The most popular books in English
from 14801 to 15000

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.

14804. The foreign student

Philippe Labro

A #1 bestseller in France, this is a nostalgic portrait of a French scholarship student’s discovery of America during the academic year of 1954–1955.I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be American, like any ordinary student, because I figured that was my only chance to survive the …

14805. Fractral Geometry Of Nature

Benoit Mandelbrot

The Fractal Geometry of Nature is a book published in 1982 by the Franco-American mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot. It is a revised and enlarged version of his 1977 book entitled Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension, which in turn was a revised, enlarged, and translated version …

14806. It was the war of the trenches

Jacques Tardi

Tardi’s World War I masterpiece finally in English! World War I, that awful, gaping wound in the history of Europe, has long been an obsession of Jacques Tardi’s. (His very first―rejected―comics story dealt with the subject, as does his most recent work, the two-volume Putain de …

14808. 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 …

14809. Tribulations of a Chinaman in China

Jules Verne

Tribulations of a Chinaman in China is an adventure novel by Jules Verne, first published in 1879. The story is about a rich Chinese man, Kin-Fo, who is bored with life, and after some business misfortune decides to die.

14810. The Bald Soprano

Alec Donald Watson

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 …

14811. 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 …

14812. The Trip to Panama

Janosch

Little Bear and Little Tiger leave their comfortable home behind to go in search of Panama, the land of their dreams, and end up in the most beautiful place in the world.

14813. Une Page d'amour

Emile Zola

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, …

14814. The Hidden Window Mystery (Nancy Drew Mystery …

Carolyn Keene

A magazine article offering a large reward to anyone who can find a missing medieval stained-glass window intrigues Nancy. She asks Bess and George to join her on a search in Charlottesville, Virginia. Before the three friends leave River Heights, their adversary tries to get …

14816. 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 …

14817. 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 …

14820. Twice-Told Tales - Racconti narrati due volte

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Twice-Told Tales is a short story collection in two volumes by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The first was published in the spring of 1837, and the second in 1842. The stories had all been previously published in magazines and annuals, hence the name.

14821. Mario and the Magician

Thomas Mann

Mario and the Magician is one of Mann's most political stories. Mann openly criticizes fascism, a choice which later became one of the grounds for his exile to Switzerland following Hitler's rise to power. The sorcerer, Cipolla, is analogous to the fascist dictators of the era …

14824. 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, …

14826. 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 …

14828. 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 …

14829. 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 …

14831. 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 …

14832. The Greek Myths

Robert von Ranke Graves

The Greek Myths is a mythography, a compendium of Greek mythology, with comments and analyses, by the poet and writer Robert Graves, normally published in two volumes, though there are abridged editions that present the myths only. Each myth is presented in the voice of a …

14833. 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, …

14834. Mobius Dick. Andrew Crumey

Andrew Crumey

Mobius Dick is a novel by Andrew Crumey. It features a parallel world in which Nazi Germany has invaded Great Britain and Erwin Schrödinger failed to find the wave equation that bears his name. This world becomes connected to our world due to experiments with quantum computers. …

14835. The last gentleman

Walker Percy

The Last Gentleman is a 1966 novel by Walker Percy. The narrative centers on the character of Williston Bibb Barret, a man born in the Mississippi Delta who has moved to New York City, where he lives at a YMCA and works as a night janitor. Will suffers from a "nervous …

14836. 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

14838. Le papillon des étoiles

Bernard Werber

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

14841. 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 …

14843. The Cat's Pajamas

Ray Bradbury

The Cat's Pajamas: Stories is a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury. Its name of its title story comes from a phrase in English meaning a sought after and fancy thing. Another collection by the same name was published in the same year by fellow science-fiction author …

14844. This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall (Bruno and …

Gordon Korman

This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall is a 1978 novel by Gordon Korman. It is the first installment of the Macdonald Hall series, and was the first written work of Korman. It is dedicated to his English teacher, Mr. Hamilton. The book was republished in 2003 with a new look …

14845. 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 …

14846. 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 …

14847. 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 …

14849. 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" …

14851. Monster Planet: A Zombie Novel (Zombie, 3)

David Wellington

Monster Planet is a serial novel by David Wellington. It is the third and final novel in the author's Monster series of zombie apocalypse horror.

14852. The Third World War: The Untold Story

John Hackett

The Third World War: The Untold Story is a novel by Sir John Hackett portraying a fictional Third World War between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces which breaks out in 1985, written in the style of a non-fiction, post-event historical account. The book was published in 1982 by …

14853. 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 …

14854. The Bourne Ascendancy

Robert Ludlum

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 …

14856. 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.

14857. The history of the decline & fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

14859. 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.

14862. Plain Kate

Erin Bow

Plain Kate is a Fantasy novel by author Erin Bow, published in 2010 by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic. The story, which draws from Russian folktales, focuses on an orphan girl nicknamed Plain Kate who is blamed for witchcraft because of her ability to carve …

14863. The master of Whitestorm

Janny Wurts

Master of Whitestorm is a science fiction/fantasy book by Janny Wurts, published in 1992.

14864. 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 …

14866. The story of Tracy Beaker

Jacqueline Wilson

The Story of Tracy Beaker is a British children's book first published in 1991, written by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt.

14867. Afternoon Of The Elves(Reissue

Janet Taylor Lisle

Afternoon of the Elves is a 1989 adolescent novel by author Janet Taylor Lisle. Afternoon of the Elves was a Newbery Medal Honor Book in 1990.

14868. Necroscope Deadspawn

Brian Lumley

Necroscope V: Deadspawn is the fifth book in the Necroscope series by British writer Brian Lumley, and is the last book in the original Necroscope Series. It was released in 1991.

14872. 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 …

14873. Babylon 5: To Dream in the City of Sorrows

Kathryn M. Drennan

To Dream in the City of Sorrows is the ninth book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5. It was written by Kathryn M. Drennan, who also wrote the television series episode By Any Means Necessary and was then the wife of …

14874. 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 …

14876. Hand in Glove

Ngaio Marsh

Hand in Glove is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twenty-second novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1962. This story finds its way into an upper society party gone astray into the path of precarious murder.

14877. Bloom

Wil McCarthy

Bloom, written in 1998, is the fifth science fiction novel written by Wil McCarthy. It was first released as a hardcover in September 1998. Almost a year later, in August 1999, its first mass market edition was published. An ebook reprint was published in 2011. Bloom is one of …

14879. 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 …

14881. Relatives Came, The

Cynthia Rylant

The Relatives Came is a book written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Stephen Gammell.

14882. Storytime

Edward Bloor

Story Time is a satirical young adult novel by Edward Bloor about the state of education in the United States.

14883. 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.

14884. 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 …

14887. 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.

14890. 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.

14892. 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.

14893. 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 …

14894. Whispering Mountain, the

Joan Aiken & Others

The Whispering Mountain is a novel written by Joan Aiken.

14896. 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.

14897. The coming fury

Bruce Catton

The Coming Fury is a book written by Bruce Catton.

14899. 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 …

14900. Downsiders

Neal Shusterman

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

14901. 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 …

14902. Greybeard

Brian Aldiss

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

14904. Riding The Rap

Elmore Leonard

Riding the Rap is a 1995 crime fiction novel by Elmore Leonard. It is the sequel to Leonard's Pronto, released in 1993. Like Pronto, Riding the Rap centers around 67 year-old Harry Arno, World War II veteran and bookie, who has been skimming from the mob for decades. The book …

14907. 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", …

14908. 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 …

14909. 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 …

14910. 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.

14911. 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.

14912. The Rise of Christianity : How the obscure, marginal …

Rodney Stark

The Rise of Christianity, is a book by the sociologist Rodney Stark, which examines the rise of Christianity, from a small movement in Galilee and Judea at the time of Jesus to the majority religion of the Roman Empire a few centuries later.

14913. The Big Clock

Kenneth Fearing

George Stroud is a hard-drinking, tough-talking, none-too-scrupulous writer for a New York media conglomerate that bears a striking resemblance to Time, Inc. in the heyday of Henry Luce. One day, before heading home to his wife in the suburbs, Stroud has a drink with Pauline, …

14914. 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 …

14915. 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.

14916. 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 …

14918. 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 …

14919. 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.

14920. 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 …

14921. 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 …

14924. 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 …

14925. 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".

14926. 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.

14927. 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.

14928. 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, …

14930. 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 …

14932. 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 …

14933. 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 …

14935. 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 …

14937. 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.

14939. 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 …

14940. 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 …

14942. 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 …

14943. 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 …

14944. 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 …

14945. 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 …

14946. 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 …

14947. 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.

14948. 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.

14949. 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.

14950. 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 …

14951. 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 …

14952. 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 …

14953. Metallic love

Tanith Lee

Metallic Love is a book published in 2005 that was written by Tanith Lee.

14954. 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, …

14955. 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 …

14956. 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 …

14957. 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.

14958. Sister Mine: A Novel (Unabridged)

Tawni O'Dell

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

14959. 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 …

14960. 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.

14961. 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, …

14962. Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: …

John Boswell

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

14963. 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.

14967. 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, …

14968. 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.

14969. The Eternal Champion (Eternal Champion Series #1)

Michael Moorcock

The Eternal Champion is a fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock. First published in 1970, it is based on stories Moorcock published in Avillion and Science Fantasy. It is the first in a trilogy of books about the Eternal Champion in his incarnation as Erekosë. The sequels are …

14971. Midnight Robber

Nalo Hopkinson

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

14973. 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 …

14974. 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 …

14975. 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.

14976. 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 …

14979. Grey Area (Self, Will)

Will Self

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

14980. 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 …

14981. 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 …

14982. 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 …

14983. The Kobayashi Maru

Julia Ecklar

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

14984. 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 …

14985. 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 …

14986. 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.

14988. (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 …

14989. Python Cookbook

Alex Martelli

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

14992. 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' …

14993. 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.

14995. 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 …

14996. 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 …

14998. 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", …

14999. 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.

15000. Banner in the sky

James R. Ullman

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



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