The most popular books in English
from 18801 to 19000

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.

18801. The Poseidon Adventure

Paul Gallico

The Poseidon Adventure is an American adventure novel by Paul Gallico, published in 1969. It concerns the capsizing of a luxurious ocean liner, the S.S. Poseidon, due to an undersea earthquake that causes a 99 ft. wave, and the desperate struggles of a handful of survivors to …

18802. Free Fall

William Golding

Free Fall is the fourth novel of English novelist William Golding, first published in 1959. Written in the first person, it is a self-examination by an English painter, Samuel Mountjoy, held in a German POW camp during World War Two.

18803. Kleinzeit

Russell Hoban

Kleinzeit is a metaphysical novel by Russell Hoban.

18804. Saplings

Noel Streatfeild

Although Saplings is generally regarded as one of Noel Streatfeild's novels for adults, published under her pseudonym Susan Scarlett, it is at least partially told from the perspective of four children - Laurel, Tony, Tuesday, and Kim, as well as from the perspective of their …

18806. The Conan Chronicles

Robert E. Howard

The Conan Chronicles is a 1989 omnibus collection of three previous fantasy collections by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, published by Sphere Books. The component collections had …

18809. Tales of Ten Worlds

Arthur C. Clarke

Tales of Ten Worlds is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. The stories all originally appeared in a number of different publications.

18810. Beyond the Fall of Night

Arthur C. Clarke

Beyond the Fall of Night is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Gregory Benford. The first part of Beyond the Fall of Night is a reprint of Clarke’s famous Against the Fall of Night while the second half is a "sequel" by Gregory Benford which takes place many years later. This book …

18811. Avenger

William Shatner

Avenger is a Star Trek novel by William Shatner, depicting the events shortly after the feature film Star Trek Generations and the previous "Shatnerverse" novel The Return. It is a direct sequel to the latter, and forms part of the "Shatnerverse" collection of novels, being the …

18812. A Fringe of Leaves

Patrick White

A Fringe of Leaves is the tenth published novel by the Australian novelist and 1973 Nobel Prize-winner, Patrick White.

18813. Emlyn's Moon

Jenny Nimmo

Emlyn's Moon is a book published in 1987 that was written by Jenny Nimmo.

18814. 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.

18815. On the Shoulders of Giants

Stephen Hawking

On the Shoulders of Giants is a compilation of scientific texts edited and with commentary by the British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The book was published by Running Press in 2002. The book includes texts written by Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei, …

18816. It's Not Luck

Eliyahu M. Goldratt

It's Not Luck is a business novel and a sequel to The Goal. The plot continues to follow the advancement of the main character, Alex Rogo, through the corporate ranks of large manufacturer, UniCo. Author Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt continues to teach the reader his thinking …

18820. 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 …

18821. (Serrated Edge Omnibus 2) The Chrome Borne

Mercedes Lackey

Hot rods and high magic - previously published in two volumes as Born to Run and Chrome Circle - meet in a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek fantasy.

18822. Forgotten Voices of the Great War: A History of …

Max Arthur

Forgotten Voices of the Great War is a collection of interviews with people who lived through the First World War. The book is part of the Imperial War Museum's oral archive. Author Max Arthur puts the interviews into chronological and campaign order, and provides some context …

18824. The Steel Bonnets

George MacDonald Fraser

The Steel Bonnets is a 1971 historical non-fiction book by George MacDonald Fraser about the Border Reivers. Fraser researched the book with his wife. It concentrates mainly on the 16th century, and seeks to de-glamourise the period in some ways.

18825. Conversations in Sicily

Elio Vittorini

Conversazione in Sicilia is a novel by the Italian author Elio Vittorini. It originally appeared in serial form in the literary magazine Letteratura in 1938–1939, and was first published in book form under the title Nome e Lagrime in 1941. The story concerns Silvestro Ferrauto …

18826. The Lake of Darkness

Ruth Rendell

The Lake of Darkness is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1980. It won the Arts Council National Book Award for Genre Fiction in 1981. The title comes from a quotation from Shakespeare's King Lear: "Frateretto calls me; and tells me Nero is an angler in …

18828. Disturbing the Peace

Richard Yates

Disturbing the Peace is a novel by American writer Richard Yates. First published in 1975, Yates' fourth book concerns the crack-up and institutionalization of an alcoholic salesman. Semi-autobiographical, the novel was dismissed by critics as his weakest book.

18829. Outcast

Rosemary Sutcliff

Outcast is a historical novel for children written by Rosemary Sutcliff and published in 1955. It takes place in Roman Britain and tells the tale of an orphaned Roman child who is shipwrecked on a coast of Dumnonia in Celtic Britain, outside of Roman rule. He is adopted by a …

18830. King Ink

Nick Cave

King Ink is a collection of poetry, lyrics, plays and writings by Australian musician and author Nick Cave. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Black Spring Press in 1988.

18831. redRobe

Jon Courtenay Grimwood

redRobe is a 2000 novel by Jon Courtenay Grimwood. Details in the text suggest that it is set in the same world as that of his earlier speculative fiction novels neoAddix, Lucifer's Dragon and reMix, and like them it is also an SF thriller.

18834. Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry

Eliza Fowler Haywood

Love in Excess is Eliza Haywood's best known novel. It details the amorous escapades of Count D'Elmont, a rake who becomes reformed over the course of the novel. Love in Excess was a huge bestseller in its time, going through multiple reissues in the four years following its …

18835. Plague Ship

Andre Norton

Plague Ship is a science fiction novel by author Andrew North. It was published in 1956 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies. The book is the second volume of the author's Solar Queen series.

18837. Renunciates of Darkover

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Renunciates of Darkover 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 March, 1991.

18840. 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 …

18841. The Well

Elizabeth Jolley

The Well is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Elizabeth Jolley. It tells the story of two women, Hester and her young ward Katherine, and their relationship with one another. Hester, who has lived alone on a farm with her father for many years, is …

18842. Mortalis

R. A. Salvatore

Mortalis is a novel that spans the gap between the first and second DemonWars Saga trilogies by R. A. Salvatore. The book is also the fourth out of seven books in the combined DemonWars Saga.

18844. The Singing Tree

Kate Seredy

The Singing Tree is a children's novel by Kate Seredy, the sequel to The Good Master. Also illustrated by Seredy, it was a Newbery Honor book in 1940. Set in rural Hungary four years after The Good Master, it continues the story of Kate and Jancsi, showing the effect of World …

18845. The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for …

Margarita Engle

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom is a verse novel set in Cuba, written by Margarita Engle and published in 2010. It received the award of a John Newbery Honor in 2009.

18847. Trullion: Alastor 2262

Jack Vance

Trullion: Alastor 2262 is a science fiction novel by Jack Vance first published by Ballantine Books. It is one of three books set in the Alastor Cluster, "a whorl of thirty thousand live stars in an irregular volume twenty to thirty light-years in diameter." Three thousand of …

18849. Quick Service

P. G. Wodehouse

Quick Service is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 4 October 1940 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on December 27, 1940 by Doubleday, Doran, New York. Although it does not feature any of Wodehouse's regular characters or …

18850. Waterlily

Ella Cara Deloria

Waterlily is a novel by Ella Cara Deloria.

18851. Procession of the Dead

D. B Shan

Procession of the Dead is a book written by Darren O'Shaughnessy that was originally published in February 1999 in the UK under the name of Ayuamarca. It is the first book in The City Book Trilogy. It was re-released in March 2008 following Darren Shan's popularity under the new …

18852. Broken

Karin Fossum

Broken is the seventh book in the Grant County series by author Karin Slaughter. It was originally released in hardback in June 2010. The previous books in the series are Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, Indelible, Faithless and Beyond Reach. These books feature the …

18853. The Hunters

James Salter

The Hunters is James Salter's debut novel and a tale of USAF fighter pilots during the Korean War, first published in 1956. The novel was the basis for a 1958 film by the same name starring Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner with a very different storyline. Under his birthname …

18855. Freedom from the Known

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Freedom from the Known is a book by Jiddu Krishnamurti, originally published 1969.

18856. 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 …

18857. 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 …

18858. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It was the first published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia and the best known; among all the author's books it is the most widely held in …

18859. Colors Insulting to Nature

Cintra Wilson

Authors who write about the entertainment industry often extend promises of wit and edginess to attract an audience. Colors Insulting to Nature, by Salon columnist Cintra Wilson, delivers these qualities because it enters the fray not with a forgettably likeable protagonist …

18860. Orbus

Neal Asher

Orbus is a 2009 science fiction novel by Neal Asher. It is the third novel in the Spatterjay sequence.

18861. Nightworld

F. Paul Wilson

Nightworld is the sixth and final volume in a series of novels known as The Adversary Cycle written by American author F. Paul Wilson. First published in 1992 by New English Library in England and Dark Harvest in US. Nightworld completes The Adversary Cycle, which consists of …

18862. 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.

18863. The Good Dog

Avi

The Good Dog is a children's novel by Newbery Medalist Edward Irving Wortis published under his pseudonym, Avi, in 2001. Written for ages 8–12, the book has been described as having "a very cinematic feel" comparable to the movies The Incredible Journey and Beethoven.

18864. The Oxford Companion to Wine

Jancis Robinson

The Oxford Companion to Wine is a book in the series of Oxford Companions published by Oxford University Press. The book provides an alphabetically arranged reference to wine, compiled and edited by Jancis Robinson, with contributions by several wine writers including Hugh …

18865. The Servant's Tale

Margaret Frazer

The Servant's Tale is a book written by Margaret Frazer.

18866. The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography

Angela Carter

The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography is a 1978 non-fiction book by Angela Carter. Given that many feminists, notably Andrea Dworkin, truly loathe de Sade, a feminist re-appraisal of his work might seem a strange thing; but that's just what this book is. Carter sees …

18867. 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 …

18868. The Crooked Letter

Sean Williams

When mirror twins Seth and Hadrian Castillo travel to Europe on holidays, they don’t expect the end of the world to follow them. Seth’s murder, however, puts exactly that into motion. From opposite sides of death, the Castillo twins grapple with a reality neither of them …

18869. A Reader's Manifesto

B. R. Myers

A Reader's Manifesto is a 2002 book written by B. R. Myers that was originally published in heavily edited form in the July/August 2001 issue of The Atlantic Monthly magazine. Myers criticizes the high status of literary fiction compared to genre fiction; he finds literary …

18871. Carry Me Across the Water

Ethan Canin

Carry Me Across the Water is a novel by the American writer Ethan Canin. It is an elegiac novel that tells the story of August Kleinman, a 78-year-old former Pittsburgh brewery owner who remembers episodes from his life—from his escape from Nazi Germany to his life of poverty in …

18873. Late Victorian Holocausts

Mike Davis

Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World is a book by Mike Davis about the connection between political economy and global climate patterns, particularly El Niño-Southern Oscillation. By comparing ENSO episodes in different time periods and …

18874. Wolf Island

Darren Shan

As the mysterious Shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs Grady and his team search desperately for answers. But when they follow up a new lead, it takes them to an old, unexpected foe - the Lambs."We spot the werewolves as we skim the treetops. Mutated, vicious, hairy …

18875. Malice [First Printing]

Danielle Steel

At seventeen, on the night of her mother's funeral, Grace Adams is attacked. A young woman with secrets too horrible to tell, with hurts so deep they may never heal, Grace will not tell the truth about the attack. She is beautiful enough for men to want her, but after a lifetime …

18876. Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic

Andy Serkis

Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic is a memoir written by actor Andy Serkis about his adventures playing Gollum in New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. It was released to coincide with the theatrical release of The Return of the King.

18877. The Survivor

James Herbert

'The Survivor' is a British horror novel written by James Herbert and published by the New English Library in 1976. It is the third novel by Herbert, and the second not part of a wider series.

18878. Pretty Little Things

Jilliane Hoffman

Pretty Little Things is a 2010 novel by Jilliane Hoffman. It was released in the USA on September 7th, 2010, and deals with the topics of internet crime and missing and exploited children and is set in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area. In addition to the US release, the book …

18880. The Missing Chums

Franklin W. Dixon

The Missing Chums is volume 4 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book ranks 108th on Publishers Weekly's All-Time Bestselling Children's Book List for the United States, with 1,189,973 copies sold as of 2001. This book is one of …

18881. The Future of Us

Jay Asher

The Future of Us is a 2011 contemporary fiction novel written by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. The novel was published on November 21, 2011 by Razorbill, a division of Penguins Young Readers Group.

18883. The Integral Trees

Larry Niven

The Integral Trees is a 1984 science fiction novel by Larry Niven. Like much of Niven's work, the story is heavily influenced by the setting: a gas torus, a ring of air around a neutron star. A sequel, The Smoke Ring, was published in 1987. It was nominated for the Nebula Award …

18886. Claws that Catch

John Ringo

Claws that Catch is a book published in 2008 that was written by Travis S. Taylor and John Ringo.

18887. Legion of the Damned

William C. Dietz

Legion of the Damned is a science fiction novel by William C. Dietz, first published by Ace Books in 1993. This is the first book in the nine book Legion of the Damned series by William C. Dietz. The final novel was released in November 2011. Dietz has since begun a prequel …

18891. The Middle Moffat

Eleanor Estes

The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes is the second novel in the children's series known as The Moffats. Published in 1942, it was a Newbery Honor book. The title comes from Janey Moffat, who feels a little lost among her three siblings. Being neither the oldest or youngest, she …

18892. 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.

18894. The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius …

T. J. Stiles

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt is a 2009 biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, a 19th-century American industrialist and philanthropist who built his fortune in the shipping and railroad industries, becoming one of the wealthiest Americans in the history of …

18895. Partisans

Alistair MacLean

Partisans is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1982. MacLean used portions of the plot from the 1978 film Force 10 from Navarone as the basis of the plot for this novel. MacLean reverted to the theme of World War II, with which he was successful and …

18897. 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 …

18899. 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 …

18900. Onion John

Joseph Krumgold

Onion John is a novel written by Joseph Krumgold and published in 1959. It was the winner of the 1960 Newbery Medal. The story is set in 1950s New Jersey, and tells the story of 12-year-old Andy Rusch and his friendship with an eccentric hermit who lives on the outskirts of the …

18901. Manhattan Nocturne

Colin Harrison

Manhattan Nocturne is a crime novel by Colin Harrison set in Manhattan, first published in 1996. The novel was published in America in hardcover by Crown and remains in print by Picador in trade paperback. Fifteen foreign, paperback, and bookclub editions were published and the …

18903. Delirium's Mistress

Tanith Lee

Delirium's Mistress is the fourth novel in Tales From The Flat Earth by Tanith Lee.

18904. 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.

18906. 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 …

18908. Genevieve

Eric Jerome Dickey

Genevieve is a novel by Eric Jerome Dickey.

18911. 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 …

18912. The Crystal Prison

Robin Jarvis

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

18913. Rage

Julie Anne Peters

Rage: A Love Story is a young adult novel by Julie Anne Peters. It was first published in hardback in 2009. The story follows Johanna who falls in love with Reeve who has suffered much abuse in her life. When their relationship struggles, Reeve begins to physically abuse Johanna …

18918. 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.

18919. Zinky boys

Svetlana Alexievich

From 1979 to 1989 a million Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties - and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. In Zinky Boys journalist Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the tragic history of the Afghanistan …

18920. 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.

18921. The left-handed woman

Peter Handke

One evening, when Marianne and her husband, Bruno, are dining out together to celebrate his return from a business trip, Marianne listens to him speak and realizes suddenly yet finally that Bruno will leave her. Whether at that moment, or in years to come, she will be deserted. …

18923. Lila Says

Chimo

Lila Says was first published in 1996 in French and translated into English in 1999. The author's name is only listed as a pseudonym, Chimo. It was adapted into a film

18924. Roadkill

Helene Hegemann

Horrible lives are a godsend,' writes 16-year-old Mifti in her diary. Since the death of her mother, she has been living in Berlin in an increasingly dire state of disarray. Diagnosed as a 'pseudo stress-debilitated' problem child, she becomes enmeshed in the Berlin party scene, …

18925. The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

Dmitri Merezhkovski

The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci is the second novel by Dmitry Merezhkovsky, first published in 1900 by Mir Bozhy magazine, then released as a separate edition 1901. The novel constitutes the second part of the Christ and Antichrist trilogy, started by the writer's debut novel …

18928. 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 …

18929. 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 …

18930. 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 …

18931. A Turn in the South

V.S. Naipaul

A Turn in the South is a travelogue of the American South written by Nobel Prize-winning writer V. S. Naipaul. The book was published in 1989 and is based upon the author's travels in the southern states of the United States. Naipaul has written fiction and non-fiction about …

18932. Human Voices

Penelope Fitzgerald

Human Voices is a novel by British author Penelope Fitzgerald. It is set in WW2 London during 1940, from the Fall of France to the Battle of Britain, providing a bureaucracy-heavy BBC-centric view of the war.

18933. Collected Poems

Primo Levi

This is the principal English language collection of poems by the Italian author Primo Levi.

18935. The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course …

Philip Bobbitt

The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History is an historico-philosophical work by Philip Bobbitt. It was first published in 2002 by Alfred Knopf in the US and Penguin in the UK.

18936. Letters to Milena

Franz Kafka

Letters to Milena is a book collecting some of Franz Kafka's letters to Milena Jesenská from 1920 to 1923.

18937. Darkness Descending

Harry Turtledove

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

18940. Two Solitudes

Hugh MacLennan

Two Solitudes is a 1945 novel by Hugh MacLennan.

18941. 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 …

18944. 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.

18946. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

The Man Without Qualities is an unfinished novel in three books by the Austrian writer Robert Musil, considered one of the most significant European novels of the twentieth century. The novel is a "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's …

18949. The Miernik dossier

Charles McCarry

The Miernik Dossier is American author Charles McCarry's first novel. It introduces the character of American spy Paul Christopher, who would become a recurring character in many of McCarry's novels.

18950. A Song Flung Up To Heaven

Maya Angelou

A Song Flung Up to Heaven is the sixth book in author Maya Angelou's series of autobiographies. Set between 1965 and 1968, it begins where Angelou's previous book All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes ends, with Angelou's trip from Accra, Ghana, where she had lived for the …

18951. What is art? and essays on art

Leo Tolstoy

What is Art? is a book by Leo Tolstoy. It was completed in Russian in 1897 but first published in English due to difficulties with the Russian censors. Tolstoy cites the time, effort, public funds, and public respect spent on art and artists as well as the imprecision of general …

18953. The Sweet Smell of Psychosis

Will Self

The Sweet Smell of Psychosis is Will Self's first published Novella. It was printed by Bloomsbury Books in 1996 and features illustrations by Martin Rowson. Richard Hermes is a London journalist who lives a life of drudging days and cocaine fuelled nights. He falls in with a …

18954. 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 …

18955. 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.

18956. User Stories Applied

Mike Cohn

User Stories Applied is a book written by Mike Cohn.

18958. Mindkiller

Spider Robinson

Mindkiller is a 1982 novel by science fiction writer Spider Robinson. The novel, set in the late 1980s, explores the social implications of technologies to manipulate the brain, beginning with wireheading, the use of electric current to stimulate the pleasure center of the brain …

18959. 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 …

18960. Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown

Michael Shermer

Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown is a 2004 book by Michael Shermer, a historian of science and founder of The Skeptics Society. It contains thirteen essays about "personal barriers and biases that plague and propel science, especially when scientists push …

18961. 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.

18962. Rupert of Hentzau

Anthony Hope

Rupert of Hentzau is a sequel by Anthony Hope to The Prisoner of Zenda, written in 1895, but not published until 1898.

18963. 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, …

18966. Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego

Sigmund Freud

Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego is a work of Sigmund Freud from the year 1921. In this monograph, Freud describes psychological mechanisms at work within mass movements. A mass, according to Freud, is a "temporary entity, consisting of heterogeneous elements that …

18967. Fatal Cure

Robin Cook

Fatal Cure is a medical thriller written by Robin Cook.

18968. 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 …

18969. 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 …

18970. Winter Notes on Summer Impressions

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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 …

18971. Desperate Remedies

Thomas Hardy

Desperate Remedies is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published anonymously by Tinsley Brothers in 1871.

18972. 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.

18973. Two Treatises of Government

John Locke

Two Treatises of Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for …

18974. 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 …

18975. Rimbaud

Graham Robb

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

18977. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. It first appeared in 1689 with the printed title An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate filled later …

18980. The tragedy of man

Imre Madách

The Tragedy of Man is a play written by the Hungarian author Imre Madách. It was first published in 1861. The play is considered to be one of the major works of Hungarian literature and is one of the most often staged Hungarian plays today. Many lines have become common …

18981. The Verdant Passage

Troy Denning

The Verdant Passage is a book published in 1991 that was written by Troy Denning.

18984. 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, …

18986. The Last Basselope

Berkeley Breathed

The Last Basselope is a children's book by Berkeley Breathed published in 1992. The 32 page story depicts Breathed's Outland characters, led by Opus the Penguin, hunting the last remaining specimen of a purportedly fierce beast called a Basselope. Once found, the beast—named …

18987. The American Way of Death

Jessica Mitford

The American Way of Death is an exposé of abuses in the funeral home industry in the United States, written by Jessica Mitford and published in 1963. Feeling that death had become much too sentimentalized, highly commercialized, and, above all, excessively expensive, Mitford …

18988. Intercourse

Andrea Dworkin

Intercourse is a radical feminist analysis of sexual intercourse in literature and society, written by Andrea Dworkin. Intercourse is often said to argue that "all heterosexual sex is rape", based on the line from the book that says "violation is a synonym for intercourse." …

18992. Political Fictions

Joan Didion

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

18994. 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 …

18995. Slave Ship

K. W. Jeter

Slave Ship is the second book in The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy of books in the Star Wars Universe. It was written by K. W. Jeter.

18996. Prime Evil

Stephen King

Prime Evil is an anthology of horror short stories edited by Douglas E. Winter. It was first published in 1988 by New American Library. With the exception of the Dennis Etchison story, "The Blood Kiss", the stories are original to this anthology.

18997. 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.

18998. 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. …

18999. 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 …

19000. 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 …



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