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.

24602. 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 …

24604. 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 …

24606. 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 …

24608. 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 …

24609. 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 …

24624. The Age of Conversation

Benedetta Craveri

The Age of Conversation is a book by Benedetta Craveri.

24637. 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 …

24639. 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 …

24645. Vercoquin and the Plankton

Boris Vian

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

24647. 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 …

24673. 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 …

24687. 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 …

24695. Bodyguard of Lies

Anthony Cave Brown

On June 6, 1944-D-Day-six thousand Allied ships, the largest fleet in history, arrived off the French coast to begin the liberation of Europe. To their enormous relief, the Allies had obtained complete tactical surprise; the Nazi eagle slept. D-Day, which could have been one of …

24698. 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 …

24706. 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 …

24711. 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.

24712. 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 …

24718. 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 …

24719. Anime Explosion! The What? Why? & Wow! Of …

Patrick Drazen

Anime Explosion! The What? Why? & Wow! Of Japanese Animation is a book of essays about anime written by Patrick Drazen. It was published on January 1, 2002 by Stone Bridge Press. The first half of the book defines "what anime is, what it is not, and more important, how it …

24729. 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 …

24732. Life's Lottery

Kim Newman

Life's Lottery is a speculative fiction novel by Kim Newman, published in 1999. Loosely connected to Newman's The Quorum, Life's Lottery is written in second-person and invites the reader to assume the role of the protagonist, an Englishman named Keith Marion, and make decisions …

24739. Our Sunshine

Robert Drewe

Our Sunshine is a 1991 novel about Ned Kelly by Australian writer Robert Drewe. It later served as a source of information for the 2003 film Ned Kelly, directed by Gregor Jordan and starring Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Naomi Watts.

24741. The Asutra

Jack Vance

The Asutra is a book published in 1973 that was written by Jack Vance.

24745. 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 …

24751. 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 …

24754. Scorpius

John Gardner

Scorpius, first published in 1988, is the seventh novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton and in the United States by Putnam.

24756. Ladysmith

Giles Foden

Ladysmith is Giles Foden’s second novel. It was published in 1999 by Faber and Faber.

24760. 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 …

24765. Proud Helios

Melissa Scott

Proud Helios is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel written by Melissa Scott.

24780. So This Is How It Ends

Tui T. Sutherland

So This Is How It Ends is a post apocalyptic fantasy novel by Tui T. Sutherland. It is the first book in the Avatars Trilogy. It is followed by Shadow Falling.

24782. The Thief Queen's Daughter

Elizabeth Haydon

The Thief Queen's Daughter is the second book in The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme series by Elizabeth Haydon. It was released in July 2007. The book is illustrated by Jason Chan.

24798. 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 …

24800. 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 …



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