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.

30402. Speculations about Jakob and other writings

Uwe Johnson

This arresting novel by one of Germany's foremost modern writers dramatizes the ideological conflict between East Europe and the West at the time of the Hungarian revolt. The story, which centers around Jakob Abs, an East German railroad dispatcher, illuminates the psychological …

30405. Power & civility

Norbert Elias

Popular Culture, Miscellanea, Social Studies, Psychology

30407. Night Games and Other Stories and Novellas

Arthur Schnitzler

These artful new translations of nine of Schnitzler's most important stories and novellas reinforce the Viennese author's remarkable achievement.

30408. The Schreber Case

Sigmund Freud

Freud rarely treated psychotic patients or psychoanalyzed people just from their writings, but he had a powerful and imaginative understanding of their condition—revealed, most notably, in this analysis of a remarkable memoir. In 1903, Judge Daniel Schreber, a highly intelligent …

30410. 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 …

30411. Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober

E. T. A. Hoffmann

Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober is a book written by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

30412. 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.

30435. An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi …

Gad Beck

An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin is a book written by Gad Beck.

30439. The Little White Bird

J. M. Barrie

The Little White Bird is a British novel by J. M. Barrie, ranging in tone from fantasy and whimsy to social comedy with dark, aggressive undertones. It was published in November 1902, by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK and Scribner's in the US, although the latter had released …

30444. Men in Dark Times

Hannah Arendt

Men in Dark Times is the 1968 book written by Hannah Arendt.

30446. 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.

30451. 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 …

30459. Kildee House

Rutherford George Montgomery

Kildee House is a children's novel by Rutherford George Montgomery. It tells the story of a house in a redwood forest which becomes a refuge for wildlife. The novel was first published in 1949 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1950. It is illustrated by Barbara Cooney.

30495. Poor cow

Nell Dunn

Poor Cow is the first full-length novel by Nell Dunn, first published in 1967 by MacGibbon & Kee. The novel is a study of a working class girl from the East End of London, struggling through the swinging sixties after making one bad decision too many. The novel was adapted …

30498. 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 …

30505. Autopsy For An Empire: The Seven Leaders Who Built …

Dmitri Volkogonov

Autopsy For An Empire: The Seven Leaders Who Built the Soviet Regime is a book by Dmitri Volkogonov.

30511. Plotting Hitler's Death

Joachim Fest

Plotting Hitler's Death: The German Resistance To Hitler, 1933–1945 is a 1994 book by historian Joachim Fest about the Germans, both civilian and military, who plotted to kill Adolf Hitler from 1933 onwards. It was written to mark the 50th anniversary of the July 20 plot to kill …

30536. Sleuth

Anthony Schaffer

Sleuth is a 1970 play written by Anthony Shaffer. The play is set in the Wiltshire manor house of Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer. Wyke's home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and …

30560. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30563. Two-Minute Drill

Mike Lupica

Two-Minute Drill is a 2007 children's book by Mike Lupica and the first book in his Comeback Kids series.

30575. Warrior Angel

Margaret Weis

Once a dedicated soldier of the Knights Templar, Derek de Molay was betrayed and killed. So instead of an eternity in Heaven, he has decided to battle the Dark Angels of Hell. But as the war between good and evil rages, he is summoned back to the mortal realm to protect a woman …

30589. Red Star

Alexander Bogdanov

Red Star is Alexander Bogdanov's 1908 science fiction novel about a communist utopia on Mars. Set in early Russia during the Revolution of 1905 and on socialist Mars, the novel tells the story of Leonid, a scientist-revolutionary who travels to Mars to learn and experience their …

30597. The Art of War

Sun Tzu

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on …

30600. The Fractal Prince (Jean le Flambeur)

Hannu Rajaniemi

"The good thing is, no one will ever die again. The bad thing is, everyone will want to."A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of "fast ones," shadow players, and jinni, two sisters …



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