The most popular books in English
from 40001 to 40200

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.

40002. But Jasper Came Instead

Christine Nöstlinger

It was Tom who was supposed to go and stay with the family in Vienna, but Jasper went instead. And, as 13-year-old Ewald and his little sister Billie were soon to find out, Jasper was quite a handful.

40003. 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 …

40005. Heliopolis

Ernst Jünger

Heliopolis is an utopistic or dystopian novel by Ernst Jünger published in 1949. In the fictional city of Heliopolis the henchmen of a Proconsul and a Landvogt fight each other. Commander Lucius de Geer belongs to the staff of the Proconsul, but he stands more and more aloof …

40006. Orrie's Story

Thomas Berger

In a modern-day reworking of the Oresteian trilogy, war hero Auggie returns home only to be murdered by his wife and her lover, his own son Orrie

40009. 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 …

40035. 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 …

40044. 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 …

40053. Morenga

Uwe Timm

40060. Great Books of the Western World 50. Marx, Engels

Friedrich Engels

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. …

40078. 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 …

40145. The days of the commune

Bertolt Brecht

The Days of the Commune is a play by the twentieth-century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht. It dramatises the rise and fall of the Paris Commune in 1871. The play is an adaptation of the 1937 play The Defeat by the Norwegian poet and dramatist Nordahl Grieg. Brecht's …

40198. Bad Science

Ben Oldacre

Bad Science is a book by Ben Goldacre, criticising mainstream media reporting on health and science issues. Published by Fourth Estate in September 2008, the book contains extended and revised versions of many of his Guardian columns. It has been positively reviewed by the …

40200. 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, …



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