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. 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 …

27203. 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 …

27205. The King of Kahel

Tierno Monénembo

The King of Kahel is a 2008 French-language novel by Guinean author Tierno Monénembo. It won the 2008 prix Renaudot. It was translated in 2010 to English by Nicholas Elliott and published by AmazonCrossing, Amazon.com's translated fiction publishing imprint. The King of Kahel …

27209. 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 …

27210. 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 …

27211. Language, Proof and Logic

Jon Barwise

Language, Proof and Logic is a book written by Jon Barwise and John Etchemendy.

27213. Fear No Evil

Natan Sharansky

Fear No Evil is a book by the Ukrainian-Israeli activist and politician Natan Sharansky about his struggle to immigrate to Israel from the former Soviet Union. The book tells the story of the Jewish refuseniks in the USSR in the 1970s, his show trial on charges of espionage, …

27214. The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian

Nirad C. Chaudhuri

The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is the 1951 autobiography of Nirad C. Chaudhuri, an Indian writer. Written when he was around 50, it records his life from his birth in 1897 in Kishorganj, a small town in present-day Bangladesh. The book relates his mental and intellectual …

27219. 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.

27221. 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 …

27227. 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 …

27230. Honeymoon in Hell

Fredric Brown

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

27231. Div

Julien Gracq

27232. The Feather Men

Ranulph Fiennes

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

27235. 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 …

27236. Diaries: The Last Diaries

Alan Clark

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

27237. 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.

27240. 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 …

27245. Exit, Voice, and Loyalty

Albert O. Hirschman

Exit, Voice, and Loyalty is a treatise written by Albert O. Hirschman. The work hinges on a conceptual ultimatum that confronts consumers in the face of deteriorating quality of goods: either “exit” or “voice”.

27246. 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 …

27248. 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.

27249. Rain Makes Applesauce

Julian Scheer

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

27250. 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, …

27253. Space Lords

Cordwainer Smith

Space Lords is a collection of science fiction short stories by the American writer Cordwainer Smith. It was first published by Pyramid Books in 1965. The stories belong to a series describing a future history set in the universe of the Instrumentality of Mankind. The book is …

27257. 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.

27258. 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. 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, …

27267. 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 …

27269. Botferdighetens tyranni : et essay om Vestens …

Pascal Bruckner

Fascism, communism, genocide, slavery, racism, imperialism--the West has no shortage of reasons for guilt. And, indeed, since the Holocaust and the end of World War II, Europeans in particular have been consumed by remorse. But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too …

27270. 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.

27275. 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.

27276. 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. 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. …

27278. Redwall Map & Riddler

Brian Jacques

The Redwall Map & Riddler is a book published in 1997 as an accessory to the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.

27281. 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.

27282. Mystery of the Desert Giant

Franklin W. Dixon

Mystery of the Desert Giant is Volume 40 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by James Buechler in 1961.

27283. 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.

27285. Good News From Outer Space

John Kessel

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

27286. 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 …

27290. The Danube Pilot

Jules Verne

The Danube Pilot is a novel by Jules Verne. It was first published in 1908, three years after his death, and like most of the books published posthumously, had been extensively revised by his son, Michel. Part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series, it recounts the adventures of …

27291. 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.

27295. 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 …

27296. Enemy Unseen

V. E. Mitchell

Enemy Unseen is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by V.E. Mitchell. The novel was originally set before "Where No Man Has Gone Before", but had to be rewritten at a late stage to be set after Star Trek: The Motion Picture, due to Paramount insisting that the Deltas …

27298. This Star Shall Abide

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

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

27300. The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by the writer Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, The magazine's editor feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted roughly five hundred words …

27301. 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 …

27304. Dale Loves Sophie to Death

Robb Forman Dew

Dale Loves Sophie to Death is the debut novel of American author Robb Forman Dew. It won the 1982 National Book Award in the category First Novel. It's a domestic story that takes places over the course of several weeks in the 1970s in Ohio and Massachusetts. The novel is …

27309. Crown of Stars

James Tiptree, Jr.

Crown of Stars is a posthumous collection of Alice Sheldon ‘s unpublished short stories and those published in the final years of her career. All but one of the stories had previously been published elsewhere, in Science fiction magazines or anthologies. It is copyrighted to …

27310. 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.

27314. A Barnstormer in Oz

Philip José Farmer

A Barnstormer in Oz: A Rationalization and Extrapolation of the Split-Level Continuum is a 1982 novel by Philip José Farmer and is based on the setting and characters of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The central character of the novel is Hank Stover, a pilot and …

27316. The Moon Riders

Theresa Tomlinson

The Moon Riders is a young adult historical novel by Theresa Tomlinson, first published in 2002. There is also a second book in this series called The Voyage of the Snake Lady.

27317. Hussein, An Entertainment

Patrick O'Brian

Hussein, an Entertainment is an early work written by Patrick O'Brian and published in 1938 under his birth name, Patrick Russ. The story takes place in India of the British Raj period and concerns the adventures of a young man named Hussein. The novel, called an Entertainment …

27318. Walking the black cat

Charles Simić

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

27319. 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 …

27322. 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 …

27323. 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 …

27325. Tamburlaine

Christopher Marlowe

Tamburlaine the Great is a play in two parts by Christopher Marlowe. It is loosely based on the life of the Central Asian emperor, Timur. Written in 1587 or 1588, the play is a milestone in Elizabethan public drama; it marks a turning away from the clumsy language and loose …

27326. 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 …

27329. 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. …

27331. 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 …

27332. Senrid

Sherwood Smith

Senrid is an original fantasy novel by Sherwood Smith published in May 2007 by Norilana Books.

27335. Dragons of Argonath

Christopher Rowley

Dragons of Argonath is a fantasy novel written by Christopher Rowley. The book is the sixth in the Dragons of the Argonath series that follows the adventures of a human boy, Relkin, and his dragon, Bazil Broketail as they fight in the Argonath Legion’s 109th Marneri Dragons. …

27339. 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 …

27341. Inner Experience

Georges Bataille

Inner Experience is a 1943 book by Georges Bataille, his first lengthy philosophical treatise. It was followed by Guilty and On Nietzsche. Together, the three works constitute Bataille's Summa Atheologica, in which he explores the experience of excess, expressed in forms such as …

27342. 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 …

27343. 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 …

27346. 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.

27348. The Kellys and the O'Kellys

Anthony Trollope

The Kellys and the O'Kellys is a novel by Anthony Trollope. It was written in Ireland and published in 1848.

27350. 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.

27355. Who's on First

William F. Buckley, Jr.

Who's on First is a 1980 American spy thriller novel by William F. Buckley, Jr., the third of eleven novels in the Blackford Oakes series.

27357. Rediscovering God in America

Newt Gingrich

Rediscovering God in America is a book written by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with photography from his wife Callista Gingrich. and a film series based upon the book and narrated by the two Gingriches. The book was a New York Times bestseller.

27358. Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

Karen Tei Yamashita

Through the Arc of the Rain Forest is the first novel published by Japanese-American author Karen Tei Yamashita. Primarily set in Brazil, the novel is often considered a work of magical realism but transgresses many literary genres as it incorporates satire and humor to address …

27359. A Cage of Butterflies

Brian Caswell

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

27362. 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, …

27364. The Star Fox

Poul Anderson

The Star Fox is a science fiction novel by Poul Anderson, first published in 1965. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965, an award won by Frank Herbert's Dune.

27365. 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" …

27374. Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things

Wendelin Van Draanen

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review This is not the summer camping trip of Sammy's dreams. She imagined shady glades, meandering streams, a deer or two. What she gets are scrubby shrubs, blazing sun, …

27376. Races of Stone

Jesse Decker

Races of Stone is an optional sourcebook for the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

27377. In praise of doubt : how to have convictions without …

Peter Berger

“A book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life.”—Dallas Willard, author of Knowing Christ Today<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />In In Praise of …

27378. 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.

27379. 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.

27381. 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 …

27382. 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 …

27386. Beauty

Raphael Selbourne

Beautyin both name and appearanceis a 20-year-old Bangladeshi, returned to England after having disgraced her family by fleeing an abusive arranged marriage. Forced onto the job-hunter’s treadmill and under extreme domestic pressure, she cracks and runs away. Her encounters with …

27390. Chris Crawford on Game Design

Chris Crawford

Chris Crawford on Game Design is a book about computer and video game design by Chris Crawford. Although referred to as the second edition of The Art of Computer Game Design, it is in fact a completely new book. It was published by Peachpit under the New Riders imprint in 2003. …

27391. The Colour of Magic: The Graphic Novel

Terry Pratchett

The Colour of Magic is a 1983 comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, and is the first book of the Discworld series. The first printing of the British edition consisted of 506 copies. Pratchett has described it as "an attempt to do for the classical fantasy universe what Blazing …

27394. The Origins of Political Order

Francis Fukuyama

The Origins of Political Order is a 2011 book by political economist Francis Fukuyama about what makes a state stable. It uses a comparative political history to develop a theory of the stability of a political system. According to Fukuyama, a stable state needs to be modern and …

27395. 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 …

27396. The Curse on the Chosen

Ian Irvine

The Curse on the Chosen is the second book in Ian Irvine's The Song of the Tears trilogy.

27397. Fabre's Book of Insects

Jean-Henri Fabre

Fabre's Book of Insects is a non-fiction book that is a retelling of Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' translation of Jean-Henri Fabre's Souvenirs entomologiques. It was retold by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell and illustrated by Edward Detmold. It talks about insects in real life, mythology …

27398. The Story of B

Daniel Quinn

The Story of B is a 1996 novel written by Daniel Quinn and published by Bantam Publishing. It chronicles a young priest's movement away from his religion and toward the teachings of an international lecturer known as B, expanding upon many of the philosophical ideas introduced …

27399. The Lean Startup

Eric Ries

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses is a New York Times best seller by Eric Ries. It elucidates the business strategy of the same name that aims to change the way that companies are built and new …

27400. 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 …



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