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.

39601. Blue Island

Jean Raspail

Blue Island is a 1988 novel by the French writer Jean Raspail. The narrative is set in Touraine during World War II, where a charismatic boy gathers his friends on an island, where they play war games which become increasingly more interlinked with reality. The book was …

39602. Half-truths & one-and-a-half truths

Karl Kraus

"An aphorism never coincides with the truth: it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths," wrote Kraus. The aphorism was "a sub-genre [Kraus] considered the height of linguistic integrity. . . . With the help of notes and introductions by Zohn, the subtlety and archness …

39604. Anatol

Arthur Schnitzler

Anatol is a play by Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler, published in 1893. The introduction was written by Loris, a pseudonym of the young Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who was a friend of Schnitzler. It is a seven-act play set in late 19th century Vienna, depicting the many shallow …

39640. Internationalism or Russification?

Ivan Dzi︠u︡ba

Internationalism or Russification? is a book by Ukrainian writer and social activist Ivan Dziuba, written in September-December 1965.

39717. Discourse on the Method

René Descartes

The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences. The Discourse on The Method is best known as the …

39734. Tell Me Why, Mummy

David Thomas

The inspirational true story of one man overcoming enormous odds – including sexual abuse from his alcoholic mother – to choose his own path in life and become a truly exceptional human being.From the age of four David Thomas was sexually abused by his alcoholic mother and …

39735. The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism

Max Weber

The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism is a book written by Max Weber, a German economist and sociologist. It was first published in German under the title Konfuzianismus und Taoismus in 1915 and an adapted version appeared in 1920. An English translation was made in …

39785. Leigjandinn

Svava Jakobsdóttir

Leigjandinn is a book writen by Svava Jakobsdóttir.

39793. Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his …



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