The most popular books in English
from 21801 to 22000

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.

21801. A Fish out of Water

Helen Palmer

A Fish out of Water is a 1961 American children's book written by Helen Palmer Geisel and illustrated by P. D. Eastman. The book is based on a short story by Palmer's husband Theodor Geisel, "Gustav, the Goldfish", which was published with his own illustrations in Redbook …

21802. The Pagan Christ

Tom Harpur

The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light is a 2004 best-selling non-fiction book by Tom Harpur, a former Anglican priest, journalist and professor of Greek and New Testament at the University of Toronto, which supports the Christ myth theory. W. Ward Gasque described him as …

21803. The Family Arsenal

Paul Theroux

The Family Arsenal is a novel by Paul Theroux originally published in 1976. It is a political thriller following the acts of a terrorist cell in London.

21805. Period Piece

Gwen Raverat

Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood is an autobiographical memoir by Gwen Raverat covering her childhood in late 19th Century Cambridge society. The book includes anecdotes about illustrations of, many of her extended family. As the author explains in the preface it is "a …

21806. Appassionata

Jilly Cooper

Appassionata is a book published in 1996 that was written by Jilly Cooper.

21807. Born to be Riled

Jeremy Clarkson

Born to be Riled is a non-fiction book, first published in 1999, written by British journalist and television presenter Jeremy Clarkson. In his fifth book "Born to be Riled", Clarkson laments the near-lunacy of drivers that he sees from his car and their lack of control of their …

21808. Currant Events

Piers Anthony

Currant Events is the twenty-eighth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony, and the first book in the second Xanth trilogy.

21809. Cycle of Violence

Colin Bateman

Cycle of Violence, also known as Crossmaheart, is the first stand-alone novel by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, released on 13 November 1995 through HarperCollins. The novel follows a journalist named Miller and his appointment in the hostile town of Crossmaheart; it was …

21810. Orpheus Emerged

Jack Kerouac

Orpheus Emerged is a novella written by Jack Kerouac in 1945 when he was at Columbia University. The novella was discovered after his death and published in 2002. Orpheus Emerged chronicles the passions, conflicts, and dreams of a group of bohemians searching for truth while …

21812. Not on Our Watch

Don Cheadle

An Academy Award-nominated actor and a renowned human rights activist team up to change the tragic course of history in the Sudan--with readers' help. While Don Cheadle was filming Hotel Rwanda, a new crisis had already erupted in Darfur, in nearby Sudan. In September 2004, …

21814. Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems

William Carlos Williams

Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems is a 1962 book of poems by the American modernist poet/writer William Carlos Williams. It was Williams's final book, for which he posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1963. Two previously-published collections of poetry are …

21815. Outside Valentine

Liza Ward

Outside Valentine is the 2004 debut novel of American author Liza Ward, the granddaughter of two of the victims of spree killer Charles Starkweather. The book was first published on August 12, 2004 through Picador and is told from the perspective of Caril Ann Fugate, …

21817. The Corpse in Oozak's Pond

Charlotte MacLeod

Corpse in Oozak's Pond is an Edgar Award nominated book written by Charlotte MacLeod.

21818. The Ring of Charon

Roger MacBride Allen

The Ring of Charon is a science fiction book by American writer Roger MacBride Allen, first published in 1990 by Tor Books. It is the first in a series of three books under the name of The Hunted Earth. The story unfolds as an unknown alien race captures Earth with the use of a …

21819. The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: …

Ronald Hutton

The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy is a book of religious history and archaeology written by the English historian Ronald Hutton, first published by Blackwell in 1991. It was the first published synthesis of the entirety of pre-Christian …

21820. Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective

Peter L. Berger

Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective is a book on sociology by Dr. Peter L. Berger, published in 1963. In Invitation to Sociology Berger sets out the intellectual parameters and calling of the scientific discipline of sociology. Many of the themes presented in this …

21821. Dogland

Will Shetterly

Dogland is a fantasy novel by Will Shetterly, a fantasy and comic book writer. Published in June 1997, it is the novel Shetterly is most proud of. Dogland placed thirteenth in the annual Locus poll for best fantasy novel. The story is based on his own childhood and a business …

21822. Prester John

John Buchan

Prester John is a 1910 adventure novel by John Buchan. It tells the story of a young Scotsman named David Crawfurd and his adventures in South Africa, where a Zulu uprising is tied to the medieval legend of Prester John. Crawfurd is similar in many ways to Buchan's later …

21823. The Princess Casamassima

Henry James

The Princess Casamassima is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1885-1886 and then as a book in 1886. It is the story of an intelligent but confused young London bookbinder, Hyacinth Robinson, who becomes involved in radical politics …

21824. Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith

Andrew Wilson

The life of Patricia Highsmith was as secretive and unusual as that of many of the best-known characters who people her "peerlessly disturbing" thrillers and short stories. Yet even as her work has found new popularity in the last few years, the life of this famously elusive …

21825. City on Fire

Walter Jon Williams

City on Fire is an arcanepunk novel by Walter Jon Williams, first published in 1997 and nominated for the Nebula Award in 1997 and the Hugo Award in 1998. It is the sequel to 1995's Metropolitan.

21826. Dead Water

Barbara Hambly

Dead Water is a book published in 2004 and written by Barbara Hambly.

21827. Gladiator-At-Law

edited by Frederik Pohl

Gladiator-At-Law is a satirical science fiction novel by Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth. It was first published in 1955 by Ballantine Books and republished in 1986 by Baen Books.

21828. The Shadow Factory

James Bamford

The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America is a book on the National Security Agency by author James Bamford.

21829. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter

Tom Bissell

Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter is a 2010 non-fiction book by journalist and critic Tom Bissell discussing the social relevance and importance of video games as well as defending the medium against detractors. Bissell takes a slightly ambivalent stance towards the cultural …

21831. Cursed in the Blood

Sharan Newman

Cursed in the blood is a book published in 1998 that was written by Sharan Newman.

21834. Survival!

Gordon Korman

Survival! is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1984. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Fantasy and Science Fiction, If, Imagination, Fantastic, Infinity Science Fiction, Future …

21835. Trust Me

John Updike

Trust Me is a collection of short stories by John Updike, first published in 1987.

21836. The Friendly Persuasion

Jessamyn West

The Friendly Persuasion is an American novel published in 1945 by Jessamyn West. It was adapted as the motion picture Friendly Persuasion in 1956. The book consists of 14 vignettes about a Quaker farming family, the Birdwells, living near the town of Vernon in southern Indiana …

21837. The Book of the Dun Cow

Walter Wangerin

The Book of the Dun Cow is a fantasy novel by Walter Wangerin, Jr.. It is loosely based upon the beast fable of Chanticleer and the Fox adapted from the story of "The Nun's Priest's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The Book was named The New York Times Best …

21838. The Foreigner

Francie Lin

The Foreigner is a crime thriller and debut novel by author Francie Lin. The novel was published on May 27, 2008 and won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

21839. The Siege of Mecca

Yaroslav Trofimov

The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Qaeda is a non-fiction book by Wall Street Journal correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov about the 1979 Grand Mosque Seizure in Mecca. Hundreds of Islamic radicals led by Saudi preacher Juhayman …

21840. The Wandering Arm

Sharan Newman

The wandering arm is a book published in 1995 that was written by Sharan Newman.

21842. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the …

21843. Alone with the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of …

Ramsey Campbell

Alone with the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell 1961–1991 is a collection of fantasy and horror stories by author Ramsey Campbell. Released in 1993 in an edition of 3,834 copies, it was the author's fourth collection of stories to be published by Arkham House. …

21845. The Disunited States of America

Harry Turtledove

The Disunited States of America is an alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is a part of the Crosstime Traffic series, and takes place in an alternate world where the U.S. was never able to agree on a constitution and continued to govern under the Articles of …

21846. Arthur Rex

Thomas Berger

Arthur Rex: A Legendary Novel is a 1978 novel by American author Thomas Berger. Berger offers his own take on the legends of King Arthur, from the heroic monarch's inauspicious conception, to his childhood in bucolic Wales, his rise to the throne, his discovery of the great …

21847. A thousand tomorrows

Karen Kingsbury

A Thousand Tomorrows is the first book in the Cody Gunner series by Karen Kingsbury.

21848. Passage at Arms

Glen Cook

Passage at Arms is a book published in 1985 that was written by Glen Cook.

21851. Piece of Cake

Derek Robinson

Piece of Cake is a 1983 novel by Derek Robinson which follows a fictional Royal Air Force fighter squadron through the first year of World War II, and the Battle of Britain. It was later made into a television series. Although a work of fiction, the novel purports to be as …

21852. The Spirit of St. Louis

Charles Lindbergh

The Spirit of St. Louis is an autobiographical account by Charles Lindbergh about the events leading up to and including his 1927 solo trans-Atlantic flight in the Spirit of St. Louis, a custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane. The book was published on September 14, …

21853. A Foreign Policy of Freedom

Ron Paul

A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship is a 2007 compilation of floor speeches to the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Ron Paul. They covered a 30-year period and addressed foreign policy. The book was published as an accompaniment to his …

21854. Doctor Sally

P. G. Wodehouse

Doctor Sally is a short novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on April 7, 1932 by Methuen & Co., London. In the United States, it was serialised in Collier's Weekly from July 4 to August 1, 1931 under the title The Medicine Girl, and was included …

21856. The Mysterious Stranger

Mark Twain

The Mysterious Stranger is the final novel attempted by the American author Mark Twain. He worked on it periodically from 1897 through 1908. The body of work is a serious social commentary by Twain addressing his ideas of the Moral Sense and the "damned human race". Twain wrote …

21859. Kick Ass

Carl Hiaasen

Kick Ass is the first of two books which highlight some of Carl Hiaasen's best columns in the newspaper Miami Herald. It was published in 1999, and followed by Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns.

21865. The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

Alice Dalgliesh

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, written by Alice Dalgliesh and illustrated by Helen Sewell, is children's novella based, according to the author's note, on a tall tale from Pennsylvania. It won a 1953 Newbery Honor award.

21867. Dance of the Dead

Christie Golden

Dance of the Dead is a fantasy horror novel by Christie Golden, set in the world of Ravenloft, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons game.

21868. The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton: Volume 1 - …

G. K. Chesterton

IN DEFENCE OF A NEW EDITION INTRODUCTION A DEFENCE OF PENNY DREADFULS A DEFENCE OF RASH VOWS A DEFENCE OF SKELETONS A DEFENCE OF PUBLICITY A DEFENCE OF NONSENSE A DEFENCE OF PLANETS A DEFENCE OF CHINA SHEPHERDESSES A DEFENCE OF USEFUL INFORMATION A DEFENCE OF HERALDRY A DEFENCE …

21873. Families and How to Survive Them

John Cleese

Families and How to Survive Them is a bestselling self-help book co-authored by the psychiatrist and psychotherapist Robin Skynner and the comedian John Cleese. It was first published in 1983, and is illustrated throughout by the cartoonist J. B. Handelsman. The book takes the …

21875. Faery in Shadow

Carolyn J. (Carolyn Janice) Cherryh

Faery in Shadow is a fantasy novel by science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Legend Books in August 1993 in trade paperback, and the first United States edition was published by Ballantine Books under its Del Rey Books …

21876. Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices

Brenda Love

The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices is a reference book by Brenda Love, first published in 1992, and having since had various republications.

21878. The Rains Came

Louis Bromfield

The Rains Came is a 1937 novel by Louis Bromfield.

21880. Blood Colony

Tananarive Due

Blood Colony is a novel by writer Tananarive Due. It is the third book in Due's African Immortals Series. It is preceded by My Soul to Keep and The Living Blood.

21881. The Quest for Fire

J.-H. Rosny

The Quest for Fire is a 1911 Belgian novel by "J.-H. Rosny", the pseudonym of two brothers; the author was likely the elder of the two, Joseph Henri Honoré Boex. It was first published in English in 1967. It was made into a feature film of the same name in 1981. The film stars …

21882. The Death of the West

Patrick J. Buchanan

The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Culture and Civilization is a 2001 book by paleoconservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan.

21883. Rosie Carpe

Marie NDiaye

Rosie Carpe is a 2001 novel by the French writer Marie NDiaye. It received the 2001 Prix Femina. It was originally published in France by Les Éditions de Minuit. The English translation by Tamsin Black was published in 2004 in the USA by the University of Nebraska press.

21884. A Taste for Death

Peter O'Donnell

A Taste for Death is the title of an action-adventure novel by Peter O'Donnell which was first published in 1969, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip several years earlier. It was the fourth novel to feature the character. The …

21885. The Walking Dead, Book 6

Robert Kirkman

The Walking Dead, Book 6 is a book written by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

21889. Resistance

Jeanne Kalogridis

Resistance is a Star Trek: The Next Generation novel set after Star Trek: Nemesis, aboard the USS Enterprise-E.

21890. Greyfax Grimwald

Niel Hancock

Greyfax Grimwald is a book published in 1977 that was written by Niel Hancock.

21891. On Directing Film

David Mamet

On Directing Film is a non-fiction book by American playwright and filmmaker David Mamet published in 1991.

21892. The Emperor's Snuff-Box

John Dickson Carr

The Emperor's Snuff-Box is a non-series mystery novel by mystery novelist John Dickson Carr. The detective is psychologist Dr. Dermot Kinross. The novel takes place in France and concerns a jeweled snuff-box in the shape of a pocket watch said to have belonged to Napoleon. A …

21893. Honor of the Clan

John Ringo

Honor of the Clan is a novel by John Ringo and Julie Cochrane, and is part of the Legacy of the Aldenata series, specifically a spin-off that features Michael O'Neal's daughters Cally and Michelle. Michelle has been raised off planet by the Indowy race, and has been trained in …

21896. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual …

Gardner Dozois

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual Collection is a science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois that was published in 1995. It is the 12th in The Year's Best Science Fiction series and won the Locus Award for best anthology.

21899. When Harlie Was One

David Gerrold

When HARLIE Was One is a 1972 science fiction novel by David Gerrold. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1972 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1973. The novel, a "fix-up" of previously published short stories, was published as an original paperback by …

21901. A Kind of Loving

Stan Barstow

A Kind of Loving is a novel by the English novelist Stan Barstow. It has also been translated into a film of the same name, a television series, a radio play and a stage play. A Kind of Loving was the first of a trilogy, published over the course of sixteen years, that followed …

21903. Headhunters

John King

Headhunters is the second novel by John King and, along with The Football Factory and England Away, comprises a trilogy of books that challenge the official position on subjects such as class, racism, sexism and patriotism in England. It was published in 1998. The main …

21904. The Courage to Heal

Ellen Bass

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse is a self-help book by poet Ellen Bass and Laura Davis that focuses on recovery from child sexual abuse and has been called "controversial and polarizing". The intent of the book is to provide a healing …

21908. Democracy and Education

John Dewey

Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education is a 1916 book by John Dewey. Dewey sought to at once synthesize, criticize, and expand upon the democratic educational philosophies of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Plato. He saw Rousseau's philosophy as …

21909. Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam

Gilles Kepel

Jihad The Trail of Political Islam is a book by French author and scholar Gilles Kepel. It was originally published in French in 2000 by Gallimard, with English translations by Anthony F. Roberts from Belknap Press in 2002 and I.B. Tauris in 2006. The book provides a detailed …

21910. A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich

Alice Childress

A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich is a 1973 young adult novel by Alice Childress.

21912. Sido

Colette

21913. Dogger

Shirley Hughes

Dogger is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes, published by The Bodley Head in 1977.

21914. Stone Cold

Robert Swindells

Stone Cold is a realistic young-adult novel by Robert Swindells, published by Heinemann in 1993. Set on the streets of London, the first-person narrative switches between Link, a newly homeless sixteen-year-old adjusting to his situation, and Shelter, an ex-army officer scorned …

21919. Gravitation

Charles W. Misner

In physics, Gravitation is a well-known compendium on Einstein's theory of gravity by Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, and John Archibald Wheeler, originally published by W. H. Freeman and Company in 1973. It is often considered the early "bible" of general relativity by …

21920. Hoka!

Poul Anderson

Hoka! is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson. It was first published by Wallaby in 1983. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

21922. The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wallpaper is a 6,000-word short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century …

21923. Deathstalker Coda

Simon R. Green

Deathstalker Coda is a book published in 2005 that was written by Simon R Green.

21926. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede

Bradley Denton

Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede is a 1991 comedic science fiction novel by Bradley Denton. It won the 1992 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

21928. Someday Angeline

Louis Sachar

Someday Angeline is a children's novel by Louis Sachar. A story about a girl named Angeline Persopolis who faces trouble at school because of her intelligence, it was originally released in 1983, but received a reprint in 2005 following Sachar's success with Holes.

21929. Lost Laysen

Margaret Mitchell

Lost Laysen is a novella written by Margaret Mitchell in 1916, although it was not published until 1996. Mitchell, who is best known as the author of Gone with the Wind, was believed to have only written one full book during her lifetime. However, when she was 15, she had …

21930. First Warning

Anne McCaffrey

First Warning is a fantasy or science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. It is the first book in the trilogy Acorna's Children, which is part of the Acorna Universe series that McCaffrey and Margaret Ball initiated in Acorna: The Unicorn Girl. First …

21931. Rules of Engagement: A Sir John Fielding Mystery

Bruce Alexander Cook

Rules of Engagement is the eleventh historical mystery novel about Sir John Fielding by Bruce Alexander. The manuscript was unfinished when Cook died in 2003, but his widow, Judith Aller, and writer John Shannon worked together to complete it.

21932. Blooded

Christopher Golden

Blooded is a novel written by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder, based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

21933. Phylogenesis

Alan Dean Foster

Phylogenesis is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. It is the first novel in Foster's Founding of the Commonwealth Trilogy. In Phylogenesis Foster begins to further expand the history of the founding of the Humanx Commonwealth which began in his 1982 novel Nor …

21934. The Last Heroes

W. E. B. Griffin

The Last Heroes is a book published in 1985 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

21937. Goliath

Steve Alten

Commander Rochelle "Rocky" Jackson is aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan when the "unsinkable" naval vessel and its entire fleet are attacked from the depths and sunk. As Rocky struggles to stay alive, a monstrous mechanical steel stingray surfaces, plowing through …

21938. The Farther Shore

Christie Golden

The Farther Shore is the second book of two of the "Homecoming" series. It takes place directly after the show's final episode, "Endgame".

21939. Starseed

Spider Robinson

Starseed is a science fiction novel by Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson. It first appeared in seven parts in Pulphouse Weekly in 1991. It is a sequel to Stardance and was published as a standalone novel later that. It was republished in 1997 as an omnibus edition with …

21940. One Day at a Time

Danielle Steel

One Day at a Time is a novel by Danielle Steel, published by Random House in February 2009. The book is Steel's seventy-seventh novel.

21942. Poor Little Bitch Girl

Jackie Collins

Poor Little Bitch Girl is the twenty-seventh novel by English novelist Jackie Collins. It was released on 4 October 2009 in the United Kingdom, and 9 February 2010 in the United States. The book stemmed from an idea that Collins was working on for a television series about …

21944. A darker place

Jack Higgins

A Darker Place is a book written by Jack Higgins. It's 16th book in Sean Dillon series.

21945. Love Medicine

Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine is Louise Erdrich’s first novel, published in 1984. Erdrich revised and expanded the novel for an edition issued in 1993, and then revised it again for the 2009 edition. The book explores 60 years in the lives of a small group of Chippewa living on the Turtle …

21948. The Discontinuity Guide

Paul Cornell

The Discontinuity Guide is a 1995 guidebook to the serials of the original run of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. The book was written by Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping and was first published as Doctor Who - The Discontinuity Guide on 1 July 1995 by …

21949. The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English …

21950. The Arctic Marauder

Jacques Tardi

Spectacular faux-woodcut vistas make Tardi’s groundbreaking “icepunk” story a retro classic. In its ongoing quest to showcase the wide range of Jacques Tardi’s bibliography, Fantagraphics reaches all the way back to one of his earliest, and most distinctive graphic novels: A …

21952. 101 Philosophy Problems

Martin Cohen

Now in its second edition, this ever-engaging, humorous and extremely popular book challenges readers to think philosophically about every day dilemmas. This fully updated new edition includes brand new problems, such as 'A Nasty Transplant' and the 'Three Embryos', from the …

21953. The Two Faces of January

Patricia Highsmith

Three of them are waiting. Rydal Keener is waiting for something exciting to happen in his grubby little Athens hotel. At forty-odd, Chester MacFarland has been waiting much longer, expecting his life of stock manipu­lation and fraud to catch up with him. And Colette, …

21954. Behind Closed Doors

Alina Reyes

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is an erotic adventure story in which the reader can choose what happens next. The book is divided into two halves(men read from one end,women the other)and each chapter gives a choice of sexual fantasies or 'doors'to open next.The story opens,in both …

21956. Blood Red, Snow White

Marcus Sedgwick

Blood Red, Snow White is a historical novel by Marcus Sedgwick published in 2007. It is a novel of the Russian Revolution, a fictionalised account of the time the author Arthur Ransome spent in Russia. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa Children's Book Award.

21957. The Assassination Bureau, Ltd

Jack London

The Assassination Bureau, Ltd is a thriller novel, begun by Jack London and finished after his death by Robert L. Fish. It was published in 1963. The plot follows Ivan Dragomiloff, who, in a twist of fate, finds himself pitted against the secret assassination agency he founded. …

21958. The Coming of the King

Nikolai Tolstoy

The Coming of the King: The First Book of Merlin is a 1988 historical fantasy novel by Nikolai Tolstoy drawing upon Arthurian legend and more broadly, Celtic and Germanic mythology. The novel is the first in an as-yet unfinished trilogy. Tolstoy is also the author of the 1985 …

21970. The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in October 1908 as The Roly-Poly Pudding. In 1926, it was re-published as The Tale of Samuel Whiskers. The book is …

21971. The Tale of Pigling Bland

Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Pigling Bland is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1913. The story describes the adventures of the pig of the title and how his life changes upon meeting a soul mate, in much the same way …

21975. Kingdoms of Elfin

Sylvia Townsend Warner

Kingdoms of Elfin is a short story collection by Sylvia Townsend Warner, published in 1977, a year before her death. The stories are an interconnected series of satirical fantasy stories detailing the manners of the fairy courts of Europe. It was Warner's last published work. …

21976. Summer in Algiers

Albert Camus

Summer in Algiers is a written work by Albert Camus.

21978. Patriotic Gore

Edmund Wilson

Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War is a 1962 book of historical and literary criticism written by Edmund Wilson. It consists of 26 chapters about the works and lives of almost 30 writers, including Ambrose Bierce, George Washington Cable‡, Mary …

21982. The Gnostics

Jacques Lacarrière

Gnostics have always sought to know” rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril. This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character, history, and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual quest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the …

21983. Quentin Durward

Walter Scott

Quentin Durward is a historical novel by Walter Scott, first published in 1823. The story concerns a Scottish archer in the service of the French King Louis XI.

21986. The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

Ayi Kwei Armah

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born is the debut novel by Ghanaian writer Ayi Kwei Armah. It was published in 1968. It tells the story of a nameless man who struggles to reconcile himself with the reality of post-independence Ghana.

21987. The Case Against the Fed

Murray Rothbard

The Case Against the Fed is a 1994 book by Murray N. Rothbard taking a critical look at the United States Federal Reserve, fractional reserve banking, and central banks in general. It details the history of fractional reserve banking and the influence that bankers have had on …

21988. A Tiger for Malgudi

R. K. Narayan

A Tiger for Malgudi is a 1983 novel by R. K. Narayan told by a tiger in the first person. Deeply moving is the attachment of the tiger to the monk and the monk's care for the tiger. R. K. Narayan consulted with noted tiger expert K. Ullas Karanth on the writing of this novel.

21996. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

21997. A Letter Concerning Toleration

John Locke

A Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke was originally published in 1689. Its initial publication was in Latin, though it was immediately translated into other languages. Locke's work appeared amidst a fear that Catholicism might be taking over England, and responds to the …

21998. Myths of the Near Future

J. G. Ballard

Myths of the Near Future is a short-story collection by J. G. Ballard, first published in 1982. It contains the following stories: "Myths of the Near Future" "Having a Wonderful Time" - Written in the form of postcards, the story chronicles a young couple who vacation on the …

21999. Saint Jack

Paul Theroux

Saint Jack is a 1973 novel by Paul Theroux and a 1979 film of the same name. It tells the life of Jack Flowers, a pimp in Singapore. Feeling hopeless and undervalued, Jack tries to make money by setting up his own bordello, and clashes with Chinese triad members in the process.



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