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.

13801. Felix Holt: the Radical

George Eliot

Felix Holt, the Radical is a social novel written by George Eliot about political disputes in a small English town at the time of the First Reform Act of 1832. In January 1868, Eliot penned an article entitled "Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt". This came on the heels of …

13802. Moon Shot The Inside Story of America's Race to the …

Alan Shepard

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon is a book written by Mercury Seven astronaut Alan Shepard, with NBC News correspondent Jay Barbree and Associated Press space writer Howard Benedict. Astronaut Donald K. "Deke" Slayton is also listed as an author, …

13803. Savage Season: Hap and Leonard 1

Joe R. Lansdale

Savage Season is a crime novel by American writer Joe R. Lansdale, published in 1990. It is the first in a series of books and stories written by Lansdale featuring the characters Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. The novel was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel of …

13804. The Black Mountain

Rex Stout

The Black Mountain is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1954. The story was also collected in the omnibus volume Three Trumps. This book and the pre-war novel Over My Dead Body both involve international intrigue over Montenegro, …

13805. Not Quite Dead Enough

Rex Stout

Not Quite Dead Enough is a Nero Wolfe double mystery by Rex Stout published in 1944 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. The volume contains two novellas that first appeared in The American Magazine: "Not Quite Dead Enough" "Booby Trap" In these two stories Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's …

13808. 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 …

13809. 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 …

13814. The Book of Ultimate Truths

Rankin

The Book of Ultimate Truths is a novel by British author Robert Rankin. The plot revolves around the adventures of Cornelius Murphy and his companion Tuppe. The novel was first published by Doubleday in 1993.

13815. Local Anaesthetic

Günter Grass

Local Anaesthetic is a 1969 novel by the German writer Günter Grass. It tells the story of an idealistic high-school teacher who believes society, like a pupil, is learning from experience and reason.

13816. Cat Royal: 1 - The Diamond of Drury Lane

Julia Golding

The Diamond of Drury Lane is a children's historical novel by Julia Golding which won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in 2006. The book is set on 1 January 1790.

13817. 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 …

13820. 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.

13821. Spellsinger #03 The Day of the Dissonance

Alan Dean Foster

The Day of the Dissonance is a 1984 fantasy novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book follows the continuing adventures of Jonathan Thomas Meriweather who is transported from our world into a land of talking animals and magic. It is the third book in the Spellsinger series.

13823. In the Small, Small Pond (Caldecott Honor Book)

Denise Fleming

In the Small, Small Pond is a 1994 Caldecott Honor Book written and illustrated by Denise Fleming. It is the sequel to Fleming’s In the Tall, Tall Grass.

13824. 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.

13825. 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 …

13826. Ink : the book of all hours

Hal Duncan

Ink: The Book of All Hours 2 is a speculative fiction novel by Hal Duncan. It is Duncan's second novel and a sequel to Vellum: The Book of All Hours. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Pan Macmillan in February 2007 and, later that same month, in the USA by Del Rey, …

13827. 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.

13828. The Spook's Sacrifice

Joseph Delaney

Another winner from Joseph Delaney's best-selling series, Clash of the Demons is Thomas Ward's sixth adventure. This entry promises to be the most exciting yet, revealing long-hidden secrets, and featuring a surprise ending sure to whet listeners' appetite for the seventh …

13829. Irrational exuberance

Robert J. Shiller

Irrational Exuberance is a March 2000 book written by Nobel Prize-winning Yale University professor Robert Shiller, named after Alan Greenspan's "irrational exuberance" quote.

13830. The culture of Narcissism : American life in an age …

Christopher Lasch

The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations is a book by the cultural historian Christopher Lasch, first published by W. W. Norton in January 1979. It explores the roots and ramifications of the normalizing of pathological narcissism in 20th …

13831. The Way to Dusty Death

Alistair MacLean

The Way to Dusty Death is a thriller novel written by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. It was originally published in 1973. The title is a quotation from a famous passage in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5.

13832. 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 …

13834. Flux

Stephen Baxter

Flux is a 1993 science fiction novel by British author Stephen Baxter. It is the third book in Baxter's Xeelee Sequence.

13835. Hot Springs

Stephen Hunter

Hot Springs is a fictional work by Stephen Hunter, published in 2000. Hot Springs is a novel telling about gangsters and gambling in U.S. city Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is the first novel in the series featuring Hunter's character Earl Swagger. It is summer 1946 and Earl …

13837. Swimming to Catalina (Stone Barrington #4)

Stuart Woods

Swimming to Catalina is the fourth novel in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1998 by HarperCollins. The novel takes place in Los Angeles, after the events in Dead in the Water. The novel continues the story of Stone Barrington, a retired …

13841. Flower Net: A Red Princess Mystery (Red Princess …

Lisa See

Flower Net by Lisa See is the first of the Red Princess mysteries. The other two novels in the series are The Interior and Dragon Bones. Flower Net explores the state of US-China relations in the early months of 1997, especially in terms of international politics, human …

13843. 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 …

13844. The Eagle (Camulod Chronicles, 9, Clothar the Frank)

Jack Whyte

The Eagle is the final novel in the A Dream of Eagles series. The Eagle follows the continuing story of Clothar from when he meets Arthur Pendragon, to, and possibly after, King Arthur's death. It also is noted for having a sympathetic portrait of Mordred. The novel was released …

13845. 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 …

13846. *Vendetta

Michael Dibdin

Vendetta is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the second book in the popular Aurelio Zen series. Zen has earned a return to the fold of actual police work, but now Officials in a high government ministry are desperate to finger someone—anyone—for the murder of an eccentric …

13848. A German Requiem (Berlin Noir #3)

Philip Kerr

A German Requiem is a historical detective novel and the last in the Berlin Noir trilogy written by Philip Kerr.

13850. Service with a Smile

P. G. Wodehouse

Service with a Smile is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 15 October 1961 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, and in the United Kingdom on 17 August 1962 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is the eighth full-length novel set at Blandings …

13851. 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 …

13852. The Americans (Kent Family Chronicles, Vol. 8)

John Jakes

The Americans is a historical novel written by John Jakes and originally published in 1979, and is the eighth and last book in The Kent Family Chronicles. The novel intermingles fictional characters with historical events and figures, to tell the story of the United States.

13853. Secret Water

Arthur Ransome

Secret Water is the eighth book in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. It was published on 28 November 1939. This book is set in and around Hamford Water in Essex, close to the resort town of Walton-on-the-Naze. It brings the Swallows and the …

13854. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

Stephenie Meyer

Fans of the #1 New York Times bestselling Twilight Saga will treasure this definitive official guide! This must-have eBook edition-the only official guide-is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further …

13856. The Killing

Robert Muchamore

The Killing is the fourth novel of the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore. The book chronicles the adventures of the CHERUB agents investigating a small-time crook who suddenly makes it big. Muchamore named the book after the film The Killing. The novel was generally well …

13857. Heaven Has No Favorites

Erich Maria Remarque

Heaven Has No Favorites is a novel by the German writer Erich Maria Remarque. This novel is a story about passion and love with a background of automobile racing. The novel was serialized in the Hamburg magazine Kristall in 1959 under the title Borrowed Life, and first published …

13859. 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 …

13862. 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.

13863. Regenesis

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Regenesis is a science fiction novel by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh set in her Alliance-Union universe. It is a sequel to Cherryh's 1988 Hugo award-winning science fiction novel, Cyteen, and was published in hardcover by DAW Books in January 2009. …

13864. 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.

13865. The Pale King

David Foster Wallace

The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the …

13867. 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 …

13868. The Art of Dreaming

Carlos Castaneda

The Art of Dreaming is a book written by anthropologist Carlos Castaneda and published in 1993. It details events and techniques during a period of the author's apprenticeship with the Yaqui Indian Sorcerer, don Juan Matus, between 1960 and 1965.

13870. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists and The …

Gideon Defoe

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is the first book in The Pirates! series by Gideon Defoe dealing with a hapless crew of pirates. It was published in 2004 by Orion Books. The book was adapted into a stop-motion film by Aardman Animations.

13873. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't …

Susan Cain

Amazon Best Books of the Month, January 2012: How many introverts do you know? The real answer will probably surprise you. In our culture, which emphasizes group work from elementary school through the business world, everything seems geared toward extroverts. Luckily, …

13874. 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 …

13875. Redshirts

John Scalzi

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn't be …

13876. Cloud's Rider

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Cloud's Rider is a science fiction novel written by United States science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh, and was first published by Warner Books in September 1996. It is the second of a series of two novels written by Cherryh and is set in the author's Finisterre …

13877. Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

Jude the Obscure, the last completed of Thomas Hardy's novels, began as a magazine serial in December 1894 and was first published in book form in 1895. Its protagonist, Jude Fawley, is a working-class young man, a stonemason, who dreams of becoming a scholar. The other main …

13878. 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, …

13879. 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.

13881. Tinder Box

Minette Walters

The Tinder Box is a crime novella by English writer Minette Walters. First published in Dutch as part of their annual "BookWeek" scheme, the story wasn't available in English until 2004.

13882. The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation For The …

Edward Gorey

The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium is an illustrated book by American author/illustrator Edward Gorey, and is a sequel to his The Haunted Tea Cozy dedicated to the memory of Lancelot Brown. The story features the Bahhumbug throughout its 30 …

13883. 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. …

13884. The Dark Volume

G.W. Dahlquist

The Dark Volume is a novel in the Steampunk genre by GW Dahlquist. It is his second novel after 2006's The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters.

13885. 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 …

13886. Concrete (Phoenix Fiction Series)

Thomas Bernhard

Instead of the book he's meant to write, Rudolph, a Viennese musicologist, produces this tale of procrastination, failure, and despair, a dark and grotesquely funny story of small woes writ large and profound horrors detailed and rehearsed to the point of distraction."Certain …

13888. 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 …

13889. The case of the late pig : an Albert Campion mystery

Margery Allingham

The Case of the Late Pig is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published 1937, by Hodder & Stoughton. It is the ninth novel featuring the mysterious Albert Campion and his butler/valet/bodyguard Magersfontein Lugg.

13890. A Division of the Spoils

Paul Scott

A Division of the Spoils is the 1975 novel by Paul Scott that concludes his Raj Quartet.

13891. 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 …

13892. Critique of Practical Reason

Immanuel Kant

The second of Kant's three critiques, Critique of Practical Reason forms the center of Kantian philosophy; published in 1788, it is bookended by his Critique of Pure Reason and Critique of Judgement. With this work Kant establishes his role as a vindicator of the truth of …

13894. 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 …

13896. The Alice B.Toklas Cookbook (Cook's Classic Library)

Alice B. Toklas

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, first published in 1954, is one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time. Written by Alice B. Toklas, writer Gertrude Stein's life partner, Toklas wrote this book as a favor to Random House to make up for her unwillingness at the time to write her …

13897. 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, …

13898. The Spider and the Fly

Mary Howitt

The Spider and the Fly is a book written by Mary Botham Howitt and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi.

13899. 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 …

13900. 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 …

13902. Madwand, Sequel to Changeling

Roger Zelazny

Madwand is a 1981 fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. It is a sequel to Changeling.

13903. 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, …

13904. Anatomy of Criticism

Northrop Frye

Herman Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays attempts to formulate an overall view of the scope, theory, principles, and techniques of literary criticism derived exclusively from literature. Frye consciously omits all specific and practical criticism, instead …

13905. Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way

Walter Jon Williams

Destiny's Way is the fourteenth installment of the New Jedi Order series of Star Wars novels. It was written by Walter Jon Williams and published in 2002 by Del Rey Books.

13906. 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 …

13907. 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 …

13908. 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, …

13909. The Easy Way to Stop Smoking : Join the Millions Who …

Allen Carr

The Easy Way to Stop Smoking is a self-help book written by British author and accountant Allen Carr. The book aims to help people quit smoking, offering a range of different methods. The book is the most famous book of Carr, as it resonated widely in the world and became a …

13910. Dark Hollow

Brian Keene

Dark Hollow is a 2006 horror novel written by Brian Keene. It tells the story of Adam Senft, a struggling writer who discovers that an evil satyr has been summoned by Nelson LeHorn, a local witch. The satyr is hypnotising and abducting women in Adam's local town in order to …

13911. SPQR I: The King's Gambit

John Maddox Roberts

SPQR I: The King's Gambit is a book written by John Maddox Roberts.

13912. 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.

13913. Lost Souls

Dean Koontz

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

13915. Lord of misrule

Jaimy Gordon

Lord of Misrule is a 2010 novel by American writer Jaimy Gordon. It won the 2010 National Book Award for fiction.

13916. 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 …

13917. 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.

13918. 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 …

13919. Eye of the Labyrinth

Jennifer Fallon

Eye of the Labyrinth is a fantasy novel written by Australian author Jennifer Fallon. It is the second in a trilogy titled The Second Sons.

13921. 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 …

13923. 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".

13924. The Grantville Gazette (Sequels to 1632)

Eric Flint

The Grantville Gazette is the first of a series of professionally selected and edited paid fan fiction anthologies set within the 1632 series inspired by Eric Flint's novel 1632. The electronically published the Grantville Gazettes, which are reaching long novel length with …

13925. Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata

Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in the convenience store she finds a …

13926. 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

13927. 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 …

13930. 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, …

13931. 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 …

13932. 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 …

13934. Brazil

John Updike

Brazil is a 1994 novel by the American author John Updike. It contains many elements of magical realism. It is a retelling of the ancient tale of Tristan and Isolde, the subject of many works in opera and ballet. Tristão Raposo, a nineteen-year-old black child of the Rio slums, …

13935. 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. …

13940. Earth and Ashes

Atiq Rahimi

Earth and Ashes is a book written by Atiq Rahimi.

13942. 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 …

13943. Les Belles Images

Simone de Beauvoir

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

13944. Love, Poverty and War

Christopher Hitchens

Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays is a collection of essays and reportage by author, journalist and literary critic Christopher Hitchens. The title of the book is explained in the introduction, which informs the reader that "an antique saying has it that a man's life …

13950. Double vision

Pat Barker

Double Vision is a novel by Pat Barker, published in 2003. The Observer described the book as a "strongly written, oddly constructed new novel".

13951. Nietzsche and Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze

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

13957. The Dark Beyond the Stars

Frank M. Robinson

The Dark Beyond the Stars is a 1991 science fiction novel by Frank M. Robinson. It is a Lambda Literary Award winner, published by Orb Books. It tells the story of a generational ship and its crew on a long mission to search for extraterrestrial life in the galaxy and the …

13959. 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 …

13962. The Law of Dreams

Peter Behrens

The Law of Dreams is a historical fiction novel about the Irish potato famine by Canadian author Peter Behrens. Published in 2006 by House of Anansi Press, it was the recipient of that year's Governor General's Award for English language fiction.

13965. Generation Warriors

Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon

Generation Warriors is a science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon. published by Baen Books in 1990. It concludes the Planet Pirates trilogy, which McCaffrey wrote alternately with Moon and Jody Lynn Nye, and it is the last book in the Ireta series that she …

14000. 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 …



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