The most popular books in English
from 22401 to 22600

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.

22401. The Autobiography of G.K. Chesterton - …

G. K. Chesterton

Here is a special two-in-one book that is both by G.K. Chesterton and about Chesterton. This volume offers an irresistible opportunity to see who this remarkable man really was. Chesterton was one of the most stimulating and well-loved writers of the 20th century. His 100 books, …

22402. A Struggle for Rome

Felix Dahn

Felix Dahn was a nineteenth century German Professor of Jurisprudence, as well as a historian, novelist and poet, who was greatly admired by his academic contemporaries for his grasp of the historical detail of the periods about which he wrote. He has been well served by this …

22404. The Wizard of Linn

A. E. van Vogt

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts. The digital images were cleaned and prepared for printing through automated …

22405. 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.

22408. The Sufis

Idries Shah

The Sufis is one of the best known books on Sufism by the writer Idries Shah. First published in 1964 with an introduction by Robert Graves, it introduced Sufi ideas to the West in a format acceptable to non-specialists at a time when the study of Sufism had largely become the …

22409. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit is a children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in December 1906. The book tells of a bad little rabbit who is fired upon by a hunter and loses his tail and whiskers. The book was …

22410. Cousin Henry

Anthony Trollope

Cousin Henry is a novel by Anthony Trollope first published in 1879. The story deals with the trouble arising from the indecision of a squire in choosing an heir to his estate. Of all Trollope's shorter novels, this one has been called one of his most experimental.

22412. Conceit

Mary Novik

"St Paul's cathedral stands like a cornered beast on Ludgate hill, taking deep breaths above the smoke. The fire has made terrifying progress in the night and is closing in on the ancient monument from three directions. Built of massive stones, the cathedral is held to be …

22416. Aya of Yop City

Marguerite Abouet

Aya of Yop City is a series of six bande dessinée albums written by Marguerite Abouet and drawn by Clément Oubrerie. The original French albums were published by Gallimard between 2005 and 2010. All six volumes have been translated into English by Drawn & Quarterly. Although …

22419. Flight Without End

Joseph Roth

Flight without End is a 1927 novel by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth.

22421. Game Over

David Sheff

Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children is a non-fiction book written by David Sheff and published by Random House, New York in 1993.

22426. Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and …

John Hopcroft

Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation is an influential computer science textbook by John Hopcroft and Jeffrey Ullman on formal languages and the theory of computation.

22427. The Man-Eater of Malgudi

R. K. Narayan

The Man-Eater of Malgudi is a 1961 Indian novel, written by R. K. Narayan.

22428. Virtually Normal

Andrew Sullivan

In a dizzyingly short period of time, homosexuality has gone from being the love that dare not speak its name to the one that shouts it. Refreshingly, in this wide-ranging discussion of the moral and political status of homosexuals, Sullivan, the gay former whizbang New Republic …

22429. Seeing Things

Seamus Heaney

Seeing Things is the ninth poetry collection by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. It was published in 1991. Heaney draws inspiration from the visions of afterlife in Virgil and Dante Alighieri in order to come to terms with the death of his father, …

22430. It’s a Battlefield

Graham Greene

It's a Battlefield is an early novel by Graham Greene, first published in the year 1934. Graham Greene later described it as his "first overtly political novel". Its theme, said Greene, is "the injustice of man's justice." Later in life, Greene classified his major books as …

22433. The Little Nugget

P. G. Wodehouse

The Little Nugget is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published in Munsey's Magazine in August 1913, before being published as a book in the UK on 28 August 1913 by Methuen & Co., London, and in the US on 10 January 1914 by W.J. Watt and Company, New York. An earlier …

22437. The Mad Man

Samuel R. Delany

The Mad Man is a sexually drenched literary novel by Samuel R. Delany, first published in 1994 by Richard Kasak. In a disclaimer that appears at the beginning of the book, Delany describes it as a "pornotopic fantasy". It was originally published in 1994, republished and …

22439. The Edge of the Cloud

K. M. Peyton

The Edge of the Cloud is a historical novel written for children or young adults by K. M. Peyton and published in 1969. It was the second book in Peyton's original Flambards trilogy, comprising three books published by Oxford with illustrations by Victor Ambrus, a series the …

22441. Grooming, gossip, and the evolution of language

Robin Dunbar

Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of language is a 1996 book by Robin Dunbar, arguing that language evolved from social grooming.

22443. The Origins of the Urban Crisis

Thomas Sugrue

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit, is the first book by historian and Detroit native Thomas J. Sugrue in which he examines the role race, housing, job discrimination, and capital flight played in the decline of Detroit. Sugrue argues that …

22445. A Long Short War

Christopher Hitchens

A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq is a collection of twenty two articles written by Christopher Hitchens for the online magazine Slate. The articles support the impending American led invasion of Iraq and were written between November 7, 2002 and April 18, 2003. …

22447. Child of Fortune

Norman Spinrad

Child of Fortune is a 1985 science fiction novel by the American author Norman Spinrad. Like his previous book The Void Captain's Tale, Child of Fortune takes place three or four thousand years in the future in a fictional universe called the Second Starfaring Age. It is a …

22448. The Year of the Hangman

Gary Blackwood

The Year of the Hangman is a young adult alternate history novel written by Gary Blackwood and published in 2002. It was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year in 2002.

22449. Iceworld

Hal Clement

Iceworld is a science fiction novel by author Hal Clement. It was published in 1953 by Gnome Press in an edition of 4,000 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding in 1951.

22455. Fat City

Leonard Gardner

Fat City is a novel by Leonard Gardner published in 1969. Though the only novel he published, its prestige has grown considerably since its publication to critical acclaim from the likes of Joan Didion and Walker Percy among others. The book is widely considered a classic of …

22461. Amaryllis Night and Day

Russell Hoban

Amaryllis Night and Day is a 2001 novel by Russell Hoban, incorporating elements of magic realism and romance.

22463. A Laodicean

Thomas Hardy

A Laodicean is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published in 1881, by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. Set in the more technologically advanced contemporaneous age, the plot exhibits devices uncommon for Hardy, such as falsified telegrams and faked photographs.

22471. The Silent World: A Story of Undersea Discovery and …

Jacques Cousteau

The Silent World is a 1953 book co-authored by Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Frédéric Dumas and edited by James Dugan. Although a French national, Cousteau wrote the book in English. Cousteau and Émile Gagnan designed, built and tested the first "aqua-lung" in the summer of …

22472. Skavenslayer

William King

Skavenslayer by William King is the second volume in the Gotrek and Felix series in the Warhammer Fantasy universe. It was first published in 1999 and a second edition was released in 2003. It was also included in Gotrek & Felix: The First Omnibus, released in 2006. It is …

22473. Trollslayer

William King

Trollslayer, a novel written by William King, is the first in a series of twelve books following the adventures of Gotrek and Felix, in the Warhammer Fantasy universe. The book is written in an episodic format, with each chapter featuring a different adventure with different …

22478. The Woven Path

Robin Jarvis

The Woven Path is the first book in the Tales from the Wyrd Museum series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1995.

22484. Euthyphro

Plato

22485. The Wellstone

Wil McCarthy

The Wellstone is a 2003 hard science fiction novel by Wil McCarthy. It was the first sequel to 2000's The Collapsium, starting what was to become a four-part Queendom of Sol series.

22489. A Hole in Texas

Herman Wouk

A Hole In Texas is a novel by Herman Wouk. Published in 2004, the book describes the adventures of a high-energy physicist following the surprise announcement that a Chinese physicist had discovered the long-sought Higgs boson. Parts of the plot are based on the aborted …

22490. Wheelers

Ian Stewart

Wheelers is a science fiction novel written by English mathematician Ian Stewart and reproductive biologist Jack Cohen, figures notable for both their personal scholarly work and numerous individual and collaborative contributions to the world of science fiction. The book was …

22491. Homegoing

edited by Frederik Pohl

Homegoing is a science fiction novel by American author Frederik Pohl, first published in 1989 by Easton Press. The novel was one of the nominees for the Locus SF Award, one of the awards of the Hugo Awards.

22492. Zen and the Brain

James H. Austin

Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness is a book authored by James H. Austin. First published in 1998, the book's aim is to establish links between the neurological workings of the human brain and meditation. The eventual goal would be to …

22495. Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light

MaryJanice Davidson

Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light is a science fiction novel by MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi.

22497. Niagara Falls, or Does It?

Henry Winkler

Niagara Falls, or Does it? is the first book in the Hank Zipzer series, written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson and published by Grosset & Dunlap.

22498. The Son of a Servant

August Strindberg

The Son of a Servant is the autobiographical novel of August Strindberg in four parts, published between 1886 and 1909.

22500. The Amazing Spider-man Nos. 1-10 & Amazing …

Stan Lee

When a young Peter Parker is given the fantastic powers of an arachnid, he must also deal with the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. Check out these stories of spectacular web-slinging adventure from Spidey's very beginning, including the tragic origin that started it …

22501. Crisis on Centaurus

Brad Ferguson

Crisis on Centaurus is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Brad Ferguson.

22502. Mutiny on the Enterprise

Robert E. Vardeman

Mutiny on the Enterprise is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Robert E. Vardeman.

22505. Switchers

Kate Thompson

Switchers is the first book of the Switchers Trilogy by Kate Thompson. Originally published in Ireland in 1994, it was first published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head in 1997. It introduces Tess and Kevin, the two main characters of the series. The story begins in Dublin, …

22506. I Will Repay

Baroness Emma Orczy

I Will Repay was written by Baroness Emmuska Orzcy and originally published in 1906, this is a sequel novel to the Scarlet Pimpernel. The second Pimpernel book written by Orzcy, it comes third in the series, after Sir Percy Leads the Band and before The Elusive Pimpernel.

22508. Icons of Evolution

Jonathan Wells

Icons of Evolution is a book by Jonathan Wells, an intelligent design advocate and fellow of the Discovery Institute, which also includes a 2002 video companion. In the book, Wells criticized the paradigm of evolution by attacking how it is taught. In 2000, Wells summarized the …

22509. The Pain and the Great One

Judy Blume

The Pain and the Great One is a children's picture book published in 1974, written by Judy Blume and illustrated by Irene Trivas. This is the only picture book written by Blume, though many of her other novels, notably The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo and Tales of a …

22512. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

John Bunyan

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, or The Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ to his Poor Servant John Bunyan is a Puritan spiritual autobiography written by John Bunyan. It was written while Bunyan was serving a twelve-year prison sentence in Bedford …

22516. Collected Stories of Ivan Bunin

Ivan Bunin

Collected Stories of Ivan Bunin is a book by Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin.

22518. The Case of the Constant Suicides

John Dickson Carr

The Case of the Constant Suicides, first published in 1941, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr. Like much of Dickson Carr's work, this novel is a locked room mystery, in addition to being a whodunnit. Unlike most of the other Dr. Fell novels, this story has a high humour …

22519. The Great Enigma

Tomas Transtromer

The Great Enigma is a 2004 collection of poetry by the Swedish writer Tomas Tranströmer. It consists of five poems in free format, followed by 45 haikus in eleven suites. It is one of the two collections Tranströmer has written after his 1990 stroke, and it was therefore written …

22521. Ion

Plato

22522. Alchemy

Margaret Mahy

Alchemy is a novel for older children by the New Zealand author Margaret Mahy.

22523. Down Among the Dead Men

Simon R. Green

Down Among the Dead Men is a book published in 1993 that was written by Simon R. Green.

22526. Ways of Dying

Zakes Mda

Ways of Dying is a novel by South African novelist and playwright Zakes Mda. The text follows the wanderings and creative endeavors of Toloki, a self-employed professional mourner, as he traverses an unnamed South African city during the nation's transitional period.

22530. A Fish Dinner in Memison

E R Eddison

A Fish Dinner in Memison is the second novel in the Zimiamvian Trilogy by Eric Rücker Eddison. The story consists of alternating sections set on Earth and in Zimiamvia. The Earth sections focus on the romance of Edward Lessingham and his wife Mary. The Zimiamvian sections …

22533. Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough

Clive Hamilton

Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough is a book written by Professor Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss, and was published in 2005. According to the book, Western society is addicted to overconsumption and this situation is unique in human history. Hamilton and Denniss argue …

22541. Wild Cards

George Martin

The first volume in the Wild Cards shared universe fiction series edited by George R. R. Martin. It was first published in 1987 and contained a dozen short stories establishing the Wild Cards universe, introducing the main characters and setting up plot threads that still …

22543. Taras Bulba

Nikolai Gogol

Taras Bulba is a romanticized historical novella by Nikolai Gogol. It describes the life of an old Zaporozhian Cossack, Taras Bulba, and his two sons, Andriy and Ostap. The sons study at the Kiev Academy and then return home, whereupon the three men set out on a journey to …

22546. Popism: The Warhol Sixties

Andy Warhol

Popism: The Warhol Sixties is a 1980 memoir by the American artist Andy Warhol. It was first published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. The book was co-authored by Warhol's frequent collaborator and long-time friend, Pat Hackett, and covers the years 1960-1969, focusing primarily …

22547. The Worthing Chronicle

Orson Scott Card

The Worthing Chronicle is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card set in the Worthing series. This book by itself is out of print having been published along with nine short stories in the collection The Worthing Saga.

22551. Chickenfeed

Minette Walters

Chickenfeed is a crime novella by English writer Minette Walters, published as part of the "Quick Reads", designed to promote literacy through short, simply written and fast moving stories.

22552. The Cossacks

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

This edition includes: The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Happy Ever After, and The Cossacks. Mortality was one of Tolstoy's most persistent themes, and all of the stories in this volume are connected by this preoccupation, along with the author's simultaneous attempt to help us improve …

22554. The Devil

Leo Tolstoy

"The Devil" is a novella by Leo Tolstoy. It was written in 1889, given an alternative ending in 1909, but published only posthumously in 1911. Like Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata, written around the same time, "The Devil" deals with the consequences of sexual emotion.

22556. The World at the End of Time

edited by Frederik Pohl

World at the End of Time is a 1990 hard science fiction novel by Frederik Pohl. It tells the parallel stories of a human and a plasma-based intelligence who manage to survive to the time near the heat death of the universe. The book is thus a combined work in speculative …

22563. The Kagonesti

Douglas Niles

The Kagonesti is a fantasy novel by Douglas Niles, set in the world of Dragonlance, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the first novel in the "Lost Histories" series. It was published in paperback in January 1995.

22564. A Calendar of Wisdom

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

A Calendar of Wisdom, or Path of life or A Cycle of Readings or Wise Thoughts for Every Day is a collection of insights and wisdom compiled by Leo Tolstoy between 1903 and 1910 that was published in three different editions. An English translation by Archibald J. Wolfe of the …

22565. Bone Black

Bell Hooks

Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood is a memoir by bell hooks. It details her childhood experiences as a poor, African American girl growing up against a background of racial segregation.

22566. Star Trek 1

James Blish

Star Trek 1 is a book published in 1967 that was written by James Blish.

22572. Wild Indigo

Sandi Ault

Wild Indigo is a Mary Higgins Clark Award winning book.

22573. All My Friends Are Dead

Avery Monsen

If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a …

22575. When Religion Becomes Evil

Charles Kimball

When Religion Becomes Evil is a book by Baptist minister Charles Kimball, published in 2002. Kimball is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University and also an Adjunct Professor in the Wake Forest Divinity School. In 2008, he became director of Religious …

22589. Air Battle Force

Dale Brown

Air Battle Force is a 2003 thriller novel written by Dale Brown.

22594. Indigo Blue

Cathy Cassidy

Indigo Blue is a 2005 children's novel written by British author Cathy Cassidy. The book is about a girl named Indigo and how her life changes as she, her mother and her baby sister Misti move to a new flat because of domestic violence.

22595. The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls

Elise Primavera

The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls is a children's novel written by Elise Primavera. The book was published by HarperCollins in 2006.



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