The most popular books in English
from 28001 to 28200

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.

28001. The Heritage

Siegfried Lenz

In The Heritage, first published in German in 1978, Zygmunt Rogalla, an elderly Masurian rug-maker from Lucknow ... which was once part of East Prussia, now part of Poland ... tells his story from a hospital bed. The curator of the Masurian museum, where objects were collected …

28002. A Fleeting Sorrow

Françoise Sagan

One of France's most popular authors tells the story of a man in his thirties who learns he has terminal cancer--a revelation that exposes the flimsiness of his closest relationships and causes him to revolt against his former life.

28008. 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 …

28009. Letter from Peking

Pearl S. Buck

Letter from Peking is a 1957 novel by Pearl S. Buck. The story is about a loving interracial marriage between Gerald and Elizabeth MacLeod, their separation due to the communist uprising in China in 1945, and their separate lives in China and America.

28015. The Staff Room (Dedalus Euro Shorts)

Markus Orths

Kranich is a newly qualified teacher about to take up his first post. As soon as he arrives at the school he is plunged into a nightmare kafkaesque world which has all the worst features of a totalitarian state The Staff Room is a grotesque satire which is both absurd and …

28016. 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 …

28017. Windfall

Desmond Bagley

Windfall is a novel written by English author Desmond Bagley, and was first published in 1982. It was the last of his works to be published within his lifetime.

28023. The Short Life of Sophie Scholl

Hermann Vinke

The Short Life of Sophie Scholl is a book written by Hermann Vinke.

28037. The Zen Gun

Barrington J. Bayley

The Zen Gun is the eleventh science fiction novel by Barrington J. Bayley.

28049. The Hidden Hitler

Lothar Machtan

The Hidden Hitler is the English-language version of the 2001 book Hitlers Geheimnis. Das Doppelleben eines Diktators by German-Jewish professor and historian Dr. Lothar Machtan. The original book was published in Germany by Alexander Fest Verlag, while the English-translated …

28064. Love Creeps

Amanda Filipacchi

Love Creeps is the third novel by American writer Amanda Filipacchi. It was translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, and Korean. It tackles issues of love, desire, obsession, and addiction.

28067. Beat Generation

Jack Kerouac

Beat Generation is a play written by Jack Kerouac upon returning home to Florida after his seminal work On the Road had been published in 1957. Gerald Nicosia, a Kerouac biographer and family friend has said that theatre producer Leo Gavin suggested that Kerouac should write a …

28068. Danger on Vampire Trail

Franklin W. Dixon

Danger on Vampire Trail is Volume 50 of the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Andrew E. Svenson and first published in 1971.

28072. Left in Dark Times

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism is a 2008 book by Bernard-Henri Lévy published on September 16, 2008.

28074. Un de Baumugnes

Jean Giono

Lovers Are Never Losers is a 1929 novel by the French writer Jean Giono. It tells a love story set in rural France in the early 20th century. It is the standalone second entry in Giono's Pan trilogi; it was preceded by Colline and followed by Second Harvest. It was published in …

28075. A Dark Stranger

Julien Gracq

A Dark Stranger is a 1945 novel by the French writer Julien Gracq. It tells the story of two lovers, Allan and Dolorès, who stay at an isolated hotel in Brittany where they have decided to kill themselves.

28076. Selected Poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goeth

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe viewed the writing of poetry as essentially autobiographical, and the works selected in this volume represent more than sixty years in the life of the poet. In early poems such as 'Prometheus,' he rails against religion in an almost ecstatic fervor, while 'To the Moon' is …

28081. Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu

L. Neil Smith

Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu is a science fiction novel set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It was written by L. Neil Smith and originally published in 1983 by Del Rey, a division of Ballantine Books. It is the first of three books in The Adventures of Lando …

28092. Combatting Cult Mind Control

Steven Hassan

Combatting Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults is a non-fiction work by Steven Hassan. The author describes theories of mind control and cults based on the research of Margaret Singer and Robert Lifton as well …

28097. Flesh

Philip José Farmer

Flesh is an American science fiction novel written by Philip José Farmer. Originally released in 1960, it was Farmer's second novel-length publication, after The Green Odyssey. Flesh features many sexual themes, as is typical of Farmer's earliest work.

28099. The Secret of Pirates' Hill

Franklin W. Dixon

The Secret of Pirates' Hill is Volume 36 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by John Almquist in 1956. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically …

28100. Some Like It Hot

Billy Wilder

Some Like It Hot is a book by Billy Wilder, Dan Auiler and Alison Castle.

28101. A Coyote's in the House

Elmore Leonard

A Coyote's in the House is a 2004 novel written by Elmore Leonard. The book was Leonard's first novel for children. The book's story involves a hip coyote, and an aging movie-star dog who wants to trade places with him. The novel features references to an earlier novel by …

28114. The Centre of the Circle

Jonathan Wylie

The Centre of the Circle is a book published in 1987 that was written by Jonathan Wylie.

28119. The Prince

Jerry Pournelle

The Prince is a science fiction compilation by Jerry Pournelle and S. M. Stirling. It is part of the CoDominium future history series. The Prince is a compilation of four previously published novels: Falkenberg's Legion, Prince of Mercenaries, Go Tell The Spartans, and Prince of …

28123. Germany's Aims in the First World War

Fritz Fischer

Germany's Aims in the First World War is a book by German Historian Fritz Fischer. It is one of the leading contributions to historical analysis of the Causes of World War I, and along with this work War of Illusions gave rise to the "Fischer Thesis" on the causes of the war. …

28131. The Parable of the Blind

Gert Hofmann

Der Blindensturz is the title of short novel in ten chapters by German writer Gert Hofmann. Inspired by Parabel der Blinden, a painting by Netherlandish artist Pieter Bruegel, the novel tells the story of the work's creation from the point of view of the six blind men depicted …

28134. Blackeyes

Dennis Potter

Blackeyes is a multi-layered novel by British writer Dennis Potter, published in 1987 by Faber and Faber. It concerns the relationship between sexuality, exploitation, power and money. These are explored through the career of a desirable model known as "Blackeyes". The novel was …

28138. On the Track of Unknown Animals

Bernard Heuvelmans

On the Track of Unknown Animals is a cryptozoological book by the Belgian-French author Bernard Heuvelmans that was first published in 1955 under the title Sur la Piste des Bêtes Ignorées. The English translation by Richard Garnett was published in 1958 with some updating by the …

28146. 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 …

28153. Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World

Margaret Thatcher

Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World is a book on politics and international relations written by Margaret Thatcher in 2003 and was published by Harper Perennial.

28159. Through the Eye of a Needle

Hal Clement

Time was running out for Bob Kinnaird. Without much warning, the Hunter - the green protoplasmic alien that lived inside him and cured all his ills - had suddenly become his destroyer. Day by day Bob grew weaker and weaker, but only specialists from the Hunter's distant world …

28162. High Hunt

David Eddings

High Hunt is the first published novel of David Eddings, first copyrighted in 1973 by a private publisher, its copyright was renewed in 1993 in New York and then in 1994 by Del Rey books in London. His first novel and one of only two "mainstream novels" he wrote during his …

28171. Blood Sisters

Barbara Keating

Blood Sisters is a critically acclaimed 2005 book by Barbara and Stephanie Keating. The book concerns the life stories of three girls: the Irish Sarah Mackay, an Afrikaner Hanna Van der Beer and British Camilla Broughton Smith. The book follows their journey from being brought …

28184. Poor Little Witch Girl

Marie Desplechin

At age eleven, Verbena hasn't shown a single sign of talent for witchcraft. And worse than that--she wants to be normal. In fact, she even dreams of settling down someday and getting married! But with a mother who tells you that a) you're a witch and b) a husband won't be much …

28189. The Gate of Fire

Thomas Harlan

The Gate of Fire is a book by Thomas Harlan.

28196. 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 …

28200. Code Name Verity

Elizabeth E. Wein

The beloved #1 New York Times bestseller, a "fiendishly plotted" (New York Times) "heart-in-your mouth adventure" (Washington Post), that "will take wing and soar into your heart" (Laurie Halse Anderson) -- now with a new bonus chapter. October 11th, 1943 -- A British spy plane …



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