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.

42402. Volpone

Ben Jonson

Volpone is a comedy play by English playwright Ben Jonson first produced in 1605-06, drawing on elements of city comedy and beast fable. A merciless satire of greed and lust, it remains Jonson's most-performed play, and it is ranked among the finest Jacobean Era comedies.

42408. Pick-Up Sticks

Sarah Ellis

Pick-Up Sticks is a children's novel by Canadian author Sarah Ellis. The novel received the 1991 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. The story is told from the perspective of a thirteen-year-old girl, Polly, as she experiences the struggles of losing her home and …

42415. Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry Tree

Ernest Bramah

Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry Tree is a collection of fantasy stories by Ernest Bramah featuring Kai Lung, an itinerant story-teller of ancient China. It was first published in hardcover in London by The Richards Press Ltd. in February 1940, and was reprinted in 1942, 1944, …

42418. 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 …

42421. A Natural History of Rape

Randy Thornhill

A Natural History of Rape: Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion is a 2000 book about rape by biologist Randy Thornhill and anthropologist Craig T. Palmer. Thornhill and Palmer propose that rape should be understood through evolutionary psychology, and criticize the argument, …

42422. The Wounded Surgeon

Adam Kirsch

The Wounded Surgeon: Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets is a book by Adam Kirsch, published in 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company. The book considers in turn the work of six poets whose work has often been labelled 'confessional': Robert Lowell, Elizabeth …

42424. Memorare

Gene Wolfe

"Memorare" is a science fiction novella published in 2007 by Gene Wolfe. It was nominated for the 2008 Nebula Award for Best Novella.

42425. Catch the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Catch the Saint is a collection of two mystery novellas by Fleming Lee, based upon stories by Norman Worker continuing the adventures of the sleuth Simon Templar aka "The Saint", created by Leslie Charteris. Following usual practice at this point in the series, the front cover …

42426. The earth policy reader

Lester R. Brown

The earth policy reader is a book written by Lester R. Brown.

42437. Apocalypse Memories

Laura J. Burns

Apocalypse Memories is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

42438. The Complete Nebula Award-Winning Fiction

Samuel R. Delany

The Complete Nebula Award-Winning Fiction is a 1986 collection of short stories and novellas by Samuel R. Delany. The collection includes those works by Delany that have won the Nebula Award.

42441. Polyphemus

Michael Shea

Polyphemus is a collection of Science fiction, fantasy and horror stories by author Michael Shea. It was released in 1987 by Arkham House . It was published in an edition of 3,528 copies and was the author's first hardcover book. Most of the stories originally appeared in The …

42442. Bring me the head of Oliver Plunkett

Colin Bateman

Bring Me the Head of Oliver Plunkett is the second novel of the Eddie & the Gang with No Name trilogy by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, published on 13 May 2004 through Hodder Children's Books.

42445. Caught!

Willo Davis Roberts

Caught! is a book by Willo Davis Roberts.

42461. Three Men in a Boat

Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men in a Boat, published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of …

42463. Strawberry Sunday

Stephen Greenleaf

Strawberry Sunday is a book written by Stephen Greenleaf.

42471. The Probability Broach

L. Neil Smith

The Probability Broach is the first novel by American science fiction writer L. Neil Smith. It is set in an alternate history, the so-called Gallatin Universe, where a libertarian society has formed on the North American continent, styled the North American Confederacy.

42472. Conan the Formidable

Steve Perry

Conan the Formidable is a fantasy novel written by Steve Perry featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1990; a regular paperback edition followed from the same publisher in August …

42473. CV

Damon Knight

CV is a 1985 science fiction novel by Damon Knight. It is the first novel in the "Sea Venture Trilogy", and was followed by The Observers and A Reasonable World. The name of novel derives from "The Sea Venture", an enormous, ocean-going habitat. During one its first trips, the …

42511. Den hårde frugt

Tage Skou-Hansen

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

42581. We speak your names

Pearl Cleage

We speak your names is a book written by Pearl Cleage.

42593. 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 …

42594. Lost Dorsai

Gordon R. Dickson

Lost Dorsai is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson from his Childe Cycle series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1980. The collection includes two stories that originally appeared in the anthology series Destinies, one that appeared in the …

42598. The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen

"The Little Mermaid" is a fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince. The tale was first published in 1837 and has been …

42600. A House in the Sky: A Memoir

Amanda Lindhout

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, September 2013: Amanda Lindhout’s story starts as a breathless travelogue, inspired by National Geographic: as a kid in rural Alberta, Lindhout scavenged bottles to buy thrift store copies of the magazine, escaping through its pages from a …

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