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.

33201. Eve's Ransom

George Gissing

Between 1880 and 1903 George Gissing wrote 23 novels. His early works were naturalistic and later he wrote in a realistic style. Gissing it considered to be a late Victorian author. Eve's Ransom was written in 1895. Eve's Ransom is a story of a young man who loves a woman who …

33202. 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 …

33212. 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.

33213. John Clare

Jonathan Bate

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

33215. Divina Trace

Robert Antoni

Divina Trace is an experimental novel by Robert Antoni, and the winner of the 1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first novel. It tells the story of the fictional island-nation of Corpus Christi coming into its own identity. The central narrator, Johnny Domingo, relays the …

33216. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

33217. Fire in the Minds of Men

James H. Billington

Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith is a book about the spread of ideas written by James H. Billington, the current Librarian of Congress.

33218. 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.

33221. Means of Evil

Ruth Rendell

Means of Evil is a collection of short stories by British writer Ruth Rendell. All the stories feature her popular protagonist Inspector Wexford, and fill in important gaps in the chronology of the series, such as Inspector Burden's second marriage. They are not considered part …

33223. The Point of View of My Work as an Author

Søren Kierkegaard

The Point of View For my Work as an Author is an autobiographical account of the 19th century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard's use of his pseudonyms. It was written in 1848, published in part in 1851, and published in full posthumously in 1859. This work explains his …

33224. The Coming of the New Deal, Vol. II, The Age of …

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

The Coming of the New Deal, Vol. II, The Age of Roosevelt is a book written by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

33226. Amazons

Don DeLillo & Sue Buck

Amazons is a novel co-written by Don DeLillo, published under the pseudonym Cleo Birdwell in 1980. The subtitle is An Intimate Memoir By the First Woman to Play in the National Hockey League. The book was a collaboration with a former co-worker of DeLillo's, Sue Buck, and …

33237. It

Inger Christensen

It is a 1969 book of poetry by the Danish writer Inger Christensen. The book focuses on social criticism, and lines from it have frequently been quoted in the Danish political discourse. It received the Gyldne Laurbær for best Danish book of the year.

33239. Serpent and lily

Nikos Kazantzakis

Serpent and lily is a novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis.

33250. 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.

33252. 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 …

33253. Symposion

Plato

33258. Wasted: The Preppie Murder

Linda Wolfe

Wasted: The Preppie Murder is a book by Linda Wolfe, published by Simon & Schuster in 1989. It tell the story of Jennifer Levin's murder by Robert E. Chambers Jr..

33265. George Washington's Socks

Elvira Woodruff

George Washington's Socks is a 1991 children's novel by Elvira Woodruff. It was published by Scholastic Books and is the first book in her Time Travel Adventures series. The book has been used in classrooms to teach children about social studies and American history.

33266. 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.

33273. The Road to Lagoa Santa

Henrik Stangerup

The Road to Lagoa Santa is the book written by Henrik Stangerup.

33275. Windswept House: A Vatican Novel

Malachi Martin

Windswept House: A Vatican Novel is a novel by Roman Catholic priest and theologian Malachi Martin. The book charts the turmoil within the Catholic faith and within Vatican City.

33277. The Christmas tree

Jennifer Johnston

The Christmas Tree is Irish author Jennifer Johnston's sixth novel, first published in 1981 by Hamish Hamilton. It has been suggested by The Irish Times as being her finest work, and was chosen by the Irish Independent to be published as one of the books its "Irish Women …

33279. 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 …

33280. Outcast

José Latour

Outcast is a book written by Jose Latour.

33281. Dragon Death

Gael Baudino

Dragon Death is a novel written by Gael Baudino and published in 1992. It is the third in the Dragonsword Trilogy. The other novels are Dragonsword and Duel of Dragons.

33287. Dage

Dorthe Nors

33297. 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.

33298. The Last Billable Hour

Susan Wolfe

The Last Billable Hour is a book by Susan Wolfe.

33302. Fragments

Jeffry W. Johnston

Fragments is a book by Jeffry W. Johnston.

33314. Space Tug

Murray Leinster

Space Tug is a YA science fiction novel by author Murray Leinster. It was published in 1953 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 5,000 copies. It is the second novel in the author's Joe Kenmore series. Groff Conklin gave it a mixed review in Galaxy, noting that it held "plenty …

33317. Islands of Slaves

Thorkild Hansen

Islands of Slaves is a 1970 novel by Danish author Thorkild Hansen. It won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1971.



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