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.

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. Shadows in paradise

Erich Maria Remarque

A haunting classic from the author of All Quiet on the Western Front, Shadows in Paradise reveals the deepest scars of the men and women who experienced the Holocaust. After years of hiding and surviving near death in a concentration camp, Ross is finally safe. Now living in New …

21203. Laws of the Game: How the Principles of Nature …

Manfred Eigen

Spielen ist eine Kombination aus Glück und Verstand, die es den Mitspielern erlaubt, sich in eine vorteilhafte Position zu bringen, was im Regelfall wiederum auf Kosten der anderen Teilnehmer geschieht. Wie sehr dieses einfache Prinzip unser ganzes Sein bestimmt, davon ist in …

21209. 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 …

21210. Love in the Western World

Denis de Rougemont

In this classic work, often described as "The History of the Rise, Decline, and Fall of the Love Affair," Denis de Rougemont explores the psychology of love from the legend of Tristan and Isolde to Hollywood. At the heart of his ever-relevant inquiry is the inescapable conflict …

21211. 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 …

21213. 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.

21215. 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 …

21217. 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 …

21244. Boy

J. Bernlef

21276. Between Facts and Norms

Jürgen Habermas

Between Facts and Norms is a 1992 book on deliberative politics by the German political philosopher Jürgen Habermas. The culmination of the project that Habermas began with The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere in 1962, it represents a lifetime of political thought …

21278. 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 …

21283. The Road Into The Open

Arthur Schnitzler

A finely drawn portrayal of the disintegration of Austrian liberal society under the impact of nationalism and anti-semitism, The Road into the Open (Der Weg ins Freie, 1908) is a remarkable novel by a major Austrian writer of the early twentieth century. Set in fin-de-siècle …

21286. Negative Dialectics

Theodor W. Adorno

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

21300. Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages

Manuel Puig

Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages is a 1980 novel by Argentine novelist Manuel Puig. As in other works by Puig, the story is formally experimental, consisting of mostly unattributed dialogue, digressing into stories within stories. It also bears many of Puig favorite …

21308. The Dark Frigate

Charles Boardman Hawes

The Dark Frigate is a children's historical novel written by Charles Hawes. It won the 1924 Newbery Medal. It was the third, and final, novel written by Hawes, who died shortly before its publication.

21313. 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.

21317. The Anatomy of Revolution

Crane Brinton

The Anatomy of Revolution is a book by Crane Brinton outlining the "uniformities" of four major political revolutions: the English Revolution of the 1640s, the American, the French, and 1917 Russian Revolution. Brinton notes how the revolutions followed a life-cycle from the Old …

21318. If the War Goes On ...

Hermann Hesse

If the War Goes On: Reflections on War and Politics is a series of essays and other writings by the German-born Swiss author Hermann Hesse. It covers the period 1914 to 1948. Much of the book is critical of war and the German war effort, yet contains multifaceted accounts of …

21320. The Queen of the Swords

Michael Moorcock

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

21326. 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 …

21328. 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 …

21330. 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 …

21331. The Shore Road Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

The Shore Road Mystery is Volume 6 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. The plot centers on attempts by the Hardy Boys to catch a ring of car thieves stealing cars from the Shore Road. This book was written for the Stratemeyer …

21333. 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 …

21337. Dinotopia Lost

Alan Dean Foster

Dinotopia Lost is a book published in 1996 that was written by Alan Dean Foster.

21343. 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 …

21345. 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 …

21348. 45

Bill Drummond

45 is a non-fiction book by Bill Drummond, referred to by The Guardian as a "charmingly barking [mad] memoir". It collects various short stories written by Drummond between 1997 and 1998.

21350. 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, …

21356. 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 …

21357. 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.

21360. 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 …

21370. A Greek-English Lexicon

Henry George Liddell

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

21383. Breakpoint

Richard A. Clarke

Breakpoint is a cyberpunk science fiction novel by former United States intelligence and counterterrorism official Richard A. Clarke. It is his second novel. The book paints a dystopic prediction of the future.

21387. Buster's world

Bjarne Reuter

Buster's World is a book written by Bjarne Reuter.



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