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.

20804. Science in Action

Bruno Latour

Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society is an influential book by Bruno Latour. The English edition was published in 1987 by Harvard University Press. It is written in a text-book style, and contains a full featured approach to the empirical …

20810. The Street of Crocodiles

Bruno Schulz

The Street of Crocodiles is a 1934 collection of short stories written by Bruno Schulz. First published in Polish, the collection was translated into English by Celina Wieniewska in 1963.

20812. The Tears of the Singers

Melinda M. Snodgrass

The Tears of the Singers is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Melinda M. Snodgrass. It was her first and only Star Trek novel, which led to Snodgrass writing for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Writer Victor Milan was also involved in the initial discussion of …

20821. Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his …

20823. Tropic Moon

Marc Romano

Coup de Lune, literally "moonburn" or "moonstroke" in French, but translated into English as Tropic Moon, is a novel by Belgian writer Georges Simenon. It is among one of the author's first self-described roman durs or "hard novels" to distinguish it from his romans populaires …

20829. The Three Robbers

Tomi Ungerer

The Three Robbers is a children's book by Tomi Ungerer. The book was adapted as a full-length feature film by Hayo Freitag, released in mid-2007. There was also a 6-minute version released in 1972 by Gene Deitch.

20833. The Fall of America: Poems of These States

Allen Ginsberg

The Fall of America: Poems of These States, 1965–1971 is a collection of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, published by City Lights in 1973, for which Ginsberg shared the annual U.S. National Book Award for Poetry. It is characterized by a prophetic tone inspired by William Blake and …

20836. The Antiquary

Walter Scott

The Antiquary is a novel by Sir Walter Scott about several characters including an antiquary: an amateur historian, archaeologist and collector of items of dubious antiquity. Although he is the eponymous character, he is not necessarily the hero, as many of the characters around …

20838. The Book of Nights

Sylvie Germain

The Book of Nights marks the American debut of one of Europe's most powerful and celebrated young writers. Winner of six literary prizes, The Book of Nights combines the timeless power of medieval legend, the resonance of Greek tragedy, and the harsh immediacy of a …

20839. Brecht's Mistress

Jacques-Pierre Amette

Brecht's Mistress is a 2003 novel by the French writer Jacques-Pierre Amette. It is also known as Brecht's Lover. It received the Prix Goncourt.

20843. The Dog Who Came in from the Cold

Alexander McCall Smith

The Dog Who Came in from the Cold is the second online novel by Alexander McCall Smith, author of the The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. In the first series, the author wrote a chapter a day, starting on 15 Sep 2008, the series running for 20 weeks and totalling 100 …

20844. Fathers and Crows

William T. Vollmann

Fathers and Crows is a 1992 historical novel by the American author William T. Vollmann. It is the second book in a seven-book series called Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes. Fathers and Crows explores the encounters and conflicts between French Jesuit …

20853. Who Goes There?

John W. Campbell

Who Goes There? is a science fiction novella by John W. Campbell, Jr., written under the pen name Don A. Stuart. It was first published in the August 1938 Astounding Science-Fiction. In 1973 the story was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the finest …

20854. La Maison Tellier

Guy de Maupassant

La Maison Tellier is a collection of short stories by Guy de Maupassant including the famous same titled story La Maison Tellier which was the first chapter in the collection. The book, further established Maupassant firmly as a prominent French writer following his huge success …

20860. Come on in!

Charles Bukowski

Come on in! is a poetry book written by Charles Bukowski.

20870. Jezebel

Irène Némirovsky

A dramatic tale of murder and passion in 1930s France from the author of David Golder and Suite Française.In a French courtroom, the trial of a woman is taking place. Gladys Eysenach is no longer young, but she is still beautiful, elegant, cold. She is accused of shooting dead …

20871. Fool for Love

Sam Shepard

Fool for Love is a play written by American playwright and actor Sam Shepard. The play focuses on May and Eddie, former lovers who have met again in a motel in the desert. The play premiered in 1983 at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, where Shepard was the …

20878. The Years of Extermination

Saul Friedländer

The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 is the second volume of Saul Friedländer's history of Nazi Germany and the Jews. It describes the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews. The book presents a detailed …

20883. One For Sorrow

Christopher Barzak

One for Sorrow is a coming-of-age novel by the American writer Christopher Barzak. In 2014 it was adapted into the feature film Jamie Marks is Dead and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Carter Smith, the film's actors include Liv Tyler, Judy Greer, Cameron …

20901. Great stories by Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

The thirty-four stories in this volume span Chekhov’s creative career. They present a wide spectrum of comic and serious themes and a variety of techniques. (His short novels, available in another Norton volume, Seven Short Novels by Chekhov, have been omitted.) Two of the …

20918. Miss Julie, The Ghost Sonata, Dream Play, The Great …

August Strindberg

This edition embraces Strindberg's crucial transition from Naturalism to Modernism, from his two finest achievements as a psychological realist, The Father and Miss Julie, to the three plays in which he redefined the possibilities of European drama following his return to the …

20919. By the open sea

August Strindberg

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V After the superintendent had reverently bowed his head before the …

20920. Campos De Castilla (Spanish Texts)

Antonio Machado

A thoroughly edited text of one of 20th-century Spain's most famous volumes of poetry. An introduction offers an in-depth commentary on Machado's themes, techniques and metaphysical manner. In addition to examining the various influences on his work - Krausism, Bergsonism and …

20922. Boris Godunov

Alexander Pushkin

Boris Godunov is a play by Alexander Pushkin. It was written in 1825, published in 1831, but not approved for performance by the censor until 1866. Its subject is the Russian ruler Boris Godunov, who reigned as Tsar from 1598 to 1605. It consists of 25 scenes and is written …

20930. Boy

J. Bernlef

20953. Garry Kasparov on Fischer: My Great Predecessors, …

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov on Fischer: My Great Predecessors, Part 4 is a book by Garry Kasparov.

20970. Anton Chekhov: Later Short Stories, 1888-1903

Anton Chekhov

This volume presents forty-two of Chekhov's later short stories, written between 1888 and 1903, in acclaimed translations by Constance Garnett and chosen by Shelby Foote. Among the most outstanding are "A Dreary Story," a dispassionate tale that reflects Chekhov's doubts about …

20976. House of Babel

P. C. Jersild

House of Babel is a book written by P. C. Jersild.

20984. Christopher Unborn

Carlos Fuentes

Christopher Unborn is the tenth novel by the Mexican author Carlos Fuentes. Originally published by the Fondo de Cultura Económica in 1987, the first U.S. edition was published in 1989 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. The basic structure of the work, including the story of the …

20999. Witches' Rings

Kerstin Ekman

Witches' Rings is the book written by Kerstin Ekman.



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