The most popular books in English
from 17001 to 17200

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.

17001. The Talk Of The Town

Ardal O'Hanlon

The Talk of the Town is the first novel written by Ardal O'Hanlon, published by Sceptre in 1999. It was renamed Knick Knack Paddy Whack for publication in United States. The novel is set in 1980's Ireland and is about life in a small Irish town, where everyone knows your …

17002. Gulliver's Travels: An Authoritative Text, the …

Jonathan Swift

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, commonly known as Gulliver's Travels, is a prose satire by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human …

17004. The Ghost Belonged to Me (Blossom Culp, Book 1)

Richard Peck

The Ghost Belonged to Me is a novel written for children by Richard Peck, author of Newbery Medal winning A Year Down Yonder.

17005. The legacy of Luna: the story of a tree, a woman and …

Julia Hill

The Legacy of Luna is a book written by Julia Butterfly Hill about her experiences while protecting a tree named Luna. It is based on a true story, written like a diary of two years spent in an ancient redwood. The book was published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc. in 2000.

17007. 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 …

17008. King's Sacrifice

Margaret Weis

King's Sacrifice is a fantasy novel published in 1991 that was written by Margaret Weis.

17009. 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 …

17010. 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.

17011. 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.

17013. 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.

17014. 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 …

17015. 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.

17016. 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". …

17020. Kolomsky Heights

Lionel Davidson

Kolymsky Heights is a thriller novel by Lionel Davidson.

17021. 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.

17022. 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 …

17023. 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.

17024. 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.

17025. Curious George Rides a Bike (Curious George)

H. A. Rey

Curious George Rides a Bike is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1952. It is the third book of the original Curious George series and tells the story of George's new bicycle and his experiences performing …

17027. 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.

17028. The Porcupine (Picador)

Julian Barnes

The Porcupine is a short novel by Julian Barnes originally published in 1992. Before its British release date the book was first published earlier that year in Bulgarian, with the title Бодливо свинче by Obsidian of Sofia.

17029. Hell's Kitchen: A Novel of Berlin 1936 (Location …

Jeffery Deaver

Hell's Kitchen is a novel published in 2001 by author Jeffery Deaver. It is the third novel that follows location scout John Pellam.

17030. Time of the Transference (Spellsinger, No. 6)

Alan Dean Foster

Time of the Transference is a fantasy novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book follows the continuing adventures of Jonathan Thomas Meriweather who is transported from our world into a land of talking animals and magic. It is the sixth book in the Spellsinger series.

17032. 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.

17033. 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 …

17034. 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.

17035. 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 …

17038. 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.

17040. 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 …

17041. 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.

17042. Carpentaria

Alexis Wright

Carpentaria is the second novel by the Indigenous Australian author Alexis Wright. It met with widespread critical acclaim when it was published in mid-2006, and went on to win Australia's premier literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award, in mid-2007.

17043. Book of Dreams [expanded edition]

Jack Kerouac

Book of Dreams is an experimental novel published by Jack Kerouac in 1960, culled from the dream journal he kept from 1952 to 1960. In it Kerouac tries to continue plot-lines with characters from his books as he sees them in his dreams. This book is stylistically wild, …

17044. 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 …

17045. Far-Seer (The Quintaglio Trilogy)

Robert J. Sawyer

Far-Seer is a novel written by Canadian science fiction author, Robert J. Sawyer. It is the first book of the Quintaglio Ascension Trilogy, and is followed by two sequels: Fossil Hunter and Foreigner. The book depicts an Earth-like world on a moon which orbits a gas giant, …

17046. Neuropath

R. Scott Bakker

Scott Bakker's neuroscience thriller.

17047. 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.

17048. 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.

17049. Doctor Is Sick

Anthony Burgess

"Fine, sly, rich comedy. . . "―The New York Times Book Review Dr. Edwin Spindrift has been sent home from Burma with a brain tumor. Closer to words than to people, his sense of reality is further altered by his condition. When he escapes from the hospital the night before his …

17050. 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 …

17051. Anglo-Saxon attitudes

Angus Wilson

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes is a satirical novel by Angus Wilson, published in 1956. It was Wilson's most popular book, and many consider it his best work.

17052. Thomas Jefferson : Author of America (Eminent Lives)

Christopher Hitchens

Thomas Jefferson: Author of America is a short biography of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, by author, journalist and literary critic Christopher Hitchens. It was released as a part of Harper …

17053. 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.

17054. 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.

17055. 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.

17056. Deathworld

Harry Harrison

Deathworld 2 is a book published in 1964 that was written by Harry Harrison.

17058. 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.

17059. Wodehouse: Mulliner Nights (The Collector's …

P. G. Wodehouse

Mulliner Nights is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. First published in the United Kingdom on 17 January 1933 by Herbert Jenkins, and in the United States on 15 February 1933 by Doubleday, Doran. It is the third collection featuring Mr Mulliner, who narrates all …

17060. 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 …

17061. 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.

17062. It's like this, Cat

Emily Cheney Neville

It's Like This, Cat is a novel written by Emily Cheney Neville that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1964.

17063. 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 …

17064. Live flesh

Ruth Rendell

Live Flesh, is a psychological thriller by British author Ruth Rendell, published in 1986. It won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year. It was adapted into a film of the same name by Pedro Almodóvar.

17065. 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 …

17067. 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.

17068. The Fort

Bernard Cornwell

The Fort is an historical novel written by Bernard Cornwell. The book relates to the events of the Penobscot Expedition of 1779 during the American Revolutionary War. While centred on the efforts of a regiment of Scots to establish and hold the fort against superior numbers of …

17070. Bitter fruit

Achmat Dangor

Bitter Fruit is a novel by Achmat Dangor first published in 2001 by Kwela Books of Cape Town. Set in South Africa in 1998, it is about the disintegration of a Coloured family in the years after the end of apartheid. According to Gabriel Gbadamosi's review in The Guardian, "All …

17071. Winesburg, Ohio: Authoritative Text Backgrounds and …

Sherwood Anderson

Winesburg, Ohio is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in …

17072. De Sage van de Spiegel

Ian Irvine

The Tower on the Rift is the second novel in The View from the Mirror quartet, by Ian Irvine.

17073. 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 …

17074. 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 …

17075. Out of the Shelter

David Lodge

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

17076. The Devil's Door

Sharan Newman

The Devil's Door is a book published in 1994 that was written by Sharan Newman.

17077. Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual

Franz Joseph

The Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual is a fiction reference book by Joseph Schnaubelt Franz, about the workings of Starfleet, a military, exploratory, and diplomatic organization featured in the television series, Star Trek. Although it is fiction, the book is presented as …

17080. The Technicolor time machine

Harry Harrison

The Technicolor Time Machine is a 1967 science fiction novel by Harry Harrison. It is a comedy, a time travel story, and a satire on Hollywood. The story first appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine, where it was serialized in three parts in the March–May 1967 …

17081. Nightwing (Rediscovery Books)

Martin Cruz Smith

Nightwing is a 1977 thriller novel by Martin Cruz Smith, who adapted it for a 1979 film with the same title directed by Arthur Hiller.

17082. Black Sun

Edward Abbey

Black Sun is a 1971 novel by Edward Abbey. The term "black sun" was used often in Abbey's work. He used it first in his second book, Fire on the Mountain to describe a sketch Billy makes after they discover someone has shot Billy's favorite horse, Rascal. He also uses it twice …

17083. Probability Sun (The Probability Trilogy #2)

Nancy Kress

Probability Sun is a 2001 science fiction novel by Nancy Kress, a sequel to her 2000 publication Probability Moon. It was followed in 2002 by Probability Space, which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The novel concerns a military expedition to the planet World, where …

17084. Deathwatch (Laurel Leaf Books)

Robb White

Deathwatch is an American 1972 novel written by Robb White. The book was awarded the 1973 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America. Its plot features a skilled and successful hunter and lawyer, Madec, who receives a rare permit to shoot bighorn …

17087. The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

Edward Abbey

The Brave Cowboy was Edward Abbey's second published novel. The first-edition of the book is considered the rarest of Abbey's eight novels. There was only one printing of 5,000 copies and many of them have not survived. One online rare book dealer shows copies of the first U.S. …

17088. Forgotten Realms: Transistions, Book 2: The Pirate …

R. A. Salvatore

The Pirate King is the second book in the Transitions series, written by R. A. Salvatore.

17089. Democracy

Joan Didion

Democracy, Joan Didion's fourth novel, was published in 1984. Set in Hawaii and Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam War, the book tells the story of Inez Victor, wife of U.S. Senator and one-time presidential hopeful Harry Victor, and her enduring romance with Jack Lovett, …

17091. Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the …

Valerie Plame Wilson

Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House is a memoir by Valerie Plame Wilson. Mrs. Wilson is the former covert CIA officer whose then-classified non-official cover identity as "Valerie Plame" was leaked to the press in July 2003, after her husband, former …

17095. The Lady Tasting Tea

David Salsburg

The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century is a book by David Salsburg about the history of modern statistics and the role it played in the development of science and industry. The title comes from the "lady tasting tea", an example from …

17098. Runaways

V. C. Andrews

Runaways is a book published in 1998 that was written by V. C. Andrews.

17100. Hover Car Racer

Matthew Reilly

Hover Car Racer is a Sci-fi/Sports/Action story written by Australian author Matthew Reilly, originally released as a free fortnightly online serial, and later published by Pan MacMillan in 2004. The novel, as the book title suggests, is about Hover Car Racing, a sport developed …

17102. Out of the Dark

David Weber

The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability--the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called "sentients"—"humans," they …

17103. Rim : A Novel of Virtual Reality

Alexander Besher

Rim: A Novel of Virtual Reality, often shortened to Rim is a novel by American writer Alexander Besher. Set in the near future where virtual reality has dominated the economy and popular culture, commercial space travel is commonplace, and orbiting space hotels surpass the …

17108. Wanderlust

Danielle Steel

Wanderlust is a romance novel by Danielle Steel. The book was originally published on June 1, 1986, by Dell Publications, receiving a short number of both positive and negative editorial reviews. The plot follows Audrey Driscoll, a fictional character, travelling from America to …

17110. The Root Cellar

Janet Lunn

The Root Cellar is a children's historical novel by Janet Lunn that is set in the 1980s, although much of the action takes place in the 1860s. It follows Rose Larkin, an orphan, who travels temporally back and forth between Ontario, Canada, of the 1980s and various settings of …

17111. Frankenstein (Penguin Readers, Level 3)

Mary Shelley

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

17114. Shadow of the Scorpion: A Novel of the Polity …

Neal Asher

Raised to adulthood during the end of the war between the human Polity and a vicious alien race, the Prador, Ian Cormac is haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone and the burden of losses he doesn’t remember. Cormac signs up with Earth Central …

17116. The Monstrumologist

Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist is a young adult horror novel by Rick Yancey. It received the 2010 Michael L. Printz Honor Award for excellence in young adult literature.

17117. Celeste (Gemini, Bk.1)

V. C. Andrews

Celeste is a book published in 2004 that was written by V. C. Andrews.

17118. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual …

Gardner Dozois

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in …

17120. Lost and Found

Andrew Clements

Lost and Found is a children's novel written by Andrew Clements, first published in 2008. It is about two boys, Ray and Jay Grayson, who are identical twins, and have always wondered what it is like to be a single person rather than "one of the Grayson twins".

17121. Broken Angels

Richard Montanari

Broken Angels is a military science fiction novel by Richard Morgan. It is the sequel to Altered Carbon, and is followed by Woken Furies.

17125. Poems

Hermann Hesse

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original …

17127. Montauk

Max Frisch

Montauk is a story by Swiss writer Max Frisch. It first appeared in 1975 and takes an exceptional position in Frisch's work. While fictional stories previously served Frisch for exploring the possible behavior of his protagonists, in Montauk, he tells an authentic experience: a …

17128. Pigeons on the Grass

Wolfgang Koeppen

Here is an English translation of a post-war German classic. The events of the novel take place during the course of a single day in an unnamed city in occupied Germany where the endless drone of allied planes overhead increases the already heightened tension. Throughout this …

17129. Strong as Death

Guy de Maupassant

Broad daylight streamed down into the vast studio through a skylight in the ceiling, which showed a large square of dazzling blue, a bright vista of limitless heights of azure, across which passed flocks of birds in rapid flight. But the glad light of heaven hardly entered this …

17130. Memoirs of an Anti-semite

Gregor von Rezzori

This is a European classic. Set in Rumania, Austria, Germany and Italy between the last century's world wars, this is a novel of great beauty about men and the histories that define them. Our hero tells of his childhood: his passion for hunting, his love of the wild landscape of …

17131. Dungeon, Zenith Vol. 2: The Barbarian Princess

Lewis Trondheim

Herbert’s fictitious Princess in distress to lure more hapless warriors to the Dungeon turns out to be all too real and quite a handful!

17132. Bloody Streets of Paris

Jacques Tardi

The Bloody Streets of Paris is a classic detective story set against the Nazi occupation of Paris. Newly discharged from a WWII prisoner of war camp, Nestor Burma finds himself unraveling a convoluted mystery surrounding the death of an associate. The fast-paced, tightly plotted …

17133. So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away

Richard Brautigan

So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away is a novel written by Richard Brautigan, published in 1982. The story is about a narrator in 1979 remembering the events that happened when he was 13 in 1948. The young narrator lives in a lower class suburban Oregon neighborhood and collects …

17135. The Passport

Herta Müller

From the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature!“[The Passport] has the same clipped prose cadences as Nadirs, this time applied to evoke the trapped mentality of a man so desperate for freedom that he views everything through a temporal lens, like a prisoner staring at a …

17137. The Ash Garden

Dennis Bock

The Ash Garden is a novel written by Canadian author Dennis Bock and published in 2001. It is Bock's first novel, following the 1998 release of Olympia, a collection of short stories. The Ash Garden follows the stories of three main characters affected by World War Two: …

17144. A Bit On the Side

William Trevor

A Bit on the Side is a short story collection written by William Trevor, first published by Viking Press in 2004. It comprises twelve short stories arranged in the following order: "Sitting with the Dead" "Traditions" "Justina's Priest" "An Evening Out" "Graillis's Legacy" …

17148. The dark side of love

Rafik Schami

Spænder over et århundredes syrisk historie og fortæller samtidig om to klaners indbyrdes kamp gennem tre generationer.

17153. Swag

Elmore Leonard

Swag is a crime novel by Elmore Leonard, first published as a paperback in 1976 and since also released as a large print hardcover and as an audio recording. Some paperback editions, including the first American edition, were published under the alternative title of Ryan's …

17154. When I was mortal

Javier Marías

When I Was Mortal is a short story collection by the Spanish writer Javier Marías. It was translated into English by Margaret Jull Costa and published in the United States in 2002 by New Directions.

17158. Living my life

Emma Goldman

Living My Life is the 993-page autobiography of Lithuanian-born anarchist Emma Goldman, published in two volumes in 1931 and 1934. Goldman wrote it in Saint-Tropez, France, following her disillusionment with the Bolshevik role in the Russian revolution. The text thoroughly …

17159. Jacques and his Master

Milan Kundera

Jacques and his Master is a play written in 1971 by Milan Kundera, which he subtitles "A Homage to Diderot in Three Acts". It was translated by Simon Callow in 1986 and directed by him in 1987.

17161. The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Matt Ridley

The Rational Optimist is a 2010 popular science book by Matt Ridley, author of The Red Queen. The book primarily focuses on the benefits of the innate human tendency to trade goods and services. Ridley argues that this trait is the source of human prosperity, and that as people …

17162. Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre

Simone de Beauvoir

Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre is a 1981 book written by Simone de Bauvoir.

17167. A Glastonbury Romance

John Cowper Powys

A Glastonbury Romance is the second of John Cowper Powys's Wessex novels, along with Wolf Solent, Weymouth Sands and Maiden Castle. Powys was an admirer of Thomas Hardy and these novels are set in Somerset and Dorset parts of Hardy's mythical Wessex. The first two chapters of A …

17168. Dodsworth

Sinclair Lewis

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis first published by Harcourt Brace & Company in March 1929. Its subject, the differences between US and European intellect, manners, and morals, is one that frequently appears in the works of Henry James.

17169. One Across, Two Down

Ruth Rendell

One Across, Two Down is a psychological suspense novel by British writer Ruth Rendell. it was first published in 1971. In 1976, it was made into the film, Diary of the Dead by Arvin Brown, written by I.C. Rapoport, and starring Geraldine Fitzgerald and Hector Elizondo.

17171. Sour Sweet (Aventura)

Timothy Mo

Sour Sweet is a novel by Timothy Mo first published in 1982. Written as a 'sour sweet' comedy the story follows the tribulations of a Hong Kong Chinese immigrant and his initially reluctant wife as they attempt to make a home for themselves in 1960s London. It was awarded the …

17174. The Colonizer and the Colonized

Albert Memmi

The Colonizer and the Colonized is a well-known nonfiction book of Albert Memmi, published in French in 1957 and in English at first in 1965. This work explores and describes the psychological effects of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike. Dissecting the minds of both …

17175. The Purloined Letter

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt". These stories are considered …

17178. The Assignment

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Der Auftrag is a 1986 novella by the Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The first English publication appeared in 1988, translated by Joel Agee. The experimental narrative is divided into twenty-four parts, each one a single sentence spanning many pages. In his forward to the …

17180. The Last Children of Schewenborn

Gudrun Pausewang

The Last Children of Schewenborn is a 1983 novel by Gudrun Pausewang, depicting life in Germany in the aftermath of a nuclear war. The story is fictional, but as the author states in the epilogue, Schewenborn, where the story takes place is modeled on the small town of Schlitz …

17181. The Bride of Lammermoor

Walter Scott

The Bride of Lammermoor is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1819. The novel is set in the Lammermuir Hills of south-east Scotland, and tells of a tragic love affair between young Lucy Ashton and her family's enemy Edgar Ravenswood. Scott indicated the plot …

17183. Socialism

Ludwig von Mises

Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis is a book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, first published in German by Gustav Fischer Verlag in Jena in 1922 under the title Die Gemeinwirtschaft: Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus. It was …

17185. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom : Essential Techniques and …

Julia Child

Julia's Kitchen Wisdom is a book of cooking principles, first published in 2000, that was based on the notebook of the famous American television chef Julia Child.

17186. Makes me wanna holler : a young black man in America

Nathan McCall

Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America is an autobiographical and debut book by Nathan McCall.

17188. The flea palace

Elif Shafak

“She has a particular genius for depicting backstreet Istanbul, where the myriad cultures of the Ottoman Empire are still in tangled evidence on every family tree.”—The New York Times Book ReviewSet within a once-stately apartment block in Istanbul, The Flea Palace tells the …

17189. The Void Captain's tale

Norman Spinrad

The Void Captain's Tale is a 1983 science fiction novel by the American author Norman Spinrad. The Void Captain's Tale takes place three or four thousand years in the future in a fictional universe called the Second Starfaring Age, a setting Spinrad revisited in the 1985 novel …

17190. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

Bill Martin, Jr.

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? is a children's picture book by Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle.

17191. My Boring Ass Life

Kevin Smith

My Boring Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith is the second book composed of writings by filmmaker Kevin Smith, the first being Silent Bob Speaks.

17192. Fitzpatricks War

Theodore Judson

Fitzpatrick's War is a work of post-apocalyptic fiction by Theodore Judson. It was first published by Daw Books in 2004.

17193. Brokeback Mountain: story to screenplay

Annie Proulx

"Brokeback Mountain" is a short story by American author Annie Proulx. It was originally published in The New Yorker on October 13, 1997. The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for Fiction for its publication of "Brokeback Mountain" in 1998. Proulx won an O. Henry Award …

17195. Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

Barry Miles

Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now is a 1997 biography of Paul McCartney by Barry Miles. It is the "official" biography of McCartney and was written "based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews undertaken over a period of five years" according to the back cover of the …

17196. Sketches By Boz: Illustrative of Every-Day Life and …

Charles Dickens

Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People is a collection of short pieces Charles Dickens published as a book in 1836, with illustrations by George Cruikshank. The 56 sketches concern London scenes and people, and the whole work is divided into four …

17197. Driftglass: Ten Tales of Speculative Fiction

Samuel R. Delany

Driftglass is a 1971 collection of science fiction short stories by Samuel R. Delany. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Worlds of Tomorrow, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, If and New Worlds or the anthologies Quark/3, Dangerous Visions and Alchemy …



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