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.

17601. 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 …

17602. 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 …

17603. 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 …

17604. 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 …

17605. Dungeon, Twilight, Vol. 1: Dragon Cemetery

Lewis Trondheim

The planet Terra Amata, on which Dungeon resides, has stopped turning. On one side, total darkness and absolute coldness; on the other, a searing desert and eternal day. The survivors live on a thin slice of earth where day and night meet. A territory known as TWILIGHT. Marvin, …

17606. 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 …

17607. Holy smoke

Tonino Benacquista

“Boisterous black comedy . . . funny and goodhearted, with much incident and expert enthusiasm for sex, food and drink.”—The Literary Review“Much to enjoy in the clash of cultures and superstitions, even a tasty recipe for poisoning your friends with pasta. Detail like this …

17608. 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 …

17609. 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 …

17610. 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.

17613. 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 …

17614. 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.

17616. 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.

17617. 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.

17618. Caldé of the Long Sun

Gene Wolfe

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

17619. 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 …

17620. 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 …

17622. 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.

17623. 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 …

17624. 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.

17625. 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.

17627. 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 …

17630. 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. …

17631. 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 …

17632. 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 …

17633. 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 …

17634. 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 …

17637. 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 …

17639. 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 …

17640. 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.

17641. 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 …

17643. 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 …

17644. 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 …

17645. 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 …

17646. Hard Frost

R. D. Wingfield

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

17647. Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale

David Wellington

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

17648. Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

"Sometimes I feel like our life is one big work of art--it's everything" [Charlie] stared down at his bare feet. "And nothing." "This isn't art," I said. "It's our block! It's our life." If only, if only... Life is full of poignant hypotheticals for Ty'ree, Charlie, and …

17649. 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.

17650. 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.

17651. 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 …

17652. 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 …

17653. 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 …

17654. 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 …

17655. 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 …

17656. 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.

17657. 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 …

17658. 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 …

17659. 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.

17660. 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.

17661. Behind the lines

W. E. B. Griffin

Behind the lines is a book published in 1996 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

17662. 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 …

17663. 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.

17665. 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.

17666. 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 …

17668. 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 …

17669. 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.

17670. 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 …

17671. 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 …

17672. I, Freddy

Dietlof Reiche

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

17676. 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.

17677. 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 …

17678. 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.

17679. 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.

17680. 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 …

17681. 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.

17682. 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.

17683. 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.

17685. 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 …

17686. 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 …

17687. 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 …

17688. 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".

17689. 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.

17690. 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 …

17691. Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Acts of War

Tom Clancy

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

17693. 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.

17695. 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 …

17697. 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 …

17698. 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 …

17699. A Greek-English Lexicon

Henry George Liddell

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

17700. 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, …

17701. Surveillance

Jonathan Raban

Surveillance is a novel by Jonathan Raban.

17702. 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.

17703. 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.

17704. 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".

17705. 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, …

17706. Conversations with Professor Y

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Conversations with Professor Y is a 1955 novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The narrative focuses on discussions about literature between an author and an academic. The first two thirds of the novel were published in Nouvelle Revue Française in 1954, and the …

17708. 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.

17711. 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 …

17712. 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. …

17713. 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 …

17715. 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 …

17716. 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 …

17717. 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 …

17718. 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 …

17719. 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. …

17720. 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. …

17721. 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 …

17722. 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.

17723. 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 …

17725. The Loving Spirit

Daphne du Maurier

A lush generational novel from the bestselling author of Rebecca "[du Maurier] tells a story because it's a good story, because it has something of beauty in it, and therefore of truth. She pictures life itself rather than all the dark and torturous currents that twist below its …

17726. Glide Path

Arthur C. Clarke

Glide Path is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, published in 1963. Clarke's only non-science fiction novel, it is set during World War II, and tells a fictionalized version of the development of the radar-based ground-controlled approach aircraft landing system, and includes a …

17727. Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants

Lee Goldberg

Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants is the fourth novel based on the television series Monk by Lee Goldberg. It is the first Monk novel to be published in hardcover, on July 3, 2007. The paperback edition was released on January 2, 2008.

17728. The Act of Creation

Arthur Koestler

The Act of Creation is a 1964 book by Arthur Koestler. It is a study of the processes of discovery, invention, imagination and creativity in humour, science, and the arts. It lays out Koestler's attempt to develop an elaborate general theory of human creativity. From describing …

17730. Adiamante

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Adiamante is a 1996 science fiction novel written by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. It is outside the span of his series work but maintains several of his main themes, including justification of pre-emptive force, nanotechnology, a nearly destroyed but rebuilt Earth, misuse of technology …

17732. The Anomalies

Joey Goebel

The Anomalies, published as The Freaks outside of the US, is a novel by Joey Goebel published in 2003.

17733. The Songs of the Kings

Barry Unsworth

The Songs of Kings was a novel published in 2002 by Barry Unsworth that retells the story of Iphigenia at Aulis told by the Greek tragic poet Euripides.

17734. Rosa

Knut Hamsun

17737. Bite Club

Rachel Caine

After discovering that vampires populate her town, college student Claire Danvers knows that the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble.There's a new extreme sport getting picked up on the Internet: bare- knuckle fights pitting …

17740. Night Moves

Tom Clancy

Night Moves is a book written by Tom Clancy and Steve R. Pieczenik.

17741. The Palace of Love

Jack Vance

The Palace of Love is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the third in his Demon Princes series.

17742. Pollyanna Grows Up

Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna Grows Up is a 1915 children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter. It is the first of many sequels to Porter's best-selling Pollyanna, but is the only one written by Porter herself; the numerous later additions to the Pollyanna franchise were the work of other authors.

17744. Geomancer

Ian Irvine

Geomancer is the first book of the The Well of Echoes quartet, written by Ian Irvine. It is set on the world of Santhenar, 200 years after the events of The View from the Mirror series. The old humans of Santhenar are engaged in a war against the Lyrinx, a monstrous humanoid …

17745. A Scattered Life

Karen McQuestion

Book Description: “Most people have everything they need to be happy.” The words latched onto some part of Skyla’s brain. She repeated the phrase to herself while she rang up books and stocked shelves. It had a certain resonance to it, but she doubted it was true. Free-spirit …

17746. The Last Tycoon The Great Gatsby Foreward Edmund …

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay …

17747. Full Circle

Danielle Steel

Full Circle is a 1984 romance novel by Danielle Steel. It was adapted by Karol Ann Hoeffner into a 1996 television film starring Teri Polo.

17748. Well of Shiuan

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Well of Shiuan is a 1978 science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh. It is the second of four books composing the Morgaine Stories, chronicling the deeds of Morgaine, a woman obsessed with a mission of the utmost importance, and her warrior companion, Nhi Vanye i Chya.

17749. Earthman's Burden

Poul Anderson

Earthman's Burden is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1957. The story "Don Jones" was original to this collection. The other stories originally appeared in the magazines Other …

17751. America's Secret War

George Friedman

America's Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between America and Its Enemies, a book by Stratfor founder George Friedman, is an attempt to analyze United States foreign policy in 2004; specifically, the war efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the war on terror. …

17753. The Hawk Eternal

David Gemmell

The Hawk Eternal is the 1995 fantasy novel sequel to Ironhand's Daughter written by David Gemmell and features the second appearance of his Heroine - Sigarni - The Hawk Queen.

17755. Mr. Standfast (Wordsworth Classics)

John Buchan

Mr Standfast is the third of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1919 by Hodder & Stoughton, London. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other being Greenmantle; Hannay's first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine …

17756. A Tolkien Miscellany

J. R. R. Tolkien

A Tolkien Miscellany is a collection of short stories, translations, and poetry written or translated by J. R. R. Tolkien, published by the Quality Paperback Book Club on January 1, 2002. It is a reissue of material available elsewhere.

17757. Bi Any Other Name

Loraine Hutchins

Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, an anthology edited by Loraine Hutchins and Lani Ka'ahumanu, is one of the seminal books in the history of the modern bisexual rights movement. It holds a place that is in many ways comparable to that held by Betty Friedan's The …

17758. How to See Yourself as You Really Are

Dalai Lama

How to See Yourself As You Really Are is book by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

17759. Dirty Weekend (Flamingo S.)

Helen Zahavi

Dirty Weekend is a novel by Helen Zahavi, adapted into a film two years later by Zahavi and director Michael Winner. In the US it was first published under the title The Weekend; some editions are subtitled "A Novel of Revenge".

17760. Peace Breaks Out

John Knowles

Peace Breaks Out is a novel by American author John Knowles, better known for A Separate Peace. The books share the setting of the Devon preparatory school, probably a reference to Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, which Knowles attended in his youth.

17762. The Wood Beyond the World

William Morris

The Wood Beyond the World is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. It was first published in hardcover by …

17763. Five Go to Billycock Hill

Enid Blyton

Five Go to Billycock Hill is the sixteenth novel in the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1957.

17765. The Ramayana

R. K. Narayan

The greatest Indian epic, one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed …

17766. Fire on the Mountain

Edward Abbey

Fire on the Mountain is a 1962 novel by Edward Abbey. It was Abbey's third published novel and followed Jonathan Troy and The Brave Cowboy.

17767. The Mugger

Ed McBain

The Mugger is a novel by Ed McBain, the second in his 87th Precinct series. It was adapted for a film of the same name in 1958. In 2002 the author wrote an introduction to this and to his earlier novel Cop Hater when both were published in an omnibus edition.

17768. The Annotated Hunting of the Snark : the full text …

Lewis Carroll

The Hunting of the Snark is typically categorized as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" …

17769. Experience And Education

John Dewey

Experience and Education is a short book written in 1938 by John Dewey, a pre-eminent educational theorist of the 20th century. It provides a concise and powerful analysis of education. In this and his other writings on education, Dewey continually emphasizes experience, …

17770. Return to Quag Keep

Andre Norton

Return to Quag Keep is a fantasy novel by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe.

17772. Crown of fire

Ed Greenwood

Crown of Fire is a 1994 fantasy novel by Ed Greenwood. It is the second novel in Greenwood's book series, Shandril's Saga, and takes place in the Forgotten Realms setting based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

17773. The Secret of the Caves

Franklin W. Dixon

The Secret of the Caves is Volume 7 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1929. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

17775. Spindrift

Allen Steele

Spindrift is a 2007 science fiction novel by author Allen Steele. Spindrift is set within the same universe as the Coyote trilogy but was written as a stand-alone novel. Steele has stated that he wrote Spindrift because he was "tired of the militaristic sort of space opera that …

17777. The Man with Two Left Feet

P. G. Wodehouse

The Man With Two Left Feet, and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the UK on 8 March 1917 by Methuen & Co., London, and in the US on 1 February 1933 by A.L. Burt and Co., New York. All the stories had …

17779. Invincible Louisa

Cornelia Meigs

Invincible Louisa is a biography by Cornelia Meigs that won the Newbery Medal and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. It retells the life of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women.

17780. Bicycles: Love Poems

Nikki Giovanni

Bicycles: Love Poems is a book written by Nikki Giovanni.

17781. The Gutenberg Galaxy

Marshall McLuhan

The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man is a 1962 book by Marshall McLuhan, in which he analyzes the effects of mass media, especially the printing press, on European culture and human consciousness. It popularized the term global village, which refers to the idea …

17782. The Mansion

William Faulkner

The Mansion is a novel by the American author William Faulkner, published in 1959. It is the last in a trilogy of books about the fictional Snopes family of Mississippi, following The Hamlet and The Town. It charts the downfall of Flem Snopes at the hands of his relative Mink …

17784. Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach

John L. Hennessy

Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach is a book written by John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson.

17785. The Trigger

Arthur C. Clarke

The Trigger is a 1999 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Michael P. Kube-McDowell. It is an attempt to explore the social impact of technological change.

17786. Show Way

Jacqueline Woodson

Show Way is a 2005 children's picture book by American author Jacqueline Woodson with illustrations by Hudson Talbott. It recounts the stories of seven generations of African-Americans and is based on the author's own family history. Show Way was a John Newbery Medal Honor Book …

17787. On

Adam Roberts

On is the second novel by Adam Roberts. According to the author's website, reviews of the novel were either extremely positive, or extremely negative.

17789. Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne

David Gaider

Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne is a fantasy novel released March 3, 2009. It serves as a prequel to the BioWare role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins and is written by David Gaider, lead writer of Dragon Age: Origins. It is his first novel, as well as the first novel set in the …

17790. The House

Danielle Steel

The House is a novel written by Danielle Steel and published by Random House in February 2006. The book is Steel's sixty-eighth novel.

17791. The Winter Room

Gary Paulsen

The Winter Room is a short novel by Newbery Honor award winning author Gary Paulsen. It is a realistic Fiction story about logging and farming, narrated in the first person to two boys by their Norwegian uncle in the "winter room" of a farm in northern Minnesota. Like many of …

17793. Forged by fire

Sharon Draper

Forged by Fire is a realistic fiction novel written by Sharon M. Draper. The novel was first published in 1997 and is the second book in the Hazelwood High Trilogy. It received the Coretta Scott King Award. The story focuses on Gerald, an African American boy who struggles with …

17794. The Four Pillars of Investing : Lessons for Building …

William J. Bernstein

The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio is a book by William Bernstein.

17797. Malgudi days

R. K. Narayan

Malgudi Days is a collection of short stories by R.K. Narayan published in 1943 by Indian Thought Publications. The book was republished outside India in 1982 by Penguin Classics. The book includes 19 stories, all set in the fictional town of Malgudi, located in South India. …

17798. God's Spy

Juan Gomez Jurado

God's Spy is a 2007 bestselling thriller novel by Juan Gómez-Jurado originally published in Spain. It has become an instant bestseller throughout Europe with a million copies sold to date and is going to be published in 42 countries. The plot is set in the Vatican, where, in the …

17800. Snail Mail No More

Ann M. Martin

Snail Mail No More is a book published in 2000 by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin. It is the sequel to P.S. Longer Letter Later and is about the relationship between two long-distance friends, Elizabeth and Tara.



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