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.

14802. Even the Dogs

Jon McGregor

Even the Dogs is British author Jon McGregor's third novel. First published in 2010, the novel focuses on drug addiction, alcoholism, homelessness, and dereliction. The Irish Times literary critic Eileen Battersby called it a "magnificent" novel. In 2012, Even the Dogs was …

14803. Peace on Earth

Stanisław Lem

Peace on Earth is a 1987 science fiction novel by Stanisław Lem. The novel describes, in a satirical tone, the ultimate implications of the arms race. The evolution of artificial intelligence has allowed major world powers to sign a rather curious treaty: the Moon is divided …

14804. Wolves (Kate Greenaway Medal (Awards))

Emily Gravett

Wolves is picture book written and illustrated by Emily Gravett, published by Macmillan in 2005. Her first book, it won the annual Kate Greenaway Medal from the professional librarians as the year's best-illustrated children's book published in the U.K. It was also bronze runner …

14805. Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back

Shel Silverstein

Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back, first published in 1963, is a children's novel written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. It is narrated by Shel Silverstein as Uncle Shelby.

14806. New Jedi Order, Book 19 - The Unifying Force

James Luceno

The Unifying Force is the nineteenth and final installment of the New Jedi Order series of books in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe written by James Luceno. Hardcover editions of the book included a CD with the first book of the series, Vector Prime, a round robin …

14807. 1080 Recetas de Cocina

Simone Ortega

1080 recetas de cocina is a 1972 Spanish cookbook written by Spanish food writer Simone Ortega and published by Alianza Editorial; it has since been updated and maintained by Ortega and her daughter Inés. Originally published in Spanish, the book was translated into English and …

14809. Sevastopol Sketches

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

Sevastopol Sketches are three short stories written by Leo Tolstoy and published in 1855 to record his experiences during the Siege of Sevastopol. The name originates from Sevastopol, a city in Crimea. The book has also been released under the anglicized title The Sebastopol …

14810. Iphigenia in Tauris

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

SCENE I. A Grove before the Temple of Diana. IPHIGENIA. Beneath your leafy gloom, ye waving boughs Of this old, shady, consecrated grove, As in the goddess' silent sanctuary, With the same shudd'ring feeling forth I step, As when I trod it first, nor ever here Doth my unquiet …

14811. Woyzeck

Georg Büchner

Woyzeck is a stage play written by Georg Büchner. He left the work incomplete at his death, but it has been posthumously "finished" by a variety of authors, editors and translators. Woyzeck has become one of the most performed and influential plays in the German theatre …

14814. Private Parts

Howard Stern

Private Parts is the first book written by American radio personality Howard Stern. Released on October 7, 1993 by Simon & Schuster, it is the fastest-selling book in the company's history. It was later adapted into a film in 1997 starring Stern and his radio show staff as …

14815. No Present Like Time

Steph Swainston

The Fantasy/Science Fiction novel No Present Like Time by Steph Swainston is the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Year of Our War. Again the Emperor’s winged messenger Jant is the protagonist of the story. The novel features a successful challenger to the position of …

14816. My Life in Dog Years

Gary Paulsen

My Life in Dog Years is a non-fiction book written by Gary Paulsen, together with his wife, Ruth Wright Paulsen. It was published first by Delacorte Press in 1998. The book contains a chapter about each different dog in his life. It focuses primarily on his non-dog sledding …

14817. Naming And Necessity

Saul Kripke

Naming and Necessity is a book by the philosopher Saul Kripke that was first published in 1980 and deals with the debates of proper nouns in the philosophy of language. The book is based on a transcript of three lectures given at Princeton University in 1970. The transcript was …

14818. The mirror in the mirror

Michael Ende

The mirror in the mirror. A Labyrinth is a collection of surreal short stories by Michael Ende originally published in 1984. All stories in the book have their own protagonists, but are related to each other by the use of literary leitmotivs. None of the stories has its own …

14819. Alfred And Emily

Doris Lessing

Alfred and Emily is a book by Doris Lessing in a new hybrid form. Part fiction, part notebook, part memoir, it was first published in 2008. The book is based on the lives of Lessing's parents. Part one is a novella, a fictional portrait of how her parents' lives might have been …

14820. Our Gang

Philip Roth

Our Gang is Philip Roth's fifth novel. A marked departure from his previous book, the popular Portnoy's Complaint, Our Gang is a political satire written in the form of a closet drama. Centered on the character of "Trick E. Dixon", a caricature of then-President Richard Nixon, …

14821. Engines of Creation: the Coming Era of Nanotechnology

K. Eric Drexler

Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology is a 1986 molecular nanotechnology book written by K. Eric Drexler with a foreword by Marvin Minsky. An updated version was released in 2007. The book has been translated into Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and …

14822. The Infinity Concerto

Greg Bear

The Infinity Concerto is a 1984 fantasy novel written by Greg Bear. The plot centers around teenager Michael Perrin's search for what is a Song of Power and why some think he can create such a thing. Transported to another realm, he discovers beings known as "the "Sidhe" …

14823. The Shroud of the Thwacker

Chris Elliott

The Shroud of the Thwacker is a 2005 novel written by American author Chris Elliott and published by the Miramax Books in the United States.

14826. Wolf to the Slaughter

Ruth Rendell

It was better than a hotel, this anonymous room on a secluded side street of a small country town. No register to sign, no questions asked, and for five bucks a man could have three hours of undisturbed, illicit lovemaking.Then one evening a man with a knife turned the love nest …

14828. The Assistant

Robert Walser

The Assistant by Robert Walser—who was admired greatly by Kafka, Musil, Walter Benjamin, and W. G. Sebald—is now presented in English for the very first time.Robert Walser is an overwhelmingly original author with many ardent fans: J.M. Coetzee ("dazzling"), Guy Davenport ("a …

14829. Operating System Concepts

Abraham Silberschatz

Operating System Concepts is a book written by Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, and Greg Gagne.

14830. City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit

Elmore Leonard

City Primeval is a crime novel written by Elmore Leonard.

14831. Jokers Wild

George Martin

Jokers Wild is the third volume in the Wild Cards shared universe series edited by George R. R. Martin. Unlike the previous two volumes in the series, this volume uses the format of a mosaic novel, where several writers write individual storylines which were then edited together …

14832. Dear Zoe

Philip Beard

Dear Zoe is an epistolary, young-adult novel by the American writer Philip Beard. which was first published in 2004. The narrator is fifteen-year-old Tess DeNunzio, who writes to her younger sister Zoe about her experiences after Zoe died. The novel is set in 2002 in Pittsburgh, …

14834. The Devil's Elixirs

E. T. A. Hoffmann

The Devil's Elixirs is a novel by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Published in 1815, the basic idea for the story was adopted from Matthew Gregory Lewis's novel The Monk, which is itself mentioned in the text. Although Hoffmann himself was not particularly religious, he was nevertheless so …

14835. Frozen Fire

Tim Bowler

Frozen Fire is a philosophical thriller about the nature of reality by Tim Bowler. The novel was first published in 2006. It introduces a mysterious boy who wants to escape his unhappy life through suicide, and a fifteen-year-old girl who only wants her brother back from …

14837. Moses and Monotheism

Sigmund Freud

Moses and Monotheism is a 1939 book by Sigmund Freud, published in English translation in 1939.

14838. The Bourne Ascendancy

Eric Van Lustbader

After so many adrenaline-soaked years risking his life, Jason Bourne is chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor. Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor asks for help investigating the murder of a former student by a previously unknown Muslim extremist …

14841. Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never …

Judith Schalansky

Judith Schalansky was born in 1980 on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall. The Soviets wouldn't let anyone travel so everything she learnt about the world came from her parents' battered old atlas. An acclaimed novelist and award-winning graphic designer, she has spent years …

14842. The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

The Other Side is a children's picture book written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis, published in 2001 by G. P. Putnam's Sons.

14844. Golem (Caldecott Medal Book) (Imagery

David Wisniewski

Golem is a 1996 picture book written and illustrated by David Wisniewski. With illustrations made of cut-paper collages, it is Wisniewski's retelling of the Jewish folktale of the Golem, with real people, real places, and a one-page background at the end. The story is set in …

14845. Visions of Gerard

Jack Kerouac

"My best most serious sad and true book yet." —Jack Kerouac"His life . . . ended when he was nine and the nuns of St. Louis de France Parochial School were at his bedside to take down his dying workds becase they'd heard his astonishing revelations of heaven delivered in …

14846. And Four to Go

Rex Stout

And Four to Go is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1958. The book comprises four stories — three appearing previously in periodicals, and one making its debut in print: "Christmas Party" "Easter Parade" "Fourth of July …

14847. The sleepwalkers; with an introduction by Herbert …

Arthur Koestler

The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe is a 1959 book by Arthur Koestler. It traces the history of Western cosmology from ancient Mesopotamia to Isaac Newton. He suggests that discoveries in science arise through a process akin to sleepwalking. Not …

14849. Pip & Flinx: Mid-Flinx

Alan Dean Foster

Mid-Flinx is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is the sixth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series. Alan Dean Foster revisits the setting of his earlier novel Midworld and affirms the planet as being part of his humanx/commonwealth universe by …

14851. Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee

Thomas Brussig

Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee is the third novel by author Thomas Brussig. The novel is set in East Berlin in the real-life street of Sonnenallee sometime in the late 70's or early 80's. The film Sonnenallee, also written by Brussig, is based upon the same characters, but …

14852. An Area of Darkness (A Discovery of India)

V.S. Naipaul

An Area of Darkness is a book written by V. S. Naipaul in 1964. It is a travelogue detailing Naipaul's trip through India in the early sixties. It was the first of Naipaul's acclaimed Indian trilogy which includes India: A Wounded Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now. …

14855. Line War

Neal Asher

Asher is brilliant at conveying the vastness of space, the strangeness of alien life, and the sweep of planetary horizons.”SFX MagazineFrom the mind of Neal Asher and his Polity universe comes Line War, which has Agent Cormac once again on the trail, investigating an attack of …

14857. How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author (2006)

Janet Evanovich

How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format:- How …

14859. Gate of Angels

Penelope Fitzgerald

The Gate of Angels is a novel by British author Penelope Fitzgerald. It is a historical novel set in 1912 at a fictional Cambridge college, St. Angelicus. It was short-listed for the Man Booker prize. Fitzgerald claims it is her only novel with a happy ending.

14862. Taming the star runner

Susan E. Hinton

Taming the Star Runner is a young adult coming-of-age novel written by S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders. Unlike her previous young adult novels, this novel has not been made into a film yet.

14865. Absolutely, Positively Not

David LaRochelle

Absolutely, Positively Not, also known as Absolutely, Positively Not Gay is the first book by author David LaRochelle. The book centers on a 16-year-old homosexual boy, who struggles with his sexual feelings.

14866. The Black Rose

Thomas B. Costain

The Black Rose is a 1945 historical novel by Thomas B. Costain. It is a fictional story set in the 13th century about a young Saxon who journeys to the far-away land of Cathay in search of fortune. Included in this narrative are several notable figures: Roger Bacon, Bayan …

14871. The Fall (Cherub, Book 6)

Robert Muchamore

The Fall is the seventh novel in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore. In this novel CHERUB agent James Adams is trapped in Russia before being investigated by the MI5, while his sister Lauren faces danger from human traffickers.

14872. Horseman, Pass By

Larry McMurtry

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove comes the novel that became the basis for the film Hud, starring Paul Newman. In classic Western style Larry McMurtry illustrates the timeless conflict between the modernity and the Old West through the eyes of Texas …

14876. Warm Bodies

Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies is a novel by author Isaac Marion. The book was described as a "zombie romance" by the Seattle Post Intelligencer and makes allusions to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The author, based in Seattle, originally wrote a short story titled "I Am a Zombie Filled …

14878. Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver

Michael Ende

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver is a German children's novel written by Michael Ende. Published in 1960, it became one of the most successful German children's books in the postwar era after having first been rejected by a dozen publishers. It received the German Young …

14880. Elephant Song

Wilbur A. Smith

Elephant Song is a 1991 novel by Wilbur Smith. Publishers Weekly stated said the novel contained "some romance, more sex, lots of bloody fighting and international intrigues, all carried out by deftly directed larger-than-life cardboard characters, will surely please Smith's …

14881. The Holy Sinner

Thomas Mann

The Holy Sinner is a German novel written by Thomas Mann. Published in 1951 it is based on the medieval verse epic Gregorius written by the German Minnesinger Hartmann von Aue. The book explores a subject that fascinated Thomas Mann to the end of his life—the origins of evil and …

14882. Cars and trucks and things that go (Giant Little …

Richard Scarry

Although this book was around when many of today's parents were youngsters, it has remained a steadfast must-have in every toddler's library. For starters, it's a great vocabulary guide that names the many things that go (and some that haven't a prayer of going, but are great …

14885. A Wish for Wings That Work

Berkeley Breathed

A Wish for Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story is a children's book by Berkeley Breathed that was published in 1991. It was made into an animated television special that same year. The story is 30 pages long, and contains large color pictures every other page, and small …

14887. Lord Darcy

Randall Garrett

Lord Darcy is a 1983 omnibus collection of two previous fantasy collections and one fantasy novel by Randall Garrett featuring his alternate history detective Lord Darcy, published by Doubleday as a selection in its Science Fiction Book Club. The component books had originally …

14888. (Nancy Drew #30) The Clue Of The Velvet Mask

Carolyn Keene

The Clue of the Velvet Mask is the thirtieth volume in the original Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was Mildred Benson's final ghostwrite for the series. The plot and story take place largely in Nancy's hometown of River Heights. Nancy tries to solve a mystery about a gang …

14889. Python Cookbook

Alex Martelli

Python Cookbook is a book written by Alex Martelli, Anna Martelli Ravenscroft and David Ascher.

14891. (Xanth) Isle of View

Piers Anthony

Isle of View is the thirteenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

14892. In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden

Kathleen Cambor

In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden is the second novel of the American writer Kathleen Cambor. A historical novel, its plot is based on the Johnstown Flood of 1889, when more than 2,000 people drowned after the collapse of the South Fork Dam. It accurately portrays the …

14894. The Excalibur Alternative

David Weber

The Excalibur Alternative is a science fiction novel written by David Weber and published by Baen Books in 2002. It is one of several novels based on the premise of David Drake's 1986 novel Ranks of Bronze. This novel is based on the short story "Sir George and the Dragon", …

14895. The Overton Window (Center Point Platinum Mystery …

Glenn Beck

The Overton Window is a political thriller by political commentator Glenn Beck. The book, written with the assistance of contributing writers, was first released on June 15, 2010.

14896. Thriller

James Patterson

Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night is a compilation of 30 thriller short stories edited by James Patterson.

14897. Downsiders

Neal Shusterman

Downsiders is an award-winning 1999 novel by Neal Shusterman.

14898. Fields of Fire

James Webb

Fields of Fire is a novel by U.S. Senator Jim Webb, first published in 1978. It follows the lives of several Marines serving in the Vietnam War. It is told mainly from the viewpoints of three Marines: 2nd Lt Robert E. Lee Hodges, who comes from a long line of soldiers; "Snake", …

14899. The man who knew too much, and other stories

G. K. Chesterton

The Man Who Knew Too Much and other stories is a book of detective stories by English writer G. K. Chesterton, published by Cassell and Company in 1922. The book contains twelve stories, the first eight of which are about The Man Who Knew Too Much, while the final four are …

14900. Folly and Glory (Berrybender Narratives, Book 4)

Larry McMurtry

Folly and Glory is a novel by Larry McMurtry. It is the fourth and last, both in chronological and publishing order, of The Berrybender Narratives. Set in the years 1835 and 1836, it completes the Berrybenders' North American adventure by sending them from Santa Fe to the …

14902. The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early …

Lawrence Ritter

The Glory of Their Times: The Story Of The Early Days Of Baseball Told By The Men Who Played It is a book, edited by Lawrence Ritter, telling the stories of early 20th century baseball. It is widely acclaimed as one of the great books written about baseball.

14903. The Gardener

Sarah Stewart

The Gardener is a picture book by American children's book author Sarah Stewart, illustrated by her husband, David Small. The story, about a young girl and her rooftop garden in the city, is set in the depression era and told through an epistolary style. It was published in 1997 …

14904. Crusader

Edward Bloor

Crusader is a novel by Edward Bloor which was published on October 15, 1999. This novel was Bloor's follow-up to the award-winning Tangerine.

14905. Ealdwood

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Ealdwood is a fantasy novella by C. J. Cherryh. It is one of Cherryh's Ealdwood Stories and was first published in 1981 by Donald M. Grant in a limited edition of 1,050 copies. The edition was illustrated by the author's brother, David A. Cherry. The novella draws on Celtic …

14906. The eternity artifact

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Eternity Artifact is a science fiction novel written by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. and published in 2005. It is set in a future approximately 3,000 years hence, in a galaxy largely colonized by humans but divided into disparate polities who strive against each other in a manner …

14907. The Six Messiahs

Mark Frost

The Six Messiahs is a 1995 novel by Mark Frost, a sequel to The List of Seven. The two main characters are real-life person Arthur Conan Doyle and fictional character Jack Sparks.

14908. Impossible Odds

Dave Duncan

Impossible Odds is a book published in 2003 that was written by Dave Duncan.

14909. Sister Mine: A Novel (Unabridged)

Tawni O'Dell

Sister Mine is a 2007 novel by the American writer Tawni O’Dell.

14911. Fires of Winter (Haardrad Family Saga Series)

Johanna Lindsey

Fires of Winter is a novel by Johanna Lindsey originally published in September 1980 by Avon Books. It is the first book in the Haardrad Family Saga Series. Plot: The Viking invaders came from across an icy sea, taking lady Brenna as their captive. But the dauntless Celtic …

14913. Don't Die, Dragonfly (Seer, Book 1)

Linda Joy Singleton

Don't Die, Dragonfly is a book published in 2004 that was written by Linda Joy Singleton.

14915. B070806: RL3 - When the Eagle Hunts (Roman Legion 3)

Simon Scarrow

When the Eagle Hunts is a 2002 novel by Simon Scarrow, set in 44 AD during the Roman invasion of Britain. It is the third book in the Eagle Series.

14917. Mad Dogs (Cherub #8)

Robert Muchamore

Mad Dogs is the eighth novel in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore. In this novel CHERUB agents infiltrate a violent street gang.

14919. Lola and the Boy Next Door

Stephanie Perkins

In this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they thinkBudding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit - more sparkly, more fun, more wild - the …

14921. Crazy Hair

Neil Gaiman

Crazy Hair is a fantastically fun tale written by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by the astoundingly talented Dave McKean, the award-winning team behind The Wolves in the Walls.In Crazy Hair, Bonnie makes a friend who has hair so wild there's even …

14922. Sardinian brigade

Emilio Lussu

Although celebrated by Hemingway in "A Farewell to Arms", the Italian front in the World War I has been relatively neglected in literature. And yet some of the fiercest fighting of the war took place in the Alps between the Italian army and the forces of the Austro-Hungarian …

14923. The woods are dark

Richard Laymon

The Woods Are Dark is a 1981 horror novel by American author Richard Laymon. It was one of his earliest published works, and one he credits with having all but destroyed his publishing career in the United States. An uncut version of the novel was released by Cemetery Dance …

14924. Un giorno perfetto

Melania Mazzucco

Un giorno perfetto is a book by Melania Mazzucco.

14927. The Circular Staircase

Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Circular Staircase is a mystery novel in the "Had I but known" genre by American author Mary Roberts Rinehart. She wrote the book, which became her first best-seller, at her home at 954 Beech Avenue in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, now part of Pittsburgh. The "HIBK" genre is …

14928. Thebes at War

Naguib Mahfouz

Thebes at War is an early novel by the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz. It was originally published in Arabic in 1944. An English translation by Humphrey Davies appeared in 2003. The novel is one of several that Mahfouz wrote at the beginning of his career, with Pharaonic Egypt …

14931. Myra Breckinridge

Gore Vidal

Myra Breckinridge is a 1968 satirical novel by Gore Vidal written in the form of a diary. Described by the critic Dennis Altman as "part of a major cultural assault on the assumed norms of gender and sexuality which swept the western world in the late 1960s and early 1970s," the …

14932. The D Case

Carlo Fruttero

The D Case is a humorous literary critique of Charles Dickens' unfinished work The Mystery of Edwin Drood, first published in Italy in 1989. Written in the form of a novel, by Italian authors Carlo Fruttero and Franco Lucentini, the book explores the Dickens mystery from the …

14933. Rocks of Ages - Science and Religion in the Fullness …

Stephen Jay Gould

Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life is a 1999 book about the relationship between science and religion by the Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. First published by Ballantine Books, it was reprinted by Vintage Books. The book is a volume in the …

14934. Hollywood Babylon

Kenneth Anger

Hollywood Babylon is a book by avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger which details the sordid scandals of many famous and infamous Hollywood denizens from the 1900s to the 1950s. First published in the US in 1965, it was banned ten days later and would not be republished until …

14935. The Ballad of Peckham Rye (New Directions Paperbook)

Muriel Spark

The Ballad of Peckham Rye is a novel written in 1960 by the Scottish author Muriel Spark. It tells the story of a devilish Scottish migrant, Dougal Douglas, who moves to Peckham in London and wreaks havoc amongst the lives of the inhabitants. The text draws upon the …

14936. Football Factory, The

John King

The Football Factory is the controversial debut novel of author John King, and is based around the adventures of a group of working-class Londoners who follow Chelsea home and away, fighting their rivals on the streets of England’s cities. The principal character/narrator is …

14937. What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

John Brockman

What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable is a book edited by John Brockman, which deals with "dangerous" ideas, or ideas that some people would react to in ways that suggest a disruption of morality and ethics. Scientists, philosophers, artists, …

14938. The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up …

Simon Winchester

The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time is a book by Simon Winchester. It details his travels up the Yangtze river in China and was first published in 1996. Viewing an ancient Chinese painting scroll drawn by Wang Hui gives the …

14941. Last September, The

Elizabeth Bowen

The Last September is a novel by the Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen published in 1929, concerning life at the country mansion of Danielstown, Cork during the Irish War of Independence.

14942. Passionate minds : the great love affair of the …

David Bodanis

Passionate Minds: The Great Enlightenment Love Affair is a book by author David Bodanis. Written in the form of a novel, the book deals with the life and love of Voltaire and his mistress, scientist Émilie du Châtelet. It also discusses the theories they propounded about life, …

14943. Web (Penguin Readers, Level 3)

John Wyndham

Web is a science fiction novel written by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. The novel was published by the estate of John Wyndham in 1979, ten years after his death.

14944. The Predators' Ball

Connie Bruck

The Predators' Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham and the Rise of the Junk Bond Raiders, by Wall Street Journal writer Connie Bruck, largely recounts the rise of Michael Milken, his firm Drexel Burnham Lambert, and the leveraged buyout boom they helped to fuel in the 1980s.

14946. Midnight Robber

Nalo Hopkinson

Midnight Robber is a science fiction bildungsroman by Jamaican-Canadian writer Nalo Hopkinson. Warner Aspect published the novel in 2000.

14948. St. Urbain's Horseman

Mordecai Richler

St. Urbain’s Horseman is a complex, moving, and wonderfully comic evocation of a generation consumed with guilt – guilt at not joining every battle, at not healing every wound. Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a film director of modest success, a faithful husband, and a man …

14950. Grey Area (Self, Will)

Will Self

Grey Area is the second collection of short stories by the author Will Self.

14952. Nowhere M

Aleksandar Hemon

Nowhere Man is a novel by Aleksandar Hemon, published in 2002 and named after the Beatles song "Nowhere Man". The novel centers around the character of Jozef Pronek, a Bosnian refugee, who was already the subject of Hemon's novella Blind Jozef Pronek & Dead Souls published …

14953. The Eternal Champion, Volume 04: A Nomad of the Time …

Michael Moorcock

A Nomad of the Time Streams is a compilation volume of Michael Moorcock's early steampunk trilogy, begun in 1971 with The Warlord of the Air and continued by its 1974 and 1981 sequels, The Land Leviathan and The Steel Tsar. The trilogy follows the adventures of Edwardian-era …

14954. The Kobayashi Maru

Julia Ecklar

The Kobayashi Maru is a science fiction novel by Julia Ecklar, based in the Star Trek universe.

14955. The Cosmic Connection an Extraterrestrial Perspective

Carl Sagan

The Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective is a book by Carl Sagan, produced by Jerome Agel. It was originally published in 1973; an expanded edition with contributions from Freeman Dyson, David Morrison, and Ann Druyan was published in 2000 under the title Carl …

14956. Eater

Gregory Benford

Impending personal tragedy is dimming the brilliant light of Dr. Benjamin Knowlton's world. On the threshold of their greatest achievement, the renowned astrophysicist's beloved wife and partner -- ex-astronaut-turned astronomer -- is dying.But something looms alarningly on the …

14957. The Wind From the Sun

Arthur C. Clarke

The Wind from the Sun is a 1972 collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. Some of the stories originally appeared in a number of different publications. A part of the book was included in CD on board the Planetary Society's solar sail, Cosmos 1.

14958. Knyga apie San Mikelę

Axel Munthe

The Story of San Michele is a book of memoirs by Swedish physician Axel Munthe first published in 1929 by British publisher John Murray. Written in English, it was a best-seller in numerous languages and has been republished constantly in the over seven decades since its …

14959. The Dunwich horror and others

H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft (1890 - 1937) was the most important American horror fiction writer of the first half of the 20th century whose fiction, especially about the Cthulhu Mythos universe, spanned both time and space. He never achieved financial success; however, he did become good …

14961. Take a Girl Like You

Kingsley Amis

Take a Girl Like You is a comic novel by Kingsley Amis. The narrative follows the progress of twenty-year-old Jenny Bunn, who has moved from her family home in the North of England to a small town not far from London to teach primary school children. Jenny is a 'traditional' …

14962. Kluge

Gary Marcus

Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind is a 2008 non-fiction book by American psychologist Gary Marcus. A "kluge" is a patched-together solution for a problem, clumsily assembled from whatever materials are immediately available. Marcus's book argues that the human …

14964. Banner in the sky

James R. Ullman

Banner in the Sky is a novel written by James Ramsey Ullman.

14965. Human Action

Ludwig von Mises

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics is a work by the Austrian economist and philosopher Ludwig von Mises. Widely considered Mises' magnum opus, it presents the case for laissez-faire capitalism based on praxeology, or rational investigation of human decision-making. It rejects …

14966. Ghost stories of an antiquary [by] M. R. James. With …

M. R. James

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904. Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories, combined in one volume. Montague Rhodes James was a …

14968. Kilobyte

Piers Anthony

Killobyte is a 1993 novel by Piers Anthony. This book explores a virtual reality world in the context of the Internet, and although originally intended as an action-adventure story, it is more of a character study. It is a cult favourite because of its forays into virtual …

14969. The Open Society and its Enemies, Vols 1 - 2: The …

Karl Popper

The Open Society and Its Enemies is a work on political philosophy by Karl Popper, a critique of theories of teleological historicism in which history unfolds inexorably according to universal laws. Popper criticizes and indicts as totalitarian Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich …

14970. Whispering Mountain, the

Joan Aiken & Others

The Whispering Mountain is a novel written by Joan Aiken.

14971. The coming fury

Bruce Catton

The Coming Fury is a book written by Bruce Catton.

14973. The spectacular now

Tim Tharp

This National Book Award Finalist is now a major motion picture -- one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance 2013, starring Shailene Woodley (star of The Fault in our Stars and Divergent) and Miles Teller (star of Whiplash).SUTTER KEELY. HE’S the guy you want at your party. …

14974. Time Travelers Never Die

Jack McDevitt

When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Fearing his father may be stranded in time—or worse—Shel enlists the aid of linguist Dave MacElroy to accompany him on the rescue mission. Their journey …

14975. Greybeard

Brian Aldiss

Greybeard is a science fiction novel by British author Brian Aldiss, published in 1964.

14977. The computer connection

Alfred Bester

The Computer Connection is a novel by science fiction author Alfred Bester. Originally published as a serial in Analog Science Fiction, it appeared in book form in 1975. Some editions give it the title Extro. The novel was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1975 …

14980. The Minpins (Patrick Benson)

Roald Dahl

The Minpins is a book by Roald Dahl with illustrations by Patrick Benson. It was published in 1991, a few months after Dahl's death in November 1990, and it is believed to be the author's final contribution to literature after an illustrious career spanning almost half a …

14983. The Squire's Tales, Book 2: The Squire, His Knight, …

Gerald Morris

The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady is a book written by Gerald Morris. Its prequel is The Squire's Tale, also written by Gerald Morris. The plot is based on the late 14th century Arthurian romance, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

14984. A Dog with No Tail

Hamdi Abu Golayyel

In a world with no meaning, meaning is an act . . .This is a story about building things up and knocking them down. Here are the campfire tales of Egypt's dispossessed and disillusioned, the anti-Arabian Nights.Our narrator, a rural immigrant from the Bedouin villages of the …

14985. The unusual life of Tristan Smith

Peter Carey

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith is a novel by the Australian writer Peter Carey. It was first published by the University of Queensland Press in Australia and Faber & Faber in the United Kingdom in 1994. Subsequent editions and translations have appeared in the United …

14986. The Butcher's Boy

Thomas Perry

The Butcher’s Boy is American novelist Thomas Perry's first novel, published in 1982. The suspense novel won the 1983 Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. The work has been reprinted several times, and was followed by two more "Butcher's Boy" novels in the series, Sleeping …

14987. Final Theory

Mark Alpert

Final Theory is a 2008 techno-thriller novel written by Scientific American editor Mark Alpert and published by Touchstone Books. The novel fictitiously posits that Albert Einstein actually achieved his life's ambition of discovering a unified field theory. If he had been …

14988. The Secret of the Golden Pavilion

Carolyn Keene

The Secret of the Golden Pavilion is the thirty-sixth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1959 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

14989. The outermost house: A year of life on the Great …

Henry Beston

The Outermost House is a book by naturalist writer Henry Beston. It was published in 1928 by Doubleday and Doran and is now published by Henry Holt and Company in New York. It chronicles a season spent living on the dunes of Cape Cod. Beston's "Fo'castle," the 20x16 beach …

14991. Brothers of Earth

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Brothers of Earth is a 1976 science fiction novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was the second of Cherryh's novels to be published, appearing after Gate of Ivrel, although she had completed and submitted Brothers of Earth first. Donald A. Wollheim, the …

14993. New Jedi Order #17: Force Heretic III: Reunion

Sean Williams

Force Heretic: Reunion is the third novel in a three-part story by Sean Williams and Shane Dix. Published and released in 2003, it is the seventeenth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars galaxy.

14995. Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins

Newly repackaged—the iconic novel from New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins!Power. Sex. Money. Fame. The new Hollywood wives have it all. And if they don’t have it—they want it. And whatever these women want—they get. Ambitious, young, smart, and lethal, the …

14997. Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: …

John Boswell

Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality is a book written by John Boswell.

14998. A Bright Red Scream

Marilee Strong

A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain is a 1998 non fiction psychology book written by American journalist Marilee Strong about self-harm. Published by Viking Press, it is the first general interest book on self-harm.

15000. The Lives of Animals

J. M. Coetzee

The Lives of Animals is a metafictional novella about animal rights by the South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. The work is introduced by Amy Gutmann and followed by a collection of responses by Marjorie Garber, Peter Singer, …



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