The most popular books in English
from 18001 to 18200

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.

18001. The Squares of the City

John Brunner

The Squares of the City is a science fiction novel written by John Brunner and first published in 1965. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1966. It is a sociological story of urban class warfare and political intrigue, taking place in the fictional South …

18003. Bear

Marian Engel

Bear is a novel by Canadian author Marian Engel, published in 1976. It won the Governor General's Literary Award the same year. It is Engel's fifth novel, and her most famous. The story tells of a lonely archivist in northern Ontario who enters into a sexual relationship with a …

18004. 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 …

18005. The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein

The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein is a collection of short stories by Robert A. Heinlein, an author of science fiction. The contents of the book are exactly two previous collections of Heinlein's short stories: Waldo & Magic, Inc. and The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan …

18007. Edward the Second

Christopher Marlowe

Edward II is a Renaissance or Early Modern period play written by Christopher Marlowe. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical …

18008. 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 …

18009. Licence Renewed

John Gardner

Licence Renewed, first published in 1981, is the first novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. It was the first proper James Bond novel since Kingsley Amis's Colonel Sun in 1968. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published …

18010. 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.

18011. 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.

18012. The Matchlock Gun

Walter D. Edmonds

The Matchlock Gun is a children's book by Walter D. Edmonds. It won the Newbery Medal for excellence as the most distinguished contribution to American children's literature in 1942.

18015. 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.

18016. Britons

Linda Colley

Britons: Forging the Nation 1707–1837 is a history written in 1992 by Linda Colley. Britons charts the emergence of British identity from the Act of Union in 1707 with Scotland and England to the beginning of the Victorian era in 1837. British identity, she argues, was created …

18017. The Conversations at Curlow Creek

David Malouf

The Conversations at Curlow Creek is a historical novel written by the prominent Australian author David Malouf. It was first published in 1996 by the Random House publishing group.

18018. The Anomalies

Joey Goebel

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

18019. Following the Equator

Mark Twain

Following the Equator is a non-fiction travelogue published by American author Mark Twain in 1897. Twain was practically bankrupt in 1894 due to a failed investment into a "revolutionary" typesetting machine. In an attempt to extricate himself from debt of $100,000 he undertook …

18020. The Eagle's Prophecy

Simon Scarrow

It is spring ad 45 in Rome, and Centurions Macro and Cato, dismissed from the Second Legion in Britain, are waiting for an investigation into their involvement in the death of a fellow officer. It is then that the imperial secretary, the devious Narcissus, makes them an offer …

18021. The Eagle's Prey

Simon Scarrow

It is over a year since the Roman army landed on the shores of Britain. The savage warriors of the barbarian leader Caratacus continue to torment the legions. Emperor Claudius needs a victory to make his position safe. As the Romans gather on the eve of the battle they are …

18022. 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.

18023. 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 …

18024. 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 …

18025. 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, …

18026. 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.

18027. 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.

18029. Strider

Beverly Cleary

Strider is a novel by children's author Beverly Cleary. It is the sequel to Cleary's Newbery Medal winning novel Dear Mr. Henshaw.

18030. Tideland

Mitch Cullin

Tideland is the third published book by author Mitch Cullin, and is the third installment of the writer's Texas Trilogy that also includes the coming-of-age novel Whompyjawed and the novel-in-verse Branches. The story is a first-person narrative told by the young Jeliza-Rose, …

18032. The giant, O'Brien

Hilary Mantel

The Giant, O'Brien is a novel by Hilary Mantel, published in 1998. It is a fictionalized account of Irish giant Charles Byrne and Scottish surgeon John Hunter.

18033. 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 …

18034. 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 …

18035. Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker is an action-packed book which won the New York Times Bestselling young adult novel. It is written by British author Anthony Horowitz and the first novel in the Alex Rider series. The book was released in the United Kingdom on 4 September 2000 and had its United …

18036. Federation

H. Beam Piper

Federation is a collection of short stories written by H. Beam Piper, and edited by John F. Carr. The book was published in 1981 by Ace Books, and again in 1982, 1983 and 1986. Most of these stories take place in the early part of his Terro-Human Future History.

18037. An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir

Lillian Hellman

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

18038. The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl

T.A. Pratt

The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl is a 2005 novel by Tim Pratt. This is Pratt's first full length novel. 'Rangergirl' takes place in present day but with science fiction and western themes found throughout the story.

18040. 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.

18041. Surrender None

Elizabeth Moon

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

18042. Rumpole a La Carte

John Mortimer

Rumpole a La Carte is a 1990 collection of short stories by John Mortimer about defence barrister Horace Rumpole. They were adapted from his scripts for the TV series of the same name. The stories were: "Rumpole à la Carte" "Rumpole and the Quacks" "Rumpole and the Right to …

18044. 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.

18045. 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.

18046. Sold Down the River

Barbara Hambly

Sold Down the River is a book published in 2000 and written by Barbara Hambly.

18047. 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.

18048. 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 …

18049. 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.

18050. 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.

18051. 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 …

18052. 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 …

18053. 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 …

18055. 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 …

18056. 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.

18057. 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.

18058. 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.

18059. 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 …

18060. 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.

18062. 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.

18063. Giants' Star

James P. Hogan

Giants' Star is a book published in 1981 that was written by James P. Hogan.

18064. 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 …

18065. 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 …

18066. 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 …

18067. 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.

18068. 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.

18073. Batman: The Ultimate Evil

Andrew Vachss

Batman: The Ultimate Evil is a novel written by Andrew Vachss and published in 1995 by the Warner Aspect imprint of Warner Books. Vachss was an attorney specializing in child abuse cases, as well as a crime novelist best known for his series of books featuring the character …

18074. The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Ayn Rand

The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers is a nonfiction book by Ayn Rand, published posthumously. Edited by Tore Boeckmann, it was published by Plume in 2000. The book is based on a 1958 series of lectures about fiction writing which Rand gave to a group of student …

18075. Turn of the Century

Kurt Andersen

Turn of the Century is a bestselling novel by Kurt Andersen published in 1999.

18077. War Fever

J. G. Ballard

War Fever is a collection of short stories by J. G. Ballard, first published in 1990 by Collins. It includes: "War Fever" "The Secret History of World War 3" "Dream Cargoes" "The Object of the Attack" "Love in a Colder Climate" "The Largest Theme Park in the World" "Answers to a …

18078. Below the Root

Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Below the Root is a science fiction/fantasy novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, the first book in the Green Sky Trilogy. The 1984 videogame Below the Root is based on the book series.

18079. Thousand Pieces of Gold

Ruthanne McCunn

Thousand Pieces of Gold is an 1981 historical novel by Ruthanne Lum McCunn and based on the life of Polly Bemis, a 19th-century Chinese immigrant woman in the American Old West. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name stars Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Dennis Dun and …

18080. Odalisque

Fiona McIntosh

Odalisque is a 2005 fantasy novel by Fiona McIntosh and the first in the Percheron series.

18083. Charon: A Dragon at the Gate

Jack L. Chalker

Charon: A Dragon at the Gate is the third book in the Four Lords of the Diamond series by author Jack L. Chalker. First published as a paperback in 1982. It continues the saga started in Lilith: A Snake in the Grass and Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold and is concluded by the fourth …

18084. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*

David Reuben

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) is a book by U.S. physician David Reuben. It was one of the first sex manuals that entered mainstream culture in the 1960s, and it had a profound effect on sex education and in liberalizing attitudes …

18085. The Early Stories: 1953–1975

John Updike

The Early Stories: 1953–1975, published in 2003 by Knopf, is a John Updike book collecting much of his short stories written from the beginning of his writing career, when he was just 21, until 1975. Only four stories published in this entire time period have been omitted from …

18086. The Sky Is Falling

Kit Pearson

The Sky is Falling is a young adult novel written by Kit Pearson in 1989. It is the first novel in the Guests of War trilogy, which follows the lives of Norah and Gavin Stoakes after they are evacuated from England to Canada during World War II. The novel won the Canadian …

18087. Miracle Fair

Wisława Szymborska

Miracle Fair is a book of poems by Wisława Szymborska.

18089. The Chestnut Soldier

Jenny Nimmo

The Chestnut Soldier is a book published in 1989 that was written by Jenny Nimmo.

18091. Too Many Clients

Rex Stout

Too Many Clients is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1960, and collected in the omnibus volume Three Aces.

18093. Rowan Hood, outlaw girl of Sherwood Forest

Nancy Springer

Rowan Hood, outlaw girl of Sherwood Forest is a book published in 2001 that was written by Nancy Springer.

18095. Flinx's Folly

Alan Dean Foster

Flinx's Folly is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is the eighth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series.

18096. Into the Garden

V. C. Andrews

Into the Garden is a book published in 1999 that was written by V. C. Andrews.

18098. The Atlas

William T. Vollmann

The Atlas is a 1996 semi-autobiographical work by American novelist William T. Vollmann. A mixture of fiction and non-fiction, this book was drawn from Vollmann's experiences traveling around the world. He relates these experiences through 53 interconnected stories that weave …

18099. Queenpin

Megan Abbott

'If Abbott writes half a dozen more books as good as her first three ... she will claim the throne as the finest prose stylist in crime fiction since Raymond Chandler' San Francisco Chronicle A young woman hired to keep the books at a down-at-heel nightclub is taken under the …

18101. Carbonel: The King of the Cats

Barbara Sleigh

Carbonel: the King of the Cats is a children's book by Barbara Sleigh, first published by Puffin Books in 1955, and in the US by Bobbs-Merrill, 1955. It is based on the old folk tale from the British Isles "The King of the Cats" and has two sequels, The Kingdom of Carbonel and …

18104. Catcher Was a Spy

Nicholas Dawidoff

The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg is a 1994 biography written by Nicholas Dawidoff about a major league baseball player who also worked for the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency. Moe Berg, the subject of the …

18105. Vigilant

James Alan Gardner

Vigilant is a science fiction novel written by the Canadian author James Alan Gardner, published in 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers under its various imprints. The book is the third volume in Gardner's "League of Peoples" series, after Expendable and Commitment Hour.

18106. Trees of North America

C. Frank Brockman

Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification is a book published in 1968 that was written by C. Frank Brockman.

18108. Godbody

Theodore Sturgeon

Godbody is the final novel of science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon, published posthumously in 1986. A foreword, "Agape and Eros: The Art of Theodore Sturgeon", was contributed by Robert A. Heinlein and an afterword was contributed by Stephen R. Donaldson.

18109. The Third Book of Swords

Fred Saberhagen

The Third Book of Swords is a book published in 1983, written by Fred Saberhagen.

18112. Coming On Home Soon

Jacqueline Woodson

Coming On Home Soon is a book written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

18114. Ordinary Jack

Helen Cresswell

Ordinary Jack is a novel by Helen Cresswell, the first book in the Bagthorpe Saga.

18115. Agent of Byzantium

Turtledove

Agent of Byzantium is a collection of short stories by Harry Turtledove, centred on the exploits of the eponymous Basil Argyros, a Byzantine secret agent. The stories are set in an alternate 14th century, where Islam never existed and the great ancient empires of Byzantium and …

18116. Wet Grave

Barbara Hambly

We Grave is a book published in 2002 and written by Barbara Hambly.

18119. It's Not News, It's FARK

Drew Curtis

A hilarious exposé on the media gone awry, from the creator of the wildly popular Fark.comHave you ever noticed certain patterns in the news you see and read each day? Perhaps it’s the blatant fear-mongering in the absence of facts on your local six o’clock news (“Tsunami could …

18120. Here Today

Ann M. Martin

Here Today is a children's novel by Ann M. Martin. It was first published in 2004 and takes place in the 1960s. The story is about Ellie, an 11-year-old whose mother is irresponsible and whose siblings are argumentative. She, along with her best friend Holly, gets bullied and …

18121. The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou is author and poet Maya Angelou's collection of poetry, published by Random House in 1994. It is Angelou's first collection of poetry, published after she read her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's …

18122. Marianne Dreams

Catherine Storr

Marianne Dreams is a children's fantasy novel by Catherine Storr.

18123. Hunted

James Alan Gardner

Hunted is a science fiction novel written by Canadian author James Alan Gardner, and published in the year 2000 by HarperCollins Publishers under its various imprints. The novel is the fourth in Gardner's "League of Peoples" series, after Expendable, Commitment Hour, and …

18124. Crossings

Danielle Steel

Crossings is a 1982 novel that was written by Danielle Steel. The book is Steel's fourteenth novel.

18126. Swine Not?

Jimmy Buffett

Swine Not? is a novel by Jimmy Buffett about a pig. Buffett's friend, Helen Bransford, asked him to review her 25-page nonfiction manuscript describing her four years living at New York's Carlyle Hotel with her then-husband Jay McInerney, two children, and pet pig. Buffett asked …

18128. Three Cups of Deceit

Jon Krakauer

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way is a 2011 e-book written by Jon Krakauer about Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools author Greg Mortenson. In it, Krakauer disputes Mortenson's accounts of his experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan, …

18129. Czarne oceany

Jacek Dukaj

Czarne oceany is a novel written in 2001 by Jacek Dukaj, Polish science fiction writer and published in Poland by Supernowa. The novel fits in the hard science fiction genre, describing the late-21st century Earth facing technological singularity. The novel received the prime …

18130. Memories of the Future

Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

Written in Soviet Moscow in the 1920s—but considered too subversive even to show to a publisher—the seven tales included here attest to Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s boundless imagination, black humor, and breathtaking irony: a man loses his way in the vast black waste of his own …

18132. The Civilizing Process

Norbert Elias

The Civilizing Process is a book by German sociologist Norbert Elias. It is an influential work in sociology and Elias' most important work. It was first published in two volumes in 1939 in German as Über den Prozeß der Zivilisation. Because of World War II it was virtually …

18133. The Financier

Theodore Dreiser

A master of gritty naturalism, Theodore Dreiser explores the corruption of the American dream in The Financier. Frank Cowperwood, a fiercely ambitious businessman, emerges as the very embodiment of greed as he relentlessly seeks satisfaction in wealth, women, and power. As …

18134. The Order of Odd-Fish

James Kennedy

The Order of Odd-Fish is a 2008 debut children's novel by James Kennedy. The book was first published on August 12, 2008 through Delacorte Books for Young Readers, and focused upon a young girl discovering her true identity. The Order of Odd-Fish was named a Smithsonian Notable …

18135. Mystery of the Glowing Eye

Carolyn Keene

Mystery of the Glowing Eye is the fifty-first volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1974 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

18138. The saskiad

Brian Hall

Longing to escape the rundown commune where she lives with her organic-farmer mother, assorted half-siblings, and a cow named Marilyn, the precociously well-read Saskia White, twelve, imagines herself as the noble contemporary of Odysseys, Marco Polo, and Horatio Hornblower. …

18139. Vermeer's Hat

Timothy Brook

Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World is a book by the historian Professor Timothy Brook in which he explores the roots of world trade in the 17th century, through six paintings by the Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer. It focusses …

18143. Blood and Money

Thomas Perry

Blood and Money is a book by Thomas Thompson.

18144. The Four-Gated City

Doris Lessing

The Four-Gated City is a novel, published in 1969, by British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing. It concludes the five-volume series Children of Violence, a literary achievement which took nearly twenty years. The Four-Gated City is sometimes regarded as one of Lessing's …

18146. Blitzcat

Robert Westall

Blitzcat is a 1989 novel by Robert Westall, and recipient of the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize.

18148. Savage Night

Jim Thompson

Savage Night is a 1953 novel by the thriller writer Jim Thompson.

18150. The Lavalite World

Philip José Farmer

The Lavalite World is a book published in 1977 that was written by Philip José Farmer.

18151. Remembering the Kanji

James Heisig

Remembering the Kanji is a series of three volumes by James Heisig, intended to teach the 3007 most frequent Kanji to students of the Japanese language. The series is available in English, Spanish and German. There is a supplementary book, Remembering the Kana, which teaches the …

18157. A school for fools

Sasha Sokolov

A School for Fools is a novel written by Sasha Sokolov in the 1960s. "A School for Fools" was first circulated via 'samizdat,' or self-publication through underground connections. However, the novel was formally published in 1976 in U.S.. Школа для дураков is often classified as …

18162. Otis Spofford

Beverly Cleary

Otis Spofford is a 1953 children's novel by Beverly Cleary. The story revolves around the antics of the titular character, a precocious fourth-grader with a knack for getting into trouble. Otis lives with his mother, who is often absent from the household due to teaching classes …

18163. The Lost Prince

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Lost Prince is a novel by British-American author Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published in 1915.

18164. War of the Twins

Margaret Weis

War of the Twins is a fantasy novel by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, in the Dragonlance series of novels. It is the second novel in the Dragonlance Legends trilogy, a series detailing the journey of the fictional twins Raistlin Majere and Caramon Majere, along with Crysania …

18165. The Ego and Its Own

Max Stirner

The Ego and Its Own is an 1844 work by Max Stirner. It presents a radically nominalist and individualist critique of, on the one hand, Christianity, nationalism and traditional morality, and on the other, humanism, utilitarianism, liberalism and much of the then-burgeoning …

18166. Sound of the Beast

Ian Christe

Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal is a 2004 book by Ian Christe, documenting the history of heavy metal music and its origins. The book argues that heavy metal began with Black Sabbath in 1970, eschewing the concept of 'proto-' heavy metal. As …

18167. "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman

Harlan Ellison

"'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" is a short story by science fiction writer Harlan Ellison. It is nonlinear in that the narrative begins in the middle, then moves to the beginning, then the end, without the use of flashbacks. First appearing in the science fiction …

18169. Villains by Necessity

Eve Forward

Villains by Necessity is fantasy novel written by Eve Forward, daughter of Robert L. Forward. It is currently out of print and a rare find among booksellers.

18171. Harmful to Minors

Judith Levine

Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From Sex is a 2002 book by Judith Levine. The foreword was written by former United States Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who resigned after suggesting that masturbation be destigmatized as a means of preventing young people …

18172. Uneasy Money

P. G. Wodehouse

Uneasy Money is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on March 17, 1916 by D. Appleton & Company, New York, and in the United Kingdom on October 4, 1917 by Methuen & Co., London. The story had earlier been serialised in the U.S in the Saturday …

18173. Fair Stood the Wind for France

H. E. Bates

Fair Stood the Wind for France is a novel written by English author H. E. Bates, it was first published in 1944 and was his first financial success. The title comes from the first line of Agincourt, a poem by Michael Drayton.

18175. Jedi Twilight

Michael Reaves

Jedi Twilight is the first book in Michael Reaves' series Coruscant Nights, set in the Dark Times.

18176. Hemingway Adventure

Michael Palin

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure is the book that Michael Palin wrote to accompany the BBC TV program Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure. This book, like the other books that Michael Palin wrote following each of his seven trips for the BBC, consists both of his text and of …

18177. The lottery

Beth Goobie

The Lottery is a 2002 novel by Canadian author Beth Goobie. The book was first published on October 1, 2002 through Orca Book Publishers.

18178. Psychological Types

C. G. Jung

Psychological Types is Volume 6 in the Princeton / Bollingen edition of the The Collected Works of C. G. Jung. It was also published in the U.K. by Routledge. The original German language edition, Psychologische Typen, was first published by Rascher Verlag, Zurich in 1921. …

18179. On Wings of Song

Thomas M. Disch

On Wings of Song is a 1979 science fiction novel by Thomas M. Disch. It was first published as a serial in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in three installments in February to April 1979. Like Disch's previous novel 334, it is a bitter satire that depicts a …

18180. The Rainbow Stories

William T. Vollmann

The Rainbow Stories is a collection of short stories about American culture written by William T. Vollmann and published in 1989. Written in the style of narrative journalism, it was his second published fictional work, preceded by You Bright and Risen Angels. The book consists …

18183. Shadows on the Rock

Willa Cather

Shadows on the Rock is a novel by the American writer Willa Cather, published in 1931. The novel covers one year of the lives of Cecile Auclair and her father Euclide, French colonists in Quebec. Like many of Cather's books, the story is driven by detailed portraits of the …

18184. The Insider: The Private Diaries of a Scandalous …

Piers Morgan

The Insider: The Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade is a book written in diary form by Piers Morgan documenting his time as editor of the News of the World and Daily Mirror. It was serialised by the Daily Mail. Although the book is presented in diary form, many reviewers …

18185. Bruno's Dream

Iris Murdoch

Bruno's Dream is a novel by Iris Murdoch. Published in 1969, it was her twelfth novel.

18186. Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993.

18189. The Pearl

John Steinbeck

The Pearl is a novella by American author John Steinbeck, published in 1947. It is the story of a pearl diver, Kino, and explores man's nature as well as greed and evil. Steinbeck's inspiration was a Mexican folk tale from La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, which he had heard …

18190. The Winter Prince

Elizabeth E. Wein

The Winter Prince is Elizabeth Wein's retelling of the Arthurian story of Mordred, detailing Medraut's complicated, intense relationship with his legitimate half-brother Lleu.

18191. The Keeper of the Isis Light

Monica Hughes

The Keeper of the Isis Light is a science fiction novel for young adults by Monica Hughes, published by Hamish Hamilton in 1980. It is the first of three books in the Isis series, or The Isis Trilogy in its omnibus edition. They are set in the distant future on the planet Isis, …

18192. Nightjohn

Gary Paulsen

Nightjohn is a young adult novel by Gary Paulsen, first published in 1993. It is about slavery in the American South shortly before the time of the American Civil War. It was later made into a movie of the same name.

18194. Tik-Tok

John Thomas Sladek

Tik-Tok is a 1983 science fiction novel by John Sladek. It received a 1983 British Science Fiction Association Award.

18195. The Deluge

Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Deluge is a historical novel by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, published in 1886. It is the second volume of a three-volume series known to Poles as "The Trilogy," having been preceded by With Fire and Sword and followed by Fire in the Steppe. The novel tells a story …

18199. Hearts and Bones

Margaret Lawrence

Hearts and Bones is a book written by Margaret Lawrence.

18200. Finnegans Wake

James Joyce

Finnegans Wake is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is significant for its experimental style and reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over a period of seventeen years, and published in 1939, two years before …



continue with book 18201 - 18400