The most popular books in English
from 34201 to 34400

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.

34201. Critique of Economic Reason (Radical Thinkers)

André Gorz

André Gorz’s earlier books—from Ecology as Politics to Farewell to the Working Class and Paths to Paradise—have informed and inspired the most radical currents in Green movements in Europe and America over the last two decades. In Critique of Economic Reason, he offers his …

34204. La Dentellière

Pascal Lainé

La Dentellière, is a French novel by Pascal Lainé. It was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1974. It was made into a film with Isabelle Huppert in 1977. It was translated into English by George Crowther in 1976 as A Web of Lace and in 2006 by David Dugan. An excerpt of the 2006 …

34210. Les Fausses Confidences

Pierre de Marivaux

Les Fausses Confidences is a three-act comedy in prose by the French playwright Pierre de Carlet de Chamberlain de Marivaux. It was first performed on the 16 March 1737 by the actors of the Comédie Italienne at the Hotel de Bourgogne, Paris. This play explores the idea of …

34218. The Unexpected Man

Yasmina Reza

The Unexpected Man is a play written in 1995 by Yasmina Reza. Reza is best known in the English speaking world as the author of 'Art'.

34220. The serpent of stars

Jean Giono

The Serpent of Stars (Le serpent d¢étoiles, 1993; reprinted 1999 Grasset) takes place in rural southern France in the early part of the century. The novel’s elusive narrative thread ties landscape to character to an expanse just beyond our grasp. The narrator encounters a …

34228. Neanderthals, Bandits and Farmers

Colin Tudge

Neanderthals, Bandits and Farmers: How Agriculture Really Began is a book by the British science writer Colin Tudge. The book is one of a series of long essays by respected contemporary Darwinian thinkers, which were published under the collective title Darwinism Today; the …

34231. The Red Balloon

Albert Lamorisse

Anthony Clark’s award-winning adaptation of Albert Lamorisse’s Fifties French film, The Red Balloon, follows the adventures of a lonely Parisian boy and a stray balloon which befriends him. It enjoyed a successful run at the National Theatre in 1996.

34232. The Dream Songs

John Berryman

The Dream Songs is a compilation of two books of poetry, 77 Dream Songs and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest by the American poet, John Berryman. According to Berryman's "Note" to The Dream Songs, "This volume combines 77 Dream Songs and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, comprising …

34235. Virginia

Ellen Glasgow

Virginia is a novel by Ellen Glasgow about a wife and mother who in vain seeks happiness by serving her family. This novel, her eleventh, marked a clear departure from Glasgow's previous work—she had written a series of bestsellers before publishing Virginia—in that it attacked, …

34237. The Oysters of Locmariaquer

Eleanor Clark

The Oysters of Locmariaquer is the book by Eleanor Clark.

34240. The Dissertation

R. M. Koster

The Dissertation is a novel by R. M. Koster, part of the Tinieblas trilogy. The book is a mock-PhD thesis, written by the son of the dictator of Tinieblas, recounting his father's rise and fall in a satire of academic prose, while the footnotes narrate the sad life of the …

34242. Bill and Pete to the Rescue

Tomie dePaola

Bill and Pete to the Rescue is a book published in 1998 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

34256. Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice …

Richard A. Lupoff

Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs is a book by Richard A. Lupoff that explores the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan and author of numerous science fiction, fantasy, and adventure novels. The book is one of the few major works of criticism …

34260. The Dark Behind the Curtain

Gillian Cross

The Dark Behind the Curtain is a book written by Gillian Cross.

34261. Family Without a Name

Jules Verne

Family Without a Name is an 1889 adventure novel by Jules Verne about the life of a family in Lower Canada during the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837 and 1838 that sought an independent and democratic republic for Lower Canada. In the book, the two sons of a traitor fight in the …

34262. Roderick

John Thomas Sladek

Roderick, or The Education of a Young Machine is a 1980 science fiction novel by John Sladek. It was followed in 1983 by Roderick at Random, or Further Education of a Young Machine. The two books were originally intended as a single longer novel, and were finally reissued …

34263. Rain Drop Splash

Alvin Tresselt

Rain Drop Splash is a book written by Alvin Tresselt and illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.

34270. The Baphomet

Pierre Klossowski

The Baphomet is a transgressive piece of experimental fiction authored by Pierre Klossowski. Klossowski wrote his original French novel in 1965, but it was not translated into English until 1992, when a translation was published by Marsilio Press.

34271. Beneath the City Streets

Peter Laurie

Beneath the City Streets: A Private Inquiry into the Nuclear Preoccupations of Government is a book by British author Peter Laurie. It details the existence and necessity of underground bunkers, food depots, and government safe havens throughout underground London.

34272. The Battle of Pollocks Crossing

J. L. Carr

The Battle of Pollocks Crossing is the sixth novel by J.L. Carr, published in 1985. The novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1985 and followed a nomination in 1980 for A Month in the Country, his preceding novel. The novel describes a year spent by a young English …

34284. The Big Fellow

Frank O'Connor

The Big Fellow is a 1937 biography of the famed Irish leader, Michael Collins, by Frank O'Connor. The Big Fellow covers the period of Collins's life from the Easter Rising in 1916 to his death during the Irish Civil War in 1922. Unlike most conventional biographies of famous …

34285. Memoirs: 1939–1993

Brian Mulroney

Memoirs: 1939–1993 is a memoir written by the former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney. The book was released on September 10, 2007 and outlines Mulroney's version of events during his early life, political career and time as prime minister.

34290. Madder Music

Peter De Vries

Madder Music is a book written by Peter De Vries.

34291. The Golden Name Day

Jennie D. Lindquist

The Golden Name Day is a book by Jennie D. Lindquist.

34292. Bear Party

William Pène du Bois

Bear Party is a book by William Pène du Bois.

34293. The Soul of the Robot

Barrington J. Bayley

The Soul of the Robot is the sixth science fiction novel by Barrington J. Bayley, featuring the character Jasperodus from his 1956 story "Fugitive". The book tells of Jasperodus, the only robot with a soul, as he attempts to prove that he is the equal of the humans around him.

34294. Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn

Paul Watkins

Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn is the second novel by American author Paul Watkins. It was published in 1989 by Houghton Mifflin and shared the Encore Award the following year.

34297. The Sheikh and the Dustbin

George MacDonald Fraser

The Sheikh and the Dustbin is the third and last collection of short stories by George MacDonald Fraser, featuring a young Scottish officer named Dand MacNeill. It is a sequel to The General Danced at Dawn and McAuslan in the Rough and concerns life in a Highland Regiment after …

34298. Rewriting the soul

Ian Hacking

Rewriting the Soul is a 1995 book by the Canadian philosopher Ian Hacking, who offers an account of the formative influences that shape people’s understandings of their lives and their understanding of the lives of those around them. Hacking's work is both a theoretical account …

34300. Reports from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS …

Kramer

Reports from the Holocaust: The Story of an AIDS Activist is a 1989 book by Larry Kramer; a revised edition was published in 1994. Reports from the Holocaust contains a diverse selection of Kramer's nonfiction writings focused on AIDS activism and LGBT civil rights, including …

34309. The Wooden Spaceships

Bob Shaw

The Wooden Spaceships is a book published in 1988 that was written by Bob Shaw and edited by Victor Gollancz.

34313. Design of Cities

Edmund Bacon

Design of Cities, first published in 1967, is an illustrated account of the development of urban form, written by Edmund Bacon, who was the Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970. The work looks at the many aspects that influence city …

34315. Irish Love

Andrew Greeley

Irish Love is the sixth of the Nuala Anne McGrail series of mystery novels by Roman Catholic priest and author Father Andrew M. Greeley.

34321. Cleopatra

H. Rider Haggard

Cleopatra: Being an Account of the Fall and Vengeance of Harmachis is a novel written by the author H. Rider Haggard, the author of King Solomon's Mines and She. The book was first printed in 1889. The story is set in the Ptolemaic era of Ancient Egyptian history and revolves …

34322. The Purchase of the North Pole

Jules Verne

The Purchase of the North Pole or Topsy-Turvy is an adventure novel by Jules Verne, published in 1889. It is the third and last novel of the Baltimore Gun Club, first appearing in From the Earth to the Moon, and later in Around the Moon, featuring the same characters but set …

34330. Thanks to the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Thanks to the Saint is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in December 1957 by The Crime Club in the United States and by Hodder and Stoughton in the United Kingdom in 1958.

34332. Catch Me: Kill Me

William H. Hallahan

Catch Me: Kill Me is a book by William H. Hallahan.

34338. The Secret of the Universe

Isaac Asimov

The Secret of the Universe is the twenty-second and final collection of science essays by Isaac Asimov, short works which originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Asimov died in 1992.

34342. Unhooking the Moon

Gregory Hughes

Unhooking the Moon is a book written by Gregory Hughes.

34345. The Science of Success: How Market Based Management …

Charles Koch

The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company is a book written by Charles Koch in which he delineates his philosophy of Market Based Management. Koch, the CEO of Koch Industries, Inc., wrote it in 2007. While many similarly-titled …

34350. Quicksilver Twilight

Stan Nicholls

Quicksilver Twilight is a book published in 2006 that was written by Stan Nicholls.

34353. Pluie et vent sur télumée miracle

Simone Schwarz-Bart

Great-granddaughter of Minerve, first woman of the Guadeloupean branch of the Lougandor family to be freed from slavery in 1848, the elderly Telumée tells the story of her own difficult life and that of her ancestors. It is a poor black woman's tale of heroic survival, set in …

34354. Marvel Illustrated: Picture Of Dorian Gray

Roy Thomas

The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of …

34357. After Image

Pierce Askegren

Afterimage is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It is set early in the second season of the TV show.

34358. Pyres

Derek Nikitas

In PYRES, 15 year old Lucia Moberg lifts a CD out of a store in a shopping mall—and when she and her dad get into their car, there is a tap at the window. The next second her father's brains are on the dashboard. So begins the story of the ruin of her mother, whose home life is …

34363. Big Anthony and the Magic Ring

Tomie dePaola

Big Anthony and the Magic Ring is a book published in 1979 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

34375. The Solar System and Back

Isaac Asimov

The Solar System and Back is a collection of science essays by Isaac Asimov. It is the seventh in a series of books reprinting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

34377. Sanctuary

Jeff Mariotte

Sanctuary is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel.

34390. The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. The term "time machine", coined …

34392. Between Darkness and Light

Lisanne Norman

Between Darkness and Light is the seventh book of the Sholan Alliance series published in 2003 that was written by Lisanne Norman.

34398. The Gathering Storm

Brandon Sanderson by Robert Jordan

The Gathering Storm is the 12th book of the fantasy series The Wheel of Time. It was incomplete when its author, Robert Jordan, died on September 16, 2007, from cardiac amyloidosis. His widow Harriet McDougal and publisher Tom Doherty chose Brandon Sanderson to continue the book …



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