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.

17402. Ghost Legion (Star of the Guardian #4)

Margaret Weis

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

17403. 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.

17407. 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 …

17409. 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.

17414. Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious

Sigmund Freud

Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious is a book on the psychoanalysis of jokes and humour by Dr. Sigmund Freud, first published in 1905. In this work, Freud described the psychological processes and techniques of jokes, which he likened as similar to the processes and …

17416. Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith

Gina B. Nahai

The first voice we hear in Gina B. Nahai's second novel is that of Lili, the grown daughter of a miraculous mother. When Lili was 5 and living in the Jewish ghetto of Tehran, her mother, Roxanna, "had grown wings, one night when the darkness was the color of her dreams, and …

17418. Inez

Carlos Fuentes

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

17419. 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 …

17420. 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 …

17421. 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 …

17430. 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.

17432. The Ghost in the Machine

Arthur Koestler

The Ghost in the Machine is a 1967 book about philosophical psychology by Arthur Koestler. The title is a phrase coined by the Oxford philosopher Gilbert Ryle to describe the Cartesian dualist account of the mind–body relationship. Koestler shares with Ryle the view that the …

17433. 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.

17434. 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.

17441. 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 …

17442. 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.

17447. 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 …

17448. 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 …

17450. 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 …

17451. 62: A Model Kit

Julio Cortazar

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

17452. 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 …

17453. Wonderful, Wonderful Times

Elfriede Jelinek

Wonderful, Wonderful Times is a novel by Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek, published in 1980 by Rowohlt Verlag. It is Jelinek's fifth book. An English version, translated by Michael Hulse, was released in 1990 by Serpent's Tail. A film adaptation of the novel was released in …

17454. 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 …

17455. 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 …

17458. 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.

17461. 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.

17462. The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell

Jorge Amado

The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell, is a 1959 Brazilian Modernist novella by Jorge Amado. In 2012, it was republished in English as The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray.

17464. 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.

17465. 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.

17466. In My Brother's Shadow

Anthea Bell

A renowned German novelist's memoir of his brother, who joined the SS and was killed at the Russian front. Uwe Timm was only two years old when in 1942 his older brother, Karl Heinz, announced to his family he had volunteered for service with an elite squadron of the German …

17468. 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.

17472. Tent of Miracles

Jorge Amado

Tent of Miracles is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1967 and published the following year. It was later adapted to a 1977 Cinema Novo film by director/screenplay writer Nelson Pereira dos Santos. Tent of Miracles was written three years after the …

17473. 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 …

17474. 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 …

17476. 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 …

17478. 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 …

17479. 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.

17480. 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 …

17482. 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 …

17485. 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 …

17486. Hard Frost

R. D. Wingfield

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

17487. Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale

David Wellington

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

17488. An Arrow's Flight

Mark Merlis

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

17489. 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.

17490. 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.

17491. 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 …

17492. 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 …

17493. 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 …

17494. 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 …

17496. 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 …

17498. 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 …

17499. 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 …

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 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 …

17503. White Bicycles

Joe Boyd

White Bicycles – Making Music in the 1960s is the memoir of music producer Joe Boyd. It is published by Serpent's Tail. A companion CD of music he had produced in the 1960s and associated with the book was published by Fledg'ling Records at the same time. The title refers to the …

17504. 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.

17505. 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.

17506. 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 …

17507. 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.

17508. 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.

17509. 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 …

17511. 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 …

17512. 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 …

17513. 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 …

17514. I, Freddy

Dietlof Reiche

I, Freddy is a book published in 1998 that was written by Dietlof Reiche.

17515. 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. …

17518. 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.

17519. 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 …

17520. 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 …

17521. 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.

17522. Dandelion Fire

Nathan Wilson

Dandelion Fire is a 2009 children's fantasy novel by N. D. Wilson. It is the second installment in the 100 Cupboards trilogy, followed by The Chestnut King.

17523. 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 …

17524. 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.

17525. Crusade

Robyn Young

Crusade is a novel by Robyn Young set during the end of the ninth and final crusade. It was first published by Dutton in 2007.

17526. 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.

17527. 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 …

17528. Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated …

Giulia Enders

A New York Times BestsellerA cheeky up-close and personal guide to the secrets and science of our digestive system For too long, the gut has been the body’s most ignored and least appreciated organ, but it turns out that it’s responsible for more than just dirty work: our gut is …

17529. Fabian: The Story of a Moralist

Kastner

Originally published in German in 1931 and in an expurgated English translation in 1932, this novel is the tale of Jacob Fabian, a Berlin advertising copywriter doomed in the context of economic, ethical, and political collapse by his characteristic mixture of detachment and …

17530. 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 …

17531. Fancies And Goodnights

John Collier

Fancies and Goodnights is a collection of fantasy short stories by John Collier, first published by Doubleday Books in hardcover in 1951. A paperback edition followed from Bantam Books in 1953, and it has been repeatedly reprinted over more than five decades, most recently in …

17532. 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 …

17533. 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 …

17534. Man in the Holocene

Max Frisch

A stunning tour de force, Man in the Holocene constructs a powerful vision of our place in the world by combining the banality of an aging man’s lonely inner life and the objective facts he finds in the books of his isolated home. As a rainstorm rages outside, Max Frisch’s …

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. On the Marble Cliffs (Auf den Marmorklippen)

Ernst Jünger

On the Marble Cliffs is a novella by Ernst Jünger published in 1939 describing the upheaval and ruin of a serene agricultural society. The peaceful and traditional people, located on the shores of a large bay, are surrounded by the rough pastoral folk in the surrounding hills, …

17540. Daniel

Henning Mankell

Daniel is a novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankell first published in Swedish in 2000 under the title Vindens son. The English translation by Steven T. Murray was published in September 2010.

17541. 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 …

17542. 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.

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. 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 …

17548. 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 …

17549. 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 …

17550. Surveillance

Jonathan Raban

Surveillance is a novel by Jonathan Raban.

17551. 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.

17552. 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 …

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. 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 …

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. My Wicked Wicked Ways: The Autobiography of Errol …

Errol Flynn

My Wicked, Wicked Ways is an autobiography written by Australian actor Errol Flynn with the aid of ghostwriter Earl Conrad. It was released posthumously following the sudden death of the actor and became immensely popular for its cynical tone and candid depiction of the world of …

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 …

17567. Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

George Plimpton

Paper Lion, published in 1966, is a non-fiction book by American author George Plimpton. In 1960, Plimpton, not an athlete, arranged to pitch to a lineup of professional baseball players in an All-Star exhibition, presumably to answer the question, "How would the average man off …

17568. 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 …

17569. 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 …

17570. 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.

17571. 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. …

17572. 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. …

17573. 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 …

17574. 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.

17575. 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 …

17576. 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.

17577. 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 …

17580. 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 …

17581. 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.

17583. 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 …

17584. 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.

17585. Caldé of the Long Sun

Gene Wolfe

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

17586. 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. 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 …

17588. On Violence

Hannah Arendt

On Violence is the 1970 book written by Hannah Arendt.

17591. 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.

17593. The Verificationist

Donald Antrim

The Verificationist is a 2000 novel by American author Donald Antrim. The novel follows the conversations, fantasies, and the emotionally dissociated states of a group of psychoanalysts gathered during a nocturnal pancake supper. The narrator’s predilection for starting food …

17594. 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.

17595. 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.

17596. 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 …

17597. 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 …

17598. 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. …

17599. 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 …

17600. 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 …



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