The most popular books in English
from 15201 to 15400

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.

15201. Contingency, irony, and solidarity

Richard Rorty

Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, is a book by American philosopher Richard Rorty, based on two sets of lectures he gave at University College, London, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. In contrast to his earlier work, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, Rorty mostly …

15202. 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 …

15203. 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 …

15204. 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.

15205. 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 …

15206. 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 …

15207. Concrete (Phoenix Fiction Series)

Thomas Bernhard

Instead of the book he's meant to write, Rudolph, a Viennese musicologist, produces this tale of procrastination, failure, and despair, a dark and grotesquely funny story of small woes writ large and profound horrors detailed and rehearsed to the point of distraction."Certain …

15208. Critique of Practical Reason

Immanuel Kant

The second of Kant's three critiques, Critique of Practical Reason forms the center of Kantian philosophy; published in 1788, it is bookended by his Critique of Pure Reason and Critique of Judgement. With this work Kant establishes his role as a vindicator of the truth of …

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 …

15211. 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 …

15212. Aşk

Elif Shafak

15214. Un giorno perfetto

Melania Mazzucco

Un giorno perfetto is a book by Melania Mazzucco.

15219. Sexual Politics: A Surprising Examination of …

Kate Millett

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

15223. 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 …

15224. 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

15225. 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 …

15227. 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 …

15229. 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 …

15231. What is philosophy?

Gilles Deleuze

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

15232. Fuzzies and Other People

H. Beam Piper

Fuzzies and Other People is a book published in 1984 that was written by H. Beam Piper.

15233. 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 …

15235. Un uomo del popolo (Titolo originale A Man of the …

Chinua Achebe

A Man of the People is the fourth, and a satirical, novel by Chinua Achebe. The novel is a story told by the young and educated narrator, Odili, his conflict with Chief Nanga, his former teacher who enters a career in politics in an unnamed modern African country. Odili …

15236. 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 …

15237. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

15239. Three at Wolfe's Door

Rex Stout

Three at Wolfe's Door is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1960. The book comprises three stories, one of them published previously: "Poison à la Carte" "Method Three for Murder" "The Rodeo Murder"

15240. 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 …

15242. After man

Dougal Dixon

After Man: A Zoology of the Future is a 1981 speculative evolution book by the Scottish geologist and author, Dougal Dixon. In it, he presents his hypothesis of various organisms apparent after a mass extinction succeeding our own time.

15243. Smoky the Cow Horse

Will James

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

15244. The Coquette, or, the History of Eliza Wharton

Hannah Webster Foster

The Coquette or, The History of Eliza Wharton is an epistolary novel by Hannah Webster Foster. It was published anonymously in 1797, and did not appear under the author's real name until 1856, 16 years after Foster's death. It was one of the best-selling novels of its time and …

15250. Gone

Mo Hayder

Gone is a book written by Mo Hayder.

15253. Mick Harte Was Here

Barbara Park

Mick Harte Was Here is a novella written by Barbara Park, which focuses on how Phoebe, a thirteen-year-old girl, copes with the death of her brother, Mick Harte, who was killed in a bicycle accident due to head injuries he received while not wearing his helmet. In 1998, the book …

15255. Delivering Happiness

Tony Hsieh

Delivering Happiness is a book by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. It details his life as an entrepreneur, with emphasis on the founding of LinkExchange and Zappos.

15256. Shadowmarch

Tad Williams

A year ago, the March Kingdoms were at peace, the Eddon family held the throne, and all was right in Southmarch Castle. Now the family has been shattered. King Olin Eddon is a prisoner and his heir is slain. The royal twins Barrick and Briony have done their best to hold the …

15259. Safe Area Goražde

Joe Sacco

Safe Area Goražde is a journalistic comic book about the Bosnian War, written by Joe Sacco. It was published in 2000. The book describes the author's experiences during four months spent in Bosnia in 1994–95, and is based on conversations with Bosniaks trapped within the enclave …

15260. 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 …

15263. Vermilion Sands

J. G. Ballard

Vermilion Sands is a short-story collection by J. G. Ballard, first published in 1971. All the stories are set in an imaginary vacation resort called Vermilion Sands which suggests, among other places, Palm Springs in southern California. The characters are generally the wealthy …

15264. 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 …

15265. G

John Berger

G. is a 1972 novel by John Berger. The novel's setting is pre-First World War Europe, and its protagonist, named "G.", is a Don Juan or Casanova-like lover of women who gradually comes to political consciousness after misadventures across the continent. The novel, Berger's most …

15266. Valentine Princess (Princess Diaries, 7 3

Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries, Volume VII and 3/4: Valentine Princess is a young adult book in the critically acclaimed Princess Diaries series. Written by Meg Cabot, it was released in 2006 by Harper Collins Publishers and is the fourth novella is the series.

15267. Starcross

Philip Reeve

Art and his family are invited on a fantastic free holiday to the exotic Asteroid Belt, in a remote part of space near Mars. Taking the train, they arrive to discover that nothing is quite as it seems - the hotel slips curiously back and forth through time, and the guests behave …

15268. Our Lady of the Assassins

Fernando Vallejo

Our Lady of the Assassins is a semi-autobiographical novel by the Colombian writer Fernando Vallejo about an author in his fifties who returns to his hometown of Medellín after 30 years of absence to find himself trapped in an atmosphere of violence and murder caused by drug …

15269. 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 …

15270. 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 …

15271. 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.

15273. The Vintage Bradbury: Ray Bradbury's own selection …

Ray Bradbury

A collection of stories include tales about a playroom in which children's fantasies become real enough to kill, and a beautiful white suit that turns six down-and-out Chicanos into their ideal selves

15275. In The Hand of Dante

Nick Tosches

In the Hand of Dante is the third novel by Nick Tosches.

15276. With Borges

Alberto Manguel

“This delightful book provides readers a key to more than one secret room of Borges’s magical worlds.”—Mahmoud Darwish “Alberto Manguel is to reading what Casanova was to sex.”—Scotland on Sunday“His stories about Borges . . . [are] wrapped in luminous poetry.”—The Toronto …

15277. Peril's Gate

Janny Wurts

Peril's Gate is volume six of the Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts. It is also volume three of the Alliance of Light, the third story arc in the Wars of Light and Shadow.

15279. 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.

15281. 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.

15283. Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083

Andrea White

Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 is a novel written by Andrea White. In 2006, the book won the Golden Spur Award given by the Texas State Reading Association for the best book by a Texas author, and was nominated for a Texas Bluebonnet Award for children's literature.

15285. 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 …

15286. Ox-Cart Man (2 copies)

Donald Hall

Ox-Cart Man is the title of a 1979 book written by Donald Hall and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. It won the 1980 Caldecott Medal. The book tells of the life and work of an early 19th-century farming family in New Hampshire. The father uses an ox-cart to take their goods to …

15288. Death Naturalist *Ff Classics* Exp (Faber Pocket …

Seamus Heaney

Death of a Naturalist is a collection of poems written by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. The collection was Heaney's first major published volume, and includes ideas that he had presented at meetings of The Belfast Group. Death of a Naturalist …

15289. 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.

15292. 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 …

15294. Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a …

Neal Bascomb

Hunting Eichmann is the first complete narrative of a relentless and harrowing international manhunt.When the Allies stormed Berlin in the last days of the Third Reich, Adolf Eichmann shed his SS uniform and vanished. Following his escape from two American POW camps, his retreat …

15296. Shadow : five presidents and the legacy of Watergate

Bob Woodward

Twenty-five years ago, after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, Gerald Ford promised a return to normalcy. "My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over," President Ford declared. But it was not. The Watergate scandal, and the remedies against future abuses of …

15297. Ulysses I

Joyce

Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach in February 1922, in Paris. It is considered to be one of the …

15298. The Crack In Space

Philip K. Dick

The Crack in Space is a 1966 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. In the United Kingdom, it has been published under the title of the original novella, Cantata 140. The novel was expanded from the novella Cantata 140 published in the July 1964 issue of The …

15299. 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 …

15300. Deadkidsongs

Toby Litt

deadkidsongs is a 2001 novel by Toby Litt. The story is a black comedy about friendship, loyalty, love, hate and revenge in the fictional English town of Amplewick, and centers on four main characters: Andrew, Matthew, Paul and Peter, who form "Gang". deadkidsongs is Litt's …

15302. Sleepless Trilogy, Book 3: Beggars Ride (Beggers …

Nancy Kress

Beggars Ride is a 1996 science fiction novel by noted author Nancy Kress.

15303. 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 …

15304. 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.

15305. 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 …

15306. Operating manual for spaceship earth

Buckminster Fuller

Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth is a short book by R. Buckminster Fuller, first published in 1968, following an address with a similar title given to the 50th annual convention of the American Planners Association in the Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C., on 16 October 1967. …

15308. Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: …

Stephen Jay Gould

Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms is the eighth volume of collected essays by the Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. The essays were culled from his monthly column "The View of Life" in Natural History magazine, to which Gould contributed for 27 years. …

15309. Einstein's Monsters

Martin Amis

Einstein's Monsters is a collection of short stories by British writer Martin Amis. Each of the five stories deals with the subject of nuclear weapons.

15311. How To Be A Woman

Caitlin Moran

Listen to the brand new dramatisation of How To Be a Woman, narrated by Caitlin herself, as part of BBC Radio 4's Riot Girls season Selected by Emma Watson for her feminist book club ‘Our Shared Shelf’ It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't …

15312. 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.

15313. 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 …

15314. 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 …

15315. 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.

15317. Brightness Falls from the Air

James Tiptree, Jr.

They have gathered now on Damien and are about to witness the last rising of a man-made nova. They are sixteen humans in a distant world about to be enveloped by an eruption of violence—horror and murder, oddly complemented by a bizarre, unforgiving love. But justice is not all …

15320. Flowers in the Attic

V. C. Andrews

Flowers in the Attic is a 1979 novel by V.C. Andrews. It is the first book in the Dollanganger Series, and was followed by Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. The novel is written in the first person from the point of view of Cathy …

15321. 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.

15324. Wizard of the Pigeons

Robin Hobb

Wizard of the Pigeons is a 1985 urban fantasy novel set in Seattle, Washington by Megan Lindholm, issued as a paperback original by Ace Books and reprinted in hardcover by Hypatia Press in 1994. Several UK editions have also been published. The book deals delicately with many …

15326. 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 …

15327. (Not that you asked) : rants, exploits, and …

Steve Almond

(Not That You Asked) Rants, Exploits and Obsessions is a collection of essays by the New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond. The collection's entries divulge the author's thoughts on such topics as his sexual failures, fatherhood, and Kurt Vonnegut. The book was …

15328. 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 …

15330. 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 …

15331. Nightside the Long Sun

Gene Wolfe

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

15333. A Secret Atlas (The Age of Discovery Trilogy, book 1)

Michael A. Stackpole

A Secret Atlas is the first book in the Age of Discovery series of fantasy novels by Michael Stackpole. It was published by Bantam Books in 2005.

15335. 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 …

15336. Endless love

Scott Spencer

The impassioned love of two teenagers leaves a path of destruction in its perilous wake Seventeen-year-old David Axelrod is consumed with his love for Jade Butterfield. So when Jade’s father exiles him from their home, David does the only thing he thinks is rational: He burns …

15338. 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.

15340. 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 …

15341. Prime Directive

Judith Reeves-Stevens

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

15342. 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 …

15344. The Spider Sapphire Mystery

Carolyn Keene

The Spider Sapphire Mystery is the forty-fifth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1968 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

15345. Anthony: X24 - The Dastard (Xanth Novels)

Piers Anthony

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

15346. The Bondwoman's Narrative

Hannah Crafts

The Bondwoman's Narrative is a best-selling novel by Hannah Crafts, a self-proclaimed slave escaped from North Carolina. She likely wrote the novel in the mid-19th century. The manuscript was authenticated and published in 2002. Scholars believe that the novel, possibly the …

15347. 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 …

15348. 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 …

15350. Incurable

John Marsden

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

15351. 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 …

15352. 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.

15353. 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.

15354. 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 …

15355. 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 …

15357. 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 …

15358. 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 …

15359. Dead Water

Ngaio Marsh

Dead Water is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twenty-third novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1964. The plot concerns a murder in a small coastal village, where a local spring believed to have miraculous healing properties is enriching many …

15360. The Edge of Human (Blade Runner, Book 2)

K. W. Jeter

Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human is a science fiction novel by K. W. Jeter, and a continuation of both the film Blade Runner, and the novel upon which it was based, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

15361. 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 …

15362. All Aunt Hagar's children

Edward Jones

In fourteen sweeping and sublime stories, five of which have been published in The New Yorker, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World shows that his grasp of the human condition is firmer than everReturning to the city that inspired his first …

15363. 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 …

15364. 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 …

15365. (Nancy Drew #38) The Mystery Of THe Fire Dragon

Carolyn Keene

Nancy receives an urgent call from her Aunt Eloise in New York, requesting her help in solving a mystery. Her neighbor's granddaughter, Chi Che Soong, has gone missing! Nancy and her friends fly to New York to help track down the missing girl.

15367. 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 …

15368. 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 …

15369. 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 …

15370. 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 …

15372. 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 …

15374. Divorcing Jack

Colin Bateman

Divorcing Jack is the debut novel and first of the Dan Starkey series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, released on 28 January 1995 through Harper Collins. The novel was recognised as one of the San Francisco Review of Books favourite "First books" of 1995-1996.

15375. 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 …

15381. 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 …

15394. 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 …



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