The most popular books in English
from 28401 to 28600

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.

28401. 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 …

28402. 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 …

28403. 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 …

28404. 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, …

28405. 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 …

28412. They Would Never Hurt a Fly

Slavenka Drakulić

They Would Never Hurt a Fly is a 2004 historical non-fiction novel by Slavenka Drakulić discussing the personalities of the war criminals on trial in the Hague that destroyed the former Yugoslavia. Drakulić uses certain trials of alleged criminals with subordinate power to …

28413. Last Seen Wearing ...

Hillary Waugh

Last Seen Wearing ... is a U.S. detective novel by Hillary Waugh frequently referred to as the police procedural par excellence. Set in a fictional college town in Massachusetts, the book is about a female freshman who goes missing and the painstaking investigation carried out …

28414. Treatise on the gods

H. L. Mencken

Treatise on the Gods is H. L. Mencken's survey of the history and philosophy of religion, and was intended as an unofficial companion volume to his Treatise on Right and Wrong. The first and second printings were sold out before publication, and eight more printings followed. …

28420. Heligoland

Shena Mackay

Heligoland, is a novel by British author Shena Mackay, first published in 2003 by Jonathan Cape. It was shortlisted for both Whitbread Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction. The Guardian says of the book "This is drawn so playfully and so compassionately - and with such …

28425. The Judas Tree

A. J. Cronin

The Judas Tree is a 1961 novel by A. J. Cronin. It begins with the story of David Moray, his early career as an ambitious young doctor away on business. He has promised to return to marry a woman he loves, Mary Douglas. Early on in the story he is introduced to successful people …

28426. Chromos

Felipe Alfau

Chromos is a book written by Felipe Alfau.

28427. Ambidextrous

Felice Picano

Ambidextrous: The Secret Lives of Children, is a novel by the American author Felice Picano. The book is a semi-autobiographical account of the author's life growing up in the 1950s. Major themes include adolescent sexuality and coming out. A bold, funny and excruciatingly …

28432. The Sweetness of Life

Paulus Hochgatterer

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

28433. Clean Straw for Nothing

George Johnston

Clean Straw for Nothing is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author George Johnston. This novel is a sequel to My Brother Jack, the second in a trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels by Johnson. In real life, Johnson abandoned a conventional career in Australia …

28435. All for Love

John Dryden

All for Love or, the World Well Lost, is a heroic drama by John Dryden written in 1677. Today, it is Dryden's best-known and most performed play. It is a tragedy written in blank verse and is an attempt on Dryden's part to reinvigorate serious drama. It is an acknowledged …

28439. Jelly Roll

Kevin Young

Jelly Roll is a book written by Kevin Young.

28442. The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane. Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge …

28445. Porius: A Romance of the Dark Ages

John Cowper Powys

Porius: A Romance of the Dark Ages is a 1951 historical romance by John Cowper Powys. Set in the Dark Ages during a week of autumn 499 AD, this novel is, in part, a bildungsroman, with the adventures of the eponymous protagonist Porius, heir to the throne of Edeyrnion, in North …

28451. 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.

28452. Daniel Half Human

David Chotjewitz

Daniel Half Human and the Good Nazi is a 2000 children's novel by German author David Chotjewitz, translated into English by Doris Orgel. The first US edition was published in 2004 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. The novel is set in Hamburg, Germany, during the rise of the …

28453. Waterless Mountain

Laura Adams Armer

Waterless Mountain is a novel by Laura Adams Armer that was awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1932.

28455. Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Dan Millman

Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a part-fictional, part-autobiographical book based upon the early life of the author Dan Millman. The book has been a bestseller in many countries since its first publication in 1980. The book initially had only modest sales, before reportedly Hal …

28456. The Sceptical Feminist: A Philosophical Enquiry

Janet Radcliffe Richards

The Sceptical Feminist: A Philosophical Enquiry is a book about feminism by the English philosopher Janet Radcliffe Richards. First published in 1980, an expanded edition was published in 1994.

28457. Night of the Ripper

Robert Bloch

Night of the Ripper is a novel written by American writer Robert Bloch, the author of Psycho.

28459. Nappy Edges

Ntozake Shange

nappy edges is a collection of poetry and prose poetry written by Ntozake Shange and first published by St. Martin's Press in 1978. The poems, which vary in voice and style, explore themes of love, racism, sexism, and loneliness. Shange's third book of poetry, nappy edges, was …

28460. The Population Bomb

Paul R. Ehrlich

The Population Bomb is a best-selling book written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich, in 1968. It warned of the mass starvation of humans in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals, and …

28464. Heart of Darkness (Case Studies in Contemporary …

Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a novella by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa, by the story's narrator Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. …

28473. Till Death Do Us Part

John Dickson Carr

Till Death Do Us Part, first published in 1944, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery. Carr considered this one of his best impossible crime novels.

28475. The Monkey's Paw

W. W. Jacobs

"The Monkey's Paw" is a supernatural short story by author W. W. Jacobs first published in England in 1902. In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey's paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate.

28476. The Viking Symbol Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

The Viking Symbol Mystery is Volume 42 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Alistair M. Hunter in 1963.

28477. The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge is Volume 45 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 1966.

28478. A Discipline of Programming

E. Dijkstra

Dr. Dijkstra set out to show the beauty of algorithms, via formal analysis of some of the key problems in computer science and their solutions, presented with mathematical rigor from first principles. It has become a classic in the field, shaping the fundamental approach for …

28484. 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.

28485. Zero at the Bone

Mary Willis Walker

Zero at the Bone is a book written by Mary Willis Walker.

28490. Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards

Jim Ottaviani

Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards: A Tale of Edward Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, and the Gilded Age of Paleontology is a graphic novel written by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by the company Big Time Attic. The book tells a slightly fictionalized account of the …

28492. Space Demons

Gillian Rubinstein

Space Demons is a book by Australian author Gillian Rubinstein. First released in 1985, the young adult science fiction novel is the first of the 'Space Demons' trilogy. The book was awarded the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers in 1987. The book is often studied in …

28493. Responsibility and Judgment

Arendt

Responsibility and Judgment is the 2003 book by Hannah Arendt.

28494. Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos

Lin Carter

Lovecraft: A Look Behind the "Cthulhu Mythos" is a 1972 non-fiction book written by Lin Carter, published by Ballantine Books. The introduction notes that the book "does not purport to be a biography of H. P. Lovecraft", and instead presents it as "a history of the growth of the …

28495. Hokas Pokas!

Poul Anderson

Hokas Pokas! is a collection of science fiction stories, and the novel Star Prince Charlie by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 2000. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction and Analog Science …

28508. Distributed systems: Principles and Paradigms

Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Distrbuted Systems is a book written by Andrew S. Tanenbaum.

28510. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

28512. Gående

Bernhard

28515. Curse of the Viking Grave

Farley Mowat

Curse of the Viking Grave is a children's novel by Farley Mowat, first published in 1966. It is a sequel to the award-winning Lost in the Barrens. Set in the Canadian north, it is a novel of adventure and survival, with much information about the northern land and its peoples.

28516. The Shell House

Linda Newbery

Connected through time by a once stately mansion, now a burned-out shell of its former grandeur, two young men struggle with the contradictions between body and soul in both contemporary England and the barbed-wire battlefields of WWI. In 2002, Greg is a shy photographer who is …

28517. The Silver Pencil

Alice Dalgliesh

The Silver Pencil is a children's novel by Alice Dalgliesh. Based on the author's life, it tells of the childhood and young adulthood of Janet Laidlaw in the early years of the twentieth century. She moves from Trinidad to England, then to the United States and Nova Scotia, …

28518. Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake

Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake is a Doctor Dolittle book written by Hugh Lofting. The book was published posthumously in 1948, 15 years after its predecessor. Fittingly, it is the longest book in the series, and the tone is the darkest; World War II took place before the …

28519. The Tritonian Ring

L. Sprague de Camp

The Tritonian Ring is a fantasy novel written by L. Sprague de Camp as part of his Pusadian series. It was first published in the magazine Two Complete Science Adventure Books for Winter, 1951, and first appeared in book form in de Camp's collection The Tritonian Ring and Other …

28521. The Prince of Providence: The True Story of Buddy …

Mike Stanton

The Prince of Providence is a non-fiction book written by Mike Stanton based on the true life of American politician Buddy Cianci. The book is being adapted by writer David Mamet into a feature film. Michael Corrente and David O. Russell are in talks to serve as director.

28522. The Bighead

Edward Lee

The Bighead is a horror novel by writer Edward Lee, released in 1997. It concerns "The Bighead", a mentally challenged, inbred psychopath afflicted with hydrocephalus raging out in the Virginia backwoods, raping and killing whatever comes his way, and a sex-and-drug-addicted …

28524. Amazon Adventure

Willard Price

Amazon Adventure is a 1949 children's novel by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. It depicts an expedition to the Amazon River to capture animals for their father's wildlife collection business.

28531. Shieldbreaker's Story

Fred Saberhagen

Shieldbreaker's Story is a book published in 1994 and written by Fred Saberhagen.

28535. The Masked Monkey

Franklin W. Dixon

The Masked Monkey is Volume 51 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Vincent Buranelli in 1972.

28536. The Arctic Patrol Mystery

Franklin W. Dixon

The Arctic Patrol Mystery is Volume 48 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 1969.

28542. A Different Universe

Robert B. Laughlin

A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down is a 2005 physics book by Robert B. Laughlin, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. It argues against the overuse of reductionism in fields such as string theory, and emphasizes that the future of physics research …

28543. The Rainbow Cadenza

J. Neil Schulman

The Rainbow Cadenza is a science fiction novel by J. Neil Schulman which won the 1984 Prometheus Award for libertarian science fiction. It tells the story of Joan Darris, a laser art composer and performer, and her interactions with her society. The novel portrays a future …

28549. Show Business

Shashi Tharoor

Show Business is a postmodern satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor.

28550. Duel of Dragons

Gael Baudino

Duel of Dragons is a novel written by Gael Baudino and published in 1991. It is the second in the Dragonsword Trilogy. The other novels are Dragonsword and Dragon Death.

28552. No Matter How Loud I Shout

Edward Humes

No Matter How Loud I Shout is a book written by Edward Humes.

28554. Echoes in time

Andre Norton

Echoes in time is a book published in 1999 that was written by Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith.

28555. Rogue Queen

L. Sprague de Camp

Rogue Queen is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the third book in his Viagens Interplanetarias series. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1951, and in paperback by Dell Books in 1952. A later hardcover edition was issued by The Easton Press …

28558. Enigma: A Magical Mystery

Graeme Base

Enigma: A Magical Mystery is a book by Graeme Base.

28562. 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 …

28564. The Storm Weaver and the Sand

Sean Williams

The Storm Weaver and the Sand is a 2002 fantasy novel by Sean Williams. It follows the second book in the series, The Sky Warden & the Sun, with Sal and Shilly finding shelter with the Stone Mages only to be betrayed and put forward for judgement by the Sky Wardens.

28565. Falconer's Lure

Antonia Forest

Falconer's Lure is a 1957 falconry-based novel by Antonia Forest. Falconer's Lure is the third book in the series, between The Marlows and the Traitor and End of Term. In the 1950s pony books were very popular among young girls. Antonia Forest's publishers wanted something …

28570. The Knife That Killed Me

Anthony McGowan

The Knife That Killed Me is a young adult novel by Anthony McGowan, published in 2008. It has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize, longlisted for the Guardian Award and longlisted for the Manchester Book Award.

28573. Wizards' worlds

Andre Norton

Wizards' Worlds is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton. It was first published in hardcover by Tor Books in September 1989, with a limited edition, also in hardcover, following in December of the same year from Easton Press as part of …

28575. The Making of The Wizard of Oz

Aljean Harmetz

The Making of the Wizard Of Oz, written by film historian Aljean Harmetz, is a book about the production of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. It was the second book ever published documenting the making of this film, released a year after Doug McClelland's 1976 work Down the …

28576. A Planet for the President

Alistair Beaton

A Planet for the President is a novel by Alistair Beaton. Set in the not-too-distant future, it satirically ponders the question of what action the President of the United States might take if he finally realized that global climate change is converting the earth into an …

28577. Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict

Andy Griffiths

Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict is the final book in Andy Griffiths' Bum trilogy, following The Day My Bum Went Psycho and Zombie Bums from Uranus. The book details the events of a young boy called Zack and his adventures to finish the bums once and for all.

28579. Grantville Gazette III

Eric Flint et al.

The Grantville Gazette III is the third collaborative and the fourth anthology in the 1632 series edited by the series creator, Eric Flint. It was published as an e-book by Baen Books in October 2004. It was released as a hardcover in January 2007, and trade paperback in June …

28580. The Guardian of Isis

Monica Hughes

The Guardian of Isis is a young adult novel by Monica Hughes, and is the sequel to The Keeper of the Isis Light. The story takes place on the fictional world of Isis. It is set 55 years after the first book, and now two more generations have been born.

28582. Here We All Are

Tomie dePaola

Here We All Are is a book published in 2000 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

28587. 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.

28590. A Gathering of Stones

Jo Clayton

A Gathering of Stones is a book published in 1989 that was written by Jo Clayton.

28597. Strange Objects

Gary Crew

Strange Objects is a 1990 novel by Australian author Gary Crew. Strange Objects is set in and around Geraldton in Western Australia and is based on the shipwreck of the Dutch vessel the Batavia. Using the framing device of a collection of papers made by a missing boy, Steven …



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