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.

13402. The Witches Of Worm

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Witches of Worm is a 1972 young adult novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. It received the Newbery Honor citation in 1973.

13409. 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 …

13414. 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 .

13416. 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, …

13418. Jack

Ulf Lundell

13421. 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.

13422. Illegal alien

Robert J. Sawyer

Illegal Alien is a science fiction and mystery novel by Canadian novelist Robert J. Sawyer. The book won the 2002 Seiun Award, in Japan, for Best Foreign Novel. The story was published in hardback in December 1997, and appeared in paperback in England in January 1998 and in the …

13423. The Way of a Serpent

Torgny Lindgren

The Way of a Serpent is a 1982 novel by Swedish author Torgny Lindgren. A film adaption by Bo Widerberg, The Serpent's Way, was made in 1986.

13429. 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 …

13439. The Wanderer (Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions)

Fritz Leiber

The Wanderer is a 1964 science fiction novel by Fritz Leiber, published as a paperback original by Ballantine Books. It won the 1965 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Following its initial paperback edition, The Wanderer was reissued in hardcover by Walker & Co. in 1969, by Gregg …

13440. Antic Hay (Coleman Dowell British Literature Series)

Aldous Huxley

Antic Hay is a comic novel by Aldous Huxley, published in 1923. The story takes place in London, and depicts the aimless or self-absorbed cultural elite in the sad and turbulent times following the end of World War I. The book follows the lives of a diverse cast of characters in …

13441. Vådan av att vara Skrake

Kjell Westö

Vådan av att vara Skrake is a 2000 book written by Kjell Westö.

13444. 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 …

13446. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member

Sanyika Shakur

Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member is a memoir about gang life written in prison by Sanyika Shakur.

13449. 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 …

13466. 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 …

13471. An April Shroud (Dalziel and Pascoe #4)

Reginald Hill

An April Shroud is a crime novel written by Reginald Hill, it is also the fourth novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series. The novel is mainly about Dalziel, as Peter and Ellie Pascoe marry and go on honeymoon. Taking leave himself, Dalziel stumbles across a case of embezzlement …

13472. Time like Infinity

Stephen Baxter

Timelike Infinity is a 1992 science fiction book by Stephen Baxter. The second book in the Xeelee Sequence, Timelike Infinity introduces a universe of powerful alien species and technologies which manages to maintain a realistic edge due to Baxter's physics background; it …

13473. The Private Life of Chairman Mao: The Memoirs of …

Li Zhisui

The Private Life of Chairman Mao: The Memoirs of Mao's Personal Physician is a memoir by Li Zhisui, one of the physicians to Mao Zedong, former Chairman of the Communist Party of China, which was first published in 1994. Li had emigrated to the United States in the years after …

13474. The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper

John D. MacDonald

The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper is the tenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The plot focuses on McGee's investigation of a beautiful young woman who is mysteriously losing her mind without any apparent physical or mental disease. Along the way, he …

13475. READGoddess of Yesterday: A Tale of Troy

Caroline B. Cooney

Goddess of Yesterday is a book by Caroline B. Cooney based on the Trojan War from Greek mythology. The book was nominated for the South Carolina Junior Book Award.

13476. Time Traders

Andre Norton

The Time Traders is the first novel in The Time Traders series by Andre Norton. It was first published in 1958, and has been printed in several editions. It was updated by Norton in 2000 to account for real world changes. It is part of Norton's Forerunner universe. The Time …

13477. (6: Sellswords, 6) Road of the Patriarch

R. A. Salvatore

To her, to her dying breath, you were the untouchable one, the one whose flesh her dagger could not penetrate. THE ASSASSIN A cold and emotionless killer for whom every soul has a price, even his own, embarks on a path to find out just how high that price can be. THE MERCENARY A …

13478. Bleeding Hearts (A Jack Harvey Novel)

Ian Rankin

Bleeding Hearts is a 1994 crime novel by Ian Rankin, under the pseudonym Jack Harvey. It is the second novel he wrote under this name.

13479. Into Battle (The Seventh Tower, Book 5 of 6)

Garth Nix

Into Battle is the fifth book in Garth Nix's The Seventh Tower series, published in 2001 by Scholastic. In the book, the Icecarls are preparing to attack the Chosen's Castle to protect the Veil, which lies vulnerable as a mysterious force of evil begins to reveal itself. In this …

13480. Daemonomania

John Crowley

Daemonomania is a 2000 Modern Fantasy novel by John Crowley. It is Crowley's seventh novel, and as the third novel in Crowley's Ægypt Sequence, a sequel to Crowley's 1994 novel Love & Sleep. The novel follows protagonist Pierce Moffett as he continues his book project begun …

13486. The Body

Stephen King

The Body is a novella by American writer Stephen King, originally published in his 1982 collection Different Seasons and adapted into the 1986 film Stand by Me. Some changes were made to the plot of the film, including changing the setting date from 1960 to 1959 and the location …

13487. The Vulcan Academy Murders

Jean Lorrah

The Vulcan Academy Murders is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Jean Lorrah.

13488. The Unteleported Man

Philip K. Dick

The Unteleported Man is a 1966 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick, first published as a short story in 1964.

13489. the Trench

Steve Alten

The Trench is a 1999 science fiction novel by author Steve Alten. The book continues the adventure of Jonas Taylor, a paleobiologist, studying the megalodon.

13490. The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories)

Franklin W. Dixon

The Tower Treasure is the first volume in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book ranks 55th on Publishers Weekly's All-Time Bestselling Children's Book List for the United States, with 2,209,774 copies sold as of 2001. This book …

13492. Blood Harvest

S. J. Bolton

Blood Harvest is a book written by S.J. Bolton.

13493. Human Smoke : The Beginnings of World War II, the …

Nicholson Baker

Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization is a 2008 book by Nicholson Baker about World War II. The book questions the commonly held belief that the Allies wanted to avoid the war at all costs but were forced into action by Hitler's unrelenting …

13494. State of the Onion (A White House Chef Mystery) #1

Julie Hyzy

State of the Onion is a book published in 2008 that was written by Julie Hyzy.

13496. Babylon 5: Dark Genesis, Book 1: The Birth of the …

Greg Keyes

Babylon 5: Dark Genesis – The Birth of the Psi Corps is a Babylon 5 novel by J. Gregory Keyes.

13497. The turning point : science, society, and the rising …

Fritjof Capra

While physicists were busy revolutionizing our outlook on the fundamentals of the universe, the mechanistic paradigm of the past had already taken hold on the methods of every other field. Our biologists had taken a mechanistic view of life. From a biology textbook quoted by …

13498. Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's …

Greg Grandin

Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City is a book written by Greg Grandin.

13499. Romiette and Julio

Sharon Draper

Romiette and Julio by is a novel Sharon Draper, published in 2001 by Simon Pulse. It is an updated version of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Many of the characters in Draper's novel closely parallel those in Shakespeare's play. The plot updates the …

13500. Expedition to earth;: Eleven science-fiction stories

Arthur C. Clarke

Expedition to Earth is a collection of science fiction short stories by Arthur C. Clarke. There are at least two variants of this book's table of contents, in different editions of the book. Both variants include the stories "History Lesson" and "Encounter in the Dawn", but only …

13501. Room Temperature

Nicholson Baker

Room Temperature is Nicholson Baker's second book, and continues the genre established in his first novel The Mezzanine, though this time the action spans a few minutes at the narrator's home. Mike is feeding his baby daughter, "the Bug", as her head rests in the crook of his …

13504. (Nancy Drew #20) The Clue In The Jewel Box

Carolyn Keene

The Clue in the Jewel Box is the twentieth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1943 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.

13505. Dead by Sunset : Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?

Ann Rule

Dead By Sunset is a 1995 true crime nonfiction book by author Ann Rule. It is based on the 1986 Oregon case of the murder of Cheryl Keeton, who was found beaten to death inside her van on the Sunset Highway and the later conviction of her estranged husband, Brad Cunningham. The …

13506. Dress Her in Indigo

John D. MacDonald

Dress Her in Indigo is the eleventh novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald.

13507. Changelings

Anne McCaffrey

Changelings is a book published in 2005 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

13508. City of God

Paulo Lins

City of God is a 1997 semi-autobiographical novel by Paulo Lins, about three young men and their lives in Cidade de Deus, a favela in Western Rio de Janeiro where Lins grew up. It is the only novel by Lins that has been published. It took Lins 10 years to complete the book. The …

13509. Belle Prater's boy

Ruth White

Belle Prater's Boy is a young adult novel by Ruth White that tells the story of 12-year-old Gypsy and her aunt, Belle Prater, who mysteriously disappears one morning. When Gypsy's unusual cousin Woodrow--"Belle Prater's boy—comes to town, she quickly befriends him in the hopes …

13511. Galileo's dream

Kim Stanley Robinson

Galileo's Dream is a science fiction novel with elements of historical fiction written by author Kim Stanley Robinson. It describes the life of 17th century scientist and astronomer Galileo Galilei, and the far-future society living on the Galilean moons he discovered. It was …

13512. Death in Ecstasy (Dead Letter Mysteries)

Ngaio Marsh

Death in Ecstasy is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the fourth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1936. When lovely Cara Quayne dropped dead to the floor after drinking the ritual wine at the House of the Sacred Flame, she was having a religious …

13513. Dilvish, The Damned

Roger Zelazny

Dilvish, the Damned is a collection of fantasy stories by American writer Roger Zelazny, first published in 1982. Its contents were originally published as a series of separate short stories in various fantasy magazines. Prior to publication, Zelazny's working title for the book …

13516. Deathstakler 02: Deathstalker Rebellion: Being the …

Simon R. Green

Deathstalker Rebellion is a science fiction novel by British author Simon R Green. The third in a series of nine novels, Deathstalker Rebellion is part homage to - and part parody of - the classic space operas of the 1950s, and deals with the timeless themes of honour, love, …

13517. Hawk of May (Arthurian trilogy 1)

Gillian Bradshaw

Hawk of May is the first installment in Gillian Bradshaw’s Down The Long Wind trilogy. Published initially in 1980 by Simon and Schuster, Hawk of May centers on Gwalchmai ap Lot and his adventures during the time of Arthur.

13518. Fangland

John Marks

As the popularity of Elizabeth Kostova's bestselling The Historian proves, there's always an audience bloodthirsty for quality, page-turning horror. Now, in a marvelously horrifying turn, John Marks-a former 60 Minutes producer-sinks his satirical teeth into twenty-first- …

13519. The dragonfly pool

Eva Ibbotson

The Dragonfly Pool is a children's novel by award-winning author Eva Ibbotson. It is illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.

13520. Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (Classic Star Wars)

Alan Dean Foster

The Approaching Storm is a novel set in the fictional Star Wars universe, in which Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are sent to the planet Ansion to settle a dispute as growing unrest threatens the Republic's stability prior to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

13521. The Rubber Band

Rex Stout

The Rubber Band is the third Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout. Prior to its publication in 1936 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., the novel was serialized in six issues of The Saturday Evening Post. Appearing in one 1960 paperback edition titled To Kill Again, The Rubber …

13522. The Algebraist

Ian Banks

It is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year. The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its …

13524. (Keene) Ghoul

Brian Keene

Ghoul is a horror novel by Brian Keene, first published in 2007

13526. The Old Willis Place

Mary Downing Hahn

The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story is a children's novel written by Mary Downing Hahn. It was first published in 2004 and is found in over 1400 libraries.

13527. Secrets of My Hollywood Life

Jen Calonita

Secrets of My Hollywood Life is a book published in 2006 that was written by Jen Calonita.

13530. London Calling

Edward Bloor

London Calling is a young adult novel by Edward Bloor.

13532. Chime

Franny Billingsley

Chime is a 2011 young adult fantasy novel by Franny Billingsley. The book was published by Dial on March 17, 2011. Chime was selected as a finalist in the 2011 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The book was also selected as one of Publisher Weekly's Best Books …

13533. Turtle in paradise

Jennifer L. Holm

In Jennifer L. Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor winning middle grade historical fiction novel, life isn't like the movies. But then again, 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood …

13534. Mr Norris Changes Trains

Christopher Isherwood

Mr Norris Changes Trains is a 1935 novel by the British writer Christopher Isherwood. It is frequently included with Goodbye to Berlin, another Isherwood novel, in a single volume, The Berlin Stories. Inspiration for the novel was drawn from Isherwood's experiences as an …

13535. The Emperor's Tomb

Joseph Roth

The Emperor's Tomb is a 1938 novel by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth. The Overlook Press published an English translation by John Hoare in 1984. The novel was adapted into the 1971 film Trotta directed by Johannes Schaaf. New Directions Publishing Corporation published a new …

13536. The Hinge Factor: How Chance and Stupidity Have …

Erik Durschmied

What if it hadn't rained at Agincourt in 1415 and the French had, as expected, won the day? What if one of Napoleon's most trusted commanders had spiked Wellington's guns with a handful of nails at Waterloo in 1815, providing his emperor with victory? What if Hitler hadn't …

13537. Romola

George Eliot

Leopold Classic Library is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive collection. As part of our on-going commitment to delivering value to the reader, we have also provided you with a link to a website, where you may download a digital version of this work …

13538. Antwerp

Roberto Bolaño

Antwerp is a novella by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. It was written in 1980 but only published in 2002, a year before the author's death. An English translation by Natasha Wimmer was published in 2010. Considered by Bolaño's literary executor Ignacio Echevarría to be the …

13539. Manchild in the Promised Land

Claude Brown

With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time—the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and 1950s, and a seminal work of modern literature. Published during a …

13540. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories - The Secret Of The …

Carolyn Keene

Adventure abounds on the Bonny Scot in Boston Harbor as Nancy Drew helps Captain Easterly uncover the mystery of his ghostly visitors. From the moment the clever young detective and her friends, Bess and George, take up residence on the old clipper ship they are confronted with …

13541. Extinction

Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard is one of the greatest twentieth-century writers in the German language. Extinction, his last novel, takes the form of the autobiographical testimony of Franz-Josef Murau. The intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family, Murau lives in Rome …

13542. The defining moment : FDR's hundred days and the …

Jonathan Alter

The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope is a political history book by Jonathan Alter about the first 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. The book also focuses on how Roosevelt's childhood, personal life, diagnosis of polio, and early …

13543. The City of the Sun

Tommaso Campanella

The City of the Sun is a philosophical work by the Italian Dominican philosopher Tommaso Campanella. It is an important early utopian work. The work was written in Italian in 1602, shortly after Campanella's imprisonment for heresy and sedition. A Latin version was written in …

13545. The Black Spider

Jeremias Gotthelf

The Black Spider is a novella by the Swiss writer Jeremias Gotthelf written in 1842. Set in an idyllic frame story, old legends are worked into a Christian-humanist allegory about ideas of good and evil. Though the novel is initially divided, what is originally the internal …

13546. Aiding and Abetting - Il settimo conte di Lucan

Muriel Spark

Aiding and Abetting, is a novel by Muriel Spark published in 2000, six years before her death. Unlike her other novels, it is based partly on a documented occurrence; however, as the author states in a note, she takes liberties with the facts.

13547. Transparent Things (Vintage International …

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Transparent Things is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1972. It was originally written in English.

13549. Karl Marx

Francis Wheen

Karl Marx, whose influence on modern times has been compared to that of Jesus Christ, spent most of his lifetime in obscurity. Penniless, exiled in London, estranged from relations, and on the run from most of the police forces of Europe, his ambitions as a revolutionary were …

13554. White Spider: The Classic Account of the Ascent of …

Heinrich Harrer

The White Spider is a book written by Heinrich Harrer that describes the first successful ascent of the Eiger Nordwand, a mountain in the Berner Oberland of the Swiss Alps with sections devoted to the history of mountaineering in the area. The White Spider tells the story of the …

13558. Five Go to Smuggler's Top

Enid Blyton

Five Go to Smuggler's Top is the fourth book in the Famous Five series by the British author, Enid Blyton. Plot Summary The Five are sent away to Smugglers Top after a tree blows onto Kirrin Cottage. Once there they make friends with Sooty and his sister Marybelle, however their …

13559. Ship of Fools

Katherine Anne Porter

Ship of Fools is a 1962 novel by Katherine Anne Porter, telling the tale of a group of disparate characters sailing from Mexico to Europe aboard a German passenger ship. The large cast of characters includes Germans, a Swiss family, Mexicans, Americans, Spaniards, a group of …

13560. Monsieur Pain

Roberto Bolaño

Monsieur Pain is a short novel by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. Written in 1981-1982, it was originally published in 1984 under the title La senda de los elefantes by the City Council of Toledo, Spain, as the winning story of its "Félix Urabayen Prize". The book was reprinted …

13561. The hipster handbook

Robert Lanham

The Hipster Handbook is a satirical guide to hipster culture by Williamsburg, Brooklyn author Robert Lanham. It includes a lexicon of words such as "deck" which means "cool" and "fin" which means "not so cool", as well as chapters that describe and explain all that which makes …

13562. The ticket that exploded

William S. Burroughs

The Ticket That Exploded is a novel by William S. Burroughs first published in 1962 by Olympia Press and later published in the United States by Grove Press in 1967. Together with The Soft Machine and Nova Express it is part of a trilogy, often referred to as The Nova Trilogy or …

13564. Ancestor

Scott Sigler

Ancestor is a science fiction thriller novel by New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler. The novel was released in podcast format in 2006, with it also being released in print via Dragon Moon Press in 2007. Ancestor was later re-released by Crown Publishing in 2010.

13565. The Fires of Eden

Dan Simmons

Fires of Eden, a book by Dan Simmons, centres on the history and mythology of Hawaii, the moral and ethical issues of the United States occupation of Hawaii, and various other issues.

13566. Hollywood (American Chronicles)

Gore Vidal

Hollywood is the fifth historical novel in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series. Published in 1990, it brings back the fictional Caroline Sanford, Blaise Sanford and James Burden Day and the real Theodore Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst from Empire. Events are seen …

13567. My name is Light

Elsa Osorio

A veinte años, Luz is the first novel by Argentinian author Elsa Osorio, first published in 1998. The English-language version of her novel, My Name is Light, was first published in 2003 by Bloomsbury USA.

13569. Team Yankee: a novel of World War III

Harold Coyle

Team Yankee is a speculative fiction novel written in 1987 by Harold Coyle, then a major in the United States Army, whose subject is the actions of a company-sized armor unit of the United States Army in the World War III scenario as depicted by General Sir John Hackett in his …

13570. The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles II: The …

Robert Anton Wilson

The Widow's Son is a book published in 1985 that was written by Robert Anton Wilson.

13572. American Empire: The Victorious Opposition (American …

Harry Turtledove

American Empire: The Victorious Opposition is the third and final book in the American Empire alternate history series by Harry Turtledove, and the seventh in the Southern Victory Series of books.

13573. Settling Accounts: Return Engagement

Harry Turtledove

Return Engagement is the first book of Harry Turtledove's Settling Accounts series of alternate history novels. An analogy of World War II known as the Second Great War is being waged on American soil between the United States and the Confederate States. This series is part of a …

13574. Danny and the Dinosaur (I Can Read Book 1)

Syd Hoff

Danny and the Dinosaur is a popular children's book by Syd Hoff, first published by Harper & Brothers in 1958. It has sold over six million copies and has been translated into a dozen languages. The book inspired two sequels by Syd Hoff: Happy Birthday, Danny and the …

13575. The Atlas of Pern

Karen Wynn Fonstad

The Atlas of Pern by Karen Wynn Fonstad is an authorized companion book to the science fiction Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. It was completed in 1984 based on the first seven Pern novels and collaboration with McCaffrey. The Atlas is a large-format book …

13578. Pobby and Dingan

Ben Rice

This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative of childhood loss and a powerfully simple fable about the necessity of imagination.Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson’s best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. Kellyanne’s brother, …

13579. Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore

Ray Loriga

Tokio ya no nos quiere is a novel published in 1999 by Spanish author Ray Loriga. It was published in English in 2003 by Canongate, in a translation by John King.

13582. Raffles, the amateur cracksman, edited with an …

E. W. Hornung

The Amateur Cracksman was the original short story collection by E.W. Hornung featuring his most famous character, A. J. Raffles, a gentleman thief in late Victorian Great Britain. It was first published in 1899. The book was very well received and spawned three follow-ups: two …

13583. The Octopus

Frank Norris

The Octopus: A Story of California is a 1901 novel by Frank Norris and was meant to be the first part of an uncompleted trilogy, The Epic of the Wheat. It describes the wheat industry in California, and the conflicts between wheat growers and a railway company. Norris was …

13585. Nylon Angel (Parrish Plessis)

Marianne de Pierres

Nylon Angel is a postcyberpunk novel by science fiction author Marianne de Pierres

13587. Anarchism and Other Essays

Emma Goldman

Although one of the more influential figures in American history, Emma Goldman isn't one of the best remembered ones. Her anarchist views have led her to become a notorious figure who, however, merely wanted to help promote a new system that would replace the old one based on …

13588. Slippage

Harlan Ellison

Slippage is a collection of short stories by author Harlan Ellison. In the introduction, Ellison introduces the concept of 'slippage', or the falling apart of one's life, as the underlying theme of the book. In addition to the stories listed in the table of contents, the book …

13589. Chthon

Piers Anthony

Chthon is a science fiction novel by Piers Anthony, originally released in 1967. It was Anthony's first published novel, and was nominated for both the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1967 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1968. Its sequel is Phthor and two additional novels …

13590. Dreamsongs: Volume 1: Short Works

George Martin

Even before A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin had already established himself as a giant in the field of fantasy literature. The first of two stunning collections, Dreamsongs: Volume I is a rare treat for readers, offering fascinating insight into his journey from young …

13592. The Chocolate Touch

Patrick Skene Catling

The Chocolate Touch is a children's book by Patrick Skene Catling, first published in the USA in 1952. John Midas is delighted when, through a magical gift, everything his lips touch turns into chocolate. The story is patterned after the myth of King Midas, whose magic turned …

13594. (Bear) Dead Lines: a Novel of Life . . . After Death

Greg Bear

Dead Lines is a science fiction novel written by Greg Bear. Peter Russell, formerly a successful director of soft-porn films, is in a career slump, unable to compete with the new market for hardcore pornography. He accepts an offer to promote a new type of analog cell phone …

13595. Great Northern?: A Scottish Adventure (Swallows and …

Arthur Ransome

Great Northern? is the twelfth and final completed book of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. It was published in 1947. In this book, the three families of major characters in the series, the Swallows, the Amazons and the Ds, are all reunited in a …

13596. Tao: The watercourse way

Alan Watts

Tao: The Watercourse Way is a 1975 non-fiction book on Taoism and philosophy, and is Alan Watts' last book. It was published posthumously in 1975 with the collaboration of Al Chung-liang Huang, who also contributed a preface and afterword, and with additional calligraphy by Lee …

13597. Star Wars - New Jedi Order IX: Star by Star

Troy Denning

Star by Star is the ninth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. It is a science fiction novel written by Troy Denning and published in 2001.

13598. Of Wolves and Men (Scribner Classics)

Barry Lopez

Of Wolves and Men is a book written by Barry Lopez.

13599. An Experiment in Criticism

C. S. Lewis

An Experiment in Criticism is a 1961 book by C. S. Lewis in which he proposes that the quality of books should be measured not by how they are written, but by how they are read. To do this, the author describes two kinds of readers. One is what he calls the "unliterary", and the …

13600. The war of the jewels : the later Silmarillion, part …

J. R. R. Tolkien

The War of the Jewels is the 11th volume of Christopher Tolkien's series The History of Middle-earth, analysing the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. It is the second of two volumes — Morgoth's Ring being the first — to explore the later 1951 Silmarillion …



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