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.

20202. The Fulfilments of Fate and Desire

Storm Constantine

The Fulfilments of Fate and Desire is a book published in 1989 that was written by Storm Constantine.

20205. The Bottle Factory Outing

Beryl Bainbridge

The Bottle Factory Outing is a 1974 novel written by Beryl Bainbridge, it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize that year, won the Guardian Fiction Prize and is regarded as one of her best. It is also listed as one of the 100 greatest novels of all time by Robert McCrum of The …

20206. The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate

Ted Chiang

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate is a fantasy novelette by Ted Chiang originally published in 2007 by Subterranean Press and reprinted in the September 2007 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It won the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Novelette and the 2008 Nebula Award for …

20207. The Hallo-Wiener

Dav Pilkey

The Hallo-Wiener is a children's book by Dav Pilkey. The story's main character is Oscar the Dachshund named after Oscar Mayer. It was published in 1995.

20214. The Standing Dead

Ricardo Pinto

The Standing Dead is a 2002 fantasy novel by Ricardo Pinto. It is the second book in The Stone Dance of the Chameleon trilogy, which concerns the harrowing experiences of the young and inexperienced heir to a ruling dynasty who is suddenly taken from his protected childhood and …

20215. Binary

Michael Crichton

Binary is a techno-thriller novel written by Michael Crichton in 1972 under the pen-name John Lange. Michael Crichton also directed Pursuit, a TV-Movie version. The story of both the book and the film revolve around a deadly nerve agent composed by combining two different …

20216. Star Surgeon

James White

Star Surgeon is a 1963 science-fiction book by author James White, and it is part of the Sector General series.

20217. The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV

Stan Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV is a 1984 children's storybook featuring the fictional anthropomorphic characters, the Berenstain Bears. and was released in the United States, in the United Kingdom and in Austraila The book was adapted into an episode of the 2003 Berenstein …

20218. Punk Farm

Jarrett Krosoczka

Punk Farm is a children's book by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, published on April 26, 2005 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. Soensha, a Japanese publisher, plans on publishing a Japanese edition of the book. A sequel book, Punk Farm on Tour, was released on October 9, 2007. A …

20219. The Masters

C. P. Snow

The Masters is the fifth novel in C. P. Snow's series Strangers and Brothers. It involves the election of a new Master at narrator Lewis Eliot's unnamed Cambridge College, which resembles Christ's College where Snow was a fellow. The novel is set in 1937, with the growing threat …

20220. Heretics

G. K. Chesterton

Heretics is a collection of 20 essays originally published by G.K. Chesterton in 1905.

20224. Noonshade

James Barclay

Noonshade is a fantasy novel by James Barclay. It was first published in the UK in 2000. This is the second book in the Chronicles of The Raven. "An apocalyptic spell has been cast, an ancient evil banished. And now the land of Balaia, still riven with war, must live with the …

20225. Skin Folk

Nalo Hopkinson

Skin Folk is a story collection by writer Nalo Hopkinson. Winner of the 2002 World Fantasy Award for Best Story Collection. It was also selected in 2002 for the New York Times Summer Reading List and was one of the New York Times Best Books of the Year.

20227. The Machinery of Freedom

David D. Friedman

The Machinery of Freedom is a nonfiction book by David D. Friedman which advocates Friedman's vision of an anarcho-capitalist society. The book was published in 1973, with a second edition in 1989 and a third edition in 2014.

20230. Chaining the Lady

Piers Anthony

Chaining the Lady is the 2nd book of the Cluster Series published in 1978 that was written by Piers Anthony.

20232. The World of Suzie Wong

Richard Mason

The World of Suzie Wong is a 1957 novel written by Richard Mason. The main characters are Robert Lomax, a young British artist living in Hong Kong, and Suzie Wong, the title character, a Chinese woman who works as a prostitute. The novel has been adapted into a play, spawned two …

20233. A time of miracles

Anne-Laure Bondoux

Winner of the Batchelder Award--this tale of of exile, sacrifice, hope, and survival is a story of ultimate love.Blaise Fortune, also known as Koumaïl, loves hearing the story of how he came to live with Gloria in the Republic of Georgia: Gloria was picking peaches in her …

20234. Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

Adeline Yen Mah

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society is a historical novel by Adeline Yen Mah, published in 2004. It is the fictional sequel to her autobiography for children, Chinese Cinderella.

20236. Hornblower in the West Indies

C. S. Forester

Hornblower in the West Indies, or alternately Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies is one of the novels in the series CS Forester wrote about fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower. All the other novels in the series take place during the wars with revolutionary and …

20237. Of Thee I Sing

Barack Obama

In this tender beautiful letter to his daughters President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation From the artistry of Georgia OKeeffe to the courage of Jackie Robinson to the patriotism of George …

20238. Dr. Ox's Experiment

Jules Verne

"Dr. Ox's Experiment" is a short story by the French writer and pioneer of science-fiction, Jules Verne, published in 1872. It describes an experiment by one Dr. Ox and his assistant Gedeon Ygene. A prosperous scientist Dr. Ox offers to build a novel gas lighting system to an …

20239. Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces

Angela Carter

Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces is an anthology of short fiction by Angela Carter. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1974 by Quartet Books Ltd. and contains a collection of stories, several of which are based on Carter's own experiences of living in Japan from 1969 …

20241. A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is an expanded version of Burnett's 1888 short story entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's, which was first serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine from 1887 to 1888. According to Burnett, …

20243. A Lion's Tale

Chris Jericho

The controversial story of Chris Jericho, the former undisputed Heavyweight Champion of WWE. From the age of eight, Chris dreamed of becoming a wrestler. But it wasn't until he was 25 that he hit the big time. Nicknamed 'Lion Heart', Chris eventually attained his ultimate goal - …

20244. A Tree Is Nice

Janice May Udry

A Tree is Nice is a children's picture book written by Janice May Udry and illustrated by Marc Simont. It was published by Harper and Brothers in 1956, and won the Caldecott Medal in 1957. The book tells Udry's poetic opinion on why trees are nice: "Trees are pretty. They fill …

20245. 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. …

20248. The False Inspector Dew

Peter Lovesey

The False Inspector Dew is a humorous crime novel by Peter Lovesey. It won the Gold Dagger award by the Crime Writers' Association in 1982 and has featured on many "Best of" lists since.

20249. 1862

Robert Conroy

The Civil War comes alive in all its passion and fury–only now the Brits are fighting . . . alongside the Confederacy Outraged when the U.S. Navy seizes three Confederates aboard an English sailing ship, Britain retaliates by entering the fray in support of the Rebels–and …

20250. 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, …

20251. 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, …

20252. 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 …

20255. The New Journalism

Tom Wolfe

The New Journalism is a 1973 anthology of journalism edited by Tom Wolfe and E. W. Johnson. The book is both a manifesto for a new type of journalism by Wolfe, and a collection of examples of New Journalism by American writers, covering a variety of subjects from the frivolous …

20257. Ring Around the Sun

Clifford D. Simak

Ring Around the Sun is a science fiction novel by Clifford D. Simak. Its anti-urban and pro-agrarian sentiments are typical of much of Simak's work.

20258. 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, …

20259. Storming Heaven

Denise Giardina

Storming Heaven is Denise Giardina's second novel. It was published in 1987 and won the W.D. Weatherford Award that year. It is a fictionalized account of the labor strife in the coalfields of southern West Virginia, USA during 1920 and 1921. Chapter

20263. 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 …

20264. 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 …

20265. Orbitsville

Bob Shaw

Orbitsville, published in book form in 1975, is a science fiction novel by Bob Shaw about the discovery of a Dyson sphere-like artifact surrounding a star. The novel had previously appeared in three instalments in Galaxy Science Fiction, in June, July and August 1974. After its …

20267. Silver Shadows

Elaine Cunningham

Arilyn Moonblade has always feared the elfshadow, the essence of her sword's magic. When she learns the terrible truth behind her inherited moonblade, she vows to find a way to escape her fate.What begins as a means to an end becomes a deeply personal commitment. Determined to …

20268. 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.

20269. 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 …

20274. The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Patricia McKissack

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

20275. Batman Animated

Paul Dini

Batman Animated is a coffee table book written by Paul Dini and designed by Chip Kidd, about the popular TV show, Batman: The Animated Series. It was first published in a hardcover edition in 1998 by Titan Books. A paperback edition of the book was published later.

20278. 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 …

20279. The Knight of the Swords

Michael Moorcock

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

20281. Do the Windows Open?

Julie Hecht

Do the Windows Open? is a 1997 short story collection and the first published book by American author Julie Hecht. The book was first published in hardback on January 21, 1997 through Random House and a paperback version was released the following year by Penguin Books.

20283. 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 …

20284. Work: A Story of Experience

Louisa May Alcott

Work: A Story of Experience, first published in 1873, is a semi-autobiographical novel by Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, set in the times before and after the American Civil War. It is one of "several nineteenth-century novels [which] uncovers the changes in …

20285. Legacy

James A. Michener

Legacy is a novel by American author James A. Michener. Set during the Iran–Contra affair of the 1980s, the story follows Major Norman Starr, who is called to testify in front of a congressional committee to account for his involvement in covert military actions. The novel is …

20286. The end of the rainbow

V. C. Andrews

The end of the rainbow is a book published in 2001 that was written by Andrew Neiderman.

20287. 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 …

20288. Wieland

Charles Brockden Brown

Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale, usually simply called Wieland, is the first major work by Charles Brockden Brown. First published in 1798, it distinguishes the true beginning of his career as a writer. Wieland is the first – and most famous – American Gothic …

20289. Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength From …

Elizabeth Edwards

Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers is a book written by Elizabeth Edwards.

20290. 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, …

20291. The Islamist

Ed Husain

The Islamist: Why I Joined Radical Islam in Britain, What I Saw Inside and Why I Left is a 2007 book about Ed Husain's five years as an Islamist. The book has been described as "as much a memoir of personal struggle and inner growth as it is a report on a new type of extremism." …

20293. 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 …

20294. 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 …

20295. 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 …

20302. 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.

20303. 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.

20305. Sam, Bangs and Moonshine

Evaline Ness

Sam, Bangs and Moonshine is a popular 1966 book by Evaline Ness. For its illustrations, it won the 1967 Caldecott Medal.

20307. 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, …

20308. 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; …

20309. Among the Missing

Richard Laymon

Among the Missing is a horror novel by American author Richard Laymon. It was first published in 1999 by Headline Publishing.

20310. 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 …

20311. 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 …

20312. Storm Warning

Jack Higgins

Storm Warning is a novel by Jack Higgins. Storm Warning was the follow-up novel to the highly successful 1975 bestseller The Eagle Has Landed. Higgins takes to the sea in this wartime thriller which matches the standard of his novels of this period. The setting is the sailing …

20313. 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.

20315. 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 …

20316. Mercury

Ben Bova

Mercury is a 2005 science fiction novel by American writer Ben Bova. The story chronicles the chain of events which leads Mance Bracknell, a shy but gifted engineer student, from the pinnacle of success to the depths of misery and vengeance.

20318. Archform: Beauty

L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Archform: Beauty is a science fiction novel by L. E. Modesitt published in 2002.

20319. A Dark Traveling

Roger Zelazny

A Dark Traveling is a science fiction and fantasy novel by Hugo- and Nebula-award winning author, Roger Zelazny. The story uses teleportation as both fantasy and science fiction elements. It is the only novel he wrote for young adults and one of three books without a heroic …

20320. 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, …

20322. Strands of Sunlight

Gael Baudino

Strands of Sunlight is a novel written by Gael Baudino in 1994. It is the fourth in the Strands of Starlight tetralogy. The other novels are Strands of Starlight, Maze of Moonlight, and Shroud of Shadow. Out of the four-book series, this book alone was not released in the UK …

20324. Largo desolato

Václav Havel

Largo Desolato is a semi-autobiographical play by Václav Havel about a political dissident, Leopold Nettles, who fears being sent to prison for his writing. Leopold faces mounting pressure from his friends, admirers and colleagues; these pressures in addition to ongoing state …

20325. 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 …

20329. A Son Called Gabriel

Damian McNicholl

A Son Called Gabriel is a 2004 novel by author Damian McNicholl. It was a finalist for a Lambda Award in 2005. Set in Northern Ireland in the sixties and seventies, this novel describes the coming-of-age and sexual awakening of Gabriel Harkin. Gabriel, a working class Catholic …

20331. 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 …

20333. Stalking Tender Prey

Storm Constantine

Stalking Tender Prey is a book published in 1995 that was written by Storm Constantine.

20334. Ultimate Punishment

Scott Turow

Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty or simply Ultimate Punishment is a series of autobiographical reflections regarding the death penalty. It is written by Scott Turow and marks his return to non-fiction for the first time since One L in …

20335. 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 …

20336. With Red Hands

Stephen Woodworth

With Red Hands is the second science-fiction alternate history novel by Stephen Woodworth featuring the "Violet" detective Natalie Lindstrom. It was written in 2004.

20338. Days of the Dead

Barbara Hambly

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

20342. Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism

George Soros

Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism is a book by George Soros.

20343. Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow

James Rollins

Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow is a young adult novel by James Rollins, part of the Jake Ransom fantasy adventure series.

20345. 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, …

20346. The Soddit

A.R.R.R. Roberts

The Soddit or Let's Cash in Again is a 2003 parody of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, written by A.R.R.R. Roberts. The book jacket states: "Following on from the frankly unlikely success of Bored of the Rings comes a new book from an entirely different author that parodys [sic] …

20347. 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 …

20348. 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 …

20353. 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, …

20355. 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 …

20356. Love

Angela Carter

"One day, Annabel saw the sun and moon in the sky at the same time. The sight filled her with a terror which entirely consumed her … for she had no instinct for self-preservation if she was confronted by ambiguities."Annabel and Lee are married; Lee and Buzz are brothers. A …

20359. 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 …

20360. 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, …

20361. Nine Fairy Tales and One More Thrown in for Good …

Karel Capek

Karel Capek, author of the acclaimed War with the Newts, is one of the great Czechoslovak writers of the twentieth century. These fairy tales bear Capek's combination of the fantastic and the satirical, offering fairies, elves, and talking animals alongside references to …

20362. Mrs Craddock

W. Somerset Maugham

Mrs Craddock is a novel by William Somerset Maugham first published in 1902.

20363. 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.

20365. The Burning Court

John Dickson Carr

The Burning Court is a famous locked room mystery by John Dickson Carr. However, it contains neither Gideon Fell nor Henry Merrivale, Carr's two major detectives. It was published in the United States, and was highly controversial upon its first printing, due to its unorthodox …

20366. The Killing Doll

Ruth Rendell

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

20367. 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.

20370. The Redundancy of Courage

Timothy Mo

The Redundancy of Courage is a novel by Timothy Mo published in 1991. It is set in the fictitious country of Danu in Southeast Asia, which is based on East Timor, and is narrated by Adolph Ng, an ethnic Chinese businessman educated in Canada. It was shortlisted for the Booker …

20371. Fado Alexandrino

António Lobo Antunes

Fado Alexandrino is a novel by Portuguese author António Lobo Antunes. It was published in Portuguese in 1983 and in English translation by Gregory Rabassa in 1990. The novel tells of the reunion of five veterans of Portugal’s Colonial War in Mozambique who meet ten years later …

20372. Seeds of Change: Five Plants That Transformed Mankind

Henry Hobhouse

Seeds of Change: Five plants that transformed mankind is a 1985 book by Henry Hobhouse, formerly a journalist for The Economist, News Chronicle, Daily Express, and the Wall Street Journal, consultant to the Quincentenary of Columbus Exhibition, Smithsonian Institution, …

20375. A Brief History of the Future

Jacques Attali

A Brief History of the Future is a prospective history book about the next 50 years by Jacques Attali. The original edition was published by Fayard in 2006.

20380. 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 …

20381. Wyst: Alastor 1716

Jack Vance

Wyst: Alastor 1716 is a science fiction novel by Jack Vance first published by DAW Books. It is the third and last novel set in the Alastor Cluster, a group of thousands of stars and planets ruled by the mysterious Connatic, which may or may not be a part of Vance’s Gaean …

20386. The Boys on the Rock

John Fox

The Boys on the Rock is a short debut novel by John Fox which details the coming out and falling in love of a gay sixteen-year-old swimmer, nomine Billy Connors, who narrates the story in the first person. It is notable as perhaps the first novel ever to blend politics with the …

20387. North

Seamus Heaney

North is a collection of poems written by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. It was the first of his works that directly dealt with the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and it looks frequently to the past for images and symbols relevant to the violence …

20388. 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 …

20389. 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.

20390. Green Shadows, White Whale

Ray Bradbury

Green Shadows, White Whale is a 1992 novel by Ray Bradbury. It gives a fictionalized account of his journey to Ireland in 1953-1954 to write a screen adaptation of the novel Moby-Dick with director John Huston. Bradbury has said he wrote it after reading actress Katharine …

20391. Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder

William Hope Hodgson

Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder is a collection of occult detective short stories by author William Hope Hodgson. It was first published in 1913 by the English publisher Eveleigh Nash. In 1947, a new edition of 3,050 copies was published by Mycroft & Moran and included three …

20392. In Milton Lumky Territory

Philip K. Dick

In Milton Lumky Territory is a realist, non-science fiction novel authored by Philip K. Dick. Originally written in 1958, but rejected by prospective publishers, this book was eventually published posthumously in 1985 by Dragon Press. It was published in two editions. Fifty …

20394. 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 …

20395. All by myself

Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter wants to show you all the things he can do for himself in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s tying his shoes, coloring a picture, or riding his bike, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect …

20397. Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings

Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings is a collection of works written by Antonin Artaud.

20398. The Passion of Ayn Rand

Barbara Branden

The Passion of Ayn Rand is a biography of Ayn Rand by writer and lecturer Barbara Branden, a former friend and business associate. Published by Doubleday in 1986, it was the first full-length biography of Rand, and was the basis for the 1999 film of the same name with Helen …

20400. Marching Through Georgia

S. M. Stirling

Marching Through Georgia is the first of four books of S.M. Stirling's alternate history series, The Domination. The novel also attempts to educate the reader on the background of the Domination. Government, military, social structures, and the historical development of the …



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