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.

15202. Women who read are dangerous

Elke Heidenreich

Provides a look at more than seventy iconic works of art featuring women who read, from the Virgin Mary to Marilyn Monroe.

15203. The Listerdale Mystery

Agatha Christie

A selection of mysteries, some light-hearted, some romantic, some very deadly... Twelve tantalizing cases... the curious disappearance of Lord Listerdale; a newlywed's fear of her ex-fiance; a strange encounter on a train; a domestic murder investigation; a wild man's sudden …

15204. Untimely Meditations

Friedrich Nietzsche

Untimely Meditations, also translated as Unfashionable Observations and Thoughts Out Of Season consists of four works by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, started in 1873 and completed in 1876. The work comprises a collection of four essays concerning the contemporary …

15208. (Nancy Drew #32) The Scarlet Slipper Mystery

Carolyn Keene

Nancy meets Helene and Henri Fontaine, refugees from Centorvia who run a dancing school in River Heights. Strange circumstances have brought the brother and sister to the United States. When they receive an anonymous note threatening their lives, Nancy offers her help, but she …

15209. Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (Harvest

Katherine Anne Porter

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter is a book by Katherine Anne Porter published by Harcourt in 1965, comprising nineteen "short stories and long stories", as Porter herself would say. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. …

15210. Nickel mountain

John Gardner

John Gardner's most poignant novel of improbable love.At the heart of John Gardner's Nickel Mountain is an uncommon love story: when at 42, the obese, anxious and gentle Henry Soames marries seventeen-year-old Callie Wells—who is pregnant with the child of a local boy—it is much …

15212. Un giorno perfetto

Melania Mazzucco

Un giorno perfetto is a book by Melania Mazzucco.

15213. Funeral in Berlin (Harry Palmer #3)

Len Deighton

Funeral in Berlin is a 1964 spy novel by Len Deighton. It was the third of four novels about an unnamed British agent. It was preceded by The IPCRESS File and Horse Under Water, and followed by Billion-Dollar Brain.

15217. Free as in freedom Richard Stallman's crusade for …

Sam Williams

Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software is a free book licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License about the life of Richard Stallman, written by Sam Williams and published by O'Reilly Media on March 1, 2002. Williams conducted several interviews …

15218. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's …

Nancy Friday

Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Sexual Fantasies is a 1991 book by Nancy Friday. In it she continues her research into women's sexual fantasies, following on from My Secret Garden and Forbidden Flowers. The book is divided into three sections: A "Report from the …

15221. Sexual Politics: A Surprising Examination of …

Kate Millett

Sexual Politics is a 1970 book by Kate Millett, based on her PhD dissertation.

15223. Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans …

Frances FitzGerald

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam is a book written by the American journalist Frances FitzGerald and published in 1972 by both Back Bay Publishing and Little, Brown and Company.

15224. The Silence of the Lambs

Thomas Perry

The Silence of the Lambs is a novel by Thomas Harris. First published in 1988, it is the sequel to Harris' 1981 novel Red Dragon. Both novels feature the cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, this time pitted against FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling. The film …

15225. Ventus

Karl Schroeder

Ventus is a 2001 science fiction/fantasy novel by Karl Schroeder. It was Schroeder's debut solo novel, and introduced his concept of thalience. The novel is available for free under the Creative Commons license at Schroeder's website. Its prequel, Lady of Mazes, was published in …

15228. Frost

Thomas Bernhard

Frost is the first novel by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in German in 1963. An English translation by Michael Hofmann was published in 2006.

15229. (Thatcher, Margaret) The Downing Street Years

Margaret Thatcher

The Downing Street Years is a memoir by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher covering her premiership. It was accompanied by a four-part BBC television series of the same name.

15231. The Yage Letters

William S. Burroughs

The Yage Letters, first published in 1963, is a collection of correspondence and other writings by Beat Generation authors William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. It was issued by City Lights Books.

15232. The Fortunate Pilgrim

Mario Puzo

The Fortunate Pilgrim is a 1965 novel by Mario Puzo. Until his dying day, Mario Puzo considered the novel his finest, most poetic, and literary work. In one of his last interviews he stated that he was saddened by the fact that The Godfather, a fiction he never liked, outshone …

15233. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Trungpa

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior is a book concerning the Shambhala Buddhist vision of founder Chögyam Trungpa. The book discusses addressing personal and societal problems through the application of secular concepts such as basic goodness, warriorship, bravery, and …

15234. Dance on My Grave

Aidan Chambers

Dance on My Grave: a life and a death in four parts, one hundred and seventeen bits, six running reports and two press clippings, with a few jokes, a puzzle or three, some footnotes and a fiasco now and then to help the story along is a 1982 young adult novel by British author …

15235. Cocktail Time (The Collector's Wodehouse)

P. G. Wodehouse

Cocktail Time is a comic novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on June 20, 1958 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on July 24, 1958 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York. It stars Frederick Twistleton, Earl of Ickenham, better known …

15238. Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen

H. Beam Piper

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen is a 1965 science fiction novel by H. Beam Piper and is part of his Kalvan series of stories, which is part of his larger Paratime series. It recounts the adventures of a Pennsylvania state trooper who is accidentally transported to a more backward …

15239. On Dreams

Sigmund Freud

On Dreams is a book written by Sigmund Freud.

15240. The Other Side of the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

The Other Side of the Sky is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke originally published in 1958. The stories all originally appeared in a number of different publications.

15241. Dr. Gelecek

Philip K. Dick

Dr. Futurity is a 1960 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. It is an expansion of his earlier short story "Time Pawn", which first saw publication in the summer 1954 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories. Dr. Futurity was first published as a novel by Ace Books as one half of …

15243. All the World SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR

Liz Garton Scanlon

All the World is a book written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee.

15244. The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu

Sax Rohmer

The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu is the first novel in the Dr. Fu Manchu series by Sax Rohmer. It collates various short stories published the preceding year. The novel was also published in US under the title The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu.

15245. Lad a Dog

Albert Payson Terhune

Lad: A Dog is a 1919 American novel written by Albert Payson Terhune and published by E. P. Dutton. Composed of twelve short stories first published in magazines, the novel is based on the life of Terhune's real-life rough collie, Lad. Born in 1902, the real-life Lad was an …

15246. Dancing at the Edge of the World

Ursula K. Le Guin

Dancing at the Edge of the World is a 1989 nonfiction collection by Ursula K. Le Guin. The works are divided into two categories: talks and essays, and book and movie reviews. Within the categories, the works are organized chronologically, and are further marked by what Le Guin …

15247. The Man Who Would Be King

Rudyard Kipling

"The Man Who Would Be King" is a novella by Rudyard Kipling. It is about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah …

15249. The Jesus Mysteries

Timothy Freke

The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God? is a 1999 book by British authors Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy. The Jesus Mysteries is an investigation of early Christianity prior to the 4th century CE, when direct political intervention by the Roman Emperor …

15250. Burndive (Book 2)

Karin Lowachee

Burndive is a science fiction novel by Karin Lowachee. It was first published in 2003 by Warner Aspect. Burndive is the second book in Lowachee's Warchild Universe.

15251. Wodehouse: Hot Water (The Collector's Wodehouse)

P. G. Wodehouse

Hot Water is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published on August 17, 1932, in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York. The novel had been serialised in Collier's from 21 May to 6 August 1932. It was subsequently …

15253. Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of …

John Gray

Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia is a non-fiction book by John N. Gray published in 2007. Gray was at the time the School Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics and in the book he further develops his critique of social progress. …

15255. Crook Factory, The

Dan Simmons

The Crook Factory is a thriller novel by American author Dan Simmons. The book was initially published by William Morrow on March 1, 1999. The novel tells a fictionalized version of the real life counter-espionage and spy ring, known as the Crook Factory, that was set up by …

15257. Traitor's Purse (An Albert Campion Mystery, No. 11)

Margery Allingham

Traitor's Purse is a crime novel written by Margery Allingham. It was originally published in 1941 in the United Kingdom by Heinemann, London and in the United States by Doubleday, New York as The Sabotage Murder Mystery. It is the eleventh novel in the Albert Campion series and …

15259. The Pyrates

George MacDonald Fraser

The Pyrates is a comic novel by George MacDonald Fraser, published in 1983. Fraser called it "a burlesque fantasy on every swashbuckler I ever read or saw." Written in arch, ironic style and containing a great deal of deliberate anachronism, it traces the adventures of a classic …

15260. Recalled to Life (Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries …

Reginald Hill

Recalled to Life is a 1992 crime novel by Reginald Hill, and part of the Dalziel and Pascoe series. The novel tells the story of Dalziel's re-investigation of the 1963 murder at a local manor, Mickledore Hall, and the crime is billed as the last of the golden age murders. The …

15261. Smoky the Cow Horse

Will James

Smoky the Cowhorse is a novel by Will James that was the winner of the 1927 Newbery Medal.

15263. Jubilee

Margaret Walker

Jubilee is a historical novel written by Margaret Walker, which focuses on the story of a biracial slave during the American Civil War. It is set in Georgia and later in various parts of Alabama in the mid-19th century before, during, and after the Civil War.

15264. Many Moons

James Thurber

Many Moons is a children's picture book written by James Thurber and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. It was published by Harcourt, Brace & Company in 1943 and won the Caldecott Medal in 1944. Princess Lenore becomes ill, and only one thing will make her better: the moon. …

15265. Supertoys Last All Summer Long and Other Stories of …

Brian Aldiss

"Super-Toys Last All Summer Long" is a short story by British science fiction author Brian Aldiss, first published in 1969. The story deals with humanity in an age of intelligent machines and of the aching loneliness endemic in an overpopulated future where child creation is …

15266. KATE VAIDEN. A Novel.

Reynolds Price

Kate Vaiden is a novel by Reynolds Price about a white woman from the American South who, after a teenage pregnancy, abandons her son shortly after giving birth to him and who does not get in touch with him for four decades.

15267. The hollow lands

Michael Moorcock

The Hollow Land is a book published in 1974 and written by Michael Moorcock.

15268. Brave new girl

Louisa Luna

Brave New Girl is the first novel by Louisa Luna. It was published by MTV Books in early 2001. The book was written by Luna when she was at New York University. The novel tracks the adolescent angst of the protagonist, Doreen Severna, who is comparable to the character Holden …

15269. Carrot Seed

Ruth Krauss

The Carrot Seed is a 1945 children's book by Ruth Krauss. As of 2004, The Carrot Seed has been in print continuously since its first publication in 1945.

15270. The moth diaries

Rachel Klein

The Moth Diaries is the debut novel of Rachel Klein, published in 2002.

15271. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat (Ottoline)

Chris Riddell

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is a children's book by Chris Riddell, published in 2007. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award and the Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Readers. It was also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and nominated for the …

15272. Sacred country

Rose Tremain

Sacred Country is a novel by English author Rose Tremain, it was published in 1992 by Sinclair Stevenson and won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and Prix Femina Etranger. It has been compared to Virginia Woolf's Orlando.

15273. Babylon 5: Legions of Fire – Out of the Darkness

Peter David

Babylon 5: Legions of Fire – Out of the Darkness is a Babylon 5 novel by Peter David.

15275. Night lamp

Jack Vance

Night Lamp is a science fiction adventure novel by Jack Vance. It follows an orphan named Jaro Fath on his quest to learn where he came from.

15276. Three Witnesses

Rex Stout

Three Witnesses is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1956 and itself collected in the omnibus volume Royal Flush. The book contains three stories that first appeared in The American Magazine: "The Next Witness" "When a Man …

15278. Whitechapel Gods

S. M. Peters

Whitechapel Gods is a 2008 Canadian Clockpunk/retro-futuristic novel written by S. M. Peters. It was first published on February 5, 2008 through Roc Books.

15280. The Way West

A. B. Guthrie

The Way West is a 1949 western novel by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1950. The book became the basis for a film starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, and Richard Widmark. The novel is one in the sequence of six by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. …

15281. Journey into the Whirlwind

Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg

Journey into the Whirlwind is the English title of the critically acclaimed memoir by Eugenia Ginzburg. It was published in English in 1967, some thirty years after the story begins. The two-part book is a highly detailed first-hand account of her life and imprisonment in the …

15284. The Desert of the Heart

Jane Rule

Desert of the Heart is a 1964 lesbian-themed novel written by Jane Rule. The story was adapted loosely into the 1985 film Desert Hearts, directed by Donna Deitch. The book was originally published in hardback by Macmillan Canada. It was one of the very few novels that addressed …

15285. Radix

A. A. Attanasio

Radix is a science fiction novel by A. A. Attanasio, published in 1981. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1981. It is the first of four books in Attanasio's Radix Tetrad, followed by In Other Worlds in 1984. The novel is being re-issued by Phoenix Pick, an …

15286. Deathstalker honor

Simon R. Green

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

15287. The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx

The Communist Manifesto is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognised as one of the …

15291. Kaleidoscope

Danielle Steel

Kaleidoscope is a 1987 novel by Danielle Steel, published by Delacorte Press. It was adapted into an NBC television movie in 1990 starring Jaclyn Smith and Perry King.

15292. Darkwitch Rising (The Troy Game)

Sara Douglass

Darkwitch Rising is the third book in the Troy Game series by Sara Douglass.

15294. French Silk

Sandra Brown

French Silk is a romance novel written by Sandra Brown. It was published in 1992, and made the New York Times bestseller list. The novel is set in New Orleans and revolves around the murder of a televangelist; the suspects include the female founder of the "French Silk" mail …

15295. Accident

Danielle Steel

Accident is 1994 novel by Romance novelist Danielle Steel

15297. Raise High the Roof

Jerome D. Salinger

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction is a single volume featuring two novellas by J. D. Salinger, which were previously published in The New Yorker: Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. Little, Brown republished them in …

15300. And Never Said a Word

Heinrich Böll

And Never Said a Word is a novel by German author Heinrich Böll, published in 1953. The novel deals with the thoughts and actions of Fred and Käte Bogner, a married couple. Fred, feeling sick of the poverty of their house, has left her with their three children. They continue to …

15301. LTI – Lingua Tertii Imperii

Victor Klemperer

A labourer, journalist and a professor who lived through four successive periods of German political history – from the German Empire, through the Weimar Republic and the Nazi state through to the German Democratic Republic – Victor Klemperer is regarded as one of the most vivid …

15302. 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 …

15303. Belle de Jour

Joseph Kessel

The startling and groundbreaking novel that inspired Luis Bunuel's film by the same name, Belle de Jour remains as vital and controversial today as it was in its 1960 debut. Severine Serizy is a wealthy and beautiful Parisian housewife. She loves her husband, but she cannot …

15304. The Diary of a Chambermaid

Octave Mirbeau

"I am no saint; I have known many men, and I know, by experience, all the madness, all the vileness, of which they are capable. But a man like Monsiuer?" –– from THE DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID The famous anarchist and art critic Octave Mirbeau (1848–1917) inspired not one but two …

15305. Creative Evolution

Henri Bergson

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: changes; and even if the cause of the variation is of a psychological nature, we can hardly call …

15306. Empire of Unreason (Book Three of The Age of …

Greg Keyes

Empire of Unreason is the third book in Gregory Keyes' The Age of Unreason series.

15308. Once Were Warriors

Alan Duff

Once Were Warriors is New Zealand author Alan Duff's bestselling first novel, published in 1990. It tells the story of an urban Māori family, the Hekes, and portrays the reality of domestic violence in New Zealand. It was the basis of a 1994 film of the same title, directed by …

15310. 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.

15311. The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis

Jacques Lacan

The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis is the 1978 English-language translation of published in Paris by Le Seuil in 1973. The text of the Seminar, which was held by Jacques Lacan at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris between January and June 1964 and is the eleventh …

15312. The Tenth Power (Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy, Book …

Kate Constable

The Tenth Power is the third book in the Chanters of Tremaris trilogy by Kate Constable.

15313. No place for heroes

Laura Restrepo

From one of the most accomplished writers to emerge from Latin America, No Place for Heroes is a darkly comic novel about a mother and son who return to Buenos Aires in search of her former lover, whom she met during Argentina’s Dirty War. During Argentina’s “Dirty War” of the …

15314. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

Charles Darwin

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex is a book by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871, which applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection, a form of biological adaptation distinct from, yet …

15315. Numbered Account

Christopher Reich

Through the eyes of Christopher Reich, dive into the corrupt world of international high finance. In his debut novel, Reich offers a realistic and gritty "day-in-the-life" perspective on working in the world's financial mecca. For Nick Neumann, an ex-marine turned Harvard MBA …

15316. Ben, In the World

Doris Lessing

In a 1957 short story, "The Eye of God in Paradise," Doris Lessing brought to life a disturbed and disturbing child, a "desperate, wild, suffering little creature" who bit anyone who approached him. This child haunted not only the story's protagonist but the author. She first …

15317. The Book of Night Women

Marlon James

Read Marlon James's posts on the Penguin blog.The Book of Night Women is a sweeping, startling novel, a true tour de force of both voice and storytelling. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at …

15318. Montano

Enrique Vila-Matas

A quirky, cosmopolitan novel about life and literature by the prize-winning Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas, author of Bartleby & Co. The narrator of Montano’s Malady is a writer named Jose who is so obsessed with literature that he finds it impossible to distinguish …

15320. The Good Apprentice

Iris Murdoch

Edward Baltram is overwhelmed with guilt. His nasty little prank has gone horribly wrong: He has fed his closest friend a sandwich laced with a hallucinogenic drug and the young man has fallen out of a window to his death. Edward searches for redemption through a reunion with …

15321. The Return of Rafe MacKade

Roberto Bolaño

The Return of Rafe MacKade is a 1995 book written by Nora Roberts.

15322. The Armada

Garrett Mattingly

The Armada is a popular history by Garrett Mattingly—a historian who taught at Columbia University—about the attempt of the Spanish Armada to invade England in 1588. It was published in 1959 by Houghton Mifflin Company, and Mattingly won a special Pulitzer Prize for the work in …

15323. Gemini

Michel Tournier

Jean and Paul are identical twins. Outsiders, even their parents, cannot tell them apart, and call them Jean-Paul. The mysterious bond between them excludes all others; they speak their own language; they are one perfectly harmonious unit; they are, in all innocence, lovers.For …

15324. The Taker and Other Stories

Rubem Fonseca

"Each of Fonseca's books is not only a worthwhile journey; it is also, in some way, a necessary one."—Thomas PynchonMost widely admired for his short fiction, The Taker and Other Stories is Fonseca's first collection to appear in English translation, and it ranges across his …

15325. The Haunted Showboat (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #35)

Carolyn Keene

Bess and George invite Nancy on a trip to New Orleans, to help their relatives solve a mystery. Their uncle wants to restore an old showboat, the River Princess, but no one will go near it! Mysterious occurrences are making everything believe the boat is haunted. Can Nancy …

15327. Starcross

Philip Reeve

Starcross, or the Coming of the Moobs! or Our Adventures in the Fourth Dimension! is a young adult novel by Philip Reeve, released in October 2007. Illustrated by David Wyatt, it is the second book in the Larklight Trilogy, sequel to the 2006 novel Larklight.

15328. Red Lights

Georges Simenon

It is Friday evening before Labor Day weekend. Americans are hitting the highways in droves; the radio crackles with warnings of traffic jams and crashed cars. Steve Hogan and his wife, Nancy, have a long drive ahead—from New York City to Maine, where their children are in camp. …

15329. Anti-Semite and Jew

Jean-Paul Sartre

Anti-Semite and Jew is an essay about antisemitism written by Jean-Paul Sartre shortly after the liberation of Paris from German occupation in 1944. The first part of the essay, "The Portrait of the Antisemite", was published in December 1945 in Les Temps modernes. The full text …

15330. Programming collective intelligence : building smart …

Toby Segaran

Want to tap the power behind search rankings, product recommendations, social bookmarking, and online matchmaking? This fascinating book demonstrates how you can build Web 2.0 applications to mine the enormous amount of data created by people on the Internet. With the …

15331. The Green Ray

Jules Verne

The Green Ray is a novel by the French writer Jules Verne published in 1882 and named after the optical phenomenon of the same name. It is referenced in a 1986 film of the same name by Eric Rohmer.

15332. Collected Stories (Everyman's Library Classics & …

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl: Collected Stories is a hardcover edition of short-stories by Roald Dahl for adults. It was published in the US in October 2006 by Random House as part of the Everyman Library. The present volume includes for the first time all the stories in chronological order as …

15333. Anthony: X24 - The Dastard (Xanth Novels)

Piers Anthony

The Dastard is the twenty-fourth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

15334. Thumbsucker

Walter Kirn

Thumbsucker is a 1999 novel by Walter Kirn. It was adapted into a film of the same name by Mike Mills in 2005.

15335. World on fire : how exporting free market democracy …

Amy Chua

World On Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability is a 2002 book published by Yale Law School professor Amy Chua. It is an academic study into ethnic and sociological divisions in regard to economic and governmental systems in various …

15336. The jaguar smile : a Nicaraguan journey

Salman Rushdie

The Jaguar Smile is Salman Rushdie's first full-length non-fiction book, which he wrote in 1987 after visiting Nicaragua. The book is subtitled A Nicaraguan Journey and relates his travel experiences, the people he met as well as views on the political situation then facing the …

15337. Marsh: 28 - Black As He's Painted (Roderick Alleyn) …

Ngaio Marsh

Black As He's Painted is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh, the 28th to feature Roderick Alleyn. The plot concerns the newly independent fictional African nation of Ng'ombwana, whose president and Alleyn went to school together, and a series of murders connected to its embassy in …

15338. Might as Well Be Dead

Rex Stout

Might as Well Be Dead is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1956. The story was also collected in the omnibus volume Three Aces.

15340. Black Robe

Brian Moore

Black Robe, first published in 1985, is a historical novel by Brian Moore set in New France in the 17th century. The novel follows Father Laforgue, a French Jesuit priest traveling up river to repopulate the mission to the Huron Indians. It chronicles his interactions with the …

15343. The Turquoise Lament

John D. MacDonald

The Turquoise Lament is the fifteenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. It focuses on McGee's involvement with an old acquaintance, Pidge, who believes her husband Howie Brindle is trying to kill her to acquire her considerable inheritance. It takes place …

15344. Loitering with intent

Muriel Spark

Loitering With Intent is a novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark. Published in 1981 by Bodley Head it was short-listed for the Booker Prize that year. It contains many autobiographical references to Spark's early career and was reprinted in 2001 by New Directions, in the US, and …

15345. The Pioneers

James Fenimore Cooper

The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale is a historical novel by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. It was the first of five novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Published in 1823, the period it covers makes The Pioneers the fourth …

15346. Incurable

John Marsden

Incurable is a book published in 2005 that was written by John Marsden.

15348. Little Boy Lost

Marghanita Laski

Little Boy Lost is a dramatic novel by Marghanita Laski that was published in 1949. It was republished in 2001 by Persephone Books.

15349. Deep Rivers

Jose Maria Arguedas

Deep Rivers is the third novel by Peruvian writer José María Arguedas. It was published by Losada in Buenos Aires in 1958, received the Peruvian National Culture Award in 1959, and was a finalist in the William Faulkner Foundation Ibo-American award. Since then, critical …

15351. Devlin's Luck: Book I of The Sword of Change

Patricia Bray

Devlin’s Luck is the 2002 fantasy novel by Patricia Bray, the first in The Sword of Change series.

15352. Trevayne

Robert Ludlum

Trevayne is Robert Ludlum's fourth novel, published in 1973 under the pseudonym Jonathan Ryder. The novel centers around an independent and headstrong tycoon who reluctantly accepts an appointment from the President of the United States to head a subcommission to investigate …

15354. Richard Laymon - Darkness, Tell Us

Richard Laymon

Darkness, Tell Us is a 1991 horror novel by Richard Laymon. Originally published by Headline Features, it is currently available in a paperback edition from Leisure Fiction.

15355. Death of a river guide

Richard Flanagan

Death of a River Guide is a 1994 novel by Australian author Richard Flanagan. Death of a River Guide was Flanagan's first novel.

15356. Waiting for the Galactic Bus

Parke Godwin

Waiting for the Galactic Bus is a 1988 science fiction novel by Parke Godwin and published by Doubleday Books. It is followed by The Snake Oil Wars and The Snake Oil Variations in 1989.

15357. The Falcon's Malteser

Anthony Horowitz

The Falcon's Malteser is a comic mystery by Anthony Horowitz. The first of the Diamond Brothers series, it was first published in 1986. The title is a spoof of The Maltese Falcon, to which there are various allusions throughout the story. The novel was adapted for the 1988 film …

15360. Strange Defeat

Marc Bloch

L'Étrange Défaite is a book written in the summer of 1940 by French historian Marc Bloch. The book was published in 1946; in the meanwhile, Bloch had been tortured and shot by the Gestapo in June 1944 for his participation in the French resistance. An English translation was …

15361. Rigadoon

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Rigadoon is a novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, published posthumously in 1969. The story is based on Céline's escape from France to Denmark after the invasion of Normandy, after he had been associated with the Vichy regime. It is the third part in a trilogy …

15367. Cugel's Sage

Jack Vance

Cugel's Saga is a picaresque fantasy novel by Jack Vance, published by Timescape in 1983, the third book in the Dying Earth series, the first volume of which appeared in 1950. The narrative of Cugel's Saga continues from the point at which it left off at the end of The Eyes of …

15368. King Solomons Carpet

Ruth Rendell

King Solomon's Carpet is a novel by Barbara Vine, pseudonym of Ruth Rendell. It is about the London Underground and the people frequenting it. Vine's novel is inhabited by ordinary passengers, tube aficionados, pickpockets, buskers, vigilantes, and children who go "sledging" on …

15369. Chronicle of the King's Blades, The Jaguar Knights

Dave Duncan

The Jaguar Knights is a book published in 2004 that was written by Dave Duncan.

15370. Trio for Blunt Instruments

Rex Stout

Trio for Blunt Instruments is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published in 1964 by the Viking Press in the United States and simultaneously by MacMillan & Company in Canada. The book comprises three stories: "Kill Now—Pay Later", serialized in three …

15372. The Golden Age

Gore Vidal

The Golden Age, a historical novel published in 2000 by Gore Vidal, is the seventh and final novel in his Narratives of Empire series.

15375. The Ghost and the Goth

Stacey Kade

The Ghost and the Goth is a 2010 paranormal romance young adult novel written by Stacey Kade and published by Hyperion Books. It is the first book in The Ghost and the Goth Trilogy. The book follows two different view points, Alona Dare and Will Killian, as they try to help each …

15376. The Borrowers Avenged (Krush)

Mary Norton

The Borrowers Avenged is a children's fantasy novel by Mary Norton, published in 1982 by Viking Kestrel in the UK and Harcourt in the US. It was the last of five books in a series that is usually called The Borrowers, inaugurated by The Borrowers in 1952. The Borrowers Avenged …

15378. The motion of light in water : sex and science …

Samuel R. Delany

The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village is an autobiography by science fiction author Samuel R. Delany in which he recounts his experiences as growing up a gay African American, as well as some of his time in an interracial and open …

15380. Nightside the Long Sun

Gene Wolfe

Nightside the Long Sun is a book published in 1993 that was written by Gene Wolfe.

15383. The Flight of the Dragonfly

Robert L. Forward

Rocheworld is a science fiction novel by Robert Forward in which he uses a light sail propulsion system to set the crew on an interstellar mission. The spaceship and crew of 20 have to travel 5.9 light-years to the double planet that orbits Barnard's Star, which they call …

15388. Eleanor and Franklin; The Story of Their …

Joseph P. Lash

The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award In his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P. Lash reconstructs from Eleanor Roosevelt's personal papers her early life and four-decade …

15389. Platonis Parmenides

Plato

Parmenides is one of the dialogues of Plato. It is widely considered to be one of the more, if not the most, challenging and enigmatic of Plato's dialogues. The Parmenides purports to be an account of a meeting between the two great philosophers of the Eleatic school, Parmenides …

15390. Auschwitz and After

Charlotte Delbo

Auschwitz and After is a first person account of life and survival in Birkenau by Charlotte Delbo, translated into English by Rose C. Lamont. Delbo, who had returned to occupied France to work in the French resistance alongside her husband, was sent to the camp for her …

15391. Malafrena

Ursula K. Le Guin

Malafrena is a 1979 novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. Although she is best known for science fiction and fantasy, the only unusual element of this novel is that it takes place in the imaginary Central European country of Orsinia, which is also the setting of her collection Orsinian …

15394. Endless love

Scott Spencer

Endless Love is a novel written by Scott Spencer.

15396. On the Trail of the Assassins (Spanish Edition: …

Jim Garrison

On the Trail of the Assassins is a 1988 book by Jim Garrison, detailing his role in indicting businessman Clay Shaw for conspiracy to kill U.S. President John F. Kennedy, therefore holding the only trial held for Kennedy's murder. Garrison dedicated On the Trail of the Assassins …

15397. Cryptid Hunters

Roland Smith

Cryptid Hunters is a 2005 young adult science fiction novel by Roland Smith; it follows the adventures of thirteen-year-old twins Grace and Marty O'Hara, who go to live with their Uncle Wolfe, an anthropologist on a remote island, who is searching for cryptids, which are animals …

15398. How To Be A Woman

Caitlin Moran

How to Be a Woman is a 2011 non-fiction memoir by the British writer Caitlin Moran. The book documents Moran's early life including her views on feminism. As of July 2012, it had sold over 400,000 copies in 16 countries.

15399. Prime Directive

Judith Reeves-Stevens

Prime Directive is a 1990 novel written by Judith and Garfield Reeves Stevens.

15400. Breakheart pass

Alistair MacLean

Breakheart Pass is a novel by Alistair MacLean, first published in 1974. It was a departure for MacLean in that, despite the thriller novel plot, the setting is essentially that of a western novel, set in America in the 19th century. Fans of MacLean will recognize the usual …



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