The most popular books in English
from 26601 to 26800

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.

26601. Blind Voices

Tom Reamy

"It was a time of pause, a time between planting and harvest when the air was heavy, humming with its own slow warm music." So begins an extraordinary fantasy of the rural Midwest by a winner of the John W. Campbell, Jr., Award for best young science fiction writer. One summer …

26602. Beyond Star Trek: Physics from Alien Invasion to the …

Lawrence M. Krauss

In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics …

26603. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics

P. A. M. Dirac

The Principles of Quantum Mechanics is an influential monograph on quantum mechanics written by Paul Dirac and first published by Oxford University Press in 1930. Dirac gives an account of quantum mechanics by "demonstrating how to construct a completely new theoretical …

26604. Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and …

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Originally published in 1766, the Laocoön has been called the first extended attempt in modern times to define the distinctive spheres of art and poetry.

26605. 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.

26606. 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 …

26608. A thousand peaceful cities

Jerzy Pilch

"If laughter actually is the best medicine, fortunate readers of this wonderful novel will surely enjoy perfect health for the rest of their days."―Kirkus ReviewsA comic gem, Jerzy Pilch's A Thousand Peaceful Cities takes place in 1963, in the latter days of the Polish …

26609. Yes

Bernhard

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

26612. Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw

Thomas Glavinic

Carl Haffner’s Love of the Draw is a 1998 chess novel by Austrian writer Thomas Glavinic. It was Glavinic's first novel and is about a shy and withdrawn Viennese chess master who in 1910 challenges the World Champion for his title. The book was translated into English in 1999 by …

26615. The Final Journey

Gudrun Pausewang

The Final Journey is a book written by Gudrun Pausewang.

26625. Warsaw Diary of Adam Czerniakow: Prelude to Doom. Ed …

Adam Czerniakow

Adam Czerniakow was a Polish Jew who killed himself on July 23, 1942—on the face of it not an uncommon occurrence in those times. But there is more to the story than the tragic death of one man among so many millions. Czerniakow was for almost three years the chairman of the …

26626. The Invisible Collection

Stefan Zweig

'This is the story of about the strangest thing that I've ever encountered, old art dealer that I am.' It is perhaps the finest art collection of its kind, acquired through a lifetime of sacrifice - but when a dealer comes to see it, he finds something quite unexpected, and is …

26634. 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.

26639. 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 …

26643. 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.

26650. Missile Gap

Charles Stross

It's 1976 again. Abba are on the charts, the Cold War is in full swing -- and the Earth is flat. It's been flat ever since the eve of the Cuban war of 1962; and the constellations overhead are all wrong. Beyond the Boreal ocean, strange new continents loom above tropical seas, …

26653. 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.

26661. The Theory of Communicative Action

Jürgen Habermas

The Theory of Communicative Action is a 1981 book by Jürgen Habermas, in which he continues his project set out in On the Logic of the Social Sciences of finding a way to ground "the social sciences in a theory of language." The two volumes are Reason and the Rationalization of …

26669. Always Forever

Mark Chadbourn

Always Forever is a book published in 2001 that was written by Mark Chadbourn.

26671. Another Beauty

Adam Zagajewski

Another Beauty is a 1998 memoir by the Polish poet Adam Zagajewski. It focuses on Zagajewski's student years and early time as a poet in Kraków in the 1960s and 1970s, and his involvement with the artist group "Now", leaving aestheticism behind to focus on contemporary politics …

26672. The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat

Steven Lukes

The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is a book by Steven Lukes. It is a "comedy of ideas" which was published in 1995. It is set in a fictional world, and its primary source of humour is based upon the allusions Lukes makes to this world. The plot follows Professor …

26674. The Secret House of Death

Ruth Rendell

The Secret House of Death is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, first published in 1968.

26677. Postmodernity and its discontents

Zygmunt Bauman

When Freud wrote his classic Civilization and its Discontents, he was concerned with repression. Modern civilization depends upon the constraint of impulse, the limiting of self expression. Today, in the time of modernity, Bauman argues, Freud's analysis no longer holds good, …

26678. Doctor Dolittle's Garden

Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle's Garden is structurally the most disorganised of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books. The first part would fit very well into Doctor Dolittle's Zoo, which this book follows. The rest of the book forms a reasonably coherent narrative. From now on, Lofting would …

26680. The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia

Bronisław Malinowski

The Sexual Life of Savages in North-Western Melanesia is a 1929 book by anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski. The work is his second in the trilogy on the Trobrianders, with the other two being Argonauts of the Western Pacific and Coral Gardens and Their Magic.

26681. 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 …

26683. The Anime Encyclopedia

Jonathan Clements

The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917 is a 2001 encyclopedia written by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy. It was published in 2001 by Stone Bridge Press in the United States, and a "revised and expanded" edition was released in 2006. In the United …

26685. 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 …

26688. Plato: Ion

Plato

26694. Dwellers in the Mirage

Abraham Merritt

Dwellers in the Mirage is a fantasy novel by A. Merritt. It was first published in book form in 1932 by Horace Liveright. The novel was originally serialized in six parts in the magazine Argosy beginning with the January 23, 1932 issue.

26698. Give It Up! And Other Stories Kafka

Franz Kafka

Give It Up! is a comics adaptation of nine short stories by Franz Kafka drawn by Peter Kuper. In the introduction, by Jules Feiffer, Kuper's adaptations are described as "riffs, visual improvisations."

26701. Propaganda: the formation of men's attitudes

Jacques Ellul

Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes is a book on the subject of propaganda by French philosopher, theologian, legal scholar, and sociologist Jacques Ellul. This book appears to be the first attempt to study propaganda from a sociological approach as well as a …

26706. George Washington's World

Genevieve Foster

George Washington's World is a children's history book by Genevieve Foster. The first edition, illustrated by the author, was published in 1941 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1942.

26711. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

26717. The Hugo Winners

Isaac Asimov

The Hugo Winners was a series of books which collected science fiction and fantasy stories that won a Hugo Award for Short Story, Novelette or Novella at the World Science Fiction Convention between 1955 and 1982. Each volume was edited by Isaac Asimov, who wrote the …

26722. Summa Technologiae

Stanisław Lem

Summa Technologiae is a 1964 book by Polish author Stanisław Lem. Summa is one of the first collections of philosophical essays by Lem. The book exhibits depth of insight and irony usual for Lem's creations. The name is an allusion to Summa Theologiae by Thomas Aquinas and to …

26725. Murphy's Law

Colin Bateman

Murphy's Law is the first novel of the Martin Murphy series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, published on 13 October 2011 through Headline Publishing Group.

26726. 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.

26730. 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".

26731. 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 …

26738. Silvercloak

Dave Duncan

Silvercloak is a book published in 2001 that was written by Dave Duncan.

26742. White Man Falling

Mike Stocks

White Man Falling is the debut novel by British author Mike Stocks. It won the 2006 Goss First Novel Award.

26756. Genesis and development of a scientific fact

Ludwik Fleck

Originally published in German in 1935, this monograph anticipated solutions to problems of scientific progress, the truth of scientific fact and the role of error in science now associated with the work of Thomas Kuhn and others. Arguing that every scientific concept and …

26764. Dead on Target

Franklin W. Dixon

Dead on Target is the first book in The Hardy Boys Casefiles series. It was first published in the year 1987.

26775. The Kiss of Death

Marcus Sedgwick

The Kiss of Death is a novel written by Marcus Sedgwick, and the sequel to My Swordhand is Singing. It is based in 18th Century Venice, and follows the story of a young boy called Marco, who is searching for his father who has gone missing. Soon enough, old adversaries emerge.

26777. The Chimera's Curse

Julia Golding

The Chimera's Curse is a children's fantasy novel by Julia Golding, first published in 2007. It is the fourth and final book of the Companions Quartet. The rest of the quartet includes The Gorgon's Gaze, Mines of the Minotaur, and Secret of the Sirens. Golding has stated that …

26793. 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 …



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