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.

24402. 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

24403. Death to the French

C. S. Forester

Death to the French is a 1932 novel of the Peninsular War during the Napoleonic Wars, written by C. S. Forester, the author of the Horatio Hornblower novels. It was also published in the United States under the title Rifleman Dodd.

24404. The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam …

Ben Macintyre

The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief is a book by Ben Macintyre.

24405. In Search of a Distant Voice

Taichi Yamada

In Search of a Distant Voice is a novel by Japanese writer Taichi Yamada. It was first published in Japan in 1986, and was translated for English-language publication in 2006 by Michael Emmerich. The novel seems to be an elaboration on the dangers of emotional repression in …

24407. Real World Haskell

Bryan O'Sullivan

Real World Haskell is an O'Reilly Media book, ISBN 978-0-596-51498-3, about the Haskell programming language by Bryan O'Sullivan, Don Stewart, and John Goerzen and features a rhinoceros beetle as its mascot. It won a 2009 Jolt Award.

24408. 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, …

24409. Witch's Sister

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Witch's Sister is a book published in 1975 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

24413. Peppe the Lamplighter

Elisa Bartone

Peppe the Lamplighter is a book written by Elisa Bartone and illustrated by Ted lewin.

24415. Send me down a miracle

Han Nolan

Things used to be normal in Casper, Alabama. Charity Pittman was a regular fourteen-year-old, the perfect daughter, following in her preacher father's footsteps. But then Adrienne arrived, with her big-city ways and artsy ideas. Reverend Pittman thinks she's the devil incarnate. …

24421. Assemblers of Infinity

Kevin J. Anderson

Assemblers of Infinity is a science-fiction novel by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason. It first appeared in print in serialized form in the American magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact from September to December 1992 and was published in 1993 by Bantam Spectra. In 1994 it …

24422. 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 …

24423. The Ferguson Rifle

Louis L'Amour

The Ferguson Rifle is a novel set in early 19th-century America, written by Louis L'Amour.

24424. A Trumpet in the Wadi

Sammy Michael

A Trumpet in the Wadi is a 1987 novel by Sami Michael. It details a love story between a Russian Jewish immigrant and an Arab woman in the Wadi Nisnas of Haifa. The novel has been adapted for the stage five times in Israel, as well as for a film in 2001. The film version of the …

24428. Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that …

Arthur L. Herman

Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age is a book by Arthur Herman.

24431. Bloodbrothers

Richard Price

Bloodbrothers is a novel by Richard Price, first published in 1976. It recounts the story of an eighteen-year-old boy growing up in a working-class environment. It was adapted into a film of the same title two years later.

24432. The Gospel According to Judas

Jeffrey Archer

The Gospel According to Judas is a 2007 novella by Jeffrey Archer and Frank Moloney which presents the events of the New Testament through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

24434. The Little Red Caboose

Marian Potter

The Little Red Caboose is a children's book by Marian Potter and illustrated by Tibor Gergely, first published in 1953. It tells the story of a caboose who longs to be as popular as the steam engine at the front of the train, and gains the respect and admiration of all when it …

24436. Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 14 November 1883 by Cassell & Co., it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 …

24437. The Identity Matrix

Jack L. Chalker

The Identity Matrix is a 1982 science fiction novel written by Jack L. Chalker and published by Timescape Books. The work focuses on the body swap and enemy mine plot devices, as well as a background conflict between two powerful alien races.

24440. Trouble Magnet

Alan Dean Foster

Trouble Magnet is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book is the twelfth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx series. Although he is supposed to be searching for the planet-sized Krang weapons platform in the uninhabited Sagittarius sector, Flinx finds …

24442. Witch Ball

Linda Joy Singleton

Witch Ball is a book published in 2006 that was written by Linda Joy Singleton.

24446. Greener Grass: The Famine Years

Caroline Pignat

Greener Grass, published in 2009, is the second novel of Canadian author Caroline Pignat. The story revolves around a 14-year-old girl, Kit Byrne, living during the Great Famine of 1847 in Ireland. The Byrne family faces imminent eviction when their landlord, Lord Fraser, wants …

24451. Aztec

Gary Jennings

Aztec is a 1980 historical fiction novel by Gary Jennings. It is the first of five novels in the Aztec series.

24452. King Wren

Heinrich Mann

One of the greatest modern historical novels reissued on the Overlook Duckworth imprint; Young Henry of Navarre traces the life of Henry IV from the King's idyllic childhood in the mountain villages of the Pyrennes to his ascendance to the throne of France. Heinrich Mann's most …

24454. Pictures By JRR Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

This collection of pictures, with a revised text by Christopher Tolkien, provides an insight into Tolkien's visual conception of many of the places and characters familiar to readers of such books as "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion". Examples of his …

24455. A Shade of Difference

Allen Drury

A Shade of Difference is a 1962 political novel written by Allen Drury. It is the first sequel to Advise and Consent, for which Drury was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960, and is followed by Capable of Honor. The novel focuses on the politics among delegations to …

24458. The Elected Member

Bernice Rubens

The Elected Member is a Booker Prize-winning novel by Welsh writer Bernice Rubens.

24459. Social origins of dictatorship and democracy

Barrington Moore, Jr.

Social origins of dictatorship and democracy is a book written by Barrington Moore Jr.

24460. The Titan

Theodore Dreiser

The Titan is a novel written by Theodore Dreiser in 1914. It is Dreiser's sequel to The Financier.

24462. 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 …

24466. Barchester Towers

Anthony Trollope

Barchester Towers, published in 1857, is the second novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". Among other things it satirises the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began …

24467. Alongside Night

J. Neil Schulman

Alongside Night is a dystopian novel by science fiction writer J. Neil Schulman intended to articulate the principles of Agorism, a political philosophy created by Samuel Edward Konkin III, to whom Schulman dedicated the work. It was first published during 1979 by Crown …

24468. Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams

Nick Tosches

Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams is a biography of Dean Martin written by Nick Tosches. It draws heavily from interviews Tosches did with Jerry Lewis and Martin's second wife, and lifelong friend Jeanne Biegger. The story begins with the births of Martin's …

24471. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside

Doris Lessing

Prisons We Choose to Live Inside is a collection of five essays by the British writer Doris Lessing, which were previously delivered as the 1985 Massey Lectures.

24472. Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology

Paul Broks

Into the Silent Land is a collection of case studies and short tutorials on neuropsychology, which is the science of analyzing the relationship between personality, performance, and the anatomical and physiological structure of the brain. Fusing classic cases of neuropsychology …

24473. X-Ray

Ray Davies

X-Ray was Ray Davies' first major attempt to write prose outside of his musical career as founding member of the British rock band the Kinks. Robert Polito calls it an "experimental non-fiction" and describes Davies as "a prose stylist of Nabokovian ambition."

24475. 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 …

24477. Letters to Jenny

Piers Anthony

Letters to Jenny is a collection of letters written by Piers Anthony to Jenny Gildwarg, a 12-year-old girl who was run over by a drunk driver on Dec 9th, 1988. The book also contains news of Jenny's progress after the accident.

24478. To Live Again

Robert Silverberg

To Live Again is a 1969 science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg.

24479. The Clue of the Broken Blade

Franklin W. Dixon

The Clue of the Broken Blade is Volume 21 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by John Button in 1942. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

24482. Before the Fact

Anthony Berkeley Cox

Before the Fact is a novel by Anthony Berkeley writing under the pen name "Francis Iles". Iles' novel is experimental in that it is not a whodunit: It does not take long to determine the identity of the villain and his motives. According to Colin Dexter, Before the Fact is a …

24483. Paradise

Mike Resnick

Paradise is a book published in 1989 that was written by Mike Resnick.

24484. Two Planets

Kurd Lasswitz

Two Planets is an influential science fiction novel postulating intelligent life on Mars by Kurd Lasswitz. It was first published in hardcover by Felber in two volumes in 1897; there have been many editions since, including abridgements by the author's son Erich Lasswitz and …

24486. The Twinkie Squad

Gordon Korman

The Twinkie Squad is a children's novel written by Gordan Korman published in 1992. The story follows the mis-adventures of Armando "Commando" Rivera, a feisty, popular basketball-obsessed hotshot who often gets in trouble with bullies and teachers; and Douglas Fairchild, the …

24487. The Coming Race

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The Coming Race is an 1871 novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, reprinted as Vril, the Power of the Coming Race. Among its readers have been those who have believed that its account of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called "Vril" is accurate, to the extent …

24491. The Tightrope Men

Desmond Bagley

The Tightrope Men is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1973.

24493. 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 …

24495. Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That …

Ruy Castro

Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world. Songs such as The Girl from Ipanema (the fifth most frequently played song in the world), The Waters of March, and Desafinado are known around the world. Bossa Novaa number-one bestseller when originally …

24499. The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish …

Ernest Hemingway

The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War is a collection of works by Ernest Hemingway. It contains Hemingway's only full length play, The Fifth Column, which was previously published along with the First Forty-Nine Stories in 1938, along with four unpublished …

24501. 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 …

24503. Darkest Hour

Mark Chadbourn

Darkest Hour is a book published in 2000 that was written by Mark Chadbourn.

24505. Juniper Time

Kate Wilhelm

Juniper Time is a novel written by Kate Wilhelm.

24506. Shepherds of the Night

Jorge Amado

Shepherds of the Night is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1964 and published in English in 1967. Shepherds of the Night is really three long, interrelated short stories, sharing many of the same characters as well as bringing in characters from …

24509. The Shield Ring

Rosemary Sutcliff

The Shield Ring is a historical novel for children written by Rosemary Sutcliff and published in 1956. It is the last in a sequence of novels, chronologically started with The Eagle of the Ninth, loosely tracing a family of the Roman Empire, then Britain, and finally …

24510. The bay of noon

Shirley Hazzard

The Bay of Noon is a 1970 novel by the Australian author Shirley Hazzard. It was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010.

24511. The World in the Evening

Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood writes another quasi-fictional account of love, loss, and regret in 'The World in the Evening'. As in many Isherwood novels, the main character is caught in a contest between his personal egoism and the needs of friends and lovers. This novel has also been …

24512. Heartstones

Ruth Rendell

Heartstones is a novella by British author Ruth Rendell, published in 1987. It was also published by Longman in a special educational edition in 1990.

24514. The "Hitler Myth"

Ian Kershaw

The "Hitler Myth": Image and Reality in the Third Reich is a book by historian Ian Kershaw.

24520. Confessions of an Actor

Laurence Olivier

Confessions of an Actor is Laurence Olivier's autobiography. It was published in 1982, seven years before the actor's death.

24521. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

Dr. Les Parrott III

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before You Marry is a 1995 book by Leslie and Les Parrott, a married couple. The two have collaboratively written other books as well, including Becoming Soul Mates and The Marriage Mentor Manual. Saving Your Marriage …

24523. Tarzan and the Forbidden City

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Forbidden City is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twentieth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan.

24524. Deep Domain

Howard Weinstein

Deep Domain is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Howard Weinstein.

24525. The Covenant of the Crown

Howard Weinstein

The Covenant of the Crown is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Howard Weinstein.

24528. 24 Hour Comics

Steve Bissette

The challenge: create an entire 24-page comic book in 24 consecutive hours. Hundreds of cartoonists have taken this challenge, turning out works that were amazing, amusing, or revelatory. Four-time Harvey Award and Eisner Award winner Scott McCloud, comicdom's top theoretician …

24532. Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British …

24533. South Sea tales

Jack London

South Sea Tales (1911) is a collection of short stories written by Jack London. Most stories are set in island communities, like those of Hawaii, or are set aboard a ship.

24534. The Green Child

Herbert Read

The Green Child is the only completed novel by the English anarchist poet and critic Herbert Read. Written in 1934 and first published by Heinemann in 1935, the story is based on the 12th-century legend of two green children who mysteriously appeared in the English village of …

24535. Memos from Purgatory

Harlan Ellison

Memos from Purgatory is Harlan Ellison's account of his experience with kid gangs when he joined one to research them for his first novel, Web of the City. It also describes the author's experience during an overnight stay in prison.

24537. The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who …

24539. Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player

Anthony Holden

BIG DEAL is the mesmerising story of a year spent by bestselling biographer Anthony Holden in the tough world of the professional poker player. He spent days and nights in the poker paradise of Las Vegas, in Malta and Morocco, even shipboard, mingling with the legendary greats, …

24544. Bright Messengers

Gentry Lee

Bright Messengers is a book published in 1995 that was written by Gentry Lee.

24546. From Atlantis to the Sphinx

Colin Wilson

From Atlantis to the Sphinx is a work of non-fiction by British author, Colin Wilson, with the subheading Recovering the Lost Wisdom of the Ancient World. Wilson proposes in the text that the Great Sphinx of Giza was constructed by a technologically advanced people "nearly …

24547. Cold in July

Joe R. Lansdale

Cold in July is a 1989 crime novel written by American author Joe R. Lansdale.

24548. Act of Love

Joe R. Lansdale

Act of Love is a 1981 serial killer horror novel written by American author Joe R. Lansdale. This is Lansdale's first full length novel.

24549. Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul

Barbara Reynolds

Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul is a book written by Barbara Reynolds.

24551. The Sublime Object of Ideology

Slavoj Žižek

The Sublime Object of Ideology is a book by Slovenian philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek. The book, which Žižek believes to be one of his best, essentially thematizes the Kantian notion of the sublime in order to liken ideology to the experience of something that is …

24552. Take Back Your Government

Robert A. Heinlein

Take Back Your Government!: A Practical Handbook for the Private Citizen Who Wants Democracy to Work was an early work by Robert A. Heinlein. It was published in 1992 after his death in 1988. Originally entitled How to Be a Politician, the book was written in 1946 but never …

24553. Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories

Gina Berriault

Women in Their Beds is a short story collection by Gina Berriault. It received the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 1997 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

24556. Babylon 5: Personal Agendas

Al Sarrantonio

Personal Agendas is the eighth book in the series of original science fiction novels based on the Emmy Award-winning series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski. The book was written by Al Sarrantonio.

24557. The Purple Decades

Tom Wolfe

The Purple Decades: A Reader is a collection of the non-fiction writing of Tom Wolfe, published in 1982. The book contains 20 pieces of Wolfe's best-known writing.

24558. No Laughing Matter

Joseph Heller

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

24560. Mars Crossing

Geoffrey A. Landis

Mars Crossing is a science fiction novel by Geoffrey A. Landis about an expedition to Mars, published by Tor Books in 2000. The novel was a nominee for the Nebula award, and won the Locus Award for best first novel in 2001. The characters in the novel are members of the third …

24561. Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and …

Alan Brinkley

Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression is a book written by Alan Brinkley.

24562. 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 …

24565. Two Years Before the Mast

Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Two Years Before the Mast is a memoir by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., published in 1840, having been written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834. A film adaptation under the same name was released in 1946.

24570. The Age of Conversation

Benedetta Craveri

The Age of Conversation is a book by Benedetta Craveri.

24571. The Image of the Beast

Philip José Farmer

Image of the Beast is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer.

24572. Irish Lace

Andrew Greeley

Irish Lace is the second of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

24574. Monster Blood III

R. L. Stine

Monster Blood III is a book published in 1995 that was written by R. L. Stine.

24577. Cold in the Earth

Ann Granger

Cold in the Earth is Ann Granger's third Mitchell and Markby Mystery. Set in rural England, it is about three seemingly unconnected deaths which occur in quick succession in the fictitious town of Bamford in the Cotswolds. Chief Inspector Alan Markby and his team are …

24578. 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 …

24582. The Freedom Trap

Desmond Bagley

The Freedom Trap is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1971 with a cover by Norman Weaver. It was loosely based on the escape of George Blake from prison five years before. In 1973 it was made into a film entitled The Mackintosh Man, …

24583. Dream of Fair to Middling Women

Samuel Beckett

Dream of Fair to Middling Women is Samuel Beckett’s first novel. Written in English "in a matter of weeks" in 1932 when Beckett was only 26 and living in Paris, the clearly autobiographical novel was rejected by publishers and shelved by the author. It plays in the town of …

24584. Brazilian Adventure

Peter Fleming

Brazilian Adventure is a book by Peter Fleming about his search for the lost Colonel Percy Fawcett in the Brazilian jungle. Fawcett along with his son and another companion had disappeared while searching for the Lost City of Z in 1925. Fleming was working as literary editor for …

24590. 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 …

24594. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of …

Charles A. Beard

An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States is a 1913 book by American historian Charles A. Beard. It argues that the structure of the Constitution of the United States was motivated primarily by the personal financial interests of the Founding Fathers. …

24595. Mr Mulliner Speaking

P. G. Wodehouse

Mr Mulliner Speaking is a collection of nine short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published in the United Kingdom on April 30, 1929 by Herbert Jenkins, and in the United States on February 21, 1930 by Doubleday, Doran. All stories are narrated by the inexorable Mr …

24596. Demon Theory

Stephen Graham Jones

Demon Theory is a novel written by Native American author Stephen Graham Jones. The novel, which is written like a screenplay, was published in 2006 to stellar reviews.

24598. The Child Buyer

John Hersey

The Child Buyer is John Hersey's 1960 novel about a project to engineer super-intelligent persons for a project whose aim is never definitely stated. Told entirely in the form of minutes from a State Senate Standing Committee, it relates the story of the appearance and efforts …

24600. The Dog Said Bow-Wow

Michael Swanwick

"The Dog Said Bow-Wow" is a science fiction short story by American writer Michael Swanwick, published in 2001. It won the 2002 Hugo Award for Best Short Story and was nominated for the 2002 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. The Dog Said Bow-Wow is the title story of his 2007 …



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