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.

13603. 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 …

13609. 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 …

13611. 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 …

13612. Extinction

Thomas 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 …

13613. Zoli

Colum McCann

A unique love story, a tale of loss, a parable of Europe, this haunting novel is an examination of intimacy and betrayal in a community rarely captured so vibrantly in contemporary literature. Zoli Novotna, a young woman raised in the traveling Gypsy tradition, is a poet by …

13614. Carmen

Prosper Mérimée

Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870) was a French dramatist, historian, archaeologist, and short story writer. He is perhaps best known for his novella Carmen, which became the basis of Bizet's opera Carmen. He studied law as well as Greek, Spanish, English, and Russian. He was the first …

13615. The Black Violin

Maxence Fermine

There were many musical souls adrift on that raft of silence that is Venice. There was the music of Johannes Karelsky.There was the music of Erasmus, the violin maker. And there was the music of war. But of that, the two men never spoke.From the internationally acclaimed author …

13616. The Double Bass

Michael Hofmann

From the author of Perfume and The Pigeon, this story revolves around the narrator's relationship with his double-bass. The play has been performed all over Germany and at the Edinburgh Festival.

13617. L'Ingénu

Voltaire

L'Ingénu is a satirical novella by the French writer Voltaire, published in 1767. It tells the story of a Huron called "Child of Nature" who, after having crossed the Atlantic to England, crosses into Brittany, France in the 1690s. Upon arrival, a prior notices depictions of his …

13618. Moll Flanders, an authoritative text: Backgrounds …

Daniel Defoe

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1722. It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age. By 1721, Defoe had become a recognised novelist, …

13619. The deep range

Arthur C. Clarke

The Deep Range is a 1957 Arthur C. Clarke science fiction novel concerning a future sub-mariner who helps farm the seas. The story includes the capture of a sea monster similar to a kraken. It is based on a short story of the same name that was published in April 1954, in Argosy …

13620. Jem (S.F. Masterworks, Volume 41)

edited by Frederik Pohl

Jem is a novel written by Frederik Pohl.

13621. An Antarctic Mystery

Jules Verne

An Antarctic Mystery is a two-volume novel by Jules Verne. Written in 1897, it is a response to Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It follows the adventures of the narrator and his journey from the Kerguelen Islands aboard Halbrane. …

13622. The Book of Abraham

Marek Halter

The Book of Abraham is a historical novel written by Marek Halter that documents the history of his Jewish family. Although the early parts of the book are fictional, those parts taking place after the fifteenth century factually document the history of Marek Halter's family.

13623. 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 …

13625. The Magic Pudding

Norman Lindsay

The Magic Pudding: Being The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff is an Australian children's book written and illustrated by Norman Lindsay. It is a comic fantasy, and a classic of Australian children's literature. The story is set in …

13626. Instruments des ténèbres

Nancy Huston

Seit frühester Kindheit hat die Schriftstellerin Nada das Gefühl, daß ihre Seele verstimmt ist und sie nie die Erwartungen ihrer Mutter erfüllen wird. In der Musik nennt man diesen Zustand "Scordatura", eine Verstimmung der Saiten. Akribisch hält Nada ihre Andersartigkeit in …

13627. The First Three Minutes. A Modern View of the Origin …

Steven Weinberg

The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe is a 1977 book by American physicist Steven Weinberg. The book is currently available in its second edition released in 1993.

13628. Lisa and Lottie

Kastner

Lottie and Lisa is a 1949 novel by Erich Kästner, about twin girls separated at birth who meet at summer camp. The book originally started out during World War II as an aborted movie scenario. In 1942, when for a brief time Kästner was allowed by the Nazi authorities to work as …

13629. Stationen der Literatur, Emilia Galotti

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have …

13630. The Dean's December

Saul Bellow

The Dean's December is a 1982 novel by the American author Saul Bellow. The first novel Bellow published after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976, it is set in Chicago and Bucharest. The book's main character, Albert Corde, a meditative academic who faces a crisis, …

13631. Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper

Charles Perrault

An enchantingly illustrated version of the fairy-tale classic about a kind and beautiful girl who, despite her her selfish stepsisters, is able to attend a royal ball

13632. The Nikopol Trilogy

Enki Bilal

The Nikopol Trilogy is a series of three science fiction graphic novels written in French by Yugoslavian born Enki Bilal between 1980 and 1992. The original French titles of the series are La Foire aux immortels, La Femme piège, and Froid Équateur, which in 1995 were collected …

13635. The fascination of evil

Florian Zeller

When a young French author is invited to Egypt as a guest of Cairo's French Embassy, he anticipates a week of literary discussions and official dinners. He certainly does not foresee the extraordinary events that will lead to murder. His fellow author on the trip, Martin Millet, …

13636. A Conflict of Visions

Thomas Sowell

A Conflict of Visions is a book by Thomas Sowell. It was originally published in 1987; a revised edition appeared in 2007. Sowell's opening chapter attempts to answer the question of why the same people tend to be political adversaries in issue after issue, when the issues vary …

13640. Pan Tadeusz

Adam Mickiewicz

Pan Tadeusz is an epic poem by the Polish poet, writer and philosopher Adam Mickiewicz. The book was first published in June 1834 in Paris, and is considered by many to be the last great epic poem in European literature. Pan Tadeusz is recognized as the national epic of Poland. …

13642. A Fine Dark Line

Joe R. Lansdale

A Fine Dark Line is a 2002 novel by American writer Joe R. Lansdale. The story is set in Dumont, Texas in 1958. This novel was issued as a limited edition by Subterranean Press and as a trade hardcover and a trade paperback by Mysterious Press. Both hardcover editions are now …

13643. We Are Still Married (BBC Radio Collection)

Garrison Keillor

We Are Still Married: Stories & Letters is a collection of short stories and poems by Garrison Keillor, including several set in the fictitious heartland town of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. It was first published in hardcover by Viking Penguin, Inc. in 1989. An expanded edition …

13645. Wyvernhail: The Kiesha'ra: Volume Five

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Wyvernhail is the fifth book in the Kiesha'ra Series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The preceding four books in order are: Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, and Wolfcry. It is told from the point of view of Hai the gyrfalcon, cobra mix, who is struggling to find a way out of Ecl, or …

13646. Elfshadow

Elaine Cunningham

Elfshadow is a book published in 1991 that was written by Elaine Cunningham.

13649. Ships of Merior

Janny Wurts

Ships of Merior is volume two of The Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts. Arc II of The Wars of Light and Shadow was released in several different formats. The US hard cover edition of The Ships of Merior contained the entirety of Arc II. However, due to page limits for …

13651. Existentialism and Humanism

Jean-Paul Sartre

Existentialism and Humanism is a 1946 philosophical work by Jean-Paul Sartre. Widely considered one of the defining texts of the Existentialist movement, the book is based on a lecture called "Existentialism is a Humanism" that Sartre gave at Club Maintenant in Paris, on October …

13653. The Quantum Rose (The Saga of the Skolian Empire, …

Catherine Asaro

The Quantum Rose is a science fiction novel by Catherine Asaro which tells the story of Kamoj Argali and Skolian Prince Havyrl Valdoria. The book is set in her Saga of the Skolian Empire. It won the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 2001 Affaire de Coeur Award for Best …

13656. The Blackstone Chronicles: Complete in One

John Saul

The Blackstone Chronicles is a serialized novel by American horror and suspense author John Saul. The series consists of six installments and takes place in a fictional New Hampshire town called Blackstone. The series has been adapted into both a computer game and graphic novel.

13658. Den tatuerade fjärilen

Philip Pullman

The White Mercedes, published in 1992 and now known as The Butterfly Tattoo, is about one character who falls passionately in love, and suffers horribly from then on, as his innocent love is embroiled in a long cycle of revenge and hatred. It was Philip Pullman's first book for …

13660. Star Dance

Spider Robinson

Stardance is a science fiction novel by Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson, published by Dial Press in 1979 as part of its Quantum science fiction line. The novel's opening segment originally appeared in Analog in 1977 as the novella "Stardance," followed by the serialized …

13664. The Republic of Wine

Mo Yan

The Republic of Wine: A Novel is a satirical novel by Mo Yan This novel explores the relationship between Chinese people and food and drink, and comments on government corruption and excesses. It was translated to English by Howard Goldblatt. The novel has two distinct narrative …

13666. Midnight Voices (2002)

John Saul

Midnight Voices is a thriller horror novel by John Saul, published by Ballantine Books on May 28, 2002. The novel follows the story of Caroline Evans, who moves with her new husband and children into a new building, which they begin to believe is haunted.

13668. The Mother-Daughter Book Club

Heather Vogel Frederick

The Mother-Daughter Book Club is a young adult novel written by Heather Vogel Frederick. It was published in 2009 by Simon & Schuster. The book centers around the life of four very different girls who become best friends all because their mothers decided to start a book …

13669. The Empty Copper Sea

John D. MacDonald

The Empty Copper Sea is the seventeenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. In it, McGee looks into the apparent drowning of Hub Lawless in a boating accident. His $2 million insurance policy leads some to believe he has faked his death. The title of the book …

13670. John Carter of Mars (The Martian Tales of Edgar Rice …

Edgar Rice Burroughs

John Carter of Mars is the eleventh and final book in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is not actually a novel but rather a collection of two John Carter of Mars stories. The first story was originally published in 1940 by Whitman as a Better Little Book entitled …

13671. Iggie's House

Judy Blume

Iggie's House is a 1970 young adult novel by Judy Blume. The story concerns Winnie, whose best friend Iggie has moved away. The new family moving into Iggie's house are the first black people in the neighborhood. While Winnie is quick to make friends with the new kids, she …

13672. Doctor's Orders, Star Trek, No. 50

Diane Duane

Doctor's Orders is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Diane Duane.

13675. Twilight at the Well of Souls: The Legacy of Nathan …

Jack L. Chalker

Twilight at the Well of Souls is the fifth novel in the Well of Souls series by American author Jack L. Chalker. It is a science fiction novel. Twilight at the Well of Souls concludes the narrative begun in the fourth book, The Return of Nathan Brazil.

13676. Old Bones (A Gideon Oliver Mystery)

Aaron Elkins

In the flood tides off Mont St. Michel, revered Resistance-hero Guillaume du Rocher is drowned. Already assembled at the Rocher estate to deal with family business, members of the Rocher clan instead read his will. The next day a partial skeleton is found in the cellar and …

13677. More Work for the Undertaker (Albert Campion Mystery)

Margery Allingham

More Work for the Undertaker is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1948, in the United Kingdom by William Heinemann, London and in the United States by Doubleday, New York. It is the thirteenth novel in the Albert Campion series. The book focuses on Apron …

13678. Wasp (Gollancz SF collector's edition)

Eric Frank Russell

Wasp is a 1957 science fiction novel by English author Eric Frank Russell. Terry Pratchett stated that he "can't imagine a funnier terrorists' handbook." Wasp is generally considered Russell's best novel. The title of Wasp comes from the idea that the main character's actions …

13679. The Faded Sun: Shon'Jir

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

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

13680. The Walking Dead, Book 3

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book 3 is a book written by Charlie Adlard and Robert Kirkman.

13681. Alexandria

Lindsey Davis

Alexandria is a crime novel by Lindsey Davis, published in 2009. It is the nineteenth in her Falco series, starring Marcus Didius Falco, Informer and Imperial Agent.

13684. Gods And Pawns (The Company)

Kage Baker

Gods and Pawns is a collection of stories written by Kage Baker and published by Tor Books. The stories are set in the universe of her series about The Company.

13685. A Fórmula de Deus

José Rodrigues dos Santos

A Fórmula de Deus, in English The Einstein Enigma, is the fourth novel written by the Portuguese journalist and writer José Rodrigues dos Santos, published in 2006 in Portugal. It was the best-selling novel in Portugal in 2006, selling 100,000 copies. The novel narrates a quest …

13688. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity

Bill O'Reilly

A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir is a memoir by American political commentator Bill O'Reilly, published in 2008. It was published on September 23, 2008. It recounts his early life and includes his accounts of people who influenced him. It opened at number 2 on the New …

13689. Wolf Hunting

Jane Lindskold

Wolf Hunting is a novel in the Firekeeper Saga series by Jane Lindskold.

13692. Divine Madness (Cherub, Book 5)

Robert Muchamore

Divine Madness is the fifth novel in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore. In this novel, CHERUB agents James, Lauren, and Dana go to Australia to investigate a cult called the Survivors.

13693. Okay for Now

Gary D. Schmidt

Okay for Now is a book written by Gary D. Schmidt.

13694. D. X.S. Book 2 -Daniel X: Watch the Skies

James Patterson

LIGHTS All's quiet in the small town of Holliswood. Television sets, computers, and portable devices are aglow in every home, classroom, and store. Yet not all is perfect. Evil is lurking, just out of sight, behind the screen. CAMERA Residing in this sleepy town is a villain …

13695. The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth's Past)

Cixin Liu

This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion-in just …

13696. Incandescence

Greg Egan

The long-awaited new novel from Greg Egan! Hugo Award-winning author Egan returns to the field with Incandescence, a new novel of hard SF.The Amalgam spans nearly the entire galaxy, and is composed of innumerable beings from a wild variety of races, some human or near it, some …

13697. You Must Remember This

Joyce Carol Oates

You Must Remember This is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates. It tells the story of Enid Maria, a girl who falls in love with her uncle, a professional boxer. It also is about her family, the Stevicks, and their thriving life in Port Oriskany, a fictional industrial city in upstate …

13701. Leviathan, or the Whale

Philip Hoare

Leviathan, or the Whale is a book written by Philip Hoare.

13702. Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Richard Wrangham

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human is a book by British primatologist Richard Wrangham, published by Profile Books in England, and Basic Books in the USA. It argues the hypothesis that cooking food was an essential element in the physiological evolution of human beings. It …

13703. Wizard of the Crow

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Wizard of the Crow is a novel written by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, his first novel in more than twenty years. The story is set in the imaginary Free Republic of Aburĩria, autocratically governed by one man, known only as the Ruler. The novel received the 2008 Tähtifantasia Award for …

13704. Notes of a Native Son

James Baldwin

Notes of a Native Son is a non-fiction book by James Baldwin. It was Baldwin's first non-fiction book, and was published in 1955. The volume collects ten of Baldwin's essays, which had previously appeared in such magazines as Harper's Magazine, Partisan Review, and The New …

13705. Earth and Ashes

Atiq Rahimi

Earth and Ashes is a book written by Atiq Rahimi.

13707. The Old Regime and the Revolution

Alexis de Tocqueville

L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution is a work by the French historian Alexis de Tocqueville translated in English as either The Old Regime and the Revolution or The Old Regime and the French Revolution. The book analyzes French society before the French Revolution — the so-called …

13708. Expert in Murder, An: A New Mystery Featuring …

Nicola Upson

An Expert in Murder is a historical crime novel by Nicola Upson, published on March 6, 2008.

13709. Les Belles Images

Simone de Beauvoir

Les Belles Images is a 1966 book written by Simone de Beauvoir.

13710. Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

Ayn Rand

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology is a work of philosophy by Ayn Rand and Leonard Peikoff, which Rand considered her philosophical treatise. First published in its combined form in 1979, the majority of the book is Rand's summation of the Objectivist theory of concepts …

13711. The Finishing School

Muriel Spark

The Finishing School is the last novel written by Scottish author Muriel Spark and published by Viking Press in 2004. It concerns 'College Sunrise', a mixed-sex finishing school in Ouchy on the banks of Lake Geneva near Lausanne in Switzerland.

13712. The Second Mrs. Giaconda

E. L. Konigsburg

The Second Mrs. Giaconda, later The Second Mrs. Gioconda, is a historical novel for children by E. L. Konigsburg. Set primarily in Milan, Italy, it features Leonardo da Vinci, his servant Salai, and duchess Beatrice d'Este. Through the experiences of Salai narrated in third …

13713. Letters Home By Sylvia Plath. Correspondence 1950 - …

Sylvia Plath

Letters Home is a collection of letters written by Sylvia Plath to her family between her years at college, in 1950, and her death at age 30. Sylvia's mother, Aurelia Schober Plath, edited the letters and agreed to have the collection published by Harper & Row in 1975. …

13714. Surrender the pink

Carrie Fisher

Surrender the Pink is a romance novel by actress and author Carrie Fisher that was published in 1990. The title term, surrender the pink, is a colloquialism pertaining to male sexual advances to a female. It comes from the phrase, "They're all pink on the inside." This novel, …

13717. Journey of Man : A Genetic Odyssey

Spencer Wells

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey is a 2002 book by Spencer Wells, an American geneticist and anthropologist, in which he uses techniques and theories of genetics and evolutionary biology to trace the geographical dispersal of early human migrations out of Africa. The book …

13718. The Eyes of the Overworld (The Dying Earth, Book 2)

Jack Vance

The Eyes of the Overworld is a fantasy fix-up by Jack Vance, published by Ace in 1966, the second book in the Dying Earth series that Vance inaugurated in 1950. Retitled Cugel the Clever in its Vance Integral Edition, the book features the self-proclaimed Cugel the Clever in …

13720. The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern …

Lewis Hyde

The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property is a 1983 book by Lewis Hyde in which he examines the importance of gifts, their flow and movement and the impact that the modern market place has had on the circulation of gifts. Part of part I, "A Theory of Gifts", was …

13721. Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories

Agatha Christie

Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins Crime Club in October 1979 retailing at £4.50. It was the last Christie book to be published under the Collins Crime Club imprint …

13724. Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

Carrie Tiffany

Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living is a 2005 novel by Australian author Carrie Tiffany. It won the 2005 Western Australian Premier's Book Award for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the 2006 Miles Franklin Award and the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.

13725. The Bloody Red Baron

Kim Newman

The Bloody Red Baron is a 1995 science fiction novel by British author Kim Newman. It is the second book in the Anno Dracula series and takes place during the Great War, 30 years after the first novel.

13727. Exporers of the New Century

Magnus Mills

Explorers of the New Century is the fifth novel by Booker shortlisted author Magnus Mills, published in 2005.

13728. The Picts & the Martyrs: Or Not Welcome at All

Arthur Ransome

The Picts and the Martyrs is the eleventh book in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. It was published in 1943. This is the last completed book set in the Lake District and features the Blackett sisters, the Amazons and the Callum siblings, Dick and …

13729. Peter Duck: A Treasure Hunt in the Caribbees …

Arthur Ransome

Peter Duck is the third book in the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome. The Swallows and Amazons sail to Crab Island with Captain Flint and Peter Duck, an old sailor, to recover buried treasure. During the voyage the Wildcat is chased by another vessel, the Viper, …

13731. Nietzsche and Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze

Nietzsche and Philosophy is a 1962 book about Friedrich Nietzsche by philosopher Gilles Deleuze, a celebrated and influential work.

13734. The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary and loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774; a revised edition of the novel was published in 1787. Werther was an important novel of the Sturm und Drang period in German literature, and …

13736. The Copper Crown (Keltiad: The Tales of Aeron, Vol 1)

Patricia Kennealy

The Copper Crown is a book published in 1984 that was written by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison.

13737. Locked in Time (Laurel Leaf Books)

Lois Duncan

Locked in Time is a novel by Lois Duncan, first published in 1985. This book is categorized as a suspense novel for young adults. The story centers around a seventeen-year-old girl who attends a boarding school and whose mother recently died. The story is written solely from the …

13738. Kissing the Gunners Daughter, #15

Ruth Rendell

Kissing the Gunner's Daughter is a 1992 novel by the British mystery writer Ruth Rendell, featuring the recurring character Inspector Reg Wexford. The title of the book refers to historical corporal punishment in the Royal Navy where a sailor was positioned over a cannon to …

13739. The Making of the President 1960

Theodore H. White

The Making of the President, 1960, written by journalist Theodore White and published by Atheneum Publishers in 1961, is a book that recounts and analyzes the 1960 election in which John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States. The book won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize …

13743. The Last Ship

William Brinkley

The Last Ship is a 1988 post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by William Brinkley. A television series loosely based on the novel premiered on June 22, 2014, on TNT. The Last Ship tells the story of a United States Navy guided missile destroyer, the fictional USS Nathan James, …

13744. Colonization: Aftershocks Vol. 3

Harry Turtledove

Colonization: Aftershocks is an alternate history and science fiction novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the third and final novel of the Colonization series, as well as the seventh installment in the extended Worldwar series.

13745. How I Became a Nun

César Aira

How I Became a Nun by César Aira is a novel set in Rosario, Argentina, about a precocious six-year-old named César Aira. César the character, who claims to be, alternately, a boy and a girl, has a hyper-developed sense of reality, a plethora of hang-ups, and a casual …

13746. Against Method : Outline of an anarchistic theory of …

Paul Feyerabend

Against Method: Outline of an Anarchist Theory of Knowledge is a 1975 book about the philosophy of science by Paul Feyerabend, who argues that science is an anarchic, not a nomic, enterprise. In the context of this work, the term anarchy refers to epistemological anarchy.

13748. Only Human

Gareth Roberts

Only Human is a BBC Books original novel written by Gareth Roberts and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was published on September 8, 2005, alongside The Deviant Strain and The Stealers of Dreams. It features the Ninth Doctor, …

13750. Dune Messiah

Frank Herbert

Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in his Dune series of six novels. It was originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in 1969. The American and British editions have different prologues summarizing events in the previous novel. Dune Messiah and …

13752. Lost Souls

Dean Koontz

Lost Souls is the fourth novel of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series.

13754. A Dream Play

August Strindberg

In Strindberg’s A Dream Play, written in 1901, characters merge into each other, locations change in an instant and a locked door becomes an obsessively recurrent image. As Strindberg himself wrote in his Preface, he wanted to imitate the disjointed yet seemingly logical shape …

13755. A Fighting Man of Mars (Martian Tales of Edgar Rice …

Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Fighting Man of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fantasy novel, the seventh of his famous Barsoom series. Burroughs began writing it on February 28, 1929, and the finished story was first published in Blue Book Magazine as a six-part serial in the issues for April to …

13756. The Enigma of Arrival

V.S. Naipaul

The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections is a 1987 novel by Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul. Mostly an autobiography, the book is composed of five sections that reflect the growing familiarity and changing perceptions of Naipaul upon his arrival in various countries after …

13757. The Knight of the Sacred Lake (Guinevere Series #2)

Rosalind Miles

The Knight of the Sacred Lake is a 2001 historical fantasy novel by Rosalind Miles.

13758. A Gathering of Days

Joan Blos

A Gathering of Days; A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 is a historical novel by Joan Blos that won the 1980 National Book Award for Children's Books and the 1980 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature. The book is written in the form of a journal kept …

13759. Beaches

Iris Rainer Dart

Beaches is a novel written by Iris Rainer Dart and is about two friends, struggling actress Cee Cee Bloom and the conventional Bertie Barron. The story follows them through their life as young girls until their mid-late 30s.

13760. Black and White autographed copy

David Macaulay

Black and White is a book by David Macaulay. Released by Houghton Mifflin, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1991. The book contains four different illustrated stories told at once, two on the left hand page and two on the right. Each story has a …

13762. Train To Pakistan

Khushwant Singh

Train To Pakistan is a historical novel by Khushwant Singh, published in 1956. It recounts the Partition of India in August 1947. Instead of depicting the Partition in terms of only the political events surrounding it, Singh digs into a deep local focus, providing a human …

13763. On My Honor S

Marion Dane Bauer

On My Honor is a short Newbery Honor-winning novel by Marion Dane Bauer, first published in 1986. The book is frequently read in the United States as part of elementary school curricular. The title "On My Honor" is taken from a promise Joel makes to his father about not going …

13764. Enrique's Journey

Sonia Nazario

First published in 2006, Enrique's Journey is a national best-seller by Sonia Nazario, about a 17-year-old boy from Honduras who makes the difficult journey from his hometown of Tegucigalpa to the United States in order to be reunited with his mother. It was first published in …

13766. Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli …

George Jonas

Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team is a 1984 book by George Jonas describing part of Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli assassination campaign launched after the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. In some countries it was published under the title …

13767. Wounded sky, The (Star Trek #13)

Diane Duane

The Wounded Sky is a 1983 Star Trek novel by Diane Duane, featuring James T. Kirk as captain of the USS Enterprise. The author would four years later adapt the novel's plot for the teleplay of the first season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Where No One Has Gone Before".

13768. The green knight

Iris Murdoch

Full of suspense, humor, and symbolism, this magnificently crafted and magical novel replays biblical and medieval themes in contemporary London. An attempt by the sharp, feral, and uncommonly intelligent Lucas Graffe to murder his sensual and charismatic half-brother Clement is …

13769. In America

Susan Sontag

As an essayist, Susan Sontag has tended to stick pretty rigorously to the modern age, whether she's anatomizing the wild world of camp or roasting Leni Riefenstahl over the coals. But in her fiction--particularly in such fin-de-siècle productions as The Volcano Lover--she's …

13770. Cold Copper Tears (Garrett P.I. 2)

Glen Cook

Cold Copper Tears is the third novel in Glen Cook's ongoing Garrett P.I. series. The series combines elements of mystery and fantasy as it follows the adventures of private investigator Garrett.

13772. Seventh Tower, the #06: The Violet Keystone

Garth Nix

The Violet Keystone is the sixth and last book in Garth Nix's The Seventh Tower series, published in 2001 by Scholastic. Tal and Milla, along with some allies, are now face to face with the evil that plans to destroy their world. In this book, they travel one last time to Aenir, …

13775. Space Viking

H. Beam Piper

Space Viking is a science fiction novel written by H. Beam Piper and is set in his Terro-Human future history. It tells the story of one man's search for his wife's murderer and its unexpected consequences. The story was originally serialized in Analog magazine, then published …

13776. Kiss of the Spider Woman

Manuel Puig

Kiss of the Spider Woman is a 1976 novel by Argentine writer Manuel Puig. It depicts the daily conversations between two cellmates in an Argentine prison, Molina and Valentín, and the intimate bond they form in the process. It is generally considered Puig's most successful work. …

13777. Then there were five

Elizabeth Enright

Then There Were Five is a children's novel by award-winning author Elizabeth Enright. The third of her four books about the Melendy family, it is preceded by The Saturdays and The Four-Story Mistake, and followed by Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze. Then There Were Five takes …

13778. The Hythrun Chronicles 01 - Wolfblade

Jennifer Fallon

Wolfblade is a fantasy novel written by Australian author Jennifer Fallon. It is the first in a trilogy titled the Wolfblade Trilogy. First came The Demon Child Trilogy. Now the Chronicles are extended, in The Hythrun Chronicles. Wolfblade is a prequel, set perhaps thirty years …

13779. Evig natt

Alistair MacLean

Night Without End is a thriller novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1959. The author has been complimented for the excellent depiction of the unforgiving Arctic environment; among others, the Times Literary Supplement gave it strongly favorable notices …

13780. Witches of East End

Melissa de la Cruz

Witches of East End is a 2011 novel by author Melissa de la Cruz and the first entry in her Beauchamp Family series. It was published on June 21, 2011, by Hyperion Books and follows a family of Long Island witches struggling against dark forces conspiring against them. Witches …

13782. The Light Bearer (Light Bearer 1)

Donna Gillespie

The Light Bearer is a 1994 historical novel by Donna Gillespie set in first century Rome, during the reigns of the Emperors Nero and Domitian. The novel centers upon three historical events: the Emperor Domitian’s war with the Germanic Chattian tribe in 83 A.D.; the inauguration …

13783. What to Do When Someone Dies

Nicci French

What To Do When Someone Dies is a 2009 novel by Nicci French. It concerns a young woman whose husband dies in mysterious circumstances, and her struggle to deal with her bereavement and make sense of his death. It was dramatised for television as a three-part series, Without …

13787. Canto General

Pablo Neruda

Canto General is Pablo Neruda's tenth book of poems. It was first published in Mexico in 1950, by Talleres Gráficos de la Nación. Neruda began to compose it in 1938. "Canto General" consists of 15 sections, 231 poems, and more than 15,000 lines. This work attempts to be a …

13788. The Sleeper Awakes

Herbert George Wells

The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian science fiction novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. The …

13790. Not a Box

Antoinette Portis

Not a Box is a children's book by Antoinette Portis. It is graded for Newborn to 6 years old. It won a 2007 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor and a 2008 Donna Norvell Award.

13792. Mystery Walk

Robert R. McCammon

Mystery Walk is a 1983 horror novel by Robert R. McCammon. It was first published on May 13, 1983 through Holt, Rinehart & Winston and follows Billy Creekmore, a young boy capable of seeing and exorcising spirits.

13796. Broken soup

Jenny Valentine

Broken Soup is a children's novel by Jenny Valentine, published in 2008. It was shortlisted for the 2008 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the 2008 Costa Book Children's Book Award, and longlisted for the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize. It has also been longlisted for the …

13798. Surrender

Sonya Hartnett

"Sophisticated young readers will be awed by the delicate, measured, heartbreaking portrait that emerges." – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)As life slips away, Gabriel looks back over his brief twenty years, which have been clouded by frustration and humiliation. A small, …



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