The most popular books in English
from 26201 to 26400

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.

26202. The Captain of Köpenick

Carl Zuckmayer

Released after fifteen years in prison, trapped in a bureaucratic maze, petty criminal Wilhelm Voight wanders 1910 Berlin in desperate, hazardous pursuit of identity papers. Luck changes when he picks up an abandoned military uniform in a fancy-dress shop and finds the city …

26203. 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 …

26204. Conrad the Factory-Made Boy

Christine Nöstlinger

Konrad, a perfectly factory-made seven-year-old, is delivered by mistake to scatter-brained, non-conformist Mrs. Bartolotti, and the two devise a crazy plan to prevent his being reclaimed.

26206. My year in the no-man's-bay

Peter Handke

"There was one time in my life when I experienced metamorphosis." A novel that begins with a sentence like this and also features a main character named Gregor obviously has serious ambitions from the get-go. But readers of Austrian writer Peter Handke's previous fiction would …

26210. Doctor Mirabilis

James Blish

Doctor Mirabilis is a historical novel written in 1964 by the science fiction author James Blish. This is the second book in Blish's quasi-religious trilogy After Such Knowledge, and is a recounting of the English philosopher and Franciscan friar Roger Bacon's life and struggle …

26212. The Public Image

Muriel Spark

The Public Image is a novel published in 1968 by Scottish author Muriel Spark and shortlisted for the Booker Prize the following year. It is set in Rome and concerns Annabel Christopher, an up-and-coming film actress. Annabel carefully cultivates her image to keep her career on …

26215. 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.

26219. Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession

Janet Malcolm

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

26222. 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 …

26226. The Quiet Pools

Michael P. Kube-McDowell

The Quiet Pools is a novel written by Michael P. Kube-McDowell.

26227. Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams

Catherynne M. Valente

Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams is a novel about a woman living as a hermit in ancient Japan written by Catherynne M. Valente.

26236. 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 …

26238. 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 …

26241. The Great God Pan

Arthur Machen

The Great God Pan is a novella written by Arthur Machen. A version of the story was published in the magazine The Whirlwind in 1890, and Machen revised and extended it for its book publication in 1894. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and …

26245. 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 …

26246. 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.

26248. Ashanti to Zulu

Margaret Musgrove

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions is a 1976 children's book written by Margaret Musgrove and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. It was Musgrove's first book, but the Dillons were experienced artists and this book won them the second of their two consecutive Caldecott Medals. …

26249. 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 …

26250. 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 …

26251. 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 …

26252. Home Is the Hunter

Dana Kramer-Rolls

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

26255. According to Mark

Penelope Lively

According to Mark is a 1984 novel written by Penelope Lively. It was shortlisted for Booker Prize for fiction.

26260. Hangfire

David Sherman

Hangfire is the sixth novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. This installment of Starfist contains three significant and independent plots, one involving members of third platoon, Company L, and the second involves Brigadier …

26262. Beside the Ocean of Time

George Mackay Brown

Beside the Ocean of Time is a novel by Scottish writer George Mackay Brown. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and judged Scottish Book of the Year by the Saltire Society. The plot follows Thorfinn Ragnarson from Norday in the Orkney Islands of the 1930s. The son of a …

26263. 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 …

26267. The Moon Maid

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Moon Maid is an Edgar Rice Burroughs Lost World novel. It was written in three parts, Part 1 was begun in June 1922 under the title The Moon Maid, Part 2 was begun in 1919 under the title Under the Red Flag, later retitled The Moon Men, Part 3 was titled the The Red Hawk. As …

26269. The Unbeheaded King

L. Sprague de Camp

The Unbeheaded King is a fantasy novel by American writer L. Sprague de Camp, the fourth book of his Novarian series and the third in the "Reluctant King" trilogy featuring King Jorian of Xylar. It was first published as a hardcover by Del Rey Books in 1983 and later reprinted …

26271. The Eternal Champion

Michael Moorcock

The Eternal Champion is a fantasy novel by Michael Moorcock. First published in 1970, it is based on stories Moorcock published in Avillion and Science Fantasy. It is the first in a trilogy of books about the Eternal Champion in his incarnation as Erekosë. The sequels are …

26274. 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 …

26277. 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". …

26278. 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.

26281. Polymorph

Scott Westerfeld

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

26283. 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, …

26286. 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 …

26288. Stained Glass

William F. Buckley, Jr.

Stained Glass is an American spy thriller novel by William F. Buckley, Jr., the second of eleven novels in the Blackford Oakes series. Its first paperback edition won a 1980 National Book Award in the one-year category Mystery.

26289. Armageddon 2419 A.D.

Philip Francis Nowlan

Armageddon 2419 A.D. is Philip Francis Nowlan's novella which first appeared in the August 1928 issue of the pulp magazine Amazing Stories. A sequel called The Airlords of Han was published in the March 1929 issue of Amazing Stories. Both stories are now in the public domain in …

26298. The Crystal Palace

Phyllis Eisenstein

The Crystal Palace is the second novel in "The Book of Elementals" series by Phyllis Eisenstein. The Crystal Palace was originally released in 1988 as a mass-market paperback from Signet. It was last in-print in both hardcover and trade paperback in the 2002 omnibus volume The …

26301. 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.

26304. Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution

Stephen Knight

Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution is a book written by Stephen Knight first published in 1976. It proposed a solution to five murders in Victorian London that were blamed on an unidentified serial killer known as "Jack the Ripper". In an attempt to solve the mystery, Knight …

26306. A Redwall Winter's Tale

Brian Jacques

A Redwall Winter's Tale was written by Brian Jacques and illustrated by the well-known Redwall artist, Christopher Denise.

26308. 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; …

26317. What on Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, …

Robert Fulghum

What on Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, and Affirmations is a book by Robert Fulghum.

26320. Dawkins' God

Alister McGrath

Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life is a book by Alister McGrath, a theologian who is currently Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. The book, published in 2004, aims to refute claims about religion made by another well-known professor at …

26363. Go Down, Moses

William Faulkner

Go Down, Moses is a collection of seven related pieces of short fiction by American author William Faulkner, sometimes considered a novel. The most prominent character and unifying voice is that of Isaac McCaslin, "Uncle Ike", who will live to be an old man; "uncle to half a …

26399. Saga, Vol. 2

Fiona Staples

The smash-hit ongoing epic continues! Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters something truly …

26400. A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time)

Robert Jordan

Now in development for TV!Since 1990, when Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty …



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