The most popular books in English
from 32801 to 33000

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.

32824. Theory of Colours

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Theory of Colours is a book by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about the poet's views on the nature of colours and how these are perceived by humans. Published in 1810, it contains detailed descriptions of phenomena such as coloured shadows, refraction, and chromatic aberration. The …

32833. Ich

Karl May

32837. The Waterfalls of Slunj

Heimito von Doderer

English industrialist Robert Clayton and his son, Donald, open a branch office of their business in Vienna and pursue their lives and fortunes in the years before World War I

32839. The autobiography of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe vol 2

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for …

32845. The society of individuals

Norbert Elias

The Society of Individuals stands as testimony to the coherence of Norbert Elias's viewpoint over a long and distinguished career. Consisting of three interrelated essays, the first written in 1939, the second between 1940 and 1950, and the third in 1987, this book addresses the …

32857. 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 …

32860. Green Henry

Gottfried Keller

Green Henry is a partially autobiographical novel by the Swiss author Gottfried Keller, first published in 1855, and extensively revised in 1879. Truth is freely mingled with fiction, and there is a generalizing purpose to exhibit the psychic disease that affected the whole …

32865. Goethe: His Life and Times

Richard Friedenthal

“The study of Goethe’s life is a task that each generation must undertake anew.” Thus writes Richard Friedenthal, author of this rich biography. Spanning eight momentous decades of war, revolution, and social upheaval, Goethe’s life reveals itself as one of conflict and dynamic …

32877. The Casualty, early tales

Heinrich Böll

“This evocation of the great German humanistic tradition is salutary amid so much pain and absurdity. And no writer is more qualified than Heinrich Böll to evoke that tradition.” ―Washington Post These stories by Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll, written between 1946 and 1952 …

32881. West-östlicher Diwan

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This English verse translation of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan aims to give English-readers a fair indication of the themes, quality and flavour of Goethe's major cycle of lyric poetry. As far as possible it remains faithful to Goethe's metrical and rhyming patterns. The Divan's …

32893. The Crimson Gold

Voronica Whitney-Robinson

The Crimson Gold is a Fantasy novel by Voronica Whitney-Robinson, set in the Forgotten Realms fictional universe. It is the third novel in "The Rogues" series.

32894. Pursuit & Persuasion

Sally Wright

Pursuit & Persuasion is a book written by Sally Wright.

32895. Aristotle

Dick King-Smith

Aristotle is an English-language children's book written by Dick King-Smith and illustrated by Bob Graham, published in 2003. The story concerns Aristotle the kitten, who depends on his nine lives and the magical powers of his owner in order to emerge safely from various …

32898. Bloodchild

Tim Bowler

Bloodchild is a young adult novel written by British author Tim Bowler. It was originally published in 2008 in the UK. Bloodchild opens with a startling scene of visionary sensation. A boy lies dying in a deserted country lane. As he slips away, he sees almost abstract blocks of …

32900. The Worshippers and the Way

Hugh Cook

The Worshippers and the Way is a book published in 1992 that was written by Hugh Cook.

32901. What Price Honor?

Dave Stern

What Price Honor? is a Star Trek: Enterprise novel, which was released on October 29, 2002.

32902. Curse of the Black Heron

Holly Lisle

Curse of the Black Heron is a book published in 1998 that was written by Holly Lisle.

32903. Heat

Nancy Holder

Heat is an original novel based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Tagline: "An original crossover novel based on the hit television series created by Joss Whedon & David Greenwalt"

32908. Native Son

Richard Wright

Native Son is a novel by American author Richard Wright. The novel tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, a black American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a …

32909. Prison Blues

Anna C Salter

Prison Blues is a book written by Anna C Salter.

32911. Dreams of Dark and Light: The Great Short Fiction of …

Tanith Lee

Dreams of Dark and Light: The Great Short Fiction of Tanith Lee is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction stories by author Tanith Lee. It was released in 1986 and was the author's first book published by Arkham House . It was published in an edition of 3,957 copies.

32912. Two Cities

John Edgar Wideman

Two Cities is a novel by the American writer John Edgar Wideman set in the Pennsylvania cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia during the 1990s. The novel tells the story of Kassima, a widow in mourning for her husband and two sons who died in the streets of Pittsburgh. Martin …

32914. The Outcry

Henry James

The Outcry is a novel by Henry James published in 1911. This light comedy was originally conceived as a play. James cast the material in a three-act drama in 1909, but like so many of his plays, it failed to be produced. In 1911 James converted the play into a novel, which was …

32915. The Spirit House

William Sleator

The Spirit House is a 1993 young adult novel by William Sleator. It was later followed up with the 1997 Dangerous Wishes.

32916. Affirmative Action Around the World

Thomas Sowell

Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study is a 2004 nonfiction work by economist Thomas Sowell.

32917. Belchamber

Howard Sturgis

Belchamber is a 1904 novel by Howard Sturgis.

32918. Ghetto

Joshua Sobol

Ghetto is a play by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol about the experiences of the Jews of the Vilna Ghetto during Nazi occupation in World War II. The play focuses on the Jewish theatre in the ghetto, incorporating live music and including as characters historical figures such as …

32920. Bertram Cope's Year

Henry Blake Fuller

Bertram Cope's Year is a 1919 novel by Henry Blake Fuller, sometimes called the first American homosexual novel.

32921. The Old Reliable

P. G. Wodehouse

The Old Reliable is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on April 18, 1951 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on October 11, 1951 by Doubleday & Co, New York. The novel was serialised in Collier's magazine from 24 June to 22 July …

32922. Soldiers and Slaves

Roger Cohen

Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis' Final Gamble is a 2005 history of World War II by New York Times reporter Roger Cohen. It recounts the ordeals suffered by the 550 American prisoners of war shipped into eastern Germany during the winter of 1944–1945.

32924. Saint Ronan's Well

Walter Scott

Saint Ronan's Well is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It is the only novel he wrote with a 19th-century setting.

32925. Peveril of the Peak

Walter Scott

Peveril of the Peak is the longest novel by Sir Walter Scott. Along with Ivanhoe, Woodstock and Kenilworth, this is one of Scott's English novels, with the main action taking place around 1678.

32926. The Monastery

Walter Scott

The Monastery: a Romance is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Along with The Abbot, it is one of Scott's Tales from Benedictine Sources and is set in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Elizabethan period.

32927. John Keats

Walter Jackson Bate

The life of Keats provides a unique opportunity for the study of literary greatness and of what permits or encourages its development. Its interest is deeply human and moral, in the most capacious sense of the words. In this authoritative biography--the first full-length life of …

32928. John Clare

Jonathan Bate

John Clare: A Biography is a book written by Jonathan Bate.

32929. Monolithos

Jack Gilbert

Monolithos, Poems 1962 and 1982 is the second book of poetry by American poet Jack Gilbert. It was nominated for all three major American book awards: the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and the American Book Award. The same year Monolithos was …

32930. The Art of Leo & Diane Dillon

Byron Preiss

The Art of Leo & Diane Dillon is a 1981 book by Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon and Byron Preiss.

32932. Black Fox of Lorne

Marguerite de Angeli

Black Fox of Lorne is a 1956 children's historical novel written and illustrated by Marguerite de Angeli. This Newbery Honor Book is about tenth-century Viking twins who shipwreck on the Scottish coast and seek to avenge the death of their father. They encounter loyal clansmen …

32933. The Perilous Road

William O. Steele

The Perilous Road is a novel, published in 1958 by William O. Steele. The book is set in Eastern Tennessee during the time of the American Civil War. In 1959, The Perilous Road was awarded the Newbery Honor.

32934. The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood

Jeremy Campbell

The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood is a book by Jeremy Campbell.

32935. Predator & Prey: Vampire

Carl Bowen

Predator & Prey: Vampire is a book published in 2000 that was written by Carl Bowen.

32936. Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka

L. Neil Smith

Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka is a science fiction novel set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It was written by L. Neil Smith and originally published in 1983 by Del Rey, a division of Ballantine Books. It is the last of three books in The Adventures of Lando …

32938. Phaidon Design Classics

Editors of Phaidon

Phadion Design Classics is a British three volume set of reference books on industrial design since the 1600s. It lists 999 objects that the editorial team chose as design classics. Alan Fletcher was the art director for the project.

32940. The Saracen

Robert Shea

The Saracen is a two-part novel written by Robert Shea. The two separate portions, The Land of the Infidel and The Holy War are a continuous tale. Basically ignored during its publication - and subsequently out of print, although still enjoying strong reviews and a cult …

32941. Letters to a Young Brother

Hill Harper

Letters to a Young Brother is a book written by actor Hill Harper, published April 2006. Harper wrote the book to help young black males get through life and not make the same mistakes he made at a certain age.

32942. The Detective

Roderick Thorp

The Detective is a thriller/detective novel by author Roderick Thorp, first published hardcover in 1966. It was made into the 1968 movie of the same name, starring Frank Sinatra, as Detective Joe Leland. Billed as, "An adult look at police life," The Detective went on to become …

32943. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

John Cameron Mitchell

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by a genderqueer East German singer named Hedwig. Hedwig, formerly Hansel, assumes a female persona after a botched sex change operation which was performed to allow her to marry an American …

32944. Goats

Mark Poirier

Goats is a 2000 novel written by Mark Jude Poirier published by Hyperion with the strapline "Girls, ganga and goat-trekking"

32945. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

32946. Mudd's Angels

J. A. Lawrence

Mudd's Angels is a book published in 1978 that was written by J. A. Lawrence.

32950. Urn Burial

Robert Westall

Urn Burial is a 1987 young adult science fiction novel by Robert Westall. It involves alien races who resemble cats and dogs.

32953. Beat Not the Bones

Charlotte Jay

Beat Not the Bones is a 1952 suspense novel by Charlotte Jay which won the inaugural Edgar award for best novel. The novel follows the actions of a sheltered young women who arrives in New Guinea from Australia, determined to find out what really happened to her husband, the …

32955. A Catalogue of Crime: A Reader's Guide to the …

Jacques Barzun

A Catalogue of Crime is a critique of crime fiction by Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor, first published in 1971. The book was awarded a Special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1972. A revised and enlarged edition was published in 1989.

32956. Jandar of Callisto

Lin Carter

Jandar of Callisto is a science fiction novel written by Lin Carter, the first in his Callisto series. It was first published in paperback by Dell Books in December 1972, and reprinted twice through September 1977. The first British edition was published by Orbit Books in 1974. …

32958. The Jazz Piano Book

Mark Levine

The Jazz Piano Book is a tutorial by Mark Levine that aims to summarise the musical theory, including jazz harmony, required by an aspiring jazz pianist. Upon its publication in 1989, it quickly garnered widespread praise from both established jazz musicians and educators for …

32959. Talking Mysteries: A Conversation With Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman

Talking Mysteries: A Conversation With Tony Hillerman is a book by Tony Hillerman and Ernie Bulow.

32960. The Pawnbroker

Edward Lewis Wallant

The Pawnbroker is a novel by Edward Lewis Wallant which tells the story of Sol Nazerman, a concentration camp survivor who suffers flashbacks of his past Nazi imprisonment as he tries to cope with his daily life operating a pawn shop in East Harlem. It was adapted into a motion …

32961. Skinner's Ordeal

Quintin Jardine

Skinner's Ordeal is a 1995 novel by Quintin Jardine. It is the fifth of the Bob Skinner novels.

32962. The Dark World

Henry Kuttner

The Dark World is a science fantasy novel by Henry Kuttner, noted for its influence on The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. The novel was first published in the July 1946 issue of Startling Stories, then reprinted in the Winter 1954 issue of Fantastic Story Magazine. Its …

32963. The Wind's Twelve Quarters

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Wind's Twelve Quarters is a collection of short stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, named after a line from A.E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad and first published by Harper & Row in 1975. Described by Le Guin as a retrospective, it collects 17 previously published stories, four …

32964. Stranglers' Moon

E. E. "Doc" Smith

Stranglers' Moon is a 1976 science fiction novel written by Stephen Goldin, the second book in the Family D'Alembert series, the first of which was expanded by Goldin from a novella by E.E. “Doc” Smith.

32965. The Enterprise of Law

Bruce L. Benson

The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State is a 1990 book by Bruce L. Benson, in which he challenges readers' assumptions about the nature of the legal justice system. Benson uses "economic theory to compare institutions and incentives that influence public policy and …

32969. Watteau in Venice

Philippe Sollers

Watteau in Venice is a novel by French author Philippe Sollers published in 1991 by Editions Gallimard, later translated into English by Alberto Manguel, and then published in 1994 by Charles Scribner's Sons. The novel is a satirical story of art theft in Venice, including a …

32970. Guards! Guards! - The Play

Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards! - The Play is a book published in 1997 that was written by Stephen Briggs and Terry Pratchett.

32971. Knight Crusader

Ronald Welch

Knight Crusader, "the story of Philip d'Aubigny", is a children's historical novel by Ronald Welch, first published by Oxford in 1954 with illustrations by William Stobbs. It is set primarily in the Crusader states of Outremer in the twelfth century and features the Battle of …

32972. The Rooster Crows

Maud Petersham

The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles, written and illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham, is a 1945 picture book published by Simon & Schuster. The Rooster Crows was a Caldecott Medal winner for illustration in 1946. This book is a collection of …

32973. Whispers in the Graveyard

Theresa Breslin

Whispers in the Graveyard is a children's novel by Theresa Breslin, published by Methuen in 1994. Breslin won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. In a retrospective award citation the …

32974. A Child's Good Night Book

Margaret Wise Brown

A Child's Good Night Book is a book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Jean Charlot.

32975. Frontier Living

Edwin Tunis

Frontier Living is a book by Edwin Tunis.

32976. Something Else

Kathryn Cave

Something Else is a children's picture book written by Kathryn Cave and illustrated by Chris Riddell. Cave and Riddell were awarded the very first international UNESCO prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance for Something Else. The book was …

32977. A Time for Judas

Morley Callaghan

A Time for Judas is a novel by Canadian author Morley Callaghan, published by Macmillan of Canada in 1983. It tells the story of a man in modern times who discovers tablets written by a scribe named Philo of Crete or Philo the Greek. In the story, these tablets are from the time …

32978. Red

Warren Ellis

32979. The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: A Paper Chase

Marcel Theroux

The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: A Paper Chase is the title of a 2001 novel by Marcel Theroux. It was published in the United Kingdom in 2002 as The Paperchase. The protagonist is an Anglo-American journalist, Damien March, who inherits a dilapidated mansion in the United …

32980. Equinox

Samuel R. Delany

Equinox is a 1973 novel by Samuel R. Delany, and is Delany's first published foray into explicitly sexual material. It tells of a series of erotic and violent encounters in a small American seaport following the arrival of an African-American sea captain. It is a non science …

32981. Leaving a Doll's House: A Memoir

Claire Bloom

Leaving a Doll's House: A Memoir is an autobiography written by British actress Claire Bloom and published in 1996. Bloom writes about her life, career and relationships, including her first marriage to Rod Steiger. The main focus is on her troubled relationship with writer …

32982. Irish Cream

Andrew Greeley

Irish Cream is the eighth of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley. It takes place in Chicago, Illinois in the present day, though the novel depicts flashbacks to events that took place in Donegal in the …

32983. Hillary's choice

Gail Sheehy

Hillary's Choice is a 1999 biography of Hillary Clinton, written by Gail Sheehy. It explores the life of former First Lady and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sheehy revealed much new detail regarding Hillary Clinton's girlhood and college days; her remarkable ability …

32984. When a Monster is Born

Sean Taylor

When a Monster is Born is a children's book written by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, published in 2006. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

32986. A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to …

Larry Sabato

A More Perfect Constitution is a book published by American political scientist at the University of Virginia, Larry J. Sabato. Sabato proposes a constitutional convention to substantially overhaul the United States Constitution. He points out that after the Bill of Rights, …

32989. Strange Justice

Jane Mayer

Strange Justice is a book written by Jane Mayer.

32991. The Tale of Kieu

Nguyen Du

The Tale of Kiều is an epic poem in Vietnamese written by Nguyễn Du, and is widely regarded as the most significant work of Vietnamese literature. The original title in Vietnamese is Đoạn Trường Tân Thanh, but it is better known as Truyện Kiều. In 3,254 verses, written in lục …

32992. Pagan Theology

Michael York

Pagan Theology: Paganism as a World Religion is a taxonomical study of various world religions which argues for a new definition of the word "paganism". It was written by the British religious studies scholar Michael York of Bath Spa University and first published by New York …

32993. Ratha's Challenge

Clare Bell

Ratha's Challenge is the fourth book in The Books of the Named series of young adult prehistoric fiction novels by Clare Bell.

32994. American Fairy Tales

Lyman Frank Baum

American Fairy Tales is the title of a collection of twelve fantasy stories by L. Frank Baum, published in 1901 by the George M. Hill Company, the firm that issued The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the previous year. The cover, title page, and page borders were designed by Ralph …

32995. A Private Disgrace

Victoria Lincoln

A Private Disgrace is a book written by Victoria Lincoln.

32996. Realms of the Elves

Philip Athans

Realms of the Elves is a fantasy anthology novel edited by Philip Athans, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is part of "The Last Mythal" series. It was published in paperback in February 2006.

32997. The Last Billable Hour

Susan Wolfe

The Last Billable Hour is a book by Susan Wolfe.

32998. Transit to Scorpio

Kenneth Bulmer

Transit to Scorpio is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer under the pseudonym of Alan Burt Akers, volume 1 in his extensive Dray Prescot series of sword and planet novels, set on the fictional world of Kregen, a planet of the Antares star system in the …

32999. Gods of Aberdeen

Micah Nathan

Gods of Aberdeen is a novel written by Micah Nathan, published in June 2005 by Simon & Schuster. It was translated into Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese with the title The Last Alchemist. The novel is written in first-person, and follows the freshman year of the …

33000. The Sirens of Surrentum

Caroline Lawrence

The Sirens of Surrentum is a children's historical novel set in Roman times by Caroline Lawrence. The novel is the eleventh in The Roman Mysteries series.



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