The most popular books in English.

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.

28403. Good Girls Don't Wear Trousers

Lara Cardella

Good Girls Don't Wear Trousers is an autobiographical novel by Lara Cardella. It was published by Mondadori in 1989, when the author was only age 19. The novel, which tells the plight of a teenager forced into the mental and cultural restrictions of Sicily in the 1980s, achieved …

28404. The Last Generation of the Roman Republic

Erich S. Gruen

The Last Generation of the Roman Republic is a scholarly work by Erich S. Gruen on the end of the Roman Republic in the 1st century BC. The central argument of the work is that the Late Roman Republic can be characterised by the strength and continuity of its constitutions, …

28405. The Sowers of the Thunder

Robert E. Howard

The Sowers of the Thunder is a collection of historical short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1973 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 2,509 copies. Grant reprinted the book in 1976 in an edition of 1,250 copies.

28406. The Phantom Freighter

Franklin W. Dixon

The Phantom Freighter is Volume 26 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Amy McFarlane, the wife of long time Hardy Boys author Leslie McFarlane, in 1947. Between 1959 and 1973 the …

28408. The Hindus: An Alternative History

Wendy Doniger

From one of the world?s foremost scholars on Hinduism, a vivid reinterpretation of its history An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world?s oldest major religions, The Hindus elucidates the …

28409. 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.

28410. The complete poems of Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth

The complete poems of Kenneth Rexroth is a collection of poems by Kenneth Rexroth.

28412. The Night of Morningstar

Peter O'Donnell

The Night of Morningstar is the title of the eleventh book chronicling the adventures of crime lord-turned-secret agent Modesty Blaise. The novel was first published in 1982 and was written by Peter O'Donnell, who had created the character for a comic strip in the early 1960s. …

28414. The Trellisane Confrontation

David Dvorkin

The Trellisane Confrontation is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by David Dvorkin.

28415. Unfinished Portrait

Agatha Christie

Unfinished Portrait is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by Collins in March 1934 and in the US by Doubleday later in the same year. The British edition retailed for seven shillings and sixpence and the US edition at $2.00. It …

28416. Devil's Own Work

Alan Judd

The Devil's Own Work is a 1991 novella by Alan Judd which won the Guardian Fiction Award. A modern version of the Faust legend, it was inspired by a dinner with Graham Greene. and tells of a pact an author makes with the devil as told by his lifelong friend. In style the work …

28417. Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

Isaac Asimov

Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos is a non-fiction book by Isaac Asimov. It was initially published on May 31, 1991 by Dutton Adult.

28420. 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 …

28421. The Best of L. Sprague de Camp

L. Sprague de Camp

The Best of L. Sprague de Camp is a collection of writings by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, first published in hardback by Nelson Doubleday in February 1978 and in paperback by Ballantine Books in May of the same year. The book was reprinted by …

28422. Third Watch

Anne McCaffrey

Third Watch is a book published in 2007 that was written by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough and Anne McCaffrey.

28426. Revival

Stephen King

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2014: How does Stephen King do it? In book after book, writing long (Under the Dome, 11/22/63) or short (Joyland) he manages, nearly always, to tell a compelling story that is both entertaining and somehow profound, or at least …

28450. Temptation

Václav Havel

Temptation is a Faustian play written by Czech playwright Václav Havel in 1985 that premiered in Austria on 22 May 1986 in the Burgtheater in Vienna. The play premiered in Czechoslovakia on 27 October 1990, at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň. It premiered in the United States on …

28494. The Sorrow Gondola

Tomas Transtromer

The Sorrow Gondola is a 1996 poetry collection by the Swedish writer Tomas Tranströmer. The title refers to the composition La lugubre gondola by Franz Liszt. It was the first collection by Tranströmer published after his 1990 stroke. It received the August Prize.

28518. Pen, Sword, Camisole

Jorge Amado

Pen, Sword, Camisole is a Brazilian Modernist novel. It was written by Jorge Amado in 1979. It was published in English in 1985, with a translation by Helen R. Lane.

28576. A Square Of Sky: A Wartime Childhood: From Ghetto To …

Janina David

The true, devastating story of a Jewish child's survival in wartime Poland, while the rest of her family were killed by the Nazis. Like The Diary of Anne Frank, but by a survivor who, instead of her own death, has to come to terms with the death of her parents and her own …



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