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. An Arrow's Flight

Mark Merlis

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

17603. The Animal Family (w. Illustrations By Maurice …

Randall Jarrell

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

17604. 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 …

17605. Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Acts of War

Tom Clancy

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

17607. 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.

17608. 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 …

17609. 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 …

17610. 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 …

17612. 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 …

17613. 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 …

17614. A posse of princesses

Sherwood Smith

A Posse of Princesses is a novel by Sherwood Smith.

17617. (ita) A Long Finish (Aurelio Zen Mystery)

Michael Dibdin

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

17618. The Haunted Mask

R. L. Stine

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

17620. 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 …

17621. 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 …

17623. 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 …

17624. 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 …

17625. 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 …

17626. 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 …

17628. 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. …

17629. 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 …

17630. 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. …

17631. 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 …

17634. 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 …

17635. 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.

17637. 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.

17638. 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.

17639. 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 …

17641. Behind the lines

W. E. B. Griffin

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

17642. 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 …

17643. 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.

17644. 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 …

17645. 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 …

17646. 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.

17647. 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 …

17649. Rule Britannia

Daphne du Maurier

Rule Britannia is Daphne du Maurier's last novel, published in 1972 by Victor Gollancz.

17652. 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 …

17653. 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.

17654. Deep Lie

Stuart Woods

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

17655. 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 …

17656. 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, …

17657. 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 …

17658. 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.

17659. Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time

Lisa Yee

Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time is a novel by Lisa Yee. It shows Stanford's point of view in Millicent Min, Girl Genius.

17661. 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. …

17662. 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 …

17664. 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 …

17665. 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 …

17667. 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 …

17668. 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 …

17669. White Ninja

Eric Van Lustbader

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

17670. 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.

17671. 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.

17672. 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 …

17673. Mindplayers

Pat Cadigan

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

17674. 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 …

17675. 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 …

17676. 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.

17677. Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale

David Wellington

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

17678. 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 …

17679. Caldé of the Long Sun

Gene Wolfe

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

17680. 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 …

17681. 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 …

17683. 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.

17684. Fires of Azeroth

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Fires of Azeroth is a 1979 science fiction novel written by C. J. Cherryh. It is the third of four books composing The Morgaine Stories, chronicling the quest that drives an obsessed Morgaine and her warrior companion, Nhi Vanye i Chya, ever onward. This book has no connection …

17685. Oxford Dictionary of Saints

David Hugh Farmer

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints by David Hugh Farmer is a concise reference compilation of information on more than 1300 saints and contains over 1700 entries. It is published by Oxford University Press. The first edition was published in 1978. A fifth revised edition was …

17686. The Palace of Laughter

Jon Berkeley

The Palace of Laughter, The Wednesday Tales #1, is a novel by Jon Berkeley, published in 2006. It tells the tale of an orphan named Miles Wednesday.

17687. 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.

17688. 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.

17689. 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 …

17690. 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, …

17692. 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 …

17694. 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 …

17695. 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 …

17697. Whispering Nickel Idols

Glen Cook

Whispering Nickel Idols is the eleventh 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.

17698. Cruel Zinc Melodies

Glen Cook

Cruel Zinc Melodies is the twelfth 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.

17699. Night Moves

Tom Clancy

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

17700. 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.

17701. Surrender None

Elizabeth Moon

Surrender None is a book published in 1990 that was written by Elizabeth Moon.

17702. Bicycles: Love Poems

Nikki Giovanni

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

17703. The Book of Earth

Marjorie Kellogg

The Book of Earth is a fantasy novel by Marjorie B. Kellogg. It is the first book in a four-part series known as The Dragon Quartet. It was published in 1995.

17704. The Vet's Daughter

Barbara Comyns Carr

The Vet's Daughter combines shocking realism with a visionary edge. The vet lives with his bedridden wife and shy daughter Alice in a sinister London suburb. He works constantly, captive to a strange private fury, and treats his family with brutality and contempt. After his …

17705. Across the Nightingale Floor Episode 2: Journey To …

Gillian Rubinstein

Across the Nightingale Floor Episode 2: Journey To Inuyama is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gillian Rubinstein.

17706. 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.

17707. The Day My Bum Went Psycho

Andy Griffiths

The Day My Bum Went Psycho is a novel for children by Australian author Andy Griffiths. "Bum" is a slang word used in many English-speaking countries for the buttocks; in North America the term "butt" is used instead, and the book is published there under the title The Day My …

17708. 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 …

17709. Getting It

Alex Sanchez

Getting It is a novel by Alex Sanchez, focusing on the conflict and friendship between two teen boys, one straight and the other gay.

17710. Let Me Be a Woman

Elisabeth Elliot

Let Me Be a Woman: Notes to my Daughter on the Meaning of Womanhood is a 1976 book by Elisabeth Elliot that was published by Tyndale House in Wheaton, Illinois, United States. The book is 185 pages long and is about what is written about women in the Bible. The book also …

17711. Land of Elyon, Prequel: Into The Mist

Patrick Carman

Into the Mist is the prequel of the first book in The Land of Elyon series.

17712. 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 …

17713. 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.

17714. Public Enemy Number Two

Anthony Horowitz

Public Enemy No.2 is a novel written by Anthony Horowitz, the second in the Diamond Brothers series. The main character in the book is Nick Diamond, His older brother Herbert Simple – who goes by the name Tim Diamond – is an unsuccessful private detective. The novel is …

17715. Twelfth Grade Kills

Heather Brewer

Twelfth Grade Kills is the final novel in Zachary Brewer's Vladimir Tod series.

17716. Amber and Ashes

Margaret Weis

Amber and Ashes is a fiction, fantasy novel in the Dragonlance book series and is the first of a trilogy called "The Dark Disciple", based around the character Mina. The book takes up where the War of Souls left off. This trilogy will explore the Chaos that is post-war Krynn. It …

17717. Agent to the Stars, Study Guide

John Scalzi

Agent to the Stars is a novel by John Scalzi. It tells the story of Tom Stein, a young Hollywood agent who is hired by an alien race to handle the revelation of their presence to humanity. Scalzi started Agent to the Stars in 1997 as his "practice" novel, to see if he could …

17718. Swords Against the Shadowland

Robin Wayne Bailey

Swords Against the Shadowland is a fantasy novel by Robin Wayne Bailey featuring Fritz Leiber's sword and sorcery heroes Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Chronologically it falls between the first and second volumes of the complete seven volume edition of Leiber's collected stories …

17719. I Am Legend

Richard Matheson

I Am Legend is a 1954 horror fiction novel by American writer Richard Matheson. It was influential in the development of the zombie genre and in popularizing the concept of a worldwide apocalypse due to disease. The novel was a success and was adapted to film as The Last Man on …

17720. A Family Affair

Rex Stout

A Family Affair is the final Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1975.

17721. Jack

A. M. Homes

In Jack, A. M. Homes gives us a teenager who wants nothing more than to be normal—even if being normal means having divorced parents and a rather strange best friend. But when Jack’s father takes him out in a rowboat on Lake Watchmayoyo and tells his son he’s gay, nothing will …

17722. The Monsters and the Critics, and other essays

J. R. R. Tolkien

Complete collection of Tolkien's essays, including two on Beowulf, which span three decades beginning six years before The Hobbit to five years after The Lord of the Rings. The seven 'essays' by J.R.R. Tolkien assembled in this new paperback edition were with one exception …

17723. The Coup

John Updike

This novel takes us into the consciousness of Colonel Hakim Félix Elleloû, the Islamic and Marxist dictator of the imaginary state of Kush. Elleloû surveys the pernicious effects upon his country that result from industrial enterprise, naive philanthropy, and superpower arms …

17724. Just Above My Head

James Baldwin

A classic, deeply moving novel by James Baldwin, one of America's greatest twentieth-century authors. The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience. Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, Baldwin goes back to …

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. The Spoils of Poynton

Henry James

The Spoils of Poynton describes the struggle between Mrs. Gereth, a widow of impeccable taste and iron will, and her son Owen over a houseful of precious antique furniture. The story is largely told from the viewpoint of Fleda Vetch, a young woman in love with Owen but …

17727. Two on a Tower

Thomas Hardy

The book contains not one, but two of Hardy's most popular novels: Two on a Tower and A Pair of Blue Eyes, two romantic novels written in the unique style that characterizes Hardy's writings. Two on a Tower is the story of a star-crossed love, that is, the story of a love …

17728. The Anxiety of Influence

Harold Bloom

Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its own long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between tradition and the individual artist. Although Bloom …

17731. The loo sanction

Trevanian

The Loo Sanction is a 1973 sequel novel to The Eiger Sanction written by Trevanian.

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. Rosa

Knut Hamsun

17735. The Veiled One

Ruth Rendell

The Veiled One is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It is the 14th entry in the Inspector Wexford series.

17737. 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.

17738. An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir

Lillian Hellman

An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir is a memoir written by Lillian Hellman.

17739. Duluth

Gore Vidal

Duluth is a 1983 novel by Gore Vidal. He considered it one of his best works, as did Italo Calvino, who wrote, "Vidal's development...along that line from Myra Breckinridge to Duluth, is crowned with great success, not only for the density of comic effects, each one filled with …

17740. White Light

Rudy Rucker

White Light is a work of science fiction by Rudy Rucker published in 1980 by Virgin Books in the UK and Ace books in the US. It was written while Rucker was teaching mathematics at the University of Heidelberg from 1978 to 1980, at roughly the same time he was working on the …

17741. Room at The Top

John Braine

Room at the Top is a novel by John Braine, first published in the United Kingdom by Eyre & Spottiswoode in 1957, about the rise of an ambitious young man of humble origin, and the socio-economic struggles undergone in realising his social ambitions in post-war Britain. A …

17742. Burning Bright

John Steinbeck

Burning Bright is a 1950 novella by John Steinbeck written as an experiment with producing a play in novel format. Rather than providing only the dialogue and brief stage directions as would be expected in a play, Steinbeck fleshes out the scenes with details of both the …

17743. Starquake

Robert L. Forward

Starquake is a science fiction novel written by Robert L. Forward and published in 1989. The novel is about the life of the Cheela civilization, creatures who live on a neutron star named Dragon's Egg, struggling to recover from a disastrous starquake. The novel was listed by …

17744. City of the Chasch

Jack Vance

City of the Chasch is the first science fiction adventure novel of the tetralogy Tschai, Planet of Adventure. It was written by Jack Vance and follows the attempts of a man stranded on the distant planet Tschai to return to Earth.

17745. 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 …

17746. Five on a Hike Together

Enid Blyton

Five on a Hike Together is the tenth novel in the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1951.

17747. 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.

17748. Harvest of Stars

Poul Anderson

Harvest of Stars is a book published in 1993 that was written by Poul Anderson.

17750. 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 …

17751. 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 …

17753. 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.

17755. The Long Run

Daniel Keys Moran

The Long Run is a book published in 1989 that was written by Daniel Keys Moran.

17757. The Holy

Daniel Quinn

The Holy is a novel by bestselling author Daniel Quinn, published in October 2002 by Context Books, about a man's quest to find ancient "false gods". The novel's genre is not easily classifiable but has elements of horror, thriller and new age mysticism about it, together with …

17758. 1945

Robert Conroy

1945 is a novel written in 2007 by Robert Conroy, the author of other alternate history novels, such as 1901 and 1862.

17759. 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.

17760. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

Siegfried Sassoon

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man is a novel by Siegfried Sassoon, first published in 1928 by Faber and Faber. It won both the Hawthornden Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, being immediately recognised as a classic of English literature. In the years since its first …

17761. 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. …

17762. Stephen Hero

James Joyce

Stephen Hero is an early version of Joyce's A Portrait of the artist as a Young Man. It was originally rejected on grounds of indecency―so the story goes― by twenty publishers, whereupon Joyce threw the manuscript in the fire, but Mrs. Joyce rescued several unburnt portions. …

17763. A Guilty Thing Surprised

Ruth Rendell

A Guilty Thing Surprised is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It was first published in 1970, and is the 5th entry in her popular Inspector Wexford series.

17764. 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 …

17765. The Town

William Faulkner

This is the second volume of Faulkner's trilogy about the Snopes family, his symbol for the grasping, destructive element in the post-bellum South.Like its predecessor The Hamlet and its successor The Mansion, The Town is completely self-contained, but it gains resonance from …

17769. An American Life

Ronald Reagan

An American Life is the 1990 autobiography authored by former American President Ronald Reagan. Released almost two years after Reagan left office, the book reached number eight on The New York Times Best Seller list.

17770. 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 …

17771. 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 …

17772. Across the Nightingale Floor, Episode 1: The Sword …

Gillian Rubinstein

Across the Nightingale Floor Episode 1: The Sword of the Warrior is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gillian Rubinstein.

17774. Or Give Me Death

Ann Rinaldi

Or Give Me Death is a 2003 work of historical fiction by Ann Rinaldi based on the possibility that the famous words of Patrick Henry "Give me Liberty or Give me death" may have been first spoken by his dying, mentally ill wife, whom he kept locked up in a cellar to prevent her …

17777. Country Wife

William Wycherley

The Country Wife is a Restoration comedy written in 1675 by William Wycherley. A product of the tolerant early Restoration period, the play reflects an aristocratic and anti-Puritan ideology, and was controversial for its sexual explicitness even in its own time. The title …

17780. 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" …

17782. A Private Cosmos (World of the Tiers 3)

Philip José Farmer

A Private Cosmos is a book published in 1968 that was written by Philip José Farmer.

17783. Faith of Tarot

Piers Anthony

Faith of Tarot is a book published in 1980 that was written by Piers Anthony.

17784. Night Frost

R. D. Wingfield

Night Frost is a novel by R. D. Wingfield in the popular series featuring Detective Inspector Jack Frost, coarse, crude, slapdash – and holder of the George Cross. The novel was filmed for the ITV detective series A Touch of Frost.

17785. Lake of the Long Sun

Gene Wolfe

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

17786. Person or Persons Unknown

Bruce Alexander Cook

Person or Persons Unknown is the fourth historical mystery novel about Sir John Fielding by Bruce Alexander.

17787. Flambards

K. M. Peyton

Flambards is a novel for children or young adults by K. M. Peyton, first published by Oxford in 1967 with illustrations by Victor Ambrus. Alternatively, "Flambards" is the trilogy or series named after its first book. The series is set in England just before, during, and after …

17788. The Walking Dead, Book 5

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book 5 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

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.

17792. Alice, let's eat

Calvin Trillin

Alice, let's eat is a 1994 JBF Awards nominated book by Calvin Trillin..

17795. KOP

Warren Hammond

Set in the year 2787 on a planet light years away from earth, KOP details the life of Juno Mozambe, a crooked cop who has been talked into doing one last favor for his old partner who now runs the privatized police force, KOP.

17796. How Would a Patriot Act?

Glenn Greenwald

How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok is a New York Times best selling book by constitutional lawyer and blogger Glenn Greenwald that appeared in May 2006. Greenwald attacks what he argues is the illegal activity of the Bush administration …

17797. 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 …

17798. Next: The Future Just Happened

Michael Lewis

Next: The Future Just Happened is a book by Michael Lewis published on July 17, 2001 by W. W. Norton & Company. The book argues that rapidly evolving technology will upend the power structure of society. It gives power to the youngster who doesn't have preconceptions and …

17799. The Killing Machine

Jack Vance

The Killing Machine is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the second in his "Demon Princes" series, in which Kirth Gersen, having brought arch-villain Malagate the Woe to justice, sets his sights on Kokor Hekkus, another of the Demon Princes. The name Kokor …

17800. 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.



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