The most popular books in English
from 25801 to 26000

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.

25801. Letters of Two Brides

Honoré de Balzac

Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of synonyms and antonyms for difficult and often ambiguous English words that are encountered in other works of literature, conversation, or academic examinations. Extremely rare or …

25802. Little Vampire Does Kung Fu!

Joann Sfar

Jeffrey the jerk is a bully and everyone knows it. Little Vampire isn't about to stand around and watch him pick on his best friend, Michael. There's only one thing to do: Travel to the highest mountain and seek kung fu lessons from the master...

25807. Tom is dead

Marie Darrieussecq

From the bestselling author of Pig Tales, a suspense novel about grief.The narrator's son has been dead for ten years; he was four and a half. To stop herself from forgetting, she tries to write Tom's story, the story of his death. It will lead her—and the reader—to the …

25808. Good Intentions

Agnès Desarthe

With her husband Julien away on business much of the time, and now a second child on the way, Sonia finds herself drawn into the darker corners of life in her block. She finds herself sucked speedily into the maelstrom of two neighbours' sordid lethargy and ordinary cruelty.

25809. Studies in Classic American Literature

D. H. Lawrence

Lawrence asserted that 'the proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it'. In these highly individual, penetrating essays he has exposed 'the American whole soul' within some of that continent's major works of literature. In seeking to establish …

25810. The Past Through Tomorrow

Robert A. Heinlein

The Past Through Tomorrow is a collection of Robert A. Heinlein's Future History stories. Most of the stories are part of a larger storyline of a rapidly collapsing American sanity, followed by a theocratic dictatorship. A revolution overthrows the theocracy and establishes a …

25811. George Steiner at the New Yorker (New Directions …

George Steiner

An education in a portmanteau: George Steiner at The New Yorker collects his best work from his more than 150 pieces for the magazine. Between 1967 and 1997, George Steiner wrote more than 130 pieces on a great range of topics for The New Yorker, making new books, difficult …

25812. aration

Dan Franck

His first clue comes when his wife stops holding his hand in public. The second comes when she starts avoiding him at home. After the clues comes the certainty: his wife is in love with another man. After that, the only question is when she will leave him -- and whether he will …

25813. Nothing Serious

Justine Lévy

Nothing Serious is a 2005 novel by French writer Justine Lévy. The novel presents an insight into the breakdown of marriage and its consequences. The story is a thinly-disguised account of Carla Bruni's affair with Justine's then-husband Raphaël Enthoven, a philosophy professor, …

25814. X-Isle

Steve Augarde

X Isle is a young adult novel by Steve Augarde first published in 2009. It is set in the future, after floods have destroyed civilization. The novel follows the experiences of a boy named Baz on his arrival at "X Isle" from the equally miserable "mainland". The book has been …

25816. The Immobile Empire

Alain Peyrefitte

The Immobile Empire is the English translation of L'empire Immobile, Ou, Le Choc Des Mondes: Récit Historique, a book of history published in French 1989 by the French politician and writer Alain Peyrefitte and translated into English in 1992. The book gives a sweeping narrative …

25817. The Wrong Box

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Wrong Box is a black comedy novel co-written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, first published in 1889. The story is about two brothers who are the last two surviving members of a tontine. The book was the first of three novels that Stevenson co-wrote with …

25818. Hag's Nook

John Dickson Carr

Hag's Nook, first published in 1933, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr and the first to feature his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

25822. A Russian Beauty and Other Stories

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

A Russian Beauty and Other Stories is a collection of thirteen short stories by Vladimir Nabokov. All were written in Russian by Nabokov between 1923 and 1940 as an expatriate in Berlin, Paris, and other places in western Europe. They appeared individually in the Russian émigré …

25825. Manservant and Maidservant

Ivy Compton-Burnett

Manservant and Maidservant is a 1947 novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett. It was published in the United States with the title Bullivant and the Lambs. Whenever the author was asked which of her novels were her favorites, she always mentioned Manservant and Maidservant and A House and …

25829. In Another Light

Andrew Greig

In Another Light is the fifth novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig. It won the 2004 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award, and was nominated in 2006 for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

25833. The God Beneath the Sea

Leon Garfield

The God Beneath the Sea is a children's novel based on Greek mythology, written by Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen, illustrated by Charles Keeping, and published by Longman in 1970. It was awarded the annual Carnegie Medal and commended for the companion Greenaway Medal by the …

25834. Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession

Janet Malcolm

Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession is a book written by Janet Malcolm.

25839. Boy Culture

Matthew Rettenmund

Boy Culture is a 1995 novel by Matthew Rettenmund. It centers on a call boy in the city of Chicago, Illinois and his two roommates. The protagonist goes by X throughout the book in order to maintain his anonymity. In 2006, it was adapted into a movie by filmmaker Q. Allan …

25843. Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the …

Bruce Watson

Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind is a book by Bruce Watson.

25845. Bill the Conqueror

P. G. Wodehouse

Bill the Conqueror is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 13 November 1924 by Methuen & Co., London, and in the United States on 20 February 1925 by George H. Doran, New York, the story having previously been serialised in the Saturday Evening …

25846. Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between …

25851. César Birotteau

Honoré de Balzac

Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau or César Birotteau, is an 1837 novel by Honoré de Balzac as part of his series La Comédie humaine. Its main character is a Parisian perfumier who achieves success in the cosmetics business, but becomes bankrupt due to …

25856. The Lawless Roads

Graham Greene

The Lawless Roads is a travel account by Graham Greene, based on his 1938 trip to Mexico, to see the effects of the government's campaign of forced anti-Catholic secularisation and how the inhabitants had reacted to the brutal anticlerical purges of President Plutarco Elías …

25857. Antigones: How the Antigone Legend Has Endured in …

George Steiner

Antigones: How the Antigone Legend Has Endured in Western Literature, Art, and Thought is a book by George Steiner.

25862. The Baritone Wore Chiffon

Mark Schweizer

The Baritone Wore Chiffon is the second book in Mark Schweizer's St. Germaine mystery series. In this book, Hayden koenig travels to York, England, where he investigates the death of a bearded woman.

25863. Terraplane

Jack Womack

Terraplane, published in 1988, is a Jack Womack science fiction novel. The Terraplane is a 1930s automobile, which plays a significant role in this novel. It is also a time machine from the corporate-dominated future of DryCo, a manipulative multinational corporation in "New" …

25864. The Raven's Knot

Robin Jarvis

The Raven's Knot is the second book in the Tales from the Wyrd Museum series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1995.

25867. Shadow and Act

Ralph Ellison

Shadow and Act is a collection of essays by Ralph Ellison, published in 1964. The writings encompass the two decades that began with Ellison's involvement with African-American political activism and print media in Harlem, Ellison's emergence as a highly acclaimed writer with …

25869. The Fallon Blood

Robert Jordan

The Fallon Blood is a novel written by fantasy author James Oliver Rigney, Jr. under the name Reagan O'Neal. It is typical of the genre historical romance. It is the first book in the Michael Fallon trilogy. The more common 1995 printing is a new reprint, released by Tor Books …

25874. Babel

Patti Smith

Babel is a book by Patti Smith, published in 1978, and contains Smith's poems along with her prose, lyrics, pictures and drawings.

25879. Last Day in Limbo

Peter O'Donnell

Last Day in Limbo is the title of the eighth novel chronicling the adventures of crime lord-turned-secret agent Modesty Blaise. The novel was first published in 1976 and was written by Peter O'Donnell, who had created the character for a comic strip in the early 1960s. The book …

25880. Cobra Trap

Peter O'Donnell

Cobra Trap is the title of a short story collection by Peter O'Donnell featuring his action/adventure heroine Modesty Blaise. The book was published in 1996, and is the thirteenth, and final book in the Modesty Blaise series which began in 1965. Cobra Trap was released 11 years …

25881. Vulcan!

Kathleen Sky

Vulcan! is a Star Trek novel by Kathleen Sky. The plot of the book was developed from an undeveloped script outline that Sky had submitted for Star Trek: The Original Series that was positively received by Gene Roddenberry but went unused because of the cancellation of the …

25887. The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk

Carolyn Keene

The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk is the seventeenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series, published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. It was first published in 1940 by Grosset & Dunlap.

25888. Elementary Structures of Kinship 2d ed

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Professor Lévi-Strauss’s first major work, Les Structures élémentaires de la Parenté, has acquired a classic reputation since its original publication in 1949; and it has become the constant focus of academic debate about central theoretical concerns in social anthropology. It …

25893. The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career

Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Alpine Path is an autobiography of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Originally published as series of autobiographical essay in the Toronto magazine Everywoman's World from June to November in 1917, and later separately published in 1974.

25895. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

25897. Irene's Cunt

Louis Aragon

Irene's Cunt is a short erotic novel written by the French poet and novelist Louis Aragon under the pseudonym Albert de Routisie, first published in 1928. Its title is rendered in English variously as Irene or Irene's Cunt. Jean-Jacques Pauvert has called the novel "one of the …

25898. Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir

Tony Hillerman

Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir is the 2001 autobiography of author Tony Hillerman. The title reflects the attitude that he learned as a child living on a farm in Oklahoma; if one learns not to have unrealistic expectations, one will often be pleasantly surprised and seldom …

25899. Boonville

Robert Mailer Anderson

Boonville is a novel by Robert Mailer Anderson. It was published by Creative Arts Book Company in 2001, then reprinted by HarperCollins in 2003.

25900. Gypsy in Amber

Martin Cruz Smith

Gypsy in Amber is a 1971 mystery novel by Martin Cruz Smith as "Martin Smith". It was first published on January 1, 1971 through Putnam and was Smith's second novel and first mystery novel. Gypsy in Amber was nominated for an Edgar Award. The novel was optioned for a television …

25901. 高级迷信 : 学术左派及其关于科学的争论(第二版) = Higher superstition : …

Paul R. Gross

Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science is a book by biologist Paul R. Gross and mathematician Norman Levitt, published in 1994.

25903. Public Opinion

Walter Lippmann

Public Opinion is a book by Walter Lippmann, published in 1922, that is a critical assessment of functional democratic government, especially the irrational, and often self-serving, social perceptions that influence individual behavior, and prevent optimal societal cohesion. The …

25910. Swastika Night

Katharine Burdekin

Swastika Night is a futuristic novel by Katharine Burdekin, writing under the pseudonym Murray Constantine, first published in 1937. The book was a Left Book Club selection in 1940. The novel is inspired by Adolf Hitler's claim that Nazism would create a "Thousand Year Reich". …

25911. The Barbarians are Coming

David Wong Louie

The Barbarians are Coming is a novel by David Wong Louie. The novel tells the story of a Chinese American man trying to make it in the United States while dealing with his immigrant parents and their desires for their son. The book was released in 2001 by Penguin, and received …

25913. Polymorph

Scott Westerfeld

Polymorph is a 1997 cyberpunk novel by American science fiction author Scott Westerfeld.

25918. Doctor Dolittle in the Moon

Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle in the Moon was intended to be the last of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, and differs considerably in tone from its predecessors; the stripped down narrative does not have room for any of the sub-plots and tales previously present. Instead there is a …

25919. The Solarians

Norman Spinrad

The Solarians is a science fiction novel by Norman Spinrad. It was first published in 1966. It was Spinrad's first published novel. Unlike Spinrad's controversial later work, this novel is a mainstream space opera featuring space battles, faster-than-light spacedrives, and an …

25922. Unnatural Selection

Mel Odom

Unnatural Selection is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Tagline: "An environmental evil haunts Willow".

25926. Thieves of Baghdad

Matthew Bogdanos

Thieves of Baghdad is a non-fictional account written by Col. Matthew Bogdanos about the quest to recover over a thousand lost artifacts from the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad after the country's counter-invasion.

25928. The Blood Debt

Sean Williams

The Blood Debt is a book published in 2005 that was written by Sean Williams.

25934. Deep Water

Laura Anne Gilman

Deep Water is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

25938. Born to Exile

Phyllis Eisenstein

Born to Exile is a fantasy novel by author Phyllis Eisenstein, the first of her two Alaric novels. It was originally published in 1978 by longtime U. S. specialty press Arkham House in a first edition trade hardcover of 4,148 copies; it has since been published in several …

25941. The Broken Commandment

Tōson Shimazaki

The Broken Commandment is a Japanese novel written by Tōson Shimazaki published in 1906 under the title Hakai. The novel deals with the burakumin, formerly known as eta. This book enjoyed great popularity and influence in Japan.

25944. Stork Naked

Piers Anthony

Stork Naked is the thirtieth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

25946. Jacky Daydream

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacky Daydream is an autobiographical book about Jacqueline Wilson's childhood, first published in 2007. The book's title refers to a nickname given to the author when she was at school. The teacher, Mr Branson would give all the children nicknames according to their character; …

25947. The Weekend was Murder!

Joan Lowery Nixon

The Weekend was Murder! is an Edgar Award nominated book written by Joan Lowery Nixon.

25948. Second Chance

Danielle Steel

Second Chance is a novel by Danielle Steel, published by Random House in June 2004. The book is Steel's sixty-third novel.

25960. Death and Honor

William E. Butterworth IV

In 1943, Argentina Marine pilotturned- agent Cletus Frade is setting up an OSS-operated airline. But before Frade can get airborne, two interwoven German operations must be grounded. And for Frade-whose father was killed by the Nazis-the mission is about to get personal.

25964. Not Forgotten

Nancy Holder

Not Forgotten is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel.

25980. The Other Side of Me

Sidney Sheldon

The Other Side Of Me is the autobiographical memoirs of American writer Sidney Sheldon published in 2005. It was also his final book.

25999. The Spinoza Problem

Irvin D. Yalom

When sixteen-year-old Alfred Rosenberg is called into his headmaster’s office for anti-Semitic remarks he made during a school speech, he is forced, as punishment, to memorize passages about Spinoza from the autobiography of the German poet Goethe. Rosenberg is stunned to …

26000. Keeper of the Lost Cities

Shannon Messenger

In this unforgettable seventh book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must let the past and present blur together, because the deadliest secrets are always the ones that get erased.Sophie Foster doesn’t know what—or whom—to …



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