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.

12602. Revenge of the Lawn

Richard Brautigan

Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970 is a collection of 62 short stories written by the American author Richard Brautigan from 1962 to 1970. Like most of Brautigan's works, the stories are whimsical, simply themed, and often surreal. Many of the stories were originally …

12604. A Contract with God

Will Eisner

A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories is a 1978 graphic novel by American cartoonist Will Eisner. It is a short story cycle that revolves around poor Jewish characters who live in a tenement in New York City. Eisner produced two sequels set in the same tenement: A Life …

12605. Puppet on a Chain

Alistair MacLean

Puppet on a Chain is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. Originally published in 1969 with a cover by Norman Weaver, it is set in the late 1960s narcotics underworld of Amsterdam and other locations in the Netherlands.

12606. Love Marriage

V. V. Ganeshananthan

Love Marriage is the debut novel by author V.V. Ganeshananthan set in Sri Lanka and North America. Published by Random House in April 2008, Love Marriage was named one of the Washington Post Book World's Best of 2008 and appeared on the longlist for the Orange Prize. It was also …

12607. The Ice Dragon

George Martin

The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this …

12608. My Soul to Keep

Tananarive Due

My Soul to Keep is a novel by American writer Tananarive Due. A film version of this book is in production with actor Blair Underwood. It is the first book in Due's African Immortals Series and it followed by The Living Blood. The third book in the series, Blood Colony, was …

12609. Fludd

Hilary Mantel

'Fludd' is a dark fable of lost faith, mysterious omens and awakening love set among the priests and nuns of a surreal English town deep in the northern moors. Fetherhoughton is a drab, dreary town somewhere in a magical, half-real 1950s north England, a preserve of ignorance …

12610. Miracle at Philadelphia

Catherine Drinker Bowen

A classic history of the Federal Convention at Philadelphia in 1787, the stormy, dramatic session that produced the most enduring of political documents: the Constitution of the United States.From Catherine Drinker Bowen, noted American biographer and National Book Award winner, …

12612. The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Richard Flanagan

The Sound of One Hand Clapping is a 1997 novel by Australian author Richard Flanagan. The title is adapted from the famous Zen kōan of Hakuin Ekaku. The Sound of One Hand Clapping was Flanagan's second novel.

12613. The Golden Globe

John Varley

The Golden Globe is a Locus nominated novel by John Varley, a science fiction writer who has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards multiple times. The Golden Globe is set in the same continuity as Steel Beach, taking place about 10 years later, and was published in 1998.

12614. Among the Missing

Dan Chaon

Among the Missing is a book written by Dan Chaon.

12615. The West End Horror

Nicholas Meyer

The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Nicholas Meyer, published in 1976. It takes place after Meyer's other two Holmes pastiches, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution and The Canary Trainer, though it was published in …

12616. The Discarded Image

C. S. Lewis

The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature is non-fiction and the last book written by C. S. Lewis. It deals with medieval cosmology and the Ptolemaic universe, and portrays the medieval conception of a "model" of the world. This model formed …

12617. Joe Cinque's Consolation

Helen Garner

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law is a non-fiction book written by Australian author Helen Garner, and published in 2004. It is an account of Garner's presence at the separate trials of Anu Singh and her friend Madhavi Rao related to the death of …

12619. Voice of the Fire

Alan Moore

Voice of the Fire is the first novel from Alan Moore, acclaimed comic book writer. The twelve-chapter book was initially published in the United Kingdom c. 1996. The narratives take place around Moore’s hometown of Northampton, England during the month of November, and span …

12620. The Nice and the Good

Iris Murdoch

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, The Sea comes a story about revenge and reconciliation, and the difference between being nice and being good. John Ducane, a respected Whitehall civil servant, is asked to investigate the suicide of a colleague. As he pursues his …

12621. This Is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn

Aidan Chambers

This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn is a young adult novel by Aidan Chambers, published in 2005. It is the last work in the "Dance sequence" of six novels, preceded by Breaktime, Dance on My Grave, Now I Know, The Toll Bridge, and Postcards from No Man's Land.

12622. A Short History of a Small Place

T. R. Pearson

A Short History of a Small Place is a 1985 novel by T. R. Pearson. Set in the fictional town of Neely, North Carolina - a thinly disguised Reidsville - it tells, in a rambling and digressive manner, about the life and eventual suicide of the town's only aristocratic woman, Miss …

12623. Peter and Wendy

J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with …

12624. The Ghost War

Alex Berenson

The Ghost War is the second John Wells thriller by The New York Times writer, Alex Berenson. In The Faithful Spy, John Wells became the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al-Qaeda, but his handlers became distrustful of him, and he of them. He had to stop a devastating …

12625. Planet Simpson

Chris Turner

Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation or Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation is a non-fiction book about The Simpsons, written by Chris Turner and originally published on October 12, 2004 by Random House. …

12626. Family Under the Bridge

Natalie Savage Carlson

Family Under the Bridge is a Young adults novel written by Natalie Savage Carlson, about a Persian named Armand who discusses his love for his children and his adventures in Paris.

12627. Tarantula

Bob Dylan

Tarantula is an experimental prose poetry collection by Bob Dylan, written in 1965 and 1966. It employs stream of consciousness writing, somewhat in the style of Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg. One section of the book parodies the Lead Belly song "Black …

12628. The Beasts of Tarzan : (#3) (Tarzan Novels)

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Beasts of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. Originally serialized in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914, the novel was first published in book form by A. C. McClurg in 1916.

12631. WarCraft: Day of the Dragon

Richard A. Knaak

Warcraft: Day of the Dragon is a novel by Richard A. Knaak based in Blizzard Entertainments Warcraft Universe. It was published by Pocket Books. It is the first book released in the Warcraft Universe.

12632. Hardcase

Dan Simmons

Penzler Pick, July 2001: Dan Simmons is not an author who writes the same book twice. He doesn't even come close. Since switching from fantasy/horror to mystery, Simmons has written Crook Factory, set in Cuba and starring Ernest Hemingway, and Darwin's Blade, featuring a genius …

12633. Firestar's Quest

Erin Hunter

Firestar's Quest follows Firestar, the leader of ThunderClan, one of the four Clans of cats living in a forest, on a journey to find the lost fifth Clan: SkyClan. After receiving dreams from the previous leader of SkyClan, Firestar and his mate Sandstorm leave ThunderClan to …

12635. 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 …

12636. Crisscross

F. Paul Wilson

Crisscross is the eighth 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 a mass market paperback from Forge.

12637. Rusalka

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Rusalka is a fantasy novel by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was first published in October 1989 in the United States in a hardcover edition by Ballantine Books under its Del Rey Books imprint. Rusalka is book one of Cherryh's three-book Russian …

12638. The Last Theorem

Arthur C. Clarke

The Last Theorem is a 2008 science fiction novel written by Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl. It was first published in the United Kingdom by HarperVoyager in July 2008, and in the United States by Del Rey Books in August 2008. The book is about a young Sri Lankan …

12639. Wetware

Rudy Rucker

Wetware is a 1988 biopunk science fiction novel written by Rudy Rucker. It shared the Philip K. Dick Award in 1988 with Four Hundred Billion Stars by Paul J. McAuley. The novel is the second book in Rucker's Ware Tetralogy, preceded by Software in 1982 and followed by Freeware …

12640. Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Doreen Cronin

Giggle, Giggle, Quack is a children's book by Doreen Cronin. Illustrated by Betsy Lewin, this sequel to Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type tells the story of Farmer Brown's brother Bob, who is farm-sitting for the vacationing Farmer Brown. Farmer Brown leaves a to-do list for …

12641. Hurricane Punch

Tim Dorsey

Hurricane Punch is a novel by Tim Dorsey published in 2007. It follows overly zealous serial killer Serge A. Storms, who is tracking hurricanes all over Florida.

12642. Minoes

Annie M.G. Schmidt

Minoes is a novel written by Annie M. G. Schmidt.

12643. Death's Domain

Terry Pratchett

Death's Domain is a book by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs, illustrated by Paul Kidby, fourth in the Discworld Mapp series. It was first published in paperback by Corgi in 1999. It was the second in the series to be illustrated by Kidby. As with the other "mapps," the basic …

12644. No Comebacks

Frederick Forsyth

No Comebacks is a 1982 collection of ten short stories by Frederick Forsyth. Each story takes place in a different setting and ends with a plot twist. Several of them involve a central male character without any apparent strength who is put under pressure, but who does not give …

12645. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Laini Taylor

The first book in the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini TaylorAround the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's …

12646. Piercing

Ryū Murakami

Piercing is a novel by Ryu Murakami. Originally published in Japanese in 1994, it was translated and published in English by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2008.

12647. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

Michael Davis

The New York Times bestselling account of the story behind one of the most influential, durable, and beloved shows in the history of television: Sesame Street, moving to HBO this fall “Davis tracks down every Sesame anecdote and every Sesame personality in his book . . . …

12649. Écrits

Jacques Lacan

The Écrits of Jacques Lacan. The selection translated by Alan Sheridan.

12650. Doctor Sax

Jack Kerouac

Doctor Sax is a novel by Jack Kerouac published in 1959. Kerouac wrote it in 1952 while living with William S. Burroughs in Mexico City.

12651. The Dragons of Babel

Michael Swanwick

The Dragons of Babel is a 2008 novel by American author Michael Swanwick, set in the same world as his earlier work The Iron Dragon's Daughter. It follows the plight of a young man named Will Le Fey after a crippled dragon takes up residence in his town and inside his mind. Like …

12652. Miracle of Castel di Sangro, The : A Tale of Passion …

Joe McGinniss

The Miracle of Castel di Sangro is an account by American writer Joe McGinniss of the first season Italian club Castel di Sangro Calcio spent in Serie B.

12653. Dracula

Bram Stoker

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and …

12655. The Sword of the Lady

S. M. Stirling

The Sword of the Lady is an alternate history, post-apocalyptic novel by author S. M. Stirling. It is the sixth book in the Emberverse series. Rudi Mackenzie and his group leave Iowa, heading through Wisconsin, out onto the Great Lakes, into what was once Maine and finally to …

12656. Rider at the Gate

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Rider at the Gate is a science fiction novel written by United States science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, and was first published by Warner Books in August 1995. It is the first of a series of two novels written by Cherryh and is set in the author's Finisterre …

12657. Armageddon Rag

George Martin

The Armageddon Rag is a mystery-fantasy novel by American bestselling author George R. R. Martin, first co-published in 1983 in hardcover by both Poseidon Press and The Nemo Press. The Nemo version was a special signed, numbered, and slipcased collector's limited edition of 526 …

12658. Why Not Me?

Al Franken

Why Not Me? The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency is a satirical novel by comedian Al Franken, detailing his unlikely candidacy to become the President of the United States in the 2000 Presidential Election. The book was published in 1999. In the …

12659. Lovelock

Orson Scott Card

Lovelock is a 1994 science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card and Kathryn H. Kidd. The novel's eponymous narrator takes his name from James Lovelock, the scientist-inventor who formulated the Gaia Hypothesis, which figures heavily in the book.

12660. Black Coffee Blues (Henry Rollins)

Henry Rollins

Black Coffee Blues is a book written by Henry Rollins, comprising writings penned between 1989 and 1991. It is composed of seven parts; "124 Worlds", "Invisible Woman Blues", "Exhaustion Blues", "Black Coffee Blues", "Monster", "61 Dreams" and "I Know You". It was published in …

12662. The Insufferable Gaucho

Roberto Bolaño

The Insufferable Gaucho is a collection of five short stories and two essays by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. It was published in English in 2010, translated by Chris Andrews. During his lifetime, Bolaño made his name as a writer of short stories, and The Insufferable …

12663. Eye of the Heron

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Eye of the Heron is a 1978 science fiction novel by U.S. author Ursula K. Le Guin which was first published in the science fiction anthology Millennial Women.

12664. Pronto

Elmore Leonard

Pronto is a crime novel written by Elmore Leonard and published in 1993. Leonard introduces three main characters and gets them moving against each other. Harry is constantly reminiscing about World War II. Tommy carries a picture of the old crime boss Frank Costello in his …

12666. Poodle Springs (1989, with Robert B. Parker)

Raymond Chandler

Poodle Springs is the eighth Philip Marlowe novel. It was started in 1958 by Raymond Chandler, who left it unfinished at his death in 1959. The four chapters he had completed, which bore the working title "The Poodle Springs Story", were subsequently published in Raymond …

12668. Ruling passion: a Dalziel and Pascoe novel

Reginald Hill

Ruling Passion is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the third novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series. The novel opens with Detective Peter Pascoe arriving at what should have been a reunion of old friends. Instead he walks in on the scene of a grisly triple-murder. To solve the …

12670. The Angel's Command

Brian Jacques

The Angel's Command is a novel by Brian Jacques, author of the popular children's series Redwall, and the sequel to Castaways of the Flying Dutchman. It follows the adventures of an immortal boy and his dog as they face pirates and other dangers from the high seas to the …

12671. Nancy Drew Original 13: The Mystery of the Ivory …

Carolyn Keene

The Mystery of the Ivory Charm is the thirteenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1936 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. This is one of the few Nancy Drew books where an …

12672. The Trumpeter of Krakow 1

Eric P. Kelly

The Trumpeter of Krakow, a young adult historical novel by Eric P. Kelly, won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1929. Centered on the historical fire that burned much of Kraków in 1462, The Trumpeter of Krakow tells the fictional story of a …

12673. Imperial ambitions : conversations with Noam Chomsky …

Noam Chomsky

Imperial Ambitions: Conversations with Noam Chomsky on the Post-9/11 World is a 2005 Metropolitan Books American Empire Project publication of interviews with American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky conducted and edited by award-winning journalist David Barsamian …

12675. What matters most is how well you walk through the …

Charles Bukowski

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire is a poetry book written by Charles Bukowski.

12676. 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.

12677. Mumbo jumbo

Ishmael Reed

Mumbo Jumbo is a 1972 novel by African-American author Ishmael Reed. Literary critic Harold Bloom cited the novel as one of the 500 most important books in the Western canon. Reed wrote a sequel, The Last Days of Louisiana Red, published in 1974.

12680. My Name Is Legion

Roger Zelazny

My Name Is Legion is an anthology of three stories by American writer Roger Zelazny, compiled in 1976. The stories feature a common protagonist who is never named.

12682. Actual air

David Berman

Actual Air is a book of poetry written by David Berman and published by Open City in 1999. A limited hardcover version was published by Drag City in 2003.

12683. Love & Sleep (Aegypt Cycle 2)

John Crowley

Love & Sleep is a 1994 Modern Fantasy novel by John Crowley. It is the second novel in Crowley's Ægypt Sequence and a sequel to Crowley's 1987 novel The Solitudes. In it, the protagonist Pierce Moffett continues his book project begun in The Solitudes, exploring especially …

12684. Squids Will Be Squids

Jon Scieszka

Squids Will Be Squids is a children's picture book written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. It was published in 1998 by Viking Press.

12686. Yellow Wallpaper" and Other Writings

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,000-word short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century …

12687. Tales of Nevèrÿon

Samuel R. Delany

Tales of Nevèrÿon collects a preface and five sword and sorcery stories by Samuel R. Delany; and finally an appendix. The stories are "The Tale of Gorgik," "The Tale of Old Venn," "The Tale of Small Sarg," "The Tale of Potters and Dragons," and "The Tale of Dragons and …

12688. Clandestine (1982)

James Ellroy

Clandestine is an 1982 crime novel by American author James Ellroy. Set in the 1950s, the protagonist is an ambitious LA Cop, Fred Underhill. Ellroy dedicated Clandestine, "to Penny Nagler". Officer Freddy Underhill is a young cop on the rise working out of the LAPD's Wilshire …

12690. The Looking Glass Wars

Frank Beddor

The Looking Glass Wars is a series of novels by Frank Beddor, heavily inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The basic premise is that the two books written by Lewis Carroll are a distortion of the 'true story' portrayed in …

12692. Zen Shorts

Jon J Muth

Zen Shorts is a 2005 children's picture book by Jon J. Muth. The book was followed by Zen Ties in 2008.

12695. Mary Ann in Autumn (Tales of the City, Book 8)

Armistead Maupin

Mary Ann in Autumn is the eighth book in the Tales of the City series by San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin. It was released on November 2, 2010. In the novel, Mary Ann Singleton returns from New York City with a need for support and a secret that she needs to share with …

12701. Lord demon

Roger Zelazny

Lord Demon is a 1999 posthumous novel by Roger Zelazny completed by Jane Lindskold. It is a "scientific" fantasy built on favorite themes of Roger Zelazny, drawing on East Asian, Irish, and hero's quest myths. It features his signature protagonist: a smart-mouthed …

12703. Isle of the Dead

Roger Zelazny

Isle of the Dead is a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny published in 1969. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1969, and won the French Prix Apollo in 1972. The title refers to the several paintings by Swiss-German painter Arnold Böcklin. In the novel, …

12706. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub (COPY 2)

Audrey Wood

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub is a book written by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Don Wood.

12707. Protagoras

Plato

Protagoras is a dialogue by Plato. The traditional subtitle is "or the Sophists". The main argument is between the elderly Protagoras, a celebrated Sophist, and Socrates. The discussion takes place at the home of Callias, who is host to Protagoras while he is in town, and …

12710. Flight of the Old Dog

Dale Brown

Flight of the Old Dog is a 1987 thriller novel written by Dale Brown. The novel's descriptions of B-52 controls and operations are based on Brown's knowledge of the systems as a USAF navigator. The flight is also recreated as a special mission in the video game Megafortress.

12711. The Illistrated Mum

Jacqueline Wilson

The Illustrated Mum is a children's novel by English author Jacqueline Wilson, first published by Transworld in 1999 with drawings by Nick Sharratt. Set in London, the first person narrative by a young girl, Dolphin, features her manic depressive mother Marigold, nicknamed "the …

12712. Shandril's Saga, Book 1 - Spellfire

Ed Greenwood

Spellfire is a fantasy novel written by Ed Greenwood and published in 1987. It is the first novel in Ed Greenwood's book series, Shandril's Saga, and takes place in the Forgotten Realms setting based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

12730. Wolf Captured

Jane Lindskold

Wolf Captured is a fantasy novel by Jane Lindskold.

12732. Pathfinder

Orson Scott Card

Pathfinder is a science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card, known for his novel, Ender's Game. This novel tells the story of Rigg, and his unusual ability to perceive the "paths" of living things throughout time. It is the first book in the ongoing Pathfinder …

12734. 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 …

12736. Stormrider

David Gemmell

Stormrider is a fantasy novel by the author David Gemmell published in 2002. It is the fourth and last novel in the Rigante series.

12741. Dark River

Erin Hunter

Warriors: Power of Three #2: Dark River is a book written by Erin Hunter.

12753. Childhood

Nathalie Sarraute

As one of the leading proponents of the nouveau roman, Nathalie Sarraute is often remembered for her novels, includingThe Golden Fruits, which earned her the Prix international de litterature in 1964. But her carefully crafted and evocative memoirChildhood may in fact be …

12755. The blessing

Nancy Mitford

With characteristically amusing malice, Mitford blends a comedy of manners with culture shock as Grace Allingham, a naive English rose, impulsively marries Charles-Edouard de Valhubert, a French nobleman with all his class's charm and decadence. Both are duped, however, by their …

12756. 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 …

12757. Lady Whistledown Strikes Back - Hawkins: The Only …

Suzanne Enoch

Who Stole Lady Neeley's Bracelet?Was it the fortune hunter, the gambler, the servant, or the rogue? All of London is abuzz with speculation, but it is clear that one of four couples is connected to the crime.Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, May 1816Julia Quinn enchants: A …

12758. The Nanny

Melissa Nathan

Twenty-three-year-old Jo Green knows that if she has to spend one more night in ultra-provincial Niblet-Upon-Avon she'll go completely bonkers! So she answers an ad in the paper, bids her devoted boyfriend Shaun adieu, and heads off to the big city. With a new job that offers …

12759. 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 …

12760. 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 …

12761. The Spirit of the Laws

Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu

The Spirit of the Laws is a treatise on political theory first published anonymously by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu in 1748 with the help of Claudine Guérin de Tencin. Originally published anonymously partly because Montesquieu's works were subject to censorship, …

12762. The Hollow Needle

Maurice Leblanc

The Hollow Needle is a novel by Maurice Leblanc featuring the adventures of the gentleman thief, Arsène Lupin. As with the preceding two volumes of the Arsène Lupin stories, this was first serialized in the French magazine Je sais tout from November 1908 to May 1909. The novel …

12766. Elric of Melnibone, Book 7: Elric at the End of Time

Michael Moorcock

Elric at the End of Time is a novelette published in 1981 and written by Michael Moorcock.

12768. In an Antique Land : History in the Guise of a …

Amitav Ghosh

In An Antique Land is an ethnography written in narrative form by the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh.

12769. The Professor of Desire

Philip Roth

The Professor of Desire is a 1977 novel by Philip Roth. It describes the youth, the college years and the academic career of professor David Kepesh, and beside that, his sexual desires. The book was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

12772. The White Company

Arthur Conan Doyle

The White Company is a historical adventure by Arthur Conan Doyle set during the Hundred Years' War. The story is set in England, France, and Spain, in the years 1366 and 1367, against the background of the campaign of Edward, the Black Prince to restore Peter of Castile to the …

12775. The Cobra

Frederick Forsyth

The Cobra is a 2010 thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth about the international cocaine trade. In it an unnamed Obama-like U.S. president colludes with an unnamed Cameron-like U.K. Prime Minister to put an end to the international cocaine trade and brings in ex-CIA director Paul …

12780. The rat

Günter Grass

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

12781. The Moon and the Sun

Vonda N. McIntyre

The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre was published in 1997. The book combines two major genres: science fiction and historical romance. It won the Intergalactic Award for Best Novel in 1997 and has recently been chosen to be adapted into a film. The book also won the Nebula …

12782. 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 …

12785. Voyage

Stephen Baxter

Voyage is a 1996 hard science fiction novel by British author Stephen Baxter. The book depicts a manned mission to Mars as it might have been in another timeline, one where John F. Kennedy survived the assassination attempt on him on November 22, 1963. Voyage won a Sidewise …

12788. Long After Midnight

Ray Bradbury

Long After Midnight is a short story collection by Ray Bradbury. Several of the stories are original to this collection. Others originally appeared in the magazines Planet Stories, Collier's Weekly, Playboy, Esquire, Welcome Aboard, Other Worlds, Cavalier, Gallery, McCall's, …

12789. The Art of Computer Programming

Donald Knuth

The Art of Computer Programming is a comprehensive monograph written by Donald Knuth that covers many kinds of programming algorithms and their analysis. Knuth began the project, originally conceived as a single book with twelve chapters, in 1962. The first three of what was …

12792. New Selected Poems 1966–1987

Seamus Heaney

New Selected Poems 1966–1987 is a poetry collection by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. It was published in 1990 by Faber and Faber. It includes selections from each of Heaney's seven first volumes of verse: Death of a Naturalist Door into the Dark …

12793. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

Ruth Benedict

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture is an influential 1946 study of Japan by American anthropologist Ruth Benedict. It was written at the invitation of the U.S. Office of War Information, in order to understand and predict the behavior of the Japanese …

12795. Brain Wave

Poul Anderson

Brain Wave is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson first published in serial form in Space Science Fiction in 1953, and then as a novel in 1954. Anderson had said that he could consider it one of his top five books This is one of many science fiction works written at this …

12796. Rhadopis of Nubia

Naguib Mahfouz

Rhadopis of Nubia is an early novel by the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz. It was originally published in Arabic in 1943. An English translation by Anthony Calderbank appeared in 2003 published by American University in Cairo Press. The novel is one of several that Mahfouz wrote …

12797. Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Julia Child

Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook written by Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, both of France, and Julia Child of the United States. The book was written for the American market and published by Knopf in 1961 and 1970.

12798. Psmith, Journalist

P. G. Wodehouse

Psmith, Journalist is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first released in the United Kingdom as a serial in The Captain magazine between October 1909 and February 1910, and published in book form in the UK on 29 September 1915, by Adam & Charles Black, London, and, from imported …

12799. Snow Treasure

Marie McSwigan

Snow Treasure is a children's novel by Marie McSwigan. Set in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II it recounts the story of several Norwegian children who use sleds to smuggle their country's gold bullion past German guards to a waiting ship. Published in 1942, it has been …

12800. Twelve Red Herrings (fors)

Jeffrey Archer

Twelve Red Herrings is a 1994 short story collection by British writer and politician Jeffrey Archer. Archer challenges his readers to find "twelve red herrings", one in each story. The book reached #3 in the Canadian best-sellers list. J. K. Sweeney from Magill Book Reviews …



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