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.

50201. Gobseck

Honoré de Balzac

Gobseck is an 1830 novella by French author Honoré de Balzac and included in the Scènes de la vie privée section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. Gobseck first appeared in outline form in La Mode in March 1830 under the title l’Usurier, and then in August 1830 in the …

50204. Figures of the thinkable

Cornelius Castoriadis

Figures of the thinkable is a book by Cornelius Castoriadis.

50212. Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time

James Cloyd Bowman

Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time is a children's novel by James Cloyd Bowman about the American folk hero Pecos Bill. Raised by coyotes, the hero has various supernatural powers, including the ability to talk to animals, and becomes a spectacularly successful cowboy. …

50232. 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 …

50269. Inside U.S.A.

John Gunther

Inside U.S.A. is a nonfiction book by John Gunther, first published in 1947 and one of that year's best-selling nonfiction books in the United States. It describes the author's observations during 13 months of travel through the 48 U.S. states beginning in November 1944.

50274. Fleabee's Fortune

Robin Jarvis

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

50295. From Dictatorship to Democracy

Gene Sharp

From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in 1993 by Gene Sharp, a professor of political science at the …

50311. Day of the Dragonstar

David Bischoff

Day of the Dragonstar is a book published in 1983 that was written by Thomas F. Monteleone and David Bischoff.

50318. Ask for a Convertible

Danit Brown

When eleven-year-old Osnat Greenberg and her parents move to Michigan from Tel Aviv, they arrive in a place that feels too quiet, too damp and too big. Kids are taken aback by Osnat’s origins — “You lived in Israel? Weren’t you scared?” — and make fun of her name: “Why are you …

50329. 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 …

50346. 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 …

50363. Conan at the Demon's Gate

Roland J. Green

Conan at the Demon's Gate is a fantasy novel written by Roland Green featuring Robert E. Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1994; a regular paperback edition followed from the same …

50370. Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jules Verne

Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the …

50400. 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 …



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