The most popular books in English
from 38401 to 38600

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.

38401. The Black Flame

Stanley G. Weinbaum

Toward the end of the Twentieth Century-so say historians of the age of the Second Enlightenment-civilization died in a blaze of atomic and bacterial warfare. Barbarism followed the holocaust, the Dark Centuries during which humanity rested and prepared for a charge to new …

38404. The young Hemingway

Michael Reynolds

The young Hemingway is a book written by Michael Reynolds.

38405. Inside Sahara

Basil Pao

Inside Sahara is a large coffee-table style book containing pictures taken by Basil Pao, who was the stills photographer on the team that made the Sahara with Michael Palin TV program for the BBC. Michael Palin's name is prominently displayed on the cover, and he has contributed …

38406. Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private …

Daniel Mark Epstein

Lincoln's Men: The President and His Secretaries is a book written by Daniel Mark Epstein.

38407. In Iron Years

Gordon R. Dickson

In Iron Years is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Doubleday in 1980. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy and Science Fiction, If, Galaxy Science Fiction and Astounding.

38409. The Fair Maid of Perth

Walter Scott

The Fair Maid of Perth is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. Inspired by the strange story of the Battle of the North Inch, it is set in Perth and other parts of Scotland around 1400. The book had been intended to include two other stories in the same volume, "My Aunt Margaret's …

38410. Philosophy as Cultural Politics

Richard Rorty

Philosophy as Cultural Politics: Philosophical Papers: v.4 is a book by Richard Rorty, the late Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Stanford University. A compilation of selected philosophical papers written by Rorty over the decade, 1997-2007, it complements three …

38414. The Samarkand Solution

Gary Gygax

The Samarkand Solution is a book written by Gary Gygax.

38420. Alice James, A Biography

Jean Strouse

Alice James, A Biography is a book by Jean Strouse.

38421. Gold by the Inch

Lawrence Chua

The novel is split into three sections. The narrator is in Thailand visiting his younger brother, Luk, who works there as an architect. Thailand is the birthplace of the narrator’s mother. He ‘falls in love’ with Thong, a Thai prostitute, during his visit. The book tracks the …

38422. Somewhere Around the Corner

Jackie French

Somewhere Around the Corner is a children's novel written by Australian author Jackie French. It was her first historical novel, and chronicles the adventures of a homeless girl from 1994 who goes 'around the corner' to another time - the Great Depression.

38427. Judaism as a Civilization

Mordecai Menahem Kaplan

Judaism as a Civilization: Toward a Reconstruction of American-Jewish Life is a 1934 work on the Jewish religion and American Jewish life by Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism. The book is Kaplan's most notable work and has influenced a number of …

38428. Revelations in Black

Carl Jacobi

Revelations in Black is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Carl Jacobi. It was released in 1947 and was the author's first book. It was published by Arkham House with an edition of 3,082 copies. Most of the stories were published originally in the …

38438. City of Gold and Other Stories from the Old Testament

Peter Dickinson

City of Gold and other stories from the Old Testament is a collection of 33 Old Testament Bible stories retold for children by Peter Dickinson, illustrated by Michael Foreman, and published by Gollancz in 1980. The British Library Association awarded Dickinson his second …

38444. Sky Pirates of Callisto

Lin Carter

Sky Pirates of Callisto is a science fiction novel written by Lin Carter, the third in his Callisto series. It was first published in paperback by Dell Books in January 1973, and reprinted twice through April 1974. The first British edition was published by Orbit Books in 1975. …

38447. The Sleeping Sphinx

John Dickson Carr

The Sleeping Sphinx, first published in 1947, 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.

38448. Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy

Freeman Wills Crofts

Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy is a crime novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, featuring Inspector Joseph French of Scotland Yard.

38449. File for Record

Phoebe Atwood Taylor

File For Record is a novel that was published in 1943 by Phoebe Atwood Taylor writing as Alice Tilton. It is the sixth of the eight Leonidas Witherall mysteries.

38450. Northanger Abbey

Jane Austin

Northanger Abbey /ˈnɔrθˌæŋɡər/ was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication, though she had previously made a start on Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. According to Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan was written circa 1798–99. It was …

38453. The Kalām Cosmological Argument

William Lane Craig

The Kalām Cosmological Argument is a book written by William Lane Craig. It comprises a contemporary defense of the Kalām cosmological argument. The book purports to establish the existence of God based upon the alleged metaphysical impossibility of an infinite regress of past …

38455. Black Holes, the Edge of Space, the End of Time

Walter Sullivan

Black Holes, the Edge of Space, the End of Time is a book written by Walter S. Sullivan.

38457. A Far Sunset

Edmund Cooper

A Far Sunset is a science fiction novel by Edmund Cooper, published by Hodder & Stoughton in July 1967.

38458. Rivers and mountains

John Ashbery

Rivers and mountains is a collection of poems written by John Ashbery.

38459. The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales is the final collection of short stories published by Nathaniel Hawthorne in his lifetime, appearing in 1852.

38460. Science-Fiction Handbook

L. Sprague de Camp

Science-Fiction Handbook is a guide to writing and marketing science fiction and fantasy by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, "one of the earliest books about modern sf." The original edition by L. Sprague de Camp alone, subtitled The Writing of Imaginative …

38461. Selected Letters of H. P. Lovecraft III

H. P. Lovecraft

Selected Letters III is a collection of letters by H. P. Lovecraft. It was released in 1971 by Arkham House in an edition of 2,513 copies. It is the third of a five volume series of collections of Lovecraft's letters and includes a preface by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei.

38462. Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero

E. Paul Zehr

Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero is a 2008 science book by neuroscience professor E. Paul Zehr. The book was first published on November 7, 2008 through Johns Hopkins University Press and covers how much an ordinary person would need to train and adapt to become …

38463. The Faithful Friend

Robert D. San Souci

The Faithful Friend is a book written by Robert Souci and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

38464. Lion

William Pène du Bois

Lion is a book by William Pène du Bois.

38465. The Old Tobacco Shop

William Bowen

The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure is a children's fantasy novel by William Bowen that was named a Newbery Honor book. The novel, published by MacMillan in 1921, is illustrated by Reginald Birch.

38466. The Book of Mercy

Kathleen Cambor

The Book of Mercy is the debut novel of the American writer Kathleen Cambor. Narrated in alternate chapters by Edmund Mueller, an 83-year-old retired Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania firefighter, and his daughter, Anne, a 42-year-old psychiatrist and single mother, the novel weaves a …

38467. The Cave

Robert Penn Warren

The Cave is the 1959 novel by Robert Penn Warren.

38468. Honk the Moose

Phil Stong

Honk, the Moose is a children's book by Phil Stong. It tells the story of a moose who takes over a small town which causes an uproar when three young boys try to save the moose and make it through the cold Minnesota winter. The book, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, was first …

38469. The Horsecatcher

Mari Sandoz

The Horsecatcher is a 1957 adolescent novel by author Mari Sandoz. The Horsecatcher was a Newbery Medal Honor Book in 1958. The book is "dedicated to the two great Cheyennes named Elk River, both council chiefs and peace men, one Keeper of the Sacred Arrows of the Cheyenne …

38470. A Pocketful of Cricket

Rebecca Caudill

A Pocketful of Cricket is a book written by Rebecca Caudill and illustrated by Evaline Ness.

38471. The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales

Ella Young

The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales: Episodes from the Fionn Saga is a children's book by Ella Young, a collection of Irish legends from the Fenian Cycle. These are tales about the hero Fionn mac Cumhaill and his band of warriors, the Fianna. Illustrated by Vera Bock, the …

38472. The Wonder Smith and His Son

Ella Young

The Wonder-Smith and His Son: A Tale from the Golden Childhood of the World is a children's book by Ella Young. It is a collection of fourteen stories about Gubbaun Saor, the legendary Irish smith and architect. The book, illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff, was first published in …

38473. Yonie Wondernose

Marguerite de Angeli

Yonie Wondernose is a 1944 picture book by Marguerite de Angeli, who would later win the Newbery Medal for The Door in the Wall. Sometimes described as an "Amish Curious George", the book was to win the Caldecott Honor citation. As with many of de Angeli's books, it was how she …

38474. Pleasant Dreams: Nightmares

Robert Bloch

Pleasant Dreams: Nightmares is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Robert Bloch. It was released in 1960 and was the author's second book published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 2,060 copies. The stories originally appeared in several …

38475. Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems: …

Judea Pearl

Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems: Networks of Plausible Inference is a book written by Judea Pearl.

38476. The Nature of Mass Poverty

John Kenneth Galbraith

The Nature of Mass Poverty is an economics book by John Kenneth Galbraith published in 1979, in which Galbraith draws on his experiences as ambassador to India to explain the causes for and solutions to poverty. He begins by differentiating so-called "case poverty" of …

38477. In the Days of McKinley

Margaret Leech

In the Days of McKinley is a book by Margaret Leech.

38479. American Government

James Q. Wilson

American Government is a textbook, now in its thirteenth edition, written by noted public administration scholar James Q. Wilson and political scientist John J. DiIulio, Jr.. DiIulio is a Democrat who served as the director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community …

38480. The Speed of the Dark

Alex Shearer

The Speed of the Dark is a book written by Alex Shearer.

38482. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a …

38483. Metallica: This Monster Lives

Joe Berlinger

Metallica: This Monster Lives is a book written by Joe Berlinger and Greg Milner about how Berlinger filmed the feature-length movie Some Kind of Monster with the legendary heavy metal band Metallica. The book follows the emotional roller-coaster both he and his film partner …

38484. Madumo, a Man Bewitched

Adam Ashforth

Madumo, a Man Bewitched is a 2000 non-fiction anthropology book written by Australian social scientist and professor Adam Ashforth.

38485. Ghostworld

Simon R. Green

Ghostworld is a book published in 1993 that was written by Simon R. Green.

38487. The Golden Sword

Janet Morris

The Golden Sword is a book written by Janet Morris in 1976 and first published in 1977. It is the second part of her Silistra series of novels.

38488. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

SMOLLETT

The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom is a novel by Tobias Smollett first published in 1753. It was Smollett's third novel and met with less success than his two previous more picaresque tales. The central character is a villainous dandy who cheats, swindles and philanders …

38489. Reading Myself and Others

Philip Roth

Reading Myself and Others is an anthology of essays, interviews and criticism by the author Philip Roth. The first half of the book is built mainly upon Roth's assessment of his own published works at the time of the anthology's publication. The second half of the volume …

38490. The House of the Worm

Gary Myers

The House of the Worm is a collection of stories by author Gary Myers. It was published in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,144 copies and was the author's first book. The book is a stylistic pastiche of H. P. Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany, and may be seen as an expansion of …

38493. Brother Man

Roger Mais

Brother Man is a novel by Roger Mais, about a Messianic folk Rastafarian healer, 'Bra' Man' John Power. The plot follows the superstructure of Christ's story, with other characters resembling Mary Magdelene etc. The book is extremely significant as it is the first serious …

38494. The Detonators

Donald Hamilton

The Detonators, published in 1985, is a novel in the long-running secret agent series Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton.

38496. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

38497. The Minister's Wooing

Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Minister's Wooing is a historical novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, first published in 1859. Set in 18th-century New England, the novel explores New England history, highlights the issue of slavery, and critiques the Calvinist theology in which Stowe was raised. Due to …

38499. The Final Passage

Caryl Phillips

The Final Passage is Caryl Phillips's debut novel. First published in 1985, it is about the Caribbean diaspora exemplified in the lives of a young family from a small island of the British West Indies who decide to join the 1950s exodus to the mother country. They arrive in …

38501. Arthur Mervyn

Charles Brockden Brown

Arthur Mervyn is a novel written by Charles Brockden Brown and published in 1799. It was one of Brown's more popular novels, and is in many ways representative of Brown's dark, gothic style and subject matter.

38502. Shadow of Heaven

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Shadow of Heaven is the book written by Ellen Bryant Voigt.

38507. The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil …

Mark E. Neely, Jr.

The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties is a 1992 book by American historian Mark E. Neely, Jr., published by Oxford University Press. The book examines President Abraham Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus and other rights during the American Civil War. The …

38510. The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719. Just as in its significantly more popular predecessor, Robinson Crusoe, the first edition credits the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author. It was published under …

38512. 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.

38513. 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.

38514. Medallions

Zofia Nalkowska

Medallions is a book consisting of eight short stories by the Polish author Zofia Nałkowska. The book was originally published in 1946, soon after the end of the World War II. In it, Nałkowska calmly related selected stories of Nazi atrocities in Poland and the fates of their …

38516. The Carnelian Throne

Janet Morris

The Carnelian Throne is a 1979 fantasy novel by Janet Morris. Published by Bantam Books, it is the fourth and final title of the Silistra series.

38518. Goest

Cole Swensen

Goest is a book written by Cole Swensen.

38519. Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality …

Flo Conway

Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change is a 1978 book which describes the authors' theory of religious conversion. They propose that "snapping" is a mental process through which a person is recruited by a cult or new religious movement, or leaves the group …

38520. Wyrd Sisters

Terry Pratchett

Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchett's sixth Discworld novel, published in 1988, and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Rites.

38523. The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey …

George Schaller

The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations is the 1973 book by George Schaller.

38524. Elder Evils

Robert J. Schwalb

Elder Evils is an official supplement for the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game.

38525. Hacker Culture

Douglas Thomas

Hacker Culture is a cultural criticism book written by Douglas Thomas that deals with hacker ethics and hackers.

38527. The Revengers

Donald Hamilton

The Revengers, published in 1982, is a novel in the long-running secret agent series Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton. It was the first Helm book published since 1977 and the nineteenth book published overall since 1960. This book was seen as a reintroduction of the character after …

38528. Rosetta

Dave Stern

Rosetta is a Star Trek: Enterprise novel, which was released on 31 January 2006.

38531. The Mahdi

A. J. Quinnell

The Mahdi is a 1981 thriller novel by Philip Nicholson, writing as A. J. Quinnell. The book was published in 1981 by Macmillan in the UK then in January 1982 by William Morrow & Co in the US and deals with political power struggles over a presumed Muslim prophet.

38533. Buck Rogers: A Life in the Future

Martin Caidin

Buck Rogers: A Life in the Future is the title of a science fiction novel by Martin Caidin published in 1995. The novel is a reimagining of Buck Rogers, a pulp fiction character created in the 1920s by Philip Francis Nowlan and later popularized in a long-running comic strip and …

38535. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Ann Brashares

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a bestselling young adult novel by Ann Brashares published in 2001. It follows the adventures of four best friends — Lena Kaligaris, Tibby Rollins, Bridget Vreeland, and Carmen Lowell, who will be spending their first summer apart when a …

38536. The Wild

Whitley Strieber

The Wild is a fantasy novel by American ufologist and horror fiction writer Whitley Strieber that was first published in 1991. It tells the story of Bob Duke, a failed poet-turned-worker at Sculley-era Apple Computer's New York City branch who can barely pay the bills for his …

38539. 23 Shades of Black

K. J. A. Wishnia

23 Shades of Black is a book written by K. J. A. Wishnia.

38540. That Summer

Sarah Dressen

That Summer is Sarah Dessen's first novel, published in 1996. This novel and Dessen's Someone Like You, are the basis for the film How to Deal.

38541. Ancient Fire

Mark London Williams

Ancient Fire is a book published in 2000 that was written by Mark London Williams.

38542. Wolf Stalker (National Parks Mysteries)

Gloria Skurzynski

Wolf Stalker (National Parks Mysteries) is a book by Alane Ferguson and Gloria Skurzynski.

38544. Smile!

Geraldine McGaughrean

Smile! is a children's book by Geraldine McCaughrean. In 2004 it won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award.

38545. Midget

Tim Bowler

Midget is the first novel by British author Tim Bowler, first published in 1994. It is a psychic and psychological thriller. It is set in Leigh-on-Sea, England.

38546. Electronic Life

Michael Crichton

Electronic Life is a 1983 non-fiction book by Michael Crichton, an author better known for his novels.

38547. More Joy in Heaven

Morley Callaghan

More Joy in Heaven is a novel written by Canadian author Morley Callaghan and published in 1937. The central figure, Kip Caley, was inspired by Norman Ryan, a criminal who had committed a number of robberies in Quebec, Ontario and the United States. Callaghan's friend Ernest …

38549. A Rather English Marriage

Angela Lambert

A Rather English Marriage is a novel by Angela Lambert, first published in 1992, and later adapted for television by Andrew Davies for the BBC.

38552. The Primal Urge

Brian Aldiss

The Primal Urge is a 1961 science fiction novel by Brian Aldiss. A satire on sexual reserve, it explores the effects on society of a forehead-mounted Emotion Register that glows when the wearer experiences sexual attraction. The book was banned in Ireland.

38555. Body Blows

Marc Strange

Body Blows is a book written by Marc Strange.

38556. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

David Hagberg

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a book published in 2003 that was written by David Hagberg.

38561. Citadel of Dreams

Dave Stone

Citadel of Dreams is an original novella written by Dave Stone and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor and Ace. It was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe edition featuring a …

38562. Companion Piece

Mike Tucker

Companion Piece is an original novella written by Robert Perry and Mike Tucker and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor and Catherine. It was released both as a standard edition hardback and a deluxe …

38568. Nameless Places

Gerald W. Page

Dark Things is an anthology of science fiction, fantasy and horror stories edited by Gerald W. Page. It was released in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,160 copies. The stories in this volume had not been previously published.

38573. The Secret Life of Dilly McBean

Dorothy Haas

The Secret Life of Dilly McBean is a book by Dorothy Haas.

38584. Study for the world's body

David St. John

Study for the world's body is the book written by David St. John.

38585. Self-Help

Samuel Smiles

Self-Help; with Illustrations of Character and Conduct was a book published in 1859 by Samuel Smiles. The second edition of 1866 added Perseverance to the subtitle. It has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism".

38596. Shogun: A Novel of Japan

James Clavell

Shōgun is a 1975 novel by James Clavell. It is the first novel of the author's Asian Saga. A major bestseller, by 1990 the book had sold 15 million copies worldwide. Beginning in feudal Japan some months before the critical Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Shōgun gives an account …

38598. The Gods of Gotham

Lyndsay Fay

The Gods of Gotham is a 2012 novel by Lyndsay Fay.

38599. Finding Audrey

Sophie Kinsella

A ZOELLA Book Club Pick!From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.Audrey wears dark glasses all the time, even in the …

38600. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of …



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