The most popular books in English.

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.

11601. The Outsider

Colin Wilson

The Outsider is a non-fiction book by Colin Wilson first published in 1956. Through the works and lives of various artists – including H. G. Wells, Franz Kafka, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Harley Granville-Barker, Hermann Hesse, T. E. Lawrence, …

11602. The Brimstone Wedding

Ruth Rendell

The Brimstone Wedding is a 1996 mystery novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the name Barbara Vine.

11603. Castles of Steel

Robert K. Massie

Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea is a work of non-fiction by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert K. Massie. It details the naval actions of the First World War with an emphasis on those of the United Kingdom and Imperial Germany. This book …

11604. Briefing for a Descent into Hell

Doris Lessing

Briefing for a Descent into Hell is a novel written by Briefing for a Descent into Hell.

11605. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Anita Loos

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady is a comic novel written by Anita Loos, first published in 1925. It is one of several famous novels published that year to chronicle the so-called Jazz Age, including Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Van …

11606. Blue Screen

Robert B. Parker

Blue Screen is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the fifth in his Sunny Randall series.

11608. King Kong theory

Virginie Despentes

With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentesin her own words more King Kong than Kate Moss”delivers a highly charged account of women’s lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling …

11609. Franquin's Last Laugh

André Franquin

Franquin's Last Laugh is a collection of black comedy comic strips drawn by André Franquin, written by Franquin and Yvan Delporte. The one-page stories first appeared frequently in 1977, in the brief run of the Spirou magazine supplement, Le Trombone illustré. After this …

11610. Coup de Grâce

Marguerite Yourcenar

Set in the Baltic provinces in the aftermath of World War I, Coup de Grace tells the story of an intimacy that grows between three young people hemmed in by civil war: Erick, a Prussian fighting with the White Russians against the Bolsheviks; Conrad, his best friend from …

11611. Rite of Passage

Alexei Panshin

In 2198, one hundred and fifty years after the desperate wars that destroyed an overpopulated Earth, Man lives precariously on a hundred hastily-established colony worlds and in the seven giant Ships that once ferried men to the stars. Mia Havero's Ship is a small closed …

11614. The Tax Inspector

Peter Carey

The Tax Inspector is a 1991 novel by Australian writer Peter Carey.

11616. The Battle of Evernight

Cecilia Dart-Thornton

The Battle of Evernight is a fantasy novel by Cecilia Dart-Thornton, published in 2003 by Warner Aspect, a division of Time Warner U.S.A., Pan Macmillan U.K., Pan Macmillan Australia, Editrice Nord, Italy, Luitingh-Sijthoff, Netherlands, Pipe Verlag, Germany and A.S.T. …

11617. Conquerors' Heritage

Timothy Zahn

Conquerors' Heritage is a book published in 1995 that was written by Timothy Zahn.

11618. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, …

E. L. Konigsburg

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth is a children's novel by E. L. Konigsburg. It was published by Atheneum Books in 1967 and next year in the UK by Macmillan under the title Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth and Me. Jennifer, Hecate was the author's first …

11620. The Fire Gospel

Michel Faber

Theo Griepenkerl, a Canadian linguistics scholar, is sent to Iraq in search of artifacts that have survived the destruction and looting of the war. While visiting a museum in Mosul, he finds nine papyrus scrolls tucked in the belly of a bas-relief sculpture: they have been …

11621. Jimmy the Hand

Raymond E. Feist

Jimmy the Hand is the third and final book in Legends of the Riftwar series by Raymond E. Feist. It details the story of Jimmy, a 13- to 16-year-old thief, who after aiding Prince Arutha & Princess Anita escape Krondor and running afoul of Guy Du Bas-Tyra's secret police has …

11622. The Inscrutable Americans

Anurag Mathur

The Inscrutable Americans is a 1991 novel by Anurag Mathur. Tri-Color Communications adapted the book into a film in 1999.

11623. My Secret History

Paul Theroux

My Secret History is a novel by Paul Theroux published in June 1989 by Putnam Adult in the US and Hamish Hamilton in the UK. The novel follows the life of Andre Parent as he "grows" through his life and the person he becomes through his experiences, experiences that have been …

11625. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou is author and poet Maya Angelou's collection of poetry, published by Random House in 1994. It is Angelou's first collection of poetry, published after she read her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's …

11626. The Langoliers

Stephen King

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The survivors of a plane crash awake in a nightmare, a writer finds himself at the end of an accusing finger, a businessman struggles to uncover the evil driving him mad, and a ravenous dog inhabits a camera, in a horror quartet.

11627. A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Terry McMillan

A Day Late and a Dollar Short is Terry McMillan's fifth novel. It’s about a family in Las Vegas in 1994. Family charts in the end pages assist readers in keeping track of who is who in the large and dysfunctional Price family.

11629. Martha Quest

Doris Lessing

Martha Quest is a 1952 novel by British Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. Martha Quest is the main character of the first book in the book series The Children of Violence.

11633. Necroscope IV: Deadspeak

Brian Lumley

Necroscope IV: Deadspeak is the fourth book in the Necroscope series by British writer Brian Lumley. It was released in 1990.

11634. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking …

Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets is an American children's book by Dav Pilkey, and the second book in the Captain Underpants book series. It was published at some point in February 1999. It marks the first appearance of the Turbo Toilet 2000, the Talking …

11636. John Henry Days

Colson Whitehead

John Henry Days is a 2001 Pulitzer Prize shortlisted novel by African American author Colson Whitehead. John Henry Days is a portrait of America. Through a patchwork of interweaving histories, Whitehead reveals how a nation creates its present through the stories it tells of its …

11637. Second Stage Lensman

Edward E. Smith

Second Stage Lensmen is a science fiction novel by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D.. It was first published in book form in 1953 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 4,934 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding beginning in 1941. Second Stage Lensmen is …

11638. Count Belisarius

Robert von Ranke Graves

Count Belisarius is a historical novel by Robert Graves, first published in 1938, recounting the life of the Byzantine general Belisarius. Just as Graves's Claudius novels were based on The Twelve Caesars of Suetonius and other Roman sources, Count Belisarius is largely based on …

11639. Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart

Joyce Carol Oates

Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart is a 1990 novel by American novelist Joyce Carol Oates. The title is taken from "In the Desert," a poem by Stephen Crane. Oates's novel was nominated for best work of fiction in the 1990 National Book Awards.

11640. Fatal Cure

Robin Cook

Fatal Cure is a medical thriller written by Robin Cook.

11641. A Voyage to Arcturus

David Lindsay

A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by Scottish writer David Lindsay, first published in 1920. It combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. Critic and philosopher Colin Wilson described …

11642. Fantomas

Pierre Souvestre

“One episode simply melts away as the next takes over” (The New York Times) in this deliciously sinister turn-of-the-century tale of a French evil genius run rampant. Three appalling crimes leave all of Paris aghast: the Marquise de Langruen is hacked to death, the Princess …

11643. A Summer to Die

Lois Lowry

Meg isn't thrilled when she gets stuck sharing a bedroom with her older sister Molly. The two of them couldn't be more different, and it's hard for Meg to hide her resentment of Molly's beauty and easy popularity. But now that the family has moved to a small house in the …

11644. Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

Margaret Weis

Dragons of the Dwarven Depths is a fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, based on the Dragonlance fictional campaign setting. It is the beginning of the Lost Chronicles trilogy, designed to fill in the gaps in the storyline between the books in the Chronicles …

11645. One of Ours

Willa Cather

One of Ours is a novel by Willa Cather that won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel. It tells the story of the life of Claude Wheeler, a Nebraska native around the turn of the 20th century. The son of a successful farmer and an intensely pious mother, he is guaranteed a …

11648. Star Wars : Darth Bane (2) : Rule of Two

Drew Karpyshyn

Darth Bane: Rule of Two, the sequel to the novel Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, is part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It was written by Drew Karpyshyn, and was released on December 26, 2007. The novel centers on the young Sith apprentice Darth Zannah, recently taken …

11650. Crossing the Mangrove

Maryse Condé

In this beautifully crafted, Rashomon-like novel, Maryse Conde has written a gripping story imbued with all the nuances and traditions of Caribbean culture. Francis Sancher--a handsome outsider, loved by some and reviled by others--is found dead, face down in the mud on a path …

11651. A Savage Place

Robert B. Parker

A Savage Place is the 8th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The title is from the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem "Kubla Khan." The book's epigraph is an excerpt from the poem, from "And there were gardens" to "A savage place! as holy and enchanted / As e'er beneath a waning moon …

11652. The Story of the Amulet

E. Nesbit

The Story of the Amulet is a novel for children, written in 1906 by English author Edith Nesbit. It is the final part of a trilogy of novels that also includes Five Children and It and The Phoenix and the Carpet. In it the children re-encounter the Psammead—the "it" in Five …

11653. Up at the Villa

W. Somerset Maugham

Now a major motion picture from USA Films starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, and director Philip Haas (director of Angels and Insects).In Up at the Villa, W. Somerset Maugham portrays a wealthy young English woman who finds herself confronted rather brutally by the …

11654. Klingsor's last summer. Translated by Richard and …

Hermann Hesse

Across eighteen short stories, Lessing dissects London and its inhabitants with the power for truth and compassion to be expected of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. 'During that first year in England, I had a vision of London I cannot recall now ... it was a nightmare city …

11655. Ironman

Chris Crutcher

Ironman is a 1995 novel by young adult writer Chris Crutcher who studied art and literature at the University of Notre Dame in his twenties. He created the novel's cover image himself using the medium of oil pastel. The novel is the story of Beauregard Brewster, a high school …

11656. The Marquise of O

Heinrich von Kleist

The late stories by an influential writer of singular talentBetween 1799, when he left the Prussian Army, and his suicide in 1811, Kleist developed into a writer of unprecedented and tragically isolated genius. This collection of works from the last period of his life also …

11657. Finding Darwin's God

Kenneth R. Miller

Question: Who made us?Answer #1: God made us. Answer #2: Evolution made us.Which is it? What is the true answer to the age-old question of where we came from? Is it even possible to know for sure? In Finding Darwin's God, Kenneth R. Miller offers a surprising resolution to …

11659. Duck for President

Doreen Cronin

Duck for President is a children's book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Released in 2004 through Simon and Schuster, the New York Times Best Illustrated Book follows the further adventures of Farmer Brown's animals that were introduced in Click, Clack, …

11660. Martyn Pig

Kevin Brooks

Martyn Pig is a thriller by Kevin Brooks, published on April 1, 2002 by The Chicken House and aimed at teens and young adults. Martyn Pig won the Branford Boase Award in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2002.

11661. Killer on the Road

James Ellroy

Killer on the Road is a crime novel by James Ellroy. First published in 1986, it is a non-series book between the Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy and the L.A. Quartet. It was first released by Avon as a mass-market paperback original under the title Silent Terror. But the title intended …

11662. The End of the Matter

Alan Dean Foster

The End of the Matter is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is fourth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series.

11663. Shatterpoint

Matthew Stover

Shatterpoint is a science fiction novel by Matthew Stover set in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars creator George Lucas wrote the prologue to the novel. Its main character is Jedi Master Mace Windu. Stover based Shatterpoint on both Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness, and …

11664. Deeper

Jeff Long

Deeper is a 2007 novel by Jeff Long and is the sequel to his 1999 novel, The Descent. It continues the first book's exploration of the dark subterranean world populated by the brutal hominid offshoot Homo hadalis.

11665. Death in a White Tie

Ngaio Marsh

Death in a White Tie is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh. It is the seventh novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1938. The plot concerns the murder of a British lord after a party. It was adapted for television in a 1993 episode of The Inspector Alleyn …

11666. Trouble in Paradise

Robert B. Parker

Trouble in Paradise is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the second in his Jesse Stone series.

11667. Violence and the Sacred

René Girard

His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy.

11669. Titan

Stephen Baxter

Titan is a 1997 science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. The book depicts a manned mission to Titan — the enigmatic moon of Saturn — which has a thick atmosphere and a chemical makeup that some think may contain the building blocks of life. Titan was nominated for the Arthur C. …

11670. Blow Up

Julio Cortazar

Las armas secretas is a book of 5 short stories written by Julio Cortázar. All of the stories appear in translation in the volume Blow-up and Other Stories; one story, "Cartas de Mamá," has never been translated into English.

11672. Lost Paradise

Cees Nooteboom

Lost Paradise is a 2004 novel by the Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom. It tells the story of two Brazilian women who move to Australia, and of a Dutch middle-aged critic who goes to an Alpine spa.

11673. Red Is for Remembrance

Laurie Faria Stolarz

Red Is for Remembrance is a book published in 2005 that was written by Laurie Faria Stolarz.

11674. The Whispering Statue

Carolyn Keene

Once again, Nancy faces two puzzling mysteries at once! The first concerns a valuable collection of rare books that Mrs. Horace Merriam commissioned anart dealer to sell--has he swindled her instead? The second mystery revolves around the baffling theft of a beautiful marble …

11675. N-Space

Larry Niven

N-Space is a collection of short stories by American science fiction author Larry Niven released in 1990. Some of the stories are set in Niven's Known Space universe. Also included are various essays, articles and anecdotes by Niven and others, excerpts from some of his novels, …

11676. The Separation

Christopher Priest

The Separation is a 2002 novel by Christopher Priest. It is an alternate history revolving around the experiences of identical twin brothers during the Second World War, during which one becomes a pilot for the RAF, and the other, a conscientious objector, becomes an ambulance …

11677. I Who Have Never Known Men

Jacqueline Harpman

I Who Have Never Known Men, originally published in French as Moi qui n'ai pas connu les hommes, is a 1995 science fiction novel by Belgian author Jacqueline Harpman. It is the first of Harpman's novels to be translated into English. It was originally published by Seven Stories …

11678. The Cat Inside

William S. Burroughs

The Cat Inside is the title of an autobiographical novella written by William S. Burroughs and illustrated by Brion Gysin. The book was first published by Grenfell Press in 1986 in an edition of only 133 copies; it was later reissued by Viking Press in 1992 in a mass market …

11679. Fifty Shades Darker

E. L. James

Fifty Shades Darker is a 2012 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It is the second installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. The first …

11680. Caballo de Troya

J. J. Benitez

Caballo de Troya is a biography written in 1984 by Spanish journalist, writer and ufologist Juan José Benítez. It has reached considerable success in most Spanish-speaking countries as well as in Brazil. The first volume, Trojan Horse: Jerusalem, has been translated into English …

11681. God's Bits of Wood

Ousmane Sembène

God's Bits of Wood is a 1960 novel by the Senegalese author Ousmane Sembène that concerns a railroad strike in colonial Senegal of the 1940s. It was written in French under the title Les bouts de bois de Dieu. The book deals with several ways that the Senegalese and Malians …

11682. Sonnets To Orpheus (Bilingual Edition)

Rainer Maria Rilke

The Sonnets to Orpheus are a cycle of 55 sonnets written in 1922 by the Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke. It was first published the following year. Rilke, who is "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets," wrote the cycle in a period …

11683. The Confidential Agent

Graham Greene

The Confidential Agent is a thriller novel by British author Graham Greene. Fueled by Benzedrine, Greene wrote it in six weeks. To avoid distraction, he rented a room in Bloomsbury from a landlady who lived in an apartment below him. He used that apartment in the novel and had …

11685. In Green's Jungles

Gene Wolfe

In Green's Jungles is a book published in 2000 that was written by Gene Wolfe.

11686. The Rebels

John Jakes

The Rebels is a historical novel written by John Jakes, originally published in 1975, the second in a series known as The Kent Family Chronicles or the American Bicentennial Series. The novel mixes fictional characters with historical events and figures, to narrate the story of …

11687. Labyrinth of Evil

James Luceno

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing the legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life.He’s the scion of an honorable and revered …

11688. Steering the Craft

Ursula K. Le Guin

Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Mariner and the Mutinous Crew is a 1998 nonfiction book by Ursula K. Le Guin. Developed from a writers' workshop led by Le Guin, the book contains self-guided exercises and discussions focused on the …

11689. The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report

Timothy Ferris

From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole. Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of …

11690. An Inconvenient Book

Glenn Beck

An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems is a 2007 political narrative written and edited by conservative commentator Glenn Beck

11691. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah …

Olaudah Equiano

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, first published in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. The book describes Equiano's time spent in enslavement, and documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through …

11694. Twelve Angry Men

Reginald Rose

A landmark American drama that inspired a classic film and a Broadway revival—featuring an introduction by David Mamet A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, Twelve Angry Men holds at its core a …

11695. La Douleur

Marguerite Duras

La Douleur is a controversial, semi-autobiographical work by Marguerite Duras published in 1985 but drawn from diaries she supposedly wrote during World War II. It is a collection of six texts recounting a mix of her experiences of the Nazi Occupation of France with fictional …

11696. Stoneheart

Charlie Fletcher

A city has many lives and layers. London has more than most. Not all the layers are underground, and not all the lives belong to the living. A 12-year-old boy named George Chapman is about to find this out the hard way. On a school trip he's punished for something he didn't do. …

11697. Rudin

Ivan Turgenev

Turgenev is an author who no longer belongs to Russia only. During the last fifteen years of his life he won for himself the reading public, first in France, then in Germany and America, and finally in England. In his funeral oration the spokesman of the most artistic and …

11698. Interesting Times

Terry Pratchett

Interesting Times is the seventeenth novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, set in the Aurient. The title refers to the common myth that there exists a Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times".

11700. Old Masters : A Comedy (Phoenix Fiction Series)

Bernhard

Old Masters is a novel by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, first published in 1985. It tells of the life and opinions of Reger, a 'musical philosopher', through the voice of his acquaintance Atzbacher, a 'private academic'.

11701. Poil De Carotte

Jules Renard

Poil de carotte is a long short story or autobiographical novel by Jules Renard published in 1894, which recounts the childhood and the trials of a redheaded child. It is probably in this miserable childhood story where one should look for the origins of Renard's skepticism and …

11702. Lie Down in Darkness

William Styron

Lie Down in Darkness is a novel by American novelist William Styron published in 1951. It was his first novel, written when he was 26 years old, and received a great deal of critical acclaim. After graduating from Duke University in 1947, Styron took an editing position with …

11704. Warchild

Karin Lowachee

Warchild is a science fiction novel by Karin Lowachee. It was published by Warner Aspect in 2002. It won the Warner Aspect First Novel Award. Warchild was also a finalist for the 2002 Philip K. Dick Award.

11705. Inside Job

Connie Willis

Inside Job is a novella by Connie Willis, originally published in the January 2005 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction and later as a hardback by Subterranean Press. In the story, a debunker of pseudoscience encounters a fake medium who seems to be genuinely channelling the …

11707. The Scheme for Full Employment

Magnus Mills

The Scheme for Full Employment is a novel by the English author Magnus Mills, published in 2003 by Flamingo.

11708. Fade

Robert Cormier

Fade is a 1988 young adult novel written by Robert Cormier.

11709. American Nerd: The Story of My People

Benjamin Nugent

American Nerd: The Story of My People is a book by Benjamin Nugent. The book discusses the history and origin of the term "nerd", as well as what the term means in today's age. Some of the important topics discussed include the racial differences for the term "nerd", such as how …

11710. Ruled Britannia

Harry Turtledove

Ruled Britannia is an alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove, first published in hardcover by New American Library in 2002.

11712. Flying Finish

Dick Francis

Henry Grey takes a dirty, demanding job transporting racehorses by air. But when he discovers that he's actually transporting something altogether different, he has to call upon every ounce of resourcefulness he has to land with his life intact.

11713. The Begum's Fortune

Jules Verne

When two European scientists unexpectedly inherit an Indian rajah’s fortune, each builds an experimental city of his dreams in the wilds of the American Northwest. France-Ville is a harmonious urban community devoted to health and hygiene, the specialty of its French founder, …

11714. The Pickup

Nadine Gordimer

The Pickup is a 2001 novel by South African writer Nadine Gordimer. It tells the story of a couple: Julie Summers, a white woman from a financially secure family, and Abdu, an illegal Arab immigrant in South Africa. After Abdu's visa is refused, the couple returns to his unnamed …

11715. Inside Delta Force

Eric L. Haney

Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit is a 2002 memoir written by Eric L. Haney about his experiences as a founding special forces operator in the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta the U.S. Army's counterterrorist unit. Haney …

11716. Final Impact

John Birmingham

Final Impact is the third volume of John Birmingham's Axis of Time trilogy.

11717. Whittington

Alan Armstrong

Whittington is a children's fantasy novel by Alan Armstrong, published by Random House in 2005 with illustrations by S. D. Schindler. It was a 2006 Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book for Children.

11718. The Girl Who Owned a City

O. T Nelson

The Girl Who Owned a City is the only published novel by O. T. Nelson, first published in 1975. This book, sometimes taught in schools, is considered to be best suited for those between the ages of 12 and 15. A graphic novel adaptation by Dan Jolley with art by Joëlle Jones and …

11719. Funeral Rites

Jean Genet

Funeral Rites is a 1948 novel by Jean Genet. It is a story of love and betrayal across political divides, written this time for the narrator's lover, Jean Decarnin, killed by the Germans in WWII. The first edition was limited to 1,500 copies; in 1953 the text was revised by …

11720. The Obscene Bird of Night

José Donoso

The Obscene Bird of Night is the most acclaimed novel by the Chilean writer José Donoso. Donoso was a member of the Latin American literary boom and the literary movement known as magical realism. The novel explores the cyclical nature of life and death, in that our fears and …

11721. Doubt: A Parable

John Patrick Shanley

Doubt, A Parable is a 2004 play by John Patrick Shanley. Originally staged off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club on November 23, 2004, the production transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in March 2005 and closed on July 2, 2006 after 525 performances and 25 …

11722. Crimson Joy

Robert B. Parker

A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he gets all the attention that Spenser and Hawk can give.Spenser plays against time while he tracks the Red Rose …

11723. Author, Author

David Lodge

Framed by a dramatic and moving account of Henry James's last illness, Author! Author! begins in the early 1880s, describing James's friendship with the genial Punch artist, George Du Maurier, and his intimate but problematic relationship with fellow American novelist Constance …

11724. The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown: …

Karen Hawkins

Lady Whistledown Tells All!Society is abuzz when the Season's most promising debutante is jilted by her intended -- only to be swept away by the deceitful rogue's dashing older brother -- in New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn's witty, charming, and heartfelt tale.When the …

11725. The Stories of English

David Crystal

The Stories of English is a 2004 book by British linguist David Crystal; it traces the history of the English language from the invasion of Great Britain by the Angles and Saxons in the 5th Century to the modern splintering of the language into its modern British, American, …

11726. Melmoth the Wanderer

Charles Maturin

'My hour is come ... the clock of eternity is about to strike, but its knell must be unheard by mortal ears!'Created by an Irish clergyman, Melmoth is one of the most fiendish characters in literature. In a satanic bargain, Melmoth exchanges his soul for immortality. The story …

11727. Cup of Gold

John Steinbeck

In the 1670s Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: one to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa …

11728. Moments of Being

Virginia Woolf

MOMENTS OF BEING is a collection containing Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing. The author was well born, and in "Reminiscenses," the first of five pieces, she focuses on the death of her mother, "the greatest disaster that could happen," and its effect on her …

11729. The Cleft

Doris Lessing

The Cleft is a novel by Doris Lessing.

11730. I Was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers

Philip Pullman

I was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers is a children's novel written by British author Philip Pullman. It was published in 1999.

11731. Cathy's Book

Sean Stewart

Cathy's Book: If Found Call 266-8233 is a young adult novel with alternative reality game elements by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman, illustrated by Cathy Brigg. It was first published September 12, 2006 by Running Press. It includes an evidence packet filled with letters, …

11732. The Social Construction of Reality

Peter L. Berger

The Social Construction of Reality is a 1966 book about the sociology of knowledge by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann. The work introduced the term social construction into the social sciences and was strongly influenced by the work of Alfred Schütz. The central concept of …

11733. Language, Truth, and Logic

Alfred J. Ayer

Language, Truth, and Logic is a 1936 work of philosophy by Alfred Jules Ayer. It brought some of the ideas of the Vienna Circle and the logical empiricists to the attention of the English-speaking world. In the book, Ayer defines, explains, and argues for the verification …

11734. Boy A

Jonathan Trigell

Boy A is the title of a 2004 novel by British writer Jonathan Trigell.

11735. Against Interpretation

Susan Sontag

Against Interpretation is a collection of essays by Susan Sontag published in 1966. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, including "On Style," and the eponymous essay "Against Interpretation." In the last, Sontag argues that in the new approach to aesthetics the …

11736. Falling Angel

William Hjortsberg

Falling Angel is a 1978 horror novel by William Hjortsberg. Written in a hardboiled detective style with supernatural themes, it was adapted into the 1987 film Angel Heart.

11737. The Blade Itself

Marcus Sakey

The Blade Itself is a crime thriller novel by Marcus Sakey that was released in January 2007.

11738. Landscape and memory

Simon Schama

Landscape and memory is a 1995 book written by Simon Schama.

11739. Tomorrow

Graham Swift

Tomorrow is a novel by Graham Swift first published in 2007 about the impending disclosure of a family secret. Set in Putney, London on the night of Friday, 16 June 1995, the novel takes the form of an interior monologue by a 49-year-old mother addressed to her sleeping teenage …

11740. The Deceiver

Frederick Forsyth

The Deceiver is a novel by Frederick Forsyth, about a retiring agent of the British SIS named Sam McCready. He is the head of Deception, Disinformation and Psychological Operations, and his maverick but brilliant successes have led to his nickname "The Deceiver."

11741. Millions

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Millions is a children's novel published early in 2004, the first book by British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is an adaptation of his screenplay for the film Millions, although it was released six months before the film. Set in England just before British adoption of …

11742. Apex Hides the Hurt

Colson Whitehead

Apex Hides the Hurt is a 2006 novel by American author Colson Whitehead. The novel follows an unnamed nomenclature consultant who is asked to visit the town of Winthrop, which, rather conveniently for the nomenclature consultant, is considering changing its name. During his …

11743. Knowledge of Angels

Jill Paton Walsh

Knowledge of Angels is a medieval philosophical novel by Jill Paton Walsh which was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize.

11744. The Heather Blazing

Colm Toibin

The Heather Blazing is the 1992 novel by Irish writer Colm Tóibín. It was the writer's second novel and allowed him to become a full-time fiction writer. The intensity of the prose and the emotional tension under the colder eye with which the events are seen, provided him with a …

11746. Colonization: Second Contact

Harry Turtledove

Colonization: Second Contact is an alternate history and science fiction novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first novel of the Colonization series, as well as the fifth installment in the Worldwar series.

11747. Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an …

Bruce Schneier

Many of us, especially since 9/11, have become personally concerned about issues of security, and this is no surprise. Security is near the top of government and corporate agendas around the globe. Security-related stories appear on the front page everyday. How well though, do …

11748. The Chosen

Ricardo Pinto

The Chosen is a 1999 fantasy novel by Ricardo Pinto. It is the first book in The Stone Dance of the Chameleon trilogy, which concerns the harrowing experiences of the young and inexperienced heir to a ruling dynasty who is suddenly taken from his protected childhood and thrust …

11749. The Templar Revelation

Lynn Picknett

The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ is a book written by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince and published in 1997 by Transworld Publishers Ltd in Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. It proposes a fringe hypothesis regarding the relationship …

11750. Middle Age

Joyce Carol Oates

Middle Age : A Romance is a bestselling 2001 novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

11752. The Bad Seed

William March

The Bad Seed is a 1954 novel by American writer William March, the last of his major works published before his death. Nominated for the 1955 National Book Award for Fiction, The Bad Seed tells the story of a mother's realization that her young daughter has committed a murder, …

11754. The Child Garden

Geoff Ryman

The Child Garden is a 1989 science fiction novel by Geoff Ryman. It won both the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1990. The novel is structured as two books with a brief introduction. The first book was originally published in two parts as "Love …

11755. Cracking India

Bapsi Sidhwa

Cracking India, is a novel by author Bapsi Sidhwa. Sidhwa's novel deals with the partition of India and its aftermaths. This is the first novel by a female novelist from Pakistan which describes the fate of people in Lahore. The novel deals with "the bloody partition of India …

11756. Perfect Circle

Sean Stewart

Perfect Circle is a 2004 novel by Sean Stewart. It was nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2004 and the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 2005. It is a contemporary realistic fantasy about an exorcist in Texas.

11759. The Silent Boy

Lois Lowry

The Silent Boy was written by Lois Lowry and was published in 2003. Categorized as both a young adult novel and historical fiction, The Silent Boy is set in a 20th-century farm community. The story was inspired by a pile of photos that Lowry found and which are interspersed …

11761. The Crocodile Bird

Ruth Rendell

The Crocodile Bird is a 1993 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell.

11762. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

11763. Face Forward

Kevyn Aucoin

"Makeup should be fun, not fascist," celebrity makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin avers in Face Forward, his third book. One of the most adored stylists among fashionistas, entertainment divas, and high-society jet setters, Southern-born Aucoin arrived on the New York fashion scene in …

11764. A Crime in the Neighborhood

Suzanne Berne

A Crime in the Neighborhood is a novel by Suzanne Berne. It won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 1999. Told through the eyes of a ten-year-old girl, the book chronicles a child's murder in a sleepy suburb of Washington, D.C. against the backdrop of the unfolding Watergate scandal.

11766. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún is a previously unpublished work by J.R.R. Tolkien, written while Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford during the 1920s and ‘30s, before he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It makes available for the first time Tolkien’s …

11767. "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?"

Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan's second volume of war autobiography, "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?": A Confrontation in the Desert, was published in 1974, with Jack Hobbs credited as an editor. This book spans events from January to May 1943, during Operation Torch, the Allied liberation of Africa in …

11768. The Phantom of Manhattan

Frederick Forsyth

The Phantom of Manhattan, a 1999 novel by Frederick Forsyth, is a sequel to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera, itself based on the original book by Gaston Leroux. Forsyth's literary concept is that Leroux had recorded factual events but, in review, had …

11769. Bella at Midnight

Diane Stanley

Bella at Midnight is a fantasy novel for children by Diane Stanley. The story is based on the fairy tale Cinderella. It was first published in 2006.

11770. We Can Remember It for You Wholesale

Philip K. Dick

We Can Remember It for You Wholesale is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Citadel Twilight in 1990 and reprints Volume II of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick replacing the story "Second Variety" with "We Can Remember It …

11772. Hero in the Shadows

David Gemmell

Hero in the Shadows, published in 2000, is a novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell. It is the third of three Waylander stories and was preceded by Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf.

11773. Winter Warriors

David Gemmell

Winter Warriors, published in 1997, is a novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell. It is the eighth entry in the Drenai series. It is also the second of three stories that feature in the anthology Drenai Tales Volume Three. The story is set several decades after Gemmell's …

11774. The Frog Prince, Continued

Jon Scieszka

The Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka is a picture book parody "sequel" to the tale of The Frog Prince, in which a princess kisses a frog which then turns into a prince. It was first published in 1991. Instead of living happily ever after, issues ensue on both sides. The …

11775. Death of a Doxy

Rex Stout

Death of a Doxy is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by Viking Press in 1966.

11776. It's Not the End of the World

Judy Blume

It's Not the End of the World is a young adult novel written by Judy Blume, published in 1972.

11777. The Golden Road

Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Golden Road is a 1913 novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery.

11780. Dave Barry Turns 50

Dave Barry

Dave Barry Turns 50 is a humor book written by humor Columnist Dave Barry, about turning 50, and reminiscing on the events of the Baby Boomer generation, as well as satirical advice on aging. The book includes the first known instance of the Waiter Rule - "If someone is nice to …

11781. The Landry News

Andrew Clements

The Landry News is a children's book by Andrew Clements first published in the United States in 1999 by Aladdin.

11782. Count Karlstein

Philip Pullman

Count Karlstein, or, the Ride of the Demon Huntsman is the first children's novel written by British author Philip Pullman. It was published in 1982. The story was originally written by Pullman to be performed as a school play at Bishop Kirk Middle School, Oxford, where Pullman …

11783. Brimstone

Robert B. Parker

Brimstone is a 2009 Western novel by Robert B. Parker. It is the third novel featuring Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole, following the events of Appaloosa and Resolution.

11784. The Magic of Thinking Big

David J. Schwartz

Millions of readers have acquired the secrets of success through The Magic of Thinking Big. Achieve everything you always wanted: financial security, power and influence, the ideal job, satisfying relationships, and a rewarding, happy life.Set your goals high...then exceed them! …

11785. Darkwalker on Moonshae

Douglas Niles

Darkwalker on Moonshae is a fantasy novel by Douglas Niles and the first novel written for the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Published originally as a standalone novel, it is also the first part of The Moonshae …

11786. The Service of the Sword

David Weber

The Service of the Sword, published in 2003, was the fourth anthology of stories set in the Honor Harrington universe or Honorverse. The stories in the anthologies serve to introduce characters, provide deeper more complete backstory and flesh out the universe, so claim the same …

11787. New York Dead

Stuart Woods

New York Dead is the first novel in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1991 by HarperCollins. The novel takes place in New York City. The novel begins the story of Stone Barrington, a retired detective turned lawyer/private investigator.

11788. The Soprano Sorceress

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Soprano Sorceress is a book published in 1997 that was written by L.E Modesitt Jr.

11789. The Key

Marianne Curley

The Key is a fantasy novel written by Marianne Curley. It is the third book in the Guardians of Time Trilogy.

11790. Lion of Macedon

David Gemmell

Lion of Macedon is a historic fantasy novel by English author David Gemmell. First published in 1990, it and its 1991 sequel, Dark Prince, follow the career of a fictionalized version of the Macedonian general Parmenion. The story is loosely based on historic events, but adds …

11791. Game of Shadows

Mark Fainaru-Wada

Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports is a bestselling non-fiction book published on March 23, 2006 and written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle. When Sports Illustrated …

11792. Coronado

Dennis Lehane

Coronado: Stories is a collection of five short stories and a play by the American author Dennis Lehane. "Until Gwen", the collection's fifth story, was published in the June 2004 edition of The Atlantic prior to its inclusion in Coronado.

11793. Chiefs

Stuart Woods

Chiefs is the first novel in the Will Lee series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1981 by W. W. Norton & Company. The novel takes place in the fictional town of Delano, Georgia, over three generations, as three different police chiefs attempt to identify a serial …

11794. My Legendary Girlfriend

Mike Gayle

My Legendary Girlfriend is the first novel Birmingham born lad lit writer Mike Gayle. It follows the story of Will Kelly who is still in love with his first proper girlfriend.

11796. The Soldiers of Halla

D. J. MacHale

The Soldiers of Halla is the tenth and final book in the Pendragon Adventure series by D. J. MacHale. It concludes the battle between the Travelers and Saint Dane. The title was revealed by D. J. MacHale on December 9, 2008, and was taken from a closing line in the preceding …

11797. The Eagle's Conquest

Simon Scarrow

The Eagle's Conquest is a 2001 novel by Simon Scarrow, about the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD. It is the second book in the Eagle Series

11798. Torn

Amanda Hocking

Torn is the second book of the young adult paranormal literature series the Trylle Trilogy. It picks up the story of Wendy Everly and the Trylle that began in Switched. It was again self-published by Amanda Hocking as an eBook on 12 November 2010. The second book of the Trylle …

11800. The Son of Neptune

Rick Riordan

The Son of Neptune is a 2011 fantasy novel, the second book in The Heroes of Olympus series written by Rick Riordan. The story follows the adventures of amnesiac Percy Jackson, a demigod son of Poseidon, as he meets a camp of Roman demigods and goes to Alaska with his new …



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