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.

13201. Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

Alan Moore

An unforgettable hardcover collection of WATCHMEN writer Alan Moore's definitive Superman tales that is sure to appeal of readers of his BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE graphic novel. Moore teams with Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist from the 1950's through the 1970's, to tell …

13203. I, The Jury

Mickey Spillane

I, the Jury is the 1947 debut novel of American crime-fiction writer Mickey Spillane, the first work to feature private investigator Mike Hammer.

13204. Caravan to Vaccarès

Alistair MacLean

From all over Europe, even from behind the Iron Curtain, gypsies make an annual pilgrimage to the shrine of their patron saint in Provence. But at this year’s gathering, people are mysteriously dying. Intrepid sleuths Cecile Dubois and Neil Bowman join the caravan in order to …

13206. Exterminator!

William S. Burroughs

Exterminator! is a short story collection written by William S. Burroughs and first published in 1973. Early editions label the book a novel. It is not to be confused with The Exterminator, another collection of stories Burroughs published in 1960 in collaboration with Brion …

13207. The Towers of Silence

Paul Scott

The Towers of Silence is the 1971 novel by Paul Scott that continues his Raj Quartet. It gets its title from the Parsi Towers of Silence where the bodies of the dead are left to be picked clean by vultures. The novel is set in the British Raj of 1940s India. It follows on from …

13208. How Children Learn (Classics In Child Development)

John Holt

How Children Learn is a nonfiction book by educator John Holt, first published in 1967. A revised edition was released in 1983 with new chapters and commentaries. The book focuses on Holt's interactions with young children, and his observations of children learning. From these …

13211. El filibusterismo

Jose Rizal

El Filibusterismo, also known by its English alternate title The Reign of Greed, is the second novel written by Philippine national hero José Rizal. It is the sequel to Noli me tangere and, like the first book, was written in Spanish. It was first published in 1891 in Ghent, …

13212. The Machineries of Joy: Short Stories

Ray Bradbury

The Machineries of Joy is a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury.

13213. The Blood King

Gail Z. Martin

The Blood King is a book published in 2008 that was written by Gail Z. Martin.

13214. The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Eugene Trivizas

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig is a children's picture book written by Eugene Trivizas, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and first published by Heinemann in 1993. The story is a comically inverted version of the classic Three Little Pigs, a fable published in the 19th …

13215. On Gold Mountain : The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of …

Lisa See

On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family describes 100 years of author Lisa See’s family history, providing a complex portrait of her family’s hard work, suffering, failures and successes as they moved from China to the United States. Speaking …

13216. The One Kingdom (The Swans' War, Book 1)

Sean Russell

Sean Russell's fantasy novel, the first in his The Swans' War series.

13217. The Whalestoe Letters: from House of Leaves

Mark Z. Danielewski

The Whalestoe Letters by cult author Mark Z. Danielewski is an epistolary novella which more fully develops the literary correspondence between Pelafina H. Lièvre and her son Johnny from 1982-1989, characters first introduced in Danielewski's prior work, House of Leaves. The …

13218. Crime Seen

Victoria Laurie

Crime Seen is a book published in 2007 that was written by Victoria Laurie.

13220. Almanac of the dead

Leslie Marmon Silko

Almanac of the Dead is a novel by Leslie Marmon Silko, first published in 1991.

13221. Star Trek, Strangers From The Sky

Margaret Wander Bonanno

Strangers from the Sky is a novel, originally released in 1987, by Margaret Wander Bonanno.

13222. The Return Of Depression Economics And The Crisis Of …

Paul Krugman

In 1999, in The Return of Depression Economics, Paul Krugman surveyed the economic crises that had swept across Asia and Latin America, and pointed out that those crises were a warning for all of us: like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies …

13223. Overachievers, The: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids

Alexandra Robbins

The Overachievers or The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids is a nonfiction book written by Alexandra Robbins. Using the example of some American teenagers, it centers upon overachievement in high school, emphasizing its negative effect in modern American society. It …

13224. The Drowning Pool

Ross Macdonald

The Drowning Pool is a 1950 mystery novel written by Ross Macdonald, his second book in the series revolving around the cases of private detective Lew Archer.

13225. Full moon

P. G. Wodehouse

Full Moon is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States by Doubleday & Company on 22 May 1947, and in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins on 17 October 1947. It is the sixth full-length novel to be set at the beautiful but trouble-ridden Blandings …

13226. Zombie Lover (The Magic of Xanth, Volume 22)

Piers Anthony

Zombie Lover is the twenty-second book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

13227. Mr. White's Confession

Robert Clark

Edgar® Award Winner for Best Novel and Winner of the PNBA Best Fiction Book of the Year "As thrilling as it is unnerving . . . Could have been written by Dashiell Hammett or James Crumley--at their best."--Greil Marcus, Esquire St. Paul, Minnesota, 1939. A grisly discovery is …

13229. Bullet Park

John Cheever

Bullet Park is a 1969 novel by American Novelist John Cheever about an earnest yet pensive father Eliot Nailles and his troubled son Tony, and their predestined fate with a psychotic man Hammer, who moves to Bullet Park to sacrifice one of them. The book deals with the failure …

13230. The Return of Nathan Brazil

Jack L. Chalker

The Return of Nathan Brazil is the fourth book in the Well of Souls series by American author Jack L. Chalker.

13233. Arrow of God

Chinua Achebe

The final novel in Chinua Achebe’s masterful “African trilogy,” Arrow of God—like Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease—takes up the ongoing struggle between continuity and change. It is a powerful drama about the downfall of a traditional leader in a society forever altered …

13234. In a Different Voice - Psychological Theory and …

Carol Gilligan

In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development is a book on gender studies by American professor Carol Gilligan, published in 1982, which Harvard University Press in March 2012 called "the little book that started a revolution". In the book, Gilligan …

13235. J R

William Gaddis

ABSURDLY LOGICAL,MERCILESSLY REAL,GATHERING ITS OWN TUMULTOUS MOMENTUM FOR THE ULTIMATE BRUSH WITH COMMODITY TRADING JR CAPTURES THE READER IN THE CACOPHONY OF VOICES THAT REVOLES AROUND THIS YOUNG CAPTIVE OF HIS OWN MYTHS. THE DISTURBING CLARITY WITH WHICH THIS FINISHED WRITER …

13236. Enter a Murderer

Ngaio Marsh

Enter a Murderer is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the second novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1935. The novel is the first of the theatrical novels for which Marsh was to become famous, taking its title from a line of stage direction in …

13237. The Quiet War

Paul J. McAuley

The Quiet War is a 2008 science fiction novel written by Paul McAuley.

13240. Lincoln: A Photobiography

Russell Freedman

Lincoln: A Photobiography is an illustrated biography of Abraham Lincoln written by Russell Freedman, and published in 1987. The book won the Newbery Medal in 1988. It was the first nonfiction book to do so in 30 years. The photobiography covers Lincoln's entire life: his …

13241. Incompetence

Rob Grant

Incompetence is a dystopian comedy novel by Red Dwarf co-creator Rob Grant, first published in 2003 with the tag line "Bad is the new Good". It is a murder mystery and political thriller set in a near-future federal Europe where no-one can be "prejudiced from employment for …

13242. Eye of cat

Roger Zelazny

Eye of Cat is a 1982 science fiction novel written by Roger Zelazny. It was among his five personal favorite novels from his own oeuvre.

13244. Poor Folk and Other Stories: "Poor Folk"; The …

Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

Written as a sequence of letters, Poor People narrate the tragic tale of a petty clerk and his hopeless love for a young girl. Eager to help her and her family, he sells all that he can, but his generosity leads him only into more desperate poverty, and finally into abandonment. …

13245. Naked conversations : how blogs are changing the way …

Robert Scoble

Naked Conversations: How Blogs Are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers, is a book written by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, published in 2006 by John Wiley & Sons. The book is about how blogs, bloggers and the blogosphere is changing how businesses communicate …

13247. Moses: When Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom

Carole Boston Weatherford

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom is a book written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

13248. House of Cards

William D. Cohan

House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street is the second book written by William D. Cohan. It was released on March 10, 2009 by Doubleday.

13252. The Jewel in the Skull

Michael Moorcock

The Jewel in the Skull is a fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock, first published in 1967. The novel is the first in the four volume The History of the Runestaff.

13253. Cloak of Deception (Star Wars (Random House …

James Luceno

From New York Times bestselling author James Luceno comes an all-new Star Wars adventure that reveals the action and intrigue unfolding directly before Episode I: The Phantom Menace.Mired in greed and corruption, tangled in bureaucracy, the Galactic Republic is crumbling. In the …

13254. B070000: Time to Hunt

Stephen Hunter

Time to Hunt is a 1999 thriller novel, and the third in the Bob Lee Swagger series by Stephen Hunter. In narrative sequence it is preceded by Point of Impact and Black Light.

13256. A Town Like Alice

Nevil Shute

A Town Like Alice is an economic development and romance novel by Nevil Shute, published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman, becomes romantically interested in a fellow prisoner of World War II in Malaya, and after liberation …

13257. America

E.R. Frank

America is a young adult novel written by E.R. Frank. It tells the story of America, a fifteen-year-old biracial boy who had gotten lost in the system. The author of the book, E.R. Frank, is herself a social worker. In an author's note at the end of the book, she says she has …

13260. Saman

Ayu Utami

Saman is a controversial Indonesian novel by Ayu Utami published in 1998. It is Utami's first novel, and depicts the lives of four sexually-liberated female friends, and a former Catholic priest, Saman, for whom the book is named. Written in seven to eight months while Utami was …

13263. Hidden talents

David Lubar

American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults"American Library Association "Quick Picks for Young Adults"Martin Anderson and his friends don't like being called losers. But they've been called that for so long even they start to believe it. Until Martin makes an …

13265. Ecology of fear : Los Angeles and the imagination of …

Mike Davis

Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster is a 1998 book by Mike Davis examining how contemporary Los Angeles is portrayed in the popular media.

13266. The Patron Saint of Butterflies

Cecilia Galante

The Patron Saint of Butterflies is a young-adult novel by author Cecilia Galante. It was first published in 2008.

13272. The sixth man

David Baldacci

The Sixth Man is a crime fiction novel by American writer David Baldacci. The book was initially published on April 19, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. This is the fifth installment in the King and Maxwell book series.

13273. Tuesdays with Morrie: For One More Day

Mitch Albom

For One More Day is a 2006 philosophical novel by Mitch Albom. Like his previous works, it features mortality as a central theme. The book tells the story of a troubled man and his mother, and explores how people might use the opportunity to spend a day with a lost relative.

13274. The Matarese Countdown

Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Countdown is an espionage thriller novel by Robert Ludlum. It is the sequel to the The Matarese Circle.

13275. Art of Computer Programming, The, Volumes 1-3 Boxed …

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 …

13276. Dr. Seuss. Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Dr. Seuss

Bartholomew and the Oobleck easily qualifies as a Seuss classic, first told way back in 1949. And its message--the importance of owning up to your mistakes and saying that you're sorry--is as timeless now as it was then. Bartholomew Cubbins serves thanklessly as pageboy to King …

13277. Cop Hater

Ed McBain

Cop Hater is the first 87th Precinct police procedural novel by Ed McBain. The murder of three detectives in quick succession in the 87th Precinct leads Detective Steve Carella on a search that takes him into the city's underworld and ultimately to a .45 automatic aimed straight …

13278. Death and the Dancing Footman

Ngaio Marsh

Death and the Dancing Footman is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the eleventh novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1942. The plot concerns a murder committed at a country house in Dorset.

13279. Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A year of stories

Stuart McLean

Home from the Vinyl Cafe is Stuart McLean's second volume of stories that first aired on the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. It was the winner of the 1999 Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. Stories included in Home from the Vinyl Cafe: Dave Cooks the Turkey Holland Valentine's …

13280. Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog

Dylan Thomas

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog is a collection of short prose stories written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, first published by Dent on 4 April 1940. The first paperback copy appeared in 1948, published by the British Publishers Guild.

13281. Written Lives

Javier Marías

Written Lives is a collection of biographical sketches of famous literary figures, written by Spanish author Javier Marías and originally published in 2000. Margaret Jull Costa's English translation was published by New Directions in 2006. Authors featured include: Djuna Barnes …

13282. Hitler's Pope: the Secret History of Pius XII: The …

John Cornwell

Hitler's Pope is a book published in 1999 by the British journalist and author John Cornwell that examines the actions of Eugenio Pacelli, who became Pope Pius XII, before and during the Nazi era, and explores the charge that he assisted in the legitimization of Adolf Hitler's …

13284. Body of Lies: A Novel (Movie Tie-In)

David Ignatius

Body of Lies is an American spy thriller novel by David Ignatius, a columnist for The Washington Post. It was published by W. W. Norton in 2007. It was originally titled Penetration but was renamed after Warner Bros. bought the rights in 2006.

13285. Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

B.S. Johnson

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry is the penultimate novel by the late British avant-garde novelist B. S. Johnson. It is the metafictional account of a disaffected young man, Christie Malry, who applies the principles of double-entry bookkeeping to his own life, "crediting" …

13286. Bailey's Cafe

Gloria Naylor

Bailey's Café is a 1992 novel by award-winning American author Gloria Naylor. The novel consists of a loosely intertwined group of stories, all told in first person, about the owners and patrons of Bailey's Cafe, an apparently supernatural establishment, set nominally in New …

13287. Neverness

David Zindell

Neverness is a science fiction novel written by David Zindell and published in 1988. The novel grew from a 1985 novelette entitled 'Shanidar'. Neverness concerns a medium far-future world where mathematicians have become a kind of caste or religious order, because of their …

13288. The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: the …

James D. Hornfischer

The nonfiction book The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour is the first full narrative account of the Battle off Samar, which author James D. Hornfischer calls the greatest upset in the history of naval warfare. …

13289. The Motel Life

Willy Vlautin

The Motel Life is the debut novel by musician and writer Willy Vlautin. It tells the story of two brothers from Reno, Nevada, whose lives are thrown into turmoil following a tragic accident. It was made into a movie starring Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, and Dakota Fanning, and …

13290. The Earth Will Shake

Robert Anton Wilson

The Earth Will Shake is a book published in 1982 that was written by Robert Anton Wilson.

13291. Hunter's Prayer

Lilith Saintcrow

Hunter's Prayer is a book published in 2008 that was written by Lilith Saintcrow.

13292. Omeros

Derek Walcott

Omeros is an epic poem by Caribbean writer Derek Walcott that was first published in 1990. Walcott divides the work into seven "books" which are divided into a total of sixty-four chapters. Many critics view Omeros "as Walcott's major achievement." Soon after its publication in …

13293. The Judging Eye

R. Scott Bakker

Widely praised by reviewers and a growing body of fans, Bakker has already established his reputation as one of the smartest writers in the fantasy genre--a writer in the line stretching from Peake to Tolkein. Now he returns to The Prince of Nothing universe with the …

13294. Rule by Secrecy: Hidden History That Connects the …

Jim Marrs

Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids is a book by Jim Marrs.

13295. Complete Collected Poems

Maya Angelou

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

13296. The Dollmaker

Harriette Arnow

The Dollmaker is a book written by Harriette Simpson Arnow.

13297. Tenerezza (titolo originale Tenderness)

Robert Cormier

Tenderness is a 1997 novel written by Robert Cormier. It is the basis for John Polson's 2008 film of the same name.

13299. An unkindness of ravens : the new Inspector Wexford …

Ruth Rendell

An Unkindness of Ravens is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It was first published in 1985, and features her popular protagonist Inspector Wexford, and is the 13th entry in the series. On American publication, it was shortlisted for the MWA Edgar Award, alongside …

13300. Stanley Park

Timothy Taylor

Stanley Park is a novel by Canadian writer Timothy Taylor, published in 2001.

13301. The Plays of Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov is considered by many as one of the greatest short story writers of all-time. In addition to the large number of short stories that he wrote he also produced several dramatic masterpieces. His best known works include "The Cherry Orchard", "Ivanov", "Uncle Vanya", …

13302. Why Darwin Matters

Michael Shermer

Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design is a 2006 book by Michael Shermer, a historian of science. It argues that intelligent design is bad science, that different fields of science converge in supporting evolution, and that religion and science are not in …

13303. River Sutra, A

Gita Mehta

A River Sutra is a collection of stories written by Gita Mehta and published in 1993. The book's stories are interconnected by both a geographical reference, and by the theme of diversity within Indian society, both present and past. Unlike some of Mehta's previous stories, the …

13304. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. It was published by Frederick Warne & Co. in October 1905. Mrs. Tiggy-winkle is a hedgehog washerwoman who lives in a tiny cottage in the fells of the Lake District. A child named …

13305. '48

James Herbert

'48 is a 1996 alternate history horror novel by British horror author James Herbert. The book follows an American pilot stranded in a dystopian London after Hitler, moments before being completely defeated, uses a biological weapon in the shape of V2 missiles, that wipes out the …

13306. Kaz the Minotaur. Dragonlance Novel: Heroes Vol. 4 …

Richard A. Knaak

Kaz the Minotaur is a fantasy novel by Richard A. Knaak, set in the world of Dragonlance, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the first novel in the "Heroes II" series. It was published in paperback in July 1990. Kaz the Minotaur first appeared in …

13308. The Tailor Of Gloucester

Beatrix Potter

The Tailor of Gloucester is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, privately printed by the author in 1902, and published in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in October 1903. The story is about a tailor whose work on a waistcoat is finished by …

13309. The Lazarus Heart

Poppy Z. Brite

"The man who wears the names of rivers knows that he is no longer like other men, that some part of his fearful work has changed him forever and he can never return to the simple, painless life he lived before.... The invaders are everywhere, and Their agents are everywhere.... …

13310. The Secret of Crickley Hall

James Herbert

The Secret of Crickley Hall is a 2006 supernatural thriller novel by the British writer James Herbert.

13311. Godrick

Frederick Buechner

Godric is a novel published in 1981, written by Frederick Buechner, that tells the semi-fictionalised life story of medieval Catholic saint Godric of Finchale. The novel was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Godric is told in Saint Godric's own voice: Buechner intentionally uses …

13312. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (Potter 23 Tales)

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in July 1909. After two full-length tales about rabbits, Potter had grown weary of the subject and was reluctant to write another. She …

13313. Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

Bell Hooks

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center is the second book by bell hooks, published in 1984. The book confirmed her importance as a leader in radical feminist thought.

13314. Law and the Lady, Th

Wilkie Collins

The Law and the Lady is a detective story, published in 1875 by Wilkie Collins. It is not quite as sensational in style as The Moonstone and The Woman in White.

13315. The Spanish Bride

Georgette Heyer

The Spanish Bride is a novel by Georgette Heyer. This story is based on the true story of Harry Smith and his wife Juana María de los Dolores de León Smith. He had a fairly illustrious military career and was made a baronet. The town of Ladysmith in South Africa is named after …

13316. The Kindness of Women

J. G. Ballard

The Kindness of Women is a 1991 novel by British author J.G. Ballard, a sequel to his 1984 novel Empire of the Sun, which drew on the author's boyhood in Shanghai during World War II, presenting a lightly fictionalized treatment of Ballard's life from Shanghai through to …

13317. Opening Night

Ngaio Marsh

Opening Night is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the sixteenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1951. It was published in the United States as Night at the Vulcan. The novel is one of the theatrical ones for which Marsh was best known, and …

13318. Alice's Adventures Under Ground: Facsimile of the …

Lewis Carroll

This work is sometimes called the "Fascimile Edition" of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll wrote, in his own hand, the story whose core elements had been told to the the three Liddell sisters, Lorina, Alice and Edith, and a friend, the Reverend Duckworth, on their …

13319. Prisoner's Base

Rex Stout

Prisoner's Base is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by Viking Press in 1952.

13320. Spider

Patrick McGrath

Spider is a novel by the British novelist Patrick McGrath, originally published in the United States in 1990. Its eponymous character, birth name Dennis Cleg, is a recent arrival from a lunatic asylum to a halfway house in the East End of London—just a few streets away, by …

13321. Generations of Winter

Vasily Aksyonov

Generations of Winter is a novel by Russian writer Vasily Aksyonov. Many critics have praised Generations of Winter as a new Doctor Zhivago large-scale Russian novel, which tells the story of a Russian family Gradov struggling to survive in the Stalinist era. As the Wall Street …

13322. Calico Captive

Elizabeth George Speare

In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French …

13324. Doomed Queen Anne (Young Royals Books)

Carolyn Meyer

Doomed Queen Anne is a young-adult historical novel about Anne Boleyn by Carolyn Meyer. It is the third book in the Young Royals series. Other books are Mary, Bloody Mary, Beware, Princess Elizabeth and Patience, Princess Catherine. The book was originally published in the U.S. …

13325. Wächter

Stephen Baxter

Firstborn is a 2007 novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. It is the third book, billed as the conclusion of the A Time Odyssey series.

13326. Blue Heaven

Joe Keenan

Blue Heaven is the first book by novelist Joe Keenan. It is a gay-themed comedy about four friends who get caught up in ill-fated attempt to scam a Mafia family by faking a marriage and absconding with the cash and gifts that the prospective in-laws will shower on the lucky …

13329. If It Die . . .: An Autobiography

André Gide

This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate André Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters. Gide led a life of …

13330. The Artificial Silk Girl

Irmgard Keun

In 1931, a young woman writer, living in Germany, penned her answer to Anita Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the era of cinematic glamour. The resulting novel, The Artificial Silk Girl, became an acclaimed bestseller and a masterwork of German literature, in the same …

13331. Medea

Christa Wolf

Pity poor Medea--at least, that's what German novelist Christa Wolf would like you to do. True, the woman's reputation is not good: she stands accused of betraying her father, killing her brother, and then serving up her own children as the main course to their unsuspecting …

13333. Calligrammes

Guillaume Apollinaire

A fully annotated, bilingual edition, Calligrammes is a key work not only in Apollinaire’s own development but also in the evolution of modern French poetry. ApollinaireRoman by birth, Polish by name (Wilhelm-Apollinaris de Kostrowitski), Parisian by choicedied at thirty-eight …

13336. Pierrot mon ami

Raymond Queneau

Pierrot Mon Ami, considered by many to be one of Raymond Queneau’s finest achievements, is a quirky coming-of-age novel concerning a young man’s initiation into a world filled with deceit, fraud, and manipulation. From his short-lived job at a Paris amusement park where he helps …

13338. The Death of Virgil

Hermann Broch

It is the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and Publius Vergilius Maro, the poet of the Aeneid and Caesar's enchanter, has been summoned to the palace, where he will shortly die. Out of the last hours of Virgil's life and the final stirrings of his consciousness, the Austrian …

13339. Rameau's Nephew

Jean Varloot

Rameau's Nephew, or the Second Satire is an imaginary philosophical conversation by Denis Diderot, written predominantly in 1761-2 and revised in 1773-4. It was first published in 1805 in German translation by Goethe, but the French manuscript used had subsequently disappeared. …

13340. A.L.I.E.E.N. : archives of lost issues and earthly …

Lewis Trondheim

Beaten up, tattered, and weather worn, this volume has crossed through space to become the first extra-terrestrial comic book in print on earth. The language and even the alphabet are alien, but as human readers will soon discover, the themes and stories are universal. These …

13341. Delay

Tim Krabbé

On his way back to Amsterdam from New Zealand Jacques Bekker's plane is delayed and all of a sudden he has four hours to kill. Rather than go sightseeing in Sydney with his tiresome travelling companions, on a whim he decides to look up an old flame - his first teenage love. He …

13342. The Pharmacist

Ingrid Noll

A gripping psychological mystery from one of Europe's best-selling crime novelists. Would you confide your most intimate secrets to a stranger? Hella Moormann, a pharmacist, finds herself doing just this when she meets the unprepossessing Rosemarie Hirte in hospital. Hella has …

13344. The Quest of the Missing Map (Nancy Drew Mystery …

Claude Voilier

Prompted by the concerns of a young child, Nancy investigates a small studio on the Chatham estate. She discovers that there is a connection between the mysterious occurrences at Ship Cottage and her search for a treasure island. With only half of a map, Nancy sets out to find …

13345. The Furies (The Kent Family Chronicles, Volume 4)

John Jakes

The saga of the Kent family continues, traced against the dangerous years of our nation's westward expansion. We meet Amanda Kent, an enthralling young heroine. Despite her own heartbreak, she nurses a burning ambition -- to restore the house of Kent to its rightful place and to …

13348. The Dead (The Art of the Novella Series)

James Joyce

"The Dead" is the final short story in the 1914 collection Dubliners by James Joyce. It is the longest story in the collection at 15,672 words.

13350. Kinflicks

Lisa Alther

Kinflicks is a novel by American writer Lisa Alther. It was Alther's first published work, and the "subject of considerable pre-publication hyperbole."

13351. Harlequin Valentine

Neil Gaiman

"Harlequin Valentine" is a bloody and romantic short story and graphic novel based on the old Commedia dell'arte and Harlequinade pantomime. Both the short story and the graphic novel were written by Neil Gaiman. The latter was drawn by John Bolton, and published by Dark Horse …

13353. The Tale of Two Bad Mice (The World of Beatrix …

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Two Bad Mice is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in September 1904. Potter took inspiration for the tale from two mice caught in a cage-trap in her cousin's home and a dollhouse being constructed …

13355. The Imperial Cruise

James Bradley

The Imperial Cruise is a non-fiction book authored by James Bradley, the son of one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. In the book, based on extensive research and newly discovered archival materials and photographs, Bradley sheds new light on the history of …

13356. Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain

Isaac Asimov

Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain is a 1987 science fiction novel by Isaac Asimov about a group of scientists that shrink to microscopic size in order to enter a human brain so that they can retrieve memories from a comatose colleague.

13357. Undergången. Hitler och slutet på Tredje Riket

Joachim Fest

Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich is a book by historian Joachim Fest about the last days of the life of Adolf Hitler, in his Berlin Führerbunker in 1945. The book was originally published in Germany in 2002. The English translation was released in 2004. …

13358. Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle Arsan

Emmanuelle is an erotic novel by Emmanuelle Arsan originally written in French and published in France in 1967. It was translated into and published in English in 1971 by Mayflower Books. It is a series of explicit erotic fantasies of the author in which she has sex with …

13359. Laughing Gas (Wodehouse, P. G. Collector's …

P. G. Wodehouse

Laughing Gas is a comic novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 25 September 1936 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on 19 November 1936 by Doubleday, Doran, New York. Written in first person narrative, the story is set in Hollywood …

13361. No Longer Human

Osamu Dazai

No Longer Human is a Japanese novel by Osamu Dazai. Published after Run Melos and The Setting Sun, No Longer Human is considered Dazai's masterpiece and ranks as the second-best selling novel in Japan, behind Natsume Sōseki's Kokoro. The literal translation of the title, …

13363. Legs

William Kennedy

Legs is a 1975 novel by William Kennedy. It is the first book in Kennedy's Albany Cycle.

13365. Eclipse

John Banville

Eclipse is a novel by the Irish writer John Banville, though its intensely lyrical style and unorthodox structure have prompted some to describe it as more prose poem than novel. Along with the novels Shroud and Ancient Light, it comprises a trilogy concerning an actor Alexander …

13366. Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss's Book of …

Dr. Seuss

Oh, the wonderful things Mr. Brown can do! In this "Book of Wonderful Noises," Mr. Brown struts his stuff, as he imitates everything from popping corks to horse feet ("pop pop pop pop" and "klopp klopp klopp," respectively) while inviting everyone to join him in the fun. Young …

13368. The Demon

Hubert Selby, Jr.

The Demon is the third novel by Hubert Selby, Jr., first published in 1976.

13369. Maggie Cassidy

Jack Kerouac

Maggie Cassidy is a novel by the American writer Jack Kerouac, first published in 1959. It is a largely autobiographical work about Kerouac's early life in Lowell, Massachusetts, from 1938 to 1939, and chronicles his real-life relationship with his teenage sweetheart Mary …

13370. Invitation To The Game

Monica Hughes

Invitation to the Game is a science-fiction book written by Monica Hughes. It has recently been published as The Game. The book is a hard science fiction dystopian novel set in 2154, a time when machines and robots perform most jobs and children go to government schools. Because …

13371. Doctors

Erich Segal

Doctors is a 1988 novel by Erich Segal that deals with the Harvard Medical School class of 1962, with emphasis on the two main characters, Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano. They grew up next to each other and always aspired to be doctors, eventually ending up in medical …

13372. Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World -- First …

Bill Clinton

Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World is a 2007 book by former United States President Bill Clinton. It was published by Knopf in September 2007. With an initial print run of 750,000 copies, it debuted at the top of the New York Times Best Seller list in its first week. It …

13373. A Book of Common Prayer

Joan Didion

A Book of Common Prayer is a 1977 novel by Joan Didion.

13375. The Tree of Man

Patrick White

The Tree of Man is the fourth published novel by the Australian novelist and 1973 Nobel Prize-winner, Patrick White. It is a domestic drama chronicling the lives of the Parker family and their changing fortunes over many decades. It is steeped in Australian folklore and cultural …

13376. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

Le Ly Hayslip

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is a 1989 memoir by Le Ly Hayslip about her childhood during the Vietnam War, her escape to the United States, and her return to visit Vietnam 16 years later. The Oliver Stone film Heaven & Earth was based on the memoir. The book was …

13377. Millstone, The

Margaret Drabble

The Millstone is a novel by Margaret Drabble, first published in 1965. It is about an unmarried, young academic who becomes pregnant after a one-night stand and, against all odds, decides to give birth to her child and raise it herself.

13379. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Phillip Hoose

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice is a 2009 young adult nonfiction book by Phillip Hoose, recounting the experiences of Claudette Colvin in Montgomery, Alabama during the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

13380. The Enemy

Charlie Higson

The Enemy is a post-apocalyptic young adult horror novel written by Charlie Higson. The book takes place in London, after a worldwide sickness has infected adults turning them into something akin to voracious, cannibalistic zombies. Puffin Books released The Enemy in the UK on 3 …

13381. Tillerman Series 05 - Come a Stranger

Cynthia Voigt

Come a Stranger is a book published in 1986 that was written by Cynthia Voigt.

13382. Ingo (Book 1)

Helen Dunmore

Ingo is a children's novel by English writer Helen Dunmore, published in 2005 and the first of the Ingo pentalogy .

13385. The Bastard Prince (Heirs of Saint Camber ; v.3)

Katherine Kurtz

The Bastard Prince is a fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1994. It was the twelfth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the third book in her fourth Deryni trilogy, The Heirs of Saint Camber. Although the …

13386. The Changing Land

Roger Zelazny

The Changing Land is a Locus Award nominated fantasy novel written by Roger Zelazny, first published in 1981. The novel resolves the storyline from the various Dilvish, the Damned short stories Elements of the story intentionally reflect the work of H. P. Lovecraft and Frank …

13388. Mass Effect: Revelation

Drew Karpyshyn

Mass Effect: Revelation is a science fiction novel by Drew Karpyshyn. Published in 2007 by Del Rey Books, it is the first novel set in the Mass Effect universe, and the prequel to the Mass Effect video game by BioWare. Karpyshyn is the lead writer of the Mass Effect series.

13390. The abyss

Orson Scott Card

The Abyss is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card based on an original screenplay by James Cameron.

13391. The Faded Sun: Kesrith

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Faded Sun: Kesrith is a book published in 1978 that was written by C. J. Cherryh.

13392. The Moffats (Sixtieth Anniversary Edition)

Eleanor Estes

The Moffats is a children's novel by the American author Eleanor Estes, the first in a series of four books about the Moffat family. The Moffats tells about four young children and their mother who live in a small town in Connecticut. Their adventures are based on Estes' …

13393. Dark Summer

Iris Johansen

Dark Summer is a 1992 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It was the ninth book featuring Sydney homicide detective Scobie Malone, and begins with the discovery of a corpse in Scobie's swimming pool. The dead man was an informer involved in Scobie's recent drug …

13395. The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)

Ellen Raskin

The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel) is a children's mystery novel by Ellen Raskin, published in 1971.

13397. Knight Life (Revised)

Peter David

Knight Life, is an Arthurian fantasy novel by Peter David. The book was first published in 1987, and an expanded, updated edition of the book was published by Ace Books in 2002.

13398. Wren 01 Wren To The Rescue

Sherwood Smith

Wren to the Rescue is a fiction novel by Sherwood Smith, which she first wrote in high school in the mid-1960s. In that period Smith titled the story Tess's Mess. Described are the adventures of the title character, Wren, a female human orphan whose best friend Tess is revealed …

13399. Blood Red Road

Moira Young

Blood Red Road is a dystopian novel by Moira Young, published in June 2011 by Marion Lloyd Books in the UK and Margaret K. McElderry Books in the US. It was Young's first book and it inaugurated a planned trilogy under the series title Dust Lands. The first sequel Rebel Heart …

13400. Oath of Fealty

Elizabeth Moon

Oath of Fealty is a book published in 2010 that was written by Elizabeth Moon.



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