The most popular books in English
from 12401 to 12600

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.

12401. Threshold

Sara Douglass

Threshold is a 1997 fantasy novel by South Australian author Sara Douglass.

12402. Far North

Marcel Theroux

Far North is a book written by Marcel Theroux.

12403. The Beggar

Naguib Mahfouz

The Beggar is a 1965 novella by Naguib Mahfouz about the failure to find meaning in existence. It is set in post-revolutionary Cairo during the time of Gamal Abdel Nasser.

12404. The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen Hawking

The Universe in a Nutshell is one of Stephen Hawking's books on theoretical physics. It explains to a general audience various matters relating to the Lucasian professor's work, such as Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem and P-branes. It tells the history and principles of modern …

12406. The Death of Sleep

Anne McCaffrey

The Death of Sleep is a science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye, published by Baen Books in 1990. It is the second book in the Planet Pirates trilogy and continues the Ireta series that McCaffrey initiated with Dinosaur Planet in 1978. Elizabeth Moon and …

12408. Private Arrangements

Sherry Thomas

Private Arrangements is the debut historical romance by Sherry Thomas.

12409. The Fool's Progress

Edward Abbey

The Fool's Progress is a novel written by American author Edward Abbey, published in 1988. The book is a semi-autobiographical novel about a man, Henry Holyoak Lightcap, who refuses to submit to modern commercial society. Unlike Abbey's most famous fiction work, The Monkey …

12410. Anthills of the Savannah

Chinua Achebe

A searing satire of political corruption and social injustice from the celebrated author of Things Fall ApartIn the fictional West African nation of Kangan, newly independent of British rule, the hopes and dreams of democracy have been quashed by a fierce military dictatorship. …

12413. The House of Dies Drear

Virginia Hamilton

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton is a children's mystery novel, with sinister goings-on in a reputedly haunted house. It was published by Macmillan in 1968 with illustrations by Eros Keith. The novel received the 1969 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

12414. Needle in the Groove

Jeff Noon

Needle in the Groove is a 1999 novel by Jeff Noon. A music/spoken word CD was released on the same day as the book. It tells its story through the eyes of Elliot, a young twenty-something bassist, as he finds himself playing bass for Glam Damage, a new DJ-based band who are …

12415. Snowflake Bentley

Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Snowflake Bentley is a children's picture book written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian. Published in 1998, the book is about Wilson Bentley, the first known photographer of snowflakes. Azarian won the 1999 Caldecott Medal for her illustrations.

12417. The Odd Women

George Gissing

The Odd Women is an 1893 novel by the English novelist George Gissing. Its themes are the role of women in society, marriage, morals and the early feminist movement.

12419. The Zenith Angle

Bruce Sterling

The Zenith Angle is a science fiction novel by Bruce Sterling, first published in 2004, about a pioneering expert in computer and network security with a traditional hacker personality named Derek Vandeveer. His life irrevocably changes after the September 11th, 2001 attacks on …

12420. Cally's War

John Ringo

Cally's War is a novel by John Ringo and Julie Cochrane, and is part of the Legacy of the Aldenata series. It follows Michael O'Neal's daughter Cally, who, raised from an early age by her paternal grandfather to be familiar with weapons and tactics, becomes a professional …

12422. Island

Alistair MacLeod

Island is a book of short stories by Alistair MacLeod, first published in 2000 by McClelland and Stewart. The book collects all of the short stories published in MacLeod's earlier collections, The Lost Salt Gift of Blood and As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories, as …

12424. The long secret

Louise Fitzhugh

The Long Secret is a children's novel written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh that was released by Harper & Row on October 27, 1965. It is a sequel or "companion" to Harriet the Spy, the only one published during Fitzhugh's lifetime. Sport, another sequel to Harriet …

12425. Nova Express

William S. Burroughs

Nova Express is a 1964 novel by William S. Burroughs. It was written using the 'fold-in' method, a version of the cut-up method, developed by Burroughs with Brion Gysin, of enfolding snippets of different texts into the novel. It is part of The Nova Trilogy, or "Cut-Up Trilogy,' …

12426. The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

David Grann

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession is a collection of 12 essays by American journalist David Grann.

12427. The Charming Quirks of Others

Alexander McCall Smith

The Charming Quirks of Others is the seventh book in The Sunday Philosophy Club Series by Alexander McCall Smith.

12428. What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and …

Scott McClellan

What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception is an auto-biographical bestseller by Scott McClellan, who served as White House Press Secretary from 2003 until 2006 under President George W. Bush. The book was scheduled to be released on June 2, …

12430. The Iron Man

Ted Hughes

The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights is a 1968 science fiction novel by British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, first published by Faber and Faber in the U.K. with illustrations by George Adamson. Described by some as a modern fairy tale, it describes the unexpected arrival …

12431. Everyone Poops

Taro Gomi

Everyone Poops is the title of US editions of the English translation of Minna Unchi, a Japanese children's book written and illustrated by the prolific children's author Tarō Gomi and first published in Japan by Fukuinkan Shoten in 1977 within the series Kagaku no Tomo …

12434. The Nature of Alexander

Mary Renault

The Nature of Alexander is the only nonfiction work by novelist Mary Renault.

12435. The Infinity of Lists

Umberto Eco

The Infinity of Lists is a book by Umberto Eco on the topic of lists ISBN 978-0847832965. The title of the original Italian edition was La Vertigine della Lista ISBN 978-8845263453. It was produced in collaboration with the Louvre. The examples of lists in the work range from …

12436. Diary of a Drug Fiend

Aleister Crowley

Diary of a Drug Fiend, published in 1922, was occult writer and mystic Aleister Crowley's first published novel, and is also reportedly the earliest known reference to the Abbey of Thelema in Sicily.

12438. The Ball and the Cross

G. K. Chesterton

The Ball and the Cross is a novel by G. K. Chesterton. The title refers to a more worldly and rationalist worldview, represented by a ball or sphere, and the cross representing Christianity. The first chapters of the book were serialized from 1905 to 1906 with the completed work …

12439. The Truth Machine

James L. Halperin

The Truth Machine is a science fiction novel by James L. Halperin about a genius who invents an infallible lie detector. Soon, every citizen must pass a thorough test under a Truth Machine to get a job or receive any sort of license. Eventually, people begin wearing them all the …

12441. The True Story of Ah Q

Lu Xun

The True Story of Ah Q is an episodic novella written by Lu Xun, first published as a serial between December 4, 1921 and February 12, 1922. It was later placed in his first short story collection Call to Arms in 1923 and is the longest of the stories in the collection. The …

12442. The Voyage of the Space Beagle

A. E. van Vogt

The Voyage of the Space Beagle is a science fiction novel by A. E. van Vogt in the space opera subgenre. The novel is a "fix-up" compilation of four previously published SF stories: "Black Destroyer" "War of Nerves" "Discord in Scarlet" "M33 in Andromeda" The book was …

12443. The Sunday Woman

Carlo Fruttero

The Sunday Woman is a crime novel by Italian authors Carlo Fruttero and Franco Lucentini, first published in 1972. It was subsequently translated into English by William Weaver in 1973. The novel is set in the city of Turin, and deals with the investigation of commissioner …

12444. Soul Circus

George Pelecanos

Soul Circus is a 2003 crime novel by George Pelecanos. It is set in Washington DC and focuses on private investigators Derek Strange and Terry Quinn. It is the third novel to involve the characters following Right as Rain and Hell to Pay.

12445. Steampunk

Ann VanderMeer

Steampunk is an anthology of steampunk fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, and published by Tachyon Publications. It was nominated in 2009 for a World Fantasy Award.

12447. Three Horses

Erri De Luca

From Argentina to Italy, the intense, metaphysical and poetic story of a gardener in love, by Italy's most prominent writer. "A man's life lasts as long as three horses. You have already buried the first." Somewhere along the coastline of Italy, a man passes his days in …

12448. Grave of the Fireflies

Akiyuki Nosaka

Grave of the Fireflies is a 1967 semi-autobiographical short story by Japanese author Akiyuki Nosaka. It is based on his experiences before, during, and after the firebombing of Kobe in 1945. One of his sisters died as the result of a sickness, his adoptive father died during …

12449. Trilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution

Richard Fortey

Trilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution is a book published in 2000 and written by Richard Fortey.

12450. Angel: After The Fall

Brian Lynch

In Angel’s final television season, his world ended... but his story didn’t. Picking up where Season Five of the fan-favorite TV show left off, this first collection looks at who lived after that climactic battle, who died, and what happened to all of Los Angeles in its wake. …

12451. The Wild Geese

Ogai Mori

In The Wild Geese, prominent Japanese novelist Ogai Mori offers a poignant story of unfulfilled love, set against the background of the dizzying social change accompanying the fall of the Meiji regime. The young heroine, Otama, is forced by poverty to become a moneylender's …

12452. The Haunted Bridge

Carolyn Keene

Mr. Drew is on the trail of an international ring of jewel thieves and asks Nancy to assist him. The trail leads to a summer resort area. Before Nancy has a chance to start work on her father’s case, a golf caddy tells her a frightening tale--in the dense woods nearby is an old …

12453. The Secret in the Old Attic

Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew races against time to unravel the clues in a dead man’s letters. If she succeeds, Philip March and his little granddaughter can be saved from financial ruin. Following obscure clues, Nancy undertakes a search for some unpublished musical manuscripts which she believes …

12454. Captains and the Kings

Taylor Caldwell

Captains and the Kings is a 1972 historical novel by Taylor Caldwell chronicling the rise to wealth and power of an Irish immigrant, Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh, who emigrates as a penniless teenager to the United States, along with his younger brother and baby sister, only for …

12456. The Pirates! in an Adventure with Communists

Gideon Defoe

The Pirates! in an Adventure with Communists is the third book in The Pirates! series by Gideon Defoe to feature his hapless pirate crew. It was published in 2006 by Orion Books. This book follows the adventures of the Pirate Captain and his crew of multi-faceted pirates through …

12458. Three Comrades

Erich Maria Remarque

Three Comrades is a novel first published in 1936 by the German author Erich Maria Remarque. It is written in first person by the main character Robert Lohkamp, whose somewhat disillusioned outlook on life is due to his horrifying experiences in the trenches of the First World …

12459. Elric of Melniboné

Michael Moorcock

Elric of Melniboné is a 1972 fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock. It is the first original full-length novel to feature Elric, the last emperor of the stagnating island civilisation of Melniboné who wields the cursed, soul-drinking sword Stormbringer. Author Jason Sheehan calls …

12461. God: The Failed Hypothesis

Victor J. Stenger

God: The Failed Hypothesis is a 2007 New York Times bestseller by scientist Victor J. Stenger who argues that there is no evidence for the existence of a deity and that God's existence, while not impossible, is improbable. David Ludden of Skeptic magazine wrote that "Stenger …

12463. Third Year at Malory Towers

Enid Blyton

Third Year at Malory Towers is a children's novel by Enid Blyton set in an English girls' boarding school. It is the third book in the Malory Towers school story series. The novel was first published in 1948.

12464. The Lance Thrower

Jack Whyte

Clothar the Frank is a Canadian historical fiction novel by Jack Whyte that continues his Arthurian Cycle as told in A Dream of Eagles series of novels. Outside of Canada, the novel has the title The Lance Thrower and is edited differently from the Canadian version. The novel is …

12465. The Fox

Sherwood Smith

The Fox is the continuation of the story of the fictional protagonist Inda.

12472. l8r, g8r [L8R G8R]

Lauren Myracle

l8r, g8r is the third novel in a young adult series by Lauren Myracle written entirely as instant messages; the first two are ttyl and ttfn. l8r, g8r is a coming of age novel published on March 1, 2007 by Harry N. Abrams. l8r g8r was the No. 1 banned book in 2009 due to the …

12478. Petey

Ben Mikaelsen

Petey is a children's novel by Ben Mikaelsen, published in 1998 and set in the 1920s and 1990s. Based on the real-life story of cerebral palsy patient Clyde Cothern, Petey illustrates for children an understanding of people with disabilities, and helps them to discover what …

12483. Clamp School Detectives Volume 2

Clamp (manga artists)

The CLAMP School is famous not just for being the world's most prestigious academy, but also for its students' penchant for partying. Scarcely a week goes by whent here isn't a festival, dance or athletic event. With so much going on, there's plenty of opportunity for something …

12484. Demonata 3: Slawter

Darren Shan

Slawter is the third book in The Demonata series written by Darren Shan. Even though all the Demonata books can be read separately this book follows on from the 1st in the series, Lord Loss and the 2nd in the series, Demon Thief. The protagonist is Grubbs Grady, who was also the …

12498. I Want to Go Home

Gordon Korman

I Want to Go Home is a children's novel by Gordon Korman, first published in 1981. It was republished, as with most of Korman's older books, in 2004 with a new cover and updated text.

12499. Stranger at the Wedding

Barbara Hambly

Stranger at the Wedding is a book published in 1994 that was written by Barbara Hambly.

12502. City of Night

John Rechy

John Rechy, recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s William Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award, wrote City of Night in 1963. This radical and daring work, which launched Rechy’s reputation as one of America’s most courageous novelists, remains the classic document of the garish …

12503. Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel

Richard Brautigan

Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel is Richard Brautigan's seventh novel, completed in 1975 it was published the following year. Sombrero Fallout is a novel which follows two stories. The first revolves around a humorist in San Francisco in 1972 trying to cope with the recent …

12505. Sahara

Michael Palin

Sahara is the book that Michael Palin wrote to accompany the BBC television documentary series Sahara with Michael Palin. This book, like the other books that Palin wrote following each of his seven trips for the BBC, consists both of his text and of many photographs to …

12506. The Kingdom of the Cults

Walter Ralston Martin

The Kingdom of the Cults, first published in 1965, is a reference book of the Christian countercult movement in the United States, written by Baptist minister and counter-cultist Walter Ralston Martin.

12507. Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction

Luke Davies

Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction is a novel by Luke Davies.

12508. The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius …

Robert Kanigel

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan is the biography book of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan written in 1991 by Robert Kanigel. The book gives a detailed account of his upbringing in India, his mathematical achievements and his mathematical …

12509. Trustee from the Toolroom

Nevil Shute

Trustee from the Toolroom is a novel written by Nevil Shute. Shute died in January 1960; Trustee was published posthumously later that year.

12510. Force 10 From Navarone

Alistair MacLean

Force 10 from Navarone is a World War II novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. First published in 1968 with a cover by Norman Weaver, it serves as a sequel to MacLean's 1957 The Guns of Navarone, but follows the events of the 1961 film adaptation of the same name. It …

12512. Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The …

Emerson Eggerichs

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs was written in 2004 by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. The book suggests a direct connection between the emotional needs of men and women and a verse of scripture found in the Bible, that when adhered to, can …

12514. Against Our Will

Susan Brownmiller

Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape is a 1975 book about rape by Susan Brownmiller. Brownmiller's book is widely credited with changing public outlooks and attitudes about rape, but many of her arguments have been rejected or criticized by scholars.

12515. William Faulkner, As I lay dying

William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying is a 1930 novel by American author William Faulkner. Faulkner said that he wrote the novel from midnight to 4:00 AM over the course of six weeks and that he did not change a word of it. Faulkner wrote it while working at a power plant, published it in 1930, and …

12518. The Second Coming

Walker Percy

The Second Coming is a novel by Walker Percy. It is a sequel to The Last Gentleman. It tells the story of middle-aged Will Barrett and his relationship with Allison, a young woman who has escaped from a mental hospital. The book was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle …

12519. Vintage murder

Ngaio Marsh

Vintage Murder is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the fifth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1937. The plot centers on a traveling theatrical troupe in New Zealand. One of the cast members was a minor character in Enter a Murderer, and refers …

12520. Nory Ryans Song

Patricia Reilly Giff

Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff is about a normal 12-year-old girl named Nory Ryan who lives through the first year of the Irish potato Blight of 1845. Her younger brother Patch and her 2 sisters Celia and Maggie, and her Grandpa are home alone until their father comes …

12521. Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Marguerite Henry

Joel Goss knows that Little Bub is a special colt, even though he's a runt. And when schoolteacher Justin Morgan asks Joel to break the colt in, Joel is thrilled! Soon word about Little Bub has spread throughout the entire Northeast -- this spirited colt can pull heavier loads …

12522. High Rhulain

Brian Jacques

High Rhulain is a children's fantasy novel by Brian Jacques, published in 2005. It is the 18th book in the Redwall series.

12524. The Rabbit Factory

Marshall Karp

The Rabbit Factory is the first novel by author Marshall Karp. It recounts the investigation by detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs as they explore a series of murders directed at a fictional company Lamaar, a parody of Disney. First is the murder of the man wearing the …

12525. The Zap Gun

Philip K. Dick

The Zap Gun is a 1967 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. It was written in 1964 and first published under the title Project Plowshare as a serial in the November 1965 and January 1966 issues of Worlds of Tomorrow magazine.

12526. Pedro and Me

Judd Winick

Pedro and Me is an autobiographical graphic novel by Judd Winick regarding his friendship with AIDS educator Pedro Zamora after the two met while on the reality television series, The Real World: San Francisco. It was published in September 2000.

12528. The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American …

George Howe Colt

The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home is a book by George Howe Colt.

12529. Wit and Wisdom of Discworld

Terry Pratchett

The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld is an accessory book to the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. It is a compilation of quotes from all the Discworld novels, amassed and prefaced by Stephen Briggs. The book consists of the very best quotes, ideas and one-liners from all books in …

12532. May Bird and the Ever After

Jodi Lynn Anderson

May Bird and the Ever After is a fantasy/action young adult novel by Jodi Lynn Anderson. It was released in 2005 and is the first book in the May Bird series. It was published by Atheneum Books.

12533. Changeling

Roger Zelazny

Changeling is a 1980 fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. It was nominated for a Locus Award in 1981, and was followed by a sequel, Madwand.

12534. The Last Boleyn

Karen Harper

The Last Boleyn is a novel by Karen Harper. Previously published as Passion's Reign in 1983, The Last Boleyn tells the story of the middle Boleyn child, Mary, who has not been given as much historical note as her siblings, Anne and George. The book describes how their father, …

12537. Vital Signs

Robin Cook

Vital Signs is a novel by Robin Cook. Like most of Cook's other work, it is a medical thriller. It's about a successful epidemiologist and married woman Marissa Blumenthal. When she discovers that she cannot conceive, her obsession with getting pregnant leads her to investigate …

12538. The Harrowing of Gwynedd

Katherine Kurtz

The Harrowing of Gwynedd is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1989. It was the tenth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the first book in her fourth Deryni trilogy, The Heirs of Saint Camber. …

12539. Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

Leonard Peikoff

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand is a 1991 book by philosopher Leonard Peikoff about the ideas of his mentor, Ayn Rand. Peikoff describes it as "the first comprehensive statement" of Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. The book is based on a series of lecture courses that …

12541. The Eagle and the Nightingales

Mercedes Lackey

The Eagle and the Nightingales is a book published in 1995 that was written by Mercedes Lackey.

12542. Dogsong

Gary Paulsen

Dogsong is a 1984 young adult novel by Gary Paulsen and is a Newbery Honor Book. It is about a 14-year-old Eskimo, Russel Susskit and his dogs, who is searching for answers about his life that he cannot find. His father could not tell him the answers—but a blind old man named …

12544. The Wandering Hill

Larry McMurtry

The Wandering Hill is a novel by Larry McMurtry. It is the second, both in chronological and publishing order, of The Berrybender Narratives. Set in the year 1833, it recounts the Berrybenders' journey up the Yellowstone River into the Rocky Mountains. The title refers to a …

12548. Vendetta, the Giant Novel

Peter David

Vendetta is a Star Trek: The Next Generation tie-in novel written by Peter David and published by Pocket Books in 1991. The book was a New York Times best-seller, peaking at #4 on the Paperback Best Sellers list in late April 1991. The novel was subject to a dispute between …

12549. Rinkitink in Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

Rinkitink in Oz: Wherein is Recorded the Perilous Quest of Prince Inga of Pingaree and King Rinkitink in the Magical Isles that Lie Beyond the Borderland of Oz. is the tenth book in the Land of Oz series written by L. Frank Baum. Published on June 20, 1916, with full-color and …

12550. The Quick Red Fox

John D. MacDonald

The Quick Red Fox is the fourth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. In it, McGee is hired to aid a fictitious Hollywood star named Lysa Dean who is being blackmailed with revealing photographs. A note for future expansion of this article: In Chapter 6, McGee …

12554. Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and …

David Kushner

Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture is a book by David Kushner about id Software and its influence on popular culture, focusing chiefly on the company's co-founders John D. Carmack and John Romero. An audiobook version of "Masters of Doom" …

12555. Absolutely American

David Lipsky

Absolutely American is a 2003 book by American author David Lipsky.

12556. Open and Shut

David Rosenfelt

Open and Shut is a book written by David Rosenfelt.

12557. Hunter: BLS2 - Black Light (Bob Lee Swagger)

Stephen Hunter

Black Light is the second book in the Bob Lee Swagger series, by Stephen Hunter.

12558. The Flight of the Horse

Larry Niven

The Flight of the Horse is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Larry Niven, first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in September 1973, and reprinted in January 1974, January 1975, December 1976, December 1977, November 1978, January 1981, December …

12559. Invasion

Robin Cook

Invasion is a 1997 thriller novel by American author Robin Cook.

12560. Last of the Amazons

Steven Pressfield

Last of the Amazons is a novel by Steven Pressfield that recounts the legend of Theseus and the Amazons, set before the threshold of recorded history, a generation before the Trojan War. The novel's theme is the conflict between the nascent Greek civilization and the savage but …

12562. Strega

Andrew Vachss

Strega is a hardboiled detective novel written by American author and attorney Andrew Vachss, first published in 1987. The story features the pursuit and destruction by the protagonist Burke, an ex-con private investigator, of a pedophile ring involved in trading child …

12566. Rot & Ruin

Jonathan Maberry

Rot & Ruin is a science fiction novel written by Jonathan Maberry and published by Simon & Schuster, set in the post-zombie apocalypse. The novel was released in the United States September 2010 and in United Kingdom March 2011. It is the first in a series; its sequel, …

12570. The New Sufferings of Young W.

Ulrich Plenzdorf

One of the most talked-about works ever published in the German Democratic Republic! This innovative novel by an East German writer is a worthy companion to the classic it parodies and parallels: Goethe's The Sufferings of Young Werther. Goethe and J. D. Salinger were the two …

12571. The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Cask of Amontillado" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story is set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, and is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he …

12573. Anne Frank: The Biography

Melissa Muller

Anne Frank: The Biography is the first full biography of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. Written by Melissa Müller it was initially published in 1998 in Germany. The book was the basis for the mini-series Anne Frank: The Whole Story.

12576. In Defense of Global Capitalism

Johan Norberg

In Defense of Global Capitalism is a book by Swedish writer Johan Norberg promoting economic globalization and free trade. The book was originally published in May 2001 by the Swedish think tank Timbro. Since then, a number of translations into other languages have followed. In …

12580. The death ship : the story of an American sailor

B. Traven

The Death Ship is a novel by the pseudonymous author known as B. Traven. Originally published in German in 1926, and in English in 1934, it was Traven's first major success and is still the author's second best known work after The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Owing to its …

12584. Into the looking-glass wood

Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers with his bestselling books, including The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. Now he has assembled a personal collection of his own essays that will enchant anyone interested in reading, writing, or the world. Through …

12585. Bill Bergson, Master Detective

Astrid Lindgren

Bill Bergson, Master Detective is a children's novel by Astrid Lindgren. It is the first in the series about the Swedish boy detective Bill Bergson.

12588. On War

Carl von Clausewitz

Carl von Clausewitz entered the Prussian military at the age of twelve as a Lance-Corporal and would go on to obtain the rank of Major-General. In "On War", Clausewitz draws upon his experiences fighting in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, as well as his military …

12589. Dog Wizard

Barbara Hambly

Dog Wizard is a fantasy novel by Barbara Hambly and published by Del Rey Books in February, 1993. The book was a 1994 Locus Award nominee, and the third book of the Windrose Chronicles.

12591. The rat

Günter Grass

The Rat is a 1986 novel by the West German writer Günter Grass.

12593. Final del juego

Julio Cortazar

Final del juego is a book of eighteen short stories written by Julio Cortázar.

12594. In the Dutch mountains

Cees Nooteboom

To the dangerous mountains of the south come Kai and Lucia - two beautiful and innocent children of circus performers. But their happiness is doomed when Kai is lured to the palace of the icy Snow Queen. By the winner of the 1963 Van der Hoogt Prize and the 1982 Pegasus Prize …

12599. Me and Kaminski

Daniel Kehlmann

From the internationally best-selling author Daniel Kehlmann, a provocative and wickedly funny novel about two unpredictable men–one an artist and the other a journalist, who together embark on an unexpected adventure with uproarious results. Sebastian Zollner’s failure as a …



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