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.

42401. Oriental magic

Idries Shah

Oriental Magic, by Idries Shah, is a study of magical practices in diverse cultures from Europe and Africa, through Asia to the Far East. Originally published in 1956 and still in print today, it was the first of this author’s 35 books. The work was launched with the …

42414. The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe about a mesmerist who puts a man in a suspended hypnotic state at the moment of death. An example of a tale of suspense and horror, it is also, to a certain degree, a hoax, as it was …

42415. Lord Weary's Castle

Robert Lowell

Lord Weary's Castle, Robert Lowell's second book of poetry, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1947 when Lowell was only thirty. Robert Giroux, who was the publisher of Lowell's wife at the time, Jean Stafford, also became Lowell's publisher after he saw the manuscript for …

42416. The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion

Stephan P. Clarke

The Lord Peter Wimsey Companion is a book written by Stephan P. Clarke.

42418. Cold Steal

Phoebe Atwood Taylor

Cold Steal is a novel that was published in 1939 by Phoebe Atwood Taylor writing as Alice Tilton. It is the third of the eight Leonidas Witherall mysteries.

42423. Mysticism and Morality

Arthur Danto

Mysticism and Morality is a work written by Arthur Danto.

42432. Through the Hidden Door

Rosemary Wells

Through the Hidden Door is a young adult novel by Rosemary Wells. This book was a runner-up for a 1988 Edgar Allan Poe Award. The book details the story of Barney Penniman, an awkward eighth-grader with a lisp who is attending a boarding school. Barney deals with bullies and a …

42437. Star Light, Star Bright

Alfred Bester

Star Light, Star Bright is the name of a 1976 collection of science fiction short stories by Alfred Bester containing: "Adam and No Eve" "Time Is the Traitor" "Oddie And Id" "Hobson's Choice" "Star Light, Star Bright" "They Don't Make Life Like They Used To" "Of Time and Third …

42440. Lindbergh: The Crime

Noel Behn

Lindbergh: The Crime is a book written by Noel Behn.

42444. Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating …

Chris Fair

Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States: A Dinner Party Approach to International Relations is a political satire-based cook book written with a left-leaning point of view authored by C. Christine Fair. Inspired by George W. Bush's 2002 State of the Union …

42451. The Cavanaugh Quest

Thomas Gifford

The Cavanaugh Quest is a book written by Thomas Gifford.

42452. The big jump

Leigh Brackett

The Big Jump is a science fiction novel by Leigh Brackett, centered on the first manned expedition to Barnard's Star.

42476. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892, though the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between June …

42480. Silent Words

Joan M. Drury

Silent Words is a book written by Joan M. Drury.

42481. The Stray Dog

Marc Simont

The Stray Dog is a 2001 children's picture book by Marc Simont.

42500. The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep" is a literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The tale follows the romance between a china shepherdess and a china chimney sweep who are threatened by a carved mahogany satyr who wants the shepherdess for his …

42508. 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.

42521. The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Snow Queen" is an original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. The tale was first published 21 December 1844 in New Fairy Tales. First Volume. Second Collection. 1845. The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and her friend, …

42523. Den hårde frugt

Tage Skou-Hansen

Den hårde frugt is the book written by Tage Skou-Hansen.

42549. The Emperor's New Clothes

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Emperor's New Clothes" is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new …

42554. New Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

New Fairy Tales is a collection of four fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen and published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark on 10 November 1843. As was customary at the time however, the title page is dated 1844. The tales are completely Andersen's invention, …

42595. Fear and Trembling

Søren

Fear and Trembling is an influential philosophical work by Søren Kierkegaard, published in 1843 under the pseudonym Johannes de silentio. The title is a reference to a line from Philippians 2:12, "...continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling." — itself a …

42599. Thumbelina

Hans Christian Andersen

Thumbelina is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen first published by C. A. Reitzel on 16 December 1835 in Copenhagen, Denmark with "The Naughty Boy" and "The Traveling Companion" in the second installment of Fairy Tales Told for Children. "Thumbelina" is about a …

42600. Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends

Martin Lindstrom

Martin Lindstrom, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, harnesses the power of “small data” in his quest to discover the next big thingHired by the world's leading brands to find out what makes their customers tick, Martin Lindstrom spends 300 nights a year in strangers’ homes, …



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