The most popular books in English
from 39001 to 39200

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.

39001. Oedipus at Stalingrad

Gregor von Rezzori

A new translation of a renowned, hilarious, and cautionary satire of life in upper-class Berlin shortly before World War II follows the social-climbing career of young Traugott von Jassilkowski as he attempts to conquer the German aristocracy.

39003. Danton's Death, Leonce and Lena, Woyzeck

Georg Büchner

This collection of Büchner's three theatrical works includes Danton's Death, his great play about the French Revolution, Leonce and Lena, his "black" romantic comedy and Woyzeck, the unfinished work on which Alban Berg based his famous opera. All three works remained virtually …

39004. Careful, He Might Hear You

Sumner Locke Elliott

Careful, He Might Hear You is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Sumner Locke Elliott. It was published in 1963. The 1983 film Careful, He Might Hear You was based on the novel.

39005. Castle Skull

John Dickson Carr

Castle Skull, first published in 1931, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Henri Bencolin. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

39006. Peregrine

William Bayer

Peregrine is a book by William Bayer.

39021. The Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in …

39023. The Samarkand Solution

Gary Gygax

The Samarkand Solution is a book written by Gary Gygax.

39024. Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Cyborg

William F. Wu

Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Cyborg is a 1987 novel by William F. Wu. It is part of the series Isaac Asimov's Robot City, which are inspired by Isaac Asimov's Robot series, and his Foundation novels.

39025. Right and left ; The legend of the holy drinker

Joseph Roth

Joseph Roth has been described as "one of the greatest writers in German of this century" (The Times). With tragic foresight, Right and Left, first published in 1929, evokes the nightlife, corruption, political unrest, and economic tyranny of Berlin in the twenties, the same …

39026. Space Brat

Bruce Coville

Space Brat is a book published in 1992 that was written by Bruce Coville.

39029. Cults of Unreason

Christopher Evans

Cults of Unreason is a non-fiction book on atypical belief systems, written by Christopher Riche Evans, Ph.D., who is noted as a computer scientist and an experimental psychologist. It was first published in the UK in 1973 by Harrap and in the United States in 1974 by Farrar, …

39031. From Hell

Alan Moore

From Hell is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell, originally published in serial form from 1989 to 1996 and collected in 1999, speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. The title is taken from the first words of the "From Hell" …

39034. The night of the scorpion

Anthony Horowitz

The night of the scorpion is a book published in 1985 that was written by Anthony Horowitz.

39036. Conan and the Emerald Lotus

John C. Hocking

Conan and the Emerald Lotus is a fantasy novel written by John C. Hocking featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1995; a regular paperback edition followed from the same …

39038. Moon Fate

James Axler

Moon Fate is the sixteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

39041. 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 …

39042. Memories of the Space Age

J. G. Ballard

Memories of the Space Age is a collection of Science fiction stories by author J.G. Ballard. It was released in 1988 by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 4,903 copies and was the author's first book published by Arkham House. The stories, set at Cape Canaveral, …

39044. Great Books of the Western World 50. Marx, Engels

Karl Marx

The unabridged versions of these definitive works are now available together as a highly designed paperback with flaps with a new introduction by Robert Weick. Part of the Knickerbocker Classics series, a modern design makes this timeless book a perfect travel companion. …

39051. Micah Clarke

Arthur Conan Doyle

Exciting historical romance by Sherlock Holmes author unfolds during the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685. A young soldier and hardened veteran weather harrowing battles, recounted by Doyle with his customary wit and élan.

39052. Rex Stout

John J. McAleer

Rex Stout is a book written by John J. McAleer.

39059. All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide …

Vladimir Bogdanov

All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide to the Blues is a non-fiction, encyclopedic referencing of blues music compiled under the direction of All Media Guide.

39060. The Hero's Return

Hugh Cook

The Hero's Return is a book published in 1988 that was written by Hugh Cook.

39061. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!

Allan Sherman

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! is a children's book based on the novelty song "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch, and illustrated by Jack E. Davis. In the book, a wide-eyed, snaggled-tooth narrator seems befuddled by all the problems at Camp Granada.

39065. Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the …

Mudrooroo Narogin

Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World is an historical novel by Mudrooroo Nyoongah, first published in 1983. Though the protagonist Wooreddy is fictional, the novel deals largely with the real-life George Augustus Robinson, who was sent by Great …

39066. The Field of Vision

Wright Morris

The Field of Vision is a 1956 novel by Wright Morris, written in the style of high modernism. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1957.

39067. The Faithful Friend

Robert D. San Souci

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

39068. All Falling Down

Gene Zion

All Falling Down is a book written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham.

39069. 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 …

39070. The Thanksgiving Story

Alice Dalgliesh

The Thanksgiving Story is a book written by Alice Dalgliesh and illustrated by Helen Sewell.

39071. 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 …

39074. The Lion and the Throne

Catherine Drinker Bowen

The Lion and the Throne is a book written by Catherine Drinker Bowen.

39075. The World Beyond the Hill

Alexei and Cory Panshin

The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence is a book about the history of science fiction, written by Alexei Panshin and Cory Panshin. It took them about ten years to research and write, though they had made earlier attempts at writing a book on …

39077. The Confusions of Pleasure

Timothy Brook

The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China is an influential and frequently cited book which explores the economic and cultural history and the "influence of economic change on social and cultural life" in China during the Ming dynasty. The book is written by …

39082. In Search of Wonder

Damon Knight

In Search of Wonder: Essays on Modern Science Fiction is a collection of critical essays by Damon Knight. Most of the material in the original version of the book was originally published between 1952 and 1955 in various science fiction magazines including Infinity Science …

39084. Smith of Wootton Major

J. R. R. Tolkien

Smith of Wootton Major, first published in 1967, is a novella by J. R. R. Tolkien.

39085. The Four-Headed Dragon

Franklin W. Dixon

The Four-Headed Dragon is the 69th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

39086. Thongor of Lemuria

Lin Carter

Thongor of Lemuria is a fantasy novel written by Lin Carter, the second book of his Thongor series set on the fictional ancient lost continent of Lemuria. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in 1966. The author afterwards revised and expanded the text, in which form …

39088. Algorithms in C++ Parts 1-4: Fundamentals, Data …

Robert Sedgewick

Algorithms in C++ Parts 1-4: Fundamentals, Data Structure, Sorting, Searching, is a book written by Robert Sedgewick.

39095. Following the Mystery Man

Mary Downing Hahn

Following the Mystery Man is a book by Mary Downing Hahn.

39098. Coronado's Children

J. Frank Dobie

Coronado's Children was the second book written by J. Frank Dobie, published by The Southwest Press in 1930. It deals with lore of lost mines and lost treasures in the American Southwest, for the most part in Texas. The Spanish explorer Coronado quested for the fabled Seven …

39104. 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.

39120. Never Kissed Goodnight

Edie Claire

Never Kissed Goodnight: A Leigh Koslow Mystery is a crime novel by the American writer Edie Claire set in contemporary Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It tells the story of advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, whose cousin Cara's father abandoned her when she was a baby. Koslow seeks …

39122. Mind Transfer

Janet Asimov

Mind Transfer is a science fiction novel by Janet Asimov, published by Walker Publishing Company, Inc. in 1988.

39123. Wolf Stalker (National Parks Mysteries)

Gloria Skurzynski

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

39124. Smile!

Geraldine McGaughrean

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

39126. 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.

39128. The Lone Star Ranger

Zane Grey

The Lone Star Ranger is a Western novel published by Zane Grey in 1915. It follows the life of Buck Duane, a man who becomes an outlaw and then redeems himself in the eyes of the law.

39144. 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 …

39172. The Ragged Edge of Science

L. Sprague de Camp

The Ragged Edge of Science is a science book by L. Sprague de Camp, illustrated by Don Simpson. It was first published by Owlswick Press in 1980. The book is a collection of twenty-two articles on various curiosities and wonders exploring the boundaries between science and …

39177. Naguib Mahfouz at Sidi Gaber: Reflections of a Nobel …

Najīb Maḥfūẓ

"This volume, published on the occasion of the Nobel laureate's 90th birthday, brings together a selection of the more personal, reflective pieces that have appeared over the past seven years. They reveal a writer concerned as always with the human condition, with his own …

39184. Solitary Man

Jeff Mariotte

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

39185. Murder in Coweta County

Margaret Barnes

Murder in Coweta County is a book written by Margaret Barnes.

39199. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Barnes & …

Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis is a novella, by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, …

39200. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Neil Gaiman

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, …

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