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.

17001. 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.

17002. 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.

17003. Tarot #1 - God of Tarot

Piers Anthony

God of Tarot is a book published in 1979 that was written by Piers Anthony.

17004. King's Sacrifice

Margaret Weis

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

17005. (Nicholas Linnear 2) The Miko

Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja novel was written in 1980 by Eric Van Lustbader and is a tale of revenge, love and murder. The author blends a number of known themes together: crime, suspense and Japanese martial arts mysticism. The book is divided into five parts, called "rings," as an apparent …

17007. B070912: Speaker of Mandarin (Inspector Wexford)

Ruth Rendell

The Speaker of Mandarin is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1983. It is the 12th novel in her popular Inspector Wexford series.

17008. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1910. The tale is about housekeeping and insect pests in the home, and reflects Potter's own sense of tidiness and her abhorrence of insect …

17009. Dooby Dooby Moo (Betsy Lewin)

Doreen Cronin

Dooby Dooby Moo is a children's book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Released in 2006 by Athenium, it continues the story of Farmer Brown's animals from Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, who enter a talent show in an attempt to win a trampoline. The …

17010. Tarzan at the Earth's Core

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan at the Earth's Core is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, published in 1930. the thirteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan and the fourth in his series set in the interior world of Pellucidar.

17011. 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 …

17012. 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 …

17014. The Miocene Arrow

Sean McMullen

The Miocene Arrow is a post-apocalyptic novel by Sean McMullen. It is the middle book of the Greatwinter trilogy.

17016. Michener: Journey

James A. Michener

Journey, a novel by James Michener published in 1989, was expanded from a section originally cut from his large novel Alaska. The book depicts five men, one of whom was an English Lord, journeying in 1897-99 from Great Britain through Canada to Dawson, Yukon, to participate in …

17017. Operation Chaos

Poul Anderson

Operation Chaos is a 1971 science fiction/fantasy fixup novel by Poul Anderson. A sequel, Operation Luna, was published in 2000.

17018. Vorpal Blade (Looking Glass) (Looking Glass) …

John Ringo

Vorpal Blade is a book published in 2007 that was written by Travis S. Taylor and John Ringo.

17019. Kolomsky Heights

Lionel Davidson

Kolymsky Heights is a thriller novel by Lionel Davidson.

17020. 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 …

17023. Five Go Off to Camp

Enid Blyton

Five Go Off To Camp is the seventh novel in the Famous Five children's adventure series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1948, and was followed by a number of reprints and translations. The story revolves around mysterious "spook trains" that the Five hear about on a …

17024. 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.

17025. 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.

17026. Journey to the Stone Country

Alex Miller

Journey to the Stone Country is a 2002 Miles Franklin literary award winning novel by the Australian author Alex Miller.

17027. 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.

17028. The powers that be

David Halberstam

The Powers That Be is a 1979 book by David Halberstam about the American media. The subjects in the book: CBS The New York Times The Los Angeles Times The Washington Post Time The Seattle Times called the book, "a monumental X-ray study of power."

17029. Murder Being Once Done: An Inspector Wexford Mystery

Ruth Rendell

Murder Being Once Done is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1972. It is the seventh entry in her popular Inspector Wexford series.

17030. 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.

17031. The Return of Depression Economics

Paul Krugman

The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 is a non-fiction book by American economist and winner of the Nobel Prize in economics Paul Krugman. The 2008 book is an updated version of his 1999 work, The Return of Depression Economics and draws parallels between the …

17032. 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.

17033. The Oxford companion to food

Alan Davidson

The Oxford Companion to Food is an encyclopedia about food. It was edited by Alan Davidson and published by Oxford University Press in 1999. It was also issued in softcover under the name The Penguin Companion to Food. A second edition was edited by Tom Jaine and published in …

17034. Holy War, Inc

Peter Bergen

Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Bin Laden is a book by CNN investigative journalist and documentarian Peter Bergen. In the book, Bergen documents the life, career, and activities of Islamic terrorist Osama bin Laden and the jihadist network that he operates, Al-Qaeda. …

17035. The Gentle Giants of Ganymede

James P. Hogan

The Gentle Giants of Ganymede is a book published in 1978 that was written by James P. Hogan.

17037. Perl Best Practices

Damian Conway

Perl Best Practices is a programming book focusing on standard practices for Perl coding style, encouraging the development of maintainable source code. It was written by Damian Conway and published by O'Reilly.

17038. Cinco dias en Paris

Danielle Steel

Five Days In Paris is a 1995 fiction novel by Danielle Steel and published by Delacorte Press. It analyzes honour, integrity and commitment into relationships, as well as hope. The book was a best-seller of Publishers Weekly for eighteen weeks.

17039. Star Wars: Dark Nest 3: The Swarm War

Troy Denning

The Swarm War is a novel set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It is the third and final book in Troy Denning's Dark Nest Trilogy. The book is set 35 years after the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

17040. 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, …

17041. Kissing The Beehive [Lit.157]

Jonathan Carroll

Kissing the Beehive is a fantasy novel by Jonathan Carroll, published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday in late December 1997. When the novel was published in Great Britain the following year, Carroll added a three-page epilogue at the request of its publisher, Victor Gollancz. It is …

17043. Cluster Series #1: Cluster

Piers Anthony

Cluster is the 1st book of the Cluster Series published in 1977 that was written by Piers Anthony.

17044. Simon the Coldheart: A Tale of Chivalry and Adventure

Georgette Heyer

Simon the Coldheart is a novel by Georgette Heyer

17045. The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and …

Ann Rinaldi

The Coffin Quilt is a novel by Ann Rinaldi that was first published in 1999. Set in Kentucky, it tells the story of the Hatfield-McCoy feud in the late 19th century through the eyes of Fanny, a young female member of the McCoy family. Choosing between family and what is right is …

17046. 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 …

17047. The King's Peace (Sulien, Book 1)

Jo Walton

The King's Peace is a fantasy novel written by Jo Walton and published by Tor Books in October 2000. The first of Walton's published novels, it is also the first of three "Sulien" novels. It was followed in 2001 by a sequel, The King's Name, and in 2002 by a prequel, The Prize …

17048. 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, …

17049. Neuropath

R. Scott Bakker

Scott Bakker's neuroscience thriller.

17050. Firstborn

Paul B. Thompson

Firstborn is a fantasy novel by Paul B. Thompson and Tonya R. Carter which is set in the world of the Dragonlance campaign setting and is the first volume in the Elven Nations series.

17051. B070913: Firefox

Craig Thomas

Firefox is a thriller novel written by Craig Thomas and published in 1977. The Cold War plot involves an attempt by the CIA and MI6 to steal a highly advanced experimental Soviet fighter aircraft. The chief protagonist is fighter pilot turned spy Mitchell Gant. The book was …

17052. Deathworld

Harry Harrison

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

17053. At Canaan's Edge: America In The King Years, 1965-68

Taylor Branch

At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 is a book by Taylor Branch.

17054. 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 …

17055. 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.

17057. The It Girl

Cecily von Ziegesar

The It Girl is the first book in The It Girl series. It was written in 2005 by a ghostwriter with suggestions from Cecily von Ziegesar. Aimed toward young adults, it is a spin-off from the bestselling Gossip Girl series. Jenny Humphrey has been kicked out from Constance Billard …

17058. The Fleet Street Murders

Charles Finch

The Fleet Street Murders, by Charles Finch, is the mystery set in London and in northern England in 1867 during the Victorian era. It is the third novel in the Charles Lenox series.

17059. The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System (Magic …

Bruce Degen

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back!The fieldtrip to the planetarium is foiled when the museum turns out to be …

17061. 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.

17062. Bumblebee Flies Anyway, The

Robert Cormier

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway is a young adult novel by Robert Cormier. It was published in 1983.

17063. Prisoner's Dilemma (Collier Fiction)

Richard Powers

Prisoner's Dilemma is a 1988 novel by American author Richard Powers. It is the story of a dysfunctional family living in DeKalb County, Illinois. The novel explores the impact of history on contemporary life. The novel centres on the father of the family, Eddie Hobson, who is …

17064. 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 …

17065. Glut: The Deep History of Information Science: …

Alex Wright

Glut: Mastering Information Through The Ages is a 2007 book written by Alex Wright, a writer and information architect for The New York Times. Wright's intention is to provide a broad historical overview of the development of information transmission and organization systems.

17066. 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 …

17067. 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 …

17068. 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 …

17069. 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.

17075. 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 …

17079. 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 …

17086. 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 …

17089. 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. …

17093. The IDIC Epidemic, Star Trek, No. 38

Jean Lorrah

The IDIC Epidemic is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Jean Lorrah. This novel is especially beloved by Star Trek fans because it provided a very gratifying explanation of why the Klingons seen in the original series have a very different appearance from the …

17094. (Star Trek: The Original Series, No. 1) Star Trek - …

Gene Roddenberry

The novelization of the film Star Trek: The Motion Picture was written in 1979 by Gene Roddenberry. It is notable as being the only Star Trek novel to be written by Roddenberry, who created the franchise. It was also the first Star Trek novel published by Pocket Books, beginning …

17098. The Face (Demon Princes #4)

Jack Vance

The Face is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the fourth novel in the "Demon Princes" series. This book was published nearly twelve years after the third.

17099. Runaways

V. C. Andrews

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

17104. 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 …

17106. Sharpe's Christmas

Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Christmas, is a short story by historical fiction author Bernard Cornwell. It features Cornwell's fictional hero Richard Sharpe. It was originally written for British newspaper The Daily Mail which serialised it during the Christmas season of 1994. An extended version …

17107. The history of magic : including a clear and precise …

Eliphas Lévi

First published in 1913, this classic text is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism. The contents include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in Ancient Greece, the Kabalah, Primitive Symbolism, Mysticism, Oracles, Magical Monuments, Magic and …

17110. Masters of the Vortex : The Seventh Novel of the …

E. E. "Doc" Smith

The Vortex Blaster is a collection of three science fiction short stories by author Edward E. Smith, Ph.D.. It was simultaneously published in 1960 by Gnome Press in an edition of 3,000 copies and by Fantasy Press in an edition of 341 copies. The book was originally intended to …

17118. 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 …

17123. Family Album

Danielle Steel

Family Album is a 1985 romance novel by Danielle Steel. It was adapted into a 1994 TV miniseries starring Jaclyn Smith.

17127. 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".

17128. 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.

17130. Poems

Hermann Hesse

Few American readers seem to be aware that Hermann Hesse, author of the epic novels Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, among many others, also wrote poetry, the best of which the poet James Wright has translated and included in this book. This is a special volume--filled with short, …

17131. The Girl with All the Gifts

M. R. Carey

NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Melanie is a very special girl Dr Caldwell calls her our little genius Every morning Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class When they come for her Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the …

17132. 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 …

17133. 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 …

17134. 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 …

17135. 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 …

17136. Dungeon, Zenith Vol. 2: The Barbarian Princess

Joann Sfar

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!

17137. 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 …

17138. 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 …

17139. Tartarin of Tarascon

Alphonse Daudet

Tartarin of Tarascon is an 1872 novel written by the French author Alphonse Daudet.

17141. 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 …

17142. The chairs

Martin Crimp

In a house on an island a very old couple pass their time with private games and half-remembered stories. With brilliant eccentricity, Ionesco's 'tragic farce' combines a comic portrait of human folly with a magical experiment in theatrical possibilities.

17144. On late style

Edward Said

In this fascinating book, Edward Said looks at the creative contradictions that often mark the late works of literary and musical artists. Said shows how the approaching death of an artist can make its way into his work, examining essays, poems, novels, films, and operas by such …

17145. 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: …

17146. Force of circumstance

Simone de Beauvoir

Force if circumstance is a 1963 book written by Simone de Beauvoir.

17149. Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels

Sergeanne Golon

Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels is a 1956 novel by Anne Golon & Serge Golon, the first novel in Angélique series. Inspired by the life of Suzanne de Rougé du Plessis-Bellière, known as the Marquise du Plessis-Bellière. Angélique's marriage to Jeoffrey de Peyrac is …

17152. Alchemy of Desire

Tarun Tejpal

The Alchemy of Desire is a 2006 novel by Tarun Tejpal. It was shortlisted for the Prix Femina and won France's Le Prix Mille Pages for Best Foreign Literary Fiction.

17153. The Eternal Champion (A Tale of The Enternal …

Michael Moorcock

The Eternal Champion is a fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock. First published in 1970, it is based on stories Moorcock published in Avillion and Science Fantasy. It is the first in a trilogy of books about the Eternal Champion in his incarnation as Erekosë. The sequels are …

17158. The Healing of America

T.R. Reid

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care is a New York Times bestseller from journalist T.R. Reid. Reid draws contrasts between health care systems in a half-a-dozen wealthy nations with the health care models followed in the United …

17159. The dark side of love

Rafik Schami

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

17163. 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.

17165. City of Glass: Douglas Coupland's Vancouver

Douglas Coupland

City of Glass is a book by Canadian author Douglas Coupland, published by Douglas and McIntyre in 2000, featuring short essays and photographs of his home town of Vancouver, British Columbia. Each essay deals with a different aspect of the city, such as the glass condominium …

17166. America Day by Day

Simone de Beauvoir

Here is the ultimate American road book, one with a perspective unlike that of any other. In January 1947 Simone de Beauvoir landed at La Guardia airport and began a four-month journey that took her from one coast of the United States to the other, and back again. Embraced by …

17169. 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.

17171. Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and …

William Russell Easterly

The Elusive Quest For Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics is a 2001 book by World Bank development economist William Easterly. Upon its release, the book received acclaim from such figures as Bruce Bartlett, Robert Solow, and Paul Romer, and has since …

17172. Starr, Book 2: Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the …

Isaac Asimov

Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids is the second novel in the Lucky Starr series, six juvenile science fiction novels by Isaac Asimov that originally appeared under the pseudonym Paul French. The novel was first published by Doubleday & Company in November 1953.

17173. Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre

Simone de Beauvoir

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

17181. 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.

17187. 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 …

17188. What makes Sammy run?

Budd Schulberg

What Makes Sammy Run? is a novel by Budd Schulberg inspired by the life of his father, early Hollywood mogul B. P. Schulberg. It is a rags to riches story chronicling the rise and fall of Sammy Glick, a Jewish boy born in New York's Lower East Side who, very early in his life, …

17191. The Chase of the Golden Meteor

Jules Verne

The Chase of the Golden Meteor is a novel by Jules Verne. It was one of the last novels written by the prolific French hard science fiction pioneer and was only published in 1908, three years after his death. It is one of seven such posthumous novels, many of which were …

17192. 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 …

17194. 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 …

17196. 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 …

17197. Spinoza: Practical Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze

Spinoza: Practical Philosophy is a 1970 book by philosopher Gilles Deleuze, his last work published before his collaboration with psychoanalyst Félix Guattari on Anti-Oedipus; a revised and expanded edition was published in 1981 by Les Editions du Minuit. In the book, Deleuze …

17198. 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.

17199. The Beggar

Naguib Mahfouz

The Beggar is a 1965 novella by Naguib Mahfouz about the failure to find meaning in existence. It is set in post-revolutionary Cairo during the time of Gamal Abdel Nasser.

17200. 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.



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