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.

22401. An Outline of Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud

An Outline of Psychoanalysis is a work by Sigmund Freud. Returning to an earlier project of providing an overview of psychoanalysis, Freud began writing this work in Vienna in 1938 as he was waiting to leave for London. By September 1938 he had written three-quarters of the …

22402. The Meeting at Telgte

Günter Grass

A group of leading intellectuals from all parts of Germany gather in 1647 for the purpose of strengthening the last remaining bond within a divided nation-its language and literature-as the Thirty Years' War comes to an end. Afterword by Leonard Forster. Translated by Ralph …

22404. The Changeling

William Rowley

"The next good mood I find my father in, I'll get him quite discarded"With these chillingly offhand words, Beatrice-Joanna, the spoilt daughter of a powerful nobleman, plots to get rid of the family servant who has crossed her once too often. The Changeling remains one of the …

22405. A Village Romeo and Juliet (Oneworld Classics)

Gottfried Keller

Inspired by the suicides of two real-life sweethearts, this impassioned novel evokes the overwhelming beauty of young love and nature but is ultimately pessimistic about the possibility of such beauty surviving in the real world. Although it attracted controversy when it was …

22406. Royal Highness

Thomas Mann

Royal Highness is the delightfully ironic tale of a small, decadent German duchy and its invigoration by the intellect and values of an independent-minded American woman. Peopled with a range of characters from aristocrat to artisan, Royal Highness provides a microcosmic view of …

22407. Rain

Karen Duve

An international bestseller already translated into nine languages, Karen Duve's disturbing and hilarious debut is not for the squeamish-or anyone with snail phobia. When Leon Ulbricht lands a contract to write a gangster's memoirs and moves into his dream home in a small East …

22408. Dungeon Monstres, Vol. 1: The Crying Giant

Joann Sfar

Welcome to the branch of Dungeon focusing on the great adventures of secondary characters presented by leading guest artists. In this volume, Alcibiades the wizard’s giant eye cannot stop crying, flooding the entire dungeon. They must find the Giant who gave his eye to remedy …

22409. You Are There

Jacques Tardi

The satirical masterpiece that ushered in the graphic novel era to European comics, finally available in English―the beginning of an ambitious publishing project introducing one of Europe’s most beloved cartoonists to American audiences. One of the earliest full-length, …

22411. On Love and Death

Patrick Süskind

In ON LOVE AND DEATH, Patrick Suskind reveals the hidden source of his mesmerizing fiction: an obsession with the darkly erotic link between love and death. In this witty and thought-provoking meditation on the two elemental forces of human existence, he brilliantly draws on …

22414. The Ignorance of Blood

Robert Wilson

The Ignorance of Blood is the final novel in Robert Wilson's Javier Falcón series, set in Seville.

22440. 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.

22452. The Nature of Space and Time

Stephen Hawking

The Nature of Space and Time is a book that documents a debate on physics and the philosophy of physics between the British theoretical physicists Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking . The book was published by Princeton University Press in 1996. The event that is featured in the …

22461. Some Like It Hot

Zoey Dean

Some Like It Hot is a novel in the "A-List" series by Zoey Dean. It was released in 2006 by Little, Brown.

22462. 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.

22463. Those Who Walk in Darkness

John Ridley

Those Who Walk in Darkness is a novel by John Ridley, published in May 2003. It details the life of a member of an elite police task force in Los Angeles that hunts down superhumans known as metanormals. It was followed in 2006 by a sequel, What Fire Cannot Burn.

22464. Exiles

James Joyce

Exiles is a play by James Joyce. It draws on the story of "The Dead", the final short story in Joyce's story collection Dubliners, and was rejected by W. B. Yeats for production by the Abbey Theatre. Its first major London performance was in 1970, when Harold Pinter directed it …

22468. The American religion

Harold Bloom

The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation is a book by literary critic Harold Bloom, in which he covers the topic of religion in the United States from a perspective which he calls religious criticism. Religious denominations Bloom discusses include The …

22474. The Book of Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert

The Book of Frank Herbert is a collection of ten short stories written by science fiction author Frank Herbert. The first edition of this book contained cover art and interior artwork by Jack Gaughan. Three of the stories in this collection appeared here for the first time.

22485. Tarzan and the Golden Lion

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Golden Lion is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the ninth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a seven part serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly beginning in December 1922; and then as a complete novel by A.C. …

22486. Acts of God

James BeauSeigneur

Acts of God is the concluding novel of the Christ Clone Trilogy, written by James BeauSeigneur. This book primarily chronicles the Bowl Judgements as foretold in the Book of Revelation, as well as the institution of the Mark of the Beast, and the growing persecution of the …

22490. The Blue Octavo Notebooks

Franz Kafka

The Blue Octavo Notebooks is a series of eight notebooks written by Franz Kafka from late 1917 until June 1919. The name was given to them by Max Brod, Kafka's literary executor, to differentiate them from the regular quarto-sized notebooks Kafka used as diaries. Along with the …

22498. The Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther is an epistolary and loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774; a revised edition of the novel was published in 1787. Werther was an important novel of the Sturm und Drang period in German literature, and …

22501. 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 …

22502. 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.

22506. 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.

22507. Mutiny on the Enterprise

Robert E. Vardeman

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

22517. Collected Stories of Ivan Bunin

Ivan Bunin

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

22518. 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. Alchemy

Margaret Mahy

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

22522. 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.

22532. 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 …

22542. 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 …

22543. The Devil

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

"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.

22544. More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and …

John R. Lott Jr.

More Guns, Less Crime is a book by John Lott that says violent crime rates go down when states pass "shall issue" concealed carry laws. He presents the results of his statistical analysis of crime data for every county in the United States during 29 years from 1977 to 2005. The …

22549. City of Light, City of Dark

Avi

City Of Light, City Of Dark is a comic book novel written by Newbery Medal-winning author Avi, and was the first book ever to be illustrated by Brian Floca. Additional Spanish translations were done by Jose Aranda and Anthony Trujillo. The book's title is probably inspired by …

22555. 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.

22557. A Calendar of Wisdom

Leo Tolstoy

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 …

22558. Man on Fire

A. J. Quinnell

Man on Fire is a 1980 thriller novel by the English novelist Philip Nicholson, writing as A. J. Quinnell. The plot features his popular character Creasy, an American-born former member of the French Foreign Legion, in his first appearance.

22568. The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the …

Khaled Abou El Fadl

Khaled Abou El Fadl is a classically-trained Islamic jurist, an American lawyer and law professor, and one of the most important Islamic thinkers today. In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening …

22571. So Totally Emily Ebers

Lisa Yee

So Totally Emily Ebers is Lisa Yee's third novel. It tells Emily Ebers's side of the story in Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time and Millicent Min, Girl Genius.

22590. 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.

22591. Ourika

Claire de Duras

Ourika is an 1823 novel by Claire de Duras, originally published anonymously.



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