The most popular books in English
from 24401 to 24600

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.

24401. A Sport of Nature

Nadine Gordimer

A Sport of Nature is a 1987 novel by the South African writer Nadine Gordimer.

24402. A New Life

Bernard Malamud

A New Life is a semi-autobiographical campus novel by Bernard Malamud first published in 1961. It is Malamud's third published novel.

24403. The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine …

Michael Moorcock

The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the 20th Century: A Romance is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. It is part of his long running Jerry Cornelius series. It was first published in 1976 by Quartet Books in the UK.

24405. Mrs. Roberto

Van Reid

Mrs. Roberto is a book published in 2003 that was written by Van Reid.

24407. Rapture

David Sosnowski

Rapture is a 1996 novel by David Sosnowski. The overarching story of this book deals with the effects on society when normal people begin sprouting angelic wings. The story follows two main characters; Alexander 'Zander' Wiles is a petty crook suffering from acute agoraphobia, …

24408. The Rise of the West: A History of the Human …

William H. McNeill

The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community is a book by Canadian and University of Chicago historian William Hardy McNeill, first published in 1963 and enlarged with a retrospective preface in 1991. Its first edition won the U.S. National Book Award in History and …

24409. The Turn of the Screw

Henry James

The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its original content, the novella became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often …

24410. Dragons of War

Christopher Rowley

Dragons of War is a fantasy novel written by Christopher Rowley. The book is the third in the Dragons of the Argonath series that follows the adventures of a human boy, Relkin, and his dragon, Bazil Broketail as they fight in the Argonath Legion’s 109th Marneri Dragons. When a …

24411. In the Heat of the Night

John Ball

In the Heat of the Night is a 1965 novel by John Ball set in the community of Wells, South Carolina. The main character is a black police detective named Virgil Tibbs passing through the small town during a time of bigotry and the civil rights movement. The novel is the basis of …

24415. The Empty Chair

Diane Duane

The Empty Chair is a book published in 2006 that was written by Diane Duane.

24416. The Afterlife

Donald Antrim

A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceIn the winter of 2000, shortly after his mother's death, Donald Antrim began writing about his family. In pieces that appeared in The New Yorker and were anthologized in Best American Essays, Antrim explored his intense and complicated …

24417. Steel Gauntlet

David Sherman

Steel Gauntlet is the third novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. In Steel Gauntlet, St. Cyr, a maniacal sadist who has reinvented the doctrine of armored warfare has taken control of the planet Diamunde, and 34th FIST is …

24418. A love of my own

E. Lynn Harris

A love of my own is a 2002 novel written by E. Lynn Harris.

24419. Feather Boy

Nicky Singer

Feather boy is a novel by Brighton-based author Nicky Singer; it was first published in 2002 by HarperCollins, under the Collins imprint. The story is about Robert Nobel, a boy who despairs of his newly divorced parents. Robert is the butt of classroom jokes and a victim of …

24421. The Ballad of Beta-2

Samuel R. Delany

The Ballad of Beta-2 is a 1965 science fiction novel by Samuel R. Delany The book was originally published as Ace Double M-121, together with Alpha Yes, Terra No! by Emil Petaja. The first stand alone edition was published in 1971. In 1977 a corrected edition came out, in a …

24422. Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of …

John Curran [director]

Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making is an Edgar Award nominated book.

24423. British Summertime

Paul Cornell

British Summertime is a science fantasy novel by Paul Cornell, first published by Gollancz in 2002. It is Cornell's second novel to be published. It is notable for its use of Christian and Gnostic themes; realistic contemporary settings, principally around Bath, Somerset; and …

24425. The Bull and the Spear

Michael Moorcock

The Bull and the Spear is a book published in 1973 that was written by Michael Moorcock.

24426. Juniper Time

Kate Wilhelm

Juniper Time is a novel written by Kate Wilhelm.

24427. The Haw Lantern

Seamus Heaney

The Haw Lantern is a collection of poems written by Irish poet Seamus Heaney, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Several of the poems—including the sonnet cycle "Clearances"—explore themes of mortality and loss inspired by the death of his mother, Margaret …

24428. Debt

David Graeber

Now in paperback: David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there …

24430. Heresy

Anselm Audley

Heresy is a book published in 2001 that was written by Anselm Audley.

24431. The House by The Thames

Gillian Tindall

The House by The Thames: and the people who lived there is a 2006 book by British writer Gillian Tindall. A second edition was released in 2007 by Pimlico

24432. The Malcontenta

Barry Maitland

The Malcontenta is a 1995 Ned Kelly Award winning novel by the Australian author Barry Maitland.

24433. Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Sam Harris

For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times …

24434. The Enlightenment, Vol. I: An Interpretation the …

Peter Gay

The eighteenth-century Enlightenment marks the beginning of the modern age, when the scientific method and belief in reason and progress came to hold sway over the Western world. In the twentieth century, however, the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its …

24435. Fool for Love

Sam Shepard

Fool for Love is a play written by American playwright/actor Sam Shepard. Some critics consider the play part of a quintet which includes Shepard's Family Trilogy: Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, and True West. The quintet concludes with Fool for Love and A Lie of the …

24438. The Lightning of August

Jorge Ibargüengoitia

Los relámpagos de agosto was the first novel written by Mexican author Jorge Ibargüengoitia. Published for the first time in 1964, it parodies the memories written by veterans of the 1910 Mexican Revolution and the armed revolts that continued to destabilize the country for the …

24445. Puzzles of the Black Widowers

Isaac Asimov

Puzzles of the Black Widowers is a collection of mystery short stories by American author Isaac Asimov, featuring his fictional club of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in January 1990, and in paperback by Bantam Books the …

24447. East and West: China, Power, and the Future of Asia

Christopher Patten

East and West is a 1998 book by the British politician Christopher Patten about his experiences as the last governor of Hong Kong. In this book, he attempts to provide insights into the last years of British colonial rule in Hong Kong, and defends his decision of introducing the …

24448. Port of Saints

William S. Burroughs

Port of Saints is a novel by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs. First published in 1973, it was the last major work Burroughs wrote during his self-imposed exile in Europe during the late 1960s and early 1970s. One of Burroughs' shorter novels, the book utilizes …

24450. The Search for Roots

Primo Levi

The Search for Roots: A Personal Anthology is a compilation of thirty pieces of prose and poetry selected by Italian-Jewish author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi as part of an abortive project by his original Italian publisher Einaudi to identify the texts which most …

24451. The Laughter of Carthage

Michael Moorcock

The Laughter of Carthage is the second novel in the Pyat Quartet tetralogy of novels by Michael Moorcock. It was first published in 1984 by Secker & Warburg. It was written in tandem, one during the day, and one at night, with the second novel in the Von Bek series, The City …

24455. Can't Pay? Won't Pay!

Dario Fo

Can't Pay? Won't Pay! is play originally written in Italian by Dario Fo. Regarded as Fo's best-known play internationally after Morte accidentale di un anarchico, it had been performed in 35 countries by 1990. Considered a Marxist, political farce, it is one of Fo's most famous …

24456. The Theory of Communicative Action

Jürgen Habermas

The Theory of Communicative Action is a 1981 book by Jürgen Habermas, in which he continues his project set out in On the Logic of the Social Sciences of finding a way to ground "the social sciences in a theory of language." The two volumes are Reason and the Rationalization of …

24458. No Laughing Matter

Joseph Heller

No Laughing Matter is a 1986 book co-authored by Joseph Heller and Speed Vogel.

24460. Philosophical Explanations

Robert Nozick

Philosophical Explanations is a 1981 metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical treatise by Robert Nozick.

24467. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the …

David Brion Davis

Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World is a book by American cultural and intellectual historian David Brion Davis, published by Oxford University Press in 2006. It recounts the history of slavery in a global context. It was praised widely as a full and …

24468. Dark Universe

Daniel F. Galouye

Dark Universe is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Daniel F. Galouye, first published in 1961. It is currently in publication by Victor Gollancz Ltd as a collector's edition. The book was nominated for a Hugo award in 1962.

24470. Alien Harvest

Robert Sheckley

Alien Harvest is a book published in 1995 that was written by Robert Sheckley,.

24471. I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can

Barbara Gordon

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can is a memoir written by Barbara Gordon.

24477. Ride the Tiger

Julius Evola

Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul is a 1961 book by Italian Traditionalist philosopher Julius Evola. The first English translation was published by Inner Traditions in 2003. In Ride the Tiger, Evola argues that the modern world has become totally …

24480. The Thirteenth Tribe

Arthur Koestler

The Thirteenth Tribe is a 1976 book by Arthur Koestler, in which he advances the thesis that Ashkenazi Jews are not descended from the historical Israelites of antiquity, but from Khazars, a Turkic people. Koestler's hypothesis is that the Khazars migrated westwards into Eastern …

24484. The Manticore's Secret

Samit Basu

The Manticore's Secret is the second novel in Indian fantasy author Samit Basu's GameWorld trilogy.

24485. Psychomech

Brian Lumley

Psychomech is a horror novel written by Brian Lumley and published by Panther Books in 1984. This book is approximately 334 pages in length and focuses on the events in the life of Richard Garrison, a corporal in the British Royal Military Police, after meeting Thomas Schroeder, …

24487. The Hidden Harbor Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

The Hidden Harbor Mystery is Volume 14 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate in 1935, purportedly by Leslie McFarlane; however, the writing style is noticeably different from other …

24488. The Barracks

John McGahern

The Barracks was the first novel by Irish writer John McGahern. Critically acclaimed when it was published in 1963, it won the AE Memorial Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and the Macauley Fellowship. The Barracks is set in a police barracks similar to the one McGahern …

24493. The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved

Sandor Ellix Katz

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements is a 2003 book by food activist Sandor Katz that examines how contemporary food production differs drastically from our recent past. The author challenges the corporate food industry as well as …

24512. The Blue Star

Fletcher Pratt

The Blue Star is a fantasy novel written by Fletcher Pratt, the second of his two major fantasies. It was first published by Twayne Publishers in 1952 in the fantasy anthology Witches Three, a volume that also included Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife and James Blish's "There Shall …

24513. The Promised Land - 1912

Mary Antin

The Promised Land is the 1912 autobiography of Mary Antin. It tells the story of her early life in what is now Belarus and her immigration to the United States in 1894. The book focuses on her attempts to assimilate into the culture of the United States. It received very …

24516. The Final Battle

William C. Dietz

The Final Battle is a military science fiction novel by William C. Dietz, first published by Ace Books in 1995. This is the second book in the 9 book legion series by Dietz. The Confederacy is threatened by an uprising of the Hudathans, an unfeeling reptilian race that has built …

24521. Miau

Benito Pérez Galdós

Miau is a realistic novel by Spanish writer Benito Pérez Galdós, released in 1888. It tells a story about a middle-low class family of Madrid in the 19th century. The main character is Ramón Villaamil, an ex-employée from the Ministry of Economy and Finance. He lives with his …

24532. Avoidance

Michael Lowenthal

Avoidance is a 2002 novel by Michael Lowenthal. It was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2003. Avoidance explores the topics of child sexual abuse, hebephilia and pederasty. It is also about social conventions and mores, and ways in which they depend on environment and …

24537. The Boo

Pat Conroy

The Boo was the first book by writer Pat Conroy. Written when Conroy was newly graduated from The Citadel in 1970, it is a collection of letters, short stories, and anecdotes about Lt. Colonel Thomas "The Boo" Courvoisie. As Commandant of Cadets at the Citadel, Courvoisie was a …

24547. Red Midnight

Ben Mikaelsen

When guerrilla soldiers strike Santiago's village, they destroy everything in their path -- including his home and family. Santiago and his four-year-old sister escape, running for their lives. But the only way they can be truly safe is to leave Guatemala behind forever. So …

24548. Hugo Pepper

Paul Stewart

Hugo Pepper is a children's book written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

24552. Traces

Stephen Baxter

Traces is a collection of short stories written by British sci-fi author Stephen Baxter. Unlike similar collections such as Vacuum Diagrams and Phase Space, it is not related to any particular series by Baxter. The book contains the following short stories: "Traces" "Darkness" …

24555. The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the …

Charles Clover

The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat is a book by journalist Charles Clover about overfishing. Clover, a former environment editor of the Daily Telegraph and now a columnist on the Sunday Times, describes how modern fishing is destroying …

24569. 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 …

24570. The Watsons

Jane Austen

A Penguin Classics edition of three lesser-known Austen works, including Lady Susan, the basis for Whit Stillman's feature film Love and Friendship starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny These three short works show Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary …

24572. Tierra del Fuego

Francisco Coloane

âFrancisco Coloane is the Jack London of our times.â âAlvaro MutisThese spellbinding stories of adventure and discovery are populated with explorers, fortune hunters, revolutionaries, seafarers, shipâs captains, and smugglers. But the undeniable protagonist in all nine stories …

24573. Ice moon

Jan Costin Wagner

Only a week after losing his wife, a distraught Detective Kimmo Joentaa returns to work to join a murder inquiry. It is the case of a woman smothered in her sleep—a curiously tranquil death, it seems, and one with no motive—and Kimmo becomes obsessed. The only clues are a …

24581. The Fierce and Beautiful World

Andrei Platonov

The Fierce and Beautiful World is a book written by Andrei Platonov.

24595. Flight Without End

Joseph Roth

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



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