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.

13401. Emperor: Time's Tapestry: 1 (Time's Tapestry)

Stephen Baxter

Book one of four in Stephen Baxter's alternate history and science fiction series Time's Tapestry.

13403. 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.

13407. 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 …

13408. (Humanx Commonwealth #01) Midworld

Alan Dean Foster

Midworld is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. It is set in his primary science-fiction universe, the Humanx Commonwealth.

13409. More Die of Heartbreak

Saul Bellow

Kenneth Trachtenberg, the witty and eccentric narrator of More Die of Heartbreak, has left his native Paris for the Midwest. He has come to be near his beloved uncle, the world-renowned botanist Benn Crader, self-described "plant visionary." While his studies take him around …

13411. 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.

13414. The abyss

Orson Scott Card

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

13415. The Exile Kiss

George Alec Effinger

The Exile Kiss is a cyberpunk science fiction novel by George Alec Effinger published in 1991. It is the third novel in the three-book Marîd Audran series, following the events of A Fire in the Sun. The title of the novel comes from Coriolanus, by William Shakespeare: "O! a kiss …

13417. 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 …

13421. 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.

13422. Smoky Night (Caldecott Medal)

Eve Bunting

Smoky Night is a 1994 children's book by Eve Bunting. It tells the story of a Los Angeles riot and its aftermath: two people who previously disliked each other working together to find their cats. In the end, the cats teach their masters how to get along. The book made the list …

13423. The Servants

Michael Marshall Smith

The Servants is a young adult contemporary fantasy novel by British author M. M. Smith. It tells the story of an eleven-year-old boy named Mark who, against his wishes, moves away from his home town of London to the wintry Brighton seaside, and the resulting misadventures. It …

13426. 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 …

13427. 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 …

13428. 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 …

13431. 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.

13432. Night Tourist - Library Edition

Katherine Marsh

The Night Tourist is a children's fantasy novel by Katherine Marsh, first published in 2008. It is the first book in the Jack Perdu series and received the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

13433. 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.

13436. 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 …

13437. 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 .

13440. Fortune and Fate

Sharon Shinn

Fortune and Fate is a book published in 2008 that was written by Sharon Shinn.

13446. 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 …

13447. Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the …

Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space is the third book of the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey. The series of American children's books are about two fourth graders, George and Harold, and their mean principal Mr. …

13448. Washington, D.C: A Novel (Narratives of Empire)

Gore Vidal

Washington, D. C. by Gore Vidal is the sixth in his Narratives of Empire series of historical novels. It begins in 1937 and continues into the Cold War, tracing the families of Senator James Burden Day and influential newspaper publisher Blaise Sanford. This book is the least …

13449. At. the Earth's Core

Edgar Rice Burroughs

At the Earth's Core is a 1914 fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in his series about the fictional "hollow earth" land of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a four-part serial in All-Story Weekly from April 4–25, 1914. It was first published in book form in hardcover …

13450. A Book of Common Prayer

Joan Didion

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

13452. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales (The …

Washington Irving

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., commonly referred to as The Sketch Book, is a collection of 34 essays and short stories written by American author Washington Irving. It was published serially throughout 1819 and 1820. The collection includes two of Irving's best-known …

13454. The Luck of the Bodkins

P. G. Wodehouse

The Luck of the Bodkins is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on October 11, 1935 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on January 3, 1936 by Little, Brown and Company, Boston. The two editions are significantly different, though the …

13456. 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 …

13471. 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 …

13472. Abyssinian Chronicles (Vintage International …

Moses Isegawa

Abyssinian chronicles is a novel by Ugandan author Moses Isegawa.

13481. 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 …

13482. The Vulcan Academy Murders

Jean Lorrah

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

13483. 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.

13484. 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.

13485. 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 …

13487. Blood Harvest

S. J. Bolton

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

13488. 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 …

13489. 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.

13491. 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 …

13492. 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 …

13493. 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.

13494. 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 …

13495. 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 …

13496. 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 …

13498. (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.

13499. 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 …

13500. Dress Her in Indigo

John D. MacDonald

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

13501. Changelings

Anne McCaffrey

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

13502. 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 …

13503. 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 …

13505. 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 …

13506. 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 …

13507. 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 …

13509. 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, …

13510. 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.

13511. 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- …

13512. 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.

13513. 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.

13514. 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 …

13515. 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 …

13517. (Keene) Ghoul

Brian Keene

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

13519. 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.

13520. Secrets of My Hollywood Life

Jen Calonita

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

13523. London Calling

Edward Bloor

London Calling is a young adult novel by Edward Bloor.

13525. 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 …

13526. 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.

13527. 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 …

13528. 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 …

13529. 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 …

13530. 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 …

13531. 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 …

13532. 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 …

13534. 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.

13535. Transparent Things (Vintage International …

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

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

13537. 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 …

13541. The Prophet Murders

Mehmet Murat Somer

The Prophet Murders is a Turkish detective fiction novel by Mehmet Murat Somer originally published in Turkish by İletişim Yayınları in 2003 and in English by Serpent's Tail in 2008. It is the first published entry in the author’s Hop-Çiki-Yaya series about an unnamed …

13545. 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 …

13546. 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 …

13547. 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 …

13548. 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 …

13549. 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 …

13551. 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.

13552. 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.

13553. 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 …

13554. 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.

13556. 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 …

13557. 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.

13559. 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.

13560. 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 …

13561. 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 …

13562. 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 …

13565. 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, …

13566. 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.

13568. 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 …

13569. 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 …

13571. Nylon Angel (Parrish Plessis)

Marianne de Pierres

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

13574. 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 …

13575. 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 …

13576. 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 …

13577. 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 …

13579. 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 …

13581. (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 …

13582. 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 …

13583. 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 …

13584. 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.

13585. Of Wolves and Men (Scribner Classics)

Barry Lopez

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

13586. 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 …

13587. 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 …

13591. 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 …

13592. 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 …

13593. 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 …

13594. 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 …

13595. 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.

13596. 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 …

13597. (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 …

13598. 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.

13599. 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 …

13600. 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 …



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