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.

18201. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!

Scott Adams

Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice is a book by Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. The book consists of some of Adams' blog posts and entries. As there are many topics in the book, the content of the chapters jumps abruptly from one subject …

18202. Incest: From a Journal of Love

Anais Nin

Incest: From a Journal of Love: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin is a 1992 non-fiction book by Anaïs Nin. It is a continuation of the diary entries first published in Henry and June: From the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin. It features Nin's relationships with writer Henry …

18205. Blood and Money

Thomas Perry

Blood and Money is a book by Thomas Thompson.

18206. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

18207. 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 …

18208. Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a …

18209. 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 …

18210. Miracle Fair

Wisława Szymborska

Miracle Fair is a book of poems by Wisława Szymborska.

18212. Fear

L. Ron Hubbard

Fear is a psychological thriller-horror novella by L. Ron Hubbard first appearing in Unknown Fantasy Fiction in July 1940. While previous editions followed the magazine text, the 1991 Bridge edition reportedly restores the author's original manuscript text. The novella is ranked …

18213. 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 …

18214. 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 …

18216. 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 …

18217. The Public Burning

Robert Coover

The Public Burning, Robert Coover's third novel, was published in 1977. It is an account of the events leading to the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. An uncharacteristically human caricature of Richard Nixon serves as protagonist and narrator for the primary continuity. …

18219. Blitzcat

Robert Westall

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

18220. The Constitution of Liberty

F. A. Hayek

The Constitution of Liberty is a book by Austrian economist and Nobel Prize recipient Friedrich A. Hayek. The book was first published in 1960 by the University of Chicago Press and it is an interpretation of civilization as being made possible by the fundamental principles of …

18221. The Chestnut Soldier

Jenny Nimmo

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

18223. Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business …

Philip Delves Broughton

Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School is a non-fiction book by author and journalist Philip Delves Broughton. It was published by Penguin Press in 2008. The book covers the author's two year experience at the Harvard Business School.

18224. 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.

18225. The Other Side of the Mirror

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Other Side of the Mirror and Other Darkover Stories is an anthology of fantasy and science fiction short stories edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The stories are set in Bradley's world of Darkover. The book was first published by DAW Books in February, 1987.

18226. 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 …

18228. 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.

18229. The Search for WondLa

Tony DiTerlizzi

Now in paperback, Tony DiTerlizzi’s New York Times bestselling, richly illustrated modern classic. When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is …

18231. Dark Haven

Gail Z. Martin

Dark Haven is a book published in 2009 that was written by Gail Z. Martin.

18233. Into the Garden

V. C. Andrews

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

18236. Celandine

Steve Augarde

Celandine is a children's fantasy novel by Steve Augarde. It is the second book in the Touchstone Trilogy and was first published in 2006. Celandine is set ninety years before The Various, the first book of the trilogy. It follows the adventures of Celandine in the years …

18237. 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 …

18239. 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 …

18241. 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 …

18243. 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.

18245. The Third Book of Swords

Fred Saberhagen

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

18248. The Ancient Future : The Dark Age

Traci Harding

The Ancient Future: The Dark Age is a book published in 1996 that was written by Traci Harding.

18253. A Person of Interest

Susan Choi

With its propulsive drive, vividly realized characters, and profound observations about soul and society, Pulitzer Prize-finalist Susan Choi's latest novel is as thrilling as it is lyrical, and confirms her place as one of the most important novelists chronicling the American …

18256. Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective

George Martin

Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective is a career-spanning collection of George R. R. Martin's short fiction. It was first published in 2003 as a single volume hardcover from Subterranean Press under the title GRRM: A RRetrospective and debuted in Toronto at Torcon 3, the 63rd World …

18264. Ordinary Jack

Helen Cresswell

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

18265. 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 …

18266. Havana

Stephen Hunter

Havana is a novel by the author Stephen Hunter. The third novel in the Earl Swagger series, it was released by Simon & Schuster in 2003. The story is set in Cuba during the emergence of Fidel Castro. Earl Swagger is recruited as a personal bodyguard for an Arkansas …

18267. Sold Down the River

Barbara Hambly

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

18270. 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 …

18271. 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 …

18272. Marianne Dreams

Catherine Storr

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

18273. The Act of Roger Murgatroyd

Gilbert Adair

The Act of Roger Murgatroyd: An Entertainment is a whodunit by Gilbert Adair first published in 2006. Set in the 1930s and written in the vein of an Agatha Christie novel, it has all the classic ingredients of a 1930s mystery and is, according to the author, "at one and the same …

18274. Haters

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Haters is the 2006 debut young adult novel by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez.

18277. 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 …

18280. 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 …

18282. 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 …

18284. 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 …

18285. The Silkworm (A Cormoran Strike Novel)

Robert Galbraith

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days-as he has done before-and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, …

18286. Secret Window, Secret Garden : Two Past Midnight …

Stephen King

The second of a four-part audio series from Stephen King’s bestselling book, Four Past Midnight. Recently divorced writer Mort Rainey is alone at Tashmore Lakethat is, until a figure named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger.

18287. Eastern Approaches

Fitzroy Maclean

Eastern Approaches is an autobiographical account of the early career of Fitzroy Maclean. It is divided into three parts: his life as a junior diplomat in Moscow and his travels in the Soviet Union, especially the forbidden zones of Central Asia; his exploits in the British Army …

18291. Letters to Olga

Václav Havel

Letters to Olga is a book of compiled letters written by Czech playwright, dissident, and future president, Václav Havel to his wife Olga Havlová during his nearly four-year imprisonment from May 1979 to March 1983. Havel was imprisoned by the communist regime of then …

18292. 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 …

18293. 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.

18296. My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir

Clarence Thomas

My Grandfather's Son A Memoir is the 2007 memoir of Clarence Thomas, an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The book spans all of Thomas's life to the present, beginning with his early childhood in the Deep South and his mother's decision to send him and his …

18297. Biko

Donald Woods

Biko is a biography about Black Consciousness Movement leader and anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. It was written by the liberal white South African journalist Donald Woods, a personal friend of Biko. Donald Woods was forced into exile for attempting to expose the truth …

18298. The Limits to Growth

Donella Meadows

The Limits to Growth is a 1972 book about the computer simulation of exponential economic and population growth with finite resource supplies. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and commissioned by the Club of Rome it was first presented at the St. Gallen Symposium. Its authors …

18299. 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 …

18300. Rumpole and the Golden Thread

John Mortimer

Rumpole and the Golden Thread is a 1982 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 and the Female of the Species" "Rumpole and the Genuine …

18304. What Is Mathematics?

Richard Courant

What Is Mathematics? is a mathematics book written by Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins, published in England by Oxford University Press. It is an introduction to mathematics, intended both for the mathematics student and for the general public. First published in 1941, it …

18307. The Lost Prince

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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

18308. 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.

18309. 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 …

18310. 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 …

18312. A Walk in Wolf Wood

Mary Stewart

A Walk in Wolf Wood: A Tale of Fantasy and Magic is an English children's fantasy novel written by Mary Stewart, and published in 1980. Stewart tells the story of a sister and brother in 20th-century England, who travel to 14th-century England when they follow a weeping man into …

18313. 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 …

18314. 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.

18315. 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 …

18316. ...And Now Miguel

Joseph Krumgold

...And Now Miguel is a novel by Joseph Krumgold that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1954. It deals with the life of Miguel Chavez, a 12-year-old Hispanic-American shepherd from New Mexico. It is also the title of a 1953 documentary …

18317. Remembrance of Things Past: Within a Budding Grove …

Marcel Proust

In this conclusion to this section of Proust’s classic, we get to understand what he means by budding grove.’ As the summer on the beach winds down, the adolescent Proust is increasingly smitten by the young beauties his age he passes by but never gets to meet... until a …

18318. Hauptmann: Bahnwarter Thiel (German Texts) (German …

Gerhart Hauptmann

"Bahnwärter Thiel" (1988), by far the best story ever written by Gerhart Hauptmann, follows the principles of the Naturalist movement in its detailed study of the life and milieu of a humble and apparently unexceptional Prussian railwayman. Yet in its exploitation of symbolism, …

18319. Where's Wally Now?

Martin Handford

Where's Wally Now? was the second Where's Wally? book. It was first published in 1988. In the book Wally travels through time as he visits many different locations and events. He also loses a book on each page, which the reader has to find. The book was re-released in October …

18320. Why I Killed Peter

Olivier Ka

"Peter was a populist priest. He was cool. He was funny. He was no priest, just a regular guy. It’s like I had another uncle. A great one, who laughed, who sang, who tickled. Until he took us for summer camp. Until we were so close, temptation came in the picture." Based on a …

18323. 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 …

18324. Julien Parme

Florian Zeller

The Catcher in the Rye with a French accent. Even if it blows your mind, I want to tell you about this unbelievable thing that happened to me last year. I’m not bragging, but things as unbelievable as the one I’m going to tell you about don’t happen every day, I swear. In fact, …

18325. Birth Without Violence

Frédérick Leboyer

The classic guide to gentle birth that revolutionized the way we welcome our children into the world. • The first book to express what mothers have always known: babies are born complete human beings with the ability to experience a full range of emotions. • Shows how gentle …

18326. Paul et Virginie

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

Paul et Virginie is a novel by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, first published in 1788. The novel's title characters are friends since birth who fall in love. The story is set on the island of Mauritius under French rule, then named Île de France. Written on the eve of …

18327. Framed

Tonino Benacquista

Praise for Holy Smoke, the first in the Antoine series:“A terrific black comedy …both a blasphemously funny satire of provincial Italian chicanery and a wry acknowledgment of the ambivalence that ambitious immigrants feel about their roots.”—The New York Times“Unexpected deadly …

18330. The Last Summer of Reason

Tahar Djaout

This elegant, haunting novel takes us deep into the world of bookstore owner Boualem Yekker. He lives in a country being overtaken by the Vigilant Brothers, a radically conservative party that seeks to control every element of life according to the laws of their stringent moral …

18331. Doctor Pascal

Ernest Alfred Vizetelly

Doctor Pascal is the twentieth and final novel of the Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola, first published in June 1893 by Charpentier. Zola's plan for the Rougon-Macquart novels was to show how heredity and environment worked on the members of one family over the course of the …

18334. Sous le soleil de Satan

Georges Bernanos

Under the Sun of Satan was the first novel published by Georges Bernanos. It was #45 on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century.

18335. Expiration Date

Duane Swierczynski

Expiration Date is a book written by Duane Swierczynski.

18337. Xala

Ousmane Sembène

Xala is a 1973 novel by Ousmane Sembène. It is about El Hadji Abdou Kader Beye, a businessman who is struck by impotence on the night of his wedding to his third wife. It was adapted into a movie, also called Xala and directed by Sembene.

18347. A People's History of the United States

Howard Zinn

A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history as it has been experienced by the entirety of the population, not just the elites. According to him, …

18349. Sea Change

Robert Goddard

Sea Change is a crime novel by Robert B. Parker, the fifth in his Jesse Stone series.

18350. The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy

Laurent Gounelle

While on a relaxing vacation in Bali, Julian decides to consult a legendary and wise healer whose reputation precedes him. The old Master Samtyang’s diagnosis on meeting the schoolteacher is firm: you are healthy, but you are not . . . happy.During the series of daily encounters …

18353. Earth Hive

Steve Perry

Earth Hive is the title of a 1992 novel by Steve Perry, set in the fictional Alien movie universe. It is an adaptation of the first Aliens comic book series written by Mark Verheiden.

18354. La Place de l'Étoile

Patrick Modiano

La Place de l'étoile is the first novel of the French writer Patrick Modiano. It was published by Gallimard in 1968 and won the Roger Nimier Prize and Fénéon Prize. The novel, which draws on elements of autobiography, recounts the story of Raphael Schlemilovitch, a French Jew …

18356. The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories

Isaac Asimov

The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories is a science fiction anthology written and edited by Isaac Asimov. Following the usual form for Asimov collections, it consists of eleven short stories and a poem surrounded by commentary describing how each came to be written. The stories …

18358. Maigret and the Yellow Dog

Georges Simenon

Maigret and the Yellow Dog is a detective novel by the Belgian writer Georges Simenon.

18360. Nicholas Again

R. Goscinny

Nicholas Again is a book by René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé.

18361. Nuclear Jellyfish

Tim Dorsey

Nuclear Jellyfish is the eleventh novel by Tim Dorsey. It was released January 25, 2009. It follows overly zealous serial killer Serge A. Storms.

18362. Wilco: Learning How to Die

Greg Kot

Wilco: Learning How to Die is a book by Chicago Tribune rock critic Greg Kot. The book was written with the cooperation of Wilco band members past and present. It covers the time period from when Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy was born, through the formation and breakup of Uncle …

18363. The Ego and Its Own

Max Stirner

The Ego and Its Own is a philosophical work by German philosopher Max Stirner. This work was first published in October 1844, although with a stated publication date of "1845" to confuse the Prussian censors. The Ego and Its Own is a radically individualist critique of modern …

18367. Revolutionary Wealth

Alvin Toffler

Revolutionary Wealth is a book written by futurists Alvin Toffler and his wife Heidi Toffler, first published in 2006 by Knopf. It is a continuation of the 1980 The Third Wave, which itself is a sequel to Future Shock. Revolutionary Wealth significantly expands on the Third …

18368. The Caryatids

Bruce Sterling

The Caryatids is a science fiction novel by American writer Bruce Sterling, published in 2009. It tells the tale of the four Mihajlovic "sisters", clones of the widow of a Balkan warlord now exiled to an orbital space station. From the viewpoint of a "Dispensation" entrepreneur …

18370. 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. …

18375. Limited Inc

Jacques Derrida

Limited Inc is a 1988 book by Jacques Derrida, containing two essays and an interview. The first essay, "Signature Event Context," is about J. L. Austin's theory of the illocutionary act outlined in his How To Do Things With Words. The second essay, "Limited Inc a b c...", is …

18378. My fantoms

Théophile Gautier

Romantic provocateur, flamboyant bohemian, precocious novelist, perfect poet—not to mention an inexhaustible journalist, critic, and man-about-town—Théophile Gautier is one of the major figures, and great characters, of French literature. In My Fantoms Richard Holmes, the …

18379. Shadow of a Bull

Maia Wojciechowska

Shadow of a Bull is a novel by Maia Wojciechowska that was awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1965.

18385. God of Carnage

Yasmina Reza

God of Carnage is a play by Yasmina Reza. It is about two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the …

18386. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Jules Verne

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1881. It has also been published as The Giant Raft. Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fiction elements. It is an adventure novel. This novel involves how Joam Garral, …

18387. Nightmares in the Sky

Stephen King

Nightmares in the Sky: Gargoyles and Grotesques is a coffee table book about architectural gargoyles, photographed by f-stop Fitzgerald with accompanying text by Stephen King, and published in 1988. An excerpt was published in the September 1988 issue of Penthouse.

18393. Midnight Cowboy

James Leo Herlihy

Midnight Cowboy is a 1965 novel by James Leo Herlihy that chronicles the naïve Texan Joe Buck's odyssey from Texas to New York City, where he plans on realizing his dream of becoming a male prostitute servicing rich women.

18394. The Raw and the Cooked

Claude Lévi-Strauss

The Raw and the Cooked is the first volume from Mythologiques, a structural study of Amerindian mythology written by French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss. It was originally published in French as Le Cru et le Cuit. Although the book is part of a larger volume Lévi-Strauss …

18396. Empire

Steven Saylor

Empire is a historical novel by American author Steven Saylor. It is the sequel to Roma, and follows the lives of five generations of the Pinarius family from the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, to the height of Rome's empire under Hadrian. It was first published by …

18397. The Perfect Thing

Steven Levy

The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness is a book written by Steven Levy, an American journalist. It covers the growth of the idea of Apple's very own iPod, from its origins before its introduction in 2001 to its development to the iPod Nano and …

18398. Duncton Wood

William Horwood

Duncton Wood is the title of the first novel by author William Horwood, as well as a six-volume fantasy series to which it was later extended.

18399. Bass Ackwards and Belly Up

Sarah Fain

For readers of the New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl and A-List series, here is a smart and highly commercial first novel about four best friends who, after graduating high school, decide to postpone the standard college route to pursue their creative dreams. Harper Waddle, …



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