The most popular books in English
from 29801 to 30000

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.

29801. Le Rosier de Madame Husson

Guy de Maupassant

Le Rosier de Madame Husson is a novella by Guy de Maupassant, published in 1887. The hero is a young virtuous boy, the equivalent of a Rose Queen. The story was adapted by the English composer Benjamin Britten for his comic opera Albert Herring with a libretto by Eric Crozier …

29802. The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, …

Ernst Mayr

The Growth of Biological Thought is a book written by Ernst Mayr, first published in 1982. It is subtitled Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance, and is as much a book of philosophy and history as it is of biology. It is a sweeping, academic study of the first 2,400 years of the …

29803. The Physicists: The History of a Scientific …

Daniel Kevles

This magnificent account of the coming of age of physics in America has been heralded as the best introduction to the history of science in the United States. Unsurpassed in its breadth and literary style, Kevles's account portrays the brilliant scientists who became a powerful …

29805. The Saint Goes West

Leslie Charteris

The Saint Goes West is a collection of three mystery novellas by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United States in 1942 by The Crime Club, and in the United Kingdom the same year by Hodder and Stoughton. This book continues the adventures of Charteris' creation, Simon …

29806. He Wouldn't Kill Patience

John Dickson Carr

He Wouldn't Kill Patience is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr, who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a locked room mystery and features the series detective Sir Henry Merrivale and his long-time associate, Scotland Yard's Chief …

29808. The Emperor of Ice Cream

Brian Moore

The Emperor of Ice-Cream is a 1965 coming-of-age novel by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore. Set in Belfast during the Second World War, the book tells the story of 17-year-old Gavin Burke, from a Nationalist Catholic family, who joins the Air Raid Precautions over his …

29810. Debatable land

Candia McWilliam

Debatable Land is a Guardian Fiction Prize-winning novel by Scottish author Candia McWilliam. The novel seeks to raise questions about the direction in which Britain is moving in the 21st century. The title refers to the debatable lands, land lying between Scotland and England …

29811. The Three Trillion Dollar War

Joseph Stiglitz

The Three Trillion Dollar War is a 2008 book by Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard Professor Linda Bilmes, both of whom are American economists.

29825. Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos

Isaac Asimov

Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos is a book written by Isaac Asimov in 1982.

29828. The Great Apostasy

James E. Talmage

The Great Apostasy Considered in the Light of Scriptural and Secular History is a 1909 book by James E. Talmage that summarizes the Great Apostasy from the viewpoint of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Talmage wrote his book with the intention that it be used as …

29831. Strega Nona, Her Story

Tomie dePaola

Strega Nona, Her Story is a book published in 1996 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

29832. The Texas-Israeli War: 1999

Jake Waldrop Saunders, Howard

The Texas-Israeli War: 1999 is a 1974 science-fiction novel by Jake Saunders and Howard Waldrop. Several early chapters appeared in Galaxy in 1973 under the title A Voice and Bitter Weeping.

29836. The Man Versus The State

Herbert Spencer

The Man versus the State is a political theory book by Herbert Spencer It was first published in book form in 1884 by Williams and Norgate, London and Edinburgh, from articles previous published in The Contemporary Review. The book consists of 4 main chapters : The New Toryism, …

29838. The big gold dream

Chester Himes

The big gold dream is a book that was written by Chester Himes.

29840. Mirandy and Brother Wind

Patricia McKissack

Mirandy and Brother Wind is a book written by Patricia McKissack and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

29841. The 27th Kingdom

Alice Thomas Ellis

The 27th Kingdom is a book written by Anna Haycraft.

29842. Air and Angels

Susan Hill

Air and Angels, is a novel by English author Susan Hill, first published in 1991 by Sinclair Stevenson and since republished by Vintage Books in 1999 who have also made it available as an ebook. It is said to contain some of her finest writing

29848. Essential Teachings

Dalai Lama

Essential Teachings is a book by the 14th Dalai Lama. It is a translation of a series of talks first delivered in India. These talks took place in 1974, but this is the first English translation. The talks were in Tibetan, and published under the title Enseignements essntiel in …

29851. Dragoncharm

Graham Edwards

Dragoncharm is a fantasy novel written by Graham Edwards. The novel was first published in 1995 by Voyager Books and HarperPrism. It is the first book in the Ultimate Dragon Saga trilogy, and its sequels are Dragonstorm and Dragonflame. Dragoncharm is written entirely from the …

29852. The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde is a book that contains over a thousand pages of letters written by Oscar Wilde. Wilde's letters were first published as The Letters of Oscar Wilde in 1962, edited by Rupert Hart-Davis and published by his publishing firm. Merlin Holland …

29853. Death Trance

Graham Masterton

Desperate to see, once again, his brutally murdered wife and children, grief-stricken Randolph Clare enlists the aid of an Indonesian physician who claims to be able to help him enter the demon-haunted world of the dead

29855. Fireflood and Other Stories

Vonda N. McIntyre

Fireflood and Other Stories is the first collection of short work by Vonda N. McIntyre, published in hardcover by Houghton Mifflin in 1979 and reprinted in paperback by Timescape Books in 1981. UK editions were issued by Gollancz in 1980 and by Pan Books in 1982; it was also …

29856. The Venus Hunters

J. G. Ballard

The Venus Hunters is a collection of short stories by J. G. Ballard, first published in 1980 as a paperback by Panther Books, and reprinted as a hardback in 1986 by Victor Gollancz. It includes: "Now: Zero" "The Time-Tombs" "Track 12" "Passport to Eternity" "Escapement" "Time of …

29863. The Alabaster Staff

Edward Bolme

The Alabaster Staff is a Fantasy novel by Edward Bolme, set in the Forgotten Realms fictional universe. It is the first novel in "The Rogues" series.

29864. The village of waiting

George Packer

After serving with the Peace Corps in Togo in 1982-3, George Packer wrote The Village of Waiting about his experiences there. The book chronicles Packer's time as an English teacher in the small village of Lavie, as well as his visits to the capital Lomé and several other …

29867. The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women

Tristan Taormino

The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women is a book written by Tristan Taormino. The first edition of the book was published in 1997, with a second edition in 2006. This book was the winner of a Firecracker Book Award and was also named Amazon.com's #1 Bestseller in Women's Sex …

29869. The Waxworks Murder

John Dickson Carr

The Waxworks Murder, first published in 1932, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Henri Bencolin of the Parisian police. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

29870. The Kill-Off

Jim Thompson

The Kill-Off is an American crime novel by Jim Thompson first published in 1957, and reprinted by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard in 1999. The novel is a bleak tale of murder in a small, dying resort town being torn apart by gossip, racism, incest, alcoholism and financial …

29872. The City and the Pillar

Gore Vidal

The City and the Pillar is the third published novel by American writer Gore Vidal, written in 1946 and published on January 10, 1948. The story is about a young man who is coming of age and discovers his own homosexuality. The City and the Pillar is significant because it is …

29874. The Honor of Spies

W. E. B. Griffin

The Honor of Spies is a book written by W. E. B. Griffin.

29875. The Romanian: Story of an Obsession

Bruce Benderson

The Romanian: Story of an Obsession is a true-to-life memoir by Bruce Benderson. The autobiographical text describes Benderson's encounters and journeys with a male Romanian street hustler through Romania and Hungary, whom he meets while on a journalism assignment and falls in …

29876. The Incomplete Enchanter

L. Sprague de Camp

The Incomplete Enchanter is a collection of two classic fantasy short stories by science fiction and fantasy authors L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, the first volume in their Harold Shea series. The pieces were originally published in the magazine Unknown in the issues …

29877. Homicide My Own

Darryl Ponicsan

Homicide My Own is a book written by Darryl Ponicsan.

29879. Data Structures and Algorithms in Java

Michael T. Goodrich

Data Structures and Algorithms in Java is a book written by Roberto Tamassia and Michael T. Goodrich.

29880. The War Between the Classes

Gloria D. Miklowitz

The War Between The Classes is a novel written by Gloria D. Miklowitz. The novel explores how society can overcome the stereotypes taught by media through its teen-aged protagonist. The book focuses on the main character, Amy, as she struggles to keep a good relationship with …

29882. When We Get There

Shauna Seliy

When We Get There is a novel about coming-of-age by the American writer Shauna Seliy set in 1974 in a coal mining patch near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The novel tells the story of Lucas Lessar. His father has died in a mining accident and his mother has mysteriously disappeared, …

29885. World Without End

Joe Haldeman

World Without End is a Star Trek novel, written in 1979 by Joe Haldeman.

29891. The Dolphins of Laurentum

Caroline Lawrence

The Dolphins of Laurentum is a historical novel by Caroline Lawrence published on February 6, 2003 by Orion Books. It is the fifth novel in the The Roman Mysteries series.

29892. Wild Blood

Kate Thompson

Wild Blood is a fantasy novel by Kate Thompson. It concludes the stories of Tess, a young Irish shapeshifter, and Kevin, a former Switcher. It also introduces several other characters, such as Tess's three cousins and their father Maurice. The plot deals with the events leading …

29893. Galaxies

Timothy Ferris

Galaxies is a book written by Timothy Ferris.

29896. Only a Trillion

Isaac Asimov

Only a Trillion is a collection of ten science essays and three scientific spoof articles by Isaac Asimov. It was the first collection of science essays published by Asimov. It was first published by Abelard-Schuman in 1957. A paperback edition published by Ace Books in 1976 …

29897. The Mammoth Book of Golden Age: Ten Classic Stories …

Isaac Asimov

Ten classic stories from the birth of modern science fiction writing The Golden Age of Science Fiction, from the early 1940s through the 1950s, saw an explosion of talent in SF writing including authors such as Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Arthur C. Clarke. Their …

29898. Children of Tomorrow

A. E. van Vogt

Children of Tomorrow is a 1970 science fiction novel by American author A. E. van Vogt.

29905. The Temple of Elemental Evil

Gary Gygax

The Temple of Elemental Evil is an adventure module for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, set in the game's World of Greyhawk campaign setting. The module was published by TSR, Inc. in 1985 for the first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules. It was …

29906. The H-Bomb Girl

Stephen Baxter

The H-Bomb Girl is a science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter.

29909. Day of the Minotaur

Thomas Burnett Swann

Day of the Minotaur is a novel written by Thomas Burnett Swann.

29911. Colossus and the Crab

Dennis Feltham Jones

The 22nd Century. Dr. Charles Forbin is Earth's most powerful man. As mediator between Colossus, the Super Computer, and the rest of humanity, Forbin holds the key to Earth's fate. When Colossus, an awe-inspiring technological creation, suddenly became self-aware and took upon …

29914. A Five-Year Sentence

Bernice Rubens

A Five-Year Sentence is a book written by Bernice Rubens.

29917. The Cookcamp

Gary Paulsen

The Cookcamp is a novel by Gary Paulsen. The story is about a boy who is sent to the north to live with his grandmother because of his parents being occupied with World War II. It was published on March 1, 1991 by Scholastic. In 1999 it was followed by the sequel Alida's Song.

29920. Years of Grace

Margaret Ayer Barnes

Years of Grace is a 1930 novel by Margaret Ayer Barnes. It won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1931. Despite this, it is not her most well-known work; that honor belongs to Dishonored Lady, a play she co-wrote with Edward Sheldon, which was adapted twice into film. Barnes' …

29921. Working Cotton

Sherley Anne Williams

Working Cotton is a book written by Sherley Anne Williams and illustrated by Carole Byard.

29924. The Gospel of Corax

Paul Park

The Gospel of Corax is a 1996 novel by Paul Park about an escaped Roman slave who travels from Caesarea to India with a burly Essene man named Jeshua. The novel is a suggestion of a historical Jesus' whereabouts during his "disappearance" from the historical record between …

29926. The Planet on the Table

Kim Stanley Robinson

The Planet on the Table is the first collection of science fiction stories by Kim Stanley Robinson, published in hardcover by Tor Books in 1986. A British paperback edition appeared in 1987, as well as a Tor paperback reprint; a French translation was issued in 1988. The …

29928. Spilled Water

Sally Grindley

Spilled Water is a children's novel by Sally Grindley, published in 2004. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. It tells the story of a Chinese girl, Lu Si-yan, who is sold into domestic service when she is just eleven …

29929. Fredy Neptune

Les Murray

Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse is a novel written in verse by the Australian poet Les Murray. Told in eight-line stanzas, Fredy Neptune describes the experiences of Fred Boettcher, an Australian of German parentage, during the years between the world wars. The work was …

29932. Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

Douglas L. Wilson

Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln is a book written by Douglas L. Wilson.

29934. Park's Quest

Katherine Paterson

Park’s Quest is a 1988 children's novel written by American novelist Katherine Paterson.

29935. The Wizard of Lovecraft's Cafe

Simon Hawke

The Wizard of Lovecraft's Cafe is a book published in 1993 that was written by Simon Hawke.

29936. The Merman's Children

Poul Anderson

The Merman's Children is a 1979 fantasy novel by Poul Anderson, inspired by Danish legends of Mermen and Mermaids from Danish folklore. Portions of the work had previously been published as an identically titled novella and the novelette "The Tupilak" in the anthologies Flashing …

29938. Dark Horizon

K. W. Jeter

Dark Horizon is a book published in 1993 that was written by K.W. Jeter.

29940. T2: Rising Storm

S. M. Stirling

T2: Rising Storm is a book published in 2002 that was written by S. M. Stirling.

29942. The Most Dangerous Game

Gavin Lyall

The Most Dangerous Game is a first person narrative novel by English author Gavin Lyall, first published in 1964. The plot of the novel is totally different from the Richard Connell short story The Most Dangerous Game.

29944. Greendaughter

Anne Logston

Greendaughter is a book published in 1993 that was written by Anne Logston.

29949. Youth: WITH The Heart of Darkness

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. …

29955. Boy Wonder

James Robert Baker

Boy Wonder is a novel by James Robert Baker published in 1988. The novel is a mock of oral history of Los Angeles, California in which we hear the life of Hollywood avant-garde film producer Shark Trager.

29956. Learning SQL

Alan Beaulieu

Learning SQL is a book written by Alan Beaulieu.

29957. Drinker of Souls

Jo Clayton

Drinker of Souls is a book published in 1986 that was written by Jo Clayton.

29960. Seven Crows

John Vornholt

Seven Crows is an original novel based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

29961. Keeper of Dreams

Orson Scott Card

Keeper of Dreams is a short story collection by Orson Scott Card. It contains twenty-two stories by Card which do not appear in his collection Maps in a Mirror. This collection was released on April 15, 2008.

29964. The Wizard of Whitechapel

Simon Hawke

The Wizard of Whitechapel is a book published in 1988 that was written by Simon Hawke.

29965. The Whispering Road

Livi Michael

The Whispering Road is a children's book by Livi Michael, published in 2005. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award and the Stockton Children's Book of the Year Award, as well as being shortlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize.

29970. Indecent Exposure: A True Story of Hollywood and …

David McClintick

Indecent Exposure: A True Story of Hollywood and Wall Street is a book by David McClintick.

29972. A Coven of Vampires

Brian Lumley

A Coven of Vampires is a collection of horror short stories by author Brian Lumley. The stories all concern vampires. It was released in 1998 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 1,100 copies, of which 100 were numbered and signed by the author, and illustrator. Most of the …

29974. The Colossus of Rhodes

Caroline Lawrence

The Colossus of Rhodes is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence, published in 2005. The ninth book of the Roman Mysteries series, it is set in spring AD 80, partly aboard ship in the Mediterranean, partly on the Greek islands of Symi and Rhodes.

29975. Otto

Tomi Ungerer

Ein Teddybär, der inzwischen bei einem Trödler in Amerika gelandet ist, erzählt, wie sein junger jüdischer Besitzer David und seine Freunde die Trennung während der Nazizeit und des Krieges überstanden, und wie David ihn jetzt viele Jahre später wiedergefunden hat.

29976. Space Station Seventh Grade

Jerry Spinelli

Space Station Seventh Grade is a young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli, published in 1982; it was his debut novel. It was inspired by an odd event when one of his six children ate some fried chicken that he had been saving for the next day. The novel was intended for adults but …

29978. The Wyrmling Horde

Dave Wolverton

The Wyrmling Horde is the seventh installment in the Runelords series written by David Farland and was published September 16, 2008.

29982. Redemption

Mel Odom

Redemption is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel. Tagline: "History can repeat itself."

29983. Fortune's Wheel

Lisanne Norman

Fortune's Wheel is the second book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 1995 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

29985. The Far Pavilions

M. M. Kaye

The Far Pavilions is an epic novel of British-Indian history by M. M. Kaye, first published in 1978, which tells the story of an English officer during the British Raj. The novel, rooted deeply in the romantic epics of the 19th century, has been hailed as a masterpiece of …

29991. Forensics for Dummies

D. P. Lyle, MD

Forensics for Dummies is a book by D. P. Lyle.

29994. Roxy's Baby

Catherine MacPhail

Roxy's Baby is a young adult novel by Catherine MacPhail, published in 2005. It is about a fifteen-year-old girl named Roxy who becomes pregnant and subsequently runs away from home. Roxy is a fourteen-year-old girl living with her mother, her younger sister, and her new …



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