The most popular books in English
from 27401 to 27600

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.

27401. Earthsong: Aerial Photographs of Our Untouched Planet

Bernhard Edmaier

Art meets earth science in Earthsong, a gallery of spectacular aerial photographs by Bernhard Edmaier. Reproduced in full color on oversized pages, the patterns of deserts, glaciers, volcanoes, and grassland often resemble abstract paintings. But the wisdom of this book lies in …

27402. Europe, Europe

Hans Magnus Enzensberger

In this highly acclaimed and entertaining book, already "among the touchstones of the new travel writing" (Newsweek), one of West Germany's leading authors takes us on an insider's tour of Europe in the recent past. Focusing on Italy, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, and …

27403. Death in Rome

Wolfgang Koeppen

A prophetic novel that ranks with The Tin Drum and W. G. Sebald's The Emigrants as one of the essential works of contemporary European fiction. Wolfgang Koeppen's Death in Rome, in the words of translator Michael Hofmann, "is a comprehensive and brilliant provocation of an …

27404. German Romance III: Iwein, or The Knight with the …

Hartmann von Aue

Iwein, or The Knight with the Lion, is a free Middle High German adaptation of Chrétien de Troyes' Old French Arthurian romance, Yvain. Written c.1200 by a Swabian knight, Hartmann von Aue, Iwein charts the development towards maturity of a young knight who falls into error, …

27405. The Weavers

Gerhart Hauptmann

The Weavers is a play written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann in 1892. The play sympathetically portrays a group of Silesian weavers who staged an uprising during the 1840s due to their concerns about the Industrial Revolution. The play was translated to Yiddish by …

27408. 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.

27420. Longtusk

Stephen Baxter

Longtusk is a 1999 novel by Stephen Baxter. It is the second book of the Mammoth Trilogy. An omnibus edition, incorporating all three novels of this series, was published as Behemoth.

27425. So Disdained

Nevil Shute

So Disdained is the second published novel by British author, Nevil Shute. It was first published in 1928 by Cassell & Co., reissued in 1951 by William Heinemann, and issued in paperback by Pan Books in 1966. In the United States it is known as The Mysterious Aviator, and …

27426. 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 …

27430. The Sweetness of Life

Paulus Hochgatterer

The sweetness of life is a book written by Paulus Hochgatterer.

27439. 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 …

27440. Alice Through the Needle's Eye

Gilbert Adair

Alice Through the Needle's Eye: A Third Adventure for Lewis Carroll's Alice is a 1984 novel by Gilbert Adair that pays tribute to the work of Lewis Carroll through a further adventure of the eponymous fictional heroine, told in Carroll's surrealistic style.

27442. Repetition

Peter Handke

Repetition is a 1986 novel by the Austrian writer Peter Handke. It tells the story of an Austrian of mixed German and Slovenian heritage, who goes to communist Yugoslavia in a search for identity.

27445. 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 …

27447. The Mass Psychology of Fascism

Wilhelm Reich

In this classic study, Reich provides insight into the phenomenon of fascism, which continues to ravage the international community in ways great and small.Drawing on his medical expereinces with men and women of various classes, races, nations, and religious beliefs, Reich …

27450. Cut Numbers

Nick Tosches

Cut Numbers is the first novel by Nick Tosches. It involves small time criminals struggling to maintain the financial viability of their cut numbers game after the implementation of the New York Lottery. They establish an elaborate scheme to fix the legitimate state lottery. The …

27452. 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.

27453. 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 …

27455. 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, …

27460. 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.

27463. The Black Camel

Earl Derr Biggers

The Black Camel is the fourth of the Charlie Chan novels by Earl Derr Biggers.

27464. Floodland

Marcus Sedgwick

Floodland is a children's fantasy novel by Marcus Sedgwick, published on March 2, 2000 by Orion Children's Books and aimed at children. Floodland won the Branford Boase Award in 2001 for an outstanding first published novel.

27466. Barlowe's Inferno

Wayne Douglas Barlowe

Barlowe's Inferno details artist/author Wayne Barlowe's imaginary journey to a unique and vivid depiction of Hell. A loose running narrative to the book's striking images explains that Barlowe has made an undisclosed deal in order to be taken on a tour of the Pit by Sargatanas, …

27468. 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 …

27472. Sexuality and The Psychology of Love

Sigmund Freud

Sexuality and The Psychology of Love is a collection of papers written by Sigmund Freud and edited by Philip Rieff.

27478. 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 …

27481. Dragon Ultimate

Christopher Rowley

Dragon Ultimate is a fantasy novel written by Christopher Rowley.

27482. Responsibility and Judgment

Arendt

Responsibility and Judgment is the 2003 book by Hannah Arendt.

27483. The Jazz Theory Book

Mark Levine

The Jazz Theory Book is an influential jazz theory book by Mark Levine, first published in 1995. The book is a staple in jazz theory and the most comprehensive study of jazz harmony and theory ever published, and contains a wide range of jazz concepts from melodic minor scales …

27487. 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 …

27488. 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.

27489. 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 …

27490. Bonds of Vengeance

David B. Coe

Bonds of Vengeance is a book published in 2005 that was written by David B. Coe.

27493. The Screaming Mimi

Fredric Brown

The Screaming Mimi is a mystery novel by pulp writer Fredric Brown. It was first published in 1949.

27494. Not This August

C.M. Kornbluth

Not This August, also known as Christmas Eve, is a science fiction novel by C.M. Kornbluth. It was originally published in 1955 by Doubleday. It was serialized in Maclean's Magazine in May and June 1955. A revised edition with a new foreword and afterword by Frederik Pohl was …

27503. "G" Is for Grafton: The World of Kinsey Millhone

Natalie Hevener Kaufman

"G" Is for Grafton: The World of Kinsey Millhone is a book by Carol McGinnis Kay and Natalie Hevener Kaufman.

27504. Crime and Mystery

H. R. F. Keating

Crime and Mystery is a book written by H. R. F. Keating.

27506. The English Assassin: A Romance of Entropy

Michael Moorcock

The English Assassin: A Romance of Entropy is a novel by British fantasy and science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. Subtitled "A romance of entropy" it was the third part of his long running Jerry Cornelius series. Cornelius is the 'English Assassin' of the title, although he …

27507. Dinotopia: First Flight

James Gurney

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

27508. 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 …

27510. The Hill of Dreams

Arthur Machen

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

27513. 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.

27514. 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 …

27515. Gående

Bernhard

27516. 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 …

27518. 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.

27521. 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 …

27523. 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 …

27524. The People Look Like Flowers At Last

Charles Bukowski

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

27534. 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 …

27535. 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 …

27536. The Beardless Warriors

Richard Matheson

The Beardless Warriors is a 1960 World War II novel written by Richard Matheson, author of I Am Legend. It was based on his experiences as a young infantryman in the 87th Division in France and Germany.

27539. The Unquiet Earth

Denise Giardina

The Unquiet Earth is Denise Giardina's third novel. It was published in 1992 and won the W.D. Weatherford Award that year.

27546. Shadow Hunt

Anne Logston

Shadow Hunt is a book published in 1992 that was written by Anne Logston.

27547. 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 …

27551. 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 …

27552. Report on Probability A

Brian Aldiss

Report on Probability A is a science fiction novel by Brian Aldiss. The novel was completed in 1962 but was rejected by publishers in the UK, France and USA and was eventually published in 1967 in New Worlds, which described it as "perhaps his most brilliant work to date". The …

27556. Summon the Thunder

Dayton Ward

Summon the Thunder is the second novel in the Star Trek: Vanguard series revolving around the Federation Starbase 47, otherwise known as Vanguard.

27564. 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.

27574. 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 …

27579. 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 …

27585. The Swiss Family Robinson

Johann D. Wyss

The Swiss Family Robinson is a novel by Johann David Wyss, first published in 1812, about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia.

27588. 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 …

27590. Walk in My Soul

Lucia St. Clair Robson

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

27591. 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.

27595. 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 …

27596. 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.

27599. 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.

27600. 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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