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.

14801. 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 …

14802. 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 …

14803. The Dead All Have the Same Skin

Boris Vian

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 …

14804. The Devil's Elixirs

Ernst Theodor Amadeus 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 …

14805. 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 …

14808. 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 …

14809. 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 …

14810. 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 …

14812. 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 …

14816. 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. Operating System Concepts

Abraham Silberschatz

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

14822. 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 …

14824. Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American …

Steven Millhauser

Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954, by Jeffrey Cartwright is the critically acclaimed debut novel by American author Steven Millhauser, published in 1972 and written in the form of a biography of a fictitious person by a fictitious author. It was …

14825. 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 …

14826. The Affirmation

Christopher Priest

The Affirmation is a 1981 science fiction novel by Christopher Priest. In 2015 Valancourt Books released a new edition which includes an introduction by the author.

14828. 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 …

14829. 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 …

14830. The Birthday Boys

Beryl Bainbridge

The Birthday Boys is a novel by Beryl Bainbridge. First published in 1991, this book tells the story of Captain Robert Scott's 1910-13 expedition to Antarctica.

14831. 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 …

14832. 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

14834. Voice of the whirlwind

Walter Jon Williams

Voice of the Whirlwind is a 1987 cyberpunk science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams.

14839. The Joke's over: Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. …

Ralph Steadman

The Joke's Over is a book written and illustrated by Ralph Steadman chronicling the odd and very often dangerous times when he met and worked with his friend Hunter S. Thompson. There are some illustrations by Steadman created at the time of the events as well as photos taken by …

14840. What is philosophy?

Gilles Deleuze

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

14841. 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" …

14842. 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 …

14844. Moses and Monotheism

Sigmund Freud

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

14845. Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, …

David Lynch

Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, a book by film director David Lynch, is an autobiography and self-help guide comprising 84 vignette-like chapters. Lynch comments on a wide range of topics “from metaphysics to the importance of screening your …

14846. 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 …

14847. 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 …

14849. The Money Changers

Arthur Hailey

The Moneychangers is a 1975 novel written by Arthur Hailey. The plot revolves around the politics inside a major bank.

14850. The Siege #4

Kathryn Lasky

The Siege is a historical novel by the English writer Helen Dunmore. It is set in Leningrad just before and during the Siege of Leningrad by German forces in World War II.

14851. Les Guérillères

Monique Wittig

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

14853. 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 …

14854. 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 …

14855. 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.

14857. The Jackal of Nar

John Marco

The Jackal of Nar is a book written by John Marco in 1999. It is of the fantasy genre and also has some elements of science fiction. The story centers around the main character of Richius Vantran, prince of the country Aramoor.

14860. 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 …

14869. Angry Lead Skies (Garrett, P.I., Book 10)

Glen Cook

Angry Lead Skies is the tenth novel in Glen Cook's ongoing Garrett P.I. series. The series combines elements of mystery and fantasy as it follows the adventures of private investigator Garrett.

14871. Spike & Dru : Pretty Maids All in a Row

Christopher Golden

Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Voodoo Lounge, found in Tales of the Slayer Volume III, is a companion to this story.

14876. 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.

14879. 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 …

14881. Kowloon Tong

Paul Theroux

Kowloon Tong is a novel by Paul Theroux about Neville "Bunt" Mullard, an English mummy's boy born and raised in Hong Kong. The story is set in the days leading up to the handover to China of Hong Kong from the British.

14882. The boy who kicked pigs : [a grotesque masterpiece]

Tom Baker

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs is a short novel by actor Tom Baker, best known for playing the title role in the BBC sci-fi series, Doctor Who during the early-mid 1970s to the early 1980s. The novel is subtitled, "A grotesque masterpiece", and is illustrated with line drawings by …

14883. Vampirates: Tide of Terror (Book 2)

Justin Somper

Vampirates: Tide of Terror, a novel by British author Justin Somper, is the sequel to Demons of the Ocean. It is the second in the Vampirates series.

14884. 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 …

14885. Banner in the sky

James R. Ullman

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

14886. Queen of Demons: The second book in the epic saga of …

David Drake

Queen of Demons is a fantasy novel in the series, Lord of the Isles by author David Drake.

14887. 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 …

14888. 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 …

14890. 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.

14891. 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 …

14892. Whispering Mountain, the

Joan Aiken & Others

The Whispering Mountain is a novel written by Joan Aiken.

14893. The Five Chinese Brothers (2)

Claire Huchet Bishop

The Five Chinese Brothers is an American children's book written by Claire Huchet Bishop and illustrated by Kurt Wiese. It was originally published in 1938 by Coward-McCann. The book is a retelling of a Chinese folk tale, Ten Brothers.

14895. 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. …

14896. Giants of the Frost. (Warner Books)

Kim Wilkins

Giants of the Frost is a 2004 horror/fantasy novel by Kim Wilkins. It follows the story of Victoria Scott who after accepting a job on an isolated island is visited by a hag in her nightmares and a sense of familiarity in the haunted forest. In the world of Asgard, Vidar has …

14897. Greybeard

Brian Aldiss

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

14898. Red Glove

Holly Black

Red Glove is the 2011 second book in the The Curse Workers series about Cassel Sharpe, written by Holly Black.

14902. 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.

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. Conan the Warrior

Robert E. Howard

Conan the Warrior is a 1967 collection of three fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The collection is introduced and edited by L. Sprague de Camp. The stories originally appeared in the fantasy …

14906. 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 …

14908. 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 …

14910. 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 …

14913. 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.

14914. 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 …

14915. 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 …

14916. 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 …

14917. Extinction

Lisa Smedman

Extinction is a fantasy novel by Lisa Smedman. It is the fourth book of the Forgotten Realms series, War of the Spider Queen hexalogy. Like other books in the series, it is based on characters from the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

14918. 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 …

14919. 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 …

14920. 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 …

14921. Eleventh Grade Burns

Heather Brewer

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eleventh Grade Burns, by Heather Brewer, is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series. The book was published on February 9, 2010.

14923. 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 …

14924. 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 …

14926. The Big Bamboo Book 8

Tim Dorsey

The Big Bamboo is the eighth novel by Tim Dorsey featuring the sociopathic anti-hero Serge A. Storms. It was published in the USA in March 2006 and May 2006 in the UK. The plotline follows Serge A. Storms as he follows his recent obsession of Hollywood and movies, in particular …

14927. 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.

14928. 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.

14929. 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 …

14930. Impossible Odds

Dave Duncan

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

14931. La verdadera (The actual)

Saul Bellow

In this wise and dazzling work of fiction, Nobel laureate Saul Bellow writes comically and tragically about the tenacity of first love. ""The Actual" (is) the ultimate springtime story".--"San Francisco Chronicle Book Review".

14932. Imagining Argentina

Lawrence Thornton

Imagining Argentina is set in the dark days of the late 1970's, when thousands of Argentineans disappeared without a trace into the general's prison cells and torture chambers. When Carlos Ruweda's wife is suddenly taken from him, he discovers a magical gift: In waking dreams, …

14933. South by Java Head

Alistair MacLean

Classic World War 2 adventure set in south-east Asia. February, 1942: Singapore lies burning and shattered, defenceless before the conquering hordes of the Japanese Army, as the last boat slips out of the harbour into the South China Sea. On board are a desperate group of …

14935. Sister Mine: A Novel (Unabridged)

Tawni O'Dell

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

14936. The Marble Fawn

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The fragility-and the durability-of human life and art dominate this story of American expatriates in Italy in the mid-nineteenth century. Befriended by Donatello, a young Italian with the classical grace of the "Marble Faun," Miriam, Hilda, and Kenyon find their pursuit of art …

14937. 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 …

14939. 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 …

14940. 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 …

14942. 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 …

14945. 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 …

14946. 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 …

14947. 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.

14948. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health: A …

L. Ron Hubbard

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is a book by L. Ron Hubbard about Dianetics, a system of therapy he developed from the foundations of psychotherapy. The book is a canonical text of Scientology. It is colloquially referred to as Book One. The book launched the …

14949. 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 …

14950. The Shadow Speaker

Nnedi Okorafor

The Shadow Speaker, by Nnedi Okorafor, is a young adult, first-person novel that takes place in the year 2070. The Shadow Speaker was a Booksense Pick for Winter 2007/2008, a Tiptree Honor Book, a finalist for the Essence Magazine Literary Award, the Andre Norton Award and the …

14951. Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: …

John Boswell

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

14952. 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.

14954. Babylon Babies

Maurice G. Dantec

Babylon Babies is the third novel by French-born naturalized Canadian writer Maurice G. Dantec, published in 1999. It follows La Sirène rouge and Les Racines du mal.

14955. 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 …

14956. 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 …

14957. 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 …

14958. 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, …

14959. 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 …

14960. 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 …

14961. 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, …

14962. Vanity of Duluoz : an adventurous education, 1935-46

Jack Kerouac

Vanity of Duluoz is a 1968 semi-autobiographical novel by Jack Kerouac. The book describes the adventures of Kerouac's alter ego, Jack Duluoz, covering the period of his life between 1935 and 1946. The book includes reminiscences of the author's high school experiences in …

14963. 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 …

14965. 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 …

14967. 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.

14968. 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, …

14969. (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 …

14970. Python Cookbook

Alex Martelli

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

14972. 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 …

14973. 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.

14976. Midnight Robber

Nalo Hopkinson

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

14977. 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", …

14978. OP-Center 03: Games of State

Tom Clancy

Op-Center or Tom Clancy's Op-Center is the first novel in Tom Clancy's Op-Center created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. It was written by Jeff Rovin.

14979. 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.

14980. Homeward Bound (Colonization, 4)

Harry Turtledove

Homeward Bound is a science fiction, alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the eighth and final work in his Worldwar series fictional universe. It follows the events of the Colonization trilogy, and gives some closure to the storylines.

14981. 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 …

14982. A view from the bridge : a play in two acts with a …

Arthur Miller

A View from the Bridge is a play by American playwright Arthur Miller, first staged on September 29, 1955 as a one-act verse drama with A Memory of Two Mondays at the Coronet Theatre on Broadway. The play was unsuccessful and Miller subsequently revised the play to contain two …

14983. Thriller

James Patterson

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

14985. Grey Area (Self, Will)

Will Self

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

14987. Downsiders

Neal Shusterman

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

14988. 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 …

14989. 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 …

14990. 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 …

14991. The Kobayashi Maru

Julia Ecklar

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

14992. 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 …

14993. 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 …

14994. 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.

14995. 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 …

14997. 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 …

14999. 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' …

15000. 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 …



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