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.

12803. 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 …

12805. 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, …

12806. The Silver Chalice 1952

Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice is a 1952 English language historical novel by Thomas B. Costain. It is the fictional story of the making of a silver chalice to hold the Holy Grail and includes 1st century biblical and historical figures: Luke, Joseph of Arimathea, Simon Magus and his …

12807. Billy Liar

Keith Waterhouse

Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is …

12808. The Flying Classroom

Erich Kästner

The Flying Classroom is a 1933 novel for children written by the German writer Erich Kästner. In the book Kästner took up the predominantly British genre of the school story, taking place in a boarding school, and transferred it to an unmistakably German background.

12809. The "Sense and Sensibility" Screenplay and Diaries

Jane Austen

Emma Thompson spent five years translating Jane Austen's work to the screen. Fans of the film will treasure this beautiful volume that includes her screenplay, diaries of the writing and the filming, and many gorgeous color pictures from the film.

12810. What Men Live By

Leo Tolstoy

A shoemaker named Simon, who had neither house nor land of his own, lived with his wife and children in a peasant's hut, and earned his living by his work. Work was cheap, but bread was dear, and what he earned he spent for food. The man and his wife had but one sheepskin coat …

12812. In Pharaoh's Army

Tobias Wolff

In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War is a memoir by Tobias Wolff. The book was originally published on October 4, 1994. The book chronicles the author's experiences as a US Army officer in the Vietnam War. Before beginning his tour of duty proper, Wolff spent a year in …

12813. The Driver's Seat (Reprint) (The New Directions …

Muriel Spark

Described as 'a metaphysical shocker' at the time of its release, Muriel Sparks' The Driver's Seat is a taut psychological thriller, published with an introduction by John Lanchester in Penguin Modern Classics. Lise has been driven to distraction by working in the same …

12815. On War

Carl von Clausewitz

Vom Kriege is a book on war and military strategy by Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz, written mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, and published posthumously by his wife Marie von Brühl in 1832. It has been translated into English several times as On …

12817. I'm the King of the Castle

Susan Hill

I’m the King of the Castle is a novel written by Susan Hill, originally published in 1970. The French film Je suis le seigneur du château of 1989 and directed by Régis Wargnier is loosely based on the novel.

12818. Cabal: An Aurelio Zen Mystery

Michael Dibdin

Cabal is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and the third entry in the Aurelio Zen series. When, one dark night in November, Prince Ludovico Ruspanti fell a hundred and fifty feet to his death in the chapel at St. Peter's, Rome, there were a number of questions to be answered. The …

12820. Lassie Come-Home

Eric Knight

Lassie Come-Home is a novel about a Rough Collie's trek over many miles to be reunited with the boy she loves. Author Eric Knight introduced the reading public to the canine character of Lassie in a magazine story published December 17, 1938 in The Saturday Evening Post, a story …

12822. Big Sur, sur les Oranges de Jérôme Bosch

Henry Miller

Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch is a memoir written by Henry Miller, first published in 1957, about his life in Big Sur, California, where he resided for 18 years.

12823. A Graveyard For Lunatics : Another Tale Of Two Cities

Ray Bradbury

A Graveyard for Lunatics: Another tale of two cities is a mystery novel by Ray Bradbury, published in 1990. It is the second in a series of three mystery novels that Bradbury wrote featuring a fictionalized version of the author himself as the unnamed narrator. The novel is set …

12825. Last Sherlock Holmes Story, The

Michael Dibdin

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Michael Dibdin. The novel is an account of Holmes' attempt to solve the Jack the Ripper murders. Holmes suspects the Ripper to be his nemesis, James Moriarty. There is a twist ending revealed the Holmes …

12826. Atomic Lobster

Tim Dorsey

Atomic Lobster is the tenth novel by Tim Dorsey. It was released January 27, 2008. It follows overly zealous serial killer Serge A. Storms.

12827. The Evolution of Cooperation

Robert Axelrod

The evolution of cooperation can refer to: the study of how cooperation can emerge and persist as elucidated by application of game theory, a 1981 paper by political scientist Robert Axelrod and evolutionary biologist W. D. Hamilton in the scientific literature, or a 1984 book …

12828. The Walking Dead, Book 2

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book 2 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

12829. The Lonely Silver Rain

John D. MacDonald

The Lonely Silver Rain is the 21st and final novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The work was published a year prior to the author's death, and was not intentionally the end of the series. It is also notable for the introduction of McGee's daughter Jean, who …

12830. The Dinosaur Heresies: New theories unlocking the …

Robert T. Bakker

The Dinosaur Heresies: New Theories Unlocking the Mystery of the Dinosaurs and Their Extinction is a 1986 book that was written by Robert T. Bakker. The book sums up the extant evidence which indicates that dinosaurs, rather than being cold-blooded and wholly lizard-like, were …

12831. Last Words

George Carlin

Last Words is the autobiography of American stand-up comedian George Carlin. It was published on November 10, 2009. Last Words tells the story of his life from his conception, literally, to his final years; he died on June 22, 2008 at the age of 71. He also wrote a special …

12833. Tears of Artamon ( 2): Prisoner of the Iron Tower

Sarah Ash

Prisoner of Ironsea Tower is a book published in 2004 that was written by Sarah Ash.

12834. Fleet Of Worlds

Larry Niven

Fleet of Worlds is a book in Larry Niven's Known Space series. The Fleet of Worlds series, consisting of this book and its four sequels, is named for its opening book.

12835. Princess Daisy (1980)

Judith Krantz

Princess Daisy is a 1980 romance novel by American author Judith Krantz.

12836. The Ego and the Id

Sigmund Freud

The Ego and the Id is a prominent paper by the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. It is an analytical study of the human psyche outlining his theories of the psychodynamics of the id, ego and super-ego, which is of fundamental importance in the development of psychoanalysis. The study …

12837. B070915: Witch Hunt

Ian Rankin

Witch Hunt is a 1993 crime novel by Ian Rankin, under the pseudonym Jack Harvey. It is the first novel he wrote under this name.

12838. Getting The Girl (a.k.a. When Dogs Cry)

Markus Zusak

When Dogs Cry is the third young-adult fiction novel written by Australian writer Markus Zusak in the Wolfe family books. It is a stand alone companion novel to his young-adult fiction novels Fighting Ruben Wolfe and The Underdog. It was first published in 2001 by Pan Macmillan …

12840. The Birth Of Tragedy, And The Case Of Wagner

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music is an 1872 work of dramatic theory by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It was reissued in 1886 as The Birth of Tragedy, Or: Hellenism and Pessimism. The later edition contained a prefatory essay, An Attempt at …

12841. The man who fell in love with the moon

Tom Spanbauer

The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon is a 1991 novel by American author Tom Spanbauer set at the beginning of the 20th century. Told primarily in flashback by its protagonist, a half-breed Native American named Out-There-In-The-Shed, most of the action occurs in the late 19th …

12842. Limitations (Kindle County Series #7

Scott Turow

Limitations is a novel by Scott Turow which was published in 2006. It is by far his shortest novel and prior to publication as a novel was released as a serial story in the Sunday New York Times Magazine.

12846. Death Comes As Epiphany : A Catherine LeVendeur …

Sharan Newman

Death Comes as Epiphany is a book published in 1993 that was written by Sharan Newman.

12847. Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter …

Rosalind Wiseman

Queen Bees and Wannabes is a 2002 self-help book by Rosalind Wiseman. It focuses on the ways in which girls in high schools form cliques, and on patterns of aggressive teen girl behavior and how to deal with them. The book was, in large part, the basis for the movie Mean Girls.

12848. Stages on Life's Way

Søren Kierkegaard

Stages on Life's Way is a philosophical work by Søren Kierkegaard written in 1845. The book was written as a continuation of Kierkegaard's masterpiece Either/Or. While Either/Or is about the aesthetic and ethical realms, Stages continues onward to the consideration of the …

12849. Cinnamon skin

John D. MacDonald

Cinnamon Skin is the twentieth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. Like a few other books in the series, McGee ends up traveling to Mexico to solve a crime. The title of the book comes from a passage in Chapter 26. The passage reads as follows: "You smell like …

12850. The Hollowing: A Novel Of The Mythago Cycle

Robert Holdstock

The Hollowing is the third fantasy novel of the Mythago Wood series written by Robert Holdstock. It was originally published in 1993. The title refers to a magical pathway, or hollowing, an archaic English term for a sunken lane or hollow-way. The Hollowing was inspired by the …

12851. The Ascent of Rum Doodle

W.E. Bowman

The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a short 1956 novel by W. E. Bowman. It is a parody of the non-fictional chronicles of mountaineering expeditions that were popular during the 1950s, as many of the world's highest peaks were climbed for the first time. A new edition was released in …

12858. Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery (Final Four …

John Feinstein

Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery is a young adult novel by John Feinstein. It tells the story of two young reporters, Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson, who stumble upon a plot to blackmail fictional Minnesota State basketball player Chip Graber into throwing the Final Four

12859. The Runner

Cynthia Voigt

The Runner is a book published in 1985 that was written by Cynthia Voigt.

12861. [Star Wars] Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial

James Luceno

Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial is the first novel in a two-part story by James Luceno. Published and released in 2000, it is the fourth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars galaxy.

12862. Balance Point (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 6)

Kathy Tyers

Balance Point is the sixth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. It is a science fiction novel written by Kathy Tyers and published in 2000.

12863. The Green Ripper

John D. MacDonald

The Green Ripper is a mystery novel by John D. McDonald, the eighteenth of 21 in the Travis McGee series. It won a 1980 U.S. National Book Award in the one-year category Mystery. The plot is centered on revenge against a secretive, terrorist cult that is responsible for killing …

12865. Little Star

John Ajvide Lindqvist

Little Star is a 2010 horror/drama novel written by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It is named after Lilla stjärna, the Swedish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1958 held in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

12866. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a …

12867. Girl

Blake Nelson

Girl is a 1994 novel written by Blake Nelson. The book chronicles teen girl Andrea Marr's exploration of the Northwest music scene at the height of the "grunge" revolution. It was made into a film of the same name starring Dominique Swain, Portia de Rossi, and Selma Blair in …

12868. Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of …

Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants is the fourth book in the Captain Underpants series written by Dav Pilkey.

12871. Through Violet Eyes (2004)

Stephen Woodworth

Through Violet Eyes is the first science-fiction alternate history novel by Stephen Woodworth featuring the "Violet" detective Natalie Lindstrom. It was written in 2004.

12872. The Mother Hunt

Rex Stout

The Mother Hunt is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by Viking Press in 1963.

12873. Yesterday's Son

A.C. Crispin

Yesterday's Son is a novel by A. C. Crispin set in the fictional Star Trek Universe. It describes the events surrounding Spock's discovery that he has a son. Yesterday's Son and its sequel, Time for Yesterday, make up A. C. Crispin's Yesterday Saga. The book was the first Star …

12874. The World at Night

Alan Furst

The World at Night is a novel by Alan Furst.

12876. The Small Hand

Susan Hill

The Small Hand: A Ghost Story, is a novel by English author Susan Hill, first published in 2010 by Profile Books.

12879. Free Fall in Crimson

John D. MacDonald

Free Fall in Crimson is the nineteenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. In the plot McGee sets out to investigate the death of an ailing millionaire, and encounters a motorcycle gang, pornographic movie-makers, and balloonists. The book also revives the …

12880. Freight Train

Donald Crews

Freight Train is a 24-page children's picture book written and illustrated by Donald Crews. It lacks any story, but rather describes the inner workings of a large cargo train. It was named one of 1979's Caldecott Honor books. It has been included in such lists of top children's …

12881. What You Make It

Michael Marshall Smith

The short story collection What You Make It by Michael Marshall Smith was first published in 1999, and represents the first time that the author's short stories had been collected. The contents were later republished as part of the expanded collection More Tomorrow & Other …

12882. The Royal Mess (Alaskan Royal Family - Book 3)

MaryJanice Davidson

The Royal Mess is a romance novel by MaryJanice Davidson and the last in the "Alaskan Royal" series.

12887. The Wind Done Gone

Alice Randall

The Wind Done Gone is the first novel written by Alice Randall. It is a bestselling historical novel that tells an alternative account of the story in the American novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. While the story of Gone with the Wind focuses on the life of a …

12890. Wolf in Shadow

David Gemmell

Wolf in Shadow is a 1987 post-apocalyptic heroic fantasy novel by British author David Andrew Gemmell. It is similar to Gemmell's first book Legend in that Legend arose from Gemmell's own illness with cancer, and Wolf in Shadow was written while he dealt with his mother's cancer …

12891. Death of a Gentle Lady

Marion Chesney

Death of a Gentle Lady is the twenty-fourth mystery novel in the Hamish Macbeth series by M. C. Beaton. It was first published in 2008.

12894. Perfect Nightmare

John Saul

Perfect Nightmare is a psychological thriller novel by John Saul, published by Ballantine Books on August 23, 2005. The novel follows the story of teenage Lindsay Marshall, who is abducted from her home while her family is in the process of selling it.

12895. Eleven Hours

Paullina Simons

Eleven Hours is a Thriller novel by author Paullina Simons.

12896. The MacGregor Grooms

Nora Roberts

The MacGregor Grooms is a book written by Nora Roberts.

12899. Mission of Honor

David Weber

Mission of Honor by David Weber and published on June 22, 2010 by Baen Books, is the twelfth novel set in the Honorverse in the main Honor Harrington series. It debuted at #13 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List.

12900. The Art of Fielding

Chad Harbach

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to …

12901. The Seekers (The Kent Family Chronicles, Vol. 3)

John Jakes

The Seekers is a historical novel written by John Jakes and originally published in 1975. It is book three in a series known as the Kent Family Chronicles or the American Bicentennial Series. The novel mixes fictional characters with historical events and figures, as it narrates …

12902. Desperate Characters: A Novel. Intro. Jonathan …

Paula Fox

"A towering landmark of postwar Realism. . . . A sustained work of prose so lucid and fine it seems less written than carved." — David Foster WallaceOtto and Sophie Bentwood live childless in a renovated Brooklyn brownstone. The complete works of Goethe line their bookshelf, …

12903. Lamplighter : Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2 (Galley …

D. M. Cornish

Lamplighter is a young adult fantasy novel by D. M. Cornish, first published in 2006. It is the second in the Monster Blood Tattoo Series. The book covers Rosamund's final weeks as a prentice-lighter, the internal politics of the Lamplighters, his first posting, court-martial …

12906. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

John M. Gottman

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman is a book that sets forth what it describes as seven principles that can guide toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. The book attempts to debunk a number of what it describes as myths about marriages and …

12907. Blue and Brown Books

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Blue and Brown Books are two sets of notes taken during lectures conducted by Ludwig Wittgenstein between 1933 and 1935. They were mimeographed as two separated books and a few copies were circulated in a restricted circle during Wittgenstein's lifetime. The lecture notes …

12908. The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge

The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge is a collection of science fiction short stories by Vernor Vinge. The stories were first published from 1966 to 2001, and the book contains all of Vinge's published short stories from that period except "True Names" and "Grimm's Story".

12912. An Imaginary Lif

David Malouf

An Imaginary Life is a 1978 novella written by David Malouf. It tells the story of the Roman poet Ovid, during his exile in Tomis. Whilst there, Ovid lives with the natives, although he doesn't understand their language, and forms a bond with a wild boy who is found living wild …

12913. Exit the King

Eugène Ionesco

First produced in 1963 starring Alec Guinness and successfully revived to great acclaim on Broadway in 2009, this absurdist exploration of ego and mortality is set in the crumbling throne-room of the palace in an unnamed country where King Berenger the First has only the …

12914. Count D'Orgel's Ball (Eridanos Library 15)

Raymond Radiguet

Count d'Orgel is handsome, charming, and carefree, a model of cool aristocratic aplomb. His wife, the Countess, is beautiful and pure and loves her husband more than anything in the world. But from the moment the d'Orgels meet and befriend the clever young François de Séryeuse …

12915. Three Lives

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein’s first published work Three Lives is divided into three different stories, each one a psychological portrait of a different women. The Good Anna describes an exacting German house servant; Melanctha explores the love affair of an African-American woman; and The …

12916. The Wisdom of the Sands

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The final, deeply-felt summing-up of the author's experience and his philosophy of life. Choosing a desert prince as his protagonist and narrator, he presents the timeless problems of humanity against the austere background of the wilderness. The book abounds in vivid pictures …

12917. De nakomer

Maarten 't Hart

De nakomer is a novel by Dutch author Maarten 't Hart. It was first published in 1996.

12919. Zoeken naar Eileen W

Leon de Winter

Zoeken naar Eileen W. is a novel written by Leon de Winter.

12920. 18 Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion (Nancy Drew, …

Carolyn Keene

The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion is the eighteenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series published by Grossett & Dunlap, and was first published in 1941. The original text was written by ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson, based upon a plot outline from …

12921. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney (Nancy Drew …

Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew and her friend Bess discover that a rare and valuable Chinese vase has been stolen from the pottery shop of Dick Milton, a cousin of Bess. Dick had borrowed the vase from his Chinese friend, elderly Mr. Soong, and he is determined to repay Mr. Soong for the loss. He …

12922. Londonstani

Gautam Malkani

Londonstani is the name of Gautam Malkani's debut novel published in the United Kingdom in 2006. The book's name is derived from the setting of the novel, London, and the story's subject matter, the lives of second and third generation South Asian immigrants. The book was highly …

12924. Jessica

Bryce Courtenay

Jessica is a historical novel based in real facts by Bryce Courtenay. It was published in 1998 and like other works from Courtenay covers several years in the life of the main character: Jessica Bergman. It was adapted into a mini-series starring Leeanna Walsman and Sam Neill …

12927. One-way

Didier Van Cauwelaert

Winner of the Prix Goncourt and chosen by The Seattle Times as one of the Best Books of 2004 "One-Way is a funny and tender look at a world of shifting boundaries...Aziz Kemal is a protagonist for these times."-Sam Lipsyte, author of Home Land "Outrageously funny."-The Seattle …

12928. A Right to Die

Rex Stout

A Right to Die is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1964.

12929. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Robert Dimery

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a musical reference book edited by Robert Dimery, first published in 2005. The most recent edition consists of a list of albums released between 1955 and 2013, part of a series from Quintessence Editions Ltd. The book is arranged …

12931. The Birds

Tarjei Vesaas

The Birds, original Nynorsk title Fuglane, is a novel by Norwegian author Tarjei Vesaas. It was first released in 1957, and has been translated into several languages, including English.

12932. The Crippled God

Steven Erikson

Savaged by the K'Chain Nah'Ruk, the Bonehunters march for Kolanse, where waits an unknown fate. Tormented by questions, the army totters on the edge of mutiny, but Adjunct Tavore will not relent. One final act remains, if it is in her power, if she can hold her army together, if …

12933. Renovation of the Heart : Putting On the Character …

Dallas Willard

Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ is a 2002 Christian book written by Dallas Willard.

12939. Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our …

Robert Baer

Sleeping With the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude is a critique written by former Central Intelligence Agency officer Robert Baer of the relationship that exists between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Baer asserts that the U.S.'s political relationship …

12940. Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults and …

Robert Anton Wilson

Everything is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults and Cover-ups is a reference book by Robert Anton Wilson with Miriam Joan Hill published in 1998. Arranged alphabetically, it details various conspiracy theories and the persons and events connected to them.

12941. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Complete Text With …

Mark Twain

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written …

12944. Anthony: X21 - Faun & Games (Xanth Novels)

Piers Anthony

Faun & Games is the twenty-first book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

12945. Sleepless

Charlie Huston

Sleepless is a science fiction and noir detective novel by Charlie Huston, published in 2010. Set in California in a dystopic alternate present, the novels portrays a world wracked by a sleeplessness pandemic caused by a prion. About ten percent of the population are infected, …

12947. The race

Richard North Patterson

The Race is a political thriller written by Richard North Patterson. It is set during the 2008 presidential election in the United States, and revolves around fictional Ohioan Senator Corey Grace and his quest to become the Republican presidential nominee.

12949. The end of oil : On the edge of a perilous new world

Paul Roberts

The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World is a non-fiction book by American journalist and author Paul Roberts. Published in 2004, it is Roberts' book-length debut. It provides an analysis of the various problems associated with humanity's reliance on oil and other …

12951. Awful End

Philip Ardagh

"When Eddie Dickens was eleven years old, both his parents caught some awful disease that made them turn yellow, go a bit crinkly around the edges, and smell of old hot water bottles." So begins author Philip Ardagh's silly story of an ill-fated boy who, due to his parents' …

12954. The Long Fall

Walter Mosely

The Long Fall is a book.

12956. Beggar's banquet

Ian Rankin

Over the years, Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories. Published in crime magazines, composed for events, broadcast on radio, they all share the best qualities of his phenomenally popular Rebus novels. Ten years ago, A GOOD HANGING - Ian's first short …

12960. Augustus

John Edward Williams

A brilliant and beautifully written novel in the tradition of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius, Augustus is a sweeping narrative that brings vividly to life a compelling cast of historical figures through their letters, dispatches, and memoirs. A mere eighteen years of age when his …

12961. The Savage Mind

Claude Lévi-Strauss

The Savage Mind is a 1962 work of structural anthropology by Claude Lévi-Strauss. The English translation appeared in 1966.

12962. Queen's Gambit,the

Walter Tevis

The Queen's Gambit is an American novel by Walter Tevis, discussing the life of a chess prodigy. A bildungsroman, it was originally published in 1983 and covers themes in feminism, chess, drug addiction, and alcoholism.

12963. Our Friends from Frolix 8

Philip K. Dick

Our Friends From Frolix 8 is a 1970 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick.

12964. Diary of a Wombat (Ala Notable Children's Books. …

Jackie French

for the other book starting with diary of a, seeDiary of a Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wombat is a 2002 award-winning picture book written by Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley. It is the first in the Shaggy Gully books, and is one of the most popular of French's works.

12965. Ransom

David Malouf

Ransom is a novel by Australian author David Malouf. It retells the story of the Iliad from books 22 to 24.

12966. Crime

Irvine Welsh

Crime is a 2008 novel by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. It is the sequel to his earlier novel, Filth.

12968. Conan of Cimmeria #2

Robert E. Howard

Conan of Cimmeria is a collection of eight fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various fantasy magazines. The …

12969. GraceLand

Chris Abani

GraceLand is a 2004 novel by Chris Abani, which tells the story of a teenager named Elvis, who is trying to get out of the ghettos of Lagos, Nigeria. Chris Abani depicts the poverty and violence in Lagos and how it affects the everyday lives of Elvis and his family. Having …

12970. In a Free State

V.S. Naipaul

In a Free State is a novel by V.S. Naipaul published in 1971. It won that year's Booker Prize. The plot consists of a framing narrative and three short stories, the last one also titled In a Free State. The work is symphonic, with different movements working towards an …

12971. Engine Summer

John Crowley

Engine Summer is a novel by John Crowley, published in 1979 by Doubleday. It was nominated for the 1980 National Book Award for hardcover science fiction, as well as both the British Fantasy and John W. Campbell Awards the same year. It was rewritten from Crowley's unpublished …

12972. Ratner's Star

Don DeLillo

Ratner's Star is a 1976 comic novel by Don DeLillo. It relates the story of a child prodigy mathematician who arrives at a secret installation to work on the problem of deciphering a mysterious message that appears to come from outer space. The novel is told in two parts; the …

12973. Les Onze Mille Verges ou les Amours d'un hospodar

Guillaume Apollinaire

Les Onze Mille Verges ou les Amours d'un hospodar is a pornographic novel by French author Guillaume Apollinaire, published in 1907 over his initials "G.A.". The title contains a play on the Catholic veneration of the "Eleven thousand Virgins", the martyred companions of Saint …

12974. Against the Fall of Night (Ibooks Science Fiction …

Arthur C. Clarke

Against the Fall of Night is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke. Originally appearing as a novella in the November, 1948 issue of the magazine Startling Stories, it was revised and expanded in 1951 and published in book form in 1953 by Gnome Press. It was …

12979. The Tristan Betrayal (Premium Edition)

Robert Ludlum

The Tristan Betrayal is a novel by Robert Ludlum, published posthumously in 2003. Ludlum wrote an outline shortly before his death. The novel itself was written by a ghostwriter.

12980. An advancement of learning a Dalziel and Pascoe novel

Reginald Hill

A Killing Kindness is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the sixth novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series.

12981. A pinch of snuff : a Dalziel

Reginald Hill

A Pinch of Snuff is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the fifth novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series.

12982. Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville

De la démocratie en Amérique is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as Of Democracy in America, but English translations are usually titled simply Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed …

12983. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson S

Bette Lord

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson is a children's novel about a young girl named Shirley Temple Wong who leaves a secure life within her clan in China following World War II. She begins a new life in America because her father has taken a job as an engineer in the …

12984. Condemnation

Richard Baker

Condemnation is a fantasy novel by Richard Baker, set in the Forgotten Realms setting, based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. It is the third book of the War of the Spider Queen hexad.

12987. The shame of the nation : the restoration of …

Jonathan Kozol

The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America is a book by educator and author Jonathan Kozol. It describes how, in the United States, black and Hispanic students tend to be concentrated in schools where they make up almost the entire student body. …

12989. Matter and Memory

Henri Bergson

Matter and Memory is one of the four main works by the French philosopher Henri Bergson. Its subtitle is "Essay on the relation of body and spirit", and the work presents an analysis of the classical philosophical problems concerning this relation. Within that frame the analysis …

12990. A Deadly Shade of Gold

John D. MacDonald

A Deadly Shade of Gold is the fifth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The plot revolves around a solid gold Aztec statute, and takes McGee from his home of Florida to Mexico and Los Angeles.

12991. The Fashion in Shrouds

Margery Allingham

The Fashion in Shrouds is a crime novel by Margery Allingham. It was originally published in 1938 in the United Kingdom by Heinemann, London and in the United States by Doubleday, New York. It is the tenth novel in the Albert Campion series.

12992. Medusa And The Snail: More Notes Of A Biology Watcher

Lewis Thomas

The Medusa and the Snail is a book written by Lewis Thomas.

12994. Women of Genesis #3: Rachel and Leah

Orson Scott Card

Rachel and Leah is the third novel in the Women of Genesis series by Orson Scott Card.

12995. The A-List (A-List Series) Book 1

Zoey Dean

The A-List is the first novel in The A-List series by Zoey Dean. It was released in 2003 through Megan Tingley Books by Poppy.

12996. The Master Mind of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Master Mind of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fantasy novel, the sixth of his famous Barsoom series. Burroughs' working titles for the novel were A Weird Adventure on Mars and Vad Varo of Barsoom. It was first published in the magazine Amazing Stories Annual vol. 1, …

12997. Haunted Mesa, The

Louis L'Amour

The Haunted Mesa is a science fiction novel by Louis L'Amour, set in the American Southwest amidst the ruins of the Anasazi. L'Amour attempts, as in others of his works, to suggest a reasonable explanation for the phenomena attributed to The Bermuda Triangle, i.e., portals …

12998. Regina's song

David Eddings

Regina's Song, written by David and Leigh Eddings, is a murder mystery novel, with some fantasy themes present as well. The story takes place in Seattle, Washington. The story involves the murder of an identical twin. Regina and Renata are so identical that after their infant …

13000. The information: a history, a theory, a flood

James Gleick

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood is a book by science history writer James Gleick, author of Chaos: Making a New Science. It covers the genesis of our current information age. The Information has also been published in ebook formats by Fourth Estate and Random …



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