The most popular books in English
from 21201 to 21400

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.

21201. The Murderess (New York Review of Books Classics)

Alexandros Papadiamantis

The Murderess is a bone-chilling tale of crime and punishment with the dark beauty of a backwoods ballad. Set on the dirt-poor Aegean island of Skiathos, it is the story of Hadoula, an old woman living on the margins of society and at the outer limits of respectability. Hadoula …

21202. The Croquet Player

H. G. Wells

Something is horribly wrong in the remote English village of Cainsmarsh. An elderly woman stiffens in dread at her own shadow; a terrified farmer murders a scarecrow; food prepared by others is eyed with suspicion; family pets are bludgeoned to death; loving couples are devoured …

21205. 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 …

21207. 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.

21208. The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

Henry Fleming, a raw Union Army recruit in the American Civil War, is anxious to confirm his patriotism and manhood—to earn his “badge of courage.” But his dreams of heroism and invulnerability are soon shattered when he flees the Confederate enemy during his baptism of fire and …

21209. 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.

21215. Mefisto in Onyx

Harlan Ellison

Mefisto in Onyx is an American novella written by Harlan Ellison. The introduction and cover art was by Frank Miller. Ellison stated in an interview with Salon that he wrote Mefisto in Onyx to be adapated into a film starring Forrest Whittaker. Mefisto in Onyx was later included …

21216. Black No More

George Schuyler

Black No More: Being an Account of the Strange and Wonderful Workings of Science in the Land of the Free, AD 1933-1940 is a 1931 Harlem Renaissance era satire on American race relations by George S. Schuyler. He targets both the KKK and NAACP in condemning the ways in which race …

21219. The Story of Miss Moppet

Beatrix Potter

The Story of Miss Moppet is a tale about teasing, featuring a kitten and a mouse, that was written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. It was published by Frederick Warne & Co for the 1906 Christmas season. Potter was born in London in 1866, and between 1902 and 1905 …

21223. The Early Asimov

Isaac Asimov

The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying is a 1972 collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov. Each story is accompanied by commentary by the author, who gives details about his life and his literary achievements in the period in which he wrote the story, effectively …

21224. Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook

Edward Luttwak

Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook is a history book by Edward Luttwak examining the conditions, strategy, planning, and execution of coups d'état.

21227. Sir Nigel

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Nigel is a historical novel set during the early phase of the Hundred Years' War, spanning the years 1350 to 1356, by the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1906, it is a prequel to Doyle's earlier novel The White Company, and describes the early life of that …

21228. Crossing the River

Caryl Phillips

Crossing the River is a historical novel by British author Caryl Phillips, published in 1993. The Village Voice calls it "a fearless reimagining of the geography and meaning of the African diaspora." The Boston Globe said, "Crossing the River bears eloquently chastened testimony …

21231. Boy

J. Bernlef

21232. The Good Companions

John B. Priestley

The Good Companions is a novel by the English author J. B. Priestley. Written in 1929, it focuses on the trials and tribulations of a concert party in England between World War I and World War II. It is arguably Priestley's most famous novel, and the work which established him …

21233. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

21240. Johnno

David Malouf

Johnno is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Australian author David Malouf and was first published in 1975. It was Malouf's first novel. In 2004 it was selected by the Brisbane City Council as the joint-winner of the annual One Book One Brisbane competition to find the …

21243. Schopenhauer's Telescope

Gerard Donovan

Schopenhauer's Telescope is the debut novel of Irish novelist and poet Gerard Donovan. Published in 2003, the book received general acclaim, appearing on the long list for the Man Booker Prize and garnering the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award the following year. In 2005, the …

21245. There Will Be Time

Poul Anderson

There Will Be Time is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson. It was published in 1972 in a hardback edition by Doubleday and in 1973 in a paperback edition by New American Library. The story is about a young man who has a genetic mutation that allows him to move through time. …

21247. Station Island

Seamus Heaney

Station Island is the sixth collection of original poetry written by the Northern Irish poet Seamus Heaney, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. It is dedicated to the Northern Irish playwright Brian Friel. The collection was first published in the UK and …

21252. The Death Dealers

Isaac Asimov

The Death Dealers is a mystery novel by Isaac Asimov published in 1958. It is about a university professor whose research student dies while conducting an experiment. The professor attempts to determine if the death was accident, suicide or murder.

21253. Sirius

Olaf Stapledon

Sirius is the titular character and a 1944 science fiction novel by the British philosopher and author Olaf Stapledon. Scientist Thomas Trelone creates a super-intelligent dog, named Sirius. He is the only dog to have attained a humanlike intelligence. Other dogs, of the same …

21255. The Age of Reform

Richard Hofstadter

The Age of Reform is a 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Richard Hofstadter. It is an American history that traces events from the Populist Movement of the 1890s through the Progressive Era ending with the New Deal in the 1930s. The Age of Reform stands out from other …

21257. The New Inquisition

Robert Anton Wilson

The New Inquisition is a book written by Robert Anton Wilson and first published in 1986. The New Inquisition is a book about ontology, science, paranormal events, and epistemology. Wilson identifies what he calls "Fundamentalist Materialism" belief and compares it to religious …

21260. Something like an autobiography

Akira Kurosawa

Something Like an Autobiography is the memoir of Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa. It was published as a book in 1981 and the English translation by Audie E. Bock appeared the following year.

21261. The Delivery Man

Joe McGinniss Jr.

The Delivery Man, is Joe McGinniss Jr.'s first novel, published 15 January 2008.

21262. What Technology Wants

Kevin Kelly

What Technology Wants is a 2010 nonfiction book by Kevin Kelly focused on technology as an extension of life.

21263. Dr. Adder

K. W. Jeter

Dr. Adder is a dark science fiction novel by K. W. Jeter set in a future where the United States has largely broken down into reluctantly cooperating enclaves run by a wide variety of strongmen and warlords, with a veneer of government control that seems largely interested in …

21264. The Darling Buds of May

H. E. Bates

The Darling Buds of May is a novella by British writer H. E. Bates, first published in 1958. It was the first of a series of five books about the Larkins, a rural family from Kent. Pop and Ma Larkin and their many children take joy in nature, each other's company, and almost …

21268. Garden State

Rick Moody

Garden State is a 1992 novel by Rick Moody about a group of teenagers in suburban New Jersey struggling towards adulthood. It was awarded a Pushcart Press Editors' Book Award. The novel is about three young people in their early 20s living in Haledon, New Jersey. Although the …

21269. Street of Shadows

Michael Reaves

Street of Shadows is the second book in Michael Reaves' series Coruscant Nights. It was released on August 26, 2008.

21271. The Long Tomorrow

Leigh Brackett

The Long Tomorrow is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett, originally published by Doubleday & Company, Inc in 1955. Set in the aftermath of a nuclear war, it portrays a world where scientific knowledge is feared and restricted.

21272. The Sirius Mystery

Robert K. G. Temple

The Sirius Mystery is a book by Robert K. G. Temple first published by St. Martin's Press in 1976. It presents the hypothesis that the Dogon people of Mali, in west Africa, preserve a tradition of contact with intelligent extraterrestrial beings from the Sirius star system. …

21275. Pools of Darkness

James M. Ward

Pools of Darkness is a novel based on the Pools of Darkness computer role-playing game. It was written by James Ward and Anne K. Brown, and published by TSR in February 1992. The novel is set in the Forgotten Realms setting based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy …

21276. Negative Dialectics

Theodor W. Adorno

Negative Dialectics is a 1966 book by Theodor W. Adorno.

21278. Diaries: In Power 1983–1992

Alan Clark

Diaries: In Power 1983–1992 is a book published in 1993 that was written by Alan Clark.

21283. The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography

Philip Roth

The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography is a book by Philip Roth that traces his life from his childhood in Newark, New Jersey to becoming a successful, widely respected novelist. The autobiographical section is bookended by two letters, one from Roth to his fictional alter-ego …

21284. The man who tasted shapes

Richard Cytowic

The Man Who Tasted Shapes is a book by neurologist Richard Cytowic about synesthesia.

21287. The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein

The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein is a collection of science fiction short stories by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1966. It includes an introduction entitled "Pandora's Box" that describes some of the difficulties in making predictions about the near future. Heinlein outlines …

21290. Blood and Money

Thomas Thompson

Blood and Money is a book by Thomas Thompson.

21291. Meditations in an emergency

Frank O'Hara

Meditations in an Emergency is a book of poetry by American poet Frank O'Hara first published by Grove Press in 1957. Its title poem was first printed in the November 1954 issue of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. The name of the book is purported to derive from English poet John …

21295. The Seedling Stars

James Blish

The Seedling Stars is a 1957 collection of science fiction short stories by James Blish. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1957 in an edition of 5,000 copies. The stories concern the adaptation of humans to alien environments. This may be viewed in contrast to the concept …

21297. The City in the Autumn Stars

Michael Moorcock

The City in the Autumn Stars: Being a Continuation of the Story of the Von Bek Family and Its Association With Lucifer, Prince of Darkness is a science fantasy novel by British author Michael Moorcock. The second book in the Von Bek trilogy, it was published by Grafton in 1986. …

21301. The Masked Rider

Neil Peart

The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa is a 1996 non-fiction book written by Rush drummer Neil Peart about his bicycling travel through Cameroon.

21302. The Queen of the Swords

Michael Moorcock

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

21309. Praisesong for the Widow

Paule Marshall

Praisesong for the Widow is a 1983 novel by Paule Marshall that takes place in the mid-1970s, chronicling the life of Avey Johnson, a 64-year-old African-American widow on a physical and emotional journey in the Caribbean island of Carriacou. Throughout the novel, there are many …

21310. Tetrabiblos

Ptolemy

Tetrabiblos 'four books', also known in Greek as Apotelesmatiká "Effects", and in Latin as Quadripartitum "Four Parts", is a text on the philosophy and practice of astrology, written in the 2nd century AD by the Alexandrian scholar Claudius Ptolemy. Ptolemy's Almagest was an …

21312. The Great World

David Malouf

The Great World is a 1990 Miles Franklin literary award winning novel by the Australian author David Malouf.

21313. Count Brass

Michael Moorcock

Count Brass is a book published in 1973 that was written by Michael Moorcock.

21314. Hunting for Hidden Gold

Franklin W. Dixon

Hunting For Hidden Gold is Volume 5 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The book ranks 111th on Publishers Weekly's All-Time Bestselling Children's Book List for the United States, with 1,179,533 copies sold as of 2001. The plot …

21316. The Wedding

Stanisław Wyspiański

The Wedding is a defining work of Polish drama written at the turn of the 20th century by Stanisław Wyspiański. It describes the perils of the national drive toward self-determination following the two unsuccessful uprisings against the Partitions of Poland, in November 1830 and …

21318. Palo Alto

James Franco

Palo Alto is a collection of linked short stories by American actor and writer James Franco. The collection was published in 2010 by Scribner's. The stories are about teenagers and their experiments with vices and their struggles with their families. The book is named after his …

21319. Secret Ceremonies

Deborah Laake

Secret Ceremonies: A Mormon Woman's Intimate Diary of Marriage and Beyond is a 1993 autobiographical book written by American journalist and columnist Deborah Laake.

21320. The Genesis Machine

James P. Hogan

The Genesis Machine is the second science fiction novel by James P. Hogan.

21326. The Conan Chronicles, 1

Robert E. Howard

The Conan Chronicles: Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle is a collection of fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 2000 by Gollancz as eighth volume of their Fantasy Masterworks …

21327. Skylark DuQuesne

E. E. "Doc" Smith

Skylark DuQuesne was the final novel in the epic Skylark series by E. E. Smith. Written as Dr. Smith's last novel in 1965 and published shortly before his death, it expands on the characterizations of the earlier novels but with some discrepancies. The most significant point is …

21328. Yellow Eyes

John Ringo

Yellow Eyes is a novel in John Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata series, co-authored with Tom Kratman. The book, which is a spin-off of the main series, focuses on the Posleen invasion of Central America, with an emphasis on Panama. In contrast with other books in the series, …

21329. The Railway Man: A POW's Searing Account of War, …

Eric Lomax

The Railway Man is an autobiographical book by Eric Lomax about his experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II and being forced to help build the Burma Railway for the Japanese military. The book won the NCR Book Award and the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography.

21330. White Snow, Bright Snow

Alvin Tresselt

White Snow, Bright Snow is a 1947 book by Alvin Tresselt and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. Released by Lothrop Publishers, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1948.

21331. Foreign words

Vassilis Alexakis

Foreign Words is a novel by Greek author Vassilis Alexakis that tells the story of middle-aged writer Nicolaides and his decision to learn the African language Sango following the death of his father. The novel was originally published in 2002 in France as Les mots étrangers, …

21332. Poor Miss Finch

Wilkie Collins

Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins is a novel about a young blind woman who temporarily regains her sight while finding herself in a romantic triangle with two brothers.

21333. Black Easter

James Blish

Black Easter is a Nebula Award-nominated fantasy novel by James Blish in which an arms dealer hires a black magician to unleash all the Demons of Hell on earth for a single day. It was first published in 1968. The sequel is The Day After Judgment. Together, those two short …

21334. The Tree of Swords and Jewels

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

The Tree of Swords and Jewels is a 1983 fantasy novel by American science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It is the second of two novels in Cherryh's Ealdwood Stories series, the first being The Dreamstone. The series draws on Celtic mythology and is about Ealdwood, a …

21335. Move Under Ground

Nick Mamatas

Move Under Ground is a horror novel mashup by Nick Mamatas which combines the Beat style of Jack Kerouac with the cosmic horror of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. It is available as a free download via a Creative Commons license.

21336. Ginger You're Barmy

David Lodge

Ginger You're Barmy is a comic novel by David Lodge based on his experiences as a conscript to two years National Service in post-war Britain between August 1955 and August 1957.

21337. Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf

Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf is a short story in the Artemis Fowl book series by Eoin Colfer. It was published for World Book Day in 2004 and cost £1 in Britain, €1 in Europe or exchangeable for one World Book Day token. It was also published as one of the short stories in …

21340. I Had Seen Castles

Cynthia Rylant

I Had Seen Castles is a novella for young adults by the American writer and Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant. It is a story about a young American named John Dante who enthusiastically enlists in 1942 but soon comes to understand the horrors of war. It is an anti-war novel. It …

21341. Major Operation

James White

Major Operation is a 1971 science fiction book by author James White and is the third volume in the Sector General series. The book collects together a series of five short stories, all of which were originally published in New Worlds magazine.

21343. Mimi and Toutou Go Forth

Giles Foden

Mimi and Toutou Go Forth: The Bizarre Battle for Lake Tanganyika is the fourth book by author Giles Foden. It was published in 2004 by Michael Joseph. The United States edition, published in 2005 by Knopf, is entitled Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure: The Bizarre Battle of Lake …

21345. Perfekcyjna niedoskonałość

Jacek Dukaj

Perfect Imperfection: First third of progress is a science fiction novel published in 2004 by the Polish science fiction writer Jacek Dukaj as the first part of a planned trilogy. It was published in Poland by Wydawnictwo Literackie. The novel received the prime Polish award for …

21349. Shroud of Shadow

Gael Baudino

Shroud of Shadow is a novel written by Gael Baudino in 1994. It is the third in the Strands of Starlight tetralogy. The other novels are Strands of Starlight, Maze of Moonlight, and Strands of Sunlight.

21350. No Time Like Show Time

Michael Hoeye

No Time Like Show Time is a children's fantasy mystery novel by Michael Hoeye, first published in 2004. It is the third book in the Hermux Tantamoq series, which includes Time Stops for No Mouse,The Sands of Time, and Time to Smell the Roses.

21353. The King's Last Song

Geoff Ryman

The King's Last Song is a novel by Canadian author Geoff Ryman. It was first published in 2006 by HarperCollins in the UK. It was published in the United States in 2008 by Small Beer Press.

21355. Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls

Bennett Madison

Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls is a 2005 young adult mystery novel written by Bennett Madison. It introduces the reluctant girl-sleuth of Halo City, Lulu Dark. Its sequel is Lulu Dark and the Summer of the Fox, published in 2006.

21356. A Greek-English Lexicon

Henry George Liddell

A Greek–English Lexicon is a standard lexicographical work of the Ancient Greek language.

21359. Absolute Zero

Helen Cresswell

Absolute Zero is a 1978 children's novel by Helen Cresswell, the second book in the Bagthorpe Saga.

21360. Vanilla Ride

Joe R. Lansdale

Vanilla Ride is a crime fiction novel written by American author Joe R. Lansdale. It is the eighth book in the Hap and Leonard series. Published in 2009, it is the first in the book in the series since Captains Outrageous in 2001.

21361. Born Fighting

James Webb

Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America is a book by Jim Webb published in 2004. It is a personal view of the Scots-Irish in the United States. Webb maintains that Scots-Irish attitudes form the bedrock of American society, especially among the working class. Webb's …

21363. Irish Gold

Andrew Greeley

Irish Gold is the first of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley. The title "Irish Gold", is referring to the gold allegedly accepted by Roger Casement in order to finance the resistance against the English …

21365. The Snow Empress

Laura Joh Rowland

The Snow Empress is a 2007 mystery novel written by Laura Joh Rowland, set in the Genroku of historical Japan It is the 12th book in the Sano Ichiro series. It combines a murder mystery with a portrayal of the strained, and often xenophobic relations between the Japanese rulers …

21369. The Door Through Space

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Door Through Space is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It is not part of her Darkover book series, but Darkover is mentioned in passing in the book; and many Darkover elements appear in the book. It was first published in book form in English by Ace Books in …

21370. Kirlian Quest

Piers Anthony

Kirlian Quest is the 3rd book of the Cluster Series published in 1978 that was written by Piers Anthony.

21371. Viscous Circle

Piers Anthony

Viscous Circle is the 5th book of the Cluster Series published in 1982 that was written by Piers Anthony.

21372. Key Trilogy Box Set

Nora Roberts

Fate brings three women together for a chance to unlock their deepest desires in this collection that includes all three novels in the Key Trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.Legend has it that the souls of three demigoddesses have been locked in a …

21375. The Spoils of War

Alan Dean Foster

The Spoils of War is a book published in 1993 that was written by Alan Dean Foster.

21376. The Between

Tananarive Due

The Between is the first novel by writer Tananarive Due. It was nominated for the 1996 Bram Stoker Award. Part horror novel, part detective story and part speculative fiction, "The Between" is a mix of genres. Yet it is no hybrid. It is a finely honed work that always engages …

21377. The Whale Road

Robert Low

The Whale Road is the first novel of the four-part Oathsworn series by Scottish writer of historical fiction, Robert Low, released on 1 August 2007 through Harper. The début novel was well received.

21379. The Stones Are Hatching

Geraldine McGaughrean

The Stones Are Hatching is a young adult fantasy novel by Geraldine McCaughrean first published in November 1999 by Oxford University Press. It recounts the adventures of Phelim Green and his companions as they try to prevent the Stoor Worm from waking.

21380. What Would Joey Do?

Jack Gantos

What Would Joey Do? is a 2003 novel in a series by Jack Gantos about the character, Joey Pigza. The title is a play on the Christian phrase "What would Jesus do?", which Mrs. Lapp, Joey's homeschooling tutor, asks him at her doorstep on every visit. The phrase is also a mirror …

21381. Dangerous Kiss

Jackie Collins

Dangerous Kiss is a 1999 novel by Jackie Collins and the fifth novel in her Santangelo novels series.

21382. America Is in the Heart

Carlos Bulosan

America Is in the Heart, sometimes subtitled A Personal History, is a 1946 semi-autobiographical novel written by Filipino American immigrant poet, fiction writer, short story teller, and activist, Carlos Bulosan. The novel was one of the earliest published books that presented …

21385. Bahamarama

Bob Morris

Bahamarama is a book written by Robert Morris.

21386. Uncharted Stars

Andre Norton

Uncharted Stars is a book published in 1969 that was written by Andre Norton.

21389. Counterfeit Son

Elaine M. Alphin

Counterfeit Son is a 2000 novel by Elaine Marie Alphin and was written for young adults. It received a 2001 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Young Adult Mystery. It is a psychological thriller.

21391. A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove

James Moloney

A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove is a novel by Australian author James Moloney. The novel features the life of a 15-year-old boy, Carl Matt, and his dysfunctional family, who begin to suffer from physical and emotional problems after his mother's disappearance.

21393. Drop Dead Beautiful

Jackie Collins

Drop Dead Beautiful is a 2007 novel by Jackie Collins and the sixth novel in her Santangelo novels series. The story takes place in 2000.

21394. Stargirl

Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl is a young adult novel written by American author Jerry Spinelli and first published in 2002. Stargirl was well received by critics, who praised the Stargirl character and the novel's overall message of nonconformity. It was a New York Times Bestseller, a Parents Choice …

21395. Three Stages of Amazement

Carol Edgarian

Three Stages of Amazement is a novel by Carol Edgarian. The novel reached the New York Times bestseller list in its first week of publication, O Magazine chose it as a Top Pick, and Indiebound selected it as a Pick of the Month.

21396. World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King

Christie Golden

Arthas: Rise of the Lich King is a novel by Christie Golden, the author of Star Trek and other Warcraft novels. The novel released on April 21, 2009.

21397. Now You See Me

S. J. Bolton

Now You See Me is a book written by S.J. Bolton.

21400. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Michael Lewis

As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us."The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they …



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