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.

16801. Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in …

Harlan Ellison

Alone Against Tomorrow: Stories of Alienation in Speculative Fiction is a collection of short stories by author Harlan Ellison. Published in the United States in 1971, as a ten-year retrospective of Ellison's short stories, it includes some of his most famous work. It was later …

16802. Spock Must Die

James Blish

Spock Must Die! is a novel based on the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Original Series. It was published in 1970 by Bantam Books, and was the first original novel for adults based on the series. The only previous works had been comic books, short-story …

16803. The Broken God

David Zindell

The Broken God is a science fiction novel written by David Zindell and published in 1992. It is the first novel of the trilogy A Requiem for Homo Sapiens. The Broken God is essentially a coming of age tale of youngster named Danlo, but at a much grander scale on a faraway planet …

16804. The War Prayer

Mark Twain

"The War Prayer," a short story or prose poem by Mark Twain, is a scathing indictment of war, and particularly of blind patriotic and religious fervor as motivations for war. The structure of the work is simple: An unnamed country goes to war, and patriotic citizens attend a …

16807. Nancy Drew: The Crooked Banister

Carolyn Keene

The Crooked Banister is the forty-eighth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1971 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

16808. #44 - The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (Nancy Drew, …

Carolyn Keene

The Clue in the Crossword Cipher is the forty-fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1967 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

16809. Ellis Island & Other Stories

Mark Helprin

Ellis Island and Other Stories is a book written by Mark Helprin.

16811. Days of Infamy (Pearl Harbor)

Harry Turtledove

Days of Infamy is a two-novel alternate history of the initial stages of the Pacific War by Harry Turtledove. The major difference is that the Empire of Japan not only attacks Pearl Harbor, but follows it up with the landing and occupation of Hawaii.

16812. A Haunted House and Other Short Stories

Virginia Woolf

A Haunted House is a 1944 collection of 18 short stories by Virginia Woolf. It was produced by her husband Leonard Woolf after her death although in the foreword he states that they had discussed its production together. The first six stories appeared in her only previous …

16813. Solomon's song

Bryce Courtenay

Solomon's Song is the final novel in the Australian Trilogy by author Bryce Courtenay. It follows the novels, The Potato Factory and Tommo & Hawk, and was first published in 1999.

16814. The Castle of Adventure (Adventure Series) …

Enid Blyton

The Castle of Adventure is a popular children's book by Enid Blyton. It is the second book in The Adventure Series. The first edition of the book was illustrated by Stuart Tresilian.

16815. Absolute Beginners

Colin MacInnes

Absolute Beginners is a novel by Colin MacInnes, written and set in 1958 London, England. It was published in 1959. The novel is the second of MacInnes' London Trilogy, coming after City of Spades and before Mr. Love and Justice. These novels are each self-contained, with no …

16816. Tirra Lirra by the River

Jessica Anderson

Tirra Lirra by the River is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Jessica Anderson. Though written some years before, it was first published in 1978. It is included in Carmen Callil and Colm Tóibín's collection The Modern Library: The Best 200 Novels in …

16817. No greater love

Danielle Steel

No Greater Love is a novel by Danielle Steel. It tells a fictional story based on the true event of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

16818. It's me, Eddie

Eduard Limonov

It's Me, Eddie is the first novel by Russian writer and politician Eduard Limonov. The novel was written in New York in 1976, and published in Paris in 1979. When it was first published in Russia in 1991, it sold over a million copies. The novel was repeatedly published in …

16819. Mixture Of frailties

Robertson Davies

A Mixture of Frailties, published by Macmillan in 1958, is the third novel in The Salterton Trilogy by Canadian novelist Robertson Davies. The other two novels are Tempest-Tost and Leaven of Malice. The series was also published in one volume as The Salterton Trilogy in 1986. …

16820. What the Dormouse Said

John Markoff

What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry, is a 2005 non-fiction book by John Markoff. The book details the history of the personal computer, closely tying the ideologies of the collaboration-driven, World War II-era defense …

16822. Babylon 5: The Shadow Within (Babylon 5 (Paperback …

Jeanne Cavelos

The Shadow Within is the seventh novel in the Babylon 5 series, written by Jeanne Cavelos, former editor of Dell Books and author of The Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy. According to the Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, the book is "90% canonical", though he has not …

16823. Haunting, the

Margaret Mahy

The Haunting is a low fantasy novel for children written by Margaret Mahy of New Zealand and published in 1982, including a U.K. edition by J. M. Dent. Atheneum published the first U.S. edition in 1983. Mahy won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising …

16827. A Wreath for Rivera (A Roderick Alleyn Mystery)

Ngaio Marsh

Swing Brother Swing is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the fifteenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1949. The plot concerns the murder of a big band accordionist in London; the novel was published as A Wreath for Rivera in the United States.

16828. Deliver Us From Evil : Defeating Terrorism, …

Sean Hannity

Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism is a 2004 best-selling book by conservative political commentator and media personality Sean Hannity. The book's publisher, ReganBooks, was owned by Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News. ReganBooks focused on …

16831. The labyrinth of solitude : life and thought in …

J. J. Connolly

Layer Cake is the debut novel of British author J. J. Connolly, first published in 2000 by Duckworth Press. It was made into a motion picture in 2004, directed by Matthew Vaughn and written for the screen by Connolly himself.

16834. The Probability Broach

L. Neil Smith

The Probability Broach is the first novel by American science fiction writer L. Neil Smith. It is set in an alternate history, the so-called Gallatin Universe, where a libertarian society has formed on the North American continent, styled the North American Confederacy.

16835. Deep Water

Patricia Highsmith

Deep Water is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith, first published in 1957 by Harper & Brothers. It is Highsmith's fifth published novel, the working title was The Dog in the Manger. It was brought back into print in the US in 2003 by W. W. Norton & …

16836. No Shame, No Fear

Ann Turnbull

No Shame, No Fear is a 2003 novel for young adults by Ann Turnbull. Set in the fictional town of Hemsbury in the 1660s, the novel depicts the love between a Quaker girl, Susanna, and Will, the son of a rich merchant. Their story takes place during the persecution of religious …

16837. A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967, 2003)

Joyce Carol Oates

A Garden of Earthly Delights is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates, published by Vanguard in 1967. It was her second book published and it inaugurated the so-called Wonderland Quartet. It was a finalist for the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. A Garden sets out to explore …

16838. 1812 : The Rivers of War

Eric Flint

1812: The Rivers of War is a 2005 alternate history novel by American writer Eric Flint. The book was originally published in hardcover as simply The Rivers of War. In 2006, the text was made available at the Baen Free Library.

16839. Tower of Glass (Gollancz SF Collector's Edition)

Robert Silverberg

Tower of Glass is a science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg, published in 1970. It was nominated for the Nebula Award in 1970, and for both the Hugo and Locus awards in 1971.

16842. An Episode of Sparrows

Rumer Godden

An Episode of Sparrows is a novel written in 1955 by Rumer Godden. It has been re-issued by The New York Review Children's Collection.

16843. Dusty answer

Rosamond Lehmann

Dusty Answer is English author Rosamond Lehmann's first novel, published in 1927. She sent it unsolicited to publishers Chatto & Windus who agreed to publish it, saying it showed 'decided quality'. It went unnoticed on initial publication but then received an effusive review …

16846. High Windows (Faber Pocket Poetry)

Philip Larkin

High Windows is a collection of poems by English poet Philip Larkin, and was published in 1974 by Faber and Faber Limited. The readily available paperback version was first published in Britain in 1979. The collection is the last publication of new poetry by Larkin before his …

16847. M or F?

Chris Tebbetts

Frannie is desperate to get the attention of her crush, Jeffrey, but too shy to make a move. Frannie's gay best friend, Marcus, advises her to get the ball rolling by chatting with Jeffrey online, but Frannie won't type a word. Marcus takes over at the keyboard, and soon his …

16848. Clear light of day

Anita Desai

Clear Light of Day is a novel published in 1980 by Indian novelist and three-time Booker Prize finalist Anita Desai. Set primarily in Old Delhi, the story describes the tensions in a post-partition Indian family, starting with the characters as adults and moving back into their …

16850. Deryni 2, Book 1: In the King's Service

Katherine Kurtz

In the King's Service is a historical fantasy novel by American-born author Katherine Kurtz. It was first published by Ace Books in 2003. It was the fourteenth of Kurtz' Deryni novels to be published, and the first book in the fifth Deryni trilogy, the Childe Morgan trilogy. The …

16853. Helena

Evelyn Waugh

Helena, published in 1950, is the sole historical novel of Evelyn Waugh. It follows the quest of Helena to find the relics of the cross on which Christ was crucified. Helena, a Christian, was the mother of the Roman emperor Constantine I. The book has been described as lacking …

16854. The Jewel of Medina

Sherry Jones

The Jewel of Medina is a historical novel by Sherry Jones. It was scheduled for publication by Random House in 2008, but subsequently cancelled; it was subsequently announced that it would be published by Beaufort Books in the United States and by Gibson Square in the United …

16856. Dawn

V. C. Andrews

Dawn was a 1990 novel started by V. C. Andrews and finished by Andrew Neiderman after her death. It is the first of five books in the Cutler series.

16857. Falling Woman

Pat Murphy

The Falling Woman is a 1986 contemporary psychological fantasy novel by Pat Murphy.

16859. The Compleat Enchanter (Fantasy Masterworks, …

L. Sprague de Camp

The Complete Compleat Enchanter is an omnibus collection of five classic fantasy stories by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, gathering material previously published in three volumes as The Incomplete Enchanter, The Castle of Iron, and …

16860. Vicky Angel

Jacqueline Wilson

Vicky Angel is a children's book by Jacqueline Wilson, about a young girl's struggle with her grief over losing her best friend, Vicky. It was first published in 2000.

16862. Zen ties

Jon J Muth

Zen Ties is a 2008 children's picture book by Jon J. Muth. The book is a follow-up to Zen Shorts, and a third book, Zen Ghosts, was released in September 2010.

16865. Draken

Peter Dickinson

The Flight of Dragons is a 1979 speculative book written by Peter Dickinson and illustrated by Wayne Anderson.

16866. Between Mom and Jo

Julie Anne Peters

Nick has a three-legged dog named Lucky, some pet fish, and two moms who think he's the greatest kid ever. And he happens to think he has the greatest Moms ever, but everything changes when his birth mom and her wife, Jo, start to have marital problems. Suddenly, Nick is in the …

16867. David Balfour : [being memoirs of the further …

Robert Louis Stevenson

In the sequel to Kidnapped, David Balfour's story continues as he becomes further caught up in the political conspiracy of the "Appin murder Case." He is accused and must defend himself and James Stewart.

16870. The Fall Of Shane MacKade (MacKade Brothers #4) (in …

Nora Roberts

Shane MacKade loved women. He loved the look of them, the smell of them, the taste of them—everything about them. So the last thing he expected was to become a one-woman man. And even more surprising was that it was the Ph.D.-toting academic Rebecca McKnight that had him heading …

16871. Sixth Grade Secrets

Louis Sachar

Sixth Grade Secrets is a novel by Louis Sachar that follows sixth-grader Laura Sibbie and her friends as they create a secret club in violation of school rules. Laura aspires to be a leader and learns the three Rs of what leadership can entail – Relationships, Rivalries and …

16872. The Oak above the Kings (The Tales of Arthur, Vol 2)

Patricia Kennealy

The Oak Above the Kings is a book published in 1994 that was written by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison.

16877. The Hawk's Gray Feather (A Book of the Keltiad: …

Patricia Kennealy

The Hawk's Gray Feather is a book published in 1990 that was written by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison.

16878. Night Shift

Nora Roberts

Night Shift is a book published in 2000 that was written by Nora Roberts.

16879. Mothers and Other Liars

Amy Bourret

How far will a mother go to save her child? Ten years ago, Ruby Leander was a drifting nineteen-year-old who made a split-second decision at an Oklahoma rest stop. Fast forward nine years: Ruby and her daughter Lark live in New Mexico. Lark is a precocious, animal loving imp, …

16880. Going Wrong

Ruth Rendell

Going Wrong is a novel by English crime writer Ruth Rendell. An intense psychological thriller, its main theme is the nature of romantic obsession.

16881. Time for Yesterday

A.C. Crispin

Time For Yesterday is a novel by A. C. Crispin set in the fictional Star Trek Universe. It is a sequel to Crispin's earlier novel, Yesterday's Son, and describes a second encounter between the crew of the USS Enterprise and Spock's son, Zar. The two books followed the original …

16883. Interrupting Chicken

David Ezra Stein

Interrupting Chicken is a 2010 children's picture book written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein and published by, Candlewick Press. Interrupting Chicken was awarded the 2011 Caldecott Honourable Mention and a New York Times Bestseller.

16887. Germs : biological weapons and America's secret war

Judith Miller

Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War is a Simon & Schuster-published book describing biological weapons, how humanity has dealt with them, and our present capabilities of handling bioterrorism. It was written by The New York Times journalists Judith Miller, …

16889. Equal Affections

David Leavitt

Equal Affections is a novel by David Leavitt, published in 1989.

16890. Abaddon's Gate

James S. A. Corey

The explosive third novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series! For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its …

16891. How I learned geography

Uri Shulevitz

How I Learned Geography, by Uri Shulevitz, is a fictional story recasting a childhood memory.

16892. Darksong Rising (The Spellsong Cycle, Book 3)

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Darksong Rising is a book published in 1999 that was written by L.E Modesitt Jr.

16893. Children Of The Dust (Definitions)

Louise Lawrence

Children of the Dust is a post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel, written by Louise Lawrence, published in 1985. The book details three generations of a family during the aftermath of a nuclear war. The survivors of the blast suffer through radiation, nuclear winter, feuds between …

16896. B070911: MW4 - Emperor and Clown (A Man of His Word, …

Dave Duncan

Emperor and Clown is a book published in 1991 that was written by Dave Duncan.

16899. Requiem: and tributes to the Grand Master

Robert A. Heinlein

Requiem: New Collected Works by Robert A. Heinlein and Tributes to the Grand Master is a retrospective on Robert A. Heinlein, after his death, edited by Yoji Kondo.

16900. Out of Time (Both Sides of Time) Book 2

Caroline B. Cooney

Out of Time is the sequel to Caroline B. Cooney's young adult novel Both Sides of Time, and is the second book in the Time Travelers Quartet.

16901. Children of the Lamp: Day Of The Djinn Warriors …

Philip Kerr

The Day of the Djinn Warriors is the fourth installment of the Children of the Lamp series. The author, Philip Kerr, has said on his website that he is planning to write a total of six books although he hasn't decided what the titles of the remaining books will be.

16902. The Ladies of the Lake

Jennifer Allison

Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake is a mystery novel written by Jennifer Allison, published by Dutton Children's Books.

16903. Shine

Lauren Myracle

When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to …

16904. The Eagle and the Wolves

Simon Scarrow

The most dangerous mission of their military careers awaits two heroes of the Roman army in Britain. In The Eagle and the Wolves, the epic fourth novel of Simon Scarrow's series, it's A.D. 44 and Vespasian and the Roman Army's Second Legion are forging ahead in their campaign to …

16905. Girls In Love

Jacqueline Wilson

Girls in Love is the first book in the Girls series, written by Dame Jacqueline Wilson, DBE, a noted English author who writes fiction for children and young teenagers. It was first published in 1997. The other books in the series are Girls under Pressure, Girls out Late, and …

16906. The Vespertine

Saundra Mitchell

The Vespertine is a young adult historical fiction romance novel by Saundra Mitchell. It follows the romantic journey of Amelia van den Broek while she develops her startling new ability to see into the future.

16909. Snuff

Terry Pratchett

Snuff is the 39th novel in the Discworld series, written by Terry Pratchett. It was published on 11 October 2011 in the United States, and 13 October 2011 in the United Kingdom. The book is the third fastest selling novel in the United Kingdom since records began, having sold …

16910. Class A

Robert Muchamore

Class A, published as The Dealer in the United States, and as The Mission for 5000 prints, is the second book in the Robert Muchamore's novel series CHERUB. It continues the story of teenager James Adams and his fellow CHERUB agents as they try to bring down a feared drug gang …

16912. Firefly: The Official Companion Volume 2

Joss Whedon

Before the smash hit movie Serenity came Firefly, the cult TV series which started it all and became a DVD phenomenon, selling almost half a million copies.Set 500 years in the future, Firefly centres around Mal Reynolds, captain of the ship-for-hire Serenity and its eclectic …

16913. The Complete Stories (Everyman's Library) …

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe’s gift for the macabre–his genius in finding the strangeness lurking at the heart of things–was so extraordinary that he exerted a major influence on Baudelaire and French symbolism, on Freudian analysis, and also on the detective novel and the Hollywood movie. …

16914. If He Hollers Let Him Go: A Novel (Himes, Chester)

Chester Himes

In the decades just prior to the eruption of the American civil rights movement in the late '50s, Chester Himes was one of the most significant African American authors--although today he is less well known than several of his contemporaries. He wrote numerous novels, short …

16918. Pierre: Or the Ambiguities

Herman Melville

'Ambiguities indeed! One long brain-muddling, soul-bewildering ambiguity (to borrow Mr. Melville's style), like Melchisedeck, without beginning or end-a labyrinth without a clue - an Irish bog without so much as a Jack o'the'lantern to guide the wanderer's footsteps - the dream …

16919. A Sensible life

Mary Wesley

A Sensible Life is a novel written by British author Mary Wesley. The story takes its beginning in 1926 when Flora Trevelyan is ten years old and follows her life, and the people whose lives she touches, throughout the following thirty-five years.

16921. Shake Hands Forever

Ruth Rendell

Shake Hands Forever is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1975. It is the 9th entry in her popular Inspector Wexford series.

16922. Gambit

Rex Stout

Gambit is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, first published by the Viking Press in 1962.

16924. The The Conqueror: A novel of William the Conqueror, …

Georgette Heyer

The Conqueror is a novel written by Georgette Heyer. It is based on the life of William the Conqueror.

16925. Instead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories 3

Megan Whalen Turner

Instead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories is a collection of seven fantasy children's stories by Megan Whalen Turner.

16926. The robber bridegroom

Eudora Welty

The Robber Bridegroom is a 1942 novella by Eudora Welty. The story, inspired by and loosely based on the Grimm fairy tale The Robber Bridegroom, is a Southern folk tale set in Mississippi. At the opening of the novella, the legendary Mike Fink meets gentleman robber Jamie …

16927. Tripmaster Monkey

Maxine Hong Kingston

Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book is the third book written by Maxine Hong Kingston, and was published in 1989. The story follows Wittman Ah Sing, an American graduate of University of California, Berkeley of Chinese ancestry in his adventures about San Francisco during the …

16928. Poppy Shakespeare

Clare Allan

Poppy Shakespeare is a novel about mental illness by Clare Allan. It tells the story of day patients at a mental health hospital. The central characters are Poppy Shakespeare, a new patient, and "N", a long term patient. Poppy arrives at the hospital strongly asserting that she …

16929. Out of the Shelter

David Lodge

Out of the Shelter is a novel by British author David Lodge.

16930. The tears of autumn

Charles McCarry

The Tears of Autumn is American author Charles McCarry's second novel, and the second novel in the Paul Christopher series.

16933. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Siegfried Sassoon

Memoirs of an Infantry Officer is a novel by Siegfried Sassoon, first published in 1930. It is a fictionalised account of Sassoon's own life during and immediately after World War I. Soon after its release, it was heralded as a classic and was even more successful than its …

16934. Tent of Miracles

Jorge Amado

Tent of Miracles is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1967 and published the following year. It was later adapted to a 1977 Cinema Novo film by director/screenplay writer Nelson Pereira dos Santos. Tent of Miracles was written three years after the …

16935. Laura

Vera Caspary

Laura is a detective novel by Vera Caspary. It is her best known work, and was adapted into a popular film in 1944, with Gene Tierney in the title role.

16936. Into the Darkness

Harry Turtledove

Into the Darkness is a fantasy novel by American writer Harry Turtledove, the first book in the Darkness series.

16937. Cast of Shadows

Kevin Guilfoile

Cast of Shadows is a 2005 suspense novel by the American writer Kevin Guilfoile. It was published in the United Kingdom under the title Wicker.

16938. Critical chain : a business novel

Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Critical Chain is a novel by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt using the Critical Chain theory of Project Management as the major theme. It is really a teaching method for the theory.

16939. The South

Colm Toibin

The South is a 1990 novel by Irish writer Colm Tóibín. It drew comparisons with Milan Kundera. Katherine, a Protestant woman from Ireland, arrives in Barcelona in the 1950s having left her husband and son. Very slowly she starts discovering the city and gets to meet local …

16942. The Nun's Story

Kathryn Hulme

The Nun's Story is a 1956 novel by Kathryn Hulme. The book was a Book of the Month selection and reached #1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Hulme wrote the book based partly upon the experiences of her friend, Marie Louise Habets of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and …

16943. Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Star Wars: Clone Wars (Del …

Sean Stewart

Yoda: Dark Rendezvous is a 2004 Star Wars novel written by Sean Stewart and published by Del Rey. It is set in the Expanded Universe during the Clone Wars conflict between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

16945. Ramona: A Story

Helen Hunt Jackson

Ramona is a book of extreme importance when it comes to taking into account the cultural heritage of America, and most especially, Native American culture. This fascinating love story can be a challenging read for today's younger readers, but any historian will tell you that the …

16946. Belinda (Oxford World Classics)

Maria Edgeworth

Belinda is an 1801 novel by the Irish writer Maria Edgeworth. It was first published in three volumes by Joseph Johnson of London, and was reprinted by Pandora Press in 1986. The novel was Edgeworth's second published, and was considered controversial in its day for its …

16947. The Jewels Of Aptor (Gollancz SF collector's edition)

Samuel R. Delany

The Jewels of Aptor is a 1962 science fantasy novel by Samuel R. Delany, his first published novel. It first appeared as an Ace Double F-173 together with Second Ending by James White. Later editions had a restored and revised text, as about a third of the text was originally …

16948. District and Circle

Seamus Heaney

District and Circle is a poetry collection by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. It was published in 2006 and won the 2006 T. S. Eliot Prize, the most prestigious poetry award in the UK. The collection also won the Irish Times "Poetry Now Award". …

16950. Crusader Gold

David Gibbins

Crusader Gold is an archaeological adventure novel by David Gibbins. First published in 2006, it is the second book in Gibbins' Jack Howard series. It has been published in more than 20 languages and was a New York Times bestseller.

16951. The Centauri Device (SF Masterwork 31)

M. John Harrison

The Centauri Device is the third novel by English author M. John Harrison. The novel, originally conceived as an "anti-space opera" would ultimately go on to make a major contribution to revitalising the subgenre and influencing the works of later authors such as Iain M. Banks …

16953. The Empty Family

Colm Toibin

The Empty Family is a collection of short stories by Irish writer Colm Tóibín. It was published in the UK in October 2010 and was released in the US in January 2011.

16954. Ice Shirt

William T. Vollmann

The Ice-Shirt is a 1990 historical novel by American author William T. Vollmann. It is the first book in a seven-book series called Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes.

16955. A village affair

Joanna Trollope

A Village Affair is a novel by prolific English romance author Joanna Trollope. The story concerns a housewife and mother who embarks on an affair with a female acquaintance. It was televised by ITV starring Sophie Ward, Kerry Fox and Nathaniel Parker.

16956. Youngblood Hawke

Herman Wouk

Youngblood Hawke is a 1962 novel by American writer Herman Wouk about the rise and fall of a young writer. It is based on the life of Thomas Wolfe.

16958. Frost at Christmas

R. D. Wingfield

Frost at Christmas is the first of the series of novels written by R. D. Wingfield, the creator of the character Detective Inspector Jack Frost, who is more famously known in the television series A Touch of Frost, where the character is played by Sir David Jason. This novel was …

16959. Daniel's Story

Carol Matas

Daniel's Story is a 1993 children's novel by Carol Matas, telling the story of a young boy's experiences in the Holocaust in World War II. It is honored at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. by means of an exhibit.

16961. The Whispering Land

Gerald Durrell

The Whispering Land is an autobiographical account of the 8 months Gerald Durrell spent travelling in Argentina during the late 1950s, collecting animals for his then recently founded Jersey Zoo. The book is divided into two parts. In the first, Durrell travels south from Buenos …

16962. The Sweetest Fig

Chris Van Allsburg

The Sweetest Fig is a children's fantasy novel written in 1993 by the American author Chris Van Allsburg. It tells a story of an affluent, cold-hearted French dentist who eats a fig which makes his wildest dreams come true.

16963. The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell

Jorge Amado

The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell, is a 1959 Brazilian Modernist novella by Jorge Amado. In 2012, it was republished in English as The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray.

16966. Wholeness and the Implicate Order (Routledge …

David Bohm

Wholeness and the Implicate Order is a book by theoretical physicist David Bohm. It was originally published 1980 by Routledge, Great Britain. The book is considered a basic reference for Bohm's concepts of undivided wholeness and of implicate and explicate orders, as well as of …

16967. Hitler: A Study in Tyranny

Alan Bullock

Hitler: A Study in Tyranny is a 1952 biography of the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. It was written by the British historian Sir Alan Bullock.

16968. The Love of the Last Tycoon : The Authorized Text

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Love of The Last Tycoon is an unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, compiled and published posthumously, in 1941.

16969. The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam

Bernard Lewis

The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam is a book, first published in 1967, written by Middle-East historian Bernard Lewis, and published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. An updated edition was published by Oxford University Press in 1987, and another in 2002 by Basic Books.

16970. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse

Len Deighton

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse is a historical novel by Len Deighton published on October 12, 1982. Set in Britain in early 1944 it tells the story of the 220th Fighter Group of the US Eighth Air Force in the lead up to the Allied invasion of Europe. The Group is based at the fictional …

16971. Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet (UK …

Mark Lynas

An eye-opening and vital account of the future of our earth and our civilisation if current rates of global warming persist, by the highly acclaimed author of ‘High Tide’.Picture yourself a few decades from now, in a world in which average temperatures are three degrees higher …

16972. Cranford & Cousin Ph

Elizabeth Gaskell

Cranford is one of the better-known novels of the 19th-century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens.

16975. Escape to Witch Mountain

Alexander Key

Escape to Witch Mountain is a science fiction novel written by Alexander H. Key in 1968. It was adapted into a film of the same name by Walt Disney Productions in 1975, directed by John Hough. A remake directed by Peter Rader was released in 1995. Race to Witch Mountain, a new …

16977. Baby and Child Care

Benjamin Spock

The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care written by Benjamin Spock, is a manual on infant and child care first published in 1946. The book, along with Dr. Spock, attained fame almost instantly, selling 500,000 copies in its first six months. By Spock’s death in 1998, over 50 …

16978. A Call to Arms

Alan Dean Foster

A Call to Arms is a book published in 1991 that was written by Alan Dean Foster.

16979. Cachalot

Alan Dean Foster

Cachalot is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster.

16980. Empire From the Ashes

David Weber

Empire from the Ashes is a science fiction novel written by David Weber. Published in 2003 by Baen Books, it is an omnibus reissue of Weber's Dahak trilogy, including Mutineers' Moon, The Armageddon Inheritance and Heirs of Empire.

16981. Marriage of Likeness Same Sex Unions In Premodern …

John Boswell

Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe is a historical study written by American historian John Boswell and first published by Villard Books in 1994. Then a professor at Yale University, Boswell was a specialist on homosexuality in Christian Europe, having previously authored …

16982. Warlock

Oakley Hall

Oakley Hall's legendary Warlock revisits and reworks the traditional conventions of the Western to present a raw, funny, hypnotic, ultimately devastating picture of American unreality. First published in the 1950s, at the height of the McCarthy era, Warlock is not only one of …

16983. Beginning of Spring

Penelope Fitzgerald

The Beginning of Spring is a novel by British author Penelope Fitzgerald. Set in Moscow in 1913, it tells the story of a Moscow-born son of a British emigre manufacturer whose Britain-born wife has suddenly abandoned him and their three children.

16984. Blue Champagne

John Varley

Blue Champagne is a short story collection by John Varley.

16985. Hide My Eyes

M. ALLINGHAM

Hide My Eyes is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1958, in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus, London. It was published in the U.S. under the titles Tether's End or Ten Were Missing. It is the sixteenth novel in the Albert Campion series.

16989. The Singapore Grip

J. G. Farrell

The Singapore Grip is a novel by J. G. Farrell. It was published in 1978 a year before his death. In 2015, The Straits Times' Akshita Nanda selected The Singapore Grip as one of 10 classic Singapore novels. She wrote, "Neatly weaving in snappy, comic summaries of Singapore …

16990. The edge chronicles 4: The curse of the gloamglozer

Paul Stewart

The Curse of the Gloamglozer is a children's fantasy novel by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, first published in 2001. It is the fourth volume of The Edge Chronicles and the first of the Quint Saga trilogy; within the stories' own chronology it is the first novel, preceding the …

16991. Great Expectations. 1.800 headwords.

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the …

16995. The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The …

Mark Lewisohn

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions is a book by Mark Lewisohn, first published in 1988 by Hamlyn, and executive produced by Norman Bates for the record company EMI. It gives a complete history of The Beatles' recording sessions, from 4 September 1962, shortly after the …

16996. World Of Normal Boys

K. M. Soehnlein

The World of Normal Boys, published in 2001, is the debut novel of K.M. Soehnlein. The coming-of-age story centers on 13-year-old Robin MacKenzie, who discovers that he is unlike most other adolescent males. The book became a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and won the Lambda …



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