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.

30802. 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 …

30805. 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.

30806. 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 …

30807. 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 …

30808. Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann

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

30809. 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.

30812. A Kid for Two Farthings

Wolf Mankowitz

A Kid for Two Farthings is a 1953 novel by the British writer Wolf Mankowitz, based on the author's experiences of growing up within a Jewish community in London's East End. The title is a reference to the traditional Passover song, Chad Gadya, which begins "One little goat …

30816. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Vitezslav Nezval

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a novel by surrealist Czech writer Vítězslav Nezval, first published in 1945. It was made into a 1970 Czech film directed by Jaromil Jireš. With this novel, Nezval explored the gothic themes and settings of such novels as Mary Shelley's …

30831. 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.

30834. Body Alchemy

Loren Cameron

Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits is a 1996 book collecting photographs and writing of Loren Cameron. It documents the process of transition and everyday lives of the author and other transmen.

30836. Men in Dark Times

Hannah Arendt

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

30838. 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.

30849. The Incomparable Atuk

Mordecai Richler

The Incomparable Atuk is a satirical novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler. It was first published in 1963 by McClelland and Stewart. The novel was published as Stick Your Neck Out in the United States. The Incomparable Atuk tells the story of a Canadian Inuit who is …

30850. Winter Kills

Richard Condon

Winter Kills is a black comic novel by Richard Condon exploring the assassination of a U.S. President. The novel parallels the real life assassination of John F. Kennedy and the various conspiracy theories that surround the event.

30852. Reason and Revolution

Herbert Marcuse

Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory is a 1941 book by Herbert Marcuse.

30860. Desire

Frank Bidart

Desire is a book written by Frank Bidart.

30862. Island

Jane Rogers

Island is a novel by Jane Rogers, first published in 1999. It is a contemporary novel set on an isolated Scottish island, partly inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest. It uses folk tales and short episodes of brutal psychological realism to describe the mental transformation of …

30872. The Evidence of Things Not Seen

James Baldwin

The Evidence of Things Not Seen is a 1985 nonfiction book by James Baldwin about the Wayne Williams Atlanta child murders of 1979-1981. The title is a reference to the definition of faith from the Biblical Letter to the Hebrews 11:1.

30873. Death is Forever

John Gardner

Death Is Forever, first published in 1992, was the twelfth 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 …

30884. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne

Ann Radcliffe

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne. A Highland Story is a gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe first published in London by Thomas Hookham in 1789. The novel is a set in a powerful landscape which became familiar in her later work, with complex clan feuds and mysterious romantic …

30895. Witch Water

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Witch Water is a book published in 1977 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

30896. SH: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The famous detective Sherlock Homes and his loyal friend Dr John Watson undertake ten further adventures: A STUDY IN SCARLET THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LADY FRANCES CARFAX THE VALLEY OF FEAR THE SIGN OF THE FOUR THE ADVENTURE OF THE BRUCE-PARTINGTON PLAN THE ADVENTURE OF THE CARDBOARD …

30897. Tree of Freedom

Rebecca Caudill

Tree of Freedom is a children's historical novel by Rebecca Caudill. It is a pioneer story set in Kentucky at the time of the American Revolutionary War. The novel, illustrated by Dorothy Morse, was first published in 1949 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1950.

30903. More Flanimals

Ricky Gervais

More Flanimals is the sequel to Ricky Gervais' book Flanimals. Like Flanimals, the book features around 30 species of Flanimal, illustrated by Rob Steen, which make up their own imaginary ecosystem. Some notable Flanimals in this book include the Squat, the Psquirm and the Mung …

30910. 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 …

30914. South Park Conservatives: The Revolt Against Liberal …

Brian C. Anderson

South Park Conservatives: The Revolt Against Liberal Media Bias is a book written by Brian C. Anderson. It explores the idea that the traditional mass media in the United States are biased towards liberals, but through new media, such as the Internet, cable television, and talk …

30934. The Misbegotten Son

Jack Olsen

The Misbegotten Son is a book written by Jack Olsen.

30941. Whale Song

Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Whale Song is a novel by Canadian author Cheryl Kaye Tardif. Whale Song was first self-published by Trafford Publishing in 2003. In the spring of 2006, the novel was picked up by Kunati Inc. Book Publishers, a Canadian publisher with offices in Ontario, Canada, and Florida, US …

30944. Midnight Dreary

John Evangelist Walsh

Midnight Dreary is a book written by John Evangelist Walsh.

30957. Silver City

Li Rui

Silver City is a book by Li Rui.

30960. Lizzie Zipmouth

Jacqueline Wilson

Lizzie Zipmouth is a children's novel by author Jacqueline Wilson. It follows a young girl named Lizzie who copes with moving into a new home. It is aimed for 7- to 10-year-old readers, and is written in a fun and believable way to connect with the audience.

30977. The Million Dollar Putt

Dan Gutman

The Million Dollar Putt is a realistic fiction novel written by Dan Gutman in 2006. It is about a young blind child's quest to learn golf and win a million dollar prize.

30978. The Ghost Pirates

William Hope Hodgson

The Ghost Pirates is a novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1909. The economic style of writing has led horror writer Robert Weinberg to describe The Ghost Pirates as "one of the finest examples of the tightly written novel ever published." In it, Hodgson never …

30987. Alice in Wonderland (Penguin Readers, Level 2)

Lewis Carroll

Alice follows a rabbit down a hole and arrives in Wonderland. Here, caterpillars can talk, the rabbit is always late and the Queen wants to cut off everyone's head.

30996. 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 …

30999. 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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