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.

20802. A Many-Splendoured Thing

Han Suyin

A Many-Splendoured Thing is a novel by Han Suyin. It was made into the 1955 film Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, which also inspired a famous song. In her autobiographical work, My House Has Two Doors, she evinced no interest in even watching the film in Singapore, where it ran …

20803. Finding Myself

Toby Litt

Dear Friend, How would you like to come - this August - and stay, completely free, in a lovely seaside house I've rented? Good food and plenty of alcohol will also be provided, gratis. But (you knew there'd be a but) afterwards you must allow me to write up the events of the …

20804. Chain of Evidence

Garry Disher

Chain of Evidence is a 2007 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Garry Disher.

20805. The Far Side of Evil

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

The Far Side of Evil is a book published in 1971 that was written by Sylvia Engdahl.

20808. This Year You Write Your Novel

Walter Mosely

This Year You Write Your Novel is a book.

20809. Death Times Three

Rex Stout

Death Times Three is a collection of Nero Wolfe novellas by Rex Stout, published posthumously by Bantam Books in 1985. It is the only collection of Stout's Nero Wolfe stories not to have appeared first in hardcover. The book contains three stories, one never before published: …

20814. Bungalow 2

Danielle Steel

Bungalow 2 is a novel by Danielle Steel, published by Random House in June 2007. The book is Steel's seventy-second novel.

20819. The jacket

Andrew Clements

The Jacket is a 2001 children's book by author Andrew Clements. It was first published in 2001 as a serialized story that ran in the Boston Globe and was later published in book format on August 1, 2003 through Atheneum Books. The work centers upon a young boy that discovers …

20821. The Coming of the Quantum Cats

edited by Frederik Pohl

The Coming of the Quantum Cats is a 1986 science fiction novel by American writer Frederik Pohl. It was originally serialized in Analog science-fiction magazine, January–April 1986.

20822. The Terrorist

Caroline B. Cooney

The Terrorist is a young adult novel by Caroline B. Cooney, published in 1997. It deals with Laura Williams, a sixteen-year-old American who attends an international school in London. When her younger brother, Billy, is killed by a terrorist bomb handed to him by a stranger on …

20823. Pandora's Curse

Jack Du Brul

Pandora's Curse is an adventure novel by Jack Du Brul. This is the 4th book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Philip Mercer.

20826. The English Roses

Madonna

The English Roses is a 2003 children's picture book written by American entertainer Madonna and illustrated by Jeffrey Fulvimari, which later became a series of children's books by both artists. The books are about the life of five schoolgirls in London and their problems.

20830. Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror

Steve Alten

MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror is a science fiction novel by Steve Alten, and was first published in July 1997. The novel, along with its sequels, follows the under water adventures of a U.S Navy deep sea diver, Jonas Taylor.

20831. Letters from Wolfie

Patti Sherlock

Letters From Wolfie is a children's novel by Patti Sherlock. It is about Mark Cantrell, a boy living in the United States during the Vietnam War, and his dog, Wolfie. The novel was inspired by real events, and has a strong anti-war sentiment. Letters from Wolfie won the 2005 …

20832. The Tower Treasure

Franklin W. Dixon

The Tower Treasure is the first volume in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book ranks 55th on Publishers Weekly's All-Time Bestselling Children's Book List for the United States, with 2,209,774 copies sold as of 2001. This book …

20837. The Year We Left Home

Jean Thompson

The Year We Left Home is a novel written by Jean Thompson.

20838. The Affair

Lee Child

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at …

20839. The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her. His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy …

20840. Tante Jolesch or The Decline of the West in …

Friedrich Torberg

This is Friedrich Torberg's tribute to the largely Jewish coffeehouse world that flourished in Vienna amidst the afterglow of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until its final collapse in 1938. Based on Torberg's personal memories of intellectuals and eccentrics of the time, including …

20842. Agnes

Peter Stamm

Agnes asks her lover to write about her. As she sits for him, he begins to write everything that had happened to them, from the time they met at the Chicago Public Library. Soon the borders of fiction and non-fiction start to strain, as Agnes finds they remember events …

20843. 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 …

20844. Eine Frage der Zeit

Alex Capus

A little known backwater of the history of the Great War is vividly rendered by a great story-teller - the central characters and events of this book are based on fact, but their surroundings and experiences are richly drawn from the author's imagination and detailed research.

20845. Leonardo Da Vinci (Routledge Classics): A Memoir of …

Sigmund Freud

This remarkable book takes as its subject one of the most outstanding men that ever lived. The ultimate prodigy, Leonardo da Vinci was an artist of great originality and power, a scientist, and a powerful thinker. According to Sigmund Freud, he was also a flawed, repressed …

20846. Hyperion

Friedrich Hölderlin

Hyperion is a novel by Friedrich Hölderlin first published in 1797 and 1799. The full title is Hyperion oder Der Eremit in Griechenland. The work is composed of letters from Hyperion to his friend Bellarmin, along with a few letters between Hyperion and his love Diotima. It is …

20850. Keeper

Mal Peet

Keeper is a sports novel for young adults by Mal Peet, published by Walker Books in 2003. It was Peet's first novel and the first of three football stories featuring South American sports journalist Paul Faustino. Cast as an interview with Faustino, the world's best goalkeeper, …

20852. Critique of Cynical Reason

Peter Sloterdijk

Critique of Cynical Reason is a book by the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, published in 1983 in two volumes under the German title Kritik der zynischen Vernunft. It discusses philosophical Cynicism and popular cynicism as a societal phenomenon in European history. In the …

20854. The Transparent Society

David Brin

The Transparent Society is a non-fiction book by the science-fiction author David Brin in which he forecasts social transparency and some degree of erosion of privacy, as it is overtaken by low-cost surveillance, communication and database technology, and proposes new …

20855. Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

Donald Antrim

Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World is a 1993 novel by American author Donald Antrim. It is Antrim's first published novel. The novel depicts the grisly, and occasionally surreal misadventures of a downsized schoolteacher, Pete Robinsion, in a vaguely post-apocalyptic America.

20856. A Good School

Richard Yates

A Good School is a novel by Richard Yates first published in 1978. It is set at a fictional Connecticut prep school in the early 1940s and relates the coming of age of a group of mainly WASP boys who at the same time prepare themselves, if half-heartedly, to go to war …

20859. The Bride Wore Black

Cornell Woolrich

The Bride Wore Black is a 1940 American novel written by Cornell Woolrich. In 1967, it was adapted into a film of the same name by the French director François Truffaut. The novel opens with a quote from Guy de Maupassant's short story, Le Horla: "For to kill is the great law …

20860. Far to Go

Alison Pick

Far to Go is a novel written by Alison Pick.

20861. Confession of a Murderer

Joseph Roth

Confession of a Murderer details the interior life of a man consumed by jealousy and hatred. In a Russian restaurant on Paris's Left Bank, Russian exile Golubchik alternately fascinates and horrifies a rapt audience with a wild story of collaboration, deception, and murder in …

20863. Onitsha

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

Onitsha is a novel by French Nobel laureate writer J. M. G. Le Clézio. It was originally published in French in 1991 and an English translation was released in 1997.

20865. Losing Battles

Eudora Welty

Losing Battles is a book written by Eudora Welty.

20866. Truth and Bright Water

Thomas King

Truth and Bright Water is a coming-of-age novel by Thomas King set in the Canadian Prairies on the U.S./Canadian border. The novel embeds a number of magical features within painstakingly realist prose, showing its affiliation with Magic realism.

20868. The Financial Expert

R. K. Narayan

The Financial Expert is a 1952 novel by R. K. Narayan. It takes place, as do many other novels and short stories by this author, in the town of Malgudi. The central character in this book is the financial expert Margayya, who offers advice to his fellow townspeople from under …

20869. A Cold Case

Philip Gourevitch

A Cold Case is a 2002 novel by Philip Gourevitch. A film adaptation of the novel starring Tom Hanks was attempted, but the project did not enter production.

20870. The Tenants of Moonbloom

Edward Lewis Wallant

The Tenants of Moonbloom is a novel by the Jewish American writer Edward Lewis Wallant. Wallant died of an aneurysm aged 36 with only two books published - The Human Season and The Pawnbroker. The Tenants of Moonbloom was published posthumously.

20872. The Night of the Generals

Hans Hellmut Kirst

The Night of the Generals: A Novel is the 15th novel by the German writer Hans Hellmut Kirst, published in 1962.

20873. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Joseph Fielding Smith

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith is a book compiling selected sermons and portions of sermons and sundry teachings of Joseph Smith, the first prophet of the Latter Day Saint movement. The title page reads as follows: Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith is generally given credit …

20874. A marvelous work and a wonder

LeGrand Richards

A Marvelous Work and a Wonder is a 1950 book by LeGrand Richards on the history and doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The book was intended as a missionary tool and is traditionally cited as the best-selling Mormon book of all time. As of 2001, it was …

20875. A Stone for Danny Fisher

Harold Robbins

A Stone For Danny Fisher is a serious early novel by Harold Robbins that looks at the effect of the Great Depression on a lower-middle class Jewish family. Written in 1952, it is set in the period up to 1944.

20876. Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing

Benjamin Nugent

Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing is a biography of musician Elliott Smith by Benjamin Nugent. It was published by Da Capo Press on October 30, 2004, just past the one-year anniversary of Smith's death. The book contains interviews with two of the musician's producers, Rob …

20877. The Lady of the Lake

Walter Scott

The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick …

20878. Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

Karl Marx

Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 are a series of notes written between April and August 1844 by Karl Marx. Not published by Marx during his lifetime, they were first released in 1927 by researchers in the Soviet Union.

20881. The Trail of Cthulhu

August Derleth

The Trail of Cthulhu is a series of interconnected short stories written by August Derleth as part of the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror fiction. The stories chronicle the struggles of Laban Shrewsbury and his companions against the Great Old Ones, particularly Cthulhu. The …

20882. The John Varley Reader

John Varley

The John Varley Reader is a representative collection of 18 of the science fiction short stories by John Varley, first published in paperback in September 2004. It features 5 new stories. Each story is preceded by an autobiographical introduction; until this book Varley had …

20884. Napoleon Bonaparte: An Intimate Biography

Vincent Cronin

Napoleon also published as Napoleon Bonaparte: An Intimate Biography in 1972 is a biography of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte written by Vincent Cronin. The biographical style tends more towards a sympathetic overview of Napoleon's life and focuses more on the man's …

20885. A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake

Joseph Campbell

A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake by mythologist Joseph Campbell and Henry Morton Robinson is a work of literary criticism. The first major text to provide an in-depth analysis of Finnegans Wake, A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake is considered by many scholars to be a seminal work …

20886. My prizes: an accounting

Thomas Bernhard

A collection of personal writings, originally penned in 1980, recounts farces that developed around literary awards received by the late author, from his ungracious participation in ceremonies to the improper ways he spent prizes.

20888. Prelude to Space

Arthur C. Clarke

Prelude to Space is a science fiction novel written by Arthur C. Clarke in 1947. However, it was not until 1951 that the story first appeared in magazine format from World Editions Inc as number three in the series Galaxy Science Fiction. Sidgwick & Jackson published it in …

20889. The Rifles

William T. Vollmann

The Rifles is a 1994 novel by American writer William T. Vollmann. It is intended to be the sixth book in a planned seven-book cycle entitled Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes. As of 2012, however, only four of the seven have been published, The Rifles being the …

20892. Almuric

Robert E. Howard

Almuric is a science fiction novel by Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books. The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau …

20894. The Price of Murder

Bruce Alexander Cook

The Price of Murder is the tenth historical mystery novel about Sir John Fielding by Bruce Alexander.

20895. From Caligari to Hitler

Siegfried Kracauer

From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film is a book by film critic and writer Siegfried Kracauer, published in 1947. The book is considered one of the first major studies of German film between World War I and World War II. Among other things, the book …

20896. The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Charles Rosen

The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven is a book by American pianist and author Charles Rosen. The book analyses the evolution of style during the Classical period of classical music as it was developed through the works of Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and …

20897. Strong as Death

Sharan Newman

Strong as death is a book published in 1996 that was written by Sharan Newman.

20898. 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 …

20901. Incident at Hawk's Hill

Allan W. Eckert

Incident at Hawk's Hill is a Newbery Honor book by naturalist and writer Allan W. Eckert published in 1971. Supposedly based on a true event, it is an historical fiction novel centering on a six-year-old boy who gets lost on the Canadian prairie and survives thanks to a mother …

20902. The Garden of the Gods

Gerald Durrell

The Garden of the Gods is the third book in the autobiographical Corfu trilogy by naturalist and author, Gerald Durrell, following My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts, and Relatives.

20903. Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, generally considered the eleventh in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book Magazine from December 1927 through May 1928; it first appeared in …

20904. Betsey Brown

Ntozake Shange

Betsey Brown is an African-American literature novel by Ntozake Shange, published in 1985.

20906. The Moon Pool

Abraham Merritt

The Moon Pool is a fantasy novel by Abraham Merritt. It originally appeared as two short stories in All-Story Weekly: "The Moon Pool" and its sequel, "Conquest of the Moon Pool". These were then reworked into a novel released in 1919. The protagonist, Dr. Goodwin, would later …

20907. Blind Eye: How the Medical Establishment Let a …

James B. Stewart

Blind Eye: How the Medical Establishment Let a Doctor Get Away with Murder is a book by James B. Stewart.

20908. The Further Adventures of The Joker

Martin H. Greenberg

The Further Adventures of The Joker is an English paperback anthology of short fiction stories about Batman's archenemy the Joker. The material was written by various authors, and the book was edited by Martin H. Greenberg. It was the follow-up to an earlier Batman anthology, …

20911. Goblins in the castle

Bruce Coville

Goblins in the Castle is a children's fantasy novel by American author Bruce Coville, first published in 1992 with illustrations by Katherine Coville. A sequel, Goblins on the Prowl, is due to be published in June 2015.

20912. Father Bear Comes Home

Else Holmelund Minarik

Father Bear Comes Home is a book published in 1959 that was written by Else Holmelund Minarik.

20913. The Unforsaken Hiero

Sterling E. Lanier

The Unforsaken Hiero is a book published in 1983 that was written by Sterling E. Lanier.

20916. The Twilight of Atheism

Alister McGrath

The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World is a book by Christian theologian and apologist Alister McGrath which traces the perceived decline of secular thought over the last two centuries. McGrath states that the book is an expanded form of a …

20917. Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

Chris Bradford

Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior is a children's historical novel by Chris Bradford, published in 2008. It is the first in a series of action-adventure stories set in 17th century Japan following the exploits of an English boy, Jack Fletcher, as he strives to be the first …

20918. Zorgamazoo

Robert Paul Weston

Zorgamazoo is Canadian children's author Robert Paul Weston's first novel. The work is a fantasy adventure, written entirely in rhyming anapestic tetrameter. The story follows a young girl named Katrina Katrell, who runs away from home when her guardian threatens her with a …

20919. The Green Futures of Tycho

William Sleator

The Green Futures of Tycho is a 1981 science fiction novel for young audiences by William Sleator. The book explores the effect of excessive parent expectations on the future of their children.

20920. Thousandstar

Piers Anthony

Thousandstar is the 4th book of the Cluster Series published in 1980 that was written by Piers Anthony.

20921. It's Perfectly Normal

Robie Harris

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health is a children's book about going through puberty. It is written by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley. Harris was prompted to write it when an editor asked her to write a children's book …

20923. The Lost World

Michael Crichton

The Lost World is a techno thriller novel written by Michael Crichton and published in 1995 by Knopf. A paperback edition followed in 1996. It is a sequel to his earlier novel Jurassic Park. In 1997, both novels were re-published as a single book titled Michael Crichton's …

20924. National Lampoon's Doon

Ellis Weiner

National Lampoon's Doon is a parody of Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune, written by Ellis Weiner and published in 1984 by Pocket Books for National Lampoon. It was reprinted by Grafton Books in 1985. In 1988 William F. Touponce called the book "something of a …

20925. 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 …

20926. Security Analysis

Benjamin Graham

Security Analysis is a book written by professors Benjamin Graham and David Dodd of Columbia Business School, which laid the intellectual foundation for what would later be called value investing.

20928. A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. …

Mary Rowlandson

Mary Rowlandson was a colonial American woman who was captured during an attack by Native Americans during King Philip's War and held ransom for 11 weeks. After being released, she wrote A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, also known as The …

20929. The Alchemist

Ben Jonson

The Alchemist is a comedy by English playwright Ben Jonson. First performed in 1610 by the King's Men, it is generally considered Jonson's best and most characteristic comedy; Samuel Taylor Coleridge claimed that it had one of the three most perfect plots in literature. The …

20930. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

Amos Tutuola

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is a novel by African writer Amos Tutuola from Nigeria published in 1954. It is presented as a collection of related - but not always sequential - narratives. The stories recount the fate of a small West African boy; after he and his elder brother …

20934. Tropic of orange

Karen Tei Yamashita

Tropic of Orange is a novel set in Los Angeles and Mexico with a diverse, multi-ethnic cast of characters by Karen Tei Yamashita. Published in 1997, the novel is generally considered a work of magic realism but can also be considered science fiction, postcolonial literature, …

20937. The False Mirror

Alan Dean Foster

The False Mirror is a book published in 1992 that was written by Alan Dean Foster.

20939. Tatham Mound

Piers Anthony

Tatham Mound is a 1991 fantasy-historical novel written by Piers Anthony. The story tells of Throat Shot, a member of the Floridian Toco tribe, and his quest to prevent an unknown danger from harming his people. The story was inspired by finds at Tatham Mound, located near the …

20941. White Sister

Stephen J. Cannell

White Sister is a 2006 detective novel by American crime author Stephen J. Cannell, and the sixth in Cannell's eleven-book series featuring Shane Scully.

20942. Beware, The Snowman

R. L. Stine

Moving to the tiny mountain village of Sherpia, twelve-year-old Jaclyn takes a hike to look for kids her own age and is warned by an old man to beware the monstrous snowman that lives at the top of the mountain.

20943. The Art Lesson

Tomie dePaola

The Art Lesson is a 1989 children's picture book by Tomie DePaola. The book was published by Trumpet Publishing and deals with the theme of compromise. The Art Lesson was met with a positive reception by critics and was one of the New York Times's "Best Picture Books Of the Year …

20944. Star Guard

Andre Norton

Star Guard is a science-fiction novel written by Andre Norton and published in 1955 by Harcourt, Brace & Company. As an example of military science fiction, it displays Norton's deep understanding of ancient history.

20945. Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers

Harry Harrison

Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers is a comic science fiction novel by Harry Harrison. It is a parody of the space opera genre and in particular, the Lensman and Skylark series of E. E. "Doc" Smith. It also includes an homage to Larry Niven's Ringworld. It is about two college …

20946. The Final Key

Catherine Asaro

The Final Key is a science fiction novel in the Saga of the Skolian Empire, a series of books by American writer Catherine Asaro. As the direct sequel to Schism, it tells the story of a major Eubian assault against the Skolian government and Eldrinson's rise from a rustic farmer …

20947. Nobody Lives for Ever

John Gardner

Nobody Lives for Ever, first published in 1986, was the fifth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape and in the United States by Putnam.

20949. Thorns

Robert Silverberg

Thorns is a science fiction novel by American author Robert Silverberg, published as a paperback original in 1967, and a Nebula and Hugo Awards nominee.

20950. Cruden's Concordance

Alexander Cruden

A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures, generally known as Cruden's Concordance, is a concordance of the King James Bible that was singlehandedly created by Alexander Cruden. The Concordance was first published in 1737 and has not been out of print since then. Two …

20951. Tours of the Black Clock

Steve Erickson

Tours of the Black Clock is the third novel by author Steve Erickson, published in 1989. It has been translated into French, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese. The narrative concerns itself with two of the most influential figures of the 20th century, as Adolf Hitler appears as an …

20953. The Seven Minutes

Irving Wallace

The Seven Minutes is a novel by Irving Wallace published in 1969 and released by Simon & Schuster. The book is a fictional account of the effects of pornography and the related arguments about freedom of speech.

20954. Where I want to be

Adele Griffin

Where I Want to Be is a book written by Adele Griffin.

20955. Mistress of Mistresses

E R Eddison

Mistress of Mistresses is the first novel in the Zimiamvian Trilogy by Eric Rücker Eddison. First published in 1935, it centers on political intrigues between the nobles and rulers of the Three Kingdoms of Rerek, Meszria and Fingiswold, following the death of King Mezentius, an …

20957. The Century's Daughter

Pat Barker

The Century's Daughter is a novel by Pat Barker, published in 1986. The novel was republished as Liza's England in 1996. The book is critical of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

20958. Carver: A Life in Poems

Marilyn Nelson

Carver: A Life in Poems is a 1997 collection of poems written by the American poet, Marilyn Nelson. This collection of poems provides a compelling portrait of George Washington Carver.

20959. 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 …

20960. Ambulance Ship

James White

Ambulance Ship is a 1979 science fiction novel by author James White and is part of the Sector General series.

20961. Redwall

Brian Jacques

Redwall is a fantasy novel by Brian Jacques. Originally published in 1986, it is the first book of the Redwall series. The book was illustrated by Gary Chalk, with the British cover illustration by Pete Lyon and the American cover by Troy Howell. It is also one of the three …

20962. 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 …

20963. Girls under Pressure

Jacqueline Wilson

Girls under Pressure is the second book in the Girls series, written by Dame Jacqueline Wilson, DBE, a noted English author who writes fiction for children. It was published in 1998, the sequel to Girls in Love and followed by Girls out Late. It is aimed at pre-teen and teenage …

20966. Slow Emergencies

Nancy Huston

The protagonist of Slow Emergencies lives in a sleepy New England college town, choreographing dances in her attic studio. She shares a comfortable house and a cozy life with her philosophy professor husband and two small daughters. But none of this quite satisfies Lin, who is …

20967. 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 …

20974. 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 …

20975. 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.

20981. 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 …

20982. 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.

20986. For Marx (Radical Thinkers)

Louis Althusser

For Marx is a 1965 book by Louis Althusser, a leading theoretician of the French Communist Party. Althusser reinterprets the work of Karl Marx, proposing an epistemological break between the young Hegelian Marx, and the old Marx, the author of Capital. One of Althusser's chief …



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