The most popular books in English
from 43601 to 43800

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.

43601. 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 …

43602. Appointment with Venus

Jerrard Tickell

Appointment with Venus is a novel by Jerrard Tickell published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1951, leading to a British film adaptation the same year and a Danish film adaptation in 1962. The story is based on a real incident of the evacuation of Alderney cattle from the Channel …

43603. Father Malachy's Miracle

Bruce Marshall

Father Malachy's Miracle is a 1931 novel by the Scottish writer Bruce Marshall.

43606. Valley of the Squinting Windows

Brinsley MacNamara

The Valley of the Squinting Windows is a novel by Brinsley MacNamara, set in the fictional village of Garradrimna, in central Ireland.

43609. Political Repression in Modern America

Robert Goldstein

Political Repression in Modern America from 1870 to 1976 is a historical account of significant civil liberties violations concerning American political dissidents since 1870 – a date demarcating the close of the Civil War decade and the development of the modern American …

43610. 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 …

43612. (Not That You Asked) Rants, Exploits and Obsessions

Steve Almond

(Not That You Asked) Rants, Exploits and Obsessions is a collection of essays by the New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond. The collection's entries divulge the author's thoughts on such topics as his sexual failures, fatherhood, and Kurt Vonnegut. The book was …

43614. The Inheritors

Joseph Conrad

The Inheritors: An Extravagant Story is a quasi-science fiction novel on which Ford Madox Ford and Joseph Conrad collaborated. It looks at society's mental evolution and what is gained and lost in the process. Written before the first World War, its themes of corruption and the …

43618. Shockscape

James Axler

Shockscape is the eighteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

43620. Duende

Tracy K. Smith

Duende: Poems is a book written by Tracy K. Smith.

43625. The Young Magicians

Lin Carter

The Young Magicians is an anthology of fantasy short stories, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in October 1969 as the seventh volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. It was the second such anthology assembled by …

43631. Deep Fear

Debi Gliori

Deep Fear is a book published in 2006 that was written by Debi Gliori.

43632. Voyage of the Snake Lady

Theresa Tomlinson

The Voyage of the Snake Lady is a teenage/young adult novel by the British author Theresa Tomlinson first published in 2007. It is the follow-up to the novel The Moon Riders.

43634. A Suitable Job for a Woman

Val McDermid

A Suitable Job for a Woman is a book written by Val McDermid.

43635. 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.

43637. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman …

Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory of Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium. It was published in six volumes. Volume …

43638. Battlemind

William H. Keith, Jr.

Battlemind is a book published in 1996 that was written by William H. Keith, Jr.

43639. Hearts Grown Brutal

Roger Cohen

Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo is a non-fiction book by New York Times reporter Roger Cohen chronicling his experiences covering the Bosnian War and the Bosnian Genocide. Random House published the book on August 25, 1998. The book won a Citation for Excellence from the …

43640. The Green Round

Arthur Machen

The Green Round is a horror novel by Welsh author Arthur Machen. It was originally published by Ernest Benn Limited in 1933. The first U.S. edition was published by Arkham House in 1968 in an edition of 2,058 copies. It was the only book by Machen to be published by Arkham …

43641. Dr. Identity

D. Harlan Wilson

Dr. Identity is the fourth book and first novel by American author D. Harlan Wilson. Set in a dystopian, mediatized future where people surrogate themselves with android lookalikes, the novel focuses on the foils of an English professor, his psychotic android, and their flight …

43642. Double or Nothing

Raymond Federman

Double or Nothing is a concrete novel by Raymond Federman originally published by Swallow Press, Chicago. It was the winner of the Frances Steloff Prize and The Panache Experimental Fiction Prize.

43644. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply …

43645. Hurry freedom

Jerry Stanley

Hurry Freedom is a book written by Jerry Stanley.

43646. Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes

Philip Reed

Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes is a book by Philip Reed.

43647. T-Bone: The Baby Sitter

Clare Turlay Newberry

T-Bone: The Baby Sitter is a book by Clare Newberry.

43649. The Zanzibar Cat

Joanna Russ

The Zanzibar Cat is a feminist science fiction collection of short stories by Joanna Russ, first published in 1983 by Arkham House. It was the author's first collection of short fiction and was published in an edition of 3,526 copies. The story, "When It Changed", won a Nebula …

43650. Murder at the Red October

Anthony Olcott

Murder at the Red October is a book written by Anthony Olcott.

43651. Mysticism and Morality

Arthur Danto

Mysticism and Morality is a work written by Arthur Danto.

43654. An Unusual Angle

Greg Egan

An Unusual Angle was the debut novel by Australian science fiction writer Greg Egan by Norstrilia Press. It concerns a high school boy who makes movies inside his head using a bio-mechanical camera, one that he has grown. He is also able to send out other "viewpoints", …

43655. Dateline: Toronto

Ernest Hemingway

Dateline: Toronto is a collection of most of the stories that Ernest Hemingway wrote as a stringer and later staff writer and foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star between 1920 and 1924. The stories were written while Hemingway was in his early 20s before he became …

43657. A Horse of Air

Dal Stivens

A Horse of Air is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Dal Stivens. The horse of the title makes reference to the Australian Aboriginal term for the night parrot. When horses where first introduced to the Australian mainland, their galloping motion was said …

43661. Seekers of Tomorrow

Sam Moskowitz

Seekers of Tomorrow: Masters of Modern Science Fiction is a work of collective biography on the formative authors of the science fiction genre by Sam Moskowitz, first published in hardcover by the World Publishing Company in 1965. The first paperback edition was issued by …

43662. Simply Scheme: Introducing Computer Science

Brian Harvey

Simply Scheme: Introducing Computer Science is a book written by Brian Harvey and Matthew Wright.

43663. The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first …

43666. Renegade of Callisto

Lin Carter

Renegade of Callisto is a science fiction novel written by Lin Carter, the eighth and last in his Callisto series. It was first published in paperback by Dell Books in August 1978, and reprinted once, in November of the same year. A tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs's The Chessmen …

43667. Facts of Life

Maureen Howard

Facts of life is a book by Maureen Howard.

43669. The Bones of Zora

L. Sprague de Camp

The Bones of Zora is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, the ninth book of the former's Viagens Interplanetarias series and the seventh of its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. Chronologically it is the sixth …

43670. A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future

John Jacob Astor IV

A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future is a science fiction novel by John Jacob Astor IV, published in 1894.

43671. Wind of Honor

Ree Soesbee

Wind of Honor is a book published in 2002 that was written by Ree Soesbee.

43672. The Zoot Suit Murders

Thomas Sanchez

The Zoot Suit Murders by Thomas Sanchez is a murder mystery set in Los Angeles of the 1940s and employing the true historical events of the Zoot suit riots as a backdrop.

43673. Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American …

Roger Morris

Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician is a book written by Roger Morris.

43681. The story Bible

Pearl S. Buck

The Story Bible is a book by Pearl S. Buck summarizing the whole Bible in two separate volumes: Vol. 1, The Old Testament, and Vol. 2, The New Testament, while particularly emphasizing literal elements and fables. It is described as a paraphrase. The Story Bible The Story Bible …

43682. 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 …

43683. The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle

Carol Off

The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle: A Story of Generals and Justice in Rwanda and Yugoslavia is a non-fiction book by Canadian journalist Carol Off. The hardcover edition was published in November 2000 by Random House Canada. The writing was favourably received and the book was …

43684. Shoah train

William Heyen

Shoah train is a book written by William Heyen.

43687. Living Other Lives

Caroline Leavitt

Living Other Lives is a novel by the American writer Caroline Leavitt set in 1990s New York City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It tells the story of Lilly Bloom, who after her fiance's accidental death just before their marriage, drives his unruly daughter, Dinah, 15, from …

43688. 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 …

43689. The Casino Murder Case

S. S. Van Dine

The Casino Murder Case is a 1934 novel written by S. S. Van Dine in the series about fictional detective Philo Vance. In this outing, a murder investigation is connected with a private casino on New York's upper west side, and the wealthy and unorthodox family that operates it. …

43693. All Our Yesterdays

Harry Warner, Jr.

All Our Yesterdays by Harry Warner, Jr., is a history of science fiction fandom of the 1940s, an essential reference work in the field. It was originally published by Advent in 1969; the members of the World Science Fiction Society voted its author the Hugo Award for Best Fan …

43695. Blade Runner 4: Eye and Talon

K. W. Jeter

Blade Runner 4: Eye and Talon is the third book to continue the storyline of the film Blade Runner. It was written by K. W. Jeter and published in 2000 by Gollancz.

43697. 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.

43698. Last Flight

Amelia Earhart

Last Flight is a book published in 1937 consisting of diary entries and other notes compiled by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart during her failed attempt that year at flying solo across the Pacific Ocean. Her husband, publisher George Palmer Putnam, edited the collection which …

43700. A New Barker in the House

Tomie dePaola

A New Barker in the House is a book published in 2002 that was written by Tomie dePaola.

43705. The Penguins of Doom

Greg R. Fishbone

The Penguins of Doom is an epistolary humor novel for children written and illustrated by Greg R. Fishbone. The book was published in October 2007 by Blooming Tree Press.

43708. Hazed

Franklin W. Dixon

Hazed is the 14th book in The Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers series. It was first published in February 2007 by Aladdin Paperbacks an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

43709. These Old Shades

Georgette Heyer

These Old Shades is a Georgian romance novel written by British novelist Georgette Heyer. It was an instant success, and established her as a writer. It falls into the category of historical romance.

43711. Big Susan

Elizabeth Orton Jones

Big Susan is a 1947 children's fantasy story written and illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones. It is generally considered a Christmas story, reflecting the author's love of the holiday season. The plot deals with the Doll family, a family of dolls that belong to Susan, or Big …

43717. Unmarked Graves

Shaun Hutson

Unmarked Graves is a horror novel written by Shaun Hutson.

43718. 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 …

43719. Family Secrets

Norma Klein

Family Secrets is a young adult novel written by Norma Klein.

43724. The course of German history

A. J. P. Taylor

The Course of German History is a non-fiction book by the English historian A. J. P. Taylor. It was first published in the United Kingdom by Hamish Hamilton in July 1945.

43727. Fliers of Antares

Kenneth Bulmer

Fliers of Antares is a science fiction novel written by Kenneth Bulmer under the pseudonym of Alan Burt Akers, and is volume eight in his extensive Dray Prescot series of sword and planet novels, set on the fictional world of Kregen, a planet of the Antares star system in the …

43730. The Snake's Pass

Bram Stoker

The Snake's Pass is an 1890 novel by Bram Stoker. It centers on the legend of Saint Patrick defeating the King of the Snakes in Ireland. The novel also centers on the troubled romance between the main character and a local peasant girl. The Snake's Pass was Bram Stoker's second …

43732. Reckless Homicide

Ira Genberg

Reckless Homicide is a book written by Ira Genberg.

43733. In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal …

A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process is a book written by A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

43738. Sinbad and Me

Kin Platt

Sinbad and Me is a book by Kin Platt.

43739. Legacy

Alan Judd

Set in the 1970s London, Legacy is a spy novel by English author Alan Judd. Published in 2001 it continues the story of Charles Thoroughgood, first introduced in his debut novel, A Breed of Heroes, published 20 years earlier. British historian Peter Hennessy described it as 'one …

43740. 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 …

43741. The Chieftain

John Norman

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

43742. Ledfeather

Stephen Graham Jones

Ledfeather is a 2008 novel by Native American author Stephen Graham Jones, published by FC2.

43743. The Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the …

43744. Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America

Dyan Sheldon

Sophie Pitt-Turnbull discovers America is a young adult novel by Dyan Sheldon. It follows the adventures of a narrow-minded, very conventional girl, Sophie, as she ventures to America to stay with her mother's old friend, Mrs Salamanca. Initially she hates life in America and …

43747. The Century for Young People

Peter Jennings

The Century for Young People is a non-fiction history book written by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster. This book is an adapted version of The Century, adapted by Jennifer Armstrong. The book contains over 200 pictures to depict the 100 years of history.

43749. The Myth of the American Superhero

John Shelton Lawrence

The Myth of the American Superhero is a scholarly nonfiction book by Robert Jewett and John Shelton Lawrence. It describes the idealized, fantasy violence so distinctive for American pop culture. The authors show that the American heroic ideal, conveyed in formula stories of …

43752. Lavender and Old Lace

Myrtle Reed

Lavender and Old Lace is a Victorian romance novel written by Myrtle Reed and published in September 1902. It tells the story of some remarkable women, each of whom has a unique experience with love. The book follows in Reed’s long history of inciting laughter and tears in her …

43758. The Black Leather Jacket

Mick Farren

The Black Leather Jacket is a book written by English journalist and author Mick Farren published in 1985.

43760. Unsafe at any speed

Ralph Nader

Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published in 1965, is a book accusing car manufacturers of resistance to the introduction of safety features, like seat belts, and their general reluctance to spend money on improving safety. …

43761. The Balkans Since 1453

Leften Stavros Stavrianos

The Balkans Since 1453 is a book by the Greek-Canadian historian L.S. Stavrianos published in 1958. It is a large, synthetical work which encompasses the major political, economic and cultural events of the Balkans from the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the late 1940s. …

43763. War of the Worlds: New Millennium

Douglas Niles

War of the Worlds: New Millennium is a science fiction novel by Douglas Niles, released in 2005 by Tor Books. After the most recent unmanned mission to Mars inexplicably fails, interest in the Red Planet is still high. The whole world watches as a bright spot of light appears …

43771. The Essential Conan

Robert E. Howard

The Essential Conan is a collection of fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1998 by the Science Fiction Book Club. It collects the editions of the Conan books, edited by Karl Edward …

43774. Hymn

Ayn Rand

43775. April Twilights

Willa Cather

April Twilights is a 1903 collection of poems by Willa Cather. It was reedited by Cather in 1923 and 1933. The poems were first published in many literary reviews, often under pen names.

43776. America Behind The Color Line

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

America Behind The Color Line is a book written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

43778. The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English …

43779. Fatheralong

John Edgar Wideman

Fatheralong is a book written by John Edgar Wideman.

43780. No place like home

Gary Younge

No place like home is a book written by Gary Younge.

43784. My Son the Fanatic

Hanif Kureishi

My Son the Fanatic is a short story written by Hanif Kureishi first published in The New Yorker, 1994. It was reprinted in Kureishi's 1997 collection of short stories, Love in a Blue Time, and also as a supplement to some editions of The Black Album. The short story was also …

43785. A Perfect Blood

Kim Harrison

A Perfect Blood is a book written by Kim Harrison.

43789. The Next Always

Nora Roberts

“America's favorite writer” (The New Yorker) begins a trilogy inspired by the inn she owns and the town she loves.The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery …

43797. The Sins of the Father

Jeffrey Archer

The fifth book in the internationally bestselling Clifton Chronicles from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer "The conclusion's a turbo-charged cliffhanger" Kirkus Reviews Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the …

43799. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

Nathan Englander

These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary …

43800. Fortunately, the Milk

Neil Gaiman

"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.""Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every day. And then …

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