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.

26201. Mandela: The Authorised Biography

Anthony Sampson

British journalist Anthony Sampson first met Nelson Mandela in 1951, when Sampson was editing a black magazine in Johannesburg, and his biography of the leader benefits greatly from his long familiarity with South Africa and his access to the 81-year-old statesman's unpublished …

26202. 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 …

26206. 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.

26207. 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 …

26208. The Frontenac Mystery

François Mauriac

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

26209. 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 …

26210. 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, …

26211. 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 …

26217. War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know

Scott Ritter

War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know is short book, written in 2002, by William Rivers Pitt and featuring an extensive interview with former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter. In it Pitt and Ritter examine the Bush administration's justifications for …

26220. 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 …

26237. 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 …

26239. 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 …

26244. 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 …

26259. 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 …

26265. 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 …

26266. The Longest Memory

Fred D'Aguiar

The Longest Memory is a short fiction novel by British writer Fred D'Aguiar. The story takes place on a Virginian plantation, in the period before the American Civil War. The book is told through many different people and in different forms. It begins in first person, with …

26268. The Children's Bach

Helen Garner

The Children's Bach is a novella by Australian writer Helen Garner. It was her third published book, and her second novel. It was well received critically.

26271. To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh

Greg Cox

To Reign In Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh, is the final book in a trilogy of novels written by Greg Cox chronicling the life of the fictional Star Trek character Khan Noonien Singh. This final book deals with the life of Khan after he was marooned on Ceti Alpha V by …

26400. 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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