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.

24402. The Little Black Fish

Samad Bihrangi

The Little Black Fish is a well known children's book written by Samad Behrangi. The book was widely considered to be a political allegory, and was banned in pre-revolutionary Iran. Other than noticeable story, the original illustrations of the book by Farshid Mesghali in 1974 …

24435. A Season in the Life of Emmanuel

Marie-Claire Blais

A Season in the Life of Emmanuel is a French Canadian novel by Marie-Claire Blais, published in 1965. The novel centres on a large rural farm family in Quebec headed by domineering matriarch Antoinette, and depicts their lives around the time of the birth of Emmanuel, the …

24442. Vercoquin and the Plankton

Boris Vian

Vercoquin and the Plankton is a 1946 novel by the French writer Boris Vian, published by Éditions Gallimard.

24446. 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 …

24460. 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 …

24472. How to Read Donald Duck

Ariel Dorfman

How to Read Donald Duck is an early work critiquing popular cultural forms that has been labelled by some as communist propaganda written by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart. It discusses the impact of comic books featuring the Walt Disney Duck cartoon characters. The book was …

24486. Mauprat

George Sand

Mauprat is a novel by the French novelist George Sand about love and education. It was published in serial form in April and May 1837. Like many of Sand's novels, Mauprat borrows from various fictional genres- the Gothic novel, chivalric romance, the Bildungsroman, detective …

24496. 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 …

24497. Women of the Celts

Jean Markale

Historian Markale takes us deep into a mythical world where both man and woman become whole by realizing the feminine principle in its entirety. The author explores the rich heritage of Celtic women in history, myth, and ritual, showing how these traditions compare to modern …

24510. The Survivors of the Chancellor

Jules Verne

The Survivors of the Chancellor: Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger is an 1875 novel written by Jules Verne about the final voyage of a British sailing ship, the Chancellor, told from the perspective of one of its passengers.

24511. The Fur Country

Jules Verne

The Fur Country is an adventure novel by Jules Verne in The Extraordinary Voyages series, first published in 1873. The novel was serialized in Magasin d’Éducation et de Récréation from September 1872 to December 1873. The two-volume first original French edition and the first …

24519. No Passion Spent

George Steiner

George Steiner is one of the preeminent essayists and literary thinkers of our era. In this remarkable book he concerns himself with language and the relation of language to literature and to religion. Written during a period when the art of reading and the status of a text have …

24529. Colonialism and Neocolonialism

Jean-Paul Sartre

Colonialism and Neocolonialism by Jean-Paul Sartre is controversial and influential critique of French policies in Algeria. It argues for French disengagement from its former Overseas Empire and controversially defending the rights of violent resistance by groups such as the …

24549. History of Shit

Dominique Laporte

History of Shit is a 1978 book by French psychoanalyst Dominique Laporte. It uses an idiosyncratic method of historical genealogy derived from, among others, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Georges Bataille, and Michel Foucault, to show how the development of sanitation …

24553. 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 …

24555. Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and …

Dan Franck

A legendary capital of the arts, Paris hosted some of the most legendary developments in world culture -- particularly at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the flowering of fauvism, cubism, dadaism, and surrealism. InBohemian Paris,Dan Franck leads us on a vivid and …

24589. The social contract

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right by Jean-Jacques Rousseau is a book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on …

24590. 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 …

24591. 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 …

24593. Sa Femme or the Other Woman

Emmanuèle Bernheim

Set in Paris, this novel explores the intricate psychology of adulterous relationships. Claire, a doctor, meets a married man and before long they become lovers. Together only for snatched moments, Claire fills the days apart with imaginings of his life with "sa femme" - the …

24595. Three exemplary novels

Miguel de Unamuno

'No Spanish voice was heard during the fifty years of his active intellectual life which could compare with his in the strength of his passion nor in the profound seriousness with which he challenged every complacency...The central idea in all his fiction is the struggle to …

24596. La Folle De Chaillot

Jean Giraudoux

THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT, originally written to protest thoughtless urban renewal, has remained remarkably up-to-date. When it was first revived, the actor Georges Wilson wrote, "It is a prophetic play in the sense that the dangers denounced more than twenty years ago have …

24598. El Diablo En LA Cabeza

Bernard-Henri Lévy

PREMIO MEDICIS 1984. 155 PAGINAS. Cinco visiones del mundo le son propuestas al lector para aproximarle a Benjamín C. el protagonista. Es la historia de una vida que encierra todas las vidas en un largo discurso itinerante para una generación que perdió sus ilusiones asediada …

24599. Marguerite Duras: A Life

Laure Adler

Laure Adler contacted Marguerite Duras in the 1970s, after finding consolation from one of her novels after the death of her child, and they became friends. Years later, she became Duras' official biographer, and they embarked on two years of tape-recorded conversations. The …

24600. Niebla/Abel Sanchez

Miguel de Unamuno

Niebla/Abel Sanchez is a book written by Miguel de Unamuno.



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