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.

17413. 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 …

17416. 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 …

17423. Aşk

Elif Shafak

17428. Maria Chapdelaine

Louis Hémon

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

17446. Ghosts

César Aira

Ghosts by César Aira was first published under the title Los fantasmas in 1990. Chris Andrews’ English translation was published by New Directions in 2009. It was nominated for the 2010 Best Translated Book Award shortlist.

17449. 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 …

17451. Off on a Comet

Jules Verne

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

17454. Click

Milo Manara

Frigid rich bitch Claudia gets a little implant in the right spot with a remote control. Turn the knob and voila! She¹s a hot cauldron of unleashed lust!

17458. 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, …

17461. 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.

17462. Right you are

Luigi Pirandello

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934, Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936) explored such themes as the relativity of truth, the vanity and necessity of illusion, and the instability of human personality. In this famous play, an expressionistic parable set …

17463. 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 …

17464. The Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron, subtitled Prince Galehaut, is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio. The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just …

17470. Back to Bologna (An Auerlio Zen Mystery)

Michael Dibdin

Back to Bologna is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the tenth entry in the popular Aurelio Zen series.

17471. 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 …

17472. 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 …

17473. A Sleeping Life

Ruth Rendell

A Sleeping Life is a crime-novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1978. It features her popular investigator Detective Inspector Wexford, and is the tenth novel in the series. It was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers' Of America Edgar Award, making it one of …

17474. 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 …

17476. 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 …

17477. Are You in the House Alone?

Richard Peck

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

17480. Hard Frost

R. D. Wingfield

Hard Frost is a book written by R. D. Wingfield.

17481. Exodus from the Long Sun

Gene Wolfe

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

17482. Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale

David Wellington

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

17483. An Arrow's Flight

Mark Merlis

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

17484. The Shepherd of the Hills

Harold Bell Wright

The Shepherd of the Hills is a book written in 1907 by author Harold Bell Wright and illustrated by Frank G. Cootes. It depicts a mostly fictional story of mountain folklore and has been translated into seven languages since its release.

17485. For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder …

Simon Baatz

For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago is a book by Simon Baatz.

17486. 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 …

17487. 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 …

17488. 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 …

17489. 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 …

17490. 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 …

17491. A posse of princesses

Sherwood Smith

A Posse of Princesses is a novel by Sherwood Smith.

17494. The Hard Life: An Exegesis of Squalor

Flann O'Brien

The Hard Life: An Exegesis of Squalor is a comic novel by Flann O'Brien. Published in 1961, it was O'Brien's fourth novel and the third to be published.. Set in turn-of-the-century Dublin, The Hard Life is a satirical Bildungsroman that deals with the education and upbringing of …

17496. Summer of '42

Herman Raucher

Summer of '42 is a book written by Herman Raucher. In 2002 TCPalms interview, Herman Raucher mentions that the 1971 film with the same title gave birth to the book Summer of '42. Raucher wrote the screenplay for the 1971 film version. In 2002 TCPalms interview, Raucher revealed …

17497. Torch of Freedom

David Weber

Torch of Freedom is a science fiction novel by American writers David Weber and Eric Flint, published on November 3, 2009. It is the second book in the Wages of Sin series which runs parallel to the main Honor Harrington series. It is the sequel to the 2003 novel Crown of …

17498. 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 …

17499. 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 …

17500. 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.

17501. 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 …

17502. 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 …

17503. The testament

Eric Van Lustbader

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

17504. 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 …

17505. The business of dying

Simon Kernick

The Business of Dying is a novel written by Simon Kernick. His first novel, Kernick introduces the character Dennis Milne who becomes the lead character in several novels. The story is a crime thriller which follows Milne, a full-time police officer and part-time hitman whose …

17506. 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 …

17507. 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.

17508. 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.

17509. 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.

17510. The family nobody wanted

Helen Doss

The Family Nobody Wanted is a 1954 memoir by Helen Doss. It retells the story of how Doss and her husband Carl, a Methodist minister, adopted twelve children of various ethnic backgrounds besides White Americans. The couple appeared on a 1954 episode of You Bet Your Life with …

17511. The Shadow Sorceress : The Spellsong Cycle

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Shadow Sorceress is a book published in 2001 that was written by L.E Modesitt Jr.

17512. 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.

17514. 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.

17515. 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 …

17517. 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 …

17518. 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.

17519. 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 …

17520. 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 …

17522. City boy : the adventures of Herbie Bookbinder

Herman Wouk

City Boy: The Adventures of Herbie Bookbinder is a 1948 novel by Herman Wouk first published by Simon and Schuster. The second novel written by Wouk, City Boy was largely ignored by the reading public until the success of The Caine Mutiny resurrected interest in Wouk's writing. …

17525. Irish Crystal

V. C. Andrews

Irish Crystal is the ninth of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

17526. 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 …

17527. The Sleepwalker

Robert Muchamore

The Sleepwalker is the ninth novel in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore. It was released in February 2008. The book features Lauren Adams and Jake Parker in the lead roles, investigating an airline crash that a mentally disturbed boy called Fahim claims was caused by his …

17528. Click Here

Denise Vega

Click Here : is a novel by Denise Vega.

17529. 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 …

17530. 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 …

17531. 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.

17532. 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 …

17533. 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 …

17534. 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 …

17535. 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 …

17536. 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 …

17537. 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 …

17538. 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".

17539. 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 …

17540. 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.

17541. 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 …

17542. The Far Side of the Dollar

Ross Macdonald

The Far Side of the Dollar is a book by Ross Macdonald.

17543. Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Acts of War

Tom Clancy

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

17545. Averno

Louise Gluck

Averno is Louise Glück's eleventh collection of poetry published in 2006 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It was a National Book Award Finalist for Poetry that year.

17547. The Atheist's Guide to Christmas

Ariane Sherine

The Atheist's Guide to Christmas is a 2009 book written by 42 atheist celebrities, comedians, scientists and writers who give their funny and serious tips for enjoying the Christmas season. It made the Amazon best-seller list on its launch. It is the first atheist charity book …

17549. A Greek-English Lexicon

Henry George Liddell

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

17550. 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.

17551. 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.

17552. 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 …

17553. 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.

17554. 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".

17555. Juggling

Barbara Trapido

Juggling is a 1994 novel by Barbara Trapido, nominated for the Whitbread Award that year. It is a sequel to her 1990 novel Temples of Delight, characters appearing as teenagers and young adults in the earlier book are now parents.

17556. 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, …

17557. The Black Cat

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Black Cat" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". In both, a murderer carefully conceals …

17558. Mindplayers

Pat Cadigan

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

17559. 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.

17560. 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, …

17561. 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 …

17562. 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. …

17563. Revolutionary Road

Richard Yates

Revolutionary Road is author Richard Yates' debut novel. It was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1962 along with Catch-22 and The Moviegoer. When published by Atlantic-Little, Brown in 1961, it received critical acclaim, and The New York Times reviewed it as …

17564. 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 …

17565. 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.

17566. The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the …

Colin Fletcher

The Man Who Walked Through Time is Colin Fletcher's chronicle of the first person to walk a continuous route through Grand Canyon National Park. When Fletcher conducted the trip in 1963, the park did not encompass the entire length of the canyon; it was later expanded so it did. …

17567. Pellucidar (Bison Frontiers of Imagination S.)

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Pellucidar is a 1915 fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the second in his series about the fictional "hollow earth" land of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a four-part serial in All-Story Weekly from May 8–29, 1915. It was first published in book form in hardcover by A. C. …

17568. 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 …

17569. The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha

Lloyd Alexander

The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha is a standalone novel written by Lloyd Alexander in 1978. It follows the adventures of a young man named Lukas-Kasha who finds himself in another world after paying a street magician to perform a magic trick.

17570. 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 …

17572. 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.

17573. Rushing to Paradise

J. G. Ballard

Rushing to Paradise is a novel by British author J. G. Ballard, first published in 1994. The novel relates the fictional tale of a small and eccentric group of environmentalists attempting to save the albatross on the Pacific island of St.Esprit from nuclear tests by the French …

17576. 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 …

17577. 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.

17578. 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.

17580. Salvad

Joan Didion

Salvador is a 1983 book-length essay by Joan Didion on American involvement in El Salvador.

17581. Monster Love

Carol Topolski

Monster Love is the debut novel of English author Carol Topolski, published in 2008 by Fig Tree, an imprint of Penguin and was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction. According to The Guardian it 'shocked and impressed in equal measure' and has been compared to Lionel …

17582. Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the …

Alvin Toffler

Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century is the third book in a trilogy written by the futurist Alvin Toffler, following on from Future Shock and The Third Wave. The hardcover first edition was published October 1, 1990. ISBN 0-553-05776-6.

17583. Grant Comes East: A Novel Of The Civil War

Newt Gingrich

Grant Comes East: A Novel of the Civil War is a New York Times bestseller written by former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, and Albert S. Hanser. It was published in 2004 and is the sequel to Gettysburg: A Novel of the …

17584. 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 …

17587. 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.

17588. 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.

17589. 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 …

17591. Lady of the Glen : a Novel of 17th-century Scotland …

Jennifer Roberson

Lady of the Glen: A Novel of 17th-Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe is a 1996 historical fiction novel by American author Jennifer Roberson. It is a re-telling of the 1692 Massacre of Glencoe, and focuses on the romance between Catriona of Clan Campbell and Alasdair …

17592. The Way Some People Die (Lew Archer 3)

Ross Macdonald

The Way Some People Die is a detective mystery written in 1951 by Ross Macdonald, the third book featuring his private eye, Lew Archer.

17593. 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 …

17594. The FUTURE AND ITS ENEMIES: The Growing Conflict …

Virginia Postrel

The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress is a 1998 book by Virginia Postrel where she describes the growing conflict in post-Cold War society between "dynamism" – marked by constant change, creativity and exploration in the …

17595. 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 …

17596. Rising '44

Norman Davies

Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw is a history book about the Warsaw Uprising, written by the English historian Norman Davies. One controversy about this book is that Davies consciously anglicised most of proper names in the book in order to bring its reality closer to the …

17597. The Dangerous Summer

Ernest Hemingway

The Dangerous Summer is a nonfiction book by Ernest Hemingway published posthumously in 1985 and written in 1959 and 1960. The book describes the rivalry between bullfighters Luis Miguel Dominguín and his brother-in-law, Antonio Ordóñez, during the "dangerous summer" of 1959. It …

17598. Critical Path

Buckminster Fuller

Critical Path is a book written by US author and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller with the assistance of Kiyoshi Kuromiya. First published in 1981, it is alongside Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth one of Fuller's best-known works. Vast in its scope, it describes Fuller's own …

17599. The night battles : witchcraft & agrarian cults …

Carlo Ginzburg

The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries is a historical study of the benandanti folk custom of 16th and 17th century Friuli, Northeastern Italy. It was written by the Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg, then of the University of …



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