The most popular books in English
from 25201 to 25400

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.

25202. The Best Intentions

Ingmar Bergman

In the acclaimed filmmaker's fictional account of his parents' tormented courtship, Henrik, a poor divinity student, and Anna, the pampered daughter of a bourgeois family face family objections to their love. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

25203. The MLA Style Manual

Achert & Gibaldi

The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing is the third edition of The MLA Style Manual, first published by the Modern Language Association of America in 1985. It is an academic style guide widely used in the United States, Canada, and other countries, providing …

25204. Too Far To Go: The Maples Stories

John Updike

Too Far to Go is a collection of short stories by the American author John Updike published in 1979 in conjunction with the showing of a two-hour television movie on the NBC network with Blythe Danner, Michael Moriarty, Kathryn Walker and Glenn Close. The linked stories focus …

25205. The Toll Bridge

Aidan Chambers

The Toll Bridge is a young adult novel by Aidan Chambers. Seventeen-year-old Piers leaves home to be a toll bridge keeper. He meets Tess and Adam. Piers is trying to escape the pressures of suffocating parents and a possessive girlfriend. Adam is a charismatic wayfarer who shows …

25206. The Benson Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Benson Murder Case is the first novel in the Philo Vance series of mystery novels by S.S. Van Dine, which became a best-seller.

25213. The Golden Keel

Desmond Bagley

The Golden Keel is the debut novel by English author Desmond Bagley, first published in 1963. Written in the first person narrative, the introductory biography of the protagonist is closely patterned after that of the author.

25214. Phantom Lady

Cornell Woolrich

Phantom Lady is a crime novel written by American author Cornell Woolrich under the pseudonym "William Irish". It is the first novel Woolrich published under the William Irish pseudonym.

25215. Jaws of Darkness

Harry Turtledove

Jaws of Darkness by Harry Turtledove is the fifth book in the Darkness series.

25219. Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories

Sheridan Le Fanu

Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author J. Sheridan Le Fanu. It was released in 1945 and was the author's first book to be published in the United States. It was published by Arkham House in an edition of 2,026 copies. A …

25220. The Great Impersonation

E. Phillips Oppenheim

The Great Impersonation is a mystery novel written by E. Phillips Oppenheim and published in 1920. German Leopold von Ragastein meets his doppelganger, Englishman Everard Dominey, in Africa, and plans to murder him and steal his identity in order to spy on English high society …

25221. "Subtle is the Lord...": The Science and Life of …

Abraham Pais

"Subtle is the Lord...": The Science and Life of Albert Einstein is a book written by Abraham Pais.

25223. A Secular Age

Charles Taylor

A Secular Age is a book written by the philosopher Charles Taylor which was published in 2007 by Harvard University Press. The noted sociologist Robert Bellah has referred to A Secular Age as "one of the most important books to be written in my lifetime."

25224. Children of the Thunder

John Brunner

Children of the Thunder is a 1988 science fiction novel by John Brunner. The novel explores several themes: environment degradation of the modern world, paternal irresponsibility, and conservative tendencies in British politics. The latter may reflect that the book was written …

25225. A Different Flesh

Harry Turtledove

A Different Flesh is a collection of alternate history short stories by Harry Turtledove set in a world in which Homo erectus and various megafauna survived in the Americas instead of Native Americans. Turtledove was inspired to write the story by a Stephen Jay Gould article …

25226. Blade Runner (a movie)

William S. Burroughs

Blade Runner (a movie) is a science fiction novella by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs, first published in 1979. The novella began as a story treatment for a proposed film adaptation of Alan E. Nourse's novel The Bladerunner. A later edition published in the 1980s …

25227. Neil Gaiman's Only the End of the World Again

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman's Only The End of the World Again is a 2000 compilation of a serialized fantasy story published by Oni Press and originally appearing in Oni Double Feature #6-8 during 1998. The story was created and written by Neil Gaiman, adapted to comic by P. Craig Russell, …

25231. The First and Last Freedom

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The First and Last Freedom is a book by Jiddu Krishnamurti, originally published 1954.

25235. Enter the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Enter the Saint is a collection of three interconnected adventure novellas by Leslie Charteris first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton in October 1930, followed by an American edition by The Crime Club in April 1931. This was the second book featuring the …

25241. The Paper Men

William Golding

The Paper Men is a 1984 novel by British writer William Golding. The protagonist in the novel is Wilfred Barclay, a curmudgeonly writer who has a drinking problem, a dead marriage, and the incurable itches of middle-aged lust. Barclay is irritated by a young professor, Rick …

25242. Early Work

Patti Smith

Early Work is a poetry collection by Patti Smith, published in 1994.

25243. Henry VI, Part 3

William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 3 is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 1 Henry VI deals with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars …

25246. Neighbors

Thomas Berger

Neighbors is a 1980 novel by American author Thomas Berger. It is a satire of manners and suburbia, and a comment on emotional alienation with echoes of the works of Franz Kafka. Earl Keese’s character and situation begin realistically but become increasingly fantastic. Keese is …

25249. The Warriors

Sol Yurick

The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. The crowd of …

25250. Cult Movies

Danny Peary

Cult Movies is a 1981 book by Danny Peary, consisting of a series of essays regarding what Peary described as the 100 most representative examples of the cult film phenomenon. The films are presented in alphabetical order, with each chapter featuring a story synopsis for the …

25251. Boy Kills Man

Matt Whyman

Boy Kills Man is 2004 novel by British novelist Matt Whyman about child assassins in Medellin, Colombia.

25254. The Best of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick

The Best of Philip K. Dick is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Del Rey Books in 1977. Many of the stories had originally appeared in the magazines Planet Stories, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Space Science Fiction, Imagination, …

25255. The Ganymede Takeover

Philip K. Dick

The Ganymede Takeover is a 1967 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick and Ray Nelson. It is an alien invasion novel, and similar to Dick's earlier solo novel The Game-Players of Titan. Dick later admitted that The Ganymede Takeover was originally going to be a sequel to his …

25256. The Clue in the Embers

Franklin W. Dixon

The Clue in the Embers is Volume 35 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by John Almquist in 1955. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

25257. The Secret of Wildcat Swamp

Franklin W. Dixon

The Secret of Wildcat Swamp is Volume 31 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by William Dougherty in 1952. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were …

25260. C++ Primer

Stanley B. Lippman

C++ Primer is a book by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie and Barbara E. Moo meant for beginners to the C++ programming language.

25262. Vaporetto 13

Robert Girardi

Vaporetto 13 is a mystery novel set mainly in Venice, Italy, by Robert Girardi. The title refers to the Vaporetto, which is a motorized water taxi commonly used in Venice, Italy.

25263. Planet of Judgment

Joe Haldeman

Planet of Judgment is an early Star Trek novel, written in 1977 by Joe Haldeman. According to the author, he was approached for a two-book contract at the suggestion of Fred Pohl.

25266. Make your own damn movie!

Lloyd Kaufman

Make Your Own Damn Movie is both a book and a DVD set about Troma Entertainment and independent film in general.

25267. The Secret in the Old Lace

Carolyn Keene

The Secret in the Old Lace is the fifty-ninth volume in the Nancy Drew mystery series. It was first published in 1980 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. It is about how Nancy can solve a mystery about a lace cuff with hidden messages. She must then travel to Belgium to solve the …

25269. Drowning World

Alan Dean Foster

Drowning World is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster.

25272. Blood Contact

David Sherman

Blood Contact is the fourth novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. This book in the series follows Gunnery Sergeant Bass and the rest of 3rd Platoon, Company L, 34th FIST as they investigate a missing scientific team on the …

25274. The Privateer

James Doohan

The Privateer is the second of the three science fiction novels of the Flight Engineer by S. M. Stirling and James Doohan.

25277. The Wives of Bath

Susan Swan

The Wives of Bath is a novel by Susan Swan, inspired by her own childhood experiences at Havergal College in Toronto, Canada.

25279. The Troll's Grindstone

Elizabeth H. Boyer

The Troll's Grindstone is a book published in 1986 that was written by Elizabeth Boyer.

25281. Rufus M

Eleanor Estes

Rufus M. by Eleanor Estes is the third novel in the children's series known as The Moffats. Published in 1943, it was a Newbery Honor book. The title character is the youngest of four children growing up in a small town in Connecticut in 1918.

25284. The Wool-Pack

Cynthia Harnett

The Wool-Pack is a children's historical novel written and illustrated by Cynthia Harnett, published by Methuen in 1951. It was the first published of four children's novels that Harnett set in 15th-century England. She won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, …

25286. High Citadel

Desmond Bagley

High Citadel is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1965.

25291. Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara

James Gurney

Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara is a book published in 2007 that was written by James Gurney .

25293. Past Master

R. A. Lafferty

Past Master is a novel by science fiction writer R. A. Lafferty. It was first published in 1968, and was nominated for the 1968 Nebula award and the 1969 Hugo award. It is generally categorized as part of the New Wave of science fiction.

25298. When Clay Sings

Byrd Baylor

When Clay Sings is a book written by Byrd Baylor and illustrated by Tom Bahti.

25302. The Sea is Full of Stars

Jack L. Chalker

The Sea is Full of Stars is the ninth novel in the Well of Souls series by American author Jack L. Chalker.

25303. The Last Legends of Earth

A. A. Attanasio

The Last Legends of Earth is a 1989 science fiction novel by A. A. Attanasio, the fourth and final novel in his Radix Tetrad series. It contains the continuing story of the conflict between the humans, zōtl, Rimstalkers, other spatial dimensions, and time-travel/temporal …

25314. The Name of the Game Was Murder

Joan Lowery Nixon

Novelist Augustus Trevor has written a manuscript that reveals the darkest secrets of his guests. Whoever can solve Trevor's clues can have his story removed from the book. But when Trevor is bludgeoned to death, the survivors (along with the reader) are challenged to find both …

25315. The Myth of Mental Illness

Thomas Stephen Szasz

The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct is a 1961 book by Thomas Szasz, who questions psychiatry's foundations and argues against the tendency of psychiatrists to label people who are "disabled by living" as mentally ill. It received much …

25318. First the Egg

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

First the Egg is a New York Times bestselling children's picture book written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, published by Roaring Book Press in 2007. It was a Caldecott Honor Book in 2008 and also appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books list …

25319. The ABC Bunny

Wanda Gag

The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gág is a children's alphabet book which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1934. The book is illustrated by the author in black and white, and hand lettered by her brother Howard. The music for the "ABC Song", included as a score in the book, was composed by …

25320. Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe

Bette Greene

Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe is a children's novel written by Bette Greene that was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1975. The book was published in 1974 by Puffin Books. It is the first of three novels to feature protagonist Beth Lambert and her friend Philip Hall. The …

25321. Hobgoblin

John Coyne

Hobgoblin by John Coyne is a 1981 horror novel about Scott Gardiner, a teenaged boy who becomes obsessed with Hobgoblin, a fantasy roleplaying game based on Irish mythology, as his life in the game and in reality slowly blend.

25322. And Chaos Died

Joanna Russ

And Chaos Died is a science fiction novel by Joanna Russ, perhaps the genre's best-known feminist author. Its setting is a dystopian projection of modern society, in which Earth's population has continued to grow, with the effects somewhat mitigated by advanced technology. The …

25328. Take Me Out

Richard Greenberg

Take Me Out is a 2002 play by American playwright Richard Greenberg originally staged by Donmar Warehouse, London, with The Public Theater. It premiered Off-Broadway on September 5, 2002, at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, and made its Broadway debut on February 27, 2003, at the …

25333. The Holy War

John Bunyan

The Holy War Made by King Shaddai Upon Diabolus, to Regain the Metropolis of the World, Or, The Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul is a 1682 novel by John Bunyan. This novel, written in the form of an allegory, tells the story of the town "Mansoul". Though this town …

25340. Castle Richmond

Anthony Trollope

Castle Richmond is the third of five novels set in Ireland by Anthony Trollope. Castle Richmond was written between 4 August 1859 and 31 March 1860, and was published in three volumes on 10 May 1860. It was his tenth novel. Trollope signed the contract for the novel on 2 August …

25343. What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of …

Julian Baggini

What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life is a book by Julian Baggini.

25344. Ancient, My Enemy

Gordon R. Dickson

Ancient, My Enemy is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Doubleday in 1974. The stories originally appeared in the magazines If, Astounding, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Space Stories and Fantasy and Science Fiction.

25349. Direct Descent

Frank Herbert

Direct Descent is a short science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. It was based on the short story "Pack Rat Planet" published in 1954 in Astounding Science-Fiction.

25351. The Dark Imbalance

Sean Williams

The Dark Imbalance is a 2001 science fiction novel by Sean Williams and Shane Dix. It is the third novel in the Evergence series and is preceded by The Dying Light which was published in 2000. It follows the story of Morgan Roche who has been given the task to protect mankind …

25352. Dragon of the Lost Sea

Laurence Yep

Dragon of the Lost Sea is a fantasy novel by Chinese-American author Laurence Yep. It was first published in 1982 and is the first book in his Dragon series. Having already written several books, Yep had wanted to adapt Chinese mythology into a fantasy form for some time, and …

25353. The Maestro

Tim Wynne-Jones

Burl Crow hasn't had many breaks in his young life. His father is a manipulative lout with a dangerous temper; his mother, worn down by years of abuse, now resorts to her little helpers to get her through the days. Then he meets Nathaniel Orlando Gow, the Maestro, and in just …

25357. Queen Zixi of Ix

Lyman Frank Baum

Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak is a children's book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Frederick Richardson. It was originally serialized in the early 20th-century American children's magazine St. Nicholas from November 1904 to October 1905, and was …

25360. Hung Out

Margaret Weis

Hung Out is a book published in 1998 that was written by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin.

25361. Dragonsword

Gael Baudino

Dragonsword is a novel written by Gael Baudino and published in 1988. It is the first in the Dragonsword Trilogy. The other novels are Duel of Dragons and Dragon Death. According to the author, after completing an unfinished manuscript and fleshing it out to roughly double its …

25362. The Good That Men Do

Andy Mangels

The Good That Men Do is a Star Trek: Enterprise relaunch novel, which was released in March 2007.

25367. Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, …

Laura Ingraham

Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN Are Subverting America is the second book written by conservative radio show host Laura Ingraham. The book was first published in 2003 by Regnery Publishing, and details Laura's views on elites from the world of …

25370. Deluge

Anne McCaffrey

Deluge is a book published in 2008 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

25372. In Golden Blood

Stephen Woodworth

In Golden Blood is the third science-fiction alternate history novel by Stephen Woodworth featuring the "Violet" detective Natalie Lindstrom. It was written in 2005, and won First Place in the Writers of the Future Contest.

25373. Grass For His Pillow Episode 2 : The Way Through The …

Gillian Rubinstein

Grass For His Pillow Episode 2 : The Way Through The Snow is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gillian Rubinstein.

25374. Forsaken House

Richard Baker

Forsaken House is a 2004 fantasy novel by Richard Baker, set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms fictional universe. It is the first novel in the "Last Mythal" series.

25376. Turning Point

Lisanne Norman

Turning Point is the first book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 1993 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

25380. Science Made Stupid

Tom Weller

Science Made Stupid: How to Discomprehend the World Around Us is a 1985 book written and illustrated by Tom Weller. The winner of the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book, it is a parody of a junior high or high school-level science textbook. Though now out of print, …

25385. The Fall of Lucifer

Wendy Alec

The Fall of Lucifer is a book published in 2005 that was written by Wendy Alec.

25392. The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard …

William D. Cohan

The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co. is the debut book by William D. Cohan. It was released on April 3, 2007 by Doubleday. It focuses on the history of the prominent investment bank Lazard Frères. The book won the 2007 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs …

25398. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Stephen Greenblatt

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern is a book by Stephen Greenblatt and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and 2011 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Greenblatt tells the story of how Poggio Bracciolini, a 15th-century papal emissary and obsessive …

25399. Death Comes to Pemberley

P. D. James

Death Comes to Pemberley is a British novel by P.D. James that continues Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with a murder mystery.

25400. The Last Policeman

Ben H. Winters

Whatâs the point in solving murders if weâre all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. Thereâs no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact. The Last Policeman presents a …



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