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. Klausen

Andreas Maier

"An exceptionally gifted talent."—Sächsische ZeitungNobody knows exactly what happened in the small town of Klausen, or rather, everyone knows: a bomb went off on the autobahn, or at a shack near the autobahn, or someone was shooting at the town from a bridge; it all stems from …

28402. Lavengro

George Henry Borrow

Lavengro: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest is a work by George Borrow, falling somewhere between the genres of memoir and novel, which has long been considered a classic of 19th-century English literature. According to the author lav-engro is a Romany word meaning "word …

28404. The Dressmaker

Beryl Bainbridge

The Dressmaker is a gothic psychological novel written by Beryl Bainbridge. In 1973, it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Like many of Bainbridge's earlier works, the novel is semi-autobiographical. In particular, the story was inspired by a relationship that she had with a …

28405. The Decline of the West

Oswald Spengler

The Decline of the West, or The Downfall of the Occident, is a two-volume work by Oswald Spengler, the first volume of which was published in the summer of 1918. Spengler revised this volume in 1922 and published the second volume, subtitled Perspectives of World History, in …

28406. Hungry Hearts

Anzia Yezierska

Hungry Hearts is a collection of short stories by Jewish/American writer Anzia Yezierska first published in 1920. The short stories deal with the European Jewish immigrant experience from the perspective of fictional female Jews, each story depicting a different aspect of their …

28412. 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 …

28415. Bill, the Galactic Hero

Harry Harrison

Bill, the Galactic Hero is a satirical science fiction novel by Harry Harrison, first published in 1965. Harrison reports having been approached by a Vietnam veteran who described Bill as "the only book that's true about the military."

28416. Erec

Hartmann von Aue

As the earliest Arthurian verse-novel in the German language, Hartmann von Aue's Erec was highly influential, not only on the many Arthurian works that followed, but also on courtly narrative verse in general. However, his tale is of more than antiquarian interest. Its …

28417. The Rose and the Yew Tree

Agatha Christie

The Rose and the Yew Tree is a tragedy novel written by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by William Heinemann Ltd in November 1948 and in the US by Farrar & Rinehart later in the same year. It is the fourth of six novels Christie published under the nom-de-plume …

28419. Times Without Number

John Brunner

Times Without Number is a time travel/alternate history novel by John Brunner.

28420. SeaFire

John Gardner

SeaFire, first published in 1994, was the fourteenth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton and in the United States by Putnam.

28423. 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, …

28427. Party Going

Henry Green

Party Going is a 1939 novel by British writer Henry Green. It tells the story of a group of wealthy people travelling by train to a house party. Due to fog, however, the train is much delayed and the group takes rooms in the adjacent large railway hotel. All the action of the …

28428. 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.

28430. Counterfeit Unrealities (The Three Stigmata of …

Philip K. Dick

Mood organs. Scramble suits. Poison tongue darts. Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) may have invented more wildly imaginative creations per novel than any of his peers. An eccentric whose mind danced on the blurry edge between illusion and reality, madness and metaphysics, he produced …

28431. Miracle Cure

Harlan Coben

Miracle Cure is the second novel by American crime writer, Harlan Coben. The novel was first published in 1996, and is currently out of print.

28435. Hush Little Baby

Caroline B. Cooney

Hush Little Baby is a novel written for teenagers by Caroline B. Cooney. It was published in 1998.

28442. The Revolt of Gunner Asch

Hans Hellmut Kirst

Translated by Robert Kee. Dust jacket art by David Soshensky. A humorous look at the German army during World War II.

28443. 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.

28445. The Village by the Sea

Anita Desai

The Village by the Sea: an Indian family story is a novel for young people by the Indian writer Anita Desai, published in London by Heinemann in 1982. It is based on the poverty, hardships and sorrow faced by a small rural, community in India. Desai won the annual Guardian …

28447. Sleeping Dogs

Sonya Hartnett

Sleeping Dogs is a 1995 young adult novel by Australian author, Sonya Hartnett. The novel centers on the depressed Willow family, isolated, dysfunctional and violent. Bow Fox, an artist, arrives to stay at the family's caravan park, precipitating a dark downward spiral.

28448. The Wizard and the Warlord

Elizabeth H. Boyer

The Wizard and the Warlord is a book published in 1983 that was written by Elizabeth Boyer.

28453. Boba Fett: A New Threat

Elizabeth Hand

Boba Fett: A New Threat is a 2004 children's science fiction book by Elizabeth Hand set in the Star Wars galaxy at the beginning of the Clone Wars. This sequel to Boba Fett: Hunted was published by Scholastic Press. The book takes place 2.5 years after Star Wars Episode II: …

28455. Zombie Bums from Uranus

Andy Griffiths

Zombie Bums from Uranus is a novel by Australian children's author Andy Griffiths, and is the second part of Griffiths' Bum trilogy. The book was released in 2003 worldwide, however, the United States version was titled Zombie Butts from Uranus as opposed to Zombie Bums from …

28458. Created By

Richard Christian Matheson

Created By is a 1993 horror novel by Richard Christian Matheson.

28461. Out Are the Lights

Richard Laymon

The vampire movie came first - the girl died in a welter of blood as the vampire bit clean through her jugular. Then came the spider film, followed by the story of the axeman. This was a horror movie series to end them all. The action seemed real, but it couldn't be - could it?

28462. The Witchmaster's Key

Franklin W. Dixon

The Witchmaster's Key is Volume 55 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Vincent Buranelli in 1976.

28463. 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 …

28464. Mystery of the Whale Tattoo

Franklin W. Dixon

Mystery of the Whale Tattoo is Volume 47 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Jerrold Mundis in 1968.

28468. Flow Chart

John Ashbery

Flow Chart is a long poem by the American writer John Ashbery, published in its own volume in 1991.

28475. Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Cyborg

William F. Wu

Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Cyborg is a 1987 novel by William F. Wu. It is part of the series Isaac Asimov's Robot City, which are inspired by Isaac Asimov's Robot series, and his Foundation novels.

28476. Dracula

Bram Stoker

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and …

28477. Adding a Dimension

Isaac Asimov

Adding a Dimension is a collection of seventeen scientific essays by Isaac Asimov. It was the third of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It was first published by Doubleday & Company in 1964.

28478. Mr Puntila and his Man Matti

Bertolt Brecht

Mr Puntila and his Man Matti is an epic comedy by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. It was written in 1940 and first performed in 1948. The story describes the aristocratic land-owner Puntila's relationship to his servant, Matti, as well as his daughter, Eva, who …

28480. Borgel

Daniel Pinkwater

Borgel is a children's novel written by Daniel Pinkwater. This book was published in 1990. It was reprinted in 1993 in the UK, under the title The Time Tourists.

28481. The Loss of El Dorado

V.S. Naipaul

The Loss of El Dorado, by the Nobel Prize winner V. S. Naipaul, is a history book about Venezuela and Trinidad. It was published in 1969. The title refers to the El Dorado legend. Naipaul looks at the Spanish/British colonial rivalry in the Orinoco basin, drawing on contemporary …

28484. Waiting for the Mahatma

R. K. Narayan

Waiting for the Mahatma is a 1955 novel by R. K. Narayan.

28486. Firestorm

David Sherman

Firestorm is a science fiction novel by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. It is set in the 25th Century in Sherman and Cragg's StarFist saga. "Firestorm more concludes the Ravenette campaign for the 34th fist and the Force Recon.

28487. Birds of Prey

David Drake

Birds of Prey is a novel by science fiction / fantasy author David Drake, first published in 1984. It is related as a historical novel set in the late Roman Empire, in the second half of the Third Century. There is a science-fictional twist to the story, starting with hints of a …

28489. Company for Henry

P. G. Wodehouse

Company For Henry is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 12 May 1967 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, under the title The Purloined Paperweight, and in the United Kingdom on 26 October 1967 by Barrie & Jenkins, London. Not featuring …

28492. Conan the Swordsman

L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Swordsman is a collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter and Björn Nyberg featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam …

28493. Never Send Flowers

John Gardner

Never Send Flowers, first published in 1993, was the thirteenth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder & Stoughton and in the United States …

28494. Baby Is Three

Theodore Sturgeon

Baby Is Three is a science fiction novella by Theodore Sturgeon, first published in the October 1952 issue of Galaxy magazine. It was later crafted into a full novel, More Than Human. The original novella was voted the fifth-best science fiction novella of the pre-1965 era by …

28495. Hinge & sign

Heather McHugh

Hinge & sign is the book written by Heather McHugh.

28496. Pure Dead Brilliant

Debi Gliori

Pure dead brilliant is a book published in 2003 that was written by Debi Gliori.

28497. The Wizard's Promise

Cliff McNish

The Wizard's Promise is the third book of The Doomspell Trilogy published in 2002 that was written by Cliff McNish.

28498. The Light and the Dark

C. P. Snow

The Light and the Dark is the fourth novel in C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers series. Set in England in the lead-up to and during World War II, it portrays Lewis Eliot's friendship with the gifted scholar and remarkable individual Roy Calvert, and Calvert's inner turmoil and …

28501. The Road to Samarcand

Patrick O'Brian

The Road to Samarcand is a novel by English author Patrick O'Brian, published in 1954 and set in Asia during the 1930s. Derrick, an American teen, is brought to China with his missionary parents, then orphaned. He goes to sea with his uncle Captain Sullivan and Ross, the …

28505. The last days of mankind

Karl Kraus

The Last Days of Mankind is a satirical play by Karl Kraus. It is considered one of the most important Kraus works. One third of the play is drawn from documentary sources and are highly realistic, except the final scenes which are of expressionist genre.

28510. Cold Heaven

Brian Moore

Cold Heaven is a novel by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore. It was published in 1983.

28513. The Organization Man

William H. Whyte

The Organization Man is a bestselling book by William H. Whyte, originally published by Simon & Schuster in 1956. It is considered one of the most influential books on management ever written.

28521. The Kingdom by the Sea

Robert Westall

The Kingdom by the Sea is the book written by Robert Westall.

28522. 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.

28523. Gravity's Angels

Michael Swanwick

Gravity's Angels is a collection of science fiction stories by author Michael Swanwick. It was released in 1991 and was the author's first book published by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 4,119 copies. The stories originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science …

28526. Auschwitz Report

Primo Levi

Auschwitz Report is a non-fiction report on the Auschwitz extermination camp by Primo Levi and Leonardo de Benedetti. Whilst in a Soviet holding camp in Katowice in 1945, Levi and de Benedetti were asked by the Soviet authorities to document the living conditions in Auschwitz. …

28557. Difficult Loves

Italo Calvino

Difficult Loves is a 1970 short story collection by Italo Calvino. It concerns love and the difficulty of communication. Some published versions of the English translation by William Weaver omit a number of the stories, and also include other Calvino stories about the Second …



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