The most popular books in English
from 55401 to 55600

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.

55401. The Fiftieth Gate

Mark Raphael Baker

The Fiftieth Gate is a book written by Mark Raphael Baker and published by HarperCollins in 1997. The book documents his exploration of his parents' memories and past in relation to the Holocaust. The book won a New South Wales Premier's Literary Award in 1997, and the Ethnic …

55403. 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 …

55416. The Festival of San Joaquin

Zee Edgell

The Festival of San Joaquin is a 1997 novel and the third from Belizean-American Zee Edgell. In a change from her first two novels, Beka Lamb and In Times Like These, the story is set in the village of San Joaquin, Corozal District.

55417. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

John Bunyan

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, or The Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ to his Poor Servant John Bunyan is a Puritan spiritual autobiography written by John Bunyan. It was written while Bunyan was serving a twelve-year prison sentence in Bedford …

55418. Mote

Chap Reaver

Mote is a book by Chap Reaver.

55420. Handles

Jan Mark

Handles is a realistic children's novel by Jan Mark, first published in 1983 by Kestrel Books of Harmondsworth, London, with illustrations by David Parkins. Set in the Norfolk countryside, it features a city girl on holiday, who loves motorcycles. Nicholas Tucker calls it "a …

55421. The Family

David Plante

The Family is a book written by David Plante.

55422. The Golem: A Jewish Legend

Beverly Brodsky McDermott

The Golem: A Jewish Legend is a book by Beverly Brodsky.

55423. Belling the Tiger

Mary Stolz

Belling the Tiger is a book by Mary Stolz.

55424. Clearing Weather

Cornelia Meigs

Clearing Weather is a children's historical novel by Cornelia Meigs. Opening in a coastal Massachusetts town shortly after the American Revolution, it follows the circumstances of the building of a great sailing ship, the Jocasta, and its first voyage to the Caribbean. The …

55425. Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy

Mary Gould Davis

Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy is a collection of seven Italian stories retold for children by Mary Gould Davis. They include a legend about Saint Francis of Assisi and a story from the Decameron. Illustrated by Jay Van Everen, it was first published in 1931 and …

55426. The Seed of Evil

Barrington J. Bayley

The Seed of Evil is the second science fiction collection by Barrington J. Bayley. The book collects thirteen short stories published between 1962 and 1979, several of which are original to this volume.

55432. The Field Guide to Sponsored Films

Rick Prelinger

"The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger describes 452 historically or culturally significant motion pictures commissioned by businesses, charities, advocacy groups, and state or local government units between 1897 and 1980. The annotated filmography features …

55437. One hundred years of homosexuality

David M. Halperin

One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: and other essays on Greek love is a 1990 book about homosexuality in ancient Greece by classicist David M. Halperin. The work has been praised by several scholars, but criticized by others.

55441. The Witch Returns

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Witch Returns is a book published in 1992 that was written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

55449. Surface Tension

James Blish

"Surface Tension" is a science fiction short story by James Blish originally published in 1952. As collected in Blish's The Seedling Stars, it was revised to incorporate material from his earlier story "Sunken Universe", published in Super Science Stories in 1942.

55450. Delusions, etc. of John Berryman

John Berryman

Delusions, etc. of John Berryman is a book written by John Berryman.

55452. Finn

Katharine Jay Bacon

Finn is a book written by Katharine Jay Bacon.

55454. Daddy King: An Autobiography

Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.

Daddy King is a book by Martin Luther King Jr.

55459. A Basket of Leaves

Geoff Wisner

A Basket of Leaves is a 2007 collection of essays by Geoff Wisner. It is a literary tour of Africa and there is an essay on a book for all 54 countries on the continent.

55461. Lily Beach

Jennie Fields

Lily Beach is a literary novel by Jennie Fields. Her first published work, this story is set in the 1960s and focuses on the character Lily Beach as she struggles with a past of abuse. Lily travels to Illinois and three different men to escape her past. Originally published by …

55463. Mutant Beach

Appleton

Mutant Beach is a book published in 1992 that was written under the pseudonym of Victor Appleton.

55466. Goldilocks

Andrew Coburn

Goldilocks is a book written by Andrew Coburn.

55468. Face

Cecile Pineda

Face is a novel written by Cecile Pineda.

55469. The Homecoming

Barry B. Longyear

The Homecoming is a novelette written by Barry B. Longyear.

55470. Somebody is Lying: The Story of Doctor X

Myron Farber

Somebody is Lying: The Story of Doctor X is a book written by Myron Farber.

55471. Duel Identity

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers or Net Force Explorers is a series of young adult novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik as a spin-off of the military fiction series Tom Clancy's Net Force.

55474. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize–winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great …

55476. Handbook of Religion and Health

Harold G Koenig

Handbook of Religion and Health is a scholarly book about the relation of spirituality and religion with physical and mental health. Written by Harold G. Koenig, Michael E. McCullough, and David B. Larson, the book was published in the United States in 2001. The book has been …

55481. The Three Witch Maidens

Ruth Manning-Sanders

The Three Witch Maidens was originally published in the United Kingdom in 1972, by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. This entry, however, refers to the 1977 paperback version published by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. under its Beaver Books imprint. The book is an anthology of 15 fairy …

55483. Zaddik and the Seafarers

Anne Spencer Parry

Zaddik and the Seafarers is a book published in 1983 that was written by Anne Spencer Parry.

55484. Salome

Oscar Wilde

Salome is a tragedy by Oscar Wilde. The original 1891 version of the play was in French. Three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay …

55485. Science-Fiction: The Early Years

Everett F. Bleiler

Science-Fiction: The Early Years is a book written by Everett F. Bleiler and Richard Bleiler.

55489. People Like Us

Waleed Aly

People Like Us, published in 2007, is a book authored by the Muslim Australian academic, musician and former commercial lawyer Waleed Aly.

55491. Interpretation and Social Criticism

Michael Walzer

Interpretation and Social Criticism is a 1987 book by Michael Walzer.

55496. The Awakening of Helena Richie

Margaret Wade Campbell Deland

The Awakening of Helena Richie is a novel by the American writer Margaret Deland set in the 19th century fictional locale of Old Chester, a Western Pennsylvania rural village just a few miles outside the city of Pittsburgh, then an industrial boomtown.

55497. A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old …

Frank Norris

A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old West is a collection of short stories written by the American author Frank Norris. It was published posthumously in 1903 by Doubleday, Page & Company and composed primarily of recently published works.

55500. An Unbroken Agony

Randall Robinson

An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President is a book on the history of Haiti by Randall Robinson. According to Randall Robinson, this book describes a non-standard history of Haiti. The title suggests to the reader that emphasis is put on the …

55506. The Rod of Seven Parts

Skip Williams

The Rod of Seven Parts is an accessory for the 2nd edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, published in 1996.

55511. Passion play

Sarah Ruhl

Passion play is a play by Sarah Ruhl.

55514. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the English author Mary Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was …

55524. Edward the Second

Christopher Marlowe

Edward II is a Renaissance or Early Modern period play written by Christopher Marlowe. It is one of the earliest English history plays. The full title of the first publication is The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical …

55532. The French revolution

Thomas Carlyle

The French Revolution: A History was written by the Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian Thomas Carlyle. The three-volume work, first published in 1837, charts the course of the French Revolution from 1789 to the height of the Reign of Terror and culminates in 1795. A …

55536. The Legend of Quito Road

Dwight Fryer

The Legend of Quito Road is an award nominated book written by Dwight Fryer.

55538. Memories with Food at Gipsy House

Felicity & Roald Dahl

Memories with Food at Gipsy House is a collection of anecdotes and recipes by Roald Dahl and his second wife, Felicity.

55541. The Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth George Speare

The Sign of the Beaver is a children's historical novel by American author Elizabeth George Speare, which has won numerous literary awards. It was published in February 1983, and has become one of her most popular works. The idea for this book came from a factual story that …

55557. The Soldier Spies

W.E.B. Griffen

The Soldier Spies is a book published in 1986 that was written by W. E. B. Griffin.

55558. In Vivo

Mildred Savage

In Vivo is a novel by Mildred Savage. The novel was originally published in hardback by Simon & Schuster in 1964.

55561. Night Shift

Stephen King

Night Shift is the first collection of short stories by Stephen King, first published in 1978. In 1980, Night Shift received the Balrog Award for Best Collection, and in 1979 it was nominated as best collection for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. Many of King's most …

55563. Rumble Fish

Susan E. Hinton

Rumble Fish is a 1975 novel for young adults by S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders. It was adapted to film and directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1983.

55584. A Will to Survive

Franklin W. Dixon

A Will to Survive is the 156th title of the Hardy Boys series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. The book was first published by Pocket Books in 1999, and reprinted by Scholastic in 2004.

55589. Ghost Stations

Bruce Barrymore Halpenny

Ghost Stations is a book published in 1986 that was written by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny.

55593. Curious George Gets a Medal

H. A. Rey

Curious George Gets a Medal is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1957. It is the fourth book in the original Curious George series, and tells the story of George's flight into space. The story was …

55594. Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize–winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great …

55595. Nineteen eighty-four : the facsimile of the extant …

George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One, a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation, …

55597. The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of …

George Martin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones—an epic history of Westeros and the lands beyond, featuring hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R. R. Martin!If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s …

55598. NYPD Red 3

James Patterson

In James Patterson's sensational mystery, NYPD Red discovers a chilling conspiracy that terrifies the city's most powerful.NYPD Red is the elite, highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected. And Detective Zach Jordan and his partner …

55599. Confessions: The Paris Mysteries (New York Times …

Maxine Paetro

The City of Lights sets the stage for romance, drama and intrigue in the latest Confessions novel from the world's bestselling mystery writer!After investigating multiple homicides and her family's decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her …

55600. The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, …

Michael J. Mooney

A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Chris Kyle led the life of an American hero. His renowned courage and skill in military service earned him two nicknames--The Devil among insurgents and The Legend among his Navy SEAL brethren--but his impact extended beyond that …



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