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.

19402. Pigeons on the Grass

Wolfgang Koeppen

Here is an English translation of a post-war German classic. The events of the novel take place during the course of a single day in an unnamed city in occupied Germany where the endless drone of allied planes overhead increases the already heightened tension. Throughout this …

19403. Memoirs of an Anti-semite

Gregor von Rezzori

This is a European classic. Set in Rumania, Austria, Germany and Italy between the last century's world wars, this is a novel of great beauty about men and the histories that define them. Our hero tells of his childhood: his passion for hunting, his love of the wild landscape of …

19404. The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

R. L. Stine

The Werewolf of Fever Swamp is the fourteenth book in Goosebumps, the series of children's horror fiction novellas created and authored by R. L. Stine. The story follows Grady Tucker, who moves into a new house with his parents next to the Fever Swamp. After a swamp deer is …

19405. The Risen Empire

Scott Westerfeld

The Risen Empire is a science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld.

19407. 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 …

19408. The Dream Spheres

Elaine Cunningham

The Dream Spheres is a book published in 1999 that was written by Elaine Cunningham.

19409. Marilyn, a biography

Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer's 1973 biography of Marilyn Monroe was a large-format book of glamor photographs of Monroe for which Mailer supplied the text. Originally hired to write an introduction by Lawrence Schiller, who put the book package together, Mailer expanded the introduction into a …

19413. Hachiko Waits

Lesl?a Newman

Hachiko Waits is a children's book, written by Lesléa Newman and illustrated by Machiyo Kodaira. It uses the true story of Hachikō the Akita dog from Japan and adds Yasuo, a young boy, to the story. It won several awards.

19414. Madeleine's Ghost

Robert Girardi

Madeleine's Ghost is a well-regarded first mystery novel by Robert Girardi.

19415. Immediate Family

Sally Mann

First published in 1992, Immediate Family has been lauded by critics as one of the great photography books of our time, and among the most influential. Taken against the Arcadian backdrop of her woodland summer home in Virginia, Sally Mann's extraordinary, intimate photographs …

19417. The Sky Phantom

Carolyn Keene

The Sky Phantom is the fifty-third volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1976 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

19419. Murder Ink

Dilys Winn

Murder Ink is a book written by Dilys Winn.

19420. October the First Is Too Late

Fred Hoyle

October the First is Too Late is a science fiction novel by astrophysicist Fred Hoyle. It was first published in 1966. The novel describes an extraordinary temporary phase through which the world passes, eventually presenting a civilization of the distant future and history …

19421. Take Back Plenty

Colin Greenland

Take Back Plenty, is a novel by Colin Greenland and is the winner of both major British science fiction awards, the 1990 British SF Association award and the 1991 Arthur C. Clarke Award, as well as being a nominee for the 1992 Philip K. Dick Award for the best original paperback …

19422. Noblesse Oblige

Nancy Mitford

Noblesse Oblige: An Enquiry Into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy is a book that purports to be edited by Nancy Mitford, illustrated by Osbert Lancaster, caricaturist of English manners, and published by Hamish Hamilton. The anthology comprises four …

19423. The Dark Side of Nowhere

Neal Shusterman

Jason is having a bad day. The kind of day when you just don't feel like yourself. Only for Jason, it's not just a feeling. He really isn't himself.Not any more.Who is he? That's the problem. Jason isn't sure. And it's not just him. Everyone in town is acting weird. His friends. …

19424. Faces of Fear

John Saul

Faces of Fear is a thriller horror novel by John Saul, published by Ballantine Books on August 12, 2008. The novel follows the story of teenage Alison Shaw, who finds a shocking background behind her mother's new husband, who is a plastic surgeon.

19425. Today We Choose Faces

Roger Zelazny

Today We Choose Faces is a 1973 science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. As originally constructed, Part 1 was an extensive flashback which followed Part 2, but the order of the sections was changed at the request of editor David Hartwell, who felt that the novel worked better in …

19426. Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology

James Patrick Kelly

Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology is an anthology of slipstream fiction, edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel, published in 2006 by Tachyon Publications.

19427. A mother and two daughters

Gail Godwin

A mother and two daughters is a book written by Gail Godwin.

19428. Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Willa Cather

Sapphira and the Slave Girl is Willa Cather's last novel, published in 1940. It is the story of Sapphira Dodderidge Colbert, a bitter but privileged white woman, who becomes irrationally jealous of Nancy, a beautiful young slave. The book balances an atmospheric portrait of …

19430. Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life

Philip José Farmer

Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life is a biography by Philip José Farmer about pulp fiction hero Doc Savage. The book is written with the assumption that Doc Savage was a real person. Kenneth Robeson, the author of the Doc Savage novels, is portrayed as writing fictionalized …

19436. From Eroica with Love: Volume 09 (From Eroica With …

Yasuko Aoike

Follows the adventures of a British aristocrat, who sidelines as an international art thief, and his partner, a straight-laced N.A.T.O. officer, as they travel around the world in the late 1970s.

19438. What Do You Say, Dear?

Sesyle Joslin

What Do You Say, Dear? is a book written by Sesyle Joslin and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

19439. The Collected Short Fiction of C. J. Cherryh

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Collected Short Fiction of C. J. Cherryh is a collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories, novelettes and novella written by the United States author C. J. Cherryh between 1977 and 2004. It was first published by DAW Books in 2004. This collection includes the …

19440. And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou

And Still I Rise is author Maya Angelou's third volume of poetry, published by Random House in 1978. It was published during one of the most productive periods in Angelou's career; she had written three autobiographies and published two other volumes of poetry up to that point. …

19441. The Smell of Apples

Mark Behr

The Smell of Apples is a 1993 debut novel by South African Mark Behr, also published in the same year in Afrikaans as Die Reuk van Appels. Mark Behr describes the Afrikaner mentality and in apartheid South Africa as seen through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy called Marnus, the …

19442. Put on By Cunning

Ruth Rendell

Put on by Cunning is a novel by British crime-writer Ruth Rendell. It was first published in 1981, and features her popular series protagonist Inspector Wexford. It is the 11th in the series. The title comes from a quotation from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act V Scene II: "How these …

19443. The Eagle in the Sand

Simon Scarrow

Trouble is brewing in Syria, on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable state, centurions Macro and Cato are despatched to restore the competence of the cohort. But another challenge faces them as, Bannus, a local tribesman, is brewing up …

19444. A March to Madness

John Feinstein

A March to Madness: A View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference is a book written by John Feinstein. It was written about the 1996-97 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball season, chronicling each ACC school's team's season, from the first practice, to the Big Dance. …

19446. Penrod

Booth Tarkington

Penrod is a collection of comic sketches by Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1914. The book follows the misadventures of Penrod Schofield, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in the pre-World War I Midwestern United States, in a similar vein to The Adventures of Tom …

19447. The Second Book of Swords

Fred Saberhagen

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

19449. Maze of Moonlight

Gael Baudino

Maze of Moonlight is a novel written by Gael Baudino in 1993. It is the second in the Strands of Starlight tetralogy. The other novels are Strands of Starlight, Shroud of Shadow, and Strands of Sunlight.

19450. Freedom Summer

Deborah Wiles

Freedom Summer book written by Deborah Wiles and illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. Originally published as a hardcover edition in 2001, the book is now available as a paperback from Simon & Schuster. There is also a 2010 book by Bruce Watson by the same name, but the Watson …

19452. A Bad Spell in Yurt

C. Dale Brittain

A Bad Spell In Yurt is a book by C. Dale Brittain that takes place in the fictional kingdom of Yurt where Daimbert, a wizard who has just graduated from the wizards' school, takes up his post as the new Royal Wizard. The book's story is continued in The Wood Nymph and The Cranky …

19453. The Gatekeepers

Jacques Steinberg

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College is a 2002 nonfiction book written by education reporter Jacques Steinberg that examines the inner workings of the admissions committee at Wesleyan University. The book expands upon a series of articles Steinberg …

19455. Drift House: The First Voyage

Dale Peck

Drift House: The First Voyage is a 2005 children's novel written by Dale Peck. This was Peck's first children's book; he is best known as a polemicist reviewer, and adult novelist. In 2007 and 2008, Chicago Public Schools placed the novel on their recommended reading list for …

19456. Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & …

Jose Canseco

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big is a 2005 book by Jose Canseco and his personal account of steroid usage in Major League Baseball. The book is autobiographical, and it focuses on Canseco's days as a major leaguer, his marriages, his …

19457. Debatable Space

Philip Palmer

Debatable Space is a 2008 science fiction novel by novelist and screenwriter Philip Palmer. The book alternates between telling the story of the main character, Lena Smith, in the form of a diary and a first-person narrative of events which take place roughly 1000 years from the …

19458. Heart of a Samurai

Margi Preus

In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan's borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way. Manjiro, a …

19460. End Games

Michael Dibdin

End Games is a novel by Michael Dibdin. It is the 11th entry in the Aurelio Zen series, and also, given Dibdin's death in 2007, the last.

19461. My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up …

Christine King Farris

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up With the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a book.

19463. 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 …

19465. Beyonders: A World Without Heroes

Brandon Mull

Jason tumbles into a quest to save a magical in this #1 New York Times bestselling start to Brandon Mull’s Beyonders fantasy series.Jason Walker has often wished his life could be a bit less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from …

19471. Kings of the North

Elizabeth Moon

Kings of the North is a book published in 2011 that was written by Elizabeth Moon.

19473. Vendetta

Fern Michaels

Vendetta is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the second book in the popular Aurelio Zen series. Zen has earned a return to the fold of actual police work, but now Officials in a high government ministry are desperate to finger someone—anyone—for the murder of an eccentric …

19474. Snowdrops

A.D. Miller

Snowdrops is a novel by A. D. Miller which was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

19478. Montauk

Max Frisch

Montauk is a story by Swiss writer Max Frisch. It first appeared in 1975 and takes an exceptional position in Frisch's work. While fictional stories previously served Frisch for exploring the possible behavior of his protagonists, in Montauk, he tells an authentic experience: a …

19479. Billion-Dollar Brain

Len Deighton

The classic spy thriller of lethal computer-age intrigue and a maniac’s private cold war, featuring the same anonymous narrator and milieu of The IPCRESS File.The fourth of Deighton’s novels to be narrated by the unnamed employee of WOOC(P) is the thrilling story of an …

19480. The Passport

Herta Müller

From the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature!“[The Passport] has the same clipped prose cadences as Nadirs, this time applied to evoke the trapped mentality of a man so desperate for freedom that he views everything through a temporal lens, like a prisoner staring at a …

19481. The Priests of Psi

Frank Herbert

-There was a half-humorous saying in Investigation & Adjustment that senior field agents could be detected by the number of scars and medical patches they carried.- Lewis Orne is an operator in the I-A (Investigation and Adjustment Agency) of a galactic government. The I-A …

19482. The Secret of Mirror Bay

Carolyn Keene

Aunt Eloise Drew invited Nancy and her friends to Mirror Bay Bide-a-Wee cabin near Cooperstown, New York, for a visit and a chance to solve the mystery of the woman who glides across the water. Upon their arrival, Nancy becomes mixed up in a vacation hoax and is nearly arrested …

19483. Empire of the Atom

A. E. van Vogt

Empire of the Atom is a science fiction novel by A. E. van Vogt. It was first published in 1957 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 2,000 copies. The novel is a fix-up of the first five of van Vogt's Gods stories which originally appeared in the magazine Astounding. The …

19484. The Weapon Makers

A. E. van Vogt

The Weapon Makers is a science fiction novel by A. E. van Vogt. The novel was originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction from February–April 1943. The serial version was first published in book form in 1947 with a print run of 1,000 copies. It was then thoroughly …

19485. San Andreas

Alistair MacLean

San Andreas is a novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, first published in 1984. One of his final novels, it returns to MacLean's original genre: war at sea.

19488. Rising Up and Rising Down

William T. Vollmann

Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means is a seven-volume essay on the subject of violence by American author William T. Vollmann. First published by McSweeney's in November 2003, it was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. …

19490. Lives of the Saints

Nino Ricci

Lives of the Saints is a novel by Nino Ricci. The author's first book, it forms the first part of a trilogy. The other two novels are In a Glass House and Where She Has Gone. Lives of the Saints was first published in 1990 and was the winner of the 1990 Governor General's Awards …

19494. The Switch

Elmore Leonard

“My favorite Leonard book….He writes the way Hammett and Chandler might write today, if they sharpened their senses of ironic humor and grew better ears for dialogue.” —Dallas Morning News“The best writer of crime fiction alive.” —NewsweekDangerously eccentric characters, …

19495. Nuns and Soldiers

Iris Murdoch

Nuns and Soldiers is a 1980 novel by Iris Murdoch. The setting is England and two of the main characters are Gertrude, a widow, and Anne, an ex-nun.

19497. Grace Notes

Bernard MC Laverty

Grace Notes is a novel by Bernard MacLaverty, first published in 1997.

19498. The Pnume

Jack Vance

The Pnume is the final science fiction adventure novel in the tetralogy Tschai, Planet of Adventure. Written by Jack Vance, it tells of the efforts to return to Earth by the sole survivor of a human starship destroyed while investigating a mysterious signal from the distant …

19499. Because the Night

James Ellroy

Because the Night is a crime fiction novel written by James Ellroy. Released in 1984, it is the second installment of a trilogy often titled "Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy", after its main character, or "L.A Noir", after the hard-book copy that was released containing all three books in …

19500. In chancery

John Galsworthy

In Chancery is the second novel of the Forsyte Saga trilogy by John Galsworthy and was originally published in 1920, some fourteen years after The Man of Property. Like its predecessor it focuses on the personal affairs of a wealthy upper middle class English family.

19501. The Mimic Men

V.S. Naipaul

The Mimic Men is a novel by V. S. Naipaul first published by Andre Deutsch in the UK in 1967.

19503. The Third Eye

Lobsang Rampa

The Third Eye is a book published by Secker & Warburg in November 1956. It was originally claimed that the book was written by a Tibetan monk named Tuesday Lobsang Rampa. On investigation the author was found to be a British plumber named Cyril Henry Hoskin, who claimed that …

19504. The Assignment

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Der Auftrag is a 1986 novella by the Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The first English publication appeared in 1988, translated by Joel Agee. The experimental narrative is divided into twenty-four parts, each one a single sentence spanning many pages. In his forward to the …

19505. The Judas Window

Carter Dickson

The Judas Window is a famous locked room mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr, writing under the name of Carter Dickson, published in 1938 and featuring detective Sir Henry Merrivale. In a poll of 17 mystery writers and reviewers, this novel was voted as the …

19507. The Star Diaries

Stanisław Lem

Dzienniki gwiazdowe is a 1957 collection of short stories by Polish writer Stanisław Lem, expanded in 1971 around the character of space traveller Ijon Tichy. The collection was published in English in two volumes, The Star Diaries and Memoirs of a Space Traveller.

19508. The Last Children of Schewenborn

Gudrun Pausewang

The Last Children of Schewenborn is a 1983 novel by Gudrun Pausewang, depicting life in Germany in the aftermath of a nuclear war. The story is fictional, but as the author states in the epilogue, Schewenborn, where the story takes place is modeled on the small town of Schlitz …

19509. The Dragon Man

Garry Disher

The Dragon Man is a 1999 crime novel by the Australian author Garry Disher.

19511. The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab

Fergus Hume

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery fiction novel by English writer Fergus Hume. The book was first published in Australia in 1886. Set in Melbourne, the story focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration …

19512. The Whitby Witches

Robin Jarvis

The Whitby Witches is the first book in The Whitby Witches series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1991.

19513. 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, …

19516. Youth

Joseph Conrad

"Youth" is an autobiographical short story by Joseph Conrad. Written in 1898, it was first published in Blackwood's Magazine, and included as the first story in the 1902 volume Youth, a Narrative, and Two Other Stories. This volume also includes Heart of Darkness and The End of …

19517. Sources of the Self

Charles Taylor

Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity is a work of philosophy by Charles Taylor, published in 1989 by Harvard University Press. It is an attempt to articulate and to write a history of the "modern identity".

19518. War and Remembrance

Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance is a novel by Herman Wouk, published in October 1978, which is the sequel to The Winds of War. It continues the story of the extended Henry family and the Jastrow family starting on 15 December 1941 and ending on 6 August 1945. This novel was adapted into the …

19519. Triple Jeopardy

Rex Stout

Triple Jeopardy is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1952. Itself collected in the omnibus volume Kings Full of Aces, the book comprises three stories that first appeared in The American Magazine: "Home to Roost" "The …

19522. Flanimals

Ricky Gervais

Flanimals is a children's book series written by comedian Ricky Gervais. The book, illustrated by Rob Steen, depicts a list of seemingly useless or inadequate animals, and their behaviour. The cover Flanimal is the Grundit. The book is published by Faber and Faber, which has …

19523. Odd John

Olaf Stapledon

Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest is a 1935 science fiction novel by the British author Olaf Stapledon. The novel explores the theme of the Übermensch in the character of John Wainwright, whose supernormal human mentality inevitably leads to conflict with normal human …

19525. The Thieves of Ostia

Caroline Lawrence

The Thieves of Ostia is a 2001 historical novel for children written by Caroline Lawrence, the first book in The Roman Mysteries series. It is set in Ostia Antica, the harbour of ancient Rome, in the last month of the reign of emperor Vespasian.

19526. Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton

A pair of masterly short novels, featuring an introduction by Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Anything Is Possible and My Name Is Lucy Barton Thought Edith Wharton is best known for her cutting contemplation of fashionable New York, Ethan Frome and Summer …

19527. The Spirit of Eastern Christendom, Vol. II

Jaroslav Pelikan

The Spirit of Eastern Christendom, Vol. II is a book by Jaroslav Pelikan.

19528. Reunion

Alan Dean Foster

Reunion is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is the seventh chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series.

19529. Zoobreak

Gordon Korman

Zoobreak is a 2009 children's novel by Gordon Korman and is the sequel to the 2008 book Swindle. The book was released on September 2009 by Scholastic and follows Savannah as she has to rescue her monkey after it has been kidnapped by the corrupt zoo keeper of a zoo boat. The …

19530. Greasy Lake & Other Stories

T. Coraghessan Boyle

Greasy Lake is a collection of short stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle published in 1985 by Viking Press.

19532. Skallagrigg

William Horwood

Skallagrigg is a 1987 novel written by William Horwood and influenced by Horwood's relationship with his own daughter Rachel, who has cerebral palsy.

19534. 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. …

19535. Soldier X

Don L. Wulffson

Soldier X is a young adult war drama book written by Don Wulffson about a half-German and half-Russian boy named Erik Brandt who joins the Wehrmacht, Hitler's army, during World War II. The book tells about the war from the perspective of Erik Brandt as he leads a life as both a …

19536. Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

Jose Saramago

Manual of Painting and Calligraphy is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago. It was first published in 1977. An English translation by Giovanni Pontiero was published in 1993.

19538. The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man

Lloyd Alexander

The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man is a children's comic fantasy novel by Lloyd Alexander.

19540. Men, Women, and Chainsaws

Carol J. Clover

Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film is a 1992 book by American academic Carol J. Clover. In it she investigates gender in Slasher Films and the appeal of horror cinema, in particular the slasher, occult, and rape-revenge genres, from a feminist …

19541. 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, …

19542. The Strange Message in the Parchment

Carolyn Keene

The Strange Message in the Parchment is the fifty-fourth 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. A sheep farmer receives a mysterious telephone …

19543. The dark side of love

Rafik Schami

Spænder over et århundredes syrisk historie og fortæller samtidig om to klaners indbyrdes kamp gennem tre generationer.

19546. The Open Society and Its Enemies

Karl Popper

The Open Society and Its Enemies is a work on political philosophy by Karl Popper, a critique of theories of teleological historicism in which history unfolds inexorably according to universal laws. Popper criticizes and indicts as totalitarian Plato, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich …

19547. The Mirrored Heavens

David J. Williams

The Mirrored Heavens is a science fiction novel by David J. Williams. This is the author's debut novel, and the first volume in his Autumn Rain trilogy, which continues with The Burning Skies and The Machinery Of Light. The story begins in the year 2110 where global political …

19548. Annie Dunne

Sebastian Barry

The central character in Sebastian Barry's novel Annie Dunne is a woman who has been pushed to the margins, a woman whom life has given few chances of happiness and fulfillment. Unmarried, she spends years as housekeeper for her brother-in-law because her sister is too ill to …

19549. The House of Arden

E. Nesbit

The House of Arden is a novel for children, written in 1908 by English author Edith Nesbit.

19550. Ranks of Bronze

David Drake

Ranks of Bronze is a science fiction novel by David Drake.

19552. The Living Reed

Pearl S. Buck

The Living Reed is an historical novel by Pearl S. Buck in which life in Korea, from the latter part of the nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War, is described through the viewpoints and lives of several members of four generations of a prominent aristocratic …

19553. The Blunderer

Patricia Highsmith

The Blunderer is a psychological thriller by Patricia Highsmith, first published in 1954 by Coward-McCann. It is Highsmith's third novel.

19555. 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.

19556. Sartor Resartus

Thomas Carlyle

Sartor Resartus is an 1836 novel by Thomas Carlyle, first published as a serial in 1833–34 in Fraser's Magazine. The novel purports to be a commentary on the thought and early life of a German philosopher called Diogenes Teufelsdröckh, author of a tome entitled "Clothes: their …

19559. The Dirdir

Jack Vance

The Dirdir is the third science fiction adventure novel in the tetralogy Tschai, Planet of Adventure. Written by Jack Vance, it tells of the efforts of the sole survivor of the destruction of a human starship to return to Earth from the distant planet Tschai.

19562. The Big Bounce

Elmore Leonard

The Big Bounce is a crime novel written by Elmore Leonard, who started offering the story to publishers and film producers in the fall of 1966. However, no one would take it. It went unpublished until 1969, when it was adapted into a film version in 1969, directed by Alex March …

19566. Mount Analogue

René Daumal

Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing is a classic novel by the early 20th century, French novelist René Daumal. The novel is both bizarre and allegorical, detailing the discovery and ascent of a mountain, the Mount …

19568. 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 …

19572. Cue for Treason

Geoffrey Trease

Cue for Treason is a children's historical novel written by Geoffrey Trease, and is his best-known work. The novel is set in Elizabethan England at the end of the 16th century. Two young runaways become boy actors, at first on the road and later in London, where they are …

19576. The Coming Storm

Paul Elliott Russell

The Coming Storm is a 1999 novel by Paul Russell. The Coming Storm is set on the campus of a boys' University-preparatory school in upstate New York. Tracy Parker, a 25-year-old, is hired as an English teacher by the headmaster Louis Tremper. Tracy has a sexual relationship with …

19580. Eye of the Storm

V. C. Andrews

Eye of the Storm is a book published in 2000 that was written by Andrew Neiderman.

19581. Mitch and Amy

Beverly Cleary

Mitch and Amy is a children's novel by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by George Porter. The story follows the escapades of the fraternal Huff twins, Mitch and Amy, in Berkeley, California. Although the book was written in the late 1960s, the book stays true to Cleary's penchant for …

19582. Colonel Sun

Kingsley Amis

Colonel Sun is a novel by Kingsley Amis published by Jonathan Cape on 28 March 1968 under the pseudonym "Robert Markham". Colonel Sun is the first James Bond continuation novel published after Ian Fleming's 1964 death. Before writing the novel, Amis wrote two other Bond related …

19583. The Peacekeepers

Gene DeWeese

The Peacekeepers is a Star Trek: The Next Generation novel by Gene DeWeese. It is set at an undetermined point during the series' first season, prior to Tasha Yar's death in the episode "Skin of Evil".

19584. The Stones of Summer

Dow Mossman

The Stones of Summer is a novel by American writer Dow Mossman. Both the novel and Mossman are also subjects of Mark Moskowitz's Slamdance award-winning film, Stone Reader. The Stones of Summer, first printed in 1972, quickly went out of print after its publisher Bobbs Merrill …

19586. Propaganda

Edward Bernays

“Bernays’ honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies.”—Noam Chomsky “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the …

19587. Dragon Moon

Carole Wilkinson

Dragon Moon is a children's fantasy novel by Carole Wilkinson, first published in 2007. It is the third book of the Dragonkeeper series. The books before it are Dragonkeeper and Garden of the Purple Dragon. The trilogy, based in ancient China, during the Han Dynasty, has won …

19588. The One That Got Away

Chris Ryan

The British Army's Special Air Service is one of the world's premier special operations units. During the Gulf War, deep behind Iraqi lines, an SAS team was compromised. A fierce firefight ensued, and the eight men were forced to run for their lives. Only one, Chris Ryan, …

19589. You Bright and Risen Angels

William T. Vollmann

You Bright and Risen Angels is a 1987 novel by William T. Vollmann, detailing a fictional war between insects and the forces of modern civilization. Vollmann described the book, his first, as "an allegory in part", inspired by his experiences with the mujahedeen in Afghanistan. …

19590. Fire: From a Journal of Love

Anais Nin

Fire: From the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin is a 1995 book that is based on material excerpted from the unpublished diaries of Anais Nin. It corresponds temporally to part of Anaïs Nin's published diaries, but consists mostly of material about her love life that was too …

19593. 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 …

19594. 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 …

19595. Dwellers in the Crucible

Margaret Wander Bonanno

Dwellers in the Crucible is a 1985 Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Margaret Wander Bonanno. A bestseller, it was the author's breakout novel, retelling the central Star Trek story of the friendship between James T. Kirk and Spock through the experiences of two …

19596. The Mansion

William Faulkner

The Mansion is a novel by the American author William Faulkner, published in 1959. It is the last in a trilogy of books about the fictional Snopes family of Mississippi, following The Hamlet and The Town. It charts the downfall of Flem Snopes at the hands of his relative Mink …



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