The most popular books in English
from 40201 to 40400

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.

40201. 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 …

40216. Invasion of the Sea

Jules Verne

Invasion of the Sea is an adventure novel written by Jules Verne. It was published in 1905, the last to be published in the author's lifetime, and describes the exploits of Berber nomads and European travelers in Saharan Africa. The European characters arrive to study the …

40217. Who shall die?

Simone de Beauvoir

Who shall die is a 1945 book written by Simone de Beauvoir.

40288. Mon enfant de Berlin

Anne Wiazemsky

Based on the life of Claire Mauriac, mother of acclaimed writer Anne Wiazemsky, My Berlin Child tells the inspiring story of an extraordinary young woman who abandons her privileged world and finds courage and love while working for the French Red Cross during the Second World …

40300. 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 …

40313. Paradoxes of the Highest Science

Eliphas Lévi

By the time of his death in 1875, Eliphas Lvi was recognised in both Europe and America as the greatest occultist of the 19th century. In The Paradoxes of the Highest Science, first published in 1883, Lvi makes an appeal for a balance between science and religion by addressing …

40316. Incidents

Roland Barthes

Incidents is a 1987 collection of four essays by Roland Barthes. It was published posthumously by François Wahl, Roland Barthes's literary executor.

40333. Bang. En roman om Herman Bang

Dorrit Willumsen

Bang. En roman om Herman Bang is a 1996 novel by Danish author Dorrit Willumsen about Herman Bang. It won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1997.

40346. Book of Chivalry

Geoffroi de Charny

The Book of Chivalry was written by the knight Geoffroi de Charny sometime around the early 1350s. The treatise is intended to explain the appropriate qualities for a knight, reform the behavior of the fighting classes, and defend the chivalric ethos against its critics, mainly …



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