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.

43401. Man's Place in Nature

Thomas H. Huxley

Known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his impassioned defense of evolutionary theory, Thomas Huxley published this, his most famous book, just a few years after Darwin's The Origin of the Species. Unlike Origin, this book focuses on human ancestry and offers a concise, nontechnical …

43405. Some Thoughts Concerning Education

John Locke

Some Thoughts Concerning Education is a 1693 treatise on the education of gentlemen written by the English philosopher John Locke. For over a century, it was the most important philosophical work on education in England. It was translated into almost all of the major written …

43409. 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 …

43417. Sing in Praise

Opal Wheeler

Sing in Praise is a book written by Opal Wheeler and illustrated by Marjorie Torrey.

43430. Star Wreck 6: Geek Space Nine

Leah Rewolinski

Star Wreck 6: Geek Space Nine is a book published in 1994 that was written by Leah Rewolinski.

43447. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Dorothy L. Sayers

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club is a 1928 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her fourth featuring Lord Peter Wimsey.

43450. The Monster Bed

Jeanne Willis

The Monster Bed is a children's book by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Susan Varley that revolves around the twist on the common "monsters under the bed" story that frighten children. The book is a young reader, normally aimed for 4 years or older. The main character, the …

43464. From Boys to Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up

Ted Gideonse

From Boys to Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up is an anthology of essays about growing up gay. It was edited by Ted Gideonse and Rob Williams and published by Carroll & Graf in 2006.

43467. The Chieftain

John Norman

The Chieftain is a book published in 1991 that was written by John Norman.

43469. Impressions

Doranna Durgin

Impressions is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel. Tagline: "Evil always leaves an impact."

43470. The Lexicon of Comicana

Mort Walker

The Lexicon of Comicana is a 1980 book by the American cartoonist Mort Walker. It was intended as a tongue-in-cheek look at the devices that cartoonists utilize in their craft. In it, Walker invented an international set of symbols called symbolia after researching cartoons …

43472. Beaver Towers

Nigel Hinton

Beaver Towers is a novel by British author Nigel Hinton which was first published in 1980 and was his first novel to be written for children. It is the first installment in the Beaver Towers series. It follows the story a schoolboy named Philip who was dragged off by his kite to …

43482. Tutelary tales

Villy Sørensen

Tutelary tales is a book written by Villy Sørensen.

43498. 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.

43519. What the Cults Believe

Irvine Robertson

"The teachings of Scientology contain references to previous existences, prenatal influences, and future lives. And the clearing of the engrams from previous lives relates too much to the Hindu doctrine of karma and reincarnation to be coincidental."

43568. Under mausolæet

Henrik Nordbrandt

Under mausolæet is a book written by Henrik Nordbrandt.

43570. Limbo

Ole Sarvig

43573. Spin State

Christopher Moriarity

Spin State is a book written by Chris Moriarty.

43599. 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 …

43600. 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 …

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