The most popular books in English
from 27001 to 27200

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.

27001. The God of Impertinence

Sten Nadolny

Freed after two thousand years of captivity, the god Hermes taps people's minds to study contemporary society, and he battles Hephaestus, the degenerate technology god. By the author of The Discovery of Slowness. "

27002. The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe: (The Fall …

Edgar Allan Poe

This volume contains a collection of some of the best short stories ever written by Edgar Allan Poe. A master of the macabre, Poe exhibits his literary prowess in these classic short stories. Contained within this volume are the following: The Gold-Bug, The Murders in the Rue …

27003. In Custody

Anita Desai

Asked to interview India's greatest poet, Deven sees a way to escape the miseries of life as a small-town scholar. But the old man he finds deep in the bazaars of Old Delhi bears no resemblance to the idol of his youth. Deven is fooled, bullied and cheated, and drawn into a new …

27004. Bad Nature, or With Elvis in Mexico (Pearls)

Javier Marías

A gem of a Marías story: Elvis and his entourage abandon their translator in a seedy cantina full of enraged criminals. “It all happened because of Elvis Presley.” Elvis, down south of the border to film a movie, has insisted his producers hire a proper Spaniard so that he can …

27005. The Ambassador

Morris West

The Ambassador is a novel by Australian author Morris West. It was first published in 1965. The novel is fictionalisation of the period leading up to and shortly after the Coup d'état against and assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem.

27006. The Gaze

Elif Shafak

“An enchanting combination of compassion and cruelty…Elif Shafak is the best author to come out of Turkey in the last decade.”—Orhan PamukA new title from the author of The Flea Palace, shortlisted for the Independent Prize for Foreign Fiction and chosen for Waterstone’s 2005 …

27007. The Final Journey

Gudrun Pausewang

The Final Journey is a book written by Gudrun Pausewang.

27012. The Maracot Deep

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Maracot Deep is a short 1929 novel by Arthur Conan Doyle about the discovery of a sunken city of Atlantis by a team of explorers led by Professor Maracot. He is accompanied by Cyrus Headley, a young research zoologist and Bill Scanlan, an expert mechanic working with an iron …

27014. A Figure in Hiding

Franklin W. Dixon

A Figure in Hiding is Volume 16 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1937. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

27018. 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 …

27025. 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 …

27027. The Pyramid

William Golding

The Pyramid is a novel by the English author, William Golding. It describes the experiences of growing up in the 1920s in a small market town in England for the narrator, Oliver. It tells three separate stories from his childhood, resolving them many years later. All three …

27030. All Music Guide to Jazz

Vladimir Bogdanov

All Music Guide to Jazz is a non-fiction book that is an encyclopedic referencing of jazz music compiled under the direction of All Media Guide. The first edition, All Music Guide to Jazz: the Best CDs, Albums & Tapes, appeared in 1994 and was edited by Ron Wynn with Michael …

27031. Everything Good Will Come

Sefi Atta

Everything Good Will Come is a coming-of-age novel by Sefi Atta about a girl growing into a woman in postcolonial Nigeria and England. It was published by Interlink World Fiction in 2005. Throughout the novel the main character, Enitan, is faced with various personal …

27032. The Ambidextrous Universe

Martin Gardner

The Ambidextrous Universe is a popular science book by Martin Gardner covering aspects of symmetry and asymmetry in human culture, science and the wider universe. Originally published in 1964, it underwent revisions in 1969, 1979, 1990 and 2005. Originally titled The …

27034. The General

C. S. Forester

Forester is best known for his famous series of Horatio Hornblower novels which he began in 1937; few of his other works are well-known: The General and The African Queen are exceptions and remain popular. The General follows the career of Herbert Curzon from his experiences in …

27035. The Feather Men

Ranulph Fiennes

The Feather Men is a 1991 novel by the British adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

27038. Nightrunners of Bengal

John Masters

Nightrunners of Bengal is the title of the first novel by John Masters. It is a work of historical fiction set against the background of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. It was published in 1951 in the United Kingdom by Michael Joseph, London, and in the United States by the Viking …

27039. Lament for a Nation

George Grant

Lament for a Nation is a 1965 essay of political philosophy by Canadian philosopher George Grant. The essay examined the political fate of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's Progressive Conservative government in light of its refusal to allow nuclear arms on Canadian soil and the …

27041. Fire on the Mountain

Terry Bisson

Fire on the Mountain is a 1988 novel by the American author Terry Bisson. It is an alternate history describing the world as it would have been had John Brown succeeded in his raid on Harper's Ferry and touched off a slave rebellion in 1859, as he intended.

27042. Fearful Symmetry

Northrop Frye

Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake is a 1947 book by Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye whose subject is the work of English poet and visual artist William Blake. The book has been hailed as one of the most important contributions to the study of William Blake and …

27043. The Night of Wenceslas

Lionel Davidson

The Night of Wenceslas is the debut novel of British thriller and crime writer Lionel Davidson. It describes the reluctant adventures of Nicolas Whistler, a dissolute young man of mixed English and Czech parentage who finds himself caught up against his will in Cold War …

27044. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

M. R. James

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904. Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories, combined in one volume. Montague Rhodes James was a …

27047. 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 …

27048. Kull

Robert E. Howard

Kull is a collection of Fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1967 by Lancer Books under the title King Kull. This edition included three stories completed by Lin Carter from unfinished fragments and drafts by Howard. Later editions, retitled as …

27049. The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid

Pat Garrett

The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid is a biography and first-hand account written by Pat Garrett, sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, in collaboration with a ghostwriter, Marshall Ashmun "Ash" Upson. During the summer of 1881 in a small New Mexican village, Garrett shot and …

27050. The Way We Talk Now

Geoffrey Nunberg

The Way We Talk Now: Commentaries on Language and Culture from NPR's Fresh Air is a collection of essays by Geoffrey Nunberg about the effect of language on contemporary culture. Most of the essays are based on segments from the NPR radio program Fresh Air. Nunberg looks at …

27051. Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole …

Robert M. Edsel

Rescuing Da Vinci is a largely photographic, historical book about art reclamation and preservation during and after World War II, written by American author Robert M. Edsel, published in 2006 by Laurel Publishing.

27052. Rain Makes Applesauce

Julian Scheer

Rain Makes Applesauce is a book written by Julian Scheer and illustrated Marvin Bileck.

27053. Barbary Shore

Norman Mailer

Barbary Shore is Norman Mailer's second published novel, written after Mailer's great success with his 1948 debut The Naked and the Dead. It concerns a protagonist who rents a room in a Brooklyn boarding house with the intention of writing a novel. Wounded during World War II, …

27056. Magical Melons

Carol Ryrie Brink

Magical Melons is a children's historical novel by Carol Ryrie Brink, first published in 1939. It is the sequel to the Newbery-Award-winning novel Caddie Woodlawn. Set between 1863 and 1866, Magical Melons takes the form of a collection of stories about the Woodlawn family, with …

27058. After Doomsday

Poul Anderson

After Doomsday is a science fiction novel by American writer Poul Anderson. It was published as a complete novel in 1962, having been serialized as The Day after Doomsday in the magazine Galaxy, between December 1961 and February 1962.

27060. Liliane

Ntozake Shange

'Liliane: Resurrection of The Daughter' is a novel by Ntozake Shange. It was originally published by St. Martin's Press in 1994. The novel tells the coming of age story of a young Black woman, Liliane Parnell, through the numerous voices of childhood friends, family, lovers, …

27061. The Further Adventures of The Joker

Martin H. Greenberg

The Further Adventures of The Joker is an English paperback anthology of short fiction stories about Batman's archenemy the Joker. The material was written by various authors, and the book was edited by Martin H. Greenberg. It was the follow-up to an earlier Batman anthology, …

27062. Flip-Flop Girl

Katherine Paterson

Flip-Flop Girl is a 1994 children's novel written by U.S. novelist Katherine Paterson. The book is considered a very good story for children who are trying to adjust in a new school. and appears on school study and reading lists.

27063. The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

Jean Stafford

These Pulitzer Prize-winning stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day. Jean Stafford communicates the small details of loneliness and connection, the search for freedom and the desire to belong, that not …

27064. The Decoration of Houses

Edith Wharton

The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In the book, the authors denounced Victorian-style interior decoration and interior design, especially those rooms that were decorated with …

27065. Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism

Murray Bookchin

Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm is a polemical essay by Murray Bookchin published as a book in 1995. It is a critique of deep ecology, bio-centrism and lifestyle anarchism. Bookchin sets his social anarchism in opposition to individualist, …

27066. A Darwinian Left

Peter Singer

A Darwinian Left: Politics, Evolution and Cooperation is a 1999 book by Peter Singer, in which he argues that the view of human nature provided by evolution is compatible with and should be incorporated into the ideological framework of the Left.

27067. Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View

Richard Tarnas

Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View is a 2006 book by cultural historian Richard Tarnas, who proposes the existence of relationships between planetary transits and events in the lives of major historical figures, as well as cultural events.

27071. Behind That Curtain

Earl Derr Biggers

Behind That Curtain is the third novel in the Charlie Chan series of mystery novels by Earl Derr Biggers.

27072. Gene Wolfe's Book of Days

Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe's Book of Days is a short story collection by American science fiction author Gene Wolfe published in 1981 by Doubleday. The stories within the collection are each paired with a holiday within the calendar year that is thematically linked to the content of the story. …

27076. The Relativity of Wrong

Isaac Asimov

The Relativity of Wrong is a collection of seventeen essays on science, written by Isaac Asimov. The book explores and contrasts the viewpoint that "all theories are proven wrong in time", arguing that there exist degrees of wrongness. The book was the twentieth of a series of …

27079. A masculine ending

Joan Smith

A Masculine Ending is a novel by Joan Smith. It was first published in 1987 by British firm Faber and Faber.

27084. Rogue Ship

A. E. van Vogt

Rogue Ship is a 1965 novel by A. E. van Vogt, created and adapted from 3 short stories to form a novel. The 3 short stores used were: Centaurus II Originally published in Astounding Science-Fiction in 1947 Rogue Ship Originally published in Super Science Stories in 1950 The …

27087. This Star Shall Abide

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

This Star Shall Abide is a book published in 1972, that was written by Sylvia Engdahl.

27094. My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla is a book compiled and edited by Ben Johnston detailing the work of Nikola Tesla. The content was largely drawn from a series of articles that Nikola Tesla had written for Electrical Experimenter magazine in 1919, when he was 63 …

27095. Ballroom of the Skies

John D. MacDonald

Ballroom of the Skies, a classic science fiction novel from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Have you ever stopped to wonder why the world is eternally torn by war? Why men of goodwill, seeking only …

27099. Search the Sky

edited by Frederik Pohl

Search the Sky is a satirical science fiction novel written by Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth and first published in 1954 by Ballantine Books.

27100. The Sun Shines Bright

Isaac Asimov

The Sun Shines Bright is a collection of seventeen nonfiction science essays written by Isaac Asimov. It was the fifteenth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It was first published by Doubleday & Company in 1981.

27108. To Mock a Mockingbird

Raymond Smullyan

To Mock a Mockingbird and Other Logic Puzzles: Including an Amazing Adventure in Combinatory Logic is a book by the mathematician and logician Raymond Smullyan. It contains many nontrivial recreational puzzles of the sort for which Smullyan is well known. It is also a gentle and …

27109. Walking the black cat

Charles Simić

Walking the black cat is the book written by Charles Simic.

27111. The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse

Philip Larkin

The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse is a poetry anthology edited by Philip Larkin. It was published in 1973 by Oxford University Press with ISBN 0-19-812137-7. Larkin writes in the short preface that the selection is wide rather than deep; and also notes that for …

27112. Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke : Experiencing …

Susan Napier

Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation is a scholarly book which uses techniques of literary criticism on anime by Susan J. Napier published in 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan. It discusses themes of shōjo, hentai, mecha, magical …

27114. Dinotopia: First Flight

James Gurney

Dinotopia: First Flight is a book published in 1999 that was written by James Gurney.

27118. Legends from the End of Time

Michael Moorcock

Legends from the End of Time is a book published in 1976 and written by Michael Moorcock.

27121. Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie

Maya Angelou

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie is the first collection of poems by African-American writer and poet, Maya Angelou. Many of the poems in Diiie were originally song lyrics, written during Angelou's career as a night club performer, and recorded on two albums …

27122. 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.

27123. The Egg Tree

Katherine Milhous

The Egg Tree is a 1950 book by Katherine Milhous that won the 1951 Caldecott Medal, based on the author's family tradition. It tells the classic tale of a Pennsylvania Dutch Easter, with its main characters being Katy and Carl. One day, near Easter, they look for Easter eggs and …

27126. Jewels of Gwahlur

Robert E. Howard

Jewels of Gwahlur is a 1979 collection of two fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1979 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. as volume VIII of their deluxe Conan set. The title story …

27127. Portraits of His Children

George Martin

Portraits of His Children is the sixth short story collection by author George R.R. Martin. The collection was first published in July 1987 and it contains eleven short stories.

27129. Lost Continents

L. Sprague de Camp

Lost Continents: The Atlantis Theme in History, Science, and Literature is a study by L. Sprague de Camp. It is considered one of his most popular works. It was written in 1948, and first published serially in the magazine Other Worlds Science Fiction in 1952-1953; portions also …

27131. Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox

James MacGregor Burns

Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox is a book by James MacGregor Burns.

27133. Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life

Luís Alberto Urrea

Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life is a book written by Luis Alberto Urrea.

27135. No other life

Brian Moore

No Other Life is a novel by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore, published in 1993. The novel is set in the future, on the fictional Caribbean island of Ganae. The story is told by Father Paul Michel, a Canadian missionary to Ganae, as a letter to himself about the life …

27136. The People Look Like Flowers At Last

Charles Bukowski

The People Look Like Flowers At Last is a poetry book written by Charles Bukowski.

27138. I Shall Not Be Moved

Maya Angelou

I Shall Not Be Moved is author and poet Maya Angelou's fifth collection of poetry, published by Random House in 1990. Angelou had written four autobiographies and published four other volumes of poetry up to that point. Angelou considered herself a poet and a playwright and her …

27139. The Spoilers

Desmond Bagley

The Spoilers is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1969 with a cover by Norman Weaver.

27140. The Dragons

Douglas Niles

The Dragons is a fantasy novel by Douglas Niles, set in the world of Dragonlance, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the sixth novel in the "Lost Histories" series. It was published in paperback in October 1996. The short story Aurora's Eggs from …

27143. Merlin's Wood

Robert Holdstock

Merlin's Wood; or, The Vision of Magic is a short novel written by Robert Holdstock and was first published in the United Kingdom in 1994. The novel is considered part of the Mythago Wood cycle, but takes place in Brittany, France instead of Herefordshire, England. The work has …

27144. Hacking Matter

Wil McCarthy

Hacking Matter is a 2003 book by Wil McCarthy. It deals with "programmable matter" that, he predicts, will someday be able mimic the properties of any natural atom, and ultimately also non-natural atoms. McCarthy predicts that programmable matter will someday change human life …

27150. A Cage of Butterflies

Brian Caswell

A Cage of Butterflies is a 1992 young adult novel by Australian author, Brian Caswell.

27151. I Put a Spell on You

Nina Simone

I Put A Spell On You is the autobiography by Nina Simone. She wrote it together with Stephen Cleary in 1992.

27153. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite

Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope's novel Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite, was originally published in Macmillan's Magazine, May-Dec. 1870 and in novel form in 1871. The novel offers psychological dissection of the issues of inheritance, filial duty, noblesse oblige, gentlemanly behaviour, …

27159. The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius

Michael Moorcock

The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius is a collection of short stories by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. It is part of his long-running Jerry Cornelius series. The book was originally published by Allison & Busby in 1976 and collects stories …

27160. The Prydain Companion: A Reference Guide to Lloyd …

Michael O. Tunnell

The Prydain Companion: A Reference Guide to Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicle is a book published in 1989 that was written by Michael O. Tunnell.

27166. The Covenant

James A. Michener

The Covenant is a historical novel by American author James A. Michener, published in 1980.

27171. Green Lantern: Hero's Quest

Dennis O'Neil

Green Lantern: Hero's Quest is a book published in 2005 that was written by Dennis O'Neil.

27172. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes is an American children's picture book written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean, first published in 2008.

27175. Jacob's Ladder

Brian Keaney

Jacob's Ladder is a 2005 young adult novel by British author Brian Keaney. It follows the protagonist Jacob through his struggles to escape from another world without memories of his past.

27176. The Devil's Breath

David Gilman

The Devil's Breath is the first of three novels in the Danger Zone series by David Gilman, the second being Ice Claw, and the third Blood Sun.

27178. When Harlie Was One

David Gerrold

When HARLIE Was One is a 1972 science fiction novel by David Gerrold. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1972 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1973. The novel, a "fix-up" of previously published short stories, was published as an original paperback by …

27180. Operation Luna

Poul Anderson

Operation Luna is a science fantasy novel by American writer Poul Anderson, published in 2000; it is the sequel to the 1971 fixup novel Operation Chaos by the same author. It centers around a space flight attempt and the efforts of Coyote and several Oriental antagonists to stop …

27182. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Manning Marable

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), the late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of …

27183. Walk in My Soul

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Walk in My Soul is a 1985 historical novel by Lucia St. Clair Robson.

27186. Horselords

David Cook

Horselords is a fantasy novel by David Cook, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the first novel in "The Empires Trilogy". It was published in paperback in paperback in May 1990.

27189. The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People …

Kim Vicente

The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology is a book by Kim Vicente that Routledge published in 2004. Vicente asserts technology in such constructs as hospitals, airplanes, and nuclear power plants have significant room for improvement. Some of the …

27191. The Cosmic Logos

Traci Harding

the final fabulous story of the Celestial triad, which began with the Ancient Future trilogy. With the Nefilim gone, and all the human races united, it is time for tory and Maelgwn to unite into one soul-mind and assume their rightful place among the other ascended masters of …

27194. The Dovekeepers

Alice Hoffman

The Dovekeepers is a 2011 historical novel by American writer Alice Hoffman. The novel dramatizes the Siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire towards the end of the First Jewish–Roman War.

27197. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (Book 7)

Jeff Kinney

Amazon Exclusive: A Q&A with Jeff Kinney Question: Given all the jobs that you have--game designer, fatherhood, Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie work, etc.,--do you have a certain time that you set aside to write? Kinney: I still treat writing like a hobby, working mostly at …

27198. Red Country

Joe Abercrombie

A New York Times bestseller!They burned her home.They stole her brother and sister.But vengeance is following.Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch …

27200. Trials of Apollo, The Book One The Hidden Oracle

Rick Riordan

How do you punish an immortal?By making him human.After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to …



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