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.

48801. A Pocketful of Rye

A. J. Cronin

A Pocketful of Rye is a 1969 novel by A. J. Cronin about a young Scottish doctor, Carroll, and his life in Switzerland. It is a sequel to A Song of Sixpence. As with several of his other novels, Cronin drew on his own experiences as a doctor for this book. The titles of both …

48802. The Dragon Masters

Jack Vance

The Dragon Masters is a science fiction novella by American author Jack Vance. It was first published in Galaxy magazine, August 1962, and in 1963 in book form, as half of Ace Double F-185. It won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1963. The story describes a human society …

48807. Freud: The Mind of the Moralist

Philip Rieff

Freud: The Mind of the Moralist is a 1959 book about Sigmund Freud by Philip Rieff; a revised edition was published in 1961. Susan Sontag, Rieff's wife, contributed to the book to such an extent that she has been considered an unofficial co-author.

48808. The Little Lady of the Big House

Jack London

The Little Lady of the Big House is a novel by American writer Jack London. Biographer Clarice Stasz states that it is "not autobiography," but speaks of his "frank borrowing from his life with Charmian" and says it is "psychologically valid as a mirror of events during [the] …

48809. Making Good Again

Lionel Davidson

Making Good Again is a thriller novel by Lionel Davidson.

48811. Restoring the Lost Constitution

Randy Barnett

Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty is a 2003 book about the United States Constitution written by Randy Barnett, a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. In the book, Barnett outlines his theory of constitutional legitimacy, …

48813. The Purcell Papers

Sheridan Le Fanu

The Purcell Papers is a collection of stories by author J. Sheridan LeFanu. It was released in 1975 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,288 copies. It was the author's second collection published by Arkham House. The book does not include all of the stories in the 1880 book, The …

48816. Blork's Evil Twin

Bruce Coville

Blork's Evil Twin is a book published in 1993 that was written by Bruce Coville.

48818. The Early Work of Philip K. Dick Volume 1: The …

Philip K. Dick

Edited and selected by noted scholar Gregg Rickman, The Early Work of Philip K. Dick, Volume One: 1952-1953, and Volume Two: 1953-1954, encompasses a total of twenty-six stories from the early years of Philip K. Dick. With extensive story notes and introductions by Rickman, and …

48819. Modesty Blaise

Peter O'Donnell

Modesty Blaise is an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.

48820. From Hell

Alan Moore

From Hell is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell, originally published in serial form from 1989 to 1996 and collected in 1999, speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. The title is taken from the first words of the "From Hell" …

48824. Sidewise in Time

Murray Leinster

Sidewise in Time is a 1950 collection of science fiction short stories by Murray Leinster. It was first published by Shasta Publishers in 1950 in an edition of 5,000 copies. The stories all originally appeared in the magazines Astounding and Thrilling Wonder Stories.

48830. Chromatic

H. L. Hix

Chromatic is the book written by H. L. Hix.

48831. Miss MacIntosh, my darling

Marguerite Young

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is a novel by Marguerite Young. She has described it as "an exploration of the illusions, hallucinations, errors of judgment in individual lives, the central scene of the novel being an opium addict's paradise." The novel is 11th on the Wikipedia List …

48835. Being Here: Poetry 1977 – 1980

Robert Penn Warren

Being Here: Poetry 1977 – 1980 is a collection of poems written by Robert Penn Warren.

48838. The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal …

Henry Reynolds

The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European invasion of Australia is a history book published in 1981 by Australian historian Henry Reynolds. It is a study of Aboriginal Australian resistance to the British settlement, or invasion, of Australia from …

48840. Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers

John Marsden Reilly

Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers is a book written by John M. Reilly.

48841. The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott is a diary which the novelist and poet Walter Scott kept between 1825 and 1832. It records the financial disaster which overtook him at the beginning of 1826, and the efforts he made over the next seven years to pay off his debts by writing …

48842. Cythera

Richard Calder

Cythera is the fourth novel by British science fiction author Richard Calder, and was first published in 1998. While it is not explicitly advertised as a continuation of Calder's previous novels it does appear to be set in the same universe as his 'Dead...' trilogy, as it …

48843. Netlink

William H. Keith, Jr.

Netlink is a book published in 1995 that was written by William H. Keith, Jr.

48847. Hosie's Alphabet

Leonard Baskin

Hosie's Alphabet is a book by Leonard Baskin.

48849. Nordy Bank

Sheena Porter

Nordy Bank is a children's adventure novel by Sheena Porter, published by Oxford in 1964 with illustrations by Annette Macarthur-Onslow. Set in the hills of Shropshire, it features children whose camping holiday seems to engage the prehistoric past. Porter won the annual …

48850. The Story of Your Home

Agnes Allen

The Story of Your Home is a non-fiction book for children about domestic architecture and domestic life in Great Britain from cave dwellings to blocks of flats. It was written by Agnes Allen, illustrated by the author and her husband Jack, and published by Faber in 1949. Agnes …

48851. Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Helen Dean Fish

Four and Twenty Blackbirds is a book by Helen Dean Fish and Robert Lawson.

48852. Men, Microscopes, and Living Things

Katherine Binney Shippen

Men, Microscopes, and Living Things is a children's book written by the American author Katherine Shippen and illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. The book was first published in 1955 and is a 1956 Newbery Honor recipient.

48853. The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo

John Bennett

The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo with Seventeen other Laughable Tales and 200 Comical Silhouettes is a children's book written and illustrated by John Bennett. This is a collection of fairy tales and short stories, some in verse, which take place variously in China, Persia, Europe, …

48854. Whistler's Van

Idwal Jones

Whistler's Van is a children's novel by Idwal Jones. Set in rural Wales shortly after World War I, it tells the story of a young farmboy, Gwilyn, who spends one summer traveling with the gypsies. The novel, illustrated by Zhenya Gay, was first published in 1936 and was a Newbery …

48855. The Rest of Love

Carl Phillips

The Rest of Love is a book written by Carl Phillips.

48856. Hawks of Outremer

Robert E. Howard

Hawks of Outremer is a collection of historical short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1979 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,625 copies. The stories feature Howard's character Cormac Fitzgeoffrey and was edited by Richard L. Tierney.

48857. The Devil in Iron

Robert E. Howard

The Devil in Iron is a 1976 collection of two fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1976 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. as volume V of their deluxe Conan set. The stories both …

48858. Tales from Underwood

David H. Keller

Tales from Underwood is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by author David H. Keller. It was released in 1952 and was the author's first collection published in association with Arkham House. It was also the first of only two books published by …

48859. The Rise of Silas Lapham

William Dean Howells

The Rise of Silas Lapham is a realist novel by William Dean Howells published in 1885. The story follows the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, …

48860. The Battle Lost and Won

Olivia Manning

The Battle Lost and Won is a book published in 1978 that was written by Olivia Manning.

48861. A Casual Brutality

Neil Bissoondath

A Casual Brutality is a book written by Neil Bissoondath.

48862. Lee and Grant at Appomattox

MacKinlay Kantor

Lee and Grant at Appomattox is an historical fiction children’s novel by MacKinlay Kantor. It was originally published in 1950 by Random House, and later published in paperback by Sterling Point Books.

48863. Living with Crazy Buttocks

Kaz Cooke

Living with Crazy Buttocks is a book written by Australian author and cartoonist Kaz Cooke and published by Penguin Books on November 19, 2001. It won the 2002 Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year.

48866. Gaston de Blondeville

Ann Radcliffe

Gaston de Blondeville is an 1826 Gothic novel by noted English author Ann Radcliffe.

48867. The Secret Marriage of Sherlock Holmes

Michael Atkinson

The Secret Marriage of Sherlock Holmes is a book written by Michael Atkinson.

48873. Political Man

Seymour Martin Lipset

Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics is an award winning political science book by Seymour Martin Lipset. The book is an influential analysis of the bases of democracy across the world. One of the important sections is Chapter 2: "Economic Development and Democracy." …

48874. The Prisoner of Zhamanak

L. Sprague de Camp

The Prisoner of Zhamanak is a science fiction novel written by L. Sprague de Camp, the eighth book of his Viagens Interplanetarias series and the sixth of its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. Chronologically it is the fourth Krishna novel. It was first …

48881. Wisdom of the Bones

Christopher Hyde

Wisdom of the Bones is a book written by Christopher Hyde.

48884. A Thief in the Night

E. W. Hornung

A Thief in the Night is a 1905 collection of short stories by Ernest William Hornung, featuring his popular character A. J. Raffles. It was the third book in the series, and the final collection of short stories. In it, Raffles, a gentleman thief, commits a number of burglaries …

48885. The Ultimate Resource

Julian Lincoln Simon

The Ultimate Resource is a 1981 book written by Julian Lincoln Simon challenging the notion that humanity was running out of natural resources. It was revised in 1996 as The Ultimate Resource 2.

48886. The Science Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and …

Jack L. Chalker

The Science Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and Bibliographic History is a book written by Jack L. Chalker and Mark Owings.

48889. The Days of Perky Pat

Philip K. Dick

The Days of Perky Pat is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Gollancz in 1990 and reprints Volume IV of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. It had not previously been published as a stand-alone volume. The stories had …

48890. The Problem of Cell 13

Jacques Futrelle

"The Problem of Cell 13" is a short story by Jacques Futrelle first published in 1905 and later collected in The Thinking Machine, which was featured in crime writer H. R. F. Keating's list of the 100 best crime and mystery books ever published. The story was selected by science …

48891. All Fall Down

James Leo Herlihy

All Fall Down is a 1960 novel by James Leo Herlihy, which was adapted into a 1962 film directed by John Frankenheimer.

48896. Race Against Time

Carolyn Keene

Race Against Time is the 66 novel in the Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene. It was published by Wanderer Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in 1982. It has 20 chapters and over 200 pages.

48897. Necropolis

Basil Copper

Necropolis is a British Gothic novel by author Basil Copper. It was published by Arkham House in 1980 in an edition of 4,050 copies. It was Copper's third book published by Arkham House.

48899. The Howler

R. L. Stine

The Howler is a book published in 2001 that was written by R. L. Stine.

48900. Lethal Harvest

Malcolm Rose

Lethal Harvest is a book published in 1999 that was written by Malcolm Rose.

48901. The First Protector

James White

The First Protector is a book published in 2000 that was written by James White.

48903. The Voyage of the Poppykettle

Robert Ingpen

The Voyage of the Poppykettle is a 1980 children's book about a group of "hairy Peruvians" setting out from Peru to discover Australia. It was written and illustrated by Robert Ingpen, who also wrote the sequel, The Unchosen Land. The story of the Poppykettle was later updated …

48907. 1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels

Tim Miller

1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels is a book written by Tim Miller.

48909. Moonstar Odyssey

David Gerrold

Moonstar Odyssey is a novel written by David Gerrold.

48911. Bernard the Brave

Margery Sharp

Bernard the Brave is a novel written by British novelist Margery Sharp. It is the eighth novel in a series of nine known collectively as The Rescuers which tells the story of two little mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca, and their adventures as members of the Mouse Prisoner's Aid …

48912. The Black Dragon

Appleton

The Black Dragon is a book published in 1991 that was written by Bill McCay under the pseudonym of Victor Appleton.

48915. The Jolly Corner

Henry James

"The Jolly Corner" is a short story by Henry James published first in the magazine The English Review of December, 1908. One of James' most noted ghost stories, "The Jolly Corner" describes the adventures of Spencer Brydon as he prowls the now-empty New York house where he grew …

48916. Reflections in Bullough's Pond

Diana Muir

Reflections in Bullough's Pond: Economy and Ecosystem in New England is a book by Diana Muir. The Providence Journal called Bullough’s Pond "a masterpiece," and Publishers Weekly called it "lyrical". The Massachusetts Center for the Book awarded the 2001 Massachusetts Book Award …

48921. Darkroom

Graham Masterton

A spate of unexplained fires spreads across Los Angeles, killing indiscriminately, tearing up the city, destroying people's faith. There seems to be no probable cause for the fires; arson and murder are not suspected but surely they can't have been started by something as …

48923. Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles

Samuel N. Rosenberg

Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles, or the "Book of Galehaut" Retold, by Patricia Terry and Samuel N. Rosenberg, is a modern retelling of the Prose Lancelot, a major source of Arthurian Legend. It follows the arc of Lancelot's life, his adventures and the well-known …

48925. The Essential Tension

Thomas Kuhn

The Essential Tension is a book written by Thomas Samuel Kuhn.

48928. Travelers of a Hundred Ages

Donald Keene

Travelers of a Hundred Ages is a nonfiction work on the literary form of Japanese diaries by Donald Keene, who writes in his Introduction that he was introduced to Japanese diaries during his work as a translator for the United States in World War II when he was assigned to …

48929. Forsaken

Richard Lee Byers

Forsaken is a book published in 2002 that was written by Richard Lee Byers.

48930. Silk Stalkings: When Women Write of Murder

Victoria Nichols

Silk Stalkings: More Women Write of Murder is a book by Susan Thompson and Victoria Nichols.

48933. The Coming China Wars

Peter Navarro

The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought, How They Can Be Won is a book by Peter Navarro published by FT Press in. Navarro examines China as an emerging world power confronting challenges at home and abroad as it struggles to exert itself in the global market. He also …

48936. The Saint and the Fiction Makers

Leslie Charteris

The Saint and the Fiction Makers is the title of a 1968 mystery novel featuring the character of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The novel is credited to Leslie Charteris, who created the Saint in 1928, but the book was actually authored by Fleming Lee and is adapted from a …

48937. Tarzan of the Apes

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October, 1912. The character was so popular that Burroughs continued the series into …

48940. Scrivener's Moon

Philip Reeve

Scrivener's Moon is the sequel to A Web of Air, and the third book in the Mortal Engines Quartet prequel series. It was released in April 2011.

48942. Amityville: The Horror Returns

John G. Jones

Amityville: The Horror Returns is a 1989 horror novel and the fifth installment in Amityville book series written by John G. Jones. It is the final book to be about the Lutzes as they are stalked by the presence they fled from in Amityville.

48951. O My America

Johanna Kaplan

O My America is a book by Johanna Kaplan.

48953. Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy

Far from the Madding Crowd is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, where it gained a wide readership. Critical notices were plentiful and mostly positive. Hardy revised the …

48954. Cousins in the Castle

Barbara Brooks Wallace

Cousins in the Castle is a book by Barbara Brooks Wallace.

48959. Riana's World

Mark Shirrefs

Riana's World is a book published in 1995 that was written by Mark Shirrefs and John Thomson.

48964. The founding father

Richard J. Whalen

The founding father is a book written by Richard J. Whalen.

48967. Conan the Relentless

Roland J. Green

Conan the Relentless is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in April 1992, and was reprinted in April 1998.

48971. Wizard's First Rule

Terry Goodkind

Wizard's First Rule, written by Terry Goodkind, is the first book in the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth. Published by Tor Books, it was released on August 15, 1994 in hardcover, and in paperback on July 15, 1997. The book was also re-released with new cover artwork by …

48974. From the devotions

Carl Phillips

From the devotions is the book written by Carl Phillips.

48975. Puck of Pook's Hill

Rudyard Kipling

Puck of Pook's Hill is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as …

48979. Unnatural Death

Dorothy L. Sayers

Unnatural Death is a 1927 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, her third featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. It has also been published in the United States as The Dawson Pedigree.

48981. Dragon Pond

Alan Lloyd

Dragon Pond is a book published in 1990 that was written by Alan Lloyd.

48983. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate …

48985. The Formal Semantics of Programming Languages: An …

Glynn Winskel

The formal semantics of programming languages : An Introduction is a book written by Glynn Winskel.

48991. Amen Corner

Rick Shefchik

Amen Corner is a 2007 novel by American author Rick Shefchik, published March 9 by Poisoned Pen Press. A mystery/thriller set at the Masters Tournament of golf, it centers on Minneapolis police detective and amateur golfer Sam Skarda, as he competes in his first Masters and …

48996. The Fall of the House of Usher

Edgar Allan Poe

"The Fall of the House of Usher" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1839.

48997. Misery

Stephen King

Misery is a 1987 psychological horror novel by Stephen King. The novel was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1988, and was later made into a Hollywood film and an off-Broadway play of the same name. When King was writing Misery in 1985 he planned the book …

48998. Homeland

Cory Doctorow

In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco--an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in …

48999. A Hologram for the King

Dave Eggers

A National Book Award Finalist One of the "New York Times Book Review"'s 10 Best Books of the Year One of the Best Books of the Year from "The Boston Globe" and "San Francisco Chronicle" In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling …



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