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.

18803. A God in Ruins

Leon Uris

A God in Ruins is a 1999 novel by Leon Uris. Set between the 1940s and 2008, the book follows the life of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, the fictional Democratic candidate for the 2008 United States Presidency, his family, and the life of his opponent, Thornton Tomtree. The book …

18806. The Watchers Out of Time and Others

H. P. Lovecraft

The Watchers Out of Time and Others is an omnibus collection of stories by August Derleth inspired in part by notes left by H. P. Lovecraft after his death and presented as a "posthumous collaboration" between the two writers. It was published in an edition of 5,070 copies. …

18807. Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

Tomie dePaola

Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs is a 1973 non-fiction children's book by Tomie dePaola which introduces children to the concept of death.

18810. Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry

Elizabeth McCracken

Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry is a collection of short stories by Elizabeth McCracken first published in 1993 by Random House. It was included on the American Library Association's "List of Notable Books for 1994."

18811. Winter Notes on Summer Impressions

Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

Winter Notes on Summer Impressions is an essay by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in Vremya, a monthly magazine edited by Dostoyevsky himself. The essay consists of the travel notes of Dostoevsky's 1862 trip to Europe as well as his reflections on …

18812. Cratylus

Plato

18813. Aliens Ate My Homework

Bruce Coville

IT'S THE WEIRDEST ALIEN INVASION EVER! "I cannot tell a lie," says Rod Allbright. And it's the truth. Ask him a question and he's bound to give you an honest answer. Which is why, when his teacher asks what happened to last night's math assignment, Rod has to give the only …

18814. Electric Light

Seamus Heaney

Electric Light is a poetry collection by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. The collection explores childhood, nature, and poetry itself. Part one presents translations and adaptations, occasional and celebratory poems, and verse about travel in the …

18819. 19 Varieties of Gazelle

Naomi Shihab Nye

19 varieties of gazelle: poems of the Middle East is a poetry book, by Naomi Shihab Nye. It was a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award, Young People's Literature. The poems explore the live of people in the Middle East, in the light of the September 11 attacks. Publisher’s …

18820. Inside the Soviet Army

Viktor Suvorov

Inside the Soviet Army, is a book by Viktor Suvorov, which describes the general organisation, doctrine, and strategy of the Soviet armed forces. Suvorov explains his view on the political realities of the USSR, where everything is subordinated to maintain the Communist regime's …

18823. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Mark Twain

"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain. It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention. The story has also been published as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" and "The Notorious Jumping Frog of …

18824. In his own write

John Lennon

In His Own Write is a book by John Lennon first published on 23 March 1964. It consists of short stories and poems, and line drawings, often surreal and always nonsensical. The book is notable in that it was the first solo Beatle project in any form. It was followed in 1965 by A …

18828. The Twelfth Imam

Joel C. Rosenberg

The Twelfth Imam is a Christian fiction book written by Joel C. Rosenberg. It revolves around the story of a CIA operative who destroys Iran's nuclear capability.

18832. The Diamond Hunters

Wilbur A. Smith

The Diamond Hunters is a novel by Wilbur Smith. It was adapted into a film, The Kingfisher Caper in 1975 and a television mini series in 2001.

18834. Constance Ring

Amalie Skram

Constance Ring is written by Amalie Skram.

18836. Letters to a Young Mathematician

Ian Stewart

Letters to a Young Mathematician is a 2006 book by Ian Stewart, and is part of Basic Books' Art of Mentoring series. Stewart mentions in the preface that he considers this book an update to G.H. Hardy's A Mathematician's Apology. The book is made up of letters to a fictional …

18839. Poem Strip: Including an Explanation of the Afterlife

Dino Buzzati

A New York Review Books Original There’s a certain street—via Saterna—in the middle of Milan that just doesn’t show up on maps of the city. Orfi, a wildly successful young singer, lives there, and it’s there that one night he sees his gorgeous girlfriend Eura disappear, “like a …

18840. The Awakening

Kate Chopin

The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox …

18841. Up the Walls of the World

James Tiptree, Jr.

Up the Walls of the World is a 1978 science fiction novel by the American author Alice Sheldon who wrote under the pen name of James Tiptree, Jr. It was the first novel she published having until then worked and built a reputation only in the field of short stories. The novel …

18842. Redemption Alley

Lilith Saintcrow

Redemption Alley is a book published in 2009 that was written by Lilith Saintcrow.

18843. Messiah

Gore Vidal

Messiah is a thriller novel by British writer Boris Starling, published in 1999. Following the success of the novel, a sequel, Storm, was also released. The novel became the basis for the popular BBC TV series Messiah, starring Ken Stott.

18844. Lady Anna

Anthony Trollope

Lady Anna is a novel by Anthony Trollope, written in 1871 and first published in book form in 1874. The protagonist is a young woman of noble birth who, through an extraordinary set of circumstances, has fallen in love with and become engaged to a tailor. The novel describes her …

18845. User Stories Applied

Mike Cohn

User Stories Applied is a book written by Mike Cohn.

18846. The Free Bards

Mercedes Lackey

The Free Bards is a book published in 1997 that was written by Mercedes Lackey.

18847. The Sand Pebbles

Richard McKenna

The Sand Pebbles is a 1962 novel by American author Richard McKenna about a Yangtze River gunboat and its crew in 1926. It was the winner of the 1963 Harper Prize for fiction. Prior to its publication by Harper & Row, the book was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post and …

18848. Delusions of Grandma

Carrie Fisher

Delusions of Grandma is a novel by actress and author Carrie Fisher that was published in 1993. Like most of Fisher's books, this novel is semi-autobiographical and fictionalizes events seemingly from her real life.

18849. Blackmantle: A Triumph

Patricia Kennealy

Blackmantle: A Triumph is a book published in 1997 that was written by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison.

18851. Assholes Finish First

Tucker Max

Assholes Finish First is a book by Tucker Max, detailing anecdotal stories, usually revolving around drinking and sex. It is the sequel to I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. The book debuted at Number 3 on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover nonfiction on October 17, …

18853. Fatal Cure

Robin Cook

Fatal Cure is a medical thriller written by Robin Cook.

18854. At Lady Molly's

Anthony Powell

At Lady Molly's is the fourth volume in Anthony Powell's twelve novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time. A first person narrative, it is written in precise yet conversational prose. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1957, At Lady Molly's is set in England of the …

18855. After Babel

George Steiner

After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation is a 1975 linguistics book written by literary critic George Steiner. It was first published in January 1975 by Oxford University Press in the United Kingdom and deals with the "Babel problem" of multiple languages. After Babel is …

18856. On Lies, Secrets and Silence

Adrienne Rich

On Lies, Secrets and Silence is a 310-page, non-fiction book written by Adrienne Rich and published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1979. The book follows the author, Adrienne Rich telling and informing the readers about themes and aspects of her life and work. Other topics …

18857. On the Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to …

Søren Kierkegaard

On the Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to Socrates is Søren Kierkegaard's university thesis paper that he submitted in 1841. This thesis is the culmination of three years of extensive study on Socrates, as seen from the view point of Xenophon, Aristophanes, and Plato. …

18858. The Last Gospel

David Gibbins

The Last Gospel is an archaeological adventure novel by David Gibbins. First published in 2008, it is the third book in Gibbins' Jack Howard series. It has been published in more than 20 languages and was a London Sunday Times top-ten bestseller and a New York Times top-ten …

18859. Juha

Juhani Aho

18861. Time Must Have a Stop

A. A Huxley

Time Must Have A Stop is a novel by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1944 by Chatto and Windus. It follows the story of Sebastian Barnack, a young poet, who holidays with his hedonistic uncle in Florence. Many of the philosophical themes discussed in the novel are explored …

18862. Alexander's Bridge

Willa Cather

Alexander's Bridge is the first novel by American author Willa Cather. First published in 1912, it was re-released with an author's preface in 1922. It also ran as a serial in McClure's, giving Cather some free time from her work for that magazine.

18863. The Prisoner of Zenda

Anthony Hope

The Prisoner of Zenda is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. The king of the fictional country of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus unable to attend the ceremony. Political forces are such that in order for the king to retain his crown …

18864. Rimbaud

Graham Robb

Rimbaud is a book published in 2000 and written by Graham Robb.

18869. The Book on Adler

Søren Kierkegaard

The Book on Adler is a work by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, written during his second authorship, and was published posthumously in 1872. The work is partly about pastor Adolph Peter Adler who claimed to have received a revelation. After some questionable acts, …

18875. Political Fictions

Joan Didion

Political Fictions is a 2001 book of essays by Joan Didion on the American political process.

18876. Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold

Jack L. Chalker

Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold is the second 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 is followed by Charon: A Dragon at the Gate and Medusa: A …

18877. The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and …

Fouad Ajami

The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq is a book by Fouad Ajami.

18880. Skinny Bitch in the Kitch

Rory Freedman

Skinny Bitch in the Kitch: Kick-Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap is the second book from Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. The book is a continuation of the original Skinny Bitch except it's a recipe book for those who are interested in a vegan diet. …

18882. The Tribune's Curse

John Maddox Roberts

The Tribune's Curse is a novel by John Maddox Roberts. It is the seventh volume of Roberts's SPQR series, featuring Senator Decius Metellus.

18883. Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn

Robert Holdstock

Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn is a fantasy novel by British author Robert Holdstock. It was originally published in the United States in 1997 The story is a prequel to Mythago Wood and explores Christian Huxley's quest into Ryhope Wood and the apparent suicide of his mother, …

18884. Psychohistorical Crisis

Donald Kingsbury

Psychohistorical Crisis is a science fiction novel by Donald Kingsbury, published by Tor Books in 2001. An expansion of his 1995 novella "Historical Crisis", it is a re-imagining of the world of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, set after the establishment of the Second Empire. …

18885. One Day at HorrorLand

R. L. Stine

One Day at HorrorLand is the sixteenth book in Goosebumps, the series of children's horror fiction novellas created and authored by R. L. Stine. It was adapted into a two-part episode for the television series, which was later released on VHS and DVD. A comic adaptation of the …

18886. Myth Adventures One

Robert Asprin

Myth Adventures One is a book published in 1985 that was written by Robert Asprin and Phil Foglio.

18887. Maestro

Peter Goldsworthy

Maestro is a 1989 novel written by Australian author Peter Goldsworthy. It is a bildungsroman which deals with the themes of art and life. The novel was shortlisted for the 1990 Miles Franklin Award. It has been translated into German, and is a set text on year-twelve syllabuses …

18888. Babylon 5: Voices

John Vornholt

Voices is the first book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski. The book was written by John Vornholt.

18891. The ghosts of blood and innocence

Storm Constantine

The ghosts of blood and innocence is a book published in 2005) that was written by Storm Constantine.

18894. The Cosmic Computer

H. Beam Piper

The Cosmic Computer is a book published in 1963 that was written by H. Beam Piper.

18897. Stalking the Nightmare

Harlan Ellison

Stalking the Nightmare is a 1982 collection of short stories and nonfiction pieces by Harlan Ellison. The short stories are interspersed with "Scenes from the Real World" sections, which are essays on a variety of topics. Although most of the stories had not previously appeared …

18901. The Princess and the Pea

Hans Christian Andersen

The Princess and the Pea is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensitivity. The tale was first published with three others by Andersen in an inexpensive booklet on 8 May 1835 in …

18902. Schism

Catherine Asaro

Schism is a novel in the Saga of the Skolian Empire, a series of science fiction books by Catherine Asaro. It was first published in 2004.

18903. Skyfall

Catherine Asaro

Skyfall is a 2004 novel by Catherine Asaro which tells the story of how Roca met her husband Eldrinson, Bard of Dalvador, ruler of a province on Skyfall. The novel won Third Place Sapphire Award for Best Science Fiction Romance Novel of 2004 from the Science Fiction Romance …

18906. The Silver Donkey

Sonya Hartnett

The Silver Donkey is a young-adult fiction book written by Sonya Hartnett, set during World War I. The book traces the journey of an English soldier who deserts the war and comes across two young girls in the French countryside, Marcelle and Coco. The girls help the soldier, who …

18907. Icebreaker

John Gardner

Icebreaker, first published in 1983, was the third novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape and is the first Bond novel to be published in …

18909. Two Plays for Voices

Neil Gaiman

Two Plays for Voices is a sound recording of two of Neil Gaiman's short stories, "Snow, Glass, Apples" and "Murder Mysteries". "Snow, Glass, Apples" relates the traditional tale of Snow White from the non-traditional point of view of the Queen. In the story, no character is …

18913. Cathy's Book

Sean Stewart

Cathy's Book: If Found Call 266-8233 is a young adult novel with alternative reality game elements by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman, illustrated by Cathy Brigg. It was first published September 12, 2006 by Running Press. It includes an evidence packet filled with letters, …

18914. In Winter's Shadow

Gillian Bradshaw

In Winter's Shadow is the final book in a trilogy of fantasy novels written by Gillian Bradshaw. It tells the story of King Arthur's downfall, as recounted by his wife Gwynhwyfar.

18917. Song and Dance Man

Karen Ackerman

Song and Dance Man is a children's picture book written by Karen Ackerman and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Published in 1988, the book is about a grandfather who tells his grandchildren about his adventures on the stage. Gammell won the 1989 Caldecott Medal for his …

18918. Drummer Hoff

Barbara Emberley

Drummer Hoff is the title and main character of a children's book by Barbara and Ed Emberley. Ed Emberley won the 1968 Caldecott Medal for the book's illustrations. Written by Barbara Emberley, it tells a cumulative tale of seven soldiers who build a cannon named the "Sultan", …

18919. Abraham Lincoln

Ingri D'Aulaire

Abraham Lincoln is a book by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire about Abraham Lincoln. Released by Doubleday Publishers, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1940.

18920. The Last Hurrah

Edwin O'Connor

The Last Hurrah is a 1956 novel written by Edwin O'Connor. It is considered the most popular of O’Connor's works, partly because of a significant 1958 movie adaptation starring Spencer Tracy. The novel was immediately a bestseller in the United States for 20 weeks, and was also …

18921. The Walking Dead, Book 4

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book 4 is a book written by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.

18922. The Damage Done

Warren Fellows

The Damage Done is a book by Australian Warren Fellows. It portrays his time in the notorious Bangkwang prison, nicknamed "Big Tiger". Fellows was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1978, convicted of heroin trafficking between Bangkok, Thailand and Australia.

18923. The Indigo King

James A. Owen

The Indigo King, released on October 21, 2008, is the third book of The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, a series of books begun by Here, There Be Dragons, by James A. Owen. It follows The Search for the Red Dragon and precedes The Shadow Dragons, which was released in …

18926. Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic …

Peter Schiff

Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse is an investment book by American investment broker, Peter Schiff.

18929. Sons of the Oak

Dave Wolverton

Sons of the Oak is the fifth installment in David Farland's fantasy series The Runelords. It chronicles the life of the Earth King Gaborn Val Orden's son Fallion as he matures and begins to discover powers even his father didn't have.

18930. Sten Adventures Book 1: Sten

Chris Bunch

Sten is the first book in Chris Bunch and Allan Cole's The Sten Adventures.

18935. The White Hart

Nancy Springer

The White Hart is the first novel in the five-volume "The Book of the Isle" series by US fantasy author Nancy Springer. It was first published in the United States by Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster in 1979. It is set in a land much like pre-Roman Britain. It …

18936. Kydd

Julian Stockwin

Kydd, first published in 2001, is a historical novel by Julian Stockwin. This first instalment in Julian Stockwin's series of novels set during the Age of Fighting Sail tells the story of young Kydd, who is pressed into service on a British ship in 1793. The book is unusual in …

18939. The Crystal Prison

Robin Jarvis

The Crystal Prison is the second novel in the Deptford Mice Trilogy by Robin Jarvis.

18940. The Final Reckoning

Robin Jarvis

The Final Reckoning is the third novel in the Deptford Mice Trilogy by Robin Jarvis.

18941. Memoirs from the women's prison

Nawal El Saadawi

Mudhakkirātī fī sijn al-nisāʼ is a book written by Nawal El Saadawi.

18944. Friendship For Today

Patricia McKissack

Friendship For Today is an award nominated book written by Patricia McKissack.

18946. The Spy

Clive Cussler

The Spy is an Isaac Bell adventure tale, the third in that series. The hardcover edition was released June 1, 2010. Other editions were released on different dates.

18949. Eager

Helen Fox

Eager is a children's science-fiction novel written by Helen Fox, and first published in 2003. Eager is the name of a self-aware robot in a futuristic society controlled by a company called LifeCorp. Eager was shortlisted for the West Sussex Children's Book Award 2005 - 2006.

18952. Flyy girl

Omar Tyree

Flyy Girl is young adult/new adult literature and an urban fiction book written by Omar Tyree. The book was originally published by Mars Productions in 1993 and republished by Simon & Schuster for adults in 1996. The novel is regarded to be the genesis of the modern …

18954. The Jeweler's Shop

Pope John Paul II

The Jeweler's Shop is a three-act play, written by Pope John Paul II in 1960, that looks at three couples as their lives become intertwined and mingled with one another. The play looks at humanity's ideas and expectations of romantic love and marriage. It is a truthful and …

18955. Fables 15 : Rose Red

Bill Willingham

The next collection in the New York Times best selling series.Rose Red, sister of Snow White, has finally hit rock bottom. Does she stay there, or is it time to start the long, tortuous climb back up? The Farm is in chaos, as many factions compete to fill the void of her missing …

18963. The Evolution of Physics

Albert Einstein

The Evolution of Physics: The Growth of Ideas From Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta is a science book for the lay reader, by Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld, tracing the development of ideas in physics. It was originally published in 1938 by Cambridge University Press. …

18964. Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived

Maria Housden

Every once in a while a book comes along that can change your life–a book so special, it is destined not just to be read but to be cherished, to be passed from one reader to another as a precious gift. Filled with wisdom and grace, tears and laughter, Hannah’s Gift is one such …

18965. Mary of Nazareth

Marek Halter

The ancient world and its politics come to life through the eyes of a young Jewish woman, Mary of Nazareth Miriam–also known as Mary–was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is …

18966. Distant view of a minaret and other stories

Alifa Rifaat

More convincingly than any other woman writing in Arabic today, Alifa Rifaat, an Egyptian, lifts the veil on what it means to be a woman living within a traditional Muslim society. Her writing articulates a subtle revolt against, and a sympathetic insight into, the place of …

18967. Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major

Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major is a compilation of the first three books The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole and The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole. The book also contains the specially written bonus, Adrian Mole and the Small …

18968. The Book of Ptath

A. E. van Vogt

. He was Ptath, the greatest god the mind of man had ever created. He had returned, but against his will. The goddess Ineznia, his deadly rival, had thrust him into the dangerous world of 200,000,000 A.D. in mortal form. . Could Ptath, with only the strength of a mortal, defeat …

18969. The Geography of the Imagination

Guy Davenport

In the 40 essays that constitute this collection, Guy Davenport, one of America's major literary critics, elucidates a range of literary history, encompassing literature, art, philosophy and music, from the ancients to the grand old men of modernism.

18970. Varieties of Disturbance

Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis has been called "one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction" (Los Angeles Times), "an American virtuoso of the short story form" (Salon), an innovator who attempts "to remake the model of the modern short story" (The New York Times Book Review). Her …

18971. Lady into Fox

David Garnett

The latest lost classic from the Collins Library: David Garnett's haunting 1922 debut novel, the story of a man, a woman, a fox, and a love that could not be tamed. Hardcover, bound in foxy orange cloth, and illustrated with woodcuts by Garnett's wife.

18972. Wartime Lies

Louis Begley

Wartime Lies is a semi-autobiographical novel by Louis Begley first published in 1991. Set in Poland during the years of the Nazi occupation, it is about two members of an upper middle class Jewish family, a young woman and her nephew, who avoid persecution as Jews by assuming …

18974. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in October 1911. Timmy Tiptoes is a squirrel believed to be a nut-thief by his fellows, and imprisoned by them in a hollow tree with the …

18977. The Kings of New York

Michael Weinreb

The Kings of New York is a book, written by Michael Weinreb, that follows the day-to-day activities of the Edward R. Murrow High School chess team. The team, which included International Masters Alex Lenderman and Salvijus Bercys, was observed for a year starting in September …

18978. Rachel Ray

Anthony Trollope

Rachel Ray is an 1863 novel by Anthony Trollope. It recounts the story of a young woman who is forced to give up her fiancé because of baseless suspicions directed toward him by the members of her community, including her sister and the pastors of the two churches attended by …

18980. The Amalgamation Polka

Stephen Wright

The Amalgamation Polka is the fourth novel by writer Stephen Wright. The setting of novel is during the time of the Civil War of the United States. The plot is wrapped around the story of Liberty Fish and his travels after joining the Union army. The New York Times has compared …

18981. The History of Mr Polly

Herbert George Wells

The History of Mr. Polly is a 1910 comic novel by H. G. Wells.

18982. The Original of Laura

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

The Original of Laura is the incomplete novel by Vladimir Nabokov, which he was writing at the time of his death in 1977. It was finally published, after 30 years of private debate, on November 17, 2009. Nabokov had requested that the work be destroyed upon his death, but his …

18983. How Are We to Live?

Peter Singer

How Are We to Live?: Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest is a 1993 book on applied ethics by modern bioethical philosopher Peter Singer.

18984. Hogg

Samuel R. Delany

Hogg is a novel by Samuel R. Delany, often described as pornographic. It was written in San Francisco in 1969 and completed just days before the Stonewall Riots in New York City. A further draft was completed in 1973 in London. At the time it was written, no one would publish it …

18985. The Egoist

George Meredith

The Egoist is a tragicomical novel by George Meredith published in 1879.

18987. On Royalty

Jeremy Paxman

On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into Some Strangely Related Families is a book by Jeremy Paxman examining the ways in which the British Monarchy continues to hold to the public imagination.

18990. The Champion of Garathorm

Michael Moorcock

The Champion of Garathorm is a book published in 1973 that was written by Michael Moorcock.

18991. Darkness Descending

Harry Turtledove

Darkness Descending by Harry Turtledove, is the second book in the Darkness series.

18994. Five Have Plenty of Fun

Enid Blyton

Five Have Plenty Of Fun is the 14th novel in The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1955. An American girl, Berta, stays with the five. Mysterious visitors to Kirrin island and a kidnapping combine to make this the adventure of a lifetime. Berta is …

18995. The Spirit Level

Seamus Heaney

The Spirit Level is a poetry collection written by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. It won the poetry prize for the 1996 Whitbread Awards. Heaney has been recorded reading this collection on the Seamus Heaney Collected Poems album.

18996. The Extremes

Christopher Priest

The Extremes is a 1998 science fiction novel by the English writer Christopher Priest. The novel received the BSFA Award.

18997. The Man Within

Graham Greene

The Man Within is the first novel by author Graham Greene. It tells the story of Francis Andrews, a reluctant smuggler, who betrays his colleagues and the aftermath of his betrayal. It is Greene's first published novel.. The title is taken from a sentence in Thomas Browne's …

18998. The Dark

John McGahern

The Dark is the second novel by Irish writer John McGahern, published in 1965.

19000. The Hemingway Hoax

Joe Haldeman

The Hemingway Hoax is a short novel by science fiction writer Joe Haldeman. It weaves together a story of an attempt to produce a fake Ernest Hemingway manuscript with themes concerning time travel and parallel worlds. A shorter version of the book won both a Hugo award and a …



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