The most popular books in English
from 26001 to 26200

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.

26001. Transit Visa

Anna Seghers

Transit Visa is a novel set in 1942, by Anna Seghers. The protagonist travels from Paris, after the German invasion, to unoccupied Marseilles. The visas and paperwork to flee become a matter of life and death.

26002. Part of the Solution

Ulrich Peltzer

It’s Berlin in the summer of 2003—sunshine for weeks on end, weather to fall in love. And that’s just what Christian Eich, the main character in Ulrich Peltzer’s acclaimed novel Part of the Solution, does; but that’s not all. Christian Eich, a thirty-something freelance …

26003. A Little Party Dress: Lyric Essays

Christian Bobin

Childhood, the pleasures of reading, loss, and joy are among the subjects featured in this collection of nine essays. In the fusing of memoir, short story, and reflective essay genres along with the spiritual exposé of modern life, this meditative prose examines spirituality and …

26004. De goden wáren astronauten het ware verhaal van de …

Erich von Däniken

Why do nearly all the world's major religions share such similar myths and legends? Erich Von Däniken, author of the runaway international bestseller Chariots of the Gods, believes he knows--and the answer is as wondrous and awe-inspiring as it is controversial: the winged …

26006. The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of …

Georges Perec

A novel that dispenses with the normal rules for literary composition.

26007. Until tonight

Laure Adler

On 13th July, 2000, Laure Adler almost collided with a lorry and was lucky to escape unharmed. That evening, she took off the watch her partner had given her and stared at its inscription, "a ce soir" - until tonight. Although the watch was broken and the face had misted over, …

26009. Confessions of a Fallen Standard-Bearer

Andreï Makine

A moving novel, telling of the longing and devastation that happen when both dreams and realities come crashing down.

26010. Sixth Grade

Susie Morgenstern

Margot’s been accepted to Pine Tree Junior High! Now it’s on to the big time. But there’s so much that needs to be done—Margot’s entire family feels the upheaval. Margot’s sister Anne, doesn’t make matters any easier: "Anyone would think you were the only kid in the world going …

26011. Mosses from an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mosses from an Old Manse is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s second story collection, first published in 1846 in two volumes and featuring sketches and tales written over a span of more than twenty years, including such classics as “Young Goodman Brown,” “The Birthmark,” and “Rappaccini’s …

26012. The Frontenac Mystery

François Mauriac

A translation from the French by Gerard Hopkins of Francois Mauriac's novel, "The Frontenac Mystery".

26014. The Little Black Fish

Samad Bihrangi

The Little Black Fish is a well known children's book written by Samad Behrangi. The book was widely considered to be a political allegory, and was banned in pre-revolutionary Iran. Other than noticeable story, the original illustrations of the book by Farshid Mesghali in 1974 …

26028. The Country and the City

Raymond Williams

As a brilliant survey of English literature in terms of changing attitudes towards country and city, Williams' highly-acclaimed study reveals the shifting images and associations between these two traditional poles of life throughout the major developmental periods of English …

26043. Who Killed Zebedee?

Wilkie Collins

Who Killed Zebedee? is a short detective story by Wilkie Collins, first published under the alternate title, "The Policeman & The Cook," in serial form in 1881. A young wife is convinced that, while sleepwalking, she has murdered her own husband, John Zebedee. Together, a …

26044. The Common Law

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The Common Law is a book that was written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. in 1881. Holmes later became an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. The book is about common law in the United States, including torts, property, contracts, and crime. It is written …

26051. Monsieur Vénus: Roman Materialiste (Texts and …

Rachilde

When the rich and well-connected Raoule de Vénérande becomes enamored of Jacques Silvert, a poor young man who makes artificial flowers for a living, she turns him into her mistress and eventually into her wife. Raoule's suitor, a cigar-smoking former hussar officer, becomes an …

26054. The Water of the Wondrous Isles

William Morris

The Water of the Wondrous Isles is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first writer of modern fantasy to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature. It was first printed in 1897 by …

26058. Dracula

Bram Stoker

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and …

26062. The Angel of the West Window (Studies in Austrian …

Gustav Meyrink

A complex and ambitious novel which centres on the life of the Elizabethan magus John Dee, in England, Poland and Prague, as it intertwines past and present, dreams and visions, myth and reality in a world of the occult, culminating in the transmutation of physical reality into …

26063. Cold Tom

Sally Prue

Cold Tom is a fantasy novel by Sally Prue, published on January 31, 2002 by Oxford University Press and aimed at teens and young adults. Cold Tom won the Branford Boase Award and the Smarties Prize Silver Award both in 2002.

26064. Jean-Paul Sartre: Basic Writings

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre is one of the most famous philosophers of the twentieth century. The principle founder of existentialism, a political thinker and famous novelist and dramatist, his work has exerted enormous influence in philosophy, literature, politics and cultural …

26070. The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood

Diana McLellan

The Girls: Sappho Goes To Hollywood is a 2000 book by Diana McLellan that speculates on a romance between Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. The Observer found it "purely speculative" and "uncorroborated". Kirkus found it "lively". Publishers Weekly was more approving, saying …

26073. Technics & Civilization

Lewis Mumford

Technics and Civilization is a 1934 book by American philosopher and historian of technology Lewis Mumford. The book presents the history of technology and its role in shaping and being shaped by civilizations. According to Mumford, modern technology has its roots in the Middle …

26080. Home Is the Hunter

Dana Kramer-Rolls

Home Is the Hunter is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by Dana Kramer-Rolls.

26084. The Assassins of Rome

Caroline Lawrence

The Assassins of Rome is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence published on 17 October 2002 by Orion Books. It is the fourth book of The Roman Mysteries series.

26088. Hate

Tristan Garcia

In a controversial first novel that took the French literary world by storm and won the Prix de Flore, Tristan Garcia uses sex, friendships, and love affairs to show what happens to people when political ideals―Marxism, gay rights, sexual liberation, nationalism―come to an end. …

26089. No Hero

Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, the team behind the fan-favorite BLACK SUMMER, are revolutionizing masked heroes yet again in this blockbuster epic! Dead heroes in the dirt. A killer capable of almost supernatural tortures. Five generations of the world's only superhuman group. …

26092. Present At The Creation: My Years In The State …

Dean Acheson

Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department is a memoir by US Secretary of State official Dean Acheson, published by W. W. Norton in 1969, which won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for History.

26093. Mortal Consequences: A History from the Detective …

Julian Symons

Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel is a Special Edgars Award winning book.

26094. His Family

Ernest Poole

His Family is a novel by Ernest Poole published in 1917 about the life of a New York widower and his three daughters in the 1910s. It received the first Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1918.

26096. The Listeners

James Gunn

The Listeners is a science fiction novel by American author James Gunn. It centers on the search for interstellar communication and the effect that receipt of a message has. Although the search and the message are the unifying background of the novel, the chapters explore the …

26100. Nothing Lasts Forever

Roderick Thorp

Nothing Lasts Forever is a 1979 thriller novel by Roderick Thorp, a sequel to his 1966 novel The Detective. It is mostly known through its film adaptation, Die Hard. In December 2012, the book was brought back into print and released as an ebook for the 25th anniversary of the …

26104. A Pretext for War

James Bamford

A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies is a 2004 book by journalist James Bamford that takes a highly critical view of the events around 9/11 and the subsequent Iraq War. The book is divided into three parts: "Destruction", "Detection", …

26106. Security, Territory, Population

Michel Foucault

Security, Territory, Population is a part of a lecture series by French philosopher Michel Foucault at the Collège de France between 1977 and 1978 and published posthumously based on audio recordings. In it, Foucault examines the notion of biopolitics as a new technology of …

26108. The Anarchical Society

Hedley Bull

The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics is a 1977 book by Hedley Bull and a founding text of the English School of international relations theory. The title refers to the assumption of anarchy in the international system and argues for the existence of an …

26109. White People

Allan Gurganus

White People is a 1991 novel by author Allan Gurganus.

26113. The Biggest Bear

Lynd Ward

The Biggest Bear is a children's picture book by Lynd Ward, first published in 1952. It was illustrated using opaque watercolors, and won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1953. Johnny Orchard, a young boy, is jealous because his neighbors have bear pelts …

26117. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. It is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.

26119. Man Without a Face: The Autobiography of Communism's …

Markus Wolf

The Man Without a Face: The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster is a book by Markus Wolf and Anne McElvoy.

26120. Conan the Destroyer

Robert Jordan

Conan the Destroyer is a fantasy novel written by Robert Jordan featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, a novelization of the feature film of the same name. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in 1984.

26124. Vengeance of Orion

Ben Bova

Vengeance of Orion is a 1988 novel by science fiction author Ben Bova. It is the sequel to Orion and follows his adventures in the time of the Greek heroes Achilles and Odysseus in the siege of Troy. The story takes up many plot elements of Homer's "Iliad" but also includes …

26126. Boomeritis

Ken Wilber

Boomeritis: A Novel That Will Set You Free is a polemical 2002 novel by American philosopher Ken Wilber principally designed to explain Wilber's integral theory and to explain his concept of "Boomeritis". Wilber characterizes this as the deadly combination of a modern liberal, …

26130. Letters from Italy (Classic, 60s)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe's account of his passage through Italy from 1786 to 1788 is a great travel chronicle as well as a candid self-portrait of a genius in the grip of spiritual crisis.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the …

26143. Quest Crosstime

Andre Norton

Quest Crosstime is a science fiction novel written by Andre Norton and first published in 1965 by The Viking Press. The story is not so much a sequel to The Crossroads of Time as it is a different story with the same characters.

26151. Warrior's Return

Erin Hunter

Warrior’s Return is an original English-language manga volume written by Erin Hunter as part of the Warriors series. It is the third and final in a trilogy following Graystripe, a fictional wild cat trying to find his Clan. It was released on April 22, 2008. It is drawn by James …

26152. People Might Hear You

Robin Klein

People Might Hear You is a children's novel by Robin Klein, first published by Puffin Books in 1983.

26162. Mathias Sandorf

Jules Verne

Mathias Sandorf was an 1885 adventure book by French writer Jules Verne. It was first serialized in Le Temps in 1885, and it was Verne's epic Mediterranean adventure. It employs many of the devices that had served well in his earlier novels: islands, cryptograms, surprise …

26195. Dragon Ball: The Complete Illustrations

Akira Toriyama

Celebrate the imaginative art of 30 years of the Dragon Quest video games, as designed and illustrated by Akira Toriyama, legendary creator of Dragon Ball. Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball) brought the world of the renowned Dragon Quest video games to life through his creative, fun …

26200. The Second Sex

Simone de Beauvoir

The Second Sex is a 1949 book by the French existentialist Simone de Beauvoir. One of her best-known books, it deals with the treatment of women throughout history and is often regarded as a major work of feminist philosophy and the starting point of second-wave feminism. …



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