The most popular books in English
from 56601 to 56800

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.

56606. The Enchanted Type-Writer

John K. Bangs

The Enchanted Type-Writer is a collection of short stories by the American author John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1899 in the style that has become known as Bangsian fantasy. Bangs attributes many of the stories to the late James Boswell, who has become an editor for a newspaper …

56613. The Blind Spot

Austin Hall

The Blind Spot is a science fiction novel by authors Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint. The novel was originally serialized in six parts in the magazine Argosy beginning in May 1921. It was first published in book form in 1951 by Prime Press in an edition of 1,500 copies, though …

56615. John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study

S. T. Joshi

John Dickson Carr: A Critical Study is a book written by S. T. Joshi.

56616. Hillary Waugh's Guide to Mysteries & Mystery …

Hillary Waugh

Hillary Waugh's Guide to Mysteries & Mystery Writing is a book written by Hillary Waugh.

56619. Ashes: Poems New and Old

Philip Levine

Ashes: Poems New and Old is a book by Philip Levine.

56621. The Confession of a Child of the Century

Thomas Rogers

The Confession of a Child of the Century is the book written by Thomas Rogers.

56622. Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes

Herbert Best

Garram the Hunter: A Boy of the Hill Tribes is a children's novel by Herbert Best. Illustrated by Erick Berry, the novel was first published in 1930 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1931. The main character, Garram, is the son of a tribal chief in the Nigerian hills. When …

56623. Young Mac of Fort Vancouver

Mary Jane Carr

Young Mac of Fort Vancouver is a children's historical novel by Mary Jane Carr. Set in 1832, it recounts the adventures of Donald McDermott, a young mixed-blood fur trader. The novel, illustrated by Richard Holberg, was first published in 1940 and was a Newbery Honor recipient …

56632. The Almanac of American Politics

Michael Barone

The Almanac of American Politics is a reference work published biennially by Columbia Books & Information Services. It aims to provide a detailed look at the politics of the United States through an approach of profiling individual leaders and areas of the country. The first …

56633. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He …

56638. Where's Wally?: The Ultimate Fun Book

Martin Handford

Where's Wally?: The Ultimate Fun Book was a Where's Wally activity book released in 1990. The book introduces Wilma, her dog Woof, and the Wally Watchers. Unlike the previous three Where's Wally books, this book featured various puzzles and games rather than the traditional …

56646. Deadstick

Terence Faherty

Deadstick is a book written by Terence Faherty.

56654. Six Days or Forever?

Ray Ginger

Six Days or Forever?: Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes is a 1958 book on the Scopes Trial by Ray Ginger, first published in hardcover by Beacon Press and later reprinted in paperback by Oxford University Press. Ginger, later a Professor of History at Brandeis, Wayne State …

56660. Wolf Sisters

Susan Price

The Wolf-Sisters is a historical fantasy novel by Susan Price. It is set in the Viking society of an undetermined country, where the majority of the population, including its king, queen and court, believe in the old Norse gods. Its plot is central to Kenelm Aetheling, the main …

56662. 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 …

56674. Destination Mars

Hugh Walters

Destination Mars is a juvenile science fiction novel, the sixth in Hugh Walters' Chris Godfrey of U.N.E.X.A. series. It was published in the UK by Faber in 1963 and in the US by Criterion Books in 1964. Also published in German by Schneider Buch as Der Chor der Verdammten in …

56675. The Awakening

Gary Wassner

The Awakening is a book published in 2005 that was written by Gary Wassner.

56676. Wild times

Brian Garfield

Wild times is a book written by Brian Garfield.

56677. Democratic Promise: The Populist Movement in America

Lawrence Goodwyn

Democratic promise is a book written by Lawrence Goodwyn.

56678. In Lovecraft's Shadow

August Derleth

In Lovecraft's Shadow: The Cthulhu Mythos Stories of August Derleth is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1998 by Mycroft & Moran in an edition of 2,051 copies. The stories are part of the Cthulhu Mythos and several …

56679. Infernal Sorceress

Gary Gygax

Infernal Sorceress is a book published in 2008 that was written by Gary Gygax.

56682. A house is built

M. Barnard Eldershaw

A House is Built is the first novel of M. Barnard Eldershaw, the joint pseudonym of Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw. It was written as a result of their seeing an advertisement for The Bulletin prize. The novel won this prize in 1928, shared with Katharine Susannah …

56683. Rappin' with Jesus: The Good News According to the …

P.K. McCary

Rappin' with Jesus: The Good News According to the Four Brothers is a book published in 1994 that was written by P.K. McCary.

56684. Chaplin: A Life

Stephen M. Weissman

Chaplin: A Life is a 2008 biography of the actor Charlie Chaplin by American psychoanalyst Stephen M. Weissman. The book examines young Chaplin's early childhood experiences and the formative role they later played in shaping his art. An ex-London street urchin, Chaplin used …

56685. Hollywood Undercover

Ian Halperin

Hollywood Undercover: Revealing the Sordid Secrets of Tinseltown is a non-fiction book about the culture of Hollywood society, written by investigative journalist and author Ian Halperin. Halperin poses as a gay man trying to become a successful actor in Hollywood, and informs …

56689. Grammata Serica Recensa

Bernhard Karlgren

The Grammata Serica Recensa is a dictionary of Old Chinese published by the Swedish sinologist Bernard Karlgren in 1957. Bernard Karlgren made fundamental contributions to the study of the phonology of Middle and Old Chinese, which he called Ancient and Archaic Chinese …

56690. Kuukiven kevät

Kaari Utrio

The Spring of the Moonstone' and its Finnish original, Kuukiven kevät is a historical novel by Finnish author Kaari Utrio. It is a romantic story from 11th century Finland, about love and hate and the meeting of two cultures. The book was published as commemorative book for the …

56691. Double Jeopardy

Fletcher Pratt

Double Jeopardy is a science fiction novel by Fletcher Pratt. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1952, and reprinted as a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club in 1953. The first paperback edition was issued in digest form by Galaxy Publishing Corporation …

56693. Why Britain is at war

Harold Nicolson

Why Britain is at War is a polemic treatise written by Harold Nicolson and first published by Penguin Books on 7 November 1939 shortly after the Second World War began. In the book, Nicolson explores Adolf Hitler's insatiable grasp for power, the foreign policy brinkmanship and …

56695. Forbidden

Caroline B. Cooney

Forbidden is a 1994 mystery/romantic novel by Caroline B. Cooney, a prolific U.S. author of fiction for teenagers.

56696. A White Heron

Sarah Orne Jewett

"A White Heron" is a short story by Sarah Orne Jewett. First published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company in 1886, it was soon collected as the title story in Jewett's anthology A White Heron and Other Stories. It follows young city girl named Sylvia who came to live with her …

56701. Peter the Great: His Life and World

Robert K. Massie

Peter the Great: His Life and World is a 1980 work written by Robert K. Massie. The book won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. The book chronicles the life of Peter I of Russia, and is divided into five parts: "Old Muscovy", "The Great Embassy", "The Great …

56703. Outsmart

Daniel Parker

Outsmart is a book written by Daniel Ehrenhaft.

56714. Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox

J. M. Burns

Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox is a book by James MacGregor Burns.

56719. The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go is a young-adult novel by Patrick Ness, published by Walker Books in May 2008. It inaugurated the Chaos Walking series, was celebrated by critics, and won annual awards including the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Guardian Award, and the James …

56722. The Loudest Scream

R. L. Stine

The Loudest Scream is a book published in 1996 that was written by R. L. Stine.

56725. A Friend of the Family

Lauren Grodstein

A Friend of the Family is a novel by Lauren Grodstein which takes place in the modern day suburbia of Northern New Jersey where the main character, Pete Dizinoff, a skilled internist, lives in a large house with his wife Elaine and son Alec. Pete's life begins to crumble when …

56736. Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves

Matthew Reilly

Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves is an action/thriller released on 12 October 2011 by Australian author Matthew Reilly. It is the latest installment in the Shane Schofield series and has been described by the author as the fastest and most violent yet. On 24 December 2010, …

56741. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. First published in 1968, the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its populations …

56744. Kinsmen of the Dragon

Stanley Mullen

Kinsmen of the Dragon is a fantasy novel by author Stanley Mullen. It was published in 1951 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 3,500 copies. The book had originally been announced by Mullen's own Gorgon Press. The superb jacket art was by Hannes Bok.

56745. 100 Books by August Derleth

August Derleth

100 Books by August Derleth is a bibliography of books by American author August Derleth. It was released in 1962 by Arkham House in an edition of 1,225 copies. Approximately 200 copies of the edition were bound in pictorial boards for libraries. The foreword is by Donald …

56747. Master and Commander

Patrick O'Brian

Master and Commander is the first historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1969 in the US and 1970 in UK. The story features Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and the naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, and is set in the Napoleonic Wars. The …

56750. A Long Way from Chicago

Richard Fremantle

A Long Way from Chicago is a "novel in stories" by Richard Peck. It was awarded the Newbery Honor in 1999. Peck's sequel to this book, A Year Down Yonder, won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 2001.

56751. A People's History of the United States

Edwin Howard Simmons

A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history as it has been experienced by the entirety of the population, not just the elites. According to him, …

56754. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

E.L. Konigsburg; (Narrator) Edward Herrmann

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World is a middle-age or young-adult novel by E.L. Konigsburg. It is a kind of detective story and some reviews present it as mystery fiction. Amedeo Kaplan is both new boy and rich boy in the sixth grade. He longs to discover something "no one" …

56756. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Susanna

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is the 2004 debut novel of British writer Susanna Clarke. An alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, it is based on the premise that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: …

56760. Birds of Australia: A Summary of Information

J. D MacDonald

Birds of Australia: A Summary of Information is a compact handbook on Australian birds published in 1973. It was authored by the originally British ornithologist James David Macdonald who moved permanently to Australia in 1968 following his retirement from a long career with the …

56761. The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective …

56762. Eeny Meeny Murder Mo

Rex Stout

"Eeny Meeny Murder Mo" is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first published in the March 1962 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection Homicide Trinity, published by the Viking Press in 1962.

56778. Le Divorce

Diane Johnson

Le Divorce is a book by Diane Johnson.

56782. Crime in the Kennel

Franklin W. Dixon

Crime in the Kennel is the 133rd book in the Hardy Boys Digests series, written by Franklin W. Dixon.

56785. Belle Prater's Boy

Ruth White Alison Elliott

Belle Prater's Boy is a young adult novel by Ruth White that tells the story of 12-year-old Gypsy and her aunt, Belle Prater, who mysteriously disappears one morning. When Gypsy's unusual cousin Woodrow--"Belle Prater's boy—comes to town, she quickly befriends him in the hopes …

56786. The Ship of Ishtar

Abraham Merrit

The Ship of Ishtar is a fantasy novel by A. Merritt. Originally published as a magazine serial in 1924, it has appeared in book form innumerable times.

56789. The Richest Man in Babylon

George S.

The Richest Man in Babylon is a book by George Samuel Clason which dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in …

56791. The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and …

Tim & Earle Marsh Brooks

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present is a trade paperback reference work by the American television researchers Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, first published by Ballantine Books in 1979. That first edition won a 1980 U.S. National Book …

56792. Born of Silence

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Silence is a book published in 2012 that was written by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

56795. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power is a 2012 book by Rachel Maddow. Her first book, Drift explores the premise that the manner in which the United States goes to war has gradually become more secretive and less democratic. In Drift, Maddow examines how American …

56796. 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, …

56799. The Bourbon Kings

J.R. Ward

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal.... For generations, …



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