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.

17203. Women who read are dangerous

Stefan Bollmann

Provides a look at more than seventy iconic works of art featuring women who read, from the Virgin Mary to Marilyn Monroe.

17206. On Dreams

Sigmund Freud

On Dreams is a book written by Sigmund Freud.

17218. Frost

Thomas Bernhard

Frost is the first novel by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in German in 1963. An English translation by Michael Hofmann was published in 2006.

17220. LTI – Lingua Tertii Imperii

Victor Klemperer

A labourer, journalist and a professor who lived through four successive periods of German political history – from the German Empire, through the Weimar Republic and the Nazi state through to the German Democratic Republic – Victor Klemperer is regarded as one of the most vivid …

17222. Untimely Meditations

Friedrich Nietzsche

Untimely Meditations, also translated as Unfashionable Observations and Thoughts Out Of Season consists of four works by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, started in 1873 and completed in 1876. The work comprises a collection of four essays concerning the contemporary …

17229. The Interior: A Red Princess Mystery

Lisa See

“See paints a fascinating portrait of a complex and enigmatic society, in which nothing is ever quite as it appears, and of the people, peasant and aristocrat alike, who are bound by its subtle strictures.”–San Diego Union-TribuneWhile David Stark is asked to open a law office …

17230. Angry Hills, The

Leon Uris

The Angry Hills is a novel written by the American novelist Leon Uris. It was adapted into a motion picture by the same name in 1959. Michael "Mike" Morrison is an American author and recent widower who is in Greece during World War II to receive an inheritance. When everything …

17232. 62: A Model Kit

Julio Cortazar

62: A Model Kit is a novel by Julio Cortázar published in 1968.

17234. The Sterkarm Handshake

Susan Price

The Sterkarm Handshake is a young-adult science fiction novel by Susan Price, published by Scholastic UK in 1998. It features time travel between 21st-century and 16th-century Britain and conflict between FUP and the Sterkarms, a modern corporation and a Scottish clan. Price won …

17235. Starlight Barking (Wyatt Book)

Dodie Smith

The Starlight Barking is a 1967 children's novel by Dodie Smith. It is a sequel to the 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Although The Hundred and One Dalmatians has been adapted into two films, and each version has a sequel film, neither sequel film has any connection …

17236. 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 …

17242. Philosophy and Social Hope

Richard Rorty

Philosophy and Social Hope is a 1999 book written by philosopher Richard Rorty and published by Penguin. The book is a collection of cultural and political essays intended to reach a wider audience and, like his previous books, it presents Rorty's own version of pragmatism. …

17243. Down and Dirty

George Martin

Down and Dirty is the fifth book in the Wild Cards anthology series, set in the same shared universe as the other Wild Cards novels and collections. It was edited by George R. R. Martin. The stories in this volume tell of the events in New York City involving two outbreaks; the …

17244. The End of the Third Age

J. R. R. Tolkien

The End of the Third Age is a book written by J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien.

17245. Count Brass: The First Book of the Chronicles of …

Michael Moorcock

Count Brass is a book published in 1973 that was written by Michael Moorcock.

17247. Maria Chapdelaine

Louis Hémon

Maria Chapdelaine is a novel written in 1913 by the French writer Louis Hémon, who was then residing in Quebec.

17248. One for the Morning Glory

John Barnes

One For the Morning Glory is a fantasy novel by John Barnes, published 1996. It is a fairy tale where the characters know that they are in a fairy tale. The novel has a humorous tone similar to William Goldman's The Princess Bride — quite different from Barnes' usual science …

17249. The Art of Computer Programming

Donald Knuth

The Art of Computer Programming is a comprehensive monograph written by Donald Knuth that covers many kinds of programming algorithms and their analysis. Knuth began the project, originally conceived as a single book with twelve chapters, in 1962. The first three of what was …

17251. [Just William] Just William

Richmal Crompton

Just William is the first book of children's short stories about the young school boy William Brown, written by Richmal Crompton, and published in 1922. The book was the first in the series of William Brown books which was the basis for numerous television series, films and …

17252. Shadows Of The Mind. A Search for the Missing …

Roger Penrose

Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness is a 1994 book by mathematical physicist Roger Penrose, and serves as a followup to his 1989 book The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and The Laws of Physics. Penrose hypothesizes that: Human …

17253. White Stag, The (Newbery Library, Puffin)

Kate Seredy

The White Stag is a children's book, written and illustrated by Kate Seredy. It won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature and received the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. The White Stag is a mythical retelling that follows the warrior bands of Huns and …

17254. Love Letters

Katie Fforde

Phillida Horsley might have bitten off more than she can chew when she agrees to help organize a literary festival and finds herself going to Ireland to persuade the infamous and reclusive author Dermot Flynn to come out of hiding.From the Hardcover edition.

17255. Blue willow

Doris Gates

Blue Willow is a realistic children's fiction book by Doris Gates, published in 1940. Called the "juvenile Grapes of Wrath", it was named a Newbery Honor book in 1941. Written by a librarian who worked with migrant children in Fresno, California, this story of a migrant girl who …

17258. The Demon Apostle (The Demonwars Sage, Book 3)

R. A. Salvatore

The Demon Apostle is the third book in the first DemonWars Saga trilogy by R. A. Salvatore. The book is also the third out of seven books in the combined DemonWars Saga.

17259. Drakon (The Draka series) (The Draka series)

S. M. Stirling

Drakon is the fourth novel in the alternate history series, The Domination by S. M. Stirling. The novel was released in the United States on January 1, 1996.

17260. Janissaries Clan and Crown

Jerry Pournelle

Janissaries is a novel by science fiction author Jerry Pournelle. It was originally published in 1979, and was illustrated by comic artist Bermejo. It is the first book of Pournelle's Janissaries series. The following books are Janissaries: Clan and Crown and Janissaries III: …

17261. Animators Survival Kit

Richard Williams

The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles, and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion, and Internet Animators is a book by award-winning animator and director Richard Williams, about various aspects of animation. The book includes techniques, …

17262. Blonde Ambition (The A-List)

Zoey Dean

Blonde Ambition is the third novel in the A-List series by Zoey Dean. It was published in September 2004.

17263. Ghosts of Chance (High risk)

William S. Burroughs

Ghost of Chance is a novella by William S. Burroughs. The story was first published in 1991 in a special limited edition by the Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art; this was followed by a mass market hardcover edition in 1995 by High Risk Books and a paperback …

17264. The Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord

The Society of the Spectacle is a 1967 work of philosophy and Marxist critical theory by Guy Debord. In this important text for the Situationist movement, Debord develops and presents the concept of the Spectacle. Debord published a follow-up book Comments on the Society of the …

17266. Goodbye California

Alistair MacLean

Goodbye California is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1977.

17268. Big If

Mark Costello

Big if is the book written by Mark Costello.

17271. Uncle Tom's Children

Richard Wright

Uncle Tom's Children is a collection of short stories by African-American author Richard Wright, who is also the author of Black Boy, Native Son, and The Outsider. Uncle Tom's Children includes four short stories and was successful when it was first published in 1938. In 1940, …

17272. A Book of Mediterranean Food

Elizabeth David

A Book of Mediterranean Food was an influential cookery book written by Elizabeth David in 1950, and published by John Lehmann. After years of rationing and wartime austerity, the book brought light and colour back to English cooking, with simple fresh ingredients. The book was …

17273. Philosophy & the Mirror of Nature (Paper Only)

Richard Rorty

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature is a book by American philosopher Richard Rorty. It attempts to dissolve modern philosophical problems instead of solving them by presenting them as pseudo-problems that only exist in the language-game of epistemological projects culminating …

17274. My war : killing time in Iraq

Colby Buzzell

My War: Killing Time in Iraq is a 2005 book by Colby Buzzell recounting the author's November 2003 – January 2005 deployment of post-invasion Iraq in the U.S. Army. My War focuses on the down-to-earth experiences of a soldier, chronicling the daily life, absurdities and ennui in …

17275. Tek War, Volume 2

William Shatner

TekWar is a science fiction novel written by William Shatner and science fiction author Ron Goulart. It was first published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in October 1989. TekWar is the first of nine novels, which spawned a comic book and television series, a video game, and a TV movie.

17276. The Glory

Herman Wouk

The Glory is the sequel to The Hope written by American author Herman Wouk.

17278. Four for Tomorrow

Roger Zelazny

Four for Tomorrow is the first story collection by Roger Zelazny, published in paperback by Ace Books in 1967. British hardcover and paperback editions followed in 1969, under the title A Rose for Ecclesiastes. The first American hardcover was issued in the Garland Library of …

17279. Eyes of the Calculor

Sean McMullen

Eyes of the Calculor is a post-apocalyptic novel by Sean McMullen published in 2001. It is the third part of the Greatwinter trilogy.

17280. A Journey

Tony Blair

A Journey is a memoir by Tony Blair of his tenure as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Published in the UK on 1 September 2010, it covers events from when he became leader of the Labour Party in 1994 and transformed it into "New Labour", holding power for a party record …

17282. Edge Chronicles 7: Freeglader (The Edge Chronicles)

Paul Stewart

Freeglader is a children's fantasy novel by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, first published in 2004. It is the seventh volume of The Edge Chronicles and the third of the Rook Saga trilogy; within the stories' own chronology it is the ninth novel, following the Quint Saga and …

17283. Gypsy Rizka

Lloyd Alexander

A moving, magical tale about a spunky girl from the award-winning author of the Chronicles of Prydain.Quick-witted, bright, and sassy, Rizka the Gypsy girl is involved with everything that is happening in Greater Dunitsa, including runaway lovers, floods, magical caves, and a …

17284. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #55: Mystery of Crocodile …

Carolyn Keene

Mystery of Crocodile Island is the fifty-fifth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1978 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

17285. Off on a Comet

Jules Verne

Off on a Comet is an 1877 science fiction novel by Jules Verne.

17286. The Dragon Masters

Jack Vance

The Dragon Masters is a science fiction novella by American author Jack Vance. It was first published in Galaxy magazine, August 1962, and in 1963 in book form, as half of Ace Double F-185. It won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1963. The story describes a human society …

17287. A hetedik szint

Mordecai Roshwald

Level 7 is a 1959 science fiction novel by the American writer Mordecai Roshwald. It is told from the first person perspective of a modern soldier X-127 living in the underground military complex Level 7, where he is expected to reside permanently, fulfilling the role of …

17288. The Early Asimov (Vol. 2)

Isaac Asimov

The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying is a 1972 collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov. Each story is accompanied by commentary by the author, who gives details about his life and his literary achievements in the period in which he wrote the story, effectively …

17289. Collins Bird Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the …

Lars Svensson

The Collins Bird Guide is a field guide to the birds of the Western Palearctic. Its authors are Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström and Peter J. Grant, and it is illustrated by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström. It has been described as "undoubtedly the finest …

17291. Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

William Blum

Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower is a book by William Blum first published in 2000. The 3rd revision updates events covered in the book to the year 2005. It examines and criticizes United States foreign policy during and following the Cold War. The book's …

17292. Meaning of Things

A. C. Grayling

The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life, published in the U.S. as Meditations for the Humanist: Ethics for a Secular Age, is a book by A. C. Grayling. First published in 2001, the work offers popular treatments of philosophical reasoning, weaving together ideas from …

17293. Down These Mean Streets

Piri Thomas

Down These Mean Streets is a memoir by Piri Thomas, a Latino of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent who grew up in El Barrio, a section of Harlem that has a large Puerto Rican population. The book follows Piri as he goes through the first few decades of his life, lives in poverty, …

17295. The Young Lions

Irwin Shaw

The Young Lions was published in 1949, from which a 1958 feature film of the same name was based on.

17296. Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions

Jean-Paul Sartre

Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions is a 1939 book by Jean-Paul Sartre.

17298. Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, And Emo

Andy Greenwald

Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers and Emo is a book by Andy Greenwald, a senior contributing writer at Spin magazine, published in November 2003 by St. Martin's Press. The title Nothing Feels Good is taken from an album by The Promise Ring, a representative band of the …

17299. Lilith: A Snake in the Grass

Jack L. Chalker

Lilith: A Snake in the Grass is a 1981 science fiction novel by American writer Jack L. Chalker. It is the first book in his Four Lords of the Diamond series.

17300. Ghost Legion (Star of the Guardian #4)

Margaret Weis

Ghost legion is a fantasy novel published in 1993 that was written by Margaret Weis.

17301. The Collapsium (Queendom of Sol 1)

Wil McCarthy

The Collapsium is a 2000 hard science fiction novel by Wil McCarthy, the first in the Queendom of Sol series. The first section of the novel is based on McCarthy's short story "Once Upon a Matter Crushed", which was a Sturgeon Award finalist. A reviewer stated McCarthy used …

17302. Emily of New Moon

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Emily of New Moon is the first in a series of novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery about an orphan girl growing up in Canada. It is similar to the author's Anne of Green Gables series. It was first published in 1923.

17303. Escape from Hell

Jerry pournel Larry niven

Escape from Hell is a fantasy novel written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. It is a sequel to Inferno, the 1976 Hugo Award- and Nebula Award-nominated book by the same authors. It was released on February 17, 2009. The novel continues the story of deceased science fiction …

17306. Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim …

David Browne

Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley is a biography by the American author, journalist, and former music critic for Entertainment Weekly, David Browne. First published on February 1, 2001 the book is a dual biography of Jeff Buckley, American songwriter and …

17307. Winter and Night (A Bill Smith

S. J. Rozan

Winter and Night is a book by S. J. Rozan.

17312. Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin (Caldecott Honor Book)

Lloyd Moss

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin is a book written by Lloyd Moss and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.

17313. Tietam Brown

Mick Foley

Tietam Brown is wrestler Mick Foley's first novel, published in 2003.

17314. BATTLESTATIONS (Star Trek, No 31)

Diane Carey

Battlestations! is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Diane Carey.

17318. King Leary

Paul Quarrington

King Leary is a novel by Canadian humorist Paul Quarrington, published in 1987 by Doubleday Canada.

17319. Sword of Chaos

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Sword of Chaos and Other Stories is an anthology of sword and planet short stories edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The stories are set in Bradley's world of Darkover. The book was first published by DAW Books in April, 1982.

17320. Unknown Man #89

Elmore Leonard

Unknown Man #89 is a crime novel written by Elmore Leonard, published in 1977, just after his novel Swag, and preceding The Hunted. It is a sequel to The Big Bounce.

17321. The Great Ghost Rescue

Eva Ibbotson

The Great Ghost Rescue is a children's novel authored by Eva Ibbotson. It was published by Macmillan in 1975. The story deals with a ghost called Humphrey the Horrible. A film adaptation of the novel debuted in 2011.

17325. Up the line

Robert Silverberg

Up the Line is a time travel novel by American science fiction author Robert Silverberg. The plot revolves mainly around the paradoxes brought about by time travel, though it is also notable for its liberal dosage of sex and humor. It was nominated for a Nebula Award for Best …

17329. Lammas Night

Katherine Kurtz

Lammas Night is a fantasy novel by the American-born author Katherine Kurtz, first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in December 1983. The first hardcover edition was issued by Severn House in 1986.

17331. The Value of Nothing

Raj Patel

"A deeply though-provoking book about the dramatic changes we must make to save the planet from financial madness."--Naomi Klein, author of The Shock DoctrineOpening with Oscar Wilde's observation that "nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing," …

17337. Sky masters

Dale Brown

A novel based upon the possibility of China taking over the Philippines

17338. Casey At the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in …

Ernest Thayer

Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 is a book written by Ernest Thayer and illustrated Christopher Bing.

17340. Die a Little

Megan Abbott

How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles' hard-boiled underworld? Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side, Megan Abbott's debut, Die a Little, is a gem of the darkest hue. This ingenious twist on a classic noir tale …

17341. John Henry

Julius Lester

John Henry is a book written by Julius Lester and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

17343. The dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins an illuminating …

Barbara Kerley

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: An Illuminating History of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, Artist and Lecturer is a book written by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Brian Selznick.

17344. Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever

Ray Kurzweil

Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever, published in 2004, is a book authored by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman. The basic premise of the book is that if middle aged people can live long enough, until approximately 120, they will be able to live forever—as humanity …

17347. The Hidden Reality

Brian Greene

The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos is a book by Brian Greene published in 2011 which explores the concept of the multiverse and the possibility of parallel universes. It has been nominated for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books …

17348. Darkside

Tom Becker

Darkside is a children's novel by Tom Becker, about a boy called Jonathan who discovers a world hidden in London; a world run by Jack the Ripper's family. Only the worst of the worst live here, and all too quickly Johnathan gets mixed up in a world full of murders, thieves and, …

17350. The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories were published in the Strand Magazine in Great Britain, and Collier's in the United States.

17351. Garfield At Large: His First Book

Jim Davis

Garfield at Large: His First Book is the first compilation book of Garfield comic strips. The book was originally published by Ballantine Books in the United States in 1980 and the strips date from June 19, 1978 to January 22, 1979. This book introduced the "Garfield Format" to …

17352. Don't Call Me Ishmael

Michael Gerard Bauer

Don't Call Me Ishmael is a young adult novel by Australian author Michael Gerard Bauer. It is about Ishmael Leseur, a 14-year-old boy, and his experiences in Year Nine of school. It won the 2008 award for children's literature at Writers' Week, Australia's oldest writers' …

17354. Patrick McLanahan, Book 2: Day of the Cheetah (1989)*

Dale Brown

Day of the Cheetah is a 1989 technothriller novel written by former US Air Force officer Dale Brown. It is part of Brown's Patrick McLanahan series of novels. A number of key characters were killed in Day of the Cheetah, only to reappear in later books, as when DotC was first …

17355. Forgotten God

Francis Chan

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, is a 2009 Christian book written by Francis Chan, the author of bestseller book Crazy Love. It is the second book written by Chan, and is co-authored with Danae Yankoski. This book was published by David C. Cook and …

17358. Big Red Tequila (Tres Navarre #1)

Rick Riordan

Big Red Tequila is the first novel in Rick Riordan's prizewinning series Tres Navarre and his first ever published book. It is a fast-paced crime story about an unusually talented and flawed hero, Jackson "tres" Navarre, a third generation Texan. Tres has a PhD from Berkeley in …

17359. Something Upstairs : A Tale of Ghosts

Avi

Something Upstairs is a young adult historical thriller fiction novel written by Avi first published in 1988. It concerns a 12-year-old boy named Kenny Huldorf who has moved to a new area and discovers a ghost, Caleb, in his room. Caleb was the slave of a previous owner of the …

17360. Why We Get Fat

Gary Taubes

What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions. Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last …

17361. The Hobbit : A Graphic Novel

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a fantasy novel and children's book by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best …

17362. Counterattack ( Book 3 Counterattack)

W. E. B. Griffin

Counterattack is a book published in 1990 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

17363. Out of This Furnace

Thomas Bell

Out of This Furnace is a historical novel and the best-known work of the American writer Thomas Bell. It was first published in 1941 by Little, Brown and Company.

17364. Farsala Trilogy #2: Rise of a Hero

Hilari Bell

Rise of a Hero is the 2005 fantasy novel which comprises the second book in the Farsala Trilogy by Hilari Bell.

17367. (45)The Book of Fours (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Nancy Holder

The Book of Fours is an original novel based on the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

17368. Toxic Bachelors

Danielle Steel

Toxic Bachelors is a novel by Danielle Steel, published by Random House in October 2005. The book is Steel's sixty-seventh novel.

17369. The Battle of Jericho

Sharon Draper

The Battle of Jericho by Sharon M. Draper is a young adult novel. It is the first book in the Jericho trilogy. The book is set in high school and deals with the issues of peer pressure, acceptance, discrimination, and social interaction.

17370. Resident Evil: Caliban Cove (Resident Evil #2)

S. D. Perry

Resident Evil: Caliban Cove is a 1998 novel by S. D. Perry based on the Resident Evil series of video games.

17371. Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii (Monk The All-New Mystery …

Lee Goldberg

Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii is the second novel based on the Monk television series. It was written in 2006 by Lee Goldberg.

17372. When God Writes Your Love Story

Leslie Ludy

When God Writes Your Love Story: The Ultimate Approach to Guy/Girl Relationships is a 1999 book by Eric and Leslie Ludy, an American married couple. After becoming a bestseller on the Christian book market, the book was republished in 2004 and then revised and expanded in 2009. …

17373. Raising Dragons

Bryan Davis

Raising Dragons is a book published in 2004 that was written by Bryan Davis.

17374. Cry wolf

Wilbur A. Smith

An action-packed adventure set in 1930s Africa from global bestseller Wilbur Smith “They recognised in each other that same restlessness that was always driving them on to new adventure, never staying long enough in one place or at one job to grow roots, unfettered by offspring …

17375. Pense como um homem, aja como uma dama

Steve Harvey

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book by Steve Harvey which describes for women Harvey's concept of what men really think about love, relationships, intimacy and commitment. He writes: "The problem for all too many women who call in to my radio show, though, is that they …

17376. Doctor Sleep

Stephen King

Cemetery Dance Publications is very pleased to announce our Deluxe Special Limited Edition of Stephen King's new novel, Doctor Sleep.Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about …

17378. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Tiffany, John

"The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be …

17379. Verliefd gesprek

Alice Ferney

Pauline is young and coquettish. She is also happily married to Marc and has a child. Gilles, kind and self-confident, is twenty years older and a recent divorcee. After he watches Pauline one morning, he asks to meet her. In spite of herself, Pauline agrees. Alice Ferney …

17380. The end of education : redefining the value of school

Neil Postman

Postman suggests that the current crisis in our educational system derives from its failure to supply students with a translucent, unifying "narrative" like those that inspired earlier generations. Instead, today's schools promote the false "gods" of economic utility, …

17381. Cliffs

Olivier Adam

Etretat, Normandy. On the balcony of a hotel room, a man is keeping watch. His gaze is fixed on the cliffs from which his mother jumped to her death twenty years earlier. During the course of a single night, the narrator reflects on his life, searching for traces of his mother, …

17382. Poèmes saturniens

Paul Verlaine

Poèmes saturniens is the first collection of poetry by Paul Verlaine, first published in 1866. Verlaine was linked with the Parnassien movement in French poetry. He published his first poem in their journal, Revue du Progrès moral, littéraire, scientifique et artistique, in …

17383. The Condemned of Altona

Jean-Paul Sartre

The Condemned of Altona is a play written by Jean-Paul Sartre, known in Great Britain as Loser Wins. It was first produced in 1959 at the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Paris. It was one of the last plays Sartre wrote, followed only by his adaptation of Euripides' The Trojan …

17384. The Breaks of the Game

David Halberstam

The Breaks of the Game is a 1981 sports book written by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Halberstam about the Portland Trail Blazers' 1979–1980 season. The Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team which plays in the National Basketball Association. Aside from a …

17386. Sons (Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck)

Pearl S. Buck

[Read by Adam Verner]The second installment in Pearl S. Buck's acclaimed Good Earth trilogy: the powerful story of three brothers whose greed will bring their family to the brink of ruin. Revolution is sweeping through China. Wang Lung is on his deathbed in the house of his …

17387. Theophilus North

Thornton Wilder

Marking the thirtieth anniversary of Theophilus North, this beautiful new edition features Wilder's unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.The last of Wilder's works published …

17388. Wild Nights!

Joyce Carol Oates

Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Samuel Clemens ("Mark Twain"), Henry James, Ernest Hemingway—Joyce Carol Oates evokes each of these American literary icons in her newest work of prose fiction, poignantly and audaciously reinventing the climactic events of their lives. In …

17389. Seawitch

Alistair MacLean

The tale of murder and revenge set on a remote oil rig, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.SEAWITCH The massive oil-rig is the hub of a great empire, the pride of its billionaire owner, Lord Worth, predatory and ruthless, has clawed his way to great wealth. Now, he …

17391. All Flesh Is Grass (Masters of Science Fiction)

Clifford D. Simak

A mysterious invisible barrier suddenly encloses a small, out-of-the-way American town. It's been put there by a galactic intelligence intent on imposing harmony and cooperation on the different peoples of the universe. But to the inhabitants, the barrier evokes stark terror.

17393. Men of Men (Ballantyne Series #2)

Wilbur A. Smith

Men of Men is a novel by Wilbur Smith. It is set during the settlement of Rhodesia and the First Matabele War and climaxes with the Shangani Patrol.

17395. Any old iron

Anthony Burgess

Any Old Iron, Anthony Burgess's epic updating of the Excalibur legend, was published in 1989. Among the historical figures fictionalized in the novel are Chaim Weizmann, A. J. Cronin, Winston Churchill, Éamon de Valera, Anthony Eden and Joseph Stalin. The novel is arguably one …

17396. The Zebra-Striped Hearse: A Lew Archer Novel

Ross Macdonald

The Zebra-Striped Hearse is a detective mystery written in 1962 by Ross Macdonald, the tenth book featuring his private eye, Lew Archer.

17397. Joy of Man's Desiring

Jean Giono

Joy of Man's Desiring is a 1936 novel by the French writer Jean Giono. The story takes place in an early 20th-century farmer's community in southern France, where the inhabitants suffer from a mysterious disease, while a healer tries to save them by teaching the value of joy. …

17399. Heretics

G. K. Chesterton

Heretics is a collection of 20 essays originally published by G.K. Chesterton in 1905.

17400. The Ethics of Liberty

Murray Rothbard

The Ethics of Liberty is a 1982 book by American economist and historian Murray N. Rothbard.



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