The most popular books in English
from 27201 to 27400

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.

27201. 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 …

27203. Injury Time

Beryl Bainbridge

Injury Time is a novel by English author Beryl Bainbridge and first published in 1977 by Duckworth. It won the 1977 Whitbread Book of the Year Award.

27204. Elsewhere

William Peter Blatty

Elsewhere is a novel by William Peter Blatty, released on May 15, 2009 through Cemetery Dance Publications. It was originally published as a novella in 1999 in Al Sarrantonio's 999: New Stories Of Horror And Suspense anthology. Elsewhere is studied in the 2008 publication …

27205. 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 …

27207. 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 …

27221. War and Peace

Lev Nikolaevič Tolstoj

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in its entirety in 1869. Epic in scale, it is regarded as one of the central works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work, Anna …

27230. The Dancing Floor

John Buchan

The Dancing Floor is a 1926 novel by John Buchan featuring Edward Leithen. It is the third of five novels written about the character of Leithen.

27234. Honeymoon in Hell

Fredric Brown

Honeymoon in Hell was a science fiction short story anthology edited by Fredric Brown, published in 1958.

27238. 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 …

27240. 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 …

27241. Diaries: The Last Diaries

Alan Clark

Diaries: The Last Diaries is a book published in 2002 that was written by Alan Clark.

27242. The Return of John MacNab

Andrew Greig

The Return of John MacNab was the second novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig. The novel was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award.

27243. 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 …

27245. Empery

Michael P. Kube-McDowell

Empery is a book published in 1987 that was written by Michael P. Kube-McDowell.

27246. The Bean Trees

Kingsolver

The Bean Trees is the first novel by American writer Barbara Kingsolver, published in 1988 and reissued in 1998. It was followed by the sequel Pigs in Heaven. The protagonist of the novel is named Taylor Greer, a native of Kentucky. She sets out to leave home travel west, and …

27247. 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 …

27249. 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 …

27250. 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 …

27252. 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 …

27254. 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 …

27255. 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 …

27256. 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.

27260. 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 …

27261. 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.

27262. The Floodgate

Elaine Cunningham

The Floodgate is a fantasy novel by Elaine Cunningham, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the second novel in the "Counselors & Kings" series. It was published in paperback in April 2001.

27263. Gojiro

Mark Jacobson

Gojiro is the 1991 debut novel by former Esquire columnist Mark Jacobson. It reinterprets the Godzilla film series from the perspective of the daikaiju—not a fictional creature depicted on-screen via suitmation, but an irradiated varanid-turned B-movie star named Gojiro. Gojiro, …

27265. The Tenor Wore Tapshoes

Mark Schweizer

The Tenor Wore Tapshoes is the third book in the St. Germaine mystery series by Mark Schweizer. In this novel, Chief Koenig investigates the murder of a body discovered half a century after the crime.

27266. 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 …

27267. King of the City

Michael Moorcock

King of the City is a novel by Michael Moorcock. It is a satire on modern London and its literary scene and, in part, a sequel to Mother London. Narrated by celebrity photographer and erstwhile rock star Dennis Dover, it charts a chaotic ride through London from the sixties to …

27268. The Taqwacores

Michael Muhammad Knight

The Taqwacores is the debut novel by Michael Muhammad Knight, depicting a fictitious Islamic punk rock scene. The title is a portmanteau of taqwa, an Islamic concept of love and fear for Allah, and Hardcore, the punk rock subgenre. Some of the most popular taqwacore bands are: …

27274. The Well at the World's End

William Morris

The Well at the World's End is a fantasy novel by the British artist, poet, and author William Morris. It was first published in 1896 and has been reprinted a number of times since, most notably in two parts as the twentieth and twenty-first volumes of the Ballantine Adult …

27277. The Mystery of the Chinese Junk

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery of the Chinese Junk is Volume 39 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by James Duncan Lawrence in 1960.

27278. The Shattered Helmet

Franklin W. Dixon

The Shattered Helmet is Volume 52 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Andrew E. Svenson in 1973.

27279. Zero Cool

Michael Crichton

Zero Cool is Michael Crichton's fifth published novel. It was released in 1969 under the pseudonym of John Lange, and later re-released in 2008 as part of the Hard Case Crime series. For this release, Michael Crichton wrote short new framing chapters, in addition to doing an …

27280. Good News From Outer Space

John Kessel

Good News From Outer Space is a work written by John Kessel.

27281. Breakfast in the Ruins

Michael Moorcock

Breakfast in the Ruins: A Novel of Inhumanity is a 1972 novel by Michael Moorcock, which mixes historical and speculative fiction. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the New English Library. The novel centres on Karl Glogauer, who is also the protagonist of …

27285. The Signifying Monkey

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism is a work of literary criticism and theory by American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. first published in 1988. The book traces the folkloric origins of the African-American cultural practice of “signifying” …

27286. Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow

Ray Bradbury

Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow was an anthology of fantasy and horror stories edited by Ray Bradbury and published in 1952. Many of the stories had originally appeared in various magazines including The New Yorker, Charm, The Yale Review, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Home …

27289. Dragon Ultimate

Christopher Rowley

Dragon Ultimate is a fantasy novel written by Christopher Rowley.

27290. Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia

Dave Smith

Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia is the official encyclopedia of The Walt Disney Company. It is written by Disney's head archivist, Dave Smith. It has over five hundred pages of entries, hundreds of photographs, and provides coverage of the history of Disney, park …

27296. 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 …

27297. 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 …

27298. Dancing in Odessa

Ilya Kaminsky

Poetry. Winner of the 2002 Dorset Prize, and recipient of the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Ilya Kaminsky is a recent Russian immigrant and rising poetic star. Despite the fact that he is a non-native speaker, Kaminksy's sense of rhythm and lyic surpasses that of most contemporary …

27300. Crazy Lady!

Jane Leslie Conly

Crazy Lady! is a children's novel written by Jane Leslie Conly. It was published in 1993 and was one of the Newbery Honor books of 1994.

27301. Always Room for One More

Sorche Nic Leodhas

Always Room for One More is a book by Sorche Nic Leodhas that won the Caldecott Medal for excellence in American children's literature illustration in 1966. It tells the tale of Lachie MacLachlan, a generous Scottish man. While he lives in a small hut with his wife and ten …

27302. 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.

27304. Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat

Ernest Bramah

Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat is a fantasy novel by Ernest Bramah. It was first published in 1928 and has been reprinted a number of times since, most notably as the sixty-fourth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in February, 1974.

27309. Time of Hope

C. P. Snow

Time of Hope is the first chronological entry in C. P. Snow's series of novels Strangers and Brothers, and the third to be published. It depicts the beginning of Lewis Eliot's life, with a childhood in poverty in a small English town at the beginning of the 20th Century. Lewis …

27310. The Year of the Quiet Sun

Wilson Tucker

The Year of the Quiet Sun is a 1970 science fiction novel by Wilson Tucker about the use of forward time travel to ascertain future political and social events. It won a retrospective John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1976. It was also nominated for a Nebula Award for Best …

27311. Dinotopia: First Flight

James Gurney

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

27313. Back to the Stone Age

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Back to the Stone Age is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth in his series set in the interior world of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a six-part serial in Argosy Weekly from January 9 to February 13, 1937 under the title "Seven Worlds to Conquer." It was first …

27314. The Hill of Dreams

Arthur Machen

The Hill of Dreams is a semi-autobiographical novel by Arthur Machen.

27315. The Gulag Archipelago

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about the Soviet forced labour camp system. The three-volume book is a narrative relying on eyewitness testimony and primary research material, as well as the author's own experiences as a prisoner in a gulag labor camp. …

27316. Book of Sketches

Jack Kerouac

Book of Sketches is a collection of spotaneous prose poetry by the American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac, published posthumously in 2006. The poems, written in 1952 and 1953 in a notebook carried in his breast pocket, describe Kerouac's travels through the U.S. states of New …

27317. Is There No Place on Earth for Me?

Susan Sheehan

Is There No Place On Earth For Me? written by Susan Sheehan and published in 1982 by Houghton Mifflin, it won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. This book recounts the lonely, harrowing life of Sylvia Frumkin who is diagnosed schizophrenic. Sheehan followed Frumkin …

27324. 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 …

27325. The View from Serendip

Arthur C. Clarke

The View from Serendip is a collection of essays and anecdotes by Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1977. The pieces include Clarke's experiences with diving, his relationships with other science fiction authors such as Isaac Asimov, and other personal memoirs. There are also …

27327. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions

John Donne

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, or in full Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and severall steps in my Sicknes, is a prose work by the English metaphysical poet and cleric John Donne, published in 1624. It covers death, rebirth and the Elizabethan concept of sickness as a …

27328. Before the Golden Age

Isaac Asimov

Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s is an anthology of 25 science fiction stories from 1930s pulp magazines, edited by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. It also includes "Big Game", a short story written by Asimov in 1941 and never sold. The …

27329. The People Look Like Flowers At Last

Charles Bukowski

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

27334. 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 …

27337. 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 …

27340. 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.

27343. Allan Stein

Matthew Stadler

Allan Stein is a 1999 novel by Matthew Stadler. Its epigraph is a quotation from writer Gertrude Stein: "What is the use of being a boy if you grow up to become a man, what is the use?" The novel won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Fiction and the Richard and Hilda …

27345. Hoka! Hoka! Hoka!

Poul Anderson

Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! is a collection of science fiction stories by Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1998 and reprints the authors' earlier collection, Earthman's Burden, expanding with two additional stories from Hoka!. The story "Don Jones" …

27351. Let's Put the Future Behind Us

Jack Womack

Let's Put the Future Behind Us is a speculative fiction novel by Jack Womack set in post-Soviet Russia and released in 1996. It chronicles the transition of bureaucratic apparatchiks into an endemically corrupt Russian quasi-capitalism in the early 1990s dominated by oligarchs, …

27352. Mouse Noses on Toast

Daren King

Mouse Noses on Toast is a children's book written by Daren King and illustrated by David Roberts, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award. Reviewers variously commented that it is a "quick" and "easy" read, and a "nice book to read aloud". The …

27356. The Covenant

James A. Michener

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

27360. My Cleaner

Maggie Gee

“My Cleaner is a moving, funny, engrossing book.”—The Observer“Elegant, humorous and surprising, this is a classy performance.”—The Times“Beautifully observed, intelligent and moving.”—The ScotsmanUgandan Mary Tendo worked for many years in the white middle-class Henman …

27361. The Ancestor Game

Alex Miller

The Ancestor Game is a 1992 Miles Franklin literary award winning novel by the Australian author Alex Miller. The Ancestor Game was republished by Allen & Unwin in 2003.

27363. 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.

27364. 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.

27365. TIM Defender of the Earth

Sam Enthoven

TIM, Defender of the Earth is a young adult science fiction novel by Sam Enthoven, written in the spirit of classic monster movies such as Godzilla and Gamera. It was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.

27368. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science

Tom Bethell

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science is a 2005 book by Tom Bethell, the third book in the Politically Incorrect Guides series published by Regnery Publishing, after the Guides to American History and Islam. Some parts of the book were later expanded in the Politically …

27369. Camp X

Eric Walters

Camp X is a children's spy novel written by Canadian author Eric Walters. Set in World War II, the novel is about brothers Jack and George, trying to save a top secret Canadian military base called Camp X, which they accidentally discovered after playing a fake game of war. Camp …

27370. 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 …

27376. 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 …

27379. Walk in My Soul

Lucia St. Clair Robson

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

27381. 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.

27382. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Kevin J. Anderson

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 steampunk/adventure novel by Kevin J. Anderson. It is a novelization of the script of the movie of the same name, written by James Dale Robinson, which itself was based on the comic by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill.

27397. 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 …

27398. One Plus One

Jojo Moyes

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your stepson is being bullied and your daughter has a once in a lifetime opportunity ... that you can't afford to pay for.

27399. Stephen King Dark Tower Collection 8 Books Set

Stephen King

Stephen King Dark Tower Collection 8 Books Set Titles in This Set The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, The Dark Tower, The Wind through the Keyhole.

27400. Keeper of the Lost Cities

Shannon Messenger

In this unforgettable seventh book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must let the past and present blur together, because the deadliest secrets are always the ones that get erased.Sophie Foster doesn’t know what—or whom—to …



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