The most popular books in English
from 49001 to 49200

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.

49002. 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 …

49004. 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 …

49005. Castle Dangerous

Walter Scott

Castle Dangerous was the last of Walter Scott's novels published in his lifetime. It is part of Tales of My Landlord, 4th series.

49011. 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" …

49013. A Short, Sharp Shock

Kim Stanley Robinson

A Short, Sharp Shock is a 1990 fantasy novel by Kim Stanley Robinson. The story deals with a man who awakens without memory in a strange land and journeys through it to find the woman he woke alongside. His journey takes him along the narrow strip of land, surrounded by ocean, …

49017. Death's Deputy

L. Ron Hubbard

Death's Deputy is a fantasy novel by author L. Ron Hubbard. It was first published in book form in 1948 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 700 copies. The novel originally appeared in the February 1940 issue of the magazine Unknown.

49021. Lost Worlds

Lin Carter

Lost Worlds is a collection of short stories by science fiction and fantasy author Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in 1980. The book collects eight stories by Carter, three of them collaborative, on the subject of such "lost worlds" as Atlantis, Mu, …

49028. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy is a novel by Laurence Sterne, written and first published in 1768, as Sterne was facing death. In 1765, Sterne travelled through France and Italy as far south as Naples, and after returning determined to describe his travels from a …

49031. The Adventures of Mao on the Long March

Frederic Tuten

The Adventures of Mao on the Long March is Frederic Tuten's first published novel. The novel is a fictionalized account of Chairman Mao's rise to power, and is highly experimental in nature, including extensive use of parody and collage.

49033. Better Known as Johnny Appleseed

Mabel Leigh Hunt

Better Known as Johnny Appleseed is a children's book by Mabel Leigh Hunt. It presents the life and legend of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, in nine stories, each named for a variety of apple such as those Johnny planted in the Midwest river valleys. Each story …

49034. The Fairy Circus

Dorothy P. Lathrop

The Fairy Circus is a children's book written and illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop. In this book, the fairies, enchanted by a human circus which visits their meadow, put on a circus of their own with the woodland creatures. First published in 1931, it was a Newbery Honor …

49035. Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story

Anne Carroll Moore

Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story is a children's fantasy novel by Anne Carroll Moore, first published in 1924. The story follows eight-inch-tall Nicholas from Holland on a tour of the sights of New York and recounts his encounters with many famous people, fictional …

49036. Pierre Pidgeon

Lee Kingman

Pierre Pidgeon is a book written by Lee Kingman and illustrated by Arnold E. Bare.

49037. Seashore Story

Taro Yashima

Children hear an old Japanese story about a fisherman who rode on a turtle's back to a beautiful place under the sea, and then ask questions about the story.

49038. Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle

Leo Gurko

Tom Paine, Freedom's Apostle is a book by Leo Gurko.

49039. Always Comes Evening

Robert E. Howard

Always Comes Evening is a collection of poems by Robert E. Howard. It was released in 1957 and was the author's second book to be published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 636 copies. The publication was subsidized by Howard's literary executor, Glenn Lord who …

49040. 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 …

49041. Collected Ghost Stories

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Collected Ghost Stories is a collection of stories by author Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman. It was released in 1974 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,155 copies. The book is the first collection of all of Wilkins-Freeman's supernatural stories and her first book published by Arkham …

49042. The Wapshot Chronicle

John Cheever

The Wapshot Chronicle is the debut novel by John Cheever about an eccentric family that lives in a Massachusetts fishing village. Published in 1957, it won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1958, and was followed by a sequel, The Wapshot Scandal, published in 1964. The …

49043. 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 …

49045. The blue bedspread

Raj Kamal Jha

The blue bedspread is a book written by Raj Kamal Jha.

49046. Fanshawe

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Fanshawe is a novel written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was his first published work, which he published anonymously in 1828.

49048. Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values that …

Clifton Taulbert

Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values That Build Strong Communities is a memoir by Clifton Taulbert, first published in 1997. It recounts the eight lessons that he learned while growing up in the Mississippi Delta, United States, lessons he attributes to the "front …

49050. The Dorsai Companion

Gordon R. Dickson

The Dorsai Companion is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson from his Childe Cycle series. It was first published by Ace Books in 1986. The collection includes a number of articles by Sandra Miesel.

49052. The Accident

Todd Strasser

The Accident is a book written by Todd Strasser.

49053. The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first …

49054. 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 …

49056. A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The collection was first published in 1955. The subjects of the short stories range from baptism to serial killers to human greed and exploitation. The majority of …

49057. Krishnamurti's Notebook

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti's Notebook is a diary of Jiddu Krishnamurti. He began keeping this handwritten journal in June 1961 in Los Angeles, and continued making entries for nine months, with the last one entered in Bombay, March 1962. It was first published in book form in 1976.

49062. The Sly Old Cat

Beatrix Potter

The Sly Old Cat is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter in 1906, and first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1971, almost thirty years after her death. The story tells of a cat who invites a rat to a tea party with the intention of eating him, but …

49066. Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but long enough …

49067. Land They Fought For

Clifford Dowdey

Land They Fought For is a book written by Clifford Dowdey.

49068. Charles Evans Hughes

Merlo J. Pusey

Charles Evans Hughes is a book written by Merlo J. Pusey.

49069. The Man Who Could Not Shudder

John Dickson Carr

The Man Who Could Not Shudder, first published in 1940, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery.

49070. The Profits of Religion

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation is a nonfiction book, first published in 1917, by the American novelist and muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair. It is a snapshot of the religious movements in the U.S. before its entry into World War I. The book is …

49071. Rapture

Susan Mitchell

Rapture is a book written by Susan Mitchell.

49072. Poems

Alan Dugan

Poems is a book written by Alan Dugan.

49073. Drift and mastery

Walter Lippmann

Drift and Mastery: An Attempt to Diagnose the Current Unrest is the second book by American journalist and political thinker Walter Lippmann. Published in the Fall of 1914, Drift and Mastery argues that rational scientific governing can overcome forces of societal drift. …

49077. 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 …

49079. The Last Reef and Other Stories

Gareth L. Powell

The Last Reef and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by the science fiction author Gareth L. Powell. It compiles much of his short fiction from before 2008.

49080. Salvage for the Saint

Leslie Charteris

Salvage for the Saint is the title of a 1983 mystery novel featuring the character of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The novel was written by Peter Bloxsom based on the two-part Return of the Saint episode, "Collision Course" by John Kruse, but per the custom at this time, …

49081. Last Men in London

Olaf Stapledon

Last Men in London is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon. The narrator is the same member of the eighteenth and final human species who purportedly induced Stapledon to write Last and First Men. Last Men in London is the story of this being's exploration of the …

49082. Fleabee's Fortune

Robin Jarvis

Fleabee's Fortune is the first book in the Deptford Mouselets Series by Robin Jarvis.

49084. The wrong Doyle

Robert Girardi

The Wrong Doyle is a Mystery, or Crime novel by Robert Girardi.

49087. High Priest

Warren Murphy

High Priest is a book published in 1987 that was written by Molly Cochran and Warren Murphy.

49090. High Wire

Kam Majd

High Wire is a book written by Kam Majd.

49093. Twelve Rounds to Glory

Charles R. Smith, Jr.

Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali is a 2007 illustrated biography of Muhammad Ali for children written by Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrated by Bryan Collier. Smith won an author honor at the 2008 Coretta Scott King Book Awards for this book.

49095. Bug Muldoon

Paul Shipton

Bug Muldoon is a book by Paul Shipton.

49097. The Squirrel Wife

Philippa Pearce

The Squirrel Wife is the title of a children's fairy tale written by Philippa Pearce and first illustrated by Derek Collard. This original fairy tale published by Longman Young in 1971 has subsequently been republished in Middlesex: New York; Paris and Madrid. Bill Geldart is …

49098. The Snottle

Michael Lawrence

The Snottle is a children's book by Michael Lawrence, the fifth book in the Jiggy McCue book series, and was first published in the UK in 2003.

49099. Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy

Henry Kissinger

Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy is a book written by Henry Kissinger.

49100. Images and Shadows

Iris Origo

Images and Shadows is a book by Iris Origo, the Irish-American-Italian writer who owned and lived in the Tuscan estate of La Foce. It was first published by John Murray in 1970. The autobiography encompasses Origo's affluent New York/Long Island background, her childhood in …

49102. 1001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels

Tim Miller

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

49104. People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science …

Michael Chabon

From Sholom Aleichem to Avram Davidson, Isaac Bashevis Singer to Tony Kushner, the Jewish literary tradition has always been one rich in the supernatural and the fantastic. In these pages, gathered from the best short fiction of the last ten years, twenty authors prove that …

49105. Moonstar Odyssey

David Gerrold

Moonstar Odyssey is a novel written by David Gerrold.

49106. A Dark Victory

Dave Luckett

A Dark Victory is a 1999 young-adult fantasy novel by Dave Luckett and is the last book in the Tenabran Trilogy. It follows the story of how Will is preparing for his final battle as Prince Nathan's armies mass on the moors.

49108. The Alien Sea

Lucien Soulban

The Alien Sea is a fantasy novel by Lucien Soulban set in the Dragonlance campaign series based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. The novel is about the Dimernesti, Dargonesti, and the other underwater creatures of Krynn.

49109. The Beggar of Volubilis

Caroline Lawrence

The Beggar of Volubilis is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence. The novel, the fourteenth in the Roman Mysteries series, was published in 2007. It is set during the reign of Titus, primarily in Roman Africa. It follows Flavia and her companions as they travel to …

49111. Mona Lisa: Inside the Painting

Jean-Pierre Mohen

"Mona Lisa: Inside the Painting" is a book by Jean-Pierre Mohen, Michel Menu, and Bruno Mottin. This book, drawing from the authors' knowledge in art history, art preservation, and technology of art, details the step-by-step making of the most famous painting in the world, Da …

49112. K-PAX IV: A New Visitor from the Constellation Lyra

Gene Brewer

K-PAX IV: A New Visitor From The Constellation Lyra is the name of the fourth novel in the K-PAX series by Gene Brewer. Published by Xlibris in early March 2007.

49115. The Cassini Code

Dom Testa

The Cassini Code is the third book in the Galahad series by Dom Testa.

49119. Roughing It

Mark Twain

Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book The Innocents Abroad. This book tells of Twain's adventures prior to his pleasure cruise …

49130. Imre: A Memorandum

Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson

Imre: A Memorandum is a 1906 novel by the expatriate American-born author Edward Prime-Stevenson about the homosexual relationship between two men. Written in Europe, it was originally published under the pseudonym "Xavier Mayne" in a limited-edition imprint of 500 copies …

49131. Tolkien's Legendarium

Verlyn Flieger

Tolkien's Legendarium is a collection of scholarly essays edited by Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter on the History of Middle-earth series of books relating to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, compiled and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. It was published by Greenwood …

49135. The Fires of Windameir

Niel Hancock

The Fires of Windameir is a book published in 1985 that was written by Niel Hancock.

49141. Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, …

Thomas Kuhn

Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912 is a 1978 book by Thomas Kuhn, a philosopher and historian of science known for his work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. A second edition, with a new afterword, was published in 1987 by University of Chicago …

49144. O My America

Johanna Kaplan

O My America is a book by Johanna Kaplan.

49146. The Rock Jockeys

Gary Paulsen

The Rock Jockeys is the fourth novel in the World of Adventure series by Gary Paulsen. It was published on March 1, 1995 by Random House. It was later retitled Devil's Wall by Macmillan Children's Books in the UK and released on April 9, 1999.

49148. The Saint Returns

Leslie Charteris

The Saint Returns is a collection of two mystery novellas by Fleming Lee, continuing the adventures of the sleuth Simon Templar aka "The Saint", created by Leslie Charteris. This book was first published in the United States in 1968 by The Crime Club, and in the United Kingdom …

49152. The Beechers

Milton Rugoff

The Beechers is a book written by Milton Rugoff.

49154. The Buccaneers of Shadaki

Joe Dever

The Buccaneers of Shadaki was the twenty second book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series.

49155. The Right-Hand Man

K. M. Peyton

The Right-Hand Man is a young adult historical novel by K. M. Peyton, first published in 1977. The book is set in 1818 in Essex and London, during the Georgian era. It tells the story of Ned Rowlands, a talented stagecoach driver who meets the three creatures he loves best on …

49156. Zones

Damien Broderick

Zones is a 1997 young-adult science fiction novel by Damien Broderick & Rory Barnes. It follows the story of Jenny who receives a phone call from another year.

49158. Science of Survival

L. Ron Hubbard

Science of Survival is a book published in 1951 by L. Ron Hubbard, extending his earlier writings on Dianetics. Its original subtitle was "simplified, faster dianetic techniques",although more recent editions have the subtitle "Prediction of human behavior". It is one of the …

49160. Airport

Arthur Hailey

Airport is a bestselling 1968 novel by Arthur Hailey about a large metropolitan airport and the personalities of the people who use, rely and suffer from its operation. This book was adapted into a major motion picture starring Burt Lancaster, George Kennedy, Dean Martin and Van …

49162. Dummy

Ernest Tidyman

Dummy is a book written by Ernest Tidyman.

49163. The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death. The novel …

49166. "B" Is for Burglar

Sue Grafton

"B" Is for Burglar is the second novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of mystery novels and features Kinsey Millhone, a private eye based in Santa Teresa, California.

49174. Unfinished Murder

James Neff

Unfinished Murder is a book written by James Neff.

49177. Dragon Pond

Alan Lloyd

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

49178. Recovery from Cults

Michael Langone

Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse a 1995 book edited by Michael Langone, director of the anti-cult group International Cultic Studies Association, published by W. W. Norton & Company, treats the theories of mind control as related to …

49180. Lady Athlyne

Bram Stoker

Lady Athlyne is a romance novel by Bram Stoker, written in 1908. It was published one year before the release of Stoker's The Lady of the Shroud.

49181. The Tiger in the Smoke

Margery Allingham

The Tiger in the Smoke is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1952 in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus and in the United States by Doubleday. It is the fourteenth novel in the Albert Campion series. Author J. K. Rowling revealed that is her favorite …

49187. Semper Fi

W.E.B. Griffen

Semper Fi is a book published in 1986 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

49189. Night Cruise

Billie Sue Mosiman

Night Cruise is a book written by Billie Sue Mosiman.

49197. Planetary

Warren Ellis

Wagner, Snow and the Drummer track an amoral killer to Gotham City, prepared for battle. What they aren't ready for is the Dark Knight! Batman doesn't exist on the same Earth as Planetary, which means the killer has worked in some very strange ways! Now the killer's …

49198. 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 …

49199. Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law

Joe Abercrombie

The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one …



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