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.

14401. The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to …

Daniel J. Boorstin

The Seekers is a non-fiction work of cultural history by Daniel Boorstin published in 1998 and is the third and final volume in the "knowledge" trilogy.

14402. My Life As a Man

Philip Roth

A fiction-within-a-fiction, a labyrinthine edifice of funny, mournful, and harrowing meditations on the fatal impasse between a man and a woman, My Life as a Man is Roth's most blistering novel. At its heart lies the marriage of Peter and Maureen Tarnopol, a gifted young writer …

14403. Fontamara

Ignazio Silone

Fontamara is a 1933 novel by the Italian author Ignazio Silone, written when he was a refugee from the Fascist Police in Davos, Switzerland. It is Silone's first novel and is regarded as his most famous work. It received worldwide acclaim and sold more than a million and a half …

14404. Jacob the Liar

Jurek Becker

This fable of a Jewish ghetto during World War II is one of the great literary masterworks of the Holocaust. Published in Germany in 1969, it is only now appearing in an authorized English translation. Concerning a former cafe owner who fabricates the story of the Russian army's …

14405. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page

G.B. Edwards

Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated, and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late twentieth century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a place caught between the coasts of …

14406. Dogeaters

Jessica Hagedorn

“As sharp and fast as a street boy’s razor . . . a rich small feast of a book.”—The New York Times Book Review Welcome to Manila in the turbulent period of the Philippines’ late dictator. It is a world in which American pop culture and local Filipino tradition mix flamboyantly, …

14407. Babe the Gallant pig

Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith’s classic story of Babe the sheep-herding pig is back with a charming new cover to win over a new generation of readers! When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget’s thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. But before long, Babe reveals a talent …

14408. Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk (Nancy Drew Mystery …

Carolyn Keene

The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk is the seventeenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series, published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. It was first published in 1940 by Grosset & Dunlap.

14409. Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Laila Lalami

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Laila Lalami's poetic debut, begins with the illegal journey of four Moroccans across the Strait of Gibraltar. Moments away from the shores of Spain, the boat capsizes and the passengers are forced to swim for their lives, and their freedom. …

14410. Magic Moon

Wolfgang Hohlbein

Magic Moon is a young adult fantasy novel written by German authors Wolfgang and Heike Hohlbein in 1982. The book was Hohlbein's first success as a writer and the starting point of his career as one of Europe's most well-known and prolific fantasy writers. It was published in …

14411. Possum Magic (A Trumpet Club Special Edition)

Mem Fox

Possum Magic is an award-winning picture book by Australian author Mem Fox. The two main characters are Grandma Poss and Hush. Hush has been made invisible by Grandma to protect her from Australian bush dangers. The story details the duo's adventures as they tour Australia …

14413. The Runestaff (aka The Secret of the Runestaff)

Michael Moorcock

The Runestaff is a novel by British author Michael Moorcock, and was first published in 1969 under the title The Secret of the Runestaff. The novel is the fourth in Moorcock's four book The History of the Runestaff series, and the narrative follows on immediately from the …

14415. God's little acre

Erskine Caldwell

God's Little Acre is a 1933 novel by Erskine Caldwell about a dysfunctional farming family in Georgia obsessed with sex and wealth. The novel's sexual themes were so controversial that the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice asked a New York state court to censor it. …

14419. The Master Butchers Singing Club

Louise Cooper

The Master Butchers Singing Club is a 2003 novel by Louise Erdrich. It follows the life of Fidelis Waldvogel and his family, as well as Delphine Watzka and her partner Cyprian, as they adjust in their separate lives in the small town of Argus, North Dakota. Bookended by World …

14421. Tuareg

Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa

Tuareg is a thriller novel written by Spanish author Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa. This novel was his most critically and commercially successful, with global sales in excess of 5,000,000 copies. It was adapted into a 1984 movie starring Mark Harmon, Tuareg – The Desert Warrior. …

14422. Out of Africa and Shadows on the grass

Karen Blixen

Out of Africa is a memoir by the Danish author Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke. The book, first published in 1937, recounts events of the seventeen years when Blixen made her home in Kenya, then called British East Africa. The book is a lyrical meditation on Blixen’s life on …

14423. Other People's Trades

Primo Levi

Other People's Trades are fifty-one essays written by Primo Levi between 1969 and 1985. These are, according to Levi, "the fruit of my roaming about as a curious dilettante for more than a decade." Mainly written for his regular column in La Stampa, the Turin daily newspaper], …

14425. The appointment

Herta Müller

The Appointment is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Herta Müller, published in German in 1997. The novel, one of several for which the author was known when winning the Nobel in 2009, was published in English by Metropolitan Books and Picador, a Macmillan imprint, in 2001. …

14427. United States: Essays 1952-ì1992

Gore Vidal

United States: Essays 1952-1992 is a book written by Gore Vidal.

14430. Manalive

G. K. Chesterton

Manalive is a book by G. K. Chesterton detailing a popular theme both in his own philosophy, and in Christianity, of the 'holy fool', such as in Dostoevsky's The Idiot and Cervantes' Don Quixote.

14431. Day

A. L. Kennedy

Alfred Day wanted his war. In its turmoil he found his proper purpose as the tail-gunner in a Lancaster bomber; he found the wild, dark fellowship of his crew, and - most extraordinary of all - he found Joyce, a woman to love. But that's all gone now - the war took it away. …

14434. The Golden Ball and Other Stories

Agatha Christie

The Golden Ball and Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1971 in an edition priced at $5.95. It contains fifteen short stories. The stories were taken from The Listerdale Mystery, The …

14436. Punish the Sinners (Saul, John)

John Saul

Punish the Sinners is a horror novel and the second novel by author John Saul, first published in 1978. The novel concerns a rash of violent suicides at a Catholic High School. Punish the Sinners was the first book with a UPC code on the cover.

14437. The Big Six: A Novel (Swallows and Amazons Series)

Arthur Ransome

The Big Six is the ninth book of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books, published in 1940. The book returns Dick and Dorothea Callum, known as the Ds, to the Norfolk Broads where they renew their friendship with the members of the Coot Club. This book …

14440. O-Zone

Paul Theroux

O-zone is a science fiction novel by the American author Paul Theroux published in 1986.

14441. Blood Hunt

Ian Rankin

Blood Hunt is a 1995 crime novel by Ian Rankin, under the pseudonym Jack Harvey. It is the third novel he wrote under this name.

14442. Uncle Dynamite (The Collector's Wodehouse)

P. G. Wodehouse

Uncle Dynamite is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 22 October 1948 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on 29 November 1948 by Didier & Co., New York. It features the mischievous Uncle Fred, who had previously appeared in …

14444. Dark Back of Time

Javier Marías

Dark Back of Time is a 1998 book by the Spanish writer Javier Marías. Ester Allen’s English translation was published by New Directions in 2001. The book is a meditation on the sources of, and reactions to the author's 1992 novel, All Souls.

14445. Sunnyside

Glen David Gold

Sunnyside is a historical fiction novel by Glen David Gold.

14446. Signal to Noise (Signal to Noise 1)

Eric Nylund

Signal to Noise is a 1998 cyberpunk novel by Eric S. Nylund. It is the first half of a duology, the second half being A Signal Shattered.

14447. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

Alcoholics Anonymous

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is a 1953 book, which explains the twenty-four basic principles or Alcoholics Anonymous and their application., and contains a detailed interpretation of principles for personal recovery and group survival. Bill W began work on this project in …

14448. The Under Dog and Other Stories

Agatha Christie

The Under Dog and Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1951. The first edition retailed at $2.50. It contains works from the early days of Christie's career, all featuring Hercule Poirot. …

14452. Overture to Death

Ngaio Marsh

Overture to Death is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the eighth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1939. The plot concerns a murder during a village theatrical performance; Sergei Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-sharp minor plays a prominent part in …

14453. The Normal Christian Life (A C.L.C. Paperback)

Watchman Nee

The Normal Christian Life is a book by Watchman Nee first delivered as a series of addresses to Christian workers who were gathered in Denmark for special meetings in 1938 and 1939. The messages were first published chapter by chapter in the A Witness and A Testimony magazine of …

14454. The Room

Hubert Selby, Jr.

The Room is the second novel by Hubert Selby, Jr., first published in 1971.

14455. Confess, Fletch

Gregory Mcdonald

Confess, Fletch is a book written by Gregory Mcdonald.

14456. Bloodline

F. Paul Wilson

Bloodline is the eleventh volume in a series of Repairman Jack books written by American author F. Paul Wilson. The book was first published by Gauntlet Press in a signed limited first edition and later as a trade hardcover from Forge.

14459. The Autumn Castle (Europa series - Book 1)

Kim Wilkins

The Autumn Castle is a 2003 horror/fantasy novel by Kim Wilkins. It follows the story of Christine Starlight who has strong memories of her childhood friend, Mayfridh. Mayfridh was then abducted by the king and queen of a Germanic faeryland and is now on the throne of the Autumn …

14460. The Age of Wire and String: Stories (American …

Ben Marcus

The Age of Wire and String is Ben Marcus's first book, published in 1995. The book is composed of 8 sections, divided into 41 parts, which combine technical language with lyrical imagery to form a sort of Postmodern catalog by turns surreal, fantastic, and self-referential.

14462. Mr. Monster

Daniel Wells

Mr. Monster is a 2010 young adult thriller novel, the sequel to I Am Not a Serial Killer by author Dan Wells. It is the second book in the John Wayne Cleaver trilogy. The book focuses around the dual threats of the conflict between John and his darker side, called "Mr. Monster", …

14463. The life and adventures of Santa Claus

Lyman Frank Baum

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a 1902 children's book, written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Mary Cowles Clark.

14465. The Romulan Way

Diane Duane

The Romulan Way is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Diane Duane and Peter Morwood.

14466. Night Season (The World of the Lupi, Book 4)

Eileen Wilks

Night Season by Eileen Wilks will be the 7th book in the World of the Lupi series. It is due to be released in March 2008.

14468. Gilgamesh

Joan London

Gilgamesh, published in 2001, is the first full-length novel written by Joan London. It is inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest known poem. In 2002, the novel was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and was selected as The Age Book of the Year for …

14469. Before Midnight

Rex Stout

Before Midnight is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout published in 1955 by the Viking Press. The story was also collected in the omnibus volume Three Trumps.

14470. Storm from the Shadows (Shadows of Honor 3)

David Weber

Storm from the Shadows is a novel by David Weber, released in February 2009, and set in the Honorverse and the second in the Saganami Island series, spun off from the main Honor Harrington series. In this volume, the spin-off series is re-integrated with the main series as …

14472. The Moving Target (American Crime)

Ross Macdonald

The Moving Target is a 1949 mystery novel, written by Ross Macdonald, who at this point used the name "John Macdonald". This is the first Ross Macdonald novel to feature the character of Lew Archer, who would define the author's career. Lew Archer is hired by the dispassionate …

14473. Pilo Family Circus

Will Elliott

The Pilo Family Circus is a 2006 horror novel by Will Elliott.

14474. Havana nocturne : how the mob owned Cuba-- and then …

T. J. English

Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution is a book by T. J. English.

14475. Died in the Wool

Ngaio Marsh

Died in the Wool is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the thirteenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1945. The novel concerns the murder of a New Zealand parliamentarian on a remote sheep farm on the South Island of New Zealand, said to be …

14476. Elmer and the Dragon (My Father's Dragon Trilogy …

Ruth Stiles Gannett

Elmer and the Dragon is the second in the My Father's Dragon trilogy of children's novels by Ruth Stiles Gannett. It is preceded by My Father's Dragon and followed by The Dragons of Blueland. In this book, Elmer Elevator and his recently liberated dragon friend travel home, but …

14477. Three for the Chair

Rex Stout

Three for the Chair is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1957, and by Bantam Books in various paperback printings beginning in 1958. The book contains three stories: "A Window for Death", first published in The American …

14480. Semper Fi

W. E. B. Griffin

Semper Fi is a book published in 1986 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

14481. No Reservations Around the World on an Empty Stomach

Anthony Bourdain

No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach is a book by Anthony Bourdain and a companion to the television show of the same name. The book serves as a scrap book of the previous three seasons of the television show and has extensive photographs of Bourdain and his …

14484. The interruption of everything

Terry McMillan

The Interruption of Everything is a 2005 book written by Terry McMillan.

14485. Extra Credit

Andrew Clements

Extra Credit is a 2009 children's novel written by Andrew Clements. The work was first published on June 23, 2009 through Simon and Schuster and follows a young schoolgirl who is given the option of receiving extra credit by writing to an overseas pen pal in a small Afghanistan …

14487. Ride the Wind

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Ride the Wind by Lucia St. Clair Robson is the story of Cynthia Ann Parker's life after she was captured during the Comanche raid on her family's fort. In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with …

14488. The highwayman : a novel of Corona

R. A. Salvatore

The Highwayman is a 2004 novel by R. A. Salvatore set in his world of Corona, as made famous in his DemonWars Saga. The Highwayman tells the story of a young crippled boy named Bransen Garibond. The orphaned son of the Jhesta Tu mystic Sen Wi and the Abellican priest Brother …

14492. Romanitas: v. 1

Sophia McDougall

Romanitas is an alternate history novel by Sophia McDougall, published by Orion Books. It is the first of a trilogy of novels based on a world where the Roman Empire has survived to contemporary times and now dominates much of the world.

14493. La Conquête de Plassans

Emile Zola

La Conquête de Plassans is the fourth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. In many ways a sequel to the first novel in the cycle, La Fortune des Rougon, this novel is again centred on the fictional Provençal town of Plassans and its plot revolves …

14495. Last love in Constantinople

Milorad Pavić

Last Love in Constantinople is the book by Milorad Pavić.

14497. The Fall of the Towers [Out of the Dead City; The …

Samuel R. Delany

The Fall of the Towers is a trilogy of science fantasy books by Samuel R. Delany. First published in omnibus form in 1970, the trilogy was originally published individually as Captives of the Flame, The Towers of Toron, and City of a Thousand Suns. The first two books were …

14499. The Mayor of Casterbridge: The Life and Death of a …

Thomas Hardy

The Mayor of Casterbridge, subtitled "The Life and Death of a Man of Character", is a novel by British author Thomas Hardy. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge. The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rural England. Hardy began writing the …

14500. Random Acts Of Senseless Violence

Jack Womack

Random Acts of Senseless Violence is a dystopian and speculative fiction novel by Jack Womack.

14503. The Everafter War

Michael Buckley

The Everafter War is Book 7 of The Sisters Grimm series written by Michael Buckley.

14505. Dancers in Mourning

Margery Allingham

Dancers in Mourning is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1937, in the United Kingdom by Heinemann, London and in the United States by Doubleday Doran, New York; later U.S. versions used the title Who Killed Chloe?. It is the eighth novel to star the …

14507. The Son of Tarzan (Tarzan Series #4)

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Son of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fourth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was written between January 21 and May 11, 1915, and first published in the magazine All-Story Weekly as a six-part serial from December 4, …

14508. Bread and roses, too

Katherine Paterson

Bread and Roses, Too is a 2006 children's historical novel written by American novelist Katherine Paterson. Set in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1912 in the aftermath of the Lawrence Textile Strike, the book focuses on the Italian-born daughter of mill workers who finds herself …

14510. Vampire of the Mists: The Ravenloft Covenant

Christie Golden

Vampire of the Mists is the first novel in the Ravenloft books gothic horror series. Written by Christie Golden, it is set both in Waterdeep, a city in the Forgotten Realms world of Dungeons & Dragons, and more prominently, the Demiplane of Dread, location of the Ravenloft …

14511. Moonchild: a Prologue

Aleister Crowley

Moonchild is a novel written by the British occultist Aleister Crowley in 1917. Its plot involves a magical war between a group of white magicians, led by Simon Iff, and a group of black magicians over an unborn child. It was first published by Mandrake Press in 1923 and its …

14512. Fugitive Prince

Janny Wurts

Fugitive Prince is volume four of the Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts. It is also volume one of the Alliance of Light, the third story arc in the Wars of Light and Shadow.

14514. The Dead All Have the Same Skin

Vernon Sullivan

The Dead All Have the Same Skin is a 1947 crime novel by the French writer Boris Vian. It tells the story of a mixed Black-White American, who manages to have a career in "white society" without anyone knowing of his origin; when his black half-brother turns up and tries to …

14516. The Gift

Danielle Steel

The Gift is a novel by author Danielle Steel. It is the story of a family in the 1950s coming to terms with the death of a child, that leaves them distorted and broken. It is Steel's 33rd best-seller that is characterized by simplicity and power.

14518. Cannon-Fodder

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Cannon-Fodder is an unfinished novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The largely autobiographical narrative is set before World War II, and roughly continues where Céline's 1936 novel Death on Credit ended. Much of the novel disappeared in 1944. Surviving fragments …

14519. One Deadly Summer

Sébastien Japrisot

The classic noir suspense novel by the bestselling author of A Very Long Engagement. Part love story, part mystery, and part parable on the nature of evil and the porous fabric separating the victim from the victimizer, One Deadly Summer tells the compelling story of a cunning …

14521. The Cry of the Owl (Highsmith, Patricia)

Patricia Highsmith

This extraordinary storyâ (Julian Symons) begins with an act of naive voy­eurism. Robert Forester, a depressed but fundamentally decent man, liked to watch Jenny through her kitchen windowa harmless palliative, as he saw it, to his lonely life and failed marriage. As he is …

14522. beautiful Mrs. Seidenman

Andrzej Szczypiorski

In the Nazi-occupied Warsaw of 1943, Irma Seidenman, a young Jewish widow, possesses two attributes that can spell the difference between life and death: she has blue eyes and blond hair. With these, and a set of false papers, she has slipped out of the ghetto, passing as the …

14525. Les Guérillères

Monique Wittig

Les Guérillères is a 1969 novel by Monique Wittig. It was translated into English in 1971.

14527. Lorenzaccio

Alfred de Musset

Lorenzaccio is a French play of the Romantic period written by Alfred de Musset in 1834, set in 16th-century Florence, and depicting Lorenzino de' Medici, who killed Florence's tyrant, Alessandro de' Medici, his cousin. Having engaged in debaucheries to gain the Duke's …

14528. Peony (Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck Series)

Pearl S. Buck

Young Peony is sold into a rich Chinese household as a bondmaid -- an awkward role in which she is more than a servant, but less than a daughter. As she grows into a lovely, provocative young woman, Peony falls in love with the family's only son. However, tradition forbids them …

14529. Black Widowers 1: Tales of the Black Widowers

Isaac Asimov

Tales of the Black Widowers is a collection of mystery short stories by American author Isaac Asimov, featuring his fictional club of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in June 1974, and in paperback by the Fawcett Crest imprint …

14531. The Holocaust Industry

Norman Finkelstein

It was not until the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, when Israel’s evident strength brought it into line with US foreign policy, that memory of the Holocaust began to acquire the exceptional prominence it enjoys today. Leaders of America’s Jewish community were delighted that Israel …

14532. Sayonara

James A. Michener

Sayonara, is a novel published by American author James A. Michener. Set during the early 1950s, it tells the story of Major Gruver, a soldier stationed in Japan, who falls in love with Hana-Ogi, a Japanese woman. The novel follows their cross-cultural Japanese romance and …

14533. Nostradamus Ate My Hamster

Robert Rankin

Nostradamus Ate My Hamster is a fantasy novel by British author Robert Rankin. In it, several seemingly unconnected and nonsensical events come together to make perfect clarity at the end; these include time travel and an attempted alien invasion vaguely orchestrated by Hitler. …

14534. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Robin Sloan

A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life―mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstoreThe Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of …

14535. Spiderweb for two

Elizabeth Enright

Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze is a children's novel by Elizabeth Enright, the last of her four books about the Melendy family, preceded by The Saturdays, The Four-Story Mistake and Then There Were Five. The four Melendy children and their adopted brother Mark live with their …

14543. Becoming Jane

Jon Spence

Becoming Jane Austen was researched and written by the Jane Austen scholar Jon Hunter Spence. Becoming Jane Austen was first published in hardcover by Hambledon Continuum in 2003. It chronicles the early life of Jane Austen, the encounters and the developing relationship between …

14544. Keeper

Kathi Appelt

Keeper was born in the ocean, and she believes she is part mermaid. So as a ten-year-old she goes out looking for her mother—an unpredictable and uncommonly gorgeous woman who swam away when Keeper was three—and heads right for the ocean, right for the sandbar where mermaids are …

14545. Dragonlord's Justice: #02 Dragon and Phoenix

Joanne Bertin

"Dragon and Phoenix" is the second of the Dragonlord series by Joanne Bertin and was published in 1999. It takes place in a world of truehumans, truedragons, and dragonlords - beings which have both human and dragon souls and can change from human to dragon and vice versa at …

14546. Land of Marvels

Barry Unsworth

Land of Marvels is a historical novel by the author Barry Unsworth. It is set in Mesopotamia on the eve of the first world war.

14548. Brillant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch …

David Winner

Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football is a book by David Winner, first published in 2000. It looks at the development of football in the Netherlands from the 1960s onwards, and at how the footballing culture reflected changes in wider Dutch culture. The book …

14549. Dayworld

Philip José Farmer

Dayworld is a 1985 science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer.

14555. Scenes of Clerical Lif

George Eliot

Scenes of Clerical Life is the title under which George Eliot's first published fictional work, a collection of three short stories, was released in book form, and the first of her works to be released under her famous pseudonym. The stories were first published in Blackwood's …

14558. Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong

Pierre Bayard

Sherlock Holmes was Wrong: Re-opening the Case of the "Hound of the Baskervilles" is a 2007 book by French professor of literature, psychoanalyst, and author Pierre Bayard. By re-examining the clues, and carefully interpreting them in the context in which Doyle's book was …

14559. Heart of Darkness & Other Stories

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a novella by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. …

14560. Caligula (Play)

Albert Camus

Albert Camus notes in his Preface that, although he has "the most passionate attachment for the theater," he has "the misfortune" of liking only one kind of play, whether comic or tragic. He concludes that there is no true theater without language and style, nor any dramatic …

14561. The Pathfinder

James Fenimore Cooper

The Pathfinder is James Fenimore Cooper's fourth novel in the Leatherstocking Tales series. It is set before the time depicted in The Last of the Mohicans and it features the beloved popular character Natty Bumppo.To anyone who has read Cooper's previous books, Natty's …

14562. The Devil in Love

Jacques Cazotte

The Devil in Love is an occult romance by Jacques Cazotte which tells of a demon, or devil, who falls in love with Alvaro, an amateur human dabbler, and attempts, in the guise of a young woman, to win his affections. French critic P.G. Castex has described The Devil In Love as …

14563. Archive Fever

Jacques Derrida

Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression is a book by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida first published in 1995 by Éditions Galilée. An English translation by Eric Prenowitz was published in 1996.

14565. Gold

Dan Rhodes

Gold is a novel by British author Dan Rhodes published in March 2007 by Canongate. It won the inaugural Clare Maclean Prize for Scottish Fiction and has since been published in four other languages. It was also one of the 'best books of 2007' according to critics at The …

14567. The Girl from the Chartreuse

Pierre Péju

The Girl from the Chartreuse is a French novel written by Pierre Péju and published for the first time in France in 2002. It has been translated in several other languages including English and it has been adapted in an eponymous film by Jean-Pierre Denis

14568. The Deportees And Other Stories

Roddy Doyle

The Deportees and Other Stories is the first short story collection by Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle first published by Jonathan Cape in 2007. All the stories were written for Metro Éireann, a multicultural paper aimed at Ireland's immigrant population and explore …

14571. The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure (Wraeththu)

Storm Constantine

The wraiths of will and pleasure is a book published in 2003 that was written by Storm Constantine.

14574. The Four Feathers

A. E. W. Mason

The Four Feathers is a 1902 adventure novel by British writer A. E. W. Mason that has inspired many films of the same title. In December 1901, Cornhill Magazine announced the title as one of two new serial stories to be published in the forthcoming year. Against the background …

14575. Leaves of Grass : The 1892 Edition

Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death. This resulted in vastly …

14577. The Demonata Book 5: Blood Beast

Darren Shan

Blood Beast is the fifth book in Darren Shan's The Demonata series and was released 4 June 2007. It is narrated by Grubbs Grady, the narrator of Lord Loss and Slawter. The plot is part of a two-part story, which continues in book six. Though the previous four books have not been …

14583. The Vision of the Anointed Self - Congratulation as …

Thomas Sowell

The Vision of the Anointed is a book by economist and political columnist Thomas Sowell challenging people Sowell calls "Teflon prophets," who predict that there will be future social, economic, or environmental problems in the absence of government intervention. The book was …

14584. The Sleeping Beauty

Mercedes Lackey

The Sleeping Beauty is a novel by Mercedes Lackey, published in 2010 as the fifth book of the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. As in the previous book, The Snow Queen, characters from earlier books are either mentioned or appear as secondary characters

14586. Angélique and the King

Anne Golon

"Angélique and the King" is a 1959 novel by Anne Golon & Serge Golon, the second novel in the Angélique series. Inspired by the life of Suzanne de Rougé du Plessis-Bellière, known as the Marquise du Plessis-Bellière. Angélique's marriage to Jeoffrey de Peyrac is thought to …

14587. The Beast House

Richard Laymon

The Beast House is a 1986 horror novel by American author Richard Laymon. It is the first sequel to Laymon's 1980 novel The Cellar.

14588. I Drink for a Reason

David Cross

I Drink for a Reason is a 2009 book by American actor and comedian David Cross. The book features memoirs, satirical fictional memoirs and material from Cross that originally appeared in other publications.

14589. The Oxford companion to philosophy

Ted Honderich

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy is a reference work in philosophy edited by Ted Honderich and published by Oxford University Press in 1995. A second edition was published in 2005 and included some 300 new entries. The new edition has over 2,200 entries and 291 contributors in …

14590. The illuminati papers

Robert Anton Wilson

The Illuminati Papers is a collection of essays and other works by Robert Anton Wilson first published in 1980. The book expands upon characters and themes from his earlier The Illuminatus! Trilogy and most of the essays are written from the point of view of the characters in …

14591. What is philosophy?

Gilles Deleuze

What is Philosophy? is a 1991 book by philosopher Gilles Deleuze and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari.

14593. Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician

Daniel Wallace

Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician is a novel published in 2007 by Daniel Wallace. Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician was adapted for the stage in 2013 by Shane Morgan of Roughhouse Theatre under the title Henry Walker and the Wheel of Death. The four night run was at the …

14594. The Tamuli

David Eddings

The Tamuli is a series of fantasy novels by David Eddings. The series consists of three volumes: Domes of Fire The Shining Ones The Hidden City The Tamuli is the sequel to The Elenium. In this series, Sparhawk and friends travel to the Tamul Empire, far to the east.

14596. Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow

Washington: A Life is a 2010 biography of George Washington, the first President of the United States, written by American historian and biographer Ron Chernow. The book is a "one-volume, cradle-to-grave narrative" that attempts to provide a fresh portrait of Washington as …

14597. The Scarlet Ruse

John D. MacDonald

The Scarlet Ruse is the fourteenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The plot revolves around McGee's investigation in to some extremely valuable rare postage stamps which have been stolen.

14598. My War Gone by, I Miss It So

Anthony Loyd

Born to a distinguished family steeped in military tradition, raised on stories of wartime and ancestral heroes, Anthony Loyd longed to experience war from the front lines—so he left England at the age of twenty-six to document the conflict in Bosnia. For the following three …

14599. Cinema 1: The Movement Image

Gilles Deleuze

Cinema 1: The Movement Image is a 1983 book by the philosopher Gilles Deleuze that combines philosophy with film criticism. In the preface to the French edition Deleuze says that, "This study is not a history of cinema. It is a taxonomy, an attempt at the classifications of …



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