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.

15406. 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 …

15413. The Forged Coupon

Leo Tolstoy

The Forged Coupon is a novella in two parts by Leo Tolstoy. Though he first conceived of the story in the late 1890s, he did not begin writing it until 1902. After struggling for several years, he finally completed the story in 1904; however, it was not published until some of …

15417. The Search

Naguib Mahfouz

The Search is a novel written and published by Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz in 1964. It was translated from Arabic into English in 1987 by Mohamed Islam, edited by Magdi Wahba, and published by Doubleday in 1991.

15418. Introduction to The Theory of Computation

Michael Sipser

Introduction to the Theory of Computation is a standard textbook in theoretical computer science, written by Michael Sipser and first published by PWS Publishing in 1997.

15419. Augustus

Allan Massie

Augustus is a 1986 historical novel by Scottish writer Allan Massie, the first of a highly regarded series of novels about the movers and makers of Imperial Rome. Massie begins with Augustus, the successor to Julius Caesar, who ruled the Roman Empire for forty one years and …

15420. As for Me and My House

Sinclair Ross

As For Me and My House, by Canadian author Sinclair Ross, was first published by the American company Reynal and Hitchcock, with little fanfare. Its 1957 Canadian re-issue, by McClelland & Stewart, as part of their New Canadian Library line, began its canonization, mostly in …

15421. Crown Duel (Crown & Court Duet 1)

Sherwood Smith

Crown Duel is a 2002 young adult fantasy novel written by American author Sherwood Smith, originally published as two separate books, Crown Duel and Court Duel. Both stories take place in the fictional land of Sartorias-deles, a fantasy world Smith has written about since her …

15422. Goodnight Opus

Berkeley Breathed

Goodnight Opus is a 1993 children's book by Berkeley Breathed featuring Opus the Penguin. Goodnight Opus is a take-off of the popular Goodnight Moon children's book; this book actually begins with Opus being read Goodnight Moon by a maternal nanny figure while he sits in bed in …

15423. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance

Marion Chesney

Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance is the fifteenth Agatha Raisin mystery novel by Marion Chesney under her pseudonym M. C. Beaton. She sets up her own detective agency, Raisin Investigations, having previously investigated as a hobby. There are three attempts to assassinate …

15425. The Sign of the Seahorse

Graeme Base

The Sign of the Seahorse is a 1992 illustrated children's book by Graeme Base. It was first published on September 15, 1992 through Harry N. Abrams Inc., and was later adapted into a film and musical. The book received a first printing of 350,000 copies and was an alternative …

15426. Android Karenina

Ben H. Winters

Android Karenina is a 2010 parody novel written by Ben H. Winters and based on Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. The novel is a mashup, adding steampunk elements to the Russian 19th-century environment of Anna Karenina, a book first published in 1877. The book has the same main …

15427. Dragon Bones: A Red Princess Mystery

Lisa See

Dragon Bones by Lisa See is the third of the Red Princess mysteries, preceded by Flower Net and The Interior. Once again the protagonists Inspector Liu Hulan and Attorney David Stark return—this time as husband and wife.

15428. Wodehouse: Meet Mr. Mulliner (The Collector's …

P. G. Wodehouse

Meet Mr. Mulliner is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. First published in the United Kingdom on 27 September 1927 by Herbert Jenkins, and in the United States on 2 March 1928 by Doubleday, Doran. It introduces the irrepressible pub raconteur Mr. Mulliner, who …

15430. The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

Iris Murdoch

The Sacred and Profane Love Machine is a novel by Iris Murdoch. Published in 1974, it was her sixteenth novel. It won the Whitbread Novel Award for 1974.

15431. Black Ships Before Troy. The Story Of The Iliad

Rosemary Sutcliff

Black Ships Before Troy: The story of the Iliad is a novel for children written by Rosemary Sutcliff, illustrated by Alan Lee, and published by Frances Lincoln in 1993. Partly based on the Iliad, the book retells the story of the Trojan War, beginning with the birth of Paris to …

15432. (Nancy Drew #31) The Ringmaster's Secret

Carolyn Keene

The Ringmaster's Secret is the thirty-first volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in late 1953 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

15433. The Cat Who Went to Paris

Peter Gethers

The Cat Who Went to Paris is a short novel by Peter Gethers that documents his life with his cat Norton, a Scottish Fold. It spurred two sequel books, A Cat Abroad and The Cat Who'll Live Forever: The Final Adventures of Norton, the Perfect Cat, and His Imperfect Human. Literary …

15434. Jabberwocky

Lewis Carroll

"Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll and included in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book tells of Alice's adventures within the back-to-front world of a looking glass. …

15436. Babyhood

Paul Reiser

Listening to Paul Reiser "read" the unabridged audiocassette version of Babyhood is a lot like attending a private performance of a one-man stand-up comedy show--without the hecklers. In his quintessential New York accent, the Mad About You star speaks directly to his audience …

15437. Walk on the Wild Side, A

Nelson Algren

With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a place in the imaginations of all generations since it first appeared. As Algren admitted, the book …

15438. The Tunnel

William H. Gass

The Tunnel is William H. Gass's 1995 magnum opus that took 26 years to write and earned him the American Book Award of 1996. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award. The Tunnel is the work of William Frederick Kohler, a professor of history in an unnamed university in …

15439. Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View

Stanley Milgram

Between 1961 and 1962, Stanley Milgram carried out a series of experiments in which human subjects supposedly were given progressively more painful electro-shocks in a carefully calibrated series to determine to what extent people will obey orders even when they knew them to be …

15440. L'Ultimo Elfo

Silvana de Mari

The Last Dragon is a children's fantasy novel by Silvana De Mari, first published in Italy in 2004 under the title L'ultimo elfo. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, it follows the journey of the last elf as he seeks out the last dragon so that the world can be renewed. Translated …

15441. The Third Reich: A New History

Michael Burleigh

The Third Reich: A New History is a book published in 2000 and written by Michael Burleigh.

15446. Hardy Boys The House on the Cliff (, Book 2)

Franklin W. Dixon

The House On The Cliff is the second book in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book ranks 72nd on the Publishers Weekly's All-Time Bestselling Children's Book List in the United States with 1,712,433 copies sold as of 2001. This …

15448. Fell (Series, Book 2 of 2)

David Clement-Davies

Fell is a novel, written by David Clement-Davies as a follow-up to The Sight. The book was published in 2007 by Amulet Books. It follows the story of Fell, a wolf who left his pack after the events of The Sight.

15451. Duncan: 3 - Perilous Seas (A Man of His Word, Part 3)

Dave Duncan

Perilous Seas is a book published in 1991 that was written by Dave Duncan.

15452. Destination: Void (Book 4): Ascension Factor

Frank Herbert

The Ascension Factor is the fourth and final science fiction novel set in the Destination: Void universe by the American author Frank Herbert and poet Bill Ransom. It takes place about twenty five years after The Lazarus Effect. It completes the story of the humans descended …

15454. Wren's Quest

Sherwood Smith

Wren’s Quest is the sequel to Wren to the Rescue, and provides further background and character-development leading into Wren's War.

15455. Love Monkey

Kyle Smith

Love Monkey is a comic novel by Kyle Smith published in 2004. It is the basis for the 2006 CBS television series of the same name. Love Monkey is Kyle Smith's first novel. Smith is currently a film critic for the New York Post. The title, Love Monkey, is from a song lyric.

15456. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell #1

David Michaels

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is a 2004 novel told in the first person by author Raymond Benson, writing under the pseudonym David Michaels. The novel is based on the video game series Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, the creation of which was endorsed by author Tom Clancy. The series …

15462. The Great Tree of Avalon: Shadows on the Stars (The …

T. A. Barron

Shadows on the Stars is the second book in The Great Tree of Avalon series by T. A. Barron. Child of the Dark Prophecy was the first book, and The Eternal Flame the last. Shadows was published in October 2005.

15464. Jumper: Griffin's Story

Steven Gould

Jumper: Griffin's Story is a novel by Steven Gould released August 21, 2007, as a prequel to the movie Jumper. It follows the character Griffin as he deals with the death of his parents and the relentless pursuit of the Paladins through his adolescent and teenage years. The …

15465. Ask Me No Questions - Copy 4

Marina Budhos

Ask Me No Questions is a novel by Marina Budhos, published by Scholastic in 2007. It covers the trials and turmoil a family of Bangladeshi immigrants face after the September 11th attacks. Marina Budhos is an award winning author for early learning and women's struggles.

15467. The Phoenix Unchained

Mercedes Lackey

The Phoenix Unchained is the first book of Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory's The Enduring Flame Trilogy. Its sequel is The Phoenix Endangered.

15468. Dovey Coe

Frances O'Roark Dowell

The children's book Dovey Coe by Frances O'Roark Dowell was published in 2000 and focuses on the 1920s. It is a first person narrative from the viewpoint of a mountain girl who wants to clear up confusion about a recent murder.

15471. The Mist in the Mirror (New Longman Literature)

Susan Hill

The Mist in the Mirror: A Ghost Story is a novel by Susan Hill. The novel is about a traveller called Sir James Monmouth and his pursuit of an explorer called Conrad Vane.

15472. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

John Ashbery

Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror is a 1975 poetry collection by the American writer John Ashbery. The title comes from the painting with the same name. The book received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

15473. Actor Prepares, An

Constantin Stanislavski

An Actor Prepares is the first of Konstantin Stanislavski's books on acting, followed by Building a Character and Creating a Role. Stanislavski intended to publish the contents of An Actor Prepares and Building a Character as a single volume, and in the Russian language. …

15474. A Fool's Alphabet

Sebastian Faulks

A Fool's Alphabet is a 1992 novel by author Sebastian Faulks. The book splits the life of a photographer into short, alphabetically arranged episodes based on location as follows: Anzio, Italy, 1944 Backley, Berkshire, England, 1950 Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1980 Dorking, Surrey, …

15475. My Darling, My Hamburger

Paul Zindel

My Darling, My Hamburger is a young adult novel written by Paul Zindel, first published in 1969.

15479. Practical Common Lisp (Books for Professionals by …

Peter Seibel

Practical Common Lisp is an introductory book on Common Lisp by Peter Seibel which intersperses "practical" chapters along with a fairly complete introduction to the language. In the practical chapters Seibel develops various pieces of software such as a unit testing framework, …

15480. Five on Kirrin Island Again

Enid Blyton

Five On Kirrin Island Again is the sixth novel in the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in October, 1947. Julian, Dick and Anne come to George's house for their holidays. They plan to explore Kirrin island a bit more. But when Uncle Quentin announces that …

15483. Let's all kill Constance

Ray Bradbury

Let's All Kill Constance is a 2002 mystery novel by Ray Bradbury. Narrated by an unnamed Los Angeles writer and set in 1960, it chronicles an unexpected visit from aging Hollywood actress Constance Rattigan who gives him two death lists of once-famous people — with Constance's …

15484. Asimov's New guide to science

Isaac Asimov

The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science is a general guide to the sciences written by Isaac Asimov. It was first published in 1960 by Basic Books in two volumes, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences, though some subsequent editions were published as single volumes. A …

15489. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Martin Gardner

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science — originally published in 1952 as In the Name of Science: An Entertaining Survey of the High Priests and Cultists of Science, Past and Present—was Martin Gardner's second book. A survey of what it described as pseudosciences and cult …

15491. The Life of God (as Told by Himself)

Franco Ferrucci

At the center of Franco Ferrucci's inspired novel is a tender, troubled God. In the beginning is God's solitude, and because God is lonely he creates the world. He falls in love with earth, plunges into the oceans, lives as plant and reptile and bird. His every thought and mood …

15492. The Touch

Colleen McCullough

The Touch is a historical novel by Colleen McCullough published in 2003. It is about the life of a Scotswoman, Elizabeth Drummond, who travels from her home in Kinross, Scotland to New South Wales in order to marry her wealthy cousin, Alexander Kinross. The story takes place …

15495. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

John Maynard Keynes

The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money was written by the English economist John Maynard Keynes. The book, generally considered to be his magnum opus, is largely credited with creating the terminology and shape of modern macroeconomics. Published in February 1936, …

15497. Crabgrass Frontier

Kenneth T. Jackson

Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States is a book written by historian Kenneth T. Jackson. Published in 1985. Extensively researched and referenced, the book takes into account factors that promoted suburbanization such as the availability of cheap land, …

15500. Who Fears Death

Nnedi Okorafor

Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor, is a novel with science fiction and fantasy elements that was published in 2010. It was awarded the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, as well as the 2010 Carl Brandon Kindred Award "for an outstanding work of speculative fiction dealing …

15502. The God Box

Alex Sanchez

The God Box, a novel by Alex Sánchez, focuses on the conflict and friendship between two Christian teenage boys, one openly gay and the other struggling to accept his sexuality. It was adapted into a play in 2009 which had its world premiere performance at Sacred Heart …

15503. We All Fall Down

Robert Cormier

We All Fall Down is a suspense novel for young adults by Robert Cormier.

15506. India Unbound: from Independence to the Global …

Gurcharan Das

India Unbound: From Independence to Global Information Age is a 2000 non-fiction book by Gurcharan Das. It is an account of India's economic journey after its Independence in 1947.

15507. Signal to Noise

Eric Nylund

Signal to Noise is a 1998 cyberpunk novel by Eric S. Nylund. It is the first half of a duology, the second half being A Signal Shattered.

15508. The Genocides

Thomas M. Disch

The Genocides is a 1965 science fiction novel written by American author Thomas M. Disch. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965.

15509. Riders

Jilly Cooper

Riders is an international best-selling novel, written by the English author, Jilly Cooper. It is the first of a series of romance novels known as the Rutshire Chronicles, which are set in the fictional English county of Rutshire. The story focuses on the lives of a group of top …

15510. Postmodernism: Or, the Cultural Logic of Late …

Fredric Jameson

Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism is a 1991 book by Fredric Jameson offering a critique of modernism and postmodernism from a Marxist perspective. The book began as a 1984 article in the New Left Review.

15511. Making the Corps

Thomas E. Ricks

Making the Corps is a 1997 non-fiction book written by Thomas E. Ricks.

15512. Cry of the Halidon, The

Robert Ludlum

The Cry of the Halidon is a 1974 suspense novel by Robert Ludlum.

15513. Athabasca

Alistair MacLean

Athabasca is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1980. As with the novel Night Without End, it depicts adventure, sabotage and murder in the unforgiving Arctic environment. It is laid in the oilfields and oil sands fields of Alaska and Canada and …

15516. The Samurai's Daughter

Sujata Massey

The Samurai's Daughter is a book written by Sujata Massey.

15519. Timon of Athens

William Shakespeare

Timon of Athens is a play by William Shakespeare, published in the First Folio and probably written in collaboration with another author, most likely Thomas Middleton, in about 1605–1606. It is about the fortunes of an Athenian named Timon. The central character is a well …

15520. Magic

William Goldman

Magic is a psychological horror novel written by William Goldman. It was published in the United States in August 1976 by Delacorte Press. In 1978 Richard Attenborough directed a feature film adaptation of the story that starred Anthony Hopkins and Ann-Margret.

15521. Gettysburg, A Novel of the Civil War

Newt Gingrich

Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War is an alternate history novel written by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. It was published in 2003 and became a New York Times bestseller. It is the first part in a trilogy in which the next books are respectively Grant Comes East and …

15527. Spadework

Timothy Findley

Spadework is a novel by Canadian writer Timothy Findley set in the theater world of Stratford, Ontario. It was first published in Canada by HarperCollins Publishers in 2001.

15529. The Sea Hawk

Rafael Sabatini

The Sea Hawk is a novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1915. The story is set over the years 1588–1593 and concerns a retired Cornish seafaring gentleman, Sir Oliver Tressilian, who is villainously betrayed by a jealous half-brother. After being forced to serve as a …

15531. Rumpole of the Bailey

John Mortimer

Rumpole of the Bailey is a 1978 collection of short stories by John Mortimer about defence barrister Horace Rumpole. They were adapted from his scripts for the TV series of the same name. The stories were: "Rumpole and the Younger Generation" "Rumpole and the Alternative …

15532. Marsh: 03 - The Nursing Home Murder (Roderick …

Ngaio Marsh

The Nursing Home Murder is a work of detective fiction by New Zealand author Ngaio Marsh.

15533. The Miracle Game

Josef Skvorecky

The Miracle Game is a Czech novel by Josef Škvorecký published in 1972 by Sixty Eight Publishers in Toronto, Canada. It was translated into English in 1990 by Paul Wilson, and according to The Times is Skvorecky's masterpiece. It was his response to Prague Spring events of 1968 …

15534. Annihilation

Philip Athans

Annihilation is a NY Times Best Seller fantasy novel by Philip Athans. It is the fifth book of the War of the Spider Queen hexad and, like other books in the series, it is set in the Forgotten Realms setting for Dungeons & Dragons.

15536. The Witch Tree Symbol (Nancy Drew, Book 33 )

Carolyn Keene

The Witch Tree Symbol is the thirty-third volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1955 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

15537. Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt

Richard Brautigan

Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt is Richard Brautigan's eighth poetry publication and includes 58 poems. The title of the book echoes a 1942 San Francisco Chronicle headline describing a successful operation by Rommel during the North African Campaign of World War II. The six …

15538. Buried Fire

Jonathan Stroud

Buried Fire is a fantasy novel by Jonathan Stroud first published in 1999 by Corgi. It was initially part of the Fire Chronicles, but later the series was disbanded by the publisher. It was supposed to be called The Four Gifts.

15540. Day of Creation, The

J. G. Ballard

The Day of Creation is a 1987 novel by J. G. Ballard.

15542. Singularity

William Sleator

Singularity, published in 1985 by E. P. Dutton, is a science fiction novel for young adults written by William Sleator. It was listed as a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and was a Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Nominee.

15544. Acts of War (Tom Clancy's Op-centre S.)

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Acts of War is a technothriller by Tom Clancy

15546. Acorna's Search: The Further Adventures of the …

Anne McCaffrey

Acorna's Search is a fantasy or science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. It was the fifth in the Acorna Universe series initiated by McCaffrey and Margaret Ball in Acorna: The Unicorn Girl. Search was preceded by Acorna's World and followed by …

15547. Watery Grave

Bruce Alexander Cook

Watery Grave is the third historical mystery novel about Sir John Fielding by Bruce Alexander.

15548. Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne

David Gaider

Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne is a fantasy novel released March 3, 2009. It serves as a prequel to the BioWare role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins and is written by David Gaider, lead writer of Dragon Age: Origins. It is his first novel, as well as the first novel set in the …

15551. A Lotus Grows in the Mud

Goldie Hawn

A Lotus Grows in the Mud is a memoir written by Goldie Hawn in 2005, with experienced author Wendy Holden. The memoir was written about past episodes and encounters with family, friends, co-workers and complete strangers Hawn has met and known throughout her lifetime. Using a …

15552. Approaching Oblivion Road Signs on the Treadmill …

Harlan Ellison

Approaching Oblivion is a collection of eleven short stories by American author Harlan Ellison. They had appeared in various magazines throughout the early 1970s with the exceptions of "Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman" which originally appeared in 1962 and "Ecowareness" which …

15553. Born of Ice

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Ice is a book published in 2009 that was written by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

15554. Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942

Richard Brautigan

It is early 1942. You are in San Francisco, and you need a private eye. Sam Spade is rumored to be in Istanbul. The Continental Op has been drafted and is a sergeant in the Aleutians. Philip Marlowe is up at Little Fawn Lake investigating the disappearance of Mrs. Derace …

15555. Xone of Contention (Book 23)

Piers Anthony

Xone of Contention is the twenty-third book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

15557. Knees Up Mother Earth

Robert Rankin

Knees Up Mother Earth is the seventh book by Robert Rankin in the Brentford Trilogy, as well as the second book in the The Witches of Chiswick Trilogy. The plot centers on the efforts of Jim Pooley and John Omalley to save Brentford F.C.'s football ground from demolition as part …

15558. Conan the Usurper (The Ace Chronicles of Conan book …

Robert E. Howard

Conan the Usurper is a 1967 collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the …

15559. Surrender My Love

Johanna Lindsey

Surrender My Love is a book published in 1994 that was written by Johanna Lindsey.

15560. The Spellsong War : The Spellsong Cycle

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Spellsong War is a book published in 1998 that was written by L.E Modesitt Jr.

15561. Neveryóna

Samuel R. Delany

Neveryóna, or: The Tale of Signs and Cities is a sword and sorcery novel by Samuel R. Delany. It is the second of the four-volume Return to Nevèrÿon series. This article discusses the novel itself. Discussions of overall plot, setting, characters, themes, structure, and style of …

15563. The Magic Goes Away

Larry Niven

The Magic Goes Away is a fantasy short story written by Larry Niven in 1976, and later expanded to a novella of the same name which was published in 1978. While these works were not the first in the "Magic Universe" or "Warlock" series, they marked a turning point after the 1973 …

15564. Singing in the Shrouds

Ngaio Marsh

Singing in the Shrouds is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twentieth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1959. The plot concerns a serial killer who is on a transatlantic voyage to South Africa.

15565. The Calligrapher

Edward Docx

The Calligrapher is the debut novel of Edward Docx, published in 2003. Highly praised, it has been translated into eight languages. It was selected by Matt Thorn as his Summer fiction choice in The Independent and by both San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury as a 'Best …

15566. Last ditch

Ngaio Marsh

Last Ditch is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twenty-ninth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1977. The plot concerns drug smuggling in the Channel Islands, and features Alleyn's son, Ricky, in a central role.

15567. Death of a Dude

Rex Stout

Death of a Dude is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1969.

15571. Free Amazons of Darkover

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Free Amazons of Darkover is an anthology of fantasy and science fiction short stories edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The stories are set in Bradley's world of Darkover. The book was first published by DAW Books in December, 1985.

15572. The Long Road Home

Danielle Steel

The Long Road Home was written by Danielle Steel and released in 1998.

15574. When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow …

Cynthia Rylant

When I Was Young in the Mountains is a 1982 children's book. It was the first book written by Cynthia Rylant, who has written over 60 children's books such as Missing May, which won the Newbery Medal. The book, which Rylant later said took her but an hour to complete, earned an …

15575. False Scent (A Roderick Alleyn Mystery)

Ngaio Marsh

False Scent is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twenty-first novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1960. The plot concerns the murder of an aging stage actress, and continues Marsh's fascination with the theater and with acting.

15576. Cook Glen : Dread Brass Shadows (Garrett P.I.)

Glen Cook

Dread Brass Shadows is the fifth 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.

15578. King Matt the First

Janusz Korczak

King Matt the First is a children's novel by Polish author, physician, and child pedagogue Janusz Korczak. In addition to telling the story of a young king's adventures, it describes many social reforms, particularly targeting children, some of which Korczak enacted in his own …

15579. 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 …

15580. Local Anaesthetic

Günter Grass

Local Anaesthetic is a 1969 novel by the German writer Günter Grass. It tells the story of an idealistic high-school teacher who believes society, like a pupil, is learning from experience and reason.

15584. A Sorrow Beyond Dreams: A Life Story

Peter Handke

Peter Handke's mother was an invisible woman. Throughout her life—which spanned the Nazi era, the war, and the postwar consumer economy—she struggled to maintain appearances, only to arrive at a terrible recognition: "I'm not human any more." Not long after, she killed herself …

15586. Lód

Jacek Dukaj

15588. 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 …

15590. Family Ties

Clarice Lispector

Family Ties is a 1960 short story collection by the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

15591. Heaven Has No Favorites

Erich Maria Remarque

Heaven Has No Favorites is a novel by the German writer Erich Maria Remarque. This novel is a story about passion and love with a background of automobile racing. The novel was serialized in the Hamburg magazine Kristall in 1959 under the title Borrowed Life, and first published …

15596. 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 …

15599. 303 Squadron, The Legendary Battle of Britain …

Arkady Fiedler

The summer of 1940 and the Battle of Britain―the darkestdays of World War II. France, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands,Luxembourg and Norway had all been crushed by the powerful Nazi German warmachine. Great Britain stood alone, fighting for its life.303 Squadron is the …



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