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.

24803. 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 …

24805. 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 …

24806. 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 …

24808. Nude Men

Amanda Filipacchi

Nude Men is the 1993 debut novel by American writer Amanda Filipacchi. At age twenty-two, she wrote it as her thesis for Columbia University's graduate creative writing program. It was published by Viking in hardback and by Penguin in paperback, and was translated into 13 …

24809. The Outsider

Richard Wright

Wright presents a compelling story of a black man's attempt to escape his past and start anew in Harlem. Cross Damon is a man at odds with society and with himself, a man who hungers for peace but who brings terror and destruction wherever he goes.As Maryemma Graham writes in …

24813. Niebla/Abel Sanchez

Miguel de Unamuno

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

24824. Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

Beatrix Potter

Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, and published by Frederick Warne & Co. in December 1922. The book is a compilation of traditional nursery rhymes such as "Goosey Goosey Gander", "This Little Piggy" and "Three …

24833. The Age of Conversation

Benedetta Craveri

The Age of Conversation is a book by Benedetta Craveri.

24834. A House and Its Head

Ivy Compton-Burnett

A House and Its Head is a 1935 novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett. The main theme of the book is the family unit, and through this gender struggles are portrayed. Duncan Edgeworth's relationship with his wife Ellen can be seen as problematic from very early on, and it is even assumed …

24835. A Game of Hide and Seek

Elizabeth Taylor

A Game of Hide and Seek is a 1951 novel by Elizabeth Taylor. It is a very human, ordinary and yet very extraordinary story, set in England between WWI and WWII and focused mainly upon Harriet Claridge and Vesey Macmillan. The relationship between these two and the effect it has …

24841. Rulers of the Darkness

Harry Turtledove

Rulers of the Darkness by Harry Turtledove is the fourth book in the Darkness series.

24844. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories

Ida Fink

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories, written by Ida Fink, is a collection of fictional short stories relating various characters to the Jewish experience of the Holocaust. Originally written in Polish, it was translated by Madeline Levine and Francine Prose. The novel won the …

24846. 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 …

24851. 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 …

24862. The Last Opium Den

Nick Tosches

The Last Opium Den is an investigative journalism/travel book by Nick Tosches. It was originally an article in Vanity Fair, where Tosches is a contributing editor. Tosches travels the world seeking the titular establishment. He also spends time discussing the heroin/opium trade, …

24863. 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 …

24868. Half-Life

Aaron Krach

Half-Life is a debut novel by Aaron Krach. Published in 2004 by Alyson Books, the novel was nominated for a Violet Quill Award and was among the 2004 Lambda Literary Award finalists. It discusses young love, coping with death and the issues facing gay youth.

24870. 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 …

24871. 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 …

24872. 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 …

24884. Midnight's Mask

Paul S. Kemp

Midnight's Mask is a fantasy novel by Paul S. Kemp, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the third novel in "The Erevis Cale Trilogy". It was published in paperback in November 2005. The Erevis Cale Trilogy …

24891. 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 …

24894. The Ship of Ishtar

Abraham Merritt

The Ship of Ishtar is a fantasy novel by A. Merritt. Originally published as a magazine serial in 1924, it has appeared in book form innumerable times.

24903. Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love

Dan Rhodes

Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love is a short story collection by British author Dan Rhodes, first published in 2001 by Fourth Estate. It was the first book written by the author while he was living on London Road, Sheffield between 1996 and 1997, but was his second book …

24906. 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 …

24908. Marilyn: Norma Jean

Gloria Steinem

Marilyn: Norma Jean is a biography of Marilyn Monroe by feminist Gloria Steinem. Published in 1988, the book features pictures by photographer George Barris and thus evokes Norman Mailer's 1973 controversial biography Marilyn that also essentially is a long essay on Monroe added …

24913. Pieces of Modesty

Peter O'Donnell

Pieces of Modesty is a short story collection by Peter O'Donnell featuring his action heroine, Modesty Blaise, first published in 1972. It was O'Donnell's first such collection of stories. The stories featured in this collection are: "A Better Day to Die" "The Giggle-Wrecker" "I …

24914. Tarzan the Magnificent

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan the Magnificent is a book written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-first in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was originally published as two separate stories serialized in different pulp magazines; "Tarzan and the Magic Men" in Argosy from …

24929. 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 …

24934. In Other Worlds

A. A. Attanasio

In Other Worlds is a 1985 novel by A. A. Attanasio, the second in his Radix Tetrad. It contains humans, zōtl, Rimstalkers, other spatial dimensions, and time-travel/temporal distortion as do other novels in the Radix series, though they are re-envisioned. The book has been …

24939. Higher-Order Perl

Mark Jason Dominus

Higher-Order Perl: Transforming Programs with Programs, is a book about the Perl programming language written by Mark Jason Dominus with the goal to teach Perl programmers with a strong C and Unix background how to use techniques with roots in functional programming languages …

24941. Dark Visions

Stephen King

Dark Visions is a 1989 horror fiction compilation, with three short stories by Stephen King, three by Dan Simmons, and one by George R. R. Martin. The book has also been issued, with the same seven stories, under the titles Dark Love, The Skin Trade, and Night Visions 5. Two of …

24947. The Snow

Caroline B. Cooney

The Snow is a book published in 1990 that was written by Caroline B. Cooney.

24951. 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 …

24964. 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 …

24974. The Great Redwall Feast

Brian Jacques

The Great Redwall Feast was written by Brian Jacques and illustrated by the well-known Redwall artist Christopher Denise. It was published in 1996.

24980. Burning Tower

Larry Niven

Burning Tower is a fantasy novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. It is a sequel to The Burning City, set some years after that novel concluded. It was published in 2005.

24986. The Optimist's Daughter

Eudora Welty

The Optimist's Daughter is a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winning 1972 short novel by Eudora Welty. It concerns a woman named Laurel, who travels to New Orleans to take care of her father, Judge McKelva, after he has surgery for a detached retina. He fails to recover from the …

25000. Yes Please

Amy Poehler

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Do you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade? Do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter on Saturday Night Live, and in movies like Baby Mama, Blades of …



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