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 Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Final Year

Jay Parini

The Last Station is a novel by Jay Parini that was first published in 1990. It’s the story of the final year in the life of Leo Tolstoy, told from multiple viewpoints, including Tolstoy’s young secretary, Valentin Bulgakov, his wife, Sophia Tolstaya, his daughter Sasha, his …

14402. 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 …

14403. United States: Essays 1952-ì1992

Gore Vidal

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

14406. 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 …

14407. 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 …

14408. The Room

Hubert Selby, Jr.

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

14411. Une Page d'amour

Chauncey C. Starkweather

Rougon-Macquart, volume 8: There can be no doubt in the mind of the judicial critic that in the pages of "A Love Episode" ("Une page d'amour") the reader finds more of the poetical, more of the delicately artistic, more of the subtle emanation of creative and analytical genius, …

14412. 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.

14417. 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 …

14420. 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.

14421. The yellow rain

Julio Llamazares

Ainielle is a village high in the Spanish Pyrenees. Its houses are mostly deserted ruins and have been for years. Ainielle's last surviving inhabitant, an old man at death's door, lingers on, and as the "yellow rain" of leaves flutters around him and the first snows of the year …

14423. 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", …

14424. 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.

14425. 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.

14426. Le papillon des étoiles

Бернард Вербер

Le Papillon des étoiles is a 2006 novel by French author Bernard Werber.

14427. 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.

14428. 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. …

14429. Marianela

Benito Pérez Galdós

Marianela is a Spanish novel written by Benito Pérez Galdós in 1878.

14432. 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 …

14433. 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. …

14435. 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 …

14436. A Trouble of Fools (Carlotta Carlyle, bk 1)

Linda Barnes

A Trouble of Fools is an Edgar Award nominated book written by Linda Barnes.

14437. The Entropy Effect

Vonda N. McIntyre

The Entropy Effect is a novel by Vonda N. McIntyre set in the fictional Star Trek Universe. It was originally published in 1981 by Pocket Books and is the second in its long-running series of Star Trek novels. It is also the first source to give Sulu and Uhura first names later …

14442. 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. …

14443. La Chatte

Colette

La Chatte is a short novel by French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Released in 1933, the book tells of a love triangle involving Camille Malmert, her husband Alain Amparat and his Chartreux cat Saha. Camille loves Alain, but Alain loves his cat, whom he has had from …

14444. The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes (Nancy Drew 41)

Carolyn Keene

The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes is the forty-first volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1964 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

14445. 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.

14447. Holiday in a coma

Frederic Beigbeder

One night in a Parisian nightclub and the aftermath of a marriage provide the stories for these two novels by Frederic Beigbeder, award-winning author of `Windows on the World'. In `Holiday in a Coma', Marc Marronier, a shallow, superficial, rich Parisian who works as an …

14448. The Bald Soprano

Eugène Ionesco

La Cantatrice Chauve — translated from French as The Bald Soprano or The Bald Prima Donna — is the first play written by Romanian-French playwright Eugène Ionesco. Nicolas Bataille directed the premiere on 11 May 1950 at the Théâtre des Noctambules, Paris. Since 1957 it has been …

14449. O-Zone

Paul Theroux

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

14450. Tommy's Tale

Alan Cumming

Tommy's Tale is a novel written by the actor Alan Cumming, centering around the life of a bisexual London resident named Tommy. The book is a first-person narrative, and revolves around an early mid-life crisis triggered when Tommy "accidentally" proclaims his love for his …

14451. Pilo Family Circus

Will Elliott

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

14452. Ruy Blas

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo's romantic melodrama Ruy Blas was first performed in 1838 for the opening of the Theatre de la Renaissance. There was a revival at the Odeon with Sarah Bernhardt in 1872, and at the Theatre-Francais in 1879. Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a novelist, poet, and …

14453. 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.

14454. 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 …

14455. Death of a Ghost

Margery Allingham

Death of a Ghost is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in February 1934, in the United Kingdom by Heinemann, London and in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York. It is the sixth novel with the mysterious Albert Campion, aided by his policeman friend …

14456. 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 …

14457. The Satan Bug

Alistair MacLean

The Satan Bug is a first-person narrative thriller novel written by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. It was originally published in 1962 under the pseudonym Ian Stuart, and later republished under MacLean's own name.

14458. 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 …

14459. 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 …

14460. 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.

14465. Semper Fi

W. E. B. Griffin

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

14466. Nightmare Academy: The Veritas Project

Frank E. Peretti

Nightmare Academy is a 2002 Christian fictional novel by Frank Peretti and the second novel in the Veritas Project series authored by Frank Peretti. The book was one of the ALA's young adult book picks for 2004.

14472. Under and Alone

William Queen

Under and Alone is a book written by undercover ATF agent William Queen and published by Random House in 2005 which chronicles his infiltration of the violent outlaw motorcycle gang, the Mongols.

14473. Dragons of the Highlord Skies (Dragonlance Novel: …

Margaret Weis

Dragons of the Highlord Skies is a fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, based on the Dragonlance fictional campaign setting. It is the second of the Lost Chronicles trilogy, designed to "fill-in" the gaps in the storyline between the books in the Chronicles trilogy. …

14474. 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 …

14475. Myth and Meaning : Cracking the Code of Culture

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Ever since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and primitive minds. Only now are we coming to a fuller appreciation of the nature and role of myth in human history. In these five …

14476. My Bonny Light Horseman

L.A. Meyer

My Bonny Light Horseman is the sixth novel in L. A. Meyer's series Bloody Jack. The series begins with Bloody Jack, Curse of the Blue Tattoo, Under the Jolly Roger, In the Belly of the Bloodhound, Mississippi Jack and is followed by Rapture of the Deep, and The Wake of the …

14477. 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.

14478. Murder At the ABA

Isaac Asimov

Murder at the ABA is a mystery novel by Isaac Asimov, following the adventures of a writer and amateur detective named Darius Just, whom Asimov modeled on his friend Harlan Ellison. While attending a convention of the American Booksellers Association, Just discovers the dead …

14480. 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.

14481. 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 …

14482. 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 …

14484. 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 …

14485. Heartbreak tango

Manuel Puig

Heartbreak Tango is a novel by Argentine author Manuel Puig. It is Puig's second novel published first in 1969, following the circulation of his first novel, Betrayed By Rita Hayworth.

14487. The Tatja Grimm's World

Vernor Vinge

Multiple Hugo Award winner Vernor Vinge's first full-length novelAs a mud-spattered youngster, Tatja quickly realized she was different from the stone-age primitives with whom she grew up. Her insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge could not be quenched among them; she …

14488. 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, …

14490. 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 …

14491. The Elements of Style Illustrated

E. B. White

The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of …

14492. 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, …

14496. 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 …

14499. Firethorn

Sarah Micklem

Introducing a mesmerizing debut in the rich tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley–a passionate tale of love and war, honor and vengeance, in which the gods grant a common girl uncommon gifts…Before she was Firethorn, she was Luck, named for her red hair, favored by the goddess of …

14501. 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 …

14505. Legend

Marie Lu

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it."From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the …

14506. Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936. The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a …

14507. 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 …

14508. 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 …

14509. Anna of the five towns

Arnold Bennett

Against a brilliantly observed background of life in the Staffordshire Potteries, ANNA OF THE FIVE TOWNS is both a novel about a gossipy, myopic, savage community and at its heart a young girl dominated by her miserly father. Bennett's portraitof Anna as a spirited, subtle, …

14510. 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 …

14511. 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 …

14512. The Lawless (The Kent Crhonicles, 7)

John Jakes

The Lawless is a historical novel written by John Jakes and originally published in 1978. It is book seven in a series known as the Kent Family Chronicles or the American Bicentennial Series. The novel mixes fictional characters with historical events and figures, to tell the …

14513. 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 …

14514. 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 …

14515. 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 …

14516. 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 …

14517. 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. …

14520. Wolf Solent

John Cowper Powys

Wolf Solent is a novel by John Cowper Powys published in 1929. This, Powys's fourth novel, was his first literary success. It is a bildungsroman in which the eponymous protagonist, a thirty-four-year-old history teacher, returns to his birthplace, where he discovers the …

14521. 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.

14522. 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 …

14523. The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart …

Jeff Sharlet

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power is a 2008 book by American journalist Jeff Sharlet. The book investigates the political power of The Family or The Fellowship, a secretive fundamentalist Christian association led by Douglas Coe. Sharlet has …

14524. Christopher and His Kind

Christopher Isherwood

Christopher and His Kind is a memoir by Christopher Isherwood, published in 1976 and covering the actual events and experiences of his life between 1929 and 1939, including his years in Berlin, the source of inspiration for some of his most famous novels, such as Goodbye to …

14526. 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 …

14528. Grain of Wheat Classic Edition

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

A Grain of Wheat is a novel by Kenyan novelist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. It was written while he was studying at Leeds University and first published in 1967 by Heinemann. The title is taken from the Gospel According to St. John, 12:24. The novel weaves together several stories set …

14529. Parade's End

Ford Madox Ford

Parade's End is a tetralogy by the English novelist and poet Ford Madox Ford published between 1924 and 1928. It is set mainly in England and on the Western Front in the First World War, in which Ford had served as an officer in the Welch Regiment, a life vividly depicted in the …

14530. 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. …

14532. The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara

Frank O'Hara

The Collected Works of Frank O'Hara is collection of poems written by Frank O'Hara.

14533. 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 …

14534. The Insult

Rupert Thomson

The Insult is a novel by Rupert Thomson. The novel describes the life of Martin Blom, who is shot while walking to his car and consequently goes blind. While being treated in a clinic, he seemingly regains his vision, but only at night. While his doctors assure him he has …

14535. 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 …

14537. The Memory of Whiteness : A Scientific Romance

Kim Stanley Robinson

The Memory of Whiteness is a science fiction novel written by Kim Stanley Robinson and published in 1985. It shares with the Mars trilogy a focus on human colonization of the solar system and depicts a grand tour that travels from the outer planets inward toward the Sun, …

14539. Darker than you think (Fantasy Masterworks)

Jack Williamson

Darker Than You Think by Jack Williamson, originally a novelette, was expanded into novel length and published by Fantasy Press in 1948. The short version was published Unknown in 1940. It was notably reprinted by UK-based Orion Books in 2003 as volume 38 of their Fantasy …

14540. The Lord of the Rings: Appendices

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the …

14541. 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 …

14542. Picture This

Joseph Heller

Picture This is a 1988 novel from Joseph Heller, the satiric author of the acclaimed Catch-22. The novel is an eclectic historical journey across three periods of history, all connected by a single painting: Rembrandt van Rijn's Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer. With …

14543. God and the State

Michael Bakunin

God and the State is the best-known literary work of the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin.

14545. The Toybee Convector

Ray Bradbury

The Toynbee Convector is a short story collection by Ray Bradbury. Several of the stories are original to this collection. Others originally appeared in the magazines Playboy, Omni, Gallery, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Woman's Day, and Weird Tales.

14547. 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.

14548. 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 …

14549. Team rodent : how Disney devours the world

Carl Hiaasen

Team Rodent is a non-fiction book written by Carl Hiaasen about the Walt Disney Company and its stance towards the outside world. The book's primary focus is on non-film related Disney enterprises such as Disney World and their effects on the environment and local culture.

14550. 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 …

14551. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever

James Tiptree, Jr.

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by author James Tiptree, Jr.. It was released in 1990 by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 4,108 copies and was the author's second book published by Arkham House.

14552. Test-Driven Development by Example

Kent Beck

Test Driven Development: By Example is a book about a software development technique by Kent Beck. Beck's concept of test-driven development centers on two basic rules: Never write a single line of code unless you have a failing automated test. Eliminate duplication. The book …

14553. Hunter of Worlds

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Hunter of Worlds is a 1977 science fiction novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was published by DAW Books, first as a Science Fiction Book Club selection through Nelson Doubleday in March 1977 and then in a DAW paperback edition in August of that year. …

14554. 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 …

14555. 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.

14556. 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 …

14557. 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 …

14558. The Father Hunt

Rex Stout

The Father Hunt is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1968. "This is the first Nero Wolfe novel in nearly two years," the front flap of the dust jacket reads, "an unusual interval for the productive Rex Stout, who celebrated his eightieth …

14559. Random Acts Of Senseless Violence

Jack Womack

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

14561. 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, …

14562. 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 …

14564. 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 …

14565. 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.

14567. Jack the Giant-Killer

Charles de Lint

Jack, the Giant Killer is a contemporary fantasy novel by Charles De Lint. The book is set in present-day Ottawa, but incorporates many elements of fantasy, folklore, and myth. This book was included, along with Drink Down the Moon, in Jack of Kinrowan.

14568. 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 …

14569. Tuva or Bust!

Ralph Leighton

Tuva or Bust! is a book by Ralph Leighton about the author and his friend Richard Feynman's attempt to travel to Tuva. The introduction explains how Feynman challenged Leighton, at the time a high school math teacher, "Whatever happened to Tannu Tuva?" Since Feynman had a …

14571. 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 …

14572. Dayworld

Philip José Farmer

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

14573. Double act

Jacqueline Wilson

Double Act is a children's novel by Jacqueline Wilson, written in the style of a diary, which features identical twins Ruby and Garnet. Ruby and Garnet love each other dearly but they are completely different. Ruby is loud, outgoing and wild though Garnet is shy, quiet and kind. …

14574. The Hamilton case

Michelle de Kretser

The Hamilton Case is a 2003 novel by Australian author Michelle de Kretser. The book won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Encore Award. The work centres on the lives of the somewhat eccentric Obeysekere family, in particular Sam, and the 1930s setting explores themes of …

14575. The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World

Harlan Ellison

Fifteen masterpieces of speculative short fiction, including Hugo and Nebula Award–winning stories from the acclaimed author of Shatterday. “These are not stories that should be forgotten; and some of you are about to read them for the first time . . . I envy you.” —Neil …

14576. 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 …

14578. 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.

14579. The Death of a President

William Manchester

The Death of a President: November 20–November 25, 1963 is historian William Manchester's 1967 account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The book gained public attention before it was published when Kennedy's widow Jacqueline, who had initially asked Manchester to write …

14581. Final Reckoning: The Fate of Bester (Babylon 5: Psi …

Greg Keyes

Babylon 5: Final Reckoning – The Fate of Bester is a Babylon 5 novel by J. Gregory Keyes.

14583. 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

14585. Deathstalker War

Simon R. Green

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

14586. 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.

14587. 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 …

14588. 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.

14589. The Good Master (Puffin Newbery library)

Kate Seredy

The Good Master is a children's novel written and illustrated by Kate Seredy. It was named a Newbery Honor book in 1936. The Good Master is set in the Hungarian countryside before World War I and tells the story of wild young Kate, who goes to live with her Uncle's family when …

14590. Last love in Constantinople

Milorad Pavić

Last Love in Constantinople is the book by Milorad Pavić.

14591. Tied Up in Tinsel

Ngaio Marsh

Tied Up in Tinsel is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twenty-seventh novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1972. The novel takes place at a country house in England over the course of a few days during the Christmas season.

14592. Blood Games

Richard Laymon

Blood Games is a 1992 horror novel by American author Richard Laymon.

14593. The Everafter War

Michael Buckley

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

14594. 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 …

14595. Colour Scheme

Ngaio Marsh

Colour Scheme is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twelfth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1943. The novel takes place in New Zealand during World War II; the plot involves suspected Nazi activity at a hot springs resort on the coast of New …

14597. 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 …

14598. 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 …

14599. 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.



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