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.

31403. Double Inconstancy

Marivaux

La Double Inconstance is a three-act romantic comedy by French playwright Marivaux. Its title is usually translated into English as The Double Inconstancy. La Double Inconstance was first performed 6 April 1723 by the Comédie Italienne. In this play, a young woman is kidnapped …

31404. Such Is Life

Joseph Furphy

Such Is Life: Being Certain Extracts From The Diary of Tom Collins is a novel written by the Australian author Joseph Furphy in 1897, and published on 1 August 1903. It is a fictional account of the life of rural dwellers, including bullock drivers, squatters and itinerant …

31415. Letty Fox: Her Luck

Christina Stead

The Australian-born author Christina Stead’s sixth novel, Letty Fox: Her Luck, is an energetic tribute to the drama of the urban environment and its role in socializing its occupants. Published in 1946, Stead wrote the lengthy Letty Fox after living in New York City for seven …

31424. A History of the Mind

Nicholas Humphrey

A History of the Mind is a 1992 book about the mind-body problem by Nicholas Humphrey. It has been called one of the most interesting attempts to solve the problem.

31428. Titanic: The Long Night

Diane Hoh

Titanic: The Long Night is a 1998 romance novel by Diane Hoh. It is an entirely fictional story set aboard on the real ship, Titanic. The plot centers around two main aspects. The first is the story of Elizabeth Farr, who is on the Titanic with her parents on the voyage to New …

31447. The Face in the Abyss

Abraham Merritt

The Face in the Abyss is a classic from a "golden age" of science fiction. A brilliant tale filled with weird imagination, marvelous writing, horror, beauty, and it may well be called the most "visual" book ever written for the world of fantasy. The Face in the Abyss is a grand …

31449. The Age of Rights

Norberto Bobbio

This book presents a valuable clarification and defence of human rights by Italy's leading political theorist.

31456. A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain

Daniel Defoe

A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain is an account of his travels by English author Daniel Defoe, first published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727. Other than Robinson Crusoe, Tour was Defoe's most popular and financially successful work during the eighteenth …

31465. The Secrets of Harry Bright

Joseph Wambaugh

The Secrets of Harry Bright is the seventh novel written by former Los Angeles Police Department detective Joseph Wambaugh. Published in 1985, the book continues a pattern of Wambaugh crime fiction beginning with The Choirboys that uses black humor to explore the psychological …

31468. The Steam House

Jules Verne

The Steam House is a Jules Verne novel recounting the travels of a group of British colonists in the Raj in a wheeled house pulled by a steam-powered mechanical elephant. Verne uses the mechanical house as a plot device to have the reader travel in nineteenth century India. The …

31472. The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness: …

Reinhold Niebuhr

The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness: A Vindication of Democracy and a Critique of Its Traditional Defenders is a book by Reinhold Niebuhr.

31473. Skinner's Round

Quintin Jardine

Skinner's Round is a 1995 novel by Quintin Jardine. It is the fourth of the Bob Skinner novels. Skinner is taking part in a pro-am golf tournament to formally open a new course in East Lothian but a series of murders of some of those involved seems to be tied into an ancient …

31475. Three Cheers for the Paraclete

Thomas Keneally

Three Cheers for the Paraclete is a novel by the Australian author Thomas Keneally.

31476. A Voice for Princess

John Morressy

A Voice for Princess is a book published in 1986 that was written by John Morressy.

31491. The Kind One

Tom Epperson

The Kind One is a book by Tom Epperson.

31500. Phallos

Samuel R. Delany

Phallos is a short novel — or novella — by Samuel R. Delany, published by Bamberger Books. It was reissued by Wesleyan University Press in 2013. Phallos takes the form of a modern online essay recounting the history and giving a synopsis of a nonexistent novel also called …

31515. Carnival evening

Linda Pastan

Carnival evening is the book written by Linda Pastan.

31522. Dream Dancer

Janet Morris

Dream Dancer is a 1980 novel by Janet Morris, the first in her Kerrion Space trilogy.

31524. Ghoul Trouble

J. G. Passarella

Ghoul Trouble is a novel by John Passarella set in the fictional universe of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

31534. The Newcomes

William Makepeace Thackeray

The Newcomes is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1855.

31549. An Insider's View of Mormon Origins

Grant H. Palmer

An Insider's View of Mormon Origins is a 2002 book on the origins of Mormonism by Grant H. Palmer, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who is a retired Church Educational System instructor and Institute director with a master's degree in history. Palmer's …

31569. Podium

Yann Moix

31585. Oeuvres

Colette



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