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.

35004. Catherine Certitude

Patrick Modiano

This charming book will delight any child or adult who appreciates ballet, Paris, New York, childhood, and mystery (not necessarily in that order). The book's plot is deceptively simple: Catherine, the eponymous heroine, begins her story watching her own daughter demonstrate …

35017. 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'.

35030. 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.

35055. Bug-Jargal

Victor Hugo

Bug-Jargal is a novel by the French writer Victor Hugo. First published in 1826, it is a reworked version of an earlier short story of the same name published in the Hugo brothers' magazine Le Conservateur littéraire in 1820. The novel follows a friendship between the enslaved …

35060. 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 …

35071. Libidinal Economy

Jean-François Lyotard

Libidinal Economy is a 1974 book by Jean-François Lyotard.

35076. 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.

35126. Critique of Dialectical Reason

Jean-Paul Sartre

Critique of Dialectical Reason is a 1960 book by Jean-Paul Sartre in which he further develops the existentialist Marxism he first expounded in his essay Search for a Method. Critique of Dialectical Reason and Search for a Method were written as a common manuscript, with Sartre …

35127. 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 …

35133. The Differend: Phrases in Dispute

Jean-François Lyotard

The Differend: Phrases in Dispute is a 1983 book by Jean-François Lyotard.

35156. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a French Romantic/Gothic novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831. The title refers to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, on which the story is centered. The story is set in the Late Middle Ages, during the reign of Louis XI.



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