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. 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 …

26403. 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 …

26409. Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and Its Discontents

Robert Irwin

For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and their Enemies, published in the United States under the title Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and Its Discontents, is a 2006 non-fiction book by British historian Robert Irwin. The book is both a history of the academic discipline of …

26414. 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 …

26422. 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 …

26426. Storm Catchers

Tim Bowler

Storm Catchers by Tim Bowler is a book is filled with mystery, drama, and adventure, based on a kidnap in the middle of a storm. It was first published in 2001. Fin is devastated when his sister is kidnapped. Poor Ella, snatched away from their isolated family home in the middle …

26429. 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 …

26433. 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 …

26436. 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 …

26450. A Stranger to Command

Sherwood Smith

A Stranger to Command is a fantasy novel written by Sherwood Smith. It was written as a prequel to her first published work that takes place on the actual Sartorias-deles, Crown Duel.

26472. 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. …

26473. The Broken Eye

Brent Weeks

The Broken Eye continues the spectacular Lightbringer series from the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife. As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who can still end a civil war before it …

26474. 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...

26479. 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 …

26480. 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, …

26482. 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 …

26483. The Frontenac Mystery

François Mauriac

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

26484. 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 …

26485. 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, …

26489. The Staff Room (Dedalus Euro Shorts)

Markus Orths

Kranich is a newly qualified teacher about to take up his first post. As soon as he arrives at the school he is plunged into a nightmare kafkaesque world which has all the worst features of a totalitarian state The Staff Room is a grotesque satire which is both absurd and …

26509. The Heritage

Siegfried Lenz

In The Heritage, first published in German in 1978, Zygmunt Rogalla, an elderly Masurian rug-maker from Lucknow ... which was once part of East Prussia, now part of Poland ... tells his story from a hospital bed. The curator of the Masurian museum, where objects were collected …

26510. 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.

26515. 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 …

26522. 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 …

26524. 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 …

26530. 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.

26531. 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 …

26532. The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H.

George Steiner

Imagine, thirty years after the end of World War II, Israeli Nazi-hunters, some of whom lost relatives in the gas chambers of Nazi Germany, find a silent old man deep in the Amazon jungle. He is Adolph Hitler. The narrative that follows is a profound and disturbing exploration …

26536. A Woman in Amber

Agate Nesaule

A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile is a part autobiographical, part fictional novel written by Agate Nesaule. The first half of the novel describes Nesaule’s experiences of exile from Latvia imposed by the invading Soviet army, and her family’s emigration to …

26539. Something More

Paul Cornell

Something More is a science fantasy novel by Paul Cornell, first published by Gollancz in 2001. It was Cornell's first novel to be published. The novel is set in a future Britain circa 2248, and the plot centres on the investigation of a mysterious stately home called Heartsease.

26540. Bridge of Ashes

Roger Zelazny

Bridge of Ashes is an experimental science fiction novel by Hugo- and Nebula-award winning author, Roger Zelazny. The paperback edition was published in 1976 and the hardcover in 1979. Zelazny describes the book as one of five books from which he learned things “that have borne …

26541. 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.

26542. The Groves of Academe

Mary McCarthy

The Groves of Academe is a novel by American writer Mary McCarthy. Considered to be one of the first academic novels, it concerns the sequence of events that take place after Henry Mulcahy, a literary instructor at the fictive Jocelyn College, learns that his teaching …

26543. 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, …

26545. The Burning Tigris

Peter Balakian

The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response presents a narrative of the massacres of the Armenians during the 1890s and genocide in 1915 at the responsibility of the Ottoman government. Using archival documents and first-person accounts, Peter Balakian shows …

26547. 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.

26548. Vacation

Jeremy C. Shipp

Vacation is the first and most recent novel by American author Jeremy C. Shipp. Vacation’s protagonist, Bernard Johnson, finds himself trapped in a job his parents chose for him, miserable in a loveless relationship, and dependent on anti-depressants for his emotional stability. …

26550. The Walrus and the Warwolf

Hugh Cook

The Walrus and the Warwolf is a book published in 1988 that was written by Hugh Cook.

26551. An Act of Terror

André Brink

An Act of Terror is a novel by Andre Brink, first published in 1991.

26552. Double Solitaire

Melinda M. Snodgrass

Double Solitaire is a super-hero novel by American writer Melinda Snodgrass, the tenth entry and the first full novel in the Wild Cards shared universe fiction series edited by George R. R. Martin. It was published in paperback in the USA in 1992.

26561. Tears Of A Dragon

Bryan Davis

Tears Of A Dragon is a book published in 2005 that was written by Bryan Davis.

26563. It's So Amazing

Robie Harris

Published in 1999, It’s So Amazing: a Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families is a children's book about pregnancy and childbirth. It is written by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley. It appeared as #37 in the ALA's list of Most Banned Books during the …

26564. Captive Universe

Harry Harrison

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

26565. 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 …

26567. The Haunted Mask

R. L. Stine

The Haunted Mask is the eleventh book in Goosebumps, the series of children's horror fiction novellas created and authored by R. L. Stine. The book follows Carly Beth, a girl who buys a Halloween mask from a store. After putting on the mask, she starts acting differently and …

26569. That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

Cressida Cowell

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown is a children's picture book written by Cressida Cowell and illustrated by Neal Layton, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, as well as being shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Awards and longlisted for …

26570. The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five …

Paul Hendrickson

The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War is a book written by Paul Hendrickson.

26571. The Double Tongue

William Golding

The Double Tongue is a novel by William Golding. It was found in draft form after his death and published posthumously. Golding's final novel tells the story of the Pythia, the priestess of Apollo at Delphi. Arieka prophesies in the shadowy years of the 1st century BC when the …

26572. Icarus at the Edge of Time

Brian Greene

Icarus at the Edge of Time is a 2008 novella by physicist Brian Greene, illustrated by Chip Kidd with images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

26579. The Knights of the Black Earth

Margaret & Don Perrin Weis

The Knights of the Black Earth is a book published in 1995 that was written by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin.

26584. The Alternate Asimovs

Isaac Asimov

The Alternate Asimovs is a collection of early science fiction drafts by American writer Isaac Asimov. Asimov mostly threw away early drafts. Just a few survived and were included in this anthology. It consists of three items: Grow Old With Me, the original version of the novel …

26585. The Nightingale's Song

Robert Timberg

The Nightingale's Song is a 1995 book by Baltimore Sun journalist Robert Timberg. It relates the military and political careers of five graduates of the United States Naval Academy, most of whom served during the Vietnam War in either the United States Navy or United States …

26586. The Haunting

Joan Lowery Nixon

The Haunting is a mystery novel for young adults by Joan Lowery Nixon, first published in 1998.

26587. The Conan Chronicles

Robert Jordan

The Conan Chronicles is a collection of fantasy novels written by Robert Jordan featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, created by Robert E. Howard. The book was published in 1995 by Tor Books and collects three novels previously published by Tor.

26588. Butterfly Economics: A New General Theory of Social …

Paul Ormerod

Butterfly Economics: A New General Theory of Social and Economic Behavior is a book by Paul Ormerod dealing with economic theory, published in 1999. The author uses a plethora of insect-related metaphors to show that an economy tends to function like a living organism and is …

26591. 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 …

26593. The Devil in Velvet

John Dickson Carr

The Devil in Velvet, first published in 1951, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr. This novel is both a mystery and a historical novel, with elements of the supernatural.

26594. 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 …



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