 '14 at 19:40
  • related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/6278/…
    – Takkat
    Mar 4 '14 at 11:44

About.com provides a list of dual-language books: LINK.

  • Demian - A Dual Language Book
  • Siddharta - A Dual Language Book
  • Great German Poems of the Romantic Era/Berühmte Gedichte der Deutschen Romantik
  • 103 Great Poems/103 Meistergedichte
  • Best Short Stories/Die schönsten Erzählungen
  • Death in Venice & A Man and His Dog/Der Tod in Venedig & Herr und Hund
  • Five Great German Short Stories
  • German Stories/Deutsche Erzählungen
  • German Short Stories 2/Deutsche Kurzgeschichten 2

Additionally, you can find some children's books at a site like this.

Also, I know of at least one site with free PDF children's books (only German, but pretty basic, LINK).


I found a site for reading parellel texts:


for example, Siddartha from Herman Hesse


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(click the Hamburger menu and then

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I can't find a direct link or full catalog, but here are some suggestions from the site:

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in this case, also available from Project Gutenberg:


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