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. En dåres försvarstal

August Strindberg

This autobiographical novel is based on Strindberg's life in the 1870s and 1880s, and focuses on his marriage to Siri von Essen. It purports to be a vehicle for explaining to himself his role in the relationship from its ecstatic beginnings to its catastrophic conclusion. The …

26602. 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 …

26603. Yes

Thomas Bernhard

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

26606. 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. …

26612. 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 …

26613. The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of …

Patrick French

The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul is a biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author V. S. Naipaul by Patrick French. It was published in 2008. The title is a quotation from Naipaul's book "A Bend in the River". The world is what it is; men who are …

26614. Excellent Cadavers

Alexander Stille

Excellent Cadavers is a 1995 non-fiction book by American author Alexander Stille about the Sicilian Mafia, concentrating on magistrate Giovanni Falcone's fight against the Mafia and his 1992 assassination. The name of the book comes from the phrase "excellent cadavers" or …

26615. 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 …

26617. 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 …

26618. Trail of Feathers

Tahir Shah

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

26621. The Fallen Curtain

Ruth Rendell

The Fallen Curtain is a short story collection by British writer Ruth Rendell. The title story won the MWA Edgar Award for Best Short Story of the Year.

26622. Signs of Life

M. John Harrison

Signs of Life is a novel by M. John Harrison published in 1997. The dystopian narrative centers on Mick "China" Rose, a biomedical transportation entrepreneur, and his lover Isobel Avens's dream of flying. The novel was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 1997, …

26623. Strumpet City

James Plunkett

Strumpet City is a 1963 historical novel by James Plunkett set in Dublin, Ireland, around the time of the 1913 Dublin Lock-out. In 1980, it was adapted into a successful TV drama by Hugh Leonard for RTÉ, Ireland's national broadcaster. The novel is an epic, tracing the lives of …

26628. Half Past Human

T. J. Bass

Half Past Human, by T. J. Bass is a fixup science fiction novel published in 1971. Two short stories were combined and fleshed out to form this novel: "Half Past Human", first published in Galaxy Science Fiction in December 1969, and "G.I.T.A.R.", first published in If in …

26631. 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.

26632. 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 …

26637. The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia

Alfred W. McCoy

The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia is a non-fiction book on heroin trafficking in Southeast Asia, which covers the period from World War II to the Vietnam War. Published in 1972, the book was the product of eighteen months of research and at least one trip to Laos by the …

26645. 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 …

26648. The Last Unicorn

Peter S. Beagle

The Last Unicorn is a fantasy novel written by Peter S. Beagle and published in 1968, by Viking Press in the U.S. and The Bodley Head in the U.K. It follows the tale of a unicorn, who believes she is the last of her kind in the world and undertakes a quest to discover what has …

26653. 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, …

26656. 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.

26659. Sherlock Holmes

Nick Rennison

Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Nick Rennison, originally published in 2006. In the novel, Rennison postulates that Sherlock Holmes was involved in various historical events, including the Jack the Ripper case, the Crippen …

26660. 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 …

26661. 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 …

26665. Something Special

Iris Murdoch

"Something Special" is the only published short story by Iris Murdoch. It first appeared in 1957 in a collection entitled Winter's Tales 3, and after inclusion in anthologies in Japan, England and Finland it was republished separately by Chatto & Windus in 1999. Yvonne …

26669. 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.

26672. 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 …

26673. 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."

26677. 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 …

26678. Marco's Millions

William Sleator

Marco's Millions is a science fiction novel by William Sleator. It is a prequel to the main book, The Boxes.

26679. A World of Hurt

David Sherman

A World of Hurt, a science fiction novel by David Sherman and Dan Cragg, is the tenth novel in their StarFist series. A civilian analyst in the Confederation of Human Worlds' Development Control Division of the Department of Colonial Development, Population Control, and …

26683. The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 2001, is a collection of almost all science fiction stories written by Arthur C. Clarke: it includes 114 in all arranged in order of publication, "Travel by Wire!" in 1937 through to "Improving the Neighbourhood" in …

26684. They Used Dark Forces

Dennis Wheatley

They Used Dark Forces is the final part of Gregory Sallust's wartime experiences. In this novel Sallust is sent to investigate rumours of a German superweapon being built in Peenemünde. He is wounded following an air raid and encounters Ibrahim Mallacou a Jewish Satanist who …

26690. The Enemy

Desmond Bagley

The Enemy is a first person narrative espionage thriller novel by English author Desmond Bagley, first published in 1977. In 2001 it was made into a movie, starring Roger Moore, Luke Perry and Olivia d'Abo.

26697. 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.

26703. 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 …

26707. 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.

26708. Corrupting Dr. Nice

John Kessel

Corrupting Dr. Nice is a science fiction novel by John Kessel, published in 1997. It is a time travel novel modeled on the screwball comedies of the 1930s. The story follows the rich and klutzy Owen Vannice as he exports a dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period. On the way to the …

26714. On Market Street

Arnold Lobel

On Market Street is a book written by Arnold Lobel and illustrated by Anita Lobel.

26715. Wolf

Gillian Cross

Wolf is a young-adult novel by Gillian Cross, published by Oxford in 1990. Set in London, it features communal living, terrorism, and wolves and a teenage girl in relation to her mother, father, and paternal grandmother. Cross won the annual Carnegie Medal recognising the year's …

26716. The Happy Day

Ruth Krauss

The Happy Day is a book written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Marc Simont.

26717. Fourth Mansions

R. A. Lafferty

Fourth Mansions is a science fiction novel by American author R. A. Lafferty, first published as an Ace Science Fiction Special in 1969. A UK hardcover was issued by Dennis Dobson in 1972, with a Star Books paperback following in 1977. A French translation appeared in 1973. …

26721. Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of …

John Putnam Demos

Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England is a book by John Putnam Demos.

26722. Taxi

Khaled Al Khamissi

Taxi is a collection of 58 short stories by Khaled Al Khamissi, first published in December 2006. A book dedicated "to the life that lives in the words of poor people." Taxi is a journey of urban sociology in the Egyptian capital through the voices of taxi drivers. Through …

26729. Taking Lives

Michael Pye

Taking Lives is a 1999 thriller novel by Michael Pye about an FBI profiler in search of a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims. The novel was loosely adapted into a 2004 film of the same title starring Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke.

26733. Mindsword's Story

Fred Saberhagen

Mindsword's Story is a book published in 1990 and written by Fred Saberhagen.

26734. A Thousand Lies

Laura Wilson

A Thousand Lies is a novel by British crime writer Laura Wilson, first published in 2006. It was shortlisted for the first Duncan Lawrie Dagger, the new incarnation of the Gold Dagger.

26743. Captive Witness

Carolyn Keene

Captive Witness is the 64th volume in the Nancy Drew Stories series. Nancy travels to Austria to solve a mystery. It is about stolen film and 10 refugee children trapped in Hungary. It was originally titled "Captive Witness Mystery."

26744. Greek Homosexuality

Kenneth J Dover

Greek Homosexuality is a 1978 book about homosexuality in ancient Greece by Kenneth Dover, the first modern scholarly work on the subject. Dover uses archaic and classical archaeological and literary sources to discuss ancient Greek sexual behavior and attitudes. The book's …

26746. 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 …

26748. 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 …

26754. 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.

26755. Mine for Keeps

Jean Little

Mine for Keeps is a 1962 book by the Canadian children's author Jean Little. At the time she wrote Mine for Keeps, Little was teaching in a school for the disabled and she had written the book after becoming tired of reading her students books in which disabled child characters …

26758. 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.

26763. A Fate Totally Worse than Death

Paul Fleischman

A Fate Totally Worse than Death is a spoof horror novel for young adults by Paul Fleischman, published in 1995, in which a badly behaved clique of high school girls get their comeuppance.

26766. 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, …

26767. The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country!

Lane Smith

The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country is a book by Lane Smith. A sequel to his book The Happy Hocky Family, it tells a number of very short stories about the Hocky Family and their new home in the country.

26771. Tears Of A Dragon

Bryan Davis

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

26773. Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone

Max McCoy

Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone is the ninth of 12 Indiana Jones novels published by Bantam Books. Max McCoy, the author of this book, also wrote three of the other Indiana Jones books for Bantam. Published on April 1, 1995, it is preceded by Indiana Jones and the …

26775. The Walrus and the Warwolf

Hugh Cook

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

26782. 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 …

26783. The Mysteries of Glass

Sue Gee

The Mysteries of Glass is a 2004 novel by British author Sue Gee. It was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005.

26785. Beyond Wizardwall

Janet Morris

Beyond Wizardwall is a book written by Janet Morris in the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe. It is the third of the three -volume Beyond Sanctuary trilogy.

26786. The Opposite House

Helen Oyeyemi

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

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