The most popular books in English
from 10401 to 10600

What books are currently the most popular and which are the all time classics? Here we present you with a mixture of those two criteria. We update this list once a month.

10402. Godless

Ann Coulter

Godless: The Church of Liberalism is a book by best-selling author and conservative columnist Ann Coulter, published in 2006. The book is an argument against American liberalism, which Coulter regards as so anti-scientific and faith-based that it amounts to a "primitive …

10404. The Meaning of Hitler

Sebastian Haffner

The Meaning of Hitler is the title of the English translation of the originally German 1978 book Anmerkungen zu Hitler by the journalist and writer Raimund Pretzel, who published all his books under the pseudonym Sebastian Haffner. The 176-page book analyzes the life and work of …

10405. Journey to the Center of the Earth

VERNE / SCHWACH

Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the …

10412. The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

M. G. Vassanji

Vikram Lall comes of age in 1950s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence. Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply …

10413. The Calder Game

Blue Balliett

· The Calder Game is a children's novel written by Blue Balliett and illustrated by Brett Helquist, published in 2008. It is the sequel to The Wright 3. Some underlying themes include the art of Alexander Calder, pentominoes, and the freedom of public art.

10414. The Ethics Of Ambiguity

Simone de Beauvoir

The Ethics of Ambiguity is Simone de Beauvoir's second major non-fiction work. It was prompted by a lecture she gave in 1945, after which she claimed that it was impossible to base an ethical system on her partner Jean-Paul Sartre's major philosophical work Being and …

10415. The Ragwitch

Garth Nix

The Ragwitch is a young adult horror/fantasy novel written by Garth Nix. The book was first published in 1990 by Pan Macmillan. It was again published in 1995 by Tor Books and first published in Great Britain in 2005 by HarperCollins.

10416. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Peter Handke

The first of Peter Handke's novels to be published in English, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is a true modern classic that "portrays the…breakdown of a murderer in ways that recall Camus's The Stranger" (Richard Locke, The New York Times). The self-destruction of a …

10417. The Secret Sharer

Joseph Conrad

"The Secret Sharer" is a short story by Joseph Conrad written in 1909, first published in Harper's Magazine in 1910, and as a book in the short-story collection Twixt Land and Sea. The story was filmed as a segment of the 1952 film Face to Face. The Secret Sharer was adapted to …

10418. Tears of a Tiger

Sharon Draper

Tears of a Tiger is a fiction novel written by Sharon M. Draper. It was first published by Atheneum in 1994, and later on February 1, 1996 by Simon Pulse, and is part of the Hazelwood Trilogy. It depicts the story of a seventeen-year-old African American boy named Andy, who …

10420. Macroscope

Piers Anthony

Macroscope is a novel by science fiction and fantasy author Piers Anthony. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1970. Macroscope was first published in 1969 and in some respects reflects the idealistic values of that time. The plot involves, among other things, …

10421. Lyddie

Katherine Paterson

Lyddie is a 1991 novel by Katherine Paterson. Set in the 19th century, this is a story of determination and personal growth. When thirteen-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family's debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way …

10423. Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

Ruth Rendell

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me is a psychological thriller novel by English crime writer Ruth Rendell.

10425. The Origins of Totalitarianism

Arendt

The Origins of Totalitarianism, by Hannah Arendt, describes and analyzes Nazism and Stalinism, the major totalitarian political movements of the 20th century. The original title of the book was The Burden of Our Times, which was published in Britain as The Burden of Our Time.

10427. Troy: Shield of Thunder

David Gemmell

Troy: Shield of Thunder is a 2006 novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell, forming the second part of his Troy Series trilogy. This novel was released posthumously in September 2006, following Gemmell's death in July of the same year. Backcover blurb: The war of Troy is …

10428. The Shadow Matrix

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Shadow Matrix is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Adrienne Martine-Barnes in the Darkover series. It was first published by in hardcover by DAW Books in 1996. Since the book involves time travel, it falls in both the Darkover time periods that the author …

10429. A Gift of Dragons

Anne McCaffrey

A Gift Of Dragons is a 2002 collection of short fiction by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. All four stories are set on the fictional planet Pern; the book is one of two collections in the science fiction series Dragonriders of Pern by Anne and her son Todd McCaffrey.

10430. A Fortunate Life

A. B. Facey

A Fortunate Life is an autobiography by Albert Facey published in 1981, nine months before his death. It chronicles his early life in Western Australia, his experiences as a private during the Gallipoli campaign of World War I and his return to civilian life after the war. It …

10431. The Last of the Just

André Schwarz-Bart

The Last of the Just is a post-war novel by André Schwarz-Bart originally published in French in 1959. It was published in an English translation by Stephen Becker in 1960. It was Schwarz-Bart's first book and won the Prix de Goncourt, France's highest literary prize. The author …

10432. The invention of curried sausage

Uwe Timm

An ingenious, revealing, and charming tale about the invention of a popular German sidewalk food by a woman who met, seduced, and held captive a deserter in April, 1945, just before the war's end.The Invention of Curried Sausage is an ingenious, revealing, and delightful novel …

10434. The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Joseph Roth

The Legend of the Holy Drinker is a 1939 novella by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth, published posthumously by Allert de Lange Verlag in Amsterdam. It tells a story about an alcohol addict, Andreas, who wants to return money he has borrowed, but fails because he spends all of …

10438. The Tenth Justice

Brad Meltzer

The Tenth is Brad Meltzer's first novel. Brad wrote the book when he was 26, a recent graduate of Columbia Law School. It centers on a Supreme Court clerk who leaks the Court's ruling to another lawyer. The lawyer is a fraud who blackmails the clerk. The lawyer and his friends …

10440. The Gardens of Light (Interlink World Fiction)

Amin Maalouf

Born in a Mesopotamian village in the third century, the son of a Parthian warrior, Mani grows up in a volatile and dangerous world. As battle rages for control over the Middle East between the great Roman and Persian empires, as Jews and Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians …

10443. Math Curse

Jon Scieszka

Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything …

10444. Ratking

Michael Dibdin

Ratking is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the first book in the popular Aurelio Zen series, introducing readers to the commissario's morally shady world. On publication it won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for fiction.

10446. Sopa De Piedras (Stone Soup)

Marcia Brown

Clever soldiers outwit greedy townspeople with the creation of a special soup in this cherished classic, a Caldecott Honor book.First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. This story, about three hungry …

10448. 253

Lutz W. Wolff

A Bakerloo tube train with no-one standing and no empty seats can carry 252 passengers. The driver makes 253. Each one has a page devoted to them, divided into three sections - what they look like, what they are thinking and inside information - and some of them are going to die.

10449. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 24 October 1960. It is the only Christie first edition published in the UK that contains stories …

10452. Breakfast on Pluto

Patrick McCabe

Breakfast on Pluto is a 1998 novel by Patrick McCabe. The book was shortlisted for the 1998 Booker Prize, and was adapted for the screen by McCabe and Neil Jordan; Jordan directed the 2005 film.

10454. A Stir of Echoes

Richard Matheson

A Stir of Echoes is a 1958 novel by Richard Matheson that served as the inspiration for the 1999 film, Stir of Echoes.

10455. The raven and other poems

Edgar Allan Poe

"With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion."-Edgar Allan Poe. Containing such famous works as "The Raven", "Lenore", "Annabel Lee", and "To Helen", this complete collection of poetry by Edgar Allan Poe encapsulates the career of one of the best-known and most read …

10456. Morgan's Run

Colleen McCullough

Morgan's Run is a historical novel by Colleen McCullough published in 2000 about the life of an English prisoner driven to the first penal colonies in Australia in the 18th century. Much of the novel is set in the penal colony on Norfolk Island. It starts off with the prisoner's …

10457. Rich Man, Poor Man

Irwin Shaw

Rich Man, Poor Man is a 1969 novel by Irwin Shaw. It is the last of the novels of Shaw's middle period before he began to concentrate, in his last works such as Evening In Byzantium, Nightwork, Bread Upon The Waters, and Acceptable Losses, on the inevitability of impending …

10458. Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret …

James Bamford

A no-holds-barred examination of the National Security Agency packed with startling secrets about its past, newsbreaking revelations about its present-day activities, and chilling predictions about its future powers and reach. The NSA is the largest, most secretive, and most …

10459. The Quickening Maze

Adam Foulds

The Quickening Maze is a 2009 novel by British poet and novelist Adam Foulds.

10460. Antony and Cleopatra

Colleen McCullough

Antony and Cleopatra is the seventh and purposely last novel in Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series, published in 2007.

10461. New Grub Street

George Gissing

In New Grub Street George Gissing re-created a microcosm of London's literary society as he had experienced it. His novel is at once a major social document and a story that draws us irresistibly into the twilit world of Edwin Reardon, a struggling novelist, and his friends and …

10462. The Fort at River's Bend

Jack Whyte

The Fort at River's Bend is a 1997 historical novel by Canadian novelist Jack Whyte. Originally part of a single book, The Sorcerer, it was split for publishing purposes. The book encompasses the beginning of Arthur's education at a long abandoned Roman fort, where he is taught …

10464. Reflections in a Golden Eye

Carson McCullers

A new trade paperback edition of McCullers' second novel, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE, immortalized by the 1967 film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, and John Houston. Set on a Southern army base in the 1930s, REFLECTIONS tells the story of Captain Penderton, a …

10465. Beyond Civilization

Daniel Quinn

Beyond Civilization is a book by Daniel Quinn written as a non-fiction follow-up to his acclaimed Ishmael trilogy—Ishmael, The Story of B, and My Ishmael—as well as to his autobiography, Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest. Beyond Civilization is written both to …

10466. The Dunwich Horror and Others

François Baranger

The Dunwich Horror A Short Story H.P. Lovecraft "The Dunwich Horror" is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft. Written in 1928, it was first published in the April 1929 issue of Weird Tales (pp. 481-508). It takes place in Dunwich, a fictional town in Massachusetts. It is considered …

10468. The Scourge of God

S. M. Stirling

The Scourge of God is an alternate history, post-apocalyptic novel by S. M. Stirling. It is the fifth book in the Emberverse series. The novel continues the journey of Rudi Mackenzie and his companions as they travel across the former United States, a generation after "The …

10469. Fallen Angels

Larry Niven

Fallen Angels is a Prometheus Award-winning novel by science fiction authors Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn published by Jim Baen. The novel was written as a tribute to science fiction fandom, and includes many of its well-known figures, legends, and practices. …

10470. Winners (New York Review Books)

Julio Cortazar

The Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, called by Carlos Fuentes the Simon Bolivar of the Latin American novel, was one of the scintillating geniuses of twentieth-century literature—a writer of sly wit and immense sophistication with a keen eye for character and the workings of …

10471. Venus on the Half-Shell

Philip José Farmer

Venus on the Half-Shell is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer, writing pseudonymously as "Kilgore Trout", a fictional recurring character in many of the novels of Kurt Vonnegut. This book first appeared as a lengthy fictitious "excerpt"—written by Vonnegut, but …

10472. Stormchaser

Paul Stewart

Stormchaser is a children's fantasy novel by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, first published in 1999. It is the second volume of The Edge Chronicles and of the Twig Saga trilogy; within the stories' own chronology it is the fifth novel, following the Quint Saga trilogy that was …

10473. Exultant

Stephen Baxter

Exultant is a science-fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. It is part two of the Destiny's Children series. The book was published by Victor Gollancz Ltd in September 2004.

10474. Monster Manual

Monte Cook

The Monster Manual for the 3rd Edition of Dungeons Dragons. it was published in 2000 and was written by Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams

10476. The Daughters of Cain

Colin Dexter

The Daughters of Cain is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the 11th novel in the Inspector Morse series.

10478. The hiding place

Trezza Azzopardi

The Hiding Place was the debut novel of Trezza Azzopardi, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000. It tells the story of the six daughters of a Maltese family growing up in Cardiff through the eyes of the youngest, Dolores Gauci. She describes her childhood life

10479. The Cat Who Went Bananas

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Went Bananas is the 2005 novel in the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun.

10480. Mary Reilly

Valerie Martin

Mary Reilly is a 1990 parallel novel by American writer Valerie Martin. It is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1990 and the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in …

10481. Grumbles from the Grave

Robert A. Heinlein

Grumbles from the Grave is a posthumous 1989 autobiography of science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein collated by his wife Virginia Heinlein from his notes and writings.

10483. The History Man

Malcolm Bradbury

The History Man is a campus novel by the British author Malcolm Bradbury set in 1972 in the fictional seaside town of Watermouth in the South of England. Watermouth bears some resemblance to Brighton. For example, there is a frequent and fast train service to London.

10484. Witch World

Andre Norton

Witch World is a fantasy or science fiction novel by Andre Norton, published as a paperback original by Ace Books in 1963. It inaugurated the Witch World series and established a setting that she eventually shared with other writers. The first hardcover edition was published by …

10485. Six Suspects

Vikas Swarup

Six Suspects is the second novel by Vikas Swarup, an Indian diplomat and author of The New York Times bestseller Q&A. It was published by Transworld in 2008 and in the US by Minotaur Books in 2009 and has been optioned for a film by Starfield Productions and the BBC. In …

10487. Saturnalia

Lindsey Davis

Saturnalia is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis.

10488. The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables is a Gothic novel written beginning in mid-1850 by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne and published in April 1851 by Ticknor and Fields of Boston. The novel follows a New England family and their ancestral home. In the book, Hawthorne explores …

10490. The Pearl of the Soul of the World

Meredith Ann Pierce

The Pearl of the Soul of the World is the third book in The Darkangel Trilogy published in 1990 that was written by Meredith Ann Pierce.

10491. Fever

Robin Cook

Fever is a 1982 novel by Robin Cook and is in the category of medical thriller. Set mainly in the Boston area and in rural New Hampshire, its main characters are a 12-year-old girl, Michelle Martel, with leukemia and her father, Charles Martel, a former allergist turned cancer …

10495. Roadmarks

Roger Zelazny

Roadmarks is a science fantasy novel written by Roger Zelazny during the late 1970s and published in 1979. The novel postulates a road that travels through time, with a nexus placed every few years where a handful of specially gifted people are able to get on and off. While …

10496. The Crimson Labyrinth

Yusuke Kishi

From a rising new star of horror comes a killer read that will make you lose track of time and reality. The Crimson Labyrinth is a wicked satire on extremist reality TV in the tradition of The Running Man-if that indeed is what it is. Welcome to THE MARS LABYRINTH where things …

10497. The King's General

Daphne du Maurier

"Daphne du Maurier is a magician, a virtuoso. She can conjure up tragedy, tension, suspense, the ridiculous, the vain, the romantic." --Good Housekeeping Honor Harris is only eighteen when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless - and utterly captivating. But following …

10499. Necroscope III: The Source

Brian Lumley

Necroscope III: The Source is the third book in the Necroscope series by British writer Brian Lumley. It was released in 1989.

10500. Dracula the Un-dead

Ian Holt

From the international bestselling author of Dracul comes the authoritative sequel to Bram Stoker’s original horror classic.London, 1912. A quarter of a century after Count Dracula “crumbled into dust,” Quincey Harker—the son of Jonathan and Mina Harker—leaves law school to …

10501. Blueberry Girl

Neil Gaiman

This is a prayer for a blueberry girl . . . A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl …

10502. If Morning Ever Comes

Anne Tyler

If Morning Ever Comes is American author Anne Tyler's first novel, published when she was only 22. Set in Sandhill, North Carolina, it focuses on Ben Joe Hawkes, a self-proclaimed worrier who finds himself responsible for taking care of his mother and six sisters after his …

10503. Song in the Silence

Elizabeth Kerner

Song in the Silence is the debut novel of Elizabeth Kerner, and the first book in the Kolmar series.

10506. Night and Day

Robert B. Parker

Night and Day is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the eighth in his Jesse Stone series. It was the last in the series to be published before his death in 2010.

10507. Parasite Eve

Hideaki Sena

Parasite Eve is a Japanese science fiction novel by Hideaki Sena, first published by Kadokawa in 1995. The book was published in North America by Vertical, Inc. in 2005. Parasite Eve was adapted into a film and manga series. It was later expanded into two video games that serve …

10508. The Heirs of Hammerfell

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heirs of Hammerfell is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. It was first published by in hardcover by DAW Books in 1989. The book takes place during the era of Darkover's history known as the Hundred Kingdoms. This is the last book in the …

10509. The Apocalypse Watch

Robert Ludlum

American agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortresslike mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organization that was born in the days after the fall of the Third Reich. But on the eve of his most spectacular success, after three years in deep cover, …

10510. Finding Violet Park

Jenny Valentine

Finding Violet Park, or Me, the Missing, and the Dead in the U.S., is a young adult novel by Jenny Valentine, published by HarperCollins in 2007. It is about a fatherless teenage boy, Lucas Swain, who finds an urn containing the ashes of the titular Violet Park abandoned in a …

10511. Who Do You Think You Are?

Alice Munro

Who Do You Think You Are? is a book of short stories by Alice Munro, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, published by Macmillan of Canada in 1978. It won the 1978 Governor General's Award for English Fiction, her second win of that prize. Outside of Canada, the book …

10515. Personal Injuries

Scott Turow

Personal Injuries is a novel by Scott Turow which was published in 1999. Like all of Turow's novels, it takes place in fictional Kindle County and many of the characters are recognized from other Turow novels.

10516. Serpent

Clive Cussler

Serpent is the first book in the NUMA Files series of books co-written by best-selling author Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos, and was published in 1999. The main character of this series is Kurt Austin. This is the first book with Cussler's new hero Kurt Austin. The main plot …

10517. The Faerie Path

Allan Frewin Jones

The Faerie Path is the first novel in a six-book series by the British author Frewin Jones. The story follows Anita Palmer, a teenager from two different parallel universes, and her struggle to maintain both lives.

10521. Kiss Me, Judas

Will Christopher Baer

Kiss Me, Judas is a 1998 neo-noir novel by the American author Will Christopher Baer. The book was first published on October 1, 1998, through Viking Press and follows the character of Phineas Poe after he wakes up in a hotel bathtub full of ice to discover that somebody has …

10522. Hunger

Jackie Kessler

Hunger is a 2010 young adult novel by Jackie Morse Kessler.

10523. Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain is a 1997 historical novel by Charles Frazier which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. It tells the story of W. P. Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate army near the end of the American Civil War who walks for months to return to Ada Monroe, …

10524. Candy

Kevin Brooks

Candy is a 2005 young adult novel by Kevin Brooks about a doomed teenage love affair between a musician and a prostitute.

10532. The Summoner

Gail Z. Martin

The Summoner is a 2007 fantasy novel by Gail Z. Martin. It is the first in the Chronicles of the Necromancer series. The story follows Prince Martris Drayke and his companions on a quest to take back their kingdom after it is seized by Tris's older brother. With so few allies at …

10533. The Civil War: A Narrative

Shelby Foote

The Civil War: A Narrative is a three volume, 2,968-page, 1.2 million-word history of the American Civil War by Shelby Foote. Although previously known as a novelist, Foote is most famous for this non-fictional narrative history. While it touches on political and social themes, …

10534. The Horseman on the Roof

Jean Giono

Perhaps no other of his novels better reveals Giono's perfect balance between lyricism and narrative, description and characterization, the epic and the particular, than The Horseman on the Roof. This novel, which Giono began writing in 1934 and which was published in 1951, …

10535. Andromaque

Jean Racine

Andromaque is a tragedy in five acts by the French playwright Jean Racine written in alexandrine verse. It was first performed on 17 November 1667 before the court of Louis XIV in the Louvre in the private chambers of the Queen, Marie Thérèse, by the royal company of actors, …

10537. Zadig

Voltaire

Zadig ou la Destinée is a famous novel and work of philosophical fiction written by Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. It tells the story of Zadig, a philosopher in ancient Babylonia. The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are …

10538. Tesla: Man Out of Time

Margaret Cheney

In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a …

10539. Chance and necessity; an essay on the natural …

Jacques Monod

"For some time now, the unpleasant idea has been dawning on mankind that it may owe its existence to nothing but a role of some cosmological dice. But until recently hard proof has been missing and the larger philosophical implications have remained obscure. What Jaques Monod is …

10540. Among the Believers

V.S. Naipaul

"Among the Believers" is V. S. Naipaul's classic account of his journeys through Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia; 'the believers' are the Muslims he met on those journeys, young men and women battling to regain the original purity of their faith in the hope of restoring …

10541. The Shadow Line

Joseph Conrad

The Shadow-Line is a novella based at sea by Joseph Conrad. The novella depicts the development of a young man upon taking a captaincy in the Orient, with the shadow line of the title representing the threshold of this development. It has often been cited as a metaphor of the …

10542. Round the Moon (Airmont Classic)

Jules Verne

After being fired out of the giant Columbiad, the bullet-shaped projectile along with its three passengers, Barbicane, Nicholl and Michel Ardan, begins the five-day trip to the moon. A few minutes into the journey, a small, bright meteor passes within a few hundred yards of …

10543. The Theory of the Leisure Class

Thorstein Veblen

In his scathing The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen produced a landmark study of affluent American society that exposes, with brilliant ruthlessness, the habits of production and waste that link invidious business tactics and barbaric social behavior. Veblen's …

10544. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

The young Robert Louis Stevenson suffered from repeated nightmares of living a double life, in which by day he worked as a respectable doctor and by night he roamed the back alleys of old-town Edinburgh. In three days of furious writing, he produced a story about his dream …

10545. The Caucasian Chalk Circle [Translator: Eric Bentley]

Bertolt Brecht

The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a play by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht's epic theatre, the play is a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than its wealthy natural parents. The play was written in 1944 …

10547. Moonfleet

J. -M. Falkner

Moonfleet is a tale of smuggling by the English novelist J. Meade Falkner, first published in 1898. The book was extremely popular among children worldwide up until the 1970s, mostly for its themes of adventure and gripping storyline. It remains a popular story widely read and …

10550. Z33 - Asterix and the Falling Sky (Asterix)

Albert Uderzo

Asterix and the Falling Sky is the thirty-third volume of the Asterix comic book series, by Albert Uderzo. It was released on October 14, 2005. The album is explained by Uderzo as a tribute to Walt Disney, who inspired him to become an artist. It is generally disliked by fans, …

10551. Eagles and Angels

Juli Zeh

Eagles and Angels is a 2001 novel by the German writer Juli Zeh.

10552. Miss Nobody

Tomek Tryzna

Marysia Kawczak is growing up in the gray flatlands of Poland, where she feels she is predestined to become -- like her mother -- a house slave, "a 210-pound lump of fat with varicose veins." At the age of fifteen, Marysia moves with her parents to the nearest big city, where …

10553. Inda

Sherwood Smith

Inda is the first installment in a quartet of books which act as an historical prequel to Sherwood Smith's other books set in Sartorias-deles, the world which she has been "writing about since [she] was eight years old,". Inda's story takes place in the southern hemisphere of …

10554. The Unknown Terrorist

Richard Flanagan

The Unknown Terrorist is the 2006 fourth novel by the Australian novelist Richard Flanagan. It was described by the New York Times' Michiko Kakatani as "an armature for a brilliant meditation upon the post-9/11 world".

10555. Ten Days That Shook the World

John Reed

Ten Days That Shook the World is a book by American journalist and socialist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, which Reed experienced firsthand. Reed followed many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders, especially Grigory Zinoviev and Karl Radek, closely …

10556. The Character of Physical Law

Richard Feynman

The text of 7 lecture series given by Feynman as part of Cornell's Messenger Lectures was published by the BBC in book form.

10558. House of Incest

Anais Nin

House of Incest is a slim volume of 72 pages written by Anaïs Nin. Originally published in 1936, it is Anaïs Nin's first work of fiction. But unlike her diaries and erotica, House of Incest does not detail the author's relationships with famous lovers like Henry Miller, nor does …

10561. Art

Yasmina Reza

‍ '​Art‍ '​ is a French-language play by Yasmina Reza that premiered on 28 October 1994 at Comédie des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The English-language adaptation, translated by Christopher Hampton, opened in London's West End on 15 October 1996, starring Albert Finney, Tom …

10563. A Fisherman of the Inland Sea

Ursula K. Le Guin

A Fisherman of the Inland Sea is a 1994 collection of short stories and novellas by Ursula K. Le Guin. The collection was second in the 1995 Locus Award poll in the collection category.

10564. The King's Justice

Katherine Kurtz

The King's Justice is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1985. It was the eighth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the second book in her third Deryni trilogy, The Histories of King Kelson. …

10566. Anywhere But Here

Mona Simpson

Anywhere But Here is a novel written by American novelist Mona Simpson. The book was a commercial success and earned the author the Whiting Prize for her first novel. The book was adapted by Alvin Sargent into a major motion picture and released by Twentieth Century Fox in 1999. …

10567. Lord of the Fire Lands

Dave Duncan

Lord of the Fire Lands is a book published in 1999 that was written by Dave Duncan.

10570. White Mughals

William Dalrymple

White Mughals is a 2002 history book by William Dalrymple. It is Dalrymple's fifth major book, and tells the true story of a love affair that took place in early nineteenth century Hyderabad between James Achilles Kirkpatrick and Khair-un-Nissa Begum.

10571. The Club of Queer Trades

G. K. Chesterton

The Club of Queer Trades is a collection of stories by G. K. Chesterton first published in 1905. Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means. To gain admittance one must have invented a unique means of …

10572. Plowing the Dark

Richard Powers

Plowing the Dark is a novel by American writer Richard Powers. It follows two narrative threads; one of an American teacher turned Lebanese prisoner of war, the other the construction of a high-tech virtual reality simulator.

10573. Kit's Wilderness

David Almond

Kit's Wilderness is a children's novel by David Almond, published by Hodder Children's Books in 1999. It is set in a fictional Northumberland town based on the former coal-mining towns the author knew as a child growing up in Tyne and Wear. It was silver runner up for the …

10575. The Moon's a Balloon

David Niven

The Moon's a Balloon is a memoir by British actor David Niven, published in 1972. It details his early life. There have been several editions and many translations of the book over the years. Niven followed it with a sequel Bring on the Empty Horses in 1975.

10576. Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years

Michael Palin

Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years, dedicated by Michael Palin to his mother and father, has reduced “mountains to molehills”, according to his own words, to take the reader inside the period of the author’s life that corresponds to the Monty Python era. In the introduction we …

10577. Critique of Judgment

Immanuel Kant

The Critique of Judgment, also translated as the Critique of the Power of Judgment and more commonly referred to as the third Critique, is a 1790 philosophical work by Immanuel Kant.

10578. A right to be hostile

Aaron McGruder

A right to be hostile is a book.

10579. Doruntine

Ismail Kadare

Doruntine or The Ghost Rider is a novel by Albanian writer Ismail Kadare. It is based on the old Albanian legend of Constantin and Doruntine.

10580. Florence of Arabia

Christopher Buckley

Florence of Arabia is a satirical novel written by Christopher Buckley and first published in 2004 by Random House. The novel follows a fictional State Department employee, Florence Farfaletti, as she attempts to bring equal rights to the fictional Middle Eastern nation of …

10581. Flashman on the March

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman on the March is a 2005 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the twelfth and last Flashman novel.

10582. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Mark Twain

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain that recounts the life of Joan of Arc. It is Twain's last completed novel, published when he was 61 years old. The novel is presented as a translation of memoirs by Louis de Conte, …

10583. Grandfather's Journey

Allen Say

Grandfather's Journey is a book by Allen Say. Released by Houghton Mifflin, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1994. The story is based on Say's grandfather's voyage from Japan to the United States and back again.

10584. The Witches of Chiswick

Robert Rankin

The Witches Of Chiswick is a novel by the British author Robert Rankin, the title parodying that of The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike.

10585. At play in the fields of the Lord

Peter Matthiessen

At Play in the Fields of the Lord is a 1965 novel by Peter Matthiessen. A film adapted from the book was made in 1991. A 2009 audiobook version was read by actor Anthony Heald. In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash. …

10586. Class Trip

Emmanuel Carrère

Two harrowing tales of pyschological suspense -- hailed as "stunning" (John Updike) -- from the mathematician of horrorTwo by Carrere brings together the greatest works of Emmanuel Carrere, "the Stephen King of France" (Mirabella), two novels that are at once gripping suspense …

10587. All the Rage

F. Paul Wilson

All The Rage is the fourth volume in a series of Repairman Jack books written by American author F. Paul Wilson. The book was first published by Gauntlet Press in a signed limited first edition then later as a trade hardcover from Forge and as a mass market paperback from Forge. …

10590. The Last Defender of Camelot

Roger Zelazny

The Last Defender of Camelot is an anthology of short stories written by science fiction/fantasy writer Roger Zelazny.

10591. Galactic Patrol

E. E. Doc Smith

Galactic Patrol is a science fiction novel by American author E. E. Smith. It was first published in book form in 1950 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 6,596 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding in 1937. The stories in this volume were the …

10592. The Naked Face

Sidney Sheldon

The Naked Face is the first novel written by Sidney Sheldon. It was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. In 1983 the novel was adapted as a film directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Roger Moore and …

10593. Triggerfish Twist

Tim Dorsey

Triggerfish Twist is the fourth book in Tim Dorsey's as-yet unnamed series of books which were centered on Serge A. Storms. It was published in 2002. The book takes place in the summer of 1997, somewhere in the midst of the events of Florida Roadkill. Triggerfish Twist may be …

10594. The Silent Gondoliers

William Goldman

The Silent Gondoliers is a 1983 novel written by William Goldman, under the pseudonym of "S. Morgenstern", about why the gondoliers of Venice no longer sing through the tale of the protagonist Luigi. The tale of Luigi actually starts in Chapter III and the previous chapters I …

10595. Relentless

Simon Kernick

Relentless is Simon Kernick's fifth thriller and crime novel originally published in June 2006. Its sales were helped by the book being one of Richard & Judy's Summer Book Club recommendations in 2007. It was the 8th best-selling paperback, and the best-selling thriller in …

10597. The Calculus Affair

Herge

The Calculus Affair is the eighteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in the newly established Tintin magazine from December 1954 to February 1956. The narrative follows the attempts of young …

10600. The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better …



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