The most popular books in English
from 26401 to 26600

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.

26402. The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth

Eoin Colfer

International best-selling author Eoin Colfer was introduced to a younger audience with his delightful new chapter book series in 2004. Now, Colfer takes readers on another entertaining ride with loveable brothers Will and Marty Woodman. Not much can scare Will and Marty. That …

26403. The Maid of Orleans

Friedrich Schiller

The Maid of Orleans is a tragedy by Friedrich Schiller, written in 1801 in Leipzig. During his lifetime, it was one of Schiller's most frequently-performed pieces.

26405. Yes

Bernhard

Yes is a novel by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in German in 1978 and translated into English by Ewald Osers in 1992.

26406. Shannon's Way

A. J. Cronin

Shannon's Way is a 1948 novel by Scots author, A. J. Cronin. It continues the story of Robert Shannon from Cronin's previous novel, The Green Years.

26408. The Final Journey

Gudrun Pausewang

The Final Journey is a book written by Gudrun Pausewang.

26415. Belfast Confidential

Colin Bateman

Belfast Confidential is the seventh novel of the Dan Starkey series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, released on 7 November 2005 through Headline Publishing Group.

26418. Eva Trout

Elizabeth Bowen

Eva Trout is Elizabeth Bowen's final novel and was shortlisted for the 1970 Booker Prize. First published in 1968, it is about a young woman—the eponymous heroine—who, abandoned by her mother just after her birth, raised by nurses and nannies and educated by governesses all …

26419. Face

Benjamin Zephaniah

Face by British-Jamaican author and poet Benjamin Zephaniah is a novel published in 1999 about a teenage boy who suffers facial injuries in a joyriding accident. Face has also been adapted as a stage play.

26422. Culture and Society

Raymond Williams

Culture and Society is a book published in 1958 by Welsh progressive writer Raymond Williams, exploring how the notion of culture developed in the West, especially Great Britain, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. When first published, the book was widely …

26423. Bill's New Frock

Anne Fine

Bill's New Frock is a book by Anne Fine and illustrated by Philippe Dupasquier for younger readers, first published in 1989, and reissued by Egmont in a new edition on 1 August 2002. The story concerns a young boy, Bill Simpson, who wakes up one morning to find he has …

26424. Trail of Feathers

Tahir Shah

Trail of Feathers is a travel book by Anglo-Afghan author, Tahir Shah.

26429. The Safety Net

Heinrich Böll

The Safety Net is a 1979 novel by Heinrich Böll. An English translation by Leila Vennewitz was published in 1981.

26434. The Global Trap: Globalization and the Assault on …

Hans-Peter Martin

The Global Trap is an extraordinary book that explores the spread of globalization and its effects. The authors provide an account that is highly informed, yet extremely readable, showing how internationalism, once an invention of social-democratic labor leaders, has firmly …

26436. The Old-Book Peddler and Other Tales for Bibliophiles

Stefan Zweig

The touching tale of Buchmendel, an old bookdealer who is himself a universal catalogue, entirely devoted to his trade. Zweig is a bestseller in Europe; Pushkin Press/Turtle Point are re-introducing his work to American readers.

26440. Frozen Assets

P. G. Wodehouse

Frozen Assets is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 14 July 1964 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York under the title Biffen's Millions, and in the United Kingdom on 14 August 1964 by Herbert Jenkins, London. Set in the publishing world, Frozen …

26446. French Leave

P. G. Wodehouse

French Leave is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 20 January 1956 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on 28 September 1959 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York. The title stems from the expression french leave - to leave …

26449. The Passion of Michel Foucault

James Miller

The Passion of Michel Foucault is a biography of the French philosopher Michel Foucault authored by the American philosopher James Miller. It was first published in the United States by Simon & Schuster in 1993. Within the book, Miller made the claim that Foucault's …

26452. Laboratory Life

Bruno Latour

Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts is a 1979 book by sociologists of science Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar. This influential book in the field of science studies presents an anthropological study of Roger Guillemin's scientific laboratory at the Salk …

26453. The Company of Women

Mary Gordon

The Company of Women is a novel by Irish-American author Mary Gordon. First published in 1981, it is a coming-of-age story which details the sheltered upbringing of a well-educated Catholic girl named Felicitas, and how her values are challenged and altered by the turbulence of …

26454. The Rise of the Meritocracy

Michael Young

The Rise of the Meritocracy is a satirical essay by British sociologist and politician Michael Young which was first published in 1958. It describes as dystopian society in future Britain in which intelligence and merit have become the central tenet of society, replacing …

26457. The Nomad

Simon Hawke

The Nomad is a book published in 1994 that was written by Simon Hawke.

26464. The Hunter

Julia Leigh

The Hunter is the first novel by Julia Leigh, published in 1999. It follows the efforts of an anonymous agent as he attempts to track down the last Tasmanian tiger rumoured to exist in Tasmania. Reception to the novel was primarily positive, and it went on to receive several …

26475. Bill and Pete

Tomie dePaola

Bill and Pete is a book published in 1978 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

26476. The Curse of the Bronze Lamp

John Dickson Carr

The Curse of the Bronze Lamp is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr, who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a locked room mystery or, more properly, a subset of that category known as an "impossible crime", and features the series detective …

26477. Time and Relative

Kim Newman

Time and Relative is an original novella written by Kim Newman and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Set shortly before the first televised Doctor Who story, it features the First Doctor and Susan; their adversary is an entity known …

26478. City of Saints and Madmen

Jeff VanderMeer

City of Saints and Madmen: The Book of Ambergris is the title of a collection of fantasy short stories by American writer Jeff VanderMeer, set in the fictional metropolis of Ambergris. The setting was further explored in the novels Shriek: An Afterword and Finch.

26479. Doctor Who and the Ark in Space

Ian Marter

At a time in the far off future, Earth has become inhospitable. A selection of humanity is placed deep frozen in a fully automated space station to await the day of their return to earth...

26481. Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder

Sunset Boulevard (1950) is one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood, and perhaps no film better represents Hollywood's vision of itself. Billy Wilder collaborated on the screenplay with the very able Charles Brackett, and with D. M. Marshman Jr., who later joined …

26486. Plato: Ion

Plato

26489. Riceyman Steps

Arnold Bennett

Riceyman Steps is a novel by British novelist Arnold Bennett, first published in 1923 and winner of that year's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.

26491. Asimov on Science Fiction

Isaac Asimov

Asimov on Science Fiction is a 1983 non-fiction work by Isaac Asimov. It is a collection of short essays dealing with various aspects of science fiction. Many of the essays are editorials from Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Asimov wrote forewords to them that bind the …

26493. Battledragon

Christopher Rowley

Battledragon is a fantasy novel written by Christopher Rowley. The book is the fourth in the Dragons of the Argonath series that follows the adventures of a human boy, Relkin, and his dragon, Bazil Broketail as they fight in the Argonath Legion’s 109th Marneri Dragons.

26494. The Road

Jack London

The Road is an autobiographical memoir by Jack London, first published in 1907. It is London's account of his experiences as a hobo in the 1890s, during the worst economic depression the United States had experienced up to that time. He describes his experiences hopping freight …

26495. Bush on the Couch

Justin A. Frank

Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President is a 2004 book by psychoanalyst Justin A. Frank. The central premise of Frank's book is that President George W. Bush displays signs of poor mental health which makes him ill-suited to rule the United States. Frank suggests …

26497. Intelligent Design

William A. Dembski

Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology is a 1999 book by William A. Dembski which presents an argument in support of intelligent design. Dembski defines the term "specified complexity", and argues that instances of it in nature cannot be explained by …

26501. The Pope's Children: Ireland's New Elite

David McWilliams

The Pope's Children: Ireland's New Elite is a book by journalist and economist David McWilliams. In his book McWilliams describes the effects that the Celtic Tiger and the property boom have had on Ireland, resulting in the rise of a new bourgeoisie. The book's title reflects …

26512. The Wolf Sea

Robert Low

The Wolf Sea is the second novel of the four-part Oathsworn series by Scottish writer of historical fiction, Robert Low, released on 4 August 2008 through Harper. The novel was relatively well received.

26519. Shadowline

Glen Cook

Shadowline is a book published in 1982 that was written by Glen Cook.

26523. The Idea of India

Sunil Khilnani

The Idea of India is a non-fiction book by Sunil Khilnani. It is a comprehensive account of India's economic and political journey from the independence movement to the post-nuclear era, from the legacy of Nehru and Gandhi, and the shattered world of Partition, to the changing …

26528. Arrow in the Blue

Arthur Koestler

Arrow in the Blue is an autobiography covering the first 26 years of Arthur Koestler's life. It was published in 1952 by Collins with Hamish Hamilton Ltd. and has been reprinted several times.

26531. The Road of Bones

Anne Fine

The Road of Bones is a 2006 young adult novel written by Anne Fine. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Carnegie Medal. The judges described it as being "incredibly well-written" and having "political resonance for young people".

26533. Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

An exceptional father-son story from the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us.Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black …

26551. The Armies of Memory

John Barnes

The Armies of Memory is a science fiction novel, the fourth book of the Thousand Cultures series, by John Barnes whose story is told from the perspective of a middle-aged special agent named Giraut. The Armies of Memory explores the intermingling of artificial and human …

26555. The Green Berets

Robin Moore

The Green Berets is a book written by Robin Moore about the Green Berets during the Vietnam War. First published in 1965, it became a best-selling paperback in 1966. The latest edition was published in 2007.

26562. Flashbacks, an autobiography

Timothy Francis Leary

Flashbacks: A Personal and Cultural History of an Era is Timothy Leary's autobiography, published in 1983. It was reprinted in 1990 and 1997. The new edition has a foreword by William S. Burroughs, and a new afterword by Leary. A double cassette album which contains Leary …

26565. Captive Universe

Harry Harrison

Captive Universe is a science fiction novel by American author Harry Harrison, which was first published in 1969.

26568. Southland

Nina Revoyr

"I'm an LA native with a lot of love for LA crime fiction, but instead of preaching to the noir choir about The Long Goodbye, I'd like to gush about Southland by Nina Revoyr. It's a brilliant, ambitious, moving literary crime novel about two families in South Los Angeles and …

26570. Thanksgiving

Michael Dibdin

Thanksgiving is a 2000 fiction novel by British author Michael Dibdin. The book was first published in the United Kingdom on October 2, 2000 through Faber & Faber. The book follows a man who decides to visit his dead wife's first husband.

26578. Outlaw princess of Sherwood

Nancy Springer

It has been little more than a year since Etty-once Princess Ettarde, promised to the power-hungry Lord Basil-escaped from her father and joined Rowan Hood's band of misfit teens and outlaws-in-the-making. Etty is so happy, she cannot imagine returning to her old life. That is, …

26580. 15

Per Nilsson

26589. The Opposite House

Helen Oyeyemi

The Opposite House is a novel by British author Helen Oyeyemi first published by Penguin Books in 2007.

26592. Charmides

Plato

The Charmides is a dialogue of Plato, in which Socrates engages a handsome and popular boy in a conversation about the meaning of sophrosyne, a Greek word usually translated into English as "temperance", "self-control", or "restraint". As is typical with Platonic early …

26599. General Relativity

Robert Wald

In physics and especially relativity, General Relativity is a popular textbook on Einstein's theory of general relativity written by Robert Wald. It was published by the University of Chicago in 1984. The book, a tome of almost 500 pages, covers many aspects of the General …



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