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.

32003. La tierra del fuego

Hardie St. Martin

Tierra del Fuego is more than a suspenseful seafaring tale in the tradition of Captain Hornblower; it is also a chilling psychological and cultural tale, reminiscent of Heart of Darkness or Lord of the Flies, that probes deeply into human nature. Based on the true story of the …

32005. Double Inconstancy

Pierre de 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 …

32006. The Greek

Pierre Rey

The Greek is the lover of the world's most renowned beauties. Among them are the tempestuous pianist Olympia Menelas, noted for her rages as well as her passions, and Peggy Baltimore, the tragic widow of an assassinated American politician who looks to Satrapoulos for a return …

32007. Erec y Enide

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Erec y Enide, a 2002 novel from Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, is in a certain way a re-reading of Erec et Enide, first part of the arthurian cycle of Chrétien de Troyes. The author analyzes three lonelinesses: the loneliness of Julio Matasanz, specialist in medieval literature; the …

32008. The Knights of the Cross

Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Knights of the Cross or The Teutonic Knights is a 1900 historical novel written by the eminent Polish Positivist writer and the 1905 Nobel laureate, Henryk Sienkiewicz. Its first English translation was published in the same year as the original. The book was serialized by …

32033. Ramuntcho

Pierre Loti

Ramuntcho is a novel by French author Pierre Loti. It is a love and adventure story about contraband runners in the Basque province of France. It is one of Loti's most popular stories—"love, loss and faith remain eternal themes"—with four French film adaptations. It was first …

32036. A Flea in Her Ear

Georges Feydeau

A Flea in Her Ear is a play by Georges Feydeau written in 1907, at the height of the Belle Époque.

32037. Okamgnienie

Stanisław Lem

Eyeblink is a book written by Stanislaw Lem.

32039. Report from the Besieged City & Other Poems

Zbigniew Herbert

Report from the Besieged City and other Poems is a literary work by Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert.

32056. Time and Free Will

Henri Bergson

Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness is Henri Bergson's doctoral thesis, first published in 1889. The essay deals with the problem of free will, which Bergson contends is merely a common confusion among philosophers caused by an illegitimate …

32078. War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in its entirety in 1869. Epic in scale, it is regarded as one of the central works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work, Anna …

32100. People on the Bridge

Wisława Szymborska

People on the Bridge is a book written by Wisława Szymborska.

32128. The Little Trilogy

Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Little Trilogy is a book of three stories by Henryk Sienkiewicz.

32144. Castorp

Paweł Huelle

Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, 2008“Delightful . . . gently, deceptively provocative.”—The Observer“Full of depth and allusion . . . wonderfully absurd humour.”—The Independent on SundayInspired by Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, Castorp recounts Hans …

32164. On the field of glory

Henryk Sienkiewicz

On the Field of Glory is a historical novel by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, published in 1906. The novel tells a story of a fictional young impoverished Polish nobleman and his love for a young aristocratic woman. The story is set during the reign of King John III …

32184. Prayers

Michel Quoist

A bestselling classic of modern spirituality. With simplicity and strength, this collection of powerful prayers will help you structure and develop your own sense of prayer. This assembly of petition and thanksgiving represents the full range of human emotion from despair to …

32196. Work, consumerism and the new poor

Zygmunt Bauman

It is one thing to be poor in a society of producers and universal employment; it is quite a different thing to be poor in a society of consumers, in which life projects are built around consumer choices rather than on work, professional skills or jobs. Where ‘being poor’ was …

32200. Charlotte

David Foenkinos

Internationally literary phenomenon, multiple award-winner, and massive bestseller with over 500,000 copies in print in France and rights sold in 20 countries, Charlotte tells the story of artist Charlotte Salomon―born in pre-World War II Berlin to a Jewish family traumatized by …



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