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.

19801. Grass Roots

Stuart Woods

Grass Roots is the fourth novel in the Will Lee series by Stuart Woods. It was first published in 1989 by Simon & Schuster. The novel takes place in Delano Georgia, some years after the events of Deep Lie. The story continues the story of the Lee family of Delano, Georgia. …

19802. The House Without a Key

Volker Neuhaus

The House Without a Key is a novel that was written in 1925 by Earl Derr Biggers. It is the first of the Charlie Chan mysteries written by Biggers. The novel, which takes place in 1920s Hawaiʻi, spends time acquainting the reader with the look and feel of the islands of that era …

19803. Return to Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

In 1956 Grace Metalious published Peyton Place, the novel that unbuttoned the straitlaced New England of the popular imagination, transformed the publishing industry, topped the bestseller lists for more than a year, and made its young author one of the most talked-about people …

19804. The Gold-Bug

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Gold-Bug" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the plot follows William Legrand, who was recently bitten by a gold-colored bug. His servant, Jupiter, fears Legrand is going insane and goes to Legrand's friend, an unnamed narrator, …

19805. 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 …

19806. 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 …

19807. Focus

Arthur Miller

Written in 1945, Focus was Arthur Miller's first novel and one of the first books to directly confront American anti-Semitism. It remains as chilling and incisive today as it was at the time of its controversial debut. As World War II draws to a close, anti-Semitism is alive and …

19809. The heaven of Mercury

Brad Watson

The heaven of Mercury is the book written by Brad Watson.

19810. 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.

19811. Noah's Ark

Peter Spier

Noah's Ark is a picture book written and illustrated by Peter Spier, first published by Doubleday in 1977. The text includes Spier's translation of "The Flood" by Jacobus Revius, a 17th-century poem telling the Bible story of Noah's Ark. According to Kirkus Reviews, the poem …

19812. Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Pacific Northwest

Gerald McDermott

Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Pacific Northwest is a 1993 children's picture book told and illustrated by Gerald McDermott using a totemic art style. Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Northwest is the tale of a shape-changing Raven using his abilities to steal the light and …

19813. Fuzzy Bones

William Tuning

Fuzzy Bones is a book published in 1981 that was written by William Tuning.

19814. Shadowsinger

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Shadowsinger is a book published in 2002 that was written by L.E Modesitt Jr.

19815. 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 …

19816. Girl, Missing

Sophie McKenzie

Girl, Missing is a thriller novel by Sophie McKenzie, published in 2006. It won the 2007 Bolton Children's Book Award, the 2008 Manchester Book 7Award and the 2007 Red House Children's Book Award for Older Readers, as well as being longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. It was also …

19819. 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 …

19820. Extremes

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Extremes is the second book in the Retrieval Artist series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The novels are situated at an unstated time in the future where humans have colonized many distant worlds. In addition, treaties with alien races allow for the extradition of humans to other …

19822. Something Rotten

Alan Gratz

Something Rotten is the first novel of the Horatio Wilkes mystery series by Alan Gratz. It loosely follows the plot of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, but it is modernised and set in the United States.

19824. Moxyland

Lauren Beukes

A new paperback edition of Lauren Beukes's frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable that follows four narrators living in a dystopian near-future. Kendra, an art-school dropout, brands herself for a nanotech marketing program. Lerato, an ambitious AIDS baby, plots to defect …

19825. The Wedding

Danielle Steel

The Wedding is a romance novel written by American writer Danielle Steel and published in April 2000 . Set in Los Angeles, against a star-studded backdrop, it follows a busy career woman as she meets the man of her dreams, falls in love and plans her wedding. It was first on the …

19828. 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.

19829. The Blood Confession

Alisa M. Libby

Drawn from the true story of a seventeenth-century countess who bathed herself in human blood to preserve her looks forever, this chilling novel, combining gothic horror and romance, follows beautiful Erzebet, as she tells the story of her life while waiting to be sentenced for …

19830. The Clone Republic

Steven L. Kent

The Clone Republic is the first book in the Clone series of novels, set in 2508 AD. It is followed by Rogue Clone, The Clone Alliance, The Clone Elite, The Clone Betrayal, The Clone Sedition, The Clone Empire, The Clone Redemption, and The Clone Assassin.

19831. In danger's path

W. E. B. Griffin

In danger's path is a book published in 1999 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

19832. Under Fire

W. E. B. Griffin

Under Fire is a book published in 2002 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

19837. Breaking Point

Alex Flinn

Breaking Point in a 2002 young adult novel by Alex Flinn. It was an 'Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers' in 2003. Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books said that the book was "a dark drama of self-destruction that should make for grimly satisfying reading" while …

19838. Memoirs from the women's prison

Nawal El Saadawi

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

19839. Andromeda Klein

Frank Portman

Andromeda Klein is Frank Portman's second young adult novel published in 2009. The story focuses on high school occultist, Andromeda, who simultaneously tries to save her beloved local library from modernization and solve the various mysteries surrounding: her missing much-older …

19840. From Anna

Jean Little

From Anna is a children's novel written by Canadian children's author Jean Little, first published in 1972. It is the story of Anna Solden, a visually impaired child who moves from Germany to Canada with her family, on the eve of Hitler's rise to power in Germany. The book is …

19842. Best Friends

Jacqueline Wilson

Best Friends is a children's novel by Jacqueline Wilson, first published in 2004.

19843. The Wild Girls

Pat Murphy

The Wild Girls is a children's novel written by Pat Murphy. It won the Christopher Award, as well as the children's category of the 2008 Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year Awards.

19844. The Dare Game

Jacqueline Wilson

The Dare Game is a children's novel written by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, first published in 2000. It is a sequel to the best-selling The Story of Tracy Beaker.

19846. True Talents

David Lubar

It's been over a year since fourteen-year-old Eddie "Trash" Thalmeyer and his friends from Edgeview Alternative School found out about their special hidden talents. Trash can move things with his mind, Torchie is a fire-starter, Cheater reads minds, Lucky finds lost objects, …

19847. Brigands M.C.

Robert Muchamore

Brigands M.C. is the eleventh novel in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore. It was released on 4 October 2008. A blue-cover edition of which only 8,499 copies were made was also produced. The special editions were only sold in W.H.Smith in the United Kingdom. Of developing the …

19853. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the …

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the …

19854. My Name Is Aram

William Saroyan

My Name is Aram is a book of short stories by William Saroyan first published in 1940. The stories detail the exploits of Aram Garoghlanian, a boy of Armenian descent growing up in Fresno, California, and the various members of his large family.

19864. Sanditon

Jane Austen

Sanditon is an unfinished novel by the English writer Jane Austen.

19865. The Comforters

Muriel Spark

The Comforters is the first novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark. She drew on experiences as a recent convert to Catholicism and having suffered hallucinations due to using Dexedrine, an amphetamine then available over the counter for dieting. Although completed in late 1955, …

19867. A Change of Climate

Hilary Mantel

A Change of Climate is a novel by English author Hilary Mantel, first published in 1994 by Viking Books. At the time The Observer described it as the best book she had written. It was published in the United States by Henry Holt in 1997 and was recognised by the New York Times …

19868. Brown Girl, Brownstones

Paule Marshall

Brown Girl, Brownstones is the first novel by the internationally recognized writer Paule Marshall, published in 1959. It is about Bajan immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. The book gained widespread recognition after it was reprinted in 1981 by the Feminist Press. It was …

19869. Them

Nathan McCall

Them: A Novel is a 2007 debut fictional novel by Nathan McCall.

19871. The Eye of the Storm

Patrick White

The Eye of the Storm is the ninth published novel by the Australian novelist and 1973 Nobel Prize-winner, Patrick White. It tells the story of Elizabeth Hunter, the powerful matriarch of her family, who still maintains a destructive iron grip on those who come to farewell her in …

19873. This Sweet Sickness

Patricia Highsmith

This Sweet Sickness is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith, about an insane young man who is obsessed with his ex-lover.

19874. 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.

19875. Arc d'X

Steve Erickson

Arc d'X, by Steve Erickson, is an Avantpop novel. Upon publication in 1993 it received wide attention from other novelists such as Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and William Gibson, and it has been translated into Italian, Japanese and other languages.

19878. 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.

19879. The Gates of Creation

Philip José Farmer

The Gates of Creation is a book published in 1966 that was written by Philip José Farmer.

19881. 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 …

19882. Destination: Universe!

A. E. van Vogt

Destination: Universe! is the second collection of science fiction short stories by A. E. van Vogt, published in hardcover by Pellegrini & Cudahy in 1952, and repeatedly reprinted in paperback, by three different publishers, over the next 25 years. The first British edition …

19883. The Concept of Law

H. L. A. Hart

The Concept of Law is the most famous work of the legal philosopher H. L. A. Hart. It was first published in 1961 and develops Hart's theory of legal positivism within the framework of analytic philosophy. In this work, Hart sets out to write an essay of descriptive sociology …

19885. 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".

19886. The Gates of Thorbardin

Dan Parkinson

The Gates of Thorbardin is one of the three novels in the Heroes II trilogy of the Dragonlance novels. It was written in 1990 by Dan Parkinson.

19887. 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 …

19888. Stop-Time

Frank Conroy

Stop-Time, published in 1967, is a memoir by American author Frank Conroy, and tells the story of his poor childhood and early adulthood, growing up in New York City and Florida. Focusing on a series of moments from his life, the book combines traditional fictional devices such …

19889. Singularity's Ring

Paul Melko

Singularity's Ring is the debut science fiction book by Paul Melko. The novel was published on February 5, 2008 by Tor Books.

19890. Two Years Before the Mast

Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Two Years Before the Mast is a memoir by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., published in 1840, having been written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834. A film adaptation under the same name was released in 1946.

19891. The New Market Wizards

Jack D. Schwager

The New Market Wizards is a book by Jack D. Schwager published on January 26, 1992 by HarperCollins. The format is very similar to his 1988 Market Wizards, with a new selection of interviews with super-traders. As in the previous volume, Schwager starts with a frank discussion …

19892. Earth Made of Glass

John Barnes

Earth Made of Glass is a science fiction novel, the second book of the Thousand Cultures series, by John Barnes whose story is told from the perspective of a middle-aged special agent named Giraut. Earth Made of Glass examines religious extremism when two different cultures are …

19895. The Secret World of Og

Pierre Berton

The Secret World of Og is a children's novel written by Pierre Berton and illustrated by his daughter Patsy. It was first published in 1961 by McClelland and Stewart. This Canadian classic has sold more than 200,000 copies in four editions. Of his forty-seven books, this was …

19897. The Acceptance World

Anthony Powell

The Acceptance World is the third book of Anthony Powell's twelve novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time. Nick Jenkins continues the narration of his life and encounters with friends and acquaintances in London, between 1931 and 1933.

19898. In Memoriam A.H.H.

Alfred Tennyson Tennyson

In Memoriam A.H.H. is a poem by the British poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, completed in 1849. It is a requiem for the poet's beloved Cambridge friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died suddenly of a cerebral haemorrhage in Vienna in 1833. Because it was written over a period of 17 …

19899. Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars

Daniel Pinkwater

Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars is a novel by Daniel Pinkwater, published in 1979.

19901. Molto Italiano

Mario Batali

Molto Italiano is a 2006 JBF Awards winning book for International Cooking awards by Mario Batali.

19902. The Savage Nation

Michael Savage

The Savage Nation: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Borders, Language, and Culture is Michael Savage's 18th book. It was published in 2003 and spent 18 weeks on the NY Times best seller list, debuting at #4. It provides conservative social commentary and criticism …

19903. Beggarman, Thief

Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief is a 1977 novel written by Irwin Shaw. It was a sequel to his 1970 bestseller Rich Man, Poor Man. The miniseries adapted from the original novel had a 1976-77 sequel entitled Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, broadcast prior to the publication of Beggarman, Thief and …

19904. The Spirit of Eastern Christendom, Vol. II

Jaroslav Pelikan

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

19905. Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford

Jessica Mitford

Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford is 2006 collection of letters by Jessica Mitford. The book was edited by Peter Y. Sussman and the publisher is Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

19906. Line

Axel Jensen

19908. The Blair Years

Alastair Campbell

The Blair Years is a book by Alastair Campbell, featuring extracts from his diaries detailing the period during which he worked for Tony Blair. Published by Random House, the book was released on 9 July 2007, only two weeks after Blair stood down as Prime Minister. As the first …

19910. 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 …

19911. Heroes

Robert Cormier

Heroes is a 1998 novel written by Robert Cormier. The novel is centred on the character Francis Cassavant, who has just returned to his childhood home of Frenchtown, Monument, from serving in the Second World War in France and has severe deformities as a result of an incident …

19912. The Staircase

Ann Rinaldi

The Staircase is a historical fiction novel by Ann Rinaldi.

19913. Encounter with Tiber

Buzz Aldrin

Encounter With Tiber is a 1996 science fiction novel written by former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and science fiction writer John Barnes. A working title, used on some advance covers for the British edition, was The Tides of Tiber.

19915. Myron

Gore Vidal

Myron is the name of a 1974 novel by Gore Vidal. It was written as a sequel to his 1968 bestseller Myra Breckinridge. The novel was published shortly after an anti-pornography ruling by the Supreme Court; Vidal responded by replacing the profanity in his novel with the names of …

19917. 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 …

19918. The Subjection of Women

John Stuart Mill

The Subjection of Women is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill in 1869, possibly jointly with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill, stating an argument in favour of equality between the sexes. At the time it was published in 1869, this essay was an affront to European …

19919. Acacia: The Other Lands

David Anthony Durham

Book Description The thrilling new installment in the ambitious Acacia trilogy, praised by the Washington Post as "gripping and sophisticated."A few years have passed since the conquering of the Mein, and Queen Corinn is firmly in control of the Known World--perhaps too firmly. …

19920. Ambient

Jack Womack

Ambient is the dystopian debut novel of cyberpunk writer Jack Womack, the first in his Dryco series. Published in 1987, it was translated into Slovak by Michal Hvorecký, and has a significant cult following. Actor Bruce Willis optioned the novel, and renewed the option in 1995.

19921. The Revolt of the Cockroach People

Oscar Zeta Acosta

The Revolt of the Cockroach People is a novel by Oscar Zeta Acosta. The novel is a semi-autobiographical fictionalized account of the August 29, 1970 Chicano Moratorium, a mass protest of the Vietnam War. In addition to political protest, the characters engage in insurrection …

19923. Mind Fields: The Art of Jacek Yerka, the Fiction of …

Harlan Ellison

Mind Fields was originally conceived as a collection of Jacek Yerka's paintings, but when Harlan Ellison was approached to write the introduction, he was so overcome that instead he penned a short story for each piece. The result of this synergistic melding of talents, Mind …

19925. 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.

19926. The Canary Trainer

Nicholas Meyer

The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson is a 1993 Sherlock Holmes pastiche by Nicholas Meyer. Like The Seven Percent Solution and The West End Horror, The Canary Trainer was published as a "lost manuscript" of the late Dr. John H. Watson. In "The Adventure of …

19927. Jack, Knave and Fool

Bruce Alexander Cook

Jack, Knave and Fool is the fifth historical mystery novel about Sir John Fielding by Bruce Alexander.

19928. The Healer's War

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

The Healer's War is a 1988 science fiction novel by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. It won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1989. Although perhaps best known for her lightly humorous fantasies and collaborations with Anne McCaffrey on the Petaybee series and the Acorna series, …

19929. Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on …

Ann Coulter

Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America is a book by constitutional lawyer, best-selling author and conservative columnist Ann Coulter, published in 2009. In the book, she argues that liberals are always playing the victim – when in fact, as she sees it, they are …

19930. Eye of the Storm

V. C. Andrews

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

19931. The Salt Roads

Nalo Hopkinson

Nebula Award Finalist: This “sexy, disturbing, touching, wildly comic . . . tour de force” blends fantasy, folklore, and the history of women and slavery (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). In 1804, shortly before the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue is renamed Haiti, a group of …

19933. Just Me and My Dad (Look-Look)

Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is going on a camping trip with his dad in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he and his dad are canoeing, fishing, or building a campfire, parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect gift for Father’s …

19934. God on the Rocks

Jane Gardam

God on the Rocks is a novel written by Jane Gardam and published in 1978.

19935. The Life You Can Save

Peter Singer

The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty is a 2009 book by Australian philosopher Peter Singer. The author argues that citizens of affluent nations are behaving immorally if they do not act to end the poverty they know to exist in developing nations. The book is …

19936. Sightblinder's Story

Fred Saberhagen

Sightblinder's Story is a book published in 1987 and written by Fred Saberhagen.

19937. 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 …

19939. Elvissey

Jack Womack

Elvissey is a Jack Womack science fiction novel, one of his Dryco series, set in a dystopian 2033 CE. This fictional universe is dominated by Dryco, a Machiavellian multinational corporation which pursues its plans for global domination of its world, amidst runaway climate …

19940. The Last Centurion

John Ringo

The Last Centurion is a 2008 stand-alone novel by John Ringo. It is written in "blog style" from the point of view of a U.S. Army officer known as "Bandit Six". The novel is set in a post apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by a brief ice age and disease.

19941. Ranks of Bronze

David Drake

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

19942. The Grand Design

John Marco

The Grand Design is a book published in 2000 that was written by John Marco.

19945. The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher

Molly Bang

The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher is a children's picture book by Molly Bang.

19946. Pure Dead Wicked

Debi Gliori

Pure dead wicked is a book published in 2002 that was written by Debi Gliori.

19947. 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 …

19948. Rumpole's Last Case

John Mortimer

Rumpole's Last Case is a 1987 collection of short stories by John Mortimer about defence barrister Horace Rumpole. They were adapted from his scripts for the TV series of the same name. The stories were: "Rumpole and the Winter Break" "Rumpole and the Blind Tasting" "Rumpole and …

19949. Of a Boy

Sonya Hartnett

Of a Boy is a 2002 novel by Sonya Hartnett about a lonely and troubled youth. The omnipresent narrator follows the plight of Adrian, a 9 year old child, who was taken away from his mother as she was "unfit to care for him". Adrian spends his days thinking of things that unsettle …

19951. Hitler's daughter

Jackie French

Hitler's Daughter is a children's novel by Australian children's author Jackie French. It was first published in 1999, and is one of French's most critically acclaimed books.

19954. 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. …

19960. A Mind at Peace

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

A Mind at Peace is an iconic Turkish novel by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, one of the pioneers of literary modernism in Turkey. Tanpınar was a poet, novelist, and critic who worked as a professor of Ottoman and Turkish literature at Istanbul University. Though he was known in his …

19961. ABC

Ida Jessen

19966. The Deluge

Henryk Sienkiewicz

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

19969. Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts

Wisława Szymborska

Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts is a book of poems by Wisława Szymborska.

19978. Fortress Besieged

Qian Zhongshu

Fortress Besieged was written by Qian Zhongshu, published in 1947, and is widely considered one of the masterpieces of twentieth century Chinese literature. The novel is a humorous tale about middle-class Chinese society in the late 1930s. It was made into a popular television …

19984. The Astronauts

Stanisław Lem

The Astronauts is the first science fiction novel by Polish writer Stanisław Lem published as a book, in 1951. To write the novel, Lem received advance payment from publishing house Czytelnik. The book became an instant success and was translated into several languages. This …



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