The most popular books in English.

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48879. Albert Savarus

Honoré de Balzac

Albert Savarus is an 1836 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac and included in his series of novels known as La Comédie humaine which parodies and depicts French society in the period of the Restoration and the July Monarchy.

48902. Banco

Henri Charrieri

Banco is a 1973 autobiography by Henri Charrière, it is a sequel to his previous novel Papillon. It documents Charrière's life in Venezuela, where he arrived after his escape from the penal colony on Devil's Island. Banco, like its predecessor is an autobiography, although there …

48905. The Stranger

M. Ward A. Camus

The Outsider or The Stranger is a novel by Albert Camus published in 1942. Its theme and outlook are often cited as exemplars of Camus's philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label. The titular character is Meursault, an …

48910. Points...: Interviews, 1974-1994

Jacques Derrida

Points...: Interviews, 1974-1994 is a 1995 book collecting interviews by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. It contains the translation of all the interview of the 1992 French edition, plus two additional interviews, Honoris Causa and "The Work of Intellectuals and the …

48933. Un début dans la vie

Honoré de Balzac

Un début dans la vie is a novel by the French writer Honoré de Balzac. It is the sixth of the Scènes de la vie privée in La Comédie humaine. The novel was serialized in the review La Législature in 1842 under the title Le Danger des mystifications. In 1845 it appeared under its …

48993. Planet of the Apes


La Planète des Singes, known in English as Planet of the Apes and Monkey Planet, is a 1963 science fiction novel by French author Pierre Boulle. It was adapted into the 1968 film Planet of the Apes, launching the Planet of the Apes media franchise. The novel tells the tale of …

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