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.

17401. 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. …

17407. 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.

17410. Off on a Comet

Jules Verne

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

17414. Inez

Carlos Fuentes

Inez is a 2001 novel by the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes.

17415. 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 …

17416. 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.

17422. 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 …

17429. 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 …

17430. Max and Moritz

Wilhelm Busch

Max and Moritz is a German language illustrated story in verse. This highly inventive, blackly humorous tale, told entirely in rhymed couplets, was written and illustrated by Wilhelm Busch and published in 1865. It is among the early works of Busch, nevertheless it already …

17442. 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.

17443. 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, …

17444. Maria Chapdelaine

Louis Hémon

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

17445. 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 …

17450. 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 …

17452. And Never Said a Word

Heinrich Böll

And Never Said a Word is a novel by German author Heinrich Böll, published in 1953. The novel deals with the thoughts and actions of Fred and Käte Bogner, a married couple. Fred, feeling sick of the poverty of their house, has left her with their three children. They continue to …

17453. Cagebird

Karin Lowachee

Cagebird is a science fiction novel by Canadian author Karin Lowachee. It was published by Warner Aspect in 2005, as the third book in the Warchild Universe. Cagebird was the winner of the Prix Aurora Award and the Gaylactic Spectrum Award in 2006.

17455. Caldé of the Long Sun

Gene Wolfe

Caldé of the Long Sun is a book published in 1994 that was written by Gene Wolfe.

17456. Reef

Romesh Gunesekera

Reef is a love story set in a spoiled paradise. It is told by Trtion, who at the age of eleven goes to work as a houseboy to Mister Salgado, a marine biologist obsessed by swamps, sea movements and the island's disappearing reef. Triton learns to polish silver; to mix a love …

17457. Hiero's journey : a romance of the future

Sterling E. Lanier

Hiero's Journey is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer Sterling Lanier first published in 1973. The novel follows the adventures of a priest by the name of Per Hiero Desteen as he explores the mutant-infested wilderness of Canada and North America five …

17460. Kep

John Banville

Kepler is a novel by John Banville, first published in 1981. In Kepler Banville recreates Prague despite never having been there when he wrote it. A historical novel, it won the 1981 Guardian Fiction Prize.

17461. The mind parasites : the supernatural, metaphysical …

Colin Wilson

The Mind Parasites is a science fiction horror novel by author Colin Wilson. It was published by Arkham House in 1967 in an edition of 3,045 copies. It was Wilson's first and only book published by Arkham House. The book is based on H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

17462. The Grotesque (Vintage Contemporaries (Paperback))

Patrick McGrath

The Grotesque is a 1989 gothic fiction novel by British author Patrick McGrath. It was adapted into a 1995 film starring Alan Bates, Lena Headey, Theresa Russell and Sting.

17464. (ita) A Long Finish (Aurelio Zen Mystery)

Michael Dibdin

A Long Finish is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the sixth entry in the popular Aurelio Zen series.

17465. The Making of the Representative for Planet 8

Doris Lessing

The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 is a 1982 science fiction novel by Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. It is the fourth book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series and relates the fate of a planet, under the care of the benevolent galactic empire …

17466. HEAVEN MAKERS (Del Rey Books)

Frank Herbert

The Heaven Makers is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert. It was originally serialized in Amazing Stories magazine in 1967.

17467. The McDonaldization of Society: An Investigation …

George Ritzer

The McDonaldization of Society is a 1993 book by sociologist George Ritzer. In the book, Ritzer took central elements of the work of Max Weber, expanded and updated them, and produced a critical analysis of the impact of social structural change on human interaction and …

17468. Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame?

Bill James

Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame?: Baseball, Cooperstown, and the Politics of Glory is a book by baseball sabermetrician and author Bill James. Originally published in 1994 as The Politics of Glory, the book covers the unique history of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the …

17469. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

Erich Fromm

The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness is a book written by Erich Fromm.

17470. After the Fall

Arthur Miller

After the Fall is a play by the American dramatist Arthur Miller. The original performance opened in New York City on January 23, 1964, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Barbara Loden and Jason Robards, Jr., along with Ralph Meeker and an early appearance by Faye Dunaway. …

17471. The Sea Around Us, Special Edition

Rachel Carson

The Sea Around Us is a prize-winning and best-selling book by the American marine biologist Rachel Carson, first published as a whole by Oxford University Press in 1951. It reveals the science and poetry of the sea while ranging from its primeval beginnings to the latest …

17474. Gradisil

Adam Roberts

Gradisil is an epic space opera of family revenge and the birth of a nation. Not very long from now, if you are wealthy, space can be yours, space to grow. New technology has seeded a rebirth of the pioneer spirit. A new breed of adventurer has slipped the bonds of gravity and …

17475. The Trees

Conrad Richter

The Trees, the first novel of Conrad Richter's trilogy The Awakening Land, is set in the wilderness of central Ohio. The simple plot — composed of what are essentially episodes in the life of a pioneer family before the virgin hardwood forest was cut down — is told in a …

17476. The Medusa Frequency

Russell Hoban

The Medusa Frequency is a 1987 novel by Russell Hoban. Written in a lyrical, often magic realist style, it crosses a number of genres including comedy and fantasy without fitting easily into any. Its themes include loss, fidelity, mythology, perception and creativity.

17477. Mr. Bliss

J. R. R. Tolkien

Mr. Bliss is a children's picture book by J. R. R. Tolkien, published posthumously in book form in 1982. One of Tolkien's least-known short works, it tells the story of Mr. Bliss and his first ride in his new motor-car. Many adventures follow: encounters with bears, angry …

17480. Neighbors : The Destruction of the Jewish Community …

Jan T. Gross

Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland is a 2001 book by Princeton University historian Jan T. Gross exploring the July 1941 Jedwabne massacre committed against Polish Jews in the Jedwabne village in Nazi-occupied Poland by their non-Jewish …

17481. Storm Front

Jim Butcher

Storm Front is a 2000 novel by science fiction and fantasy author Jim Butcher. It is the first novel in The Dresden Files, his first published series, and it follows the character of Harry Dresden, professional wizard. The novel was later adapted into a pilot for a SyFy channel …

17482. Are You in the House Alone?

Richard Peck

Are You in the House Alone? is a book by Richard Peck.

17486. White Ninja

Eric Van Lustbader

White Ninja is a book published in 1990 that was written by Eric Van Lustbader.

17487. Tarzan alive

Philip José Farmer

Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke is a fictional biography by Philip José Farmer, presenting the life story of Edgar Rice Burroughs' literary hero Tarzan as if he were a real person. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1972, with a paperback …

17488. Exodus from the Long Sun

Gene Wolfe

Exodus from the Long Sun is a book published in 1996 that was written by Gene Wolfe.

17489. Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale

David Wellington

Vampire Zero is a 2008 vampire novel written by David Wellington.

17490. An Arrow's Flight

Mark Merlis

An Arrow's Flight is a novel by Mark Merlis, published in 1998.

17491. The Animal Family (w. Illustrations By Maurice …

Randall Jarrell

The Animal Family is a 1965 children's novel by American poet and critic Randall Jarrell and illustrated by noted children's book illustrator Maurice Sendak. It is a 1966 Newbery Honor book and has a significant following among adult readers.

17493. J.B.

Archibald MacLeish

J.B. is a 1958 play written in free verse by American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish and is a modern retelling of the story of the biblical figure Job — hence the title: J.B./Job. The play went through several incarnations before it was finally published. MacLeish began …

17494. The Hugo Winners

Isaac Asimov

The Hugo Winners was a series of books which collected science fiction and fantasy stories that won a Hugo Award for Short Story, Novelette or Novella at the World Science Fiction Convention between 1955 and 1982. Each volume was edited by Isaac Asimov, who wrote the …

17495. Conan The Buccaneer (The Ace Chronicles of Conan …

L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Buccaneer is a 1971 fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Lancer Books, and has been reprinted a number of times since by …

17496. I, Sniper

Stephen Hunter

I, Sniper is a novel by Stephen Hunter, published by Simon and Schuster in 2009. It is Hunter's sixth novel whose hero is Bob Lee Swagger, a U. S. Marine Corps sniper who first appears in Point of Impact which is partially set in the Vietnam War. It is tenth in order of …

17497. The Great Waldo Search

Martin Handford

Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey was the third Wally book, first released in 1989. In the book Wally travels to fantasy lands in search of Wizard Whitebeard's magical scrolls. The book introduces the second recurring Where's Wally character, Wizard Whitebeard. Readers are …

17498. A posse of princesses

Sherwood Smith

A Posse of Princesses is a novel by Sherwood Smith.

17502. The Haunted Mask

R. L. Stine

The Haunted Mask is the eleventh book in Goosebumps, the series of children's horror fiction novellas created and authored by R. L. Stine. The book follows Carly Beth, a girl who buys a Halloween mask from a store. After putting on the mask, she starts acting differently and …

17503. Watch on the Rhine

John Ringo

Watch on the Rhine is a military science fiction novel by John Ringo and Tom Kratman, the seventh entry in Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata series. The novel focuses on the invasion of Europe by the alien Posleen, with an emphasis on Germany. Part of the technology brought to …

17504. The Healthy Dead

Steven Erikson

The Healthy Dead is a novella by Canadian author Steven Erikson, set in the world of his Malazan Book of the Fallen epic fantasy series. It continues the story line of Bauchelain, Korbal Broach and Emancipor Reese, three characters who had a cameo appearance in the novel …

17505. Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King, The: …

Michael Craig

The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time is a 2005 book by Michael Craig detailing billionaire Andrew Beal's series of high-stakes poker games with Las Vegas' top professional poker players. The book title refers to some of the …

17506. Tatooine Ghost (Star Wars (Random House Paperback))

Troy Denning

Tatooine Ghost is a novel by Troy Denning set in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. The book was released on March 1, 2003.

17507. A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears

Jules Feiffer

A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears is a children's book written and illustrated by Jules Feiffer, first published in 1995 by HarperCollins. The first edition was a library binding with 180 pages. WorldCat Identities contains records of seven editions of this book in 765 …

17508. The Midnight Tour

Richard Laymon

The Midnight Tour is a 1998 horror novel by American author Richard Laymon, originally released by Feature Publishing. It is the third chapter in the author's "Beast House Chronicles" series, preceded by The Cellar in 1980 and The Beast House in 1986, and followed in 2001 by the …

17509. The testament

Eric Van Lustbader

The Testament is a 2006 thriller novel by Eric Van Lustbader.

17510. Spinsters in Jeopardy

Ngaio Marsh

Spinsters in Jeopardy is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the seventeenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1954. The novel takes place in the countryside of France, where Alleyn is vacationing with Agatha Troy, now his wife, and their son …

17516. Kingdom of Summer (Arthurian trilogy 2)

Gillian Bradshaw

Kingdom of Summer is the second book in a trilogy of fantasy novels written by Gillian Bradshaw. The novel tells of the ascendancy of King Arthur and the planting of the seeds of his downfall. The tale is recounted by Rhys ap Sion, a Dumnonian farmer who becomes the servant of …

17517. If Death Ever Slept

Rex Stout

If Death Ever Slept is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1957 and collected in the omnibus volume Three Trumps.

17518. Miss Hickory 1

Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Miss Hickory is a 1946 novel by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1947.

17519. Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories

John Updike

Pigeon Feathers is an early collection of short stories by John Updike, published in 1962. It includes the stories "Wife-Wooing" and "A&P", which have both been anthologized.

17523. Red Iron Nights: A Garrett. P.I.

Glen Cook

Red Iron Nights is the sixth novel in Glen Cook's ongoing Garrett P.I. series. The series combines elements of mystery and fantasy as it follows the adventures of private investigator Garrett.

17524. The Book of Lies

James Moloney

The Book of Lies, is the first fantasy novel by Australian novelist James Moloney, who has written more than thirty books, most of them realistic fiction for children. Published in 2004, the fantasy novel is set in a land known as Elster and tells of the story of the main …

17528. The Myth Hunters (The Veil Series - Book 1)

Christopher Golden

The Myth Hunters is a book published in 2006 that was written by Christopher Golden.

17529. Alphabet of dreams

Susan Fletcher

Mitra and her little brother, Babak, are beggars in the city of Rhagae, scratching out a living as best as they can with what they can beg for--or steal. But Mitra burns with hope and ambition, for she and Babak are not what they seem. They are of royal blood, but their father's …

17531. Superstitious

R. L. Stine

On the small Pennsylvania college campus Liam O'Connor cuts a dashing, romantic figure. The Irish-born professor of folklore has good looks, a sweet charm, and a host of Old World superstitions - all of which dazzle beautiful graduate student Sara Morgan. Plunging headlong into …

17532. Magnificent Obsession

Lloyd C. Douglas

Magnificent Obsession is a 1929 novel by Lloyd C. Douglas. It was one of four of his books that were eventually made into blockbuster motion pictures, the other three being The Robe, White Banners and The Big Fisherman.

17533. Deep Lie

Stuart Woods

Deep Lie is the third novel in the Will Lee series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1986 by W. W. Norton Co., Inc. The novel takes place in Washington, D. C., Latvia, Russia, and Europe, about 5-10 years after the events of Run Before the Wind. The story continues the …

17534. Star Wars: Jedi Trial: A Clone Wars Novel (Star …

David Sherman

Jedi Trial is a science fiction novel by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. It is set in the Star Wars galaxy during the Clone Wars, 2.5 years after the Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and 19.5 years before the Battle of Yavin in Episode IV: A New …

17535. Star wars : Luke Skywalker and the shadows of Mindor

Matthew Stover

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is a standalone novel that chronicles the Battle of Mindor, a fictional event in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The novel was written by Matthew Stover, and was released in December 2008. The novel is set shortly after Return of the …

17537. The Aware

Glenda Larke

The Aware is the first book in The Isles of Glory by Glenda Larke, in the style of an interview that took place much later than the events in the book. The Aware was a finalist in the 2003 Aurealis Awards fantasy division.

17539. The myth of a Christian nation

Gregory A. Boyd

The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church is a 2007 book by theologian Greg Boyd on the relationship between politics and Christianity. Following the book's release, Boyd, who was already a noteworthy theologian before the book's …

17540. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

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

17541. Outlaw

Angus Donald

Outlaw is the first novel of the eight-part Outlaw Chronicles series by British writer of historical fiction, Angus Donald, released on 10 July 2009 through Little, Brown and Company. The début novel was relatively well received.

17542. Click Here

Denise Vega

Click Here : is a novel by Denise Vega.

17543. Love Among the Walnuts

Jean Ferris

Love Among the Walnuts: or, How I Saved My Family from Being Poisoned is a children's book written by Jean Ferris. It was published in 1998 by Harcourt, and received positive reviews from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. This book is about a family living in the …

17544. Coming Out

Danielle Steel

Coming Out is a novel by Danielle Steel, published by Random House in June 2006. The book is Steel's sixty-ninth novel.

17545. Elixir

Hilary Duff

Elixir is the debut young adult novel co-written by American entertainer Hilary Duff with Elise Allen. It was available at booksellers on October 12, 2010. It is the first in a series of books that Duff became committed to write. Elise Allen collaborated on the first book with …

17546. The Way Between the Worlds

Ian Irvine

The Way Between the Worlds is the fourth novel in The View from the Mirror quartet, by Ian Irvine.

17547. Three Novels: The Bluest Eye, Beloved, and Jazz

Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye is a 1970 novel by American author Toni Morrison. It is Morrison's first novel and was written while she was teaching at Howard University and raising her two sons on her own. The story is about a year in the life of a young black girl named Pecola who develops an …

17548. And the Mountains Echoed

Khaled Hosseini

An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the …

17549. Allegiant

Veronica Roth

An Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2013: Veronica Roth had her work cut out for her, ending a trilogy that had fans rabid for the final book, and she pulled it off like a champ. Allegiant kicks off right where Insurgent ended, so if it’s been a while since you read that …

17550. Song of Myself

Walt Whitman

Considered by many to be the quintessential American poet, Walt Whitman (1819-92) exerted a profound influence on all the American poets who came after him. And it was with this inspired, oceanic medley, "Song of Myself" (which in the first editions of Leaves of Grass was still …

17551. Tremor of Intent: An Eschatological Spy Novel

Anthony Burgess

Tremor of Intent: An Eschatological Spy Novel, by Anthony Burgess, is an English espionage novel. Burgess conceived it as a reaction both to the heavy-handed and humourless spy fiction of John le Carré, and to Ian Fleming's James Bond, a character Burgess thought an imperialist …

17552. The End of Work

Jérémy Rifkin

The most significant domestic issue of the 2004 elections is unemployment. The United States has lost nearly three million jobs in the last ten years, and real employment hovers around 9.1 percent. Only one political analyst foresaw the dark side of the technological revolution …

17553. Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys (Will Self)

Will Self

Will Self's tabloid-friendly reputation as a connoisseur of proscribed substances should not obscure the fact that he can write many of his contemporaries under the table. His latest collection, Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys, is filled with typically Selfish …

17554. The spider's house

Paul Bowles

Set in Fez, Morocco, during that country's 1954 nationalist uprising, The Spider's House is perhaps Paul Bowles's most beautifully subtle novel, richly descriptive of its setting and uncompromising in its characterizations. Exploring once again the dilemma of the outsider in an …

17555. Save Me the Waltz

Zelda Fitzgerald

Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2001 08 Pages: 256 in Publisher: Vintage Classics Zelda Fitzgerald was the 'first American Flapper' and this is her thinly veiled autobiography One of the great literary curios of the twentieth century Save Me the Waltz is the first and only …

17556. The Italian Girl

Iris Murdoch

Edmund has escaped from his family into a lonely life. He returns home for his mother's funeral and finds himself involved in the same awful problems he left behind, together with some new ones. He also rediscovers the eternal family servant, the ever-changing "Italian girl".

17557. Wandering Star

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

Wandering Star is a novel by French Nobel laureate writer J. M. G. Le Clézio. The novel tells the story of two teenage girls on the threshold and in the aftermath of World War II. Esther, a French Jew who flees for Jerusalem with her mother just after Italy's occupation of a …

17560. Getting of Wisdom, The (Mercury House Neglected …

Henry Handel Richardson

The Getting of Wisdom is a novel by Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson. It was first published in 1910, and has almost always been in print ever since.

17561. The House of Sixty Fathers

Meindert DeJong

The House of Sixty Fathers is a children's novel by Meindert DeJong first published in 1956. Illustrations were provided by Maurice Sendak. The novel was based on the author's own experiences as a military flier in China during the second world war. The book won the Josette …

17562. Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Acts of War

Tom Clancy

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

17566. Death In Berlin

M. M. Kaye

Death in Berlin is a mystery novel by M. M. Kaye. The story, set in post World War II Berlin, focuses on Miranda Brand who goes on a one month vacation to Berlin. Brigadier Brindley relates to Miranda Brand, a story of a fortune in lost diamonds, transforming the vacation into …

17567. The Ruby in Her Navel : A Novel of Love and Intrigue …

Barry Unsworth

The Ruby in Her navel is a historical novel by Barry Unsworth first published in 2006. It was long listed for the Booker Prize that year. The story is set in 12th century Sicily and is centered on the Christianization of the Norman kingdom of Sicily under King Roger II. The book …

17568. Monkey Grip

Helen Garner

Monkey Grip is a novel by Australian writer Helen Garner, her first published book. It initially received a mixed critical reception, but has now become accepted as a classic of modern Australian literature. A film based on the novel, also titled Monkey Grip, was released in …

17569. A Greek-English Lexicon

Henry George Liddell

A Greek–English Lexicon is a standard lexicographical work of the Ancient Greek language.

17570. Smithsonian Institution, The

Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's novel The Smithsonian Institution is a fictional account of the adventures of "T." as he helps a group of scientists in the basement of the Smithsonian create the neutron bomb, and encounters historical figures such as President Abraham Lincoln, Charles Lindbergh, …

17571. Surveillance

Jonathan Raban

Surveillance is a novel by Jonathan Raban.

17572. The City In History: Its Origins, Its …

Lewis Mumford

The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects is a 1961 National Book Award winner by American historian Lewis Mumford. It was first published by Harcourt, Brace & World.

17573. Journal of a Novel: The 'East of Eden' Letters

John Steinbeck

Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters is a series of letters written by John Steinbeck to his friend and editor Pascal Covici, in parallel with the first draft of his longest novel. The letters were written between January, 29- October 31, 1951. They were not meant for …

17574. The Young Visiters, or, Mr. Salteena's Plan

Daisy Ashford

The Young Visiters or Mister Salteena's Plan is a 1919 novel by English writer Daisy Ashford.

17576. Ripley Bogle

Robert McLiam Wilson

Ripley Bogle is the debut novel of Northern Irish author Robert McLiam Wilson, published in 1989 in the UK although not until 1998 in the US. Written when he was 26 it is arguably his most acclaimed, winning the Rooney Prize and the Hughes Prize in 1989, and a Betty Trask Award …

17577. The message to the planet

Iris Murdoch

The Message to the Planet is a novel by Iris Murdoch. Published in 1989, it was her twenty-fourth novel.

17578. Tono-Bungay

Herbert George Wells

Tono-Bungay /ˌtɒnoʊˈbʌŋɡi/ is a realist semiautobiographical novel written by H. G. Wells and published in 1909. It has been called "arguably his most artistic book".

17579. Days Between Stations

Steve Erickson

Days Between Stations is the first novel by Steve Erickson. Upon publication in 1985 it received notable praise from Thomas Pynchon and has been cited as an influence by novelists such as Jonathan Lethem and Mark Z. Danielewski. It has been translated into French, Italian, …

17581. Mindplayers

Pat Cadigan

Mindplayers is a 1987 first novel by science fiction author Pat Cadigan.

17582. The last testament of Oscar Wilde

Peter Ackroyd

The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde is a 1983 novel by Peter Ackroyd. It won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1984.

17583. A short, sharp shock

Kim Stanley Robinson

A Short, Sharp Shock is a 1990 fantasy novel by Kim Stanley Robinson. The story deals with a man who awakens without memory in a strange land and journeys through it to find the woman he woke alongside. His journey takes him along the narrow strip of land, surrounded by ocean, …

17584. A Song for Lya And Other Stories

George Martin

A Song for Lya is the first collection of stories by science fiction and fantasy writer George R. R. Martin, published as a paperback original by Avon Books in 1976. It was reprinted by different publishers in 1978 and in 2001. The title is sometimes rendered A Song for Lya and …

17585. The Lifted Veil

George Eliot

The Lifted Veil is a novella by George Eliot, first published in 1859. Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes of extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate. …

17586. How German Is It

Walter Abish

How German Is It is a novel by Walter Abish, published in 1980. It received PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1981. It is most often classified as a postmodern work of fiction. The novel revolves around the Hargenau brothers, Ulrich and Helmut, and their lives in and around the …

17589. Islandia

Austin Tappan Wright

Islandia is a classic novel of utopian fiction by Austin Tappan Wright, a U. C. Berkeley Law School Professor. Written as a hobby over a long period, it was posthumously edited down by a third by his wife and daughter, and first published in hardcover by Farrar & Rinehart in …

17590. The Proteus Operation

James P. Hogan

The Proteus Operation is a science fiction novel written by James P. Hogan and published in 1985. The plot concerns time travel by one group which brings Adolf Hitler to power who then wages and wins World War II; and then another group which tries to prevent the Axis Powers's …

17591. Hospital Station

James White

Hospital Station is a 1962 science fiction book by author James White and is the first volume in the Sector General series. The book collects together a series of five short stories previously published in New Worlds magazine between 1957 and 1960.

17592. Green for Danger (The Best Mysteries of All Time)

Christianna Brand

Green for Danger is a popular 1944 detective novel by Christianna Brand, praised for its clever plot, interesting characters, and wartime hospital setting. It was made into a 1946 film which is regarded by film historians as one of the greatest screen adaptations of a Golden Age …

17593. A fehér féreg fészke

Bram Stoker

The Lair of the White Worm is a horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. It is partly based on the legend of the Lambton Worm. The book was published in 1911 by Rider and Son in the UK, the year before Stoker's death, with color illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith. In 1925, it …

17594. The Marrow of Tradition

Charles W. Chesnutt

The Marrow of Tradition is a historical novel by the African-American author Charles Chesnutt, set at the time and portraying a fictional account of the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

17597. Coincidance: A Head Test

Robert Anton Wilson

Coincidance: A Head Test is a book by Robert Anton Wilson, published in 1988. It consist of series of essays in four parts prefaced by a foreword from the author. It covers familiar Wilson territory such as the writings of James Joyce, Carl Jung, linguistics and coincidence. As …

17598. Jack faust

Michael Swanwick

Jack Faust is the fifth published novel by the American author Michael Swanwick. It was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 1997, and for both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1998.

17599. Dreamsongs: 2: A RRetrospective

George Martin

Dreamsongs: 2: A RRetrospective is a collection of stories by George R.R. Martin.

17600. Angler

Barton Gellman

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency is a book by Washington Post investigative reporter Barton Gellman, published in 2008. Presenting information in a narrative fashion, Gellman asserts that United States Vice President Dick Cheney misled Republican leaders about the threat of …



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