The most popular books in English
from 36801 to 37000

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.

36801. The Betrayal of the Self: The Fear of Autonomy in …

Arno Gruen

Love or power ? these are the opposing poles of a choice every child is compelled to make, very early in its life, in a drama that sets it irrevocably on its path through life. This startling new insight into a formative experience fundamental to our development is the subject …

36802. Bertha Von Suttner: A Life for Peace (Syracuse …

Brigitte Hamann

Austrian writer and peace activist Bertha von Suttner was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As founder of the Austrian and German Peace Associations and the author of a number of novels and several works on peace, von Suttner's name became synonymous worldwide with …

36803. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and …

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is a pivotal work in which Poe calls attention to the act of writing and to the problem of representing the truth. It is an archetypal American story of escape from domesticity tracing a young man's …

36804. The Anatomy Lesson

John David Morley

The Anatomy Lesson is a novel by John David Morley, inspired by Rembrandt’s painting The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.

36809. Death from a Top Hat

Clayton Rawson

Death from a Top Hat is a locked-room mystery novel written by Clayton Rawson. It is the first of four mysteries featuring The Great Merlini, a stage magician and Rawson's favorite protagonist. In a poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, this novel was voted as the …

36814. Roy & Al

Ralf König

Roy & Al is a book written by Ralf Konig.

36817. The Wild Irish Girl

Lady Morgan

The Wild Irish Girl; a National Tale is an epistolary novel written by Irish novelist Sydney Owenson in 1806.

36824. London Blues

Anthony Frewin

London Blues is a novel by Anthony Frewin first published in 1997 about Soho in the late 1950s and early 1960s and in particular about the early days of pornographic movie production in Britain. London Blues is a mystery novel in that it describes not just the dangerous life but …

36832. 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 …

36837. The Man Without Qualities

Robert Musil

The Man Without Qualities is an unfinished novel in three books by the Austrian writer Robert Musil, considered one of the most significant European novels of the twentieth century. The novel is a "story of ideas", which takes place in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's …

36843. The Letter Left to Me

Joseph McElroy

The Letter Left to Me is Joseph McElroy's seventh novel. A letter from father to son is delivered to the son shortly after the father's death. The letter receives wider and wider circulation, and its continued effect on the son's life is described.

36847. Jake and The Kid

W. O. Mitchell

Jake and the Kid is a collection of short stories by W. O. Mitchell, originally published in 1961. Many stories in the series appeared in Maclean's prior to the book's publication. Mitchell also published a sequel volume, According to Jake and the Kid, in 1989.

36850. Predator & Prey: Jury

Gherbod Fleming

Predator & Prey: Jury is a book published in 2001 that was written by Gherbod Fleming.

36855. Nightmare Movies

Kim Newman

Nightmare Movies is a non-fiction book about horror films by British critic and novelist Kim Newman. It was first published in 1985 and had later editions published in 1988, 1989, and 2011. The initial printing was 160 pages, but it has been expanded to 633 pages.

36856. Shape-shifter

Pauline Melville

Shape-shifter is a book written by Pauline Melville.

36859. The Dwarf

Cho Se-hui

The Dwarf is Korean novel written by Cho Se-hui which was published in 1978. According to Professor Bruce Fulton, it is the most important piece of Korean fiction since World War II. The Dwarf was a best-seller in Korea and was also made into a feature film titled A Small Ball …

36860. Base Instincts

Jonathan H. Pincus

Base Instincts is a book written by Jonathan H Pincus.

36863. The City

Max Weber

The City is a book by Max Weber, a German economist and sociologist. It was published posthumously in 1921. In 1924 it was incorporated into a larger book, Economy and Society. An English translation was made in 1958 and several editions have been released since then. It is …

36865. 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.

36872. The Progress of a Crime

Julian Symons

The Progress of a Crime is a book by Julian Symons.

36878. Red Shelley

Paul Foot

Red Shelley is a 1981 work of literary criticism by Paul Foot. In it, the author draws attention to the radical political stance of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, as revealed in poems such as "Queen Mab" and "The Masque of Anarchy". Foot describes how Shelley, while …

36883. Death Turns the Tables

John Dickson Carr

Death Turns the Tables, first published in 1941, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

36886. Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His World

H. R. F. Keating

Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His World is a book written by H. R. F. Keating.

36887. Mike

P. G. Wodehouse

Mike is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 15 September 1909 by Adam & Charles Black, London. The story first appeared in the magazine The Captain, in two separate parts, collected together in the original version of the book; the first part, originally called …

36892. Old Angel Midnight

Jack Kerouac

Old Angel Midnight is a long narrative poem by American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac. It was culled from five notebooks spanning from 1956 to 1959, while Kerouac was fully absorbed by his studies of Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy. Kerouac initially experimented with Old …

36893. Hating America: The New World Sport

John Gibson

Hating America: The New World Sport is a 2004 book by John Gibson, a Fox News pundit. The book discusses world reaction to the foreign policy of the United States after the September 11 Terrorist Attacks. The book received mixed reviews, typically down partisan and ideological …

36897. The river beyond the world

Janet Peery

The river beyond the world is a book written by Janet Peery.

36898. The Judge: An Untrue Tale

Harve Zemach

The Judge: An Untrue Tale is a book written by Harve Zemach and illustrated by Margot Zemach.

36899. The Star Dwellers

James Blish

The Star Dwellers is a book publishedin 1961 that was written by James Blish.

36900. The Power and the Glory

Graham Greene

The Power and the Glory is a novel by British author Graham Greene. The title is an allusion to the doxology often recited at the end of the Lord's Prayer: "For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever, amen." It was also published in the U.S., initially …

36904. Verdict of Twelve

Raymond William Postgate

Verdict of Twelve is a novel by Raymond Postgate first published in 1940 about a trial by jury seen through the eyes of each of the twelve jurors as they listen to the evidence and try to reach a unanimous verdict of either "Guilty" or "Not guilty". Verdict of Twelve is set in …

36906. Inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety

Sigmund Freud

Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety is the 1926 book written by Sigmund Freud.

36910. Mystery of Smugglers Cove

Franklin W. Dixon

The Mystery of Smugglers Cove is the 64th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. Grosset & Dunlap published the book in 2005.

36911. The Voodoo Plot

Franklin W. Dixon

The Voodoo plot is the 72nd title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

36913. Collected shorter poems, 1946-1991

Hayden Carruth

Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991 is a book by Hayden Carruth.

36915. Time will tell

Robin Jones Gunn

Time will tell is a book published in 1998 that was written by Robin Jones Gunn.

36927. The Victim of Prejudice

Mary Hays

The Victim of Prejudice is a novel by the English novelist Mary Hays. Published in 1799, it is Hays' second novel. The novel, depicting the challenges that its protagonist, Mary, encounters throughout her life, underlines the difficulty that women experienced in gaining …

36938. Whiskey River

Loren D. Estleman

Whiskey River is a book written by Loren D. Estleman.

36955. Men of Stone

Gayle Friesen

Men of Stone is a novel written by Gayle Friesen that was first published in 2000.

36961. The Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton

The Anatomy of Melancholy is a book by Robert Burton, first published in 1621.

36967. Lords of the Starship

Mark S. Geston

Lords of the Starship is a 1967 science fiction novel which marked the debut of author Mark S. Geston, written while he was a sophomore at Kenyon College. It was originally published in paperback by Ace Books, then reprinted for the British market in hardcover by Michael Joseph …

36968. The Fleet of the Stars

Poul Anderson

The Fleet of the Stars is a book published in 1997 that was written by Poul Anderson.

36969. The Werewolf and the Wormlord

Hugh Cook

The Werewolf and the Wormlord is a book published in 1991 that was written by Hugh Cook.

36972. The Bloody Sun

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Bloody Sun is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley in her Darkover series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1964. The novel was substantially rewritten, expanded, and republished under the same title in 1979; Bradley's short story "To Keep the Oath" was …

36974. Run Like an Antelope

Sean Gibbon

Run Like an Antelope: On the Road with Phish is a memoir written by Sean Gibbons. Gibbons followed Phish around to concerts during the band's 1999 summer tour. Gibbons attended twenty concerts in thirty days. The book focuses on fellow fans and the concert atmosphere. Run Like …

36976. Angel's Gate

Gary Crew

Angel's Gate is a book written by Gary Crew.

36982. Blood and Honor

Graeme Davis

Blood and Honor is a fantasy novel by Graeme Davis, set in the world of Eberron, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is the fourth novel in "The War-Torn" series. It was published in paperback in September 2006.

36986. When the Road Ends

Jean Thesman

When the Road Ends is a young-adult novel by Jean Thesman.

36990. Only Words

Catharine MacKinnon

Only Words is an influential work of feminist legal theory authored by Catharine MacKinnon in 1993. It contends that the U.S. legal system has used a First Amendment basis to protect intimidation, subordination, terrorism, and discrimination as enacted through pornography, …

36992. Nietzsche's kisses

Lance Olsen

Nietzsche's Kisses is a postmodern novel by Lance Olsen, published in 2006 by Fiction Collective Two. It is a work of historiographic metafiction.

36994. Isle of the Dead

Roger Zelazny

Isle of the Dead is a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny published in 1969. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1969, and won the French Prix Apollo in 1972. The title refers to the several paintings by Swiss-German painter Arnold Böcklin. In the novel, …

36996. Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children's literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. It was written by Katherine Paterson and was published in 1977 by Thomas Crowell. In 1978, it won the Newbery Medal. Paterson drew inspiration for the novel …

36999. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Robert Caro

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE NAMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist * Time * …

37000. Gun Machine

Warren Ellis

The bestselling thriller from "a seriously good writer with a seriously wicked imagination" (New York Times Book Review). After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an …



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