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.

20201. The Quest for Christa T.

Christa Wolf

When The Quest for Christa T. was first published in East Germany ten years ago, there was an immediate storm: bookshops in East Berlin were given instructions to sell it only to well-known customers professionally involved in literary matters; at the annual meeting of East …

20202. Colomba

Prosper Mérimée

Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870) was a French dramatist, historian, archaeologist, and short story writer. He is perhaps best known for his novella Carmen, which became the basis of Bizet's opera Carmen. He studied law as well as Greek, Spanish, English, and Russian. He was the first …

20203. On ne Badine Pas avec l'Amour

Alfred de Musset

Maître Blazius, Dame Pluche, le chœur. Le Choeur Doucement bercé sur sa mule fringante, messer Blazius s’avance dans les bluets fleuris, vêtu de neuf, l’écritoire au côté. Comme un poupon sur l’oreiller, il se ballotte sur son ventre rebondi, et les yeux à demi fermés, il …

20204. The basic writings of Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

This classic edition of The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud includes complete texts of six works that have profoundly influenced our understanding of human behavior. The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud is presented here in the translation by Dr. A. A. Brill, who for almost forty …

20205. On a day like this

Peter Stamm

A new novel of artful understatement about mortality, estrangement, and the absurdity of life from the acclaimed author of Unformed Landscape and In Strange GardensOn a day like any other, Andreas changes his life. When a routine doctor’s visit leads to an unexpected prognosis, …

20206. Dubrovsky

Alexander Pushkin

Dubrovsky is an unfinished novel by Alexander Pushkin, written in 1832 and published after Pushkin’s death in 1841. The name Dubrovsky was given by the editor.

20217. The Execution of Justice

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

The Execution of Justice is a 1985 novel by the Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt. It tells the story of an attorney who is tasked to reinvestigate a man sentenced for murder. The book criticises elements of the legal system and ponders on the nature of justice. It was adapted …

20218. 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 …

20237. The Italics are Mine

Nina Berberova

The Italics are Mine is the autobiography of Nina Berberova. It was first published in the 1960s. It was re-issued in 1992 following the success of her novellas and short story collections, written in the 1930s, which had been rediscovered in the mid 1980s and published by …

20239. 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 …

20240. Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts

Wisława Szymborska

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

20260. Stocks for the Long Run

Jeremy Siegel

Stocks for the Long Run is a book on investing by Jeremy Siegel. Its first edition was released in 1994. Its fifth edition was released on January 7, 2014. According to Pablo Galarza of Money, "His 1994 book Stocks for the Long Run sealed the conventional wisdom that most of us …

20264. Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard Mir

Bryan Burrough

Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard Mir is a book by Bryan Burrough about the Russian Mir space station and the cosmonauts and astronauts who served aboard. The story centres on astronaut Jerry Linenger and the events on the Shuttle and Mir Space Programme in 1997. Personnel …

20265. Darconville's Cat

Alexander Theroux

Darconville's Cat is the second novel by Alexander Theroux, first published in 1981. The main story is a love affair between Alaric Darconville, an English professor at a Virginia women's college, and one of his students, Isabel, but includes long sections on other topics, …

20266. The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution

Ayn Rand

The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution is a 1971 collection of essays by Ayn Rand, in which she argues that religion, the New Left, and similar forces are irrational and harmful. Most of the essays originally appeared in The Objectivist. A revised edition appeared in 1975, …

20267. The Incredulity of Father Brown

G. K. Chesterton

The Incredulity of Father Brown is a collection of eight stories by G.K. Chesterton, featuring his Father Brown. This is the third collection of the G.K. Chesterton short stories, originally published in 1926

20268. Nightmare Abbey

Thomas Love Peacock

Nightmare Abbey was the third of Thomas Love Peacock's novels to be published. It was written in late March and June 1818, and published in London in November of the same year by T. Hookham Jr of Old Bond Street and Baldwin, Craddock & Joy of Paternoster Row. The novel was …

20270. The sovereignty of good

Iris Murdoch

The Sovereignty of Good is a book of moral philosophy by Iris Murdoch. First published in 1970, it comprises three previously published papers, all of which were originally delivered as lectures. Murdoch argued against the prevailing consensus in moral philosophy, proposing …

20271. A Separate Peace

John Knowles

A Separate Peace is a coming-of-age novel by John Knowles. Based on his earlier short story, "Phineas," it was Knowles' first published novel and became his best-known work. Set against the backdrop of World War II, A Separate Peace explores morality, patriotism and loss of …

20272. Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy

Eric G. Wilson

Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy is a nonfiction book by Eric G. Wilson that examines the benefits of being sad. The author denotes in the book that diagnosable conditions should be treated accordingly, and is in no way saying it is "normal" or "good" to be depressed. …

20274. The Claverings

Anthony Trollope

The Claverings is a novel by Anthony Trollope, written in 1864 and published in 1866–67. It is the story of a young man starting out in life, who must find himself a profession and a wife; and of a young woman who made a marriage of convenience and must abide the consequences.

20275. The Ethos Effect

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Ethos Effect is a science fiction novel by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.. It is a sequel to The Parafaith War. It is set in a future where humanity has spread to the stars and divided into several factions. Many factions including the Eco-Tech Coalition, the Revenants of the Prophet …

20276. Deathstalker Legacy

Simon R. Green

Deathstalker Legacy is a book published in 2002 that was written by Simon R Green.

20278. Days of the Dead

Barbara Hambly

Days of the Dead is a book published 2003 and written by Barbara Hambly.

20279. The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno, and the Network …

Bill Carter

The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno, & the Network Battle for the Night is a 1994 non-fiction book written by The New York Times media reporter Bill Carter. It chronicles the early 1990s conflict surrounding the American late-night talk show The Tonight Show. The book was later …

20280. Backlash

Aaron Allston

Backlash is a novel by Aaron Allston that was originally scheduled for release on January 26, 2010 but was moved back to March 9, 2010 to give the author more time to recover from his 2009 heart attack. It is the fourth novel in the Fate of the Jedi series and published as a …

20281. Flight from Nevèrÿon

Samuel R. Delany

Flight from Nevèrÿon is a collection of sword and sorcery stories by Samuel R. Delany. It is the third of the four-volume Return to Nevèrÿon series. This article discusses the three stories collected in the book. Discussions of overall plot, setting, characters, themes, …

20282. Khrushchev

William Taubman

Shortlisted for the National Books Critics Circle Award: "The book is a gift, as fascinating as it is important."—Robert Legvold, Foreign AffairsThe definitive biography of the mercurial Soviet leader who succeeded and denounced Stalin. Nikita Khrushchev was one of the most …

20288. Soldier Boys

Dean Hughes

Soldier Boys is a 2001 novel by writer Dean Hughes. The story is set during World War II and tells the story of two teenagers, one American, the other German, who join their respective armies and fight at the Battle of the Bulge to show their parents that they can do it. Both …

20289. Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze is a book by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1933. The story revolves around Fu Yuin-fah, the son of a widow from the countryside of western China, who wishes to become a …

20290. The Two Pound Tram

William Newton

The Two Pound Tram is a novel written by William Newton. It was first published in 2003 to great acclaim and won the 2004 Society of Authors Sagittarius Prize. It sold 60,000 copies in Britain and was also successful in America and Germany.

20293. The Happy Hocky Family!

Lane Smith

The Happy Hocky Family is a children's book by author and illustrator Lane Smith. Written in a style similar to the Dick and Jane books, it tells a series of short, typically single page, stories about the Hocky family, which includes the two parents, three children, their dog, …

20294. Sargasso of Space

Andre Norton

Sargasso of Space is a science fiction novel by author Andrew North. It was published in 1955 by Gnome Press in an edition of 4,000 copies.

20295. Tarzan and the Ant Men

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Ant Men is the tenth book in Edgar Rice Burroughs' series of novels about the jungle hero Tarzan. It was first published as a seven-part serial in the magazine Argosy All-Story Weekly for February 2, 9, 16 and 23 and March 1, 8 and 15, 1924. It was first published …

20299. The Girl with All the Gifts

M. R. Carey

NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Melanie is a very special girl Dr Caldwell calls her our little genius Every morning Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class When they come for her Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the …

20300. Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Isaac Asimov

Extraterrestrial Civilizations is a book written by Isaac Asimov in 1979, wherein the probability of there being intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations within the Milky Way galaxy is estimated. This estimation is approached by progressively analyzing the requirements for …

20301. Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

Laban Carrick Hill

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave is a book written by Laban Carrick Hill.

20302. Doomwyte

Brian Jacques

Doomwyte is the 20th novel in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. It was released on October 2, 2008, in the United Kingdom, and on October 16, 2008, in the United States.

20303. The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Patricia McKissack

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural is a book by Patricia McKissack.

20304. The Confidence-Man

Herman Melville

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade is the ninth book and final novel by American writer Herman Melville, first published in New York in 1857. The book was published on April 1, presumably the exact day of the novel's setting. The Confidence-Man portrays a Canterbury Tales–style …

20305. Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

Oscar Zeta Acosta

Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo is the first novel by Oscar Zeta Acosta and it focuses on his own self-discovery in a fictionalized manner. An autobiography, the plot presents an alienated lawyer of Mexican descent, who works in an Oakland, California antipoverty agency, …

20306. The Knight of the Swords

Michael Moorcock

The Knight of the Swords is a book published in 1971 that was written by Michael Moorcock.

20307. Star Wars Encyclopedia

Stephen J. Sansweet

Its vast history and environs have been explored, studied, and chronicled extensively for more than twenty years. Now, this landmark volume--a definitive reference devoted exclusively to the Star Wars milieu--draws together data from films, radio dramas, novels, short stories, …

20308. Mexican Everyday

Rick Bayless

Mexican Everyday is a 2006 JBF Awards nominated book for Food of the Americas by Rick Bayless and Deann Bayless.

20311. Darkfall

Isobelle Carmody

Darkfall is a Parallel universe fantasy novel by Isobelle Carmody. It is the first book in the Legendsong Saga.

20313. A Theft

Saul Bellow

A Theft is a 1989 novel by the American author Saul Bellow. Bellow originally wanted to publish the book as a story or serial in a magazine such as The New Yorker, but his agent had trouble selling it to any magazine. Bellow, instead, chose to publish it as a book, and it was …

20314. The Mystery of Cabin Island

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery Of Cabin Island is Volume 8 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1929. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

20315. The Wind on the Moon

Eric Linklater

The Wind on the Moon: A story for children is a fantasy novel by Eric Linklater, published by Macmillan in 1944 with illustrations by Nicholas Bentley. The American division Macmillan US published an edition in the same year. Opening in the fictitious village of Midmeddlecum, …

20316. Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture

Thurston Moore

Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture is a 2005 book edited by musician Thurston Moore on Universe Publishing.

20317. Jango

William Nicholson

Jango, is the second book in the Noble Warriors Trilogy, written by William Nicholson.

20318. Sunset in St. Tropez

Danielle Steel

Sunset in St. Tropez is a novel by Danielle Steel, published by Dell Publishing on June 3, 2003. The book is Steel's fifty-fifth best selling novel. The plot follows tales of friendship concerning three couples, who have been friends all their lives. However, when they go on …

20320. An Empire of Their Own

Neal Gabler

An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood is a non-fiction book whose topic is the careers of several prominent Jewish movie producers in the early years of Hollywood. Author Neal Gabler focuses on the psychological motivations of these film moguls, arguing that …

20321. Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game

Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game is a 2009 novel by Tilly Bagshawe. It is the sequel to Sidney Sheldon's critically acclaimed 1982 novel Master of the Game, which had debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller List and was later adapted into a 1984 television …

20322. Spectre

William Shatner

Spectre is a novel by William Shatner, co-written with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, basedon the television series Star Trek. The novel was released in 1998 in hardcover format. This is the first in the "Mirror Universe Saga". The story continues in Dark Victory and …

20323. Secret of the Sirens

Julia Golding

Secret of the Sirens is a fantasy novel written by Julia Golding. It is the first book of the Companions Quartet. The rest of the quartet includes The Gorgon's Gaze, Mines of the Minotaur, and The Chimera's Curse.

20325. Young Hearts Crying

Richard Yates

Young Hearts Crying is the penultimate novel of American writer Richard Yates. The novel tells the story of struggling poet and artist Michael Davenport, who spurns his heiress wife's offer of financial assistance, choosing instead to make abortive attempts at achieving artistic …

20328. Infidel

Ted Dekker

Infidel was written by Christian author Ted Dekker and was released on December 15, 2007. It is the second young adult novel in The Lost Book series. These new novels span the fifteen-year period that is gapped in the Circle Trilogy's Black and Red. Thomas Hunter is still the …

20331. The Dreamstone

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Dreamstone is a 1983 fantasy novel by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It includes revisions of the author's 1979 short story "The Dreamstone" and her 1981 novella Ealdwood, plus additional material. The book is the first of two novels in Cherryh's …

20334. The Parched Sea

Troy Denning

The Parched Sea is the first novel in the Harpers series, set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. The book was written by Troy Denning.

20335. 1635: The Dreeson Incident

Eric Flint

1635: The Dreeson Incident is a novel in the alternate history 1632 series, written by Virginia DeMarce and Eric Flint, as a sequel to Flint's novella 1634: The Bavarian Crisis.

20338. Sister Time

John Ringo

Sister Time is a novel by John Ringo and Julie Cochrane, and is part of the Legacy of the Aldenata series, specifically a spin-off that features Michael O'Neal's daughters Cally and Michelle. Michelle has been raised off planet by the Indowy race, and has been trained in highly …

20341. Rules of Ascension

David B. Coe

Rules of Ascension is a book published in 2002 that was written by David B. Coe.

20343. Maske: Thaery

Jack Vance

Maske: Thaery is a 1976 science fiction novel by Jack Vance set in his Gaean Reach milieu.

20344. Anatomy of Hope

Jerome Groopman

The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness is a 2003 book by Doctor Jerome Groopman. The book was first published in hardback on December 23, 2003 through Random House and deals with the subject of hope and its effect on illnesses.

20345. Fag Hag

Robert Rodi

Fag Hag is a novel by gay writer Robert Rodi published in 1992 by Dutton, New York. Set in Chicago, Illinois, the story is about the love of Natalie Stathis and Peter Leland. Nathalie will do just anything to keep him, a point she proves even when Peter falls in love with …

20346. Spark of Life

Erich Maria Remarque

In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man’s dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war machine. For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German concentration camp, persevering in …

20347. The beauty salon

Mario Bellatin

"Like much of Mr. Bellatin’s work, Beauty Salon is pithy, allegorical and profoundly disturbing, with a plot that evokes The Plague by Camus or Blindness by José Saramago."--New York Times"Including a few details that may linger uncomfortably with the reader for a long time, …

20348. The floating admiral

Agatha Christie

The Floating Admiral is a collaborative detective novel written by fourteen members of the Detection Club in 1931. The twelve chapters of the story were each written by a different author, in the following sequence: Canon Victor Whitechurch, G. D. H. Cole and Margaret Cole, …

20349. Conan of the Isles

L. Sprague de Camp

Conan of the Isles is a fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published October 1968 in paperback by Lancer Books, and reprinted in July 1970, 1972, and May 1973; …

20350. The Picturegoers

David Lodge

The Picturegoers is the first novel by British writer David Lodge. The novel interweaves scenes at and near a neighborhood movie theatre, using movies as a touchstone for exploring Catholic values in a changing world, where the cinema introduces values and behaviors from the …

20353. Dawn Wind

Rosemary Sutcliff

Dawn Wind is a historical novel for children and young adults written by Rosemary Sutcliff and published in 1961 by Oxford University Press, with illustrations by Charles Keeping. It takes place in Britain in the sixth century, after the Saxons, Angles and Jutes have gained …

20354. The Killing Doll

Ruth Rendell

The Killing Doll is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1984.

20355. S,M,L,Xl

Rem Koolhaas & Bruce Mau

S,M,L,XL is a book by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau, edited by Jennifer Sigler, with photography by Hans Werlemann. It was first published by Monacelli Press in 1995 in New York and 010 Publishers in Rotterdam. This enormous, 1376-page-long book is a collection of essays, diary …

20356. An Evening of Long Goodbyes

Paul Murray

An Evening of Long Goodbyes is a 2003 comic novel by Irish author Paul Murray. It was shortlisted for the 2003 Whitbread First Novel Award and for the 2003 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award.

20357. Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories

Agatha Christie

Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories is a short story collection by Agatha Christie published in the UK only in November 1991 by HarperCollins. It was not published in the US but all the stories contained within it had previously been published in American volumes. The UK …

20358. Rumpole and the Angel of Death

John Mortimer

Rumpole and the Angel of Death is a 1995 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: "Hilda's Story" "Rumpole and the Angel of Death" "Rumpole and …

20359. An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War …

James Carroll

An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between U is a book written by James P. Carroll.

20361. The Boy in the Dress

David Walliams

The Boy In The Dress is a children's book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It is the first book by Walliams, a television comedian best known for the show Little Britain. It tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and the …

20364. The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, …

20367. Goshawk Squadron

Derek Robinson

Goshawk Squadron is a 1971 black comedy novel by Derek Robinson which tells of the adventures of a squadron of SE5a pilots from January 1918 to the time of the German spring offensive of March 1918. This novel was Robinson's first. It introduces the character Stanley Woolley, …

20368. Beyond a Boundary

C. L. R. James

Beyond a Boundary is a memoir on cricket written by the Trinidadian Marxist intellectual C. L. R. James, which James described as "neither cricket reminiscences nor autobiography". It mixes social commentary, particularly on the place of cricket in the West Indies and England, …

20369. Inside, Outside

Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk's first novel in seven years moves on from the grand themes wich have won him international acclaim, War.

20371. The Vampyre

John William Polidori

"The Vampyre" is a short work of prose fiction written in 1819 by John William Polidori. The work is often viewed as the progenitor of the romantic vampire genre of fantasy fiction. The work is described by Christopher Frayling as "the first story successfully to fuse the …

20372. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lyman Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, …

20373. Thursday's Child

Sonya Hartnett

Thursday's Child is young adult novel by the Australian writer Sonya Hartnett, published in 2000 by Penguin Books. Set during the 1930s Great Depression in Australia, it features a young woman Harper Flute and her family, who live in poverty. It won the annual Aurealis Award for …

20374. Fog Magic

Julia Sauer

Fog Magic by Julia L. Sauer is a children's fantasy novel set in Nova Scotia. It was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1944. Fog Magic tells the story of a young girl who, on foggy nights, travels back in time to enter the past life of an abandoned village. Lynd Ward illustrated the …

20376. Apt Pupil

Stephen King

Apt Pupil is a novella by Stephen King, originally published in the 1982 novella collection Different Seasons, subtitled "Summer of Corruption".

20377. Ports of Call

Jack Vance

Ports of Call is a science fiction adventure novel by Jack Vance. It is followed by the novel Lurulu. It follows a young man named Myron Tany on a picaresque journey through the Gaean Reach.

20378. Omensetter's Luck

William H. Gass

Omensetter's Luck is the first novel by William H. Gass, published in 1966.

20380. A Disaffection

James Kelman

A Disaffection is a novel written by Scottish writer James Kelman, first published in 1989 by Secker and Warburg. Set in Glasgow, it is written in the Scottish dialect in a stream of consciousness style, centering round a 29-year-old schoolteacher named Patrick Doyle. The novel …

20382. The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

Bill James

The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is a reference-type book written by Bill James featuring an overview of professional baseball decade by decade, along with rankings of the top 100 players at each position. The original edition was published in 1985 by Villard Books, …

20383. Gangster

Lorenzo Carcaterra

Gangster is a novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra, published in 2001, narrating the life of Angelo Vestieri from the early 20th Century until his death, and his rise to power in the New York City underworld.

20384. The Wind from Nowhere

J. G. Ballard

The Wind from Nowhere, first published in 1961 is the debut novel by English author J.G. Ballard. Prior to this, his published work had consisted solely of short stories. The novel was the first of a series of Ballard novels dealing with scenarios of "natural disaster", in this …

20386. The Last Guardian of Everness

John C. Wright

Last Guardian of Everness is a fantasy novel by John C. Wright. It has a sequel, Mists of Everness.

20387. Stiff

Shane Maloney

Stiff is a 1994 Australian crime thriller novel, written by Shane Maloney. It is the first novel in a series of crime thrillers following the character of Murray Whelan, as he investigates crimes in the Melbourne area in the course of trying to keep his job with the Australian …

20389. Wired for War

P. W. Singer

Wired For War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century is a best-selling book by P. W. Singer. It explores how science fiction has started to play out on modern day battlefields, with robots used more and more in war.

20390. The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California. The story is noted for its complexity, with many …

20391. The Adding Machine: Collected Essays

William S. Burroughs

The Adding Machine is a collection of essays written by Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs. This collection was first published in the United Kingdom in 1985, followed by an American edition in 1986. The subtitle for this book differs between editions: the first edition …

20392. A Hazard of New Fortunes

William Dean Howells

A Hazard of New Fortunes is a novel by William Dean Howells. Copyrighted in 1889 and first published in the U.S. by Harper & Bros. in 1890, the book was well-received for its portrayal of social injustice. Considered by many to be his best work, the novel is also considered …

20393. The Hardcore Diaries

Mick Foley

The Hardcore Diaries is the third autobiography of New York Times best-selling author and former WWE wrestler Mick Foley.

20395. Janissaries

Jerry Pournelle

Janissaries is a novel by science fiction author Jerry Pournelle. It was originally published in 1979, and was illustrated by comic artist Bermejo. It is the first book of Pournelle's Janissaries series. The following books are Janissaries: Clan and Crown and Janissaries III: …

20396. The Lost Weekend

Charles R. Jackson

The Lost Weekend is Charles R. Jackson's first novel, published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1944. The story of a talented but alcoholic writer was praised for its powerful realism, closely reflecting the author’s own experience of alcoholism, from which he was temporarily cured. …

20398. Back in Black

Zoey Dean

Back in Black is the fifth novel in the A-List series by Zoey Dean. It was released in 2005 through Megan Tingley Publishers.

20399. Tall Cool One

Zoey Dean

Tall Cool One is the fourth novel in this witty and risqu series that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. New York blueblood Anna Percy came to L.A. to learn how to have a good time. Now she's surfing Zuma Beach with the industry's …

20400. Random Harvest

James Hilton

Random Harvest is a novel written by James Hilton, first published in 1941. Like previous Hilton works, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips, the novel was immensely popular, placing second on The New York Times list of best-selling novels for the year. The novel was …



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