The most popular books in English
from 8401 to 8600

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.

8401. The British Museum Is Falling Down

David Lodge

The Rhythm Method is the curse of young Adam Appleby's life and the cause of his children's. While Adam gestates his thesis in the British Museum, his wife worries at home because her period is late and a fourth little bundle of (expensive) joy seems to be on the way, thanks to …

8403. The Return of Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Return of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the second in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine New Story Magazine in the issues for June through December 1913; the first book edition was published …

8404. Diary of a Country Priest

Georges Bernanos

Diary of a Country Priest is a book written by Georges Bernanos.

8405. Charity Girl

Georgette Heyer

Charity Girl is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer, first published in 1970.

8407. The Madman

Kahlil Gibran

Life-affirming parables and poems by the author of The Prophet cast an ironic light on the beliefs, aspirations and vanities of humanity. Also features 3 illustrations by author.

8408. The Hollow Man

Dan Simmons

The Hollow Man is a novel by American author Dan Simmons. The book was initially published by Bantam Books on September 1, 1992. It narrates the story of a university lecturer who has the ability to "hear" the thoughts of others, an ability he shares with his dying wife. There …

8409. Poor Things

Alasdair Gray

Poor Things is a novel by Scottish writer Alasdair Gray, published in 1992. It won the Whitbread Novel Award in 1992 and the Guardian Fiction Prize for 1992. The novel was called "a magnificently brisk, funny, dirty, brainy book" by the London Review of Books and is a departure …

8410. Les Misérables

Victor Hugo

Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title. However, several alternatives …

8411. Strange Affair

Peter Robinson

Strange Affair is the fifteenth novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the multi award-winning Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 2005, but has been reprinted a number of times since.

8412. Juliette

Marquis de Sade

Juliette is a novel written by the Marquis de Sade and published 1797–1801, accompanying Sade's Nouvelle Justine. While Justine, Juliette's sister, was a virtuous woman who consequently encountered nothing but despair and abuse, Juliette is an amoral nymphomaniac murderer who is …

8413. The Darling

Russell Banks

The Darling is a historical novel written by Russell Banks, and published on October 12, 2004 by HarperCollins.

8414. The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie

Jaclyn Moriarty

PERFECT. adj. 1. being entirely without fault or defect: flawless. 2. Bindy Mackenzie, student at Ashbury High. 3. Jaci Moriarty's murderously funny follow-up to THE YEAR OF SECRET ASSIGNMENTS.Bindy Mackenzie is the smartest girl at Ashbury High. She memorizes class outlines to …

8415. The Count of Monte Cristo

Aleksander Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas completed in 1844. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating …

8417. Silent to the Bone

E. L. Konigsburg

Silent to the Bone is a novel by E. L. Konigsburg for the "middle ages" or for young adults. It is a companion to The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, a fifteen-years prequel published four years later. Acting as a best friend, therapist and detective, young Connor Kane with his …

8418. Manifold: Origin

Stephen Baxter

Manifold: Origin is a science fiction novel by author Stephen Baxter, the third instalment in the Manifold Trilogy. As with the other books, the protagonist Reid Malenfant is put through a scenario dealing with the Fermi paradox. Each novel is an alternative scenario rather than …

8419. Picnic at Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1967 historical novel by Joan Lindsay. The plot focuses on a group of female students at an Australian women's college in 1900 who inexplicably vanish at the site of an enormous rock formation while on a Valentine's Day picnic, and also explores the …

8421. Niels Lyhne

Jens Peter Jacobsen

Niels Lyhne is an aspiring poet, torn between romanticism and realism, faith and reason. Through his relationships with six women—including his young widowed aunt, a seductive free spirit, and his passionate cousin who marries his friend—his search for purpose becomes a yielding …

8422. The Journey of Ibn Fattouma

Naguib Mahfouz

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma is an intermittently provocable fable written and published by Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz in 1983. It was translated from Arabic into English in 1992 by Denys Johnson-Davies and published by Doubleday.

8423. War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Chris Hedges

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is a 2002 non-fiction book by journalist Chris Hedges. In the book, Hedges draws on classical literature and his experiences as a war correspondent to argue that war seduces entire societies, creating fictions that the public believes and …

8424. The Man Who Laughs

Victor Hugo

VICTOR HUGO'S long and chequered life (1802-85) was filled with experiences of the most diverse character - literature and politics, the court and the street, parliament and the theatre, labour, struggles, disappointments, exile and triumphs. --- In 1855 he began a 15-year-long …

8425. Hiroshima Mon Amour: A Screenplay

Marguerite Duras

Jacket description/back: One of the most influential works in the history of cinema, Alain Renais's Hiroshima Mon Amour gathered international acclaim upon its release in 1959 and was awarded the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film festival and the New York Film …

8427. Treasure Box

Orson Scott Card

Treasure Box is the second horror novel by Orson Scott Card. It takes place in modern day America.

8428. Polaris

Jack McDevitt

Polaris is a Nebula Award-nominated science fiction mystery novel by Jack McDevitt. It is the second book of his Alex Benedict series. Antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his employee, Chase Kolpath, become involved in a mystery involving the disappearance of the passengers and …

8429. The Book of Night with Moon

Diane Duane

The Book of Night With Moon is a 1997 fantasy novel by Diane Duane. Although set in the Young Wizards universe, it was written as an adult novel. It centers on a team of cat-wizards. This book takes place in between books 4 and 5 of the Young Wizards series. A significant …

8430. Phule's Paradise

Robert Asprin

Phule's Paradise is the second novel of the comic military science fiction Phule's Company series by Robert Asprin. The book, first published by Ace Books in February 1992, follows Willard J. Phule and his misfit company as they defend a casino on a space station against the …

8431. Flashman's Lady

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman's Lady is a 1977 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the sixth of the Flashman novels.

8432. Darkmans

Nicola Barker

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Darkmans is an exhilarating, extraordinary examination of the ways in which history can play jokes on us all... If History is just a sick joke which keeps on repeating itself, then who exactly might be telling it, and why? Could it be John …

8436. Godslayer

Jacqueline Carey

Godslayer is a fantasy novel by Jacqueline Carey. It continues the epic tragedy of The Sundering, begun in Banewreaker.

8437. The Story Girl

Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Story Girl is a 1911 novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. It narrates the adventures of a group of young cousins and their friends who live in a rural community on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The book is narrated by Beverley, who together with his brother Felix, has …

8439. The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home …

Fareed Zakaria

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad is a book by Fareed Zakaria analyzing the variables that allow a liberal democracy to flourish and the pros and cons of the global focus on democracy as the building block of a more stable society rather than liberty. …

8440. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie

The book 'How to stop worrying & start living' suggest many ways to conquer worry and lead a wonderful life. The book mentions fundamental facts to know about worry and magic formula for solving worry-some situations.Psychologists & Doctors' view:• Worry can make even …

8443. Rascal

Sterling North

Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era, often referred to as Rascal, is a 1963 children's book by Sterling North about his childhood in Wisconsin.

8444. The Log from the Sea of Cortez

John Steinbeck

The Log from the Sea of Cortez is an English-language book written by American author John Steinbeck and published in 1951. It details a six-week marine specimen-collecting boat expedition he made in 1940 at various sites in the Gulf of California, with his friend, the marine …

8445. The Beatles: The Biography

Robert Steven Spitz

The Beatles: The Biography is the name of a 2005 biography of the 1960s rock band The Beatles written by Bob Spitz. It was first published by Little, Brown and Company on November 1, 2005.

8447. Ninth Grade Slays

Heather Brewer

Ninth Grade Slays is a novel by Heather Brewer, and the second of five books in the The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod collection. It is a continuation of the first book: Eighth Grade Bites. Vladimir Tod faces new problems such as the bullied Edgar Poe trying to prove Vlad is a …

8448. Necroscope II: Wamphyri

Brian Lumley

Not the end of life, Harry Keogh discovered--and not the end of his battle against he terrible evil of vampires.In a secluded English village, Yulian Bodescu plots his takeover of the world. Imbued with a vampire's powers before his birth, Bodescu rules men's minds and bodies …

8450. Fallen Hearts

V. C. Andrews

Fallen Hearts is the third out of five books in V.C. Andrews's Casteel Series. Started writing by Andrews and finished by her ghostwriter Neiderman. The book was published under Andrews's name.

8451. Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, & What …

Matt Ridley

Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes us Human is a 2003 book written by Matt Ridley that discusses the interaction between environment and genes and how they affect human development. It has been republished as The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture.

8452. You get so alone at times that it just makes sense

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski examines cats and his childhood in You Get So Alone at Times, a book of poetry that reveals his tender side. He delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions.

8453. Porterhouse Blue

Tom Sharpe

Porterhouse Blue is a novel written by Tom Sharpe, first published in 1974. There was a Channel 4 TV series in 1987 based on the novel, adapted by Malcolm Bradbury. The novel itself has a sequel, Grantchester Grind, but Porterhouse Blue has a stand-alone plot.

8455. Open Veins of Latin America

Angelica Ammar

A wide-ranging historical account of the social, political, and particularly economic development of a continent seemingly ravaged by the unbridled exploitation of major capitalist countries bent on turning Latin American resources into their own economic gain. Bibliogs.

8457. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Francis Chan

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God is a 2008 New York Times bestselling Christian book written by Francis Chan and published by David C Cook. It is co-authored by Danae Yankoski with a foreword by Chris Tomlin. The book inspired the titular song for the album Crazy Love …

8459. Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine

Mockingbird is a young adult novel by American author Kathryn Erskine about a girl with Asperger syndrome coping with the loss of her brother. It won the 2010 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

8460. The Kings of Clonmel

John Flanagan

The Kings of Clonmel is the eighth novel in the Ranger's Apprentice series by Australian author John Flanagan. It was released in Australia on 4 November 2008.

8461. Succubus Heat

Richelle Mead

Georgina Kincaid has been a bad, bad succubus... …which should be a good thing. But lately, thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, she’s been so wicked that Seattle’s über-demon Jerome, decides to “outsource” Georgina to a rival—and …

8463. The Heritage of Hastur

Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heritage of Hastur is a science-fiction novel written by Marion Zimmer Bradley as part of the Darkover series. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1975. It is notable for its exploration of sexual themes, particularly the view that homosexuality is a …

8464. Blacklist

Sara Paretsky

Blacklist is a 2003 novel by crime writer Sara Paretsky featuring her popular protagonist, Private Investigator V. I. Warshawski. It won the 2004 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger.

8465. Sag Harbor

Colson Whitehead

From the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s.Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the …

8466. Before the dawn: recovering the lost history of our …

Nicholas Wade

Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors is a non-fiction book by Nicholas Wade, a science reporter for The New York Times. It was published in 2006 by the Penguin Group. By drawing upon research on the human genome, the book attempts to piece together what …

8467. South of No North

Charles Bukowski

South of No North is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, the so-called "Poet Laureate of Skid Row", originally published in 1973 as South of No North: Stories of the Buried Life by John Martin's Black Sparrow Press. South of No North also is a play that debuted …

8468. Understanding Power

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have …

8469. Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful …

Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army is a book written by independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, published by Nation Books in 2007, as a history and analysis of Blackwater USA, now called Academi. It won a George Polk Book Award.

8471. Sanditon

Kate O'Riordan

In the vein of Downton Abbey, Jane Austen's beloved but unfinished masterpiece--often considered her most modern and exciting novel--gets a spectacular second act in this tie-in to a major new limited television series. Written only months before Austen's death in 1817, Sanditon …

8472. Return of the Jedi

James Kahn

Return of the Jedi is a science fiction novel, written by James Kahn and published on 12 May 1983 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. According to Publishers Weekly it was the bestselling novel of that year.

8473. The Everlasting Man

G. K. Chesterton

The Everlasting Man is a Christian apologetics book written by G. K. Chesterton, published in 1925. It is, to some extent, a deliberate rebuttal of H. G. Wells' The Outline of History, disputing Wells' portrayals of human life and civilization as a seamless development from …

8474. The Thought Gang

Tibor Fischer

A black comedy in the grand tradition of word-drunk intellectuals-en-dementia, The Thought Gang follows the larcenous adventures of blackout alcoholic philosopher Eddie Coffin, who, in the wake of scandal, flees his professorship in England to begin the next logical step in his …

8475. One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

Christopher Brookmyre

One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night is the fourth novel by Scottish writer Christopher Brookmyre.

8476. Deliver Us From Evil

David Baldacci

David Baldacci-the #1 bestselling author of The Whole Truth and First Family-returns with his most surprising, heart-stopping, and timely thriller to date . . . DELIVER US FROM EVILEvan Waller is a monster. He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything . . …

8477. Pandora in the Congo

Albert Sánchez Piñol

Pandora in the Congo is a book written by Albert Sánchez Piñol.

8478. Henry Huggins

Beverly Cleary

Henry Huggins is the first book in the Henry Huggins series of children's novels, written by Beverly Cleary. Henry is an ordinary boy who manages to get into funny scrapes with his dog Ribsy. First published in 1950, it was originally illustrated by Louis Darling. This book was …

8479. Thirsty

M.T. Anderson

Thirsty is a horror novel written by M. T. Anderson. It is set in modern Clayton, Massachusetts. The main character, Christopher, just wants a normal life; to date his crush Rebecca Schwartz, stay up late, and other teenager things. Unfortunately, Chris has much more to worry …

8480. City of Quartz

Mike Davis

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles is a 1990 book by Mike Davis examining how contemporary Los Angeles has been shaped by different powerful forces in its history. The book opens with Davis visiting the ruins of the socialist community of Llano, organized in …

8481. Now Wait for Last Year

Philip K. Dick

Now Wait for Last Year is a 1966 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. It's 2055 and Earth is caught between two galactic powers in an interstellar conflict. Dr. Eric Sweetscent and his wife Kathy get addicted to a powerful drug that appears to cause time travel. The doctor's …

8482. Viriconium

M. John Harrison

Viriconium is an omnibus collection of the entire Viriconium sequence by M. John Harrison. It consists of the three novels, and all the short stories from the collection Viriconium Nights. It was published in 2000 by Orion Books as volume 7 of their Fantasy Masterworks series. …

8483. Deepsix

Jack McDevitt

Deepsix is a novel by American science fiction author Jack McDevitt.

8484. Utz

Bruce Chatwin

Utz is a novel written by the British author Bruce Chatwin, first published in 1988. The novel follows the fortunes of Kaspar Utz who lives in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. Utz is a collector of Meissen porcelain and finds a way to travel outside the eastern bloc to …

8485. The Wars

Timothy Findley

The Wars is a 1977 novel by Timothy Findley that tells the story of a young Canadian officer in World War I. Nineteen-year-old Robert Ross tries to escape both his grief over his sister's death and the social norms of oppressive Victorian upper-class society by enlisting in the …

8486. Enchantress from the Stars

Sylvia Louise Engdahl

Enchantress from the Stars is a young-adult science fiction novel by Sylvia Engdahl, published by Atheneum Books in 1970. It was her first or second book and the first of five set in the Anthropology Service universe. Its sequel The Far Side of Evil features the same heroine, …

8488. The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal is the twelfth book in the Cat Who series of mystery novels by Lilian Jackson Braun, published in 1991.

8489. The Neutronium Alchemist

Peter F. Hamilton

The Neutronium Alchemist is a science fiction novel by Peter F. Hamilton and is the second book in The Night's Dawn Trilogy. It follows on from The Reality Dysfunction and precedes The Naked God. It was published in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Publishers on 20 October 1997. …

8490. Impact

Douglas Preston

Impact is a science fiction thriller novel by American writer Douglas Preston, published on January 5, 2010 by Forge Books. The novel is the third book in the Wyman Ford series.

8491. Toxin

Robin Cook

Toxin is a 1998 suspense thriller written by Robin Cook. It tells the story of a doctor whose daughter is infected with E. coli and his investigation into how she contracted it and his battle to save her life and discover the source of her illness.

8492. Miracle and Other Christmas Stories

Connie Willis

In Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, author Connie Willis provides a variety of feelings and experiences. These stories are not as varied in emotional tone as her other collections, because they are in keeping with the spirit and theme of Christmas: Miracle Inn In Coppelius's …

8493. The Pyramid

Ismail Kadare

From the Albanian writer who has been short-listed for the Nobel Prize comes a hypnotic narrative of ancient Egypt, a work that is at once a historical novel and an exploration of the horror of untrammeled state power. It is 2600 BC. The Pharaoh Cheops is inclined to forgo the …

8494. Inshallah

Oriana Fallaci

In sha Allah is a real life based novel written by Oriana Fallaci chronicling the experiences of a fictional group of Italian soldiers on a 1983 peace keeping mission in Beirut. The novel draws heavily on Fallaci's own experiences of war, covering the Middle East as a war …

8495. The Silver Spike

Glen Cook

The Silver Spike is a spin-off from Glen Cook's ongoing series, The Black Company. The story combines elements of epic fantasy and dark fantasy as it follows two former members of The Black Company and the formerly renowned "White Rose" down their own path after parting ways …

8496. Dreams of Joy

Lisa See

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Astonishing . . . one of those hard-to-put-down-until-four-in-the morning books . . . a story with characters who enter a reader’s life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history.”—Los Angeles …

8497. When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Harold Kushner

When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a 1978 book by Harold Kushner, a Conservative rabbi. Kushner addresses in the book one of the principal problems of theodicy, the conundrum of why, if the universe was created and is governed by a God who is of a good and loving nature, …

8498. The Penultimate Truth

Philip K. Dick

The Penultimate Truth is a 1964 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. The story is set in a future where the bulk of humanity is kept in large underground shelters. The people are told that World War III is being fought above them, when in reality the war …

8499. A Woman of Substance

Barbara Taylor Bradford

A celebration of an indomitable spirit, here is New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's dazzling saga of a woman who dared to dream--and to triumph against all odds...In the brooding moors above a humble Yorkshire village stood Fairley Hall. There, Emma …

8501. A Test of Wills

Charles Todd

A Test of Wills is a book written by Charles Todd.

8502. Tales from Jabba's Palace

Kevin J. Anderson

Tales from Jabba's Palace is an anthology of short stories set in the fictional Star Wars universe. The book was edited by Kevin J. Anderson and was released on December 1, 1995.

8503. Mind Game

Christine Feehan

Mind Game is the second title in the Ghostwalker Series of paranormal romance by Christine Feehan. It appeared in 15 bestseller lists including those of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.

8504. Free Fall

Robert Crais

"A thoughtful and powerful page turner."--People Elvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiancé, Mark Thurman, is a decorated LA cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in …

8505. The Spine of the World

R. A. Salvatore

The Spine of the World is the second book in R. A. Salvatore's book series, Paths of Darkness.

8506. John, Paul, George, and Ben

Lane Smith

John, Paul, George, and Ben is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Lane Smith. Released in 2006 through Hyperion Books, this picture book tells the story of five of the Founding Fathers of American independence: John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington, …

8507. The Discworld Companion

Terry Pratchett

The Discworld Companion is an encyclopaedia of the Discworld fictional universe created by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. The book compiles a precise definition of words, lives of historical people, geography of places and events that have appeared in at least one Discworld …

8508. Better Than Sex

Hunter S. Thompson

Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie is a 1994 book written by American author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson. In Volume IV of The Gonzo Papers series of books, Thompson details his reactions to the 1992 election of Bill Clinton as U.S. President, as well as …

8509. The American Girl

Monika Fagerholm

The American Girl is a 2005 novel by author Monika Fagerholm. It won the August Prize in 2005.

8511. Last Human

Doug Naylor

Last Human is the title of a 1995 science fiction comedy novel written by Doug Naylor. It is part of the Red Dwarf series of novels, based on the popular television show created by Naylor and his partner Rob Grant. Like the other novels, it does not take place within the …

8512. The Graduate

Charles Webb

The basis for Mike Nichols' acclaimed 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman -- and for successful stage productions in London and on Broadway -- this classic novel about a naive college graduate adrift in the shifting social and sexual mores of the 1960s captures with hilarity and …

8514. The Northern Clemency

Philip Hensher

Amazon Best of the Month, November 2008: The Northern Clemency begins at the perimeter of a late-summer party, amidst a din of neighbors gossiping one moment and navigating awkward silences the next. But once you encounter the Glover family--in particular, their languidly …

8515. Waiting for Snow in Havana

Carlos Eire

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy is a 2003 book by Carlos Eire and winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. The book is autobiographical,about the author's experiences as part of Operation Peter Pan.

8516. The Children's Hospital

Chris Adrian

The Children's Hospital is the second novel by Chris Adrian, published on August 22, 2006 by McSweeney's.

8517. Dancing at Midnight

Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Happens in London and Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, dazzles in Dancing at Midnight, a romance that brings together a bluestocking lady and a wounded war hero. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = …

8518. McTeague

Frank Norris

McTeague is a novel by Frank Norris, first published in 1899. It tells the story of a couple's courtship and marriage, and their subsequent descent into poverty, violence and finally murder as the result of jealousy and greed. The book was the basis for the films McTeague and …

8519. X12 Sea of Troubles Dumpbin

Donna Leon

The murder of two clam fishermen off the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the island's close-knit community, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. When the …

8520. Annie John

Jamaica Kincaid

Annie John, a novel written by Jamaica Kincaid in 1985, details the growth of a girl in Antigua, an island in the Caribbean. It covers issues as diverse as mother-daughter relationships, lesbianism, racism, clinical depression, education, and the struggle between medicine based …

8521. Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to …

Stephen Jay Gould

Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin is a 1996 book by evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould. It was released in the UK as Life's Grandeur, with the same subtitle and with an additional 8-page introduction entitled "A Baseball Primer for British Readers".

8523. What Am I Doing Here

Bruce Chatwin

What Am I Doing Here is a book by British Author Bruce Chatwin and contains a collection of essays, profiles and travel stories from his life. It was the last book published during Chatwin's life and draws on various experiences from it. These experiences include trekking in …

8524. Powder and Patch

Georgette Heyer

"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable!" -SUNDAY TELEGRAPHFor her, he would do anything...Plainspoken country gentleman Philip Jettan won't bother with a powdered wig, high heels, and fashionable lace cuffs, until he discovers that his lovely neighbor is enamored with a sophisticated …

8525. Exile's song

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Exile’s Song is a science fiction novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Adrienne Martine-Barnes in her Darkover series. It was first published by in hardcover by DAW Books in 1996. The book takes place during the era of Darkover's history known as the second age post-Comyn and …

8528. Lord of the Silver Bow

David Gemmell

Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow is a 2005 historical fantasy novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell, forming part of his Troy Series. According to WorldCat it is found in over 650 libraries. Backcover blurb: Three lives will change the destiny of nations. Helikaon, the young …

8529. The center of the world

Andreas Steinhöfel

Seventeen-year-old Phil has felt like an outsider as long as he can remember. All Phil has ever known about his father is that he was Number Three on his mother’s long list—third in a series of affairs that have set Phil’s family even further apart from the critical townspeople …

8531. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of …

Charles Mackay

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a history of popular folly by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay, first published in 1841. The book chronicles its subjects in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions". …

8532. Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw is a historical fiction children's book. It follows Mara, a young Egyptian girl who takes up a dangerous job as a double spy between two different masters.

8533. The Bottoms

Joe R. Lansdale

The Bottoms is an Edgar Award winning suspense novel by American author Joe R. Lansdale.

8534. A Peace to End All Peace

David Fromkin

Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was createdThe Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between …

8535. Dead and Loving It

MaryJanice Davidson

Dead and Loving It is a paranormal/romance story collection by MaryJanice Davidson containing characters from both the Undead and Wyndham werewolf series.

8536. Faust Part Two

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The second part of Goethe's masterpiece opens with Faust struggling to recover from the death of his beloved Gretchen. The quick-witted demon Mephistopheles soon persuades him to look beyond his sorrow and enter the world of politics and power, but the great scholar is still …

8537. Firesong

William Nicholson

Firesong is a book written by William Nicholson first published in 2002, and is the third part of the Wind On Fire trilogy.

8538. The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories

Isaac Asimov

The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories is a science fiction anthology written and edited by Isaac Asimov. Following the usual form for Asimov collections, it consists of eleven short stories and a poem surrounded by commentary describing how each came to be written. The stories …

8539. The Drifters

James A. Michener

The Drifters is a novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener, published in 1971 by Random House. The novel follows six young characters from diverse backgrounds and various countries as their paths meet and they travel together through parts of Spain, Portugal, …

8541. The Christopher Killer

Alane Ferguson

The Christopher Killer is a novel by Alane Ferguson set in the small town of Silverton, Colorado. The book centers around Cameryn who is the assistant to her coroner father. It was released on May 4, 2006 in the United States. The book was an Edgar Award Nominee in 2007. It is …

8543. Black Coffee: A Hercule Poirot Novel

Agatha Christie

Black Coffee is a novelisation by the Australian-born writer and opera expert Charles Osborne of the 1930 play of the same name by crime fiction author Agatha Christie. The novelisation was first published in the United Kingdom by HarperCollins on 2 November 1998 and in the …

8544. Some Buried Caesar

Rex Stout

Some Buried Caesar is the sixth Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout. The story first appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine, under the title "The Red Bull." It was first published in book form by Farrar & Rinehart in 1939. The novel is included in the omnibus …

8545. Mephisto

Klaus Mann

Hendrik Hofgen is a man obsessed with becoming a famous actor. When the Nazis come to power in Germany, he willingly renounces his Communist past and deserts his wife and mistress in order to keep on performing. His diabolical performance as Mephistopheles in Faust proves to be …

8546. Spring Awakening

Peter Bekes

Spring Awakening is the German dramatist Frank Wedekind's first major play and a seminal work in the modern history of theatre. It was written sometime between autumn 1890 and spring 1891, but did not receive its first performance until 20 November 1906 when it premiered at the …

8547. The book of chameleons

José Eduardo Agualusa

Félix Ventura trades in an unusual commodity; he is a dealer in memories, clandestinely selling new pasts to people whose futures are secure and who lack only a good lineage to complete their lives. In this completely original murder mystery, where people are not who they seem …

8548. Seven Gothic Tales

Karen Blixen

Seven Gothic Tales is a collection of short stories by the Danish author Karen Blixen, first published in 1934, three years before her popular memoir Out of Africa. The collection, consisting of stories set mostly in the nineteenth century, contains her well-known tales "The …

8549. Zelda

Nancy Milford

Acclaimedbiographer Nancy Milford brings to life the tormented, elusive personality ofZelda Sayre and clarifies as never before her relationship with F. ScottFitzgerald, tracing the inner disintegration of a gifted, despairing womanundone by the clash between her husband’s …

8550. All men are mortal

Simone de Beauvoir

All Men are Mortal is a 1946 novel by Simone de Beauvoir. It tells the story of Raimon Fosca, a man cursed to live forever. The first American edition of this work was published by The World Publishing Company. Cleveland and New York, 1955. It was adapted into a 1995 film.

8553. Old Masters : A Comedy (Phoenix Fiction Series)

Bernhard

Old Masters is a novel by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, first published in 1985. It tells of the life and opinions of Reger, a 'musical philosopher', through the voice of his acquaintance Atzbacher, a 'private academic'.

8554. Uncle Fred in the Springtime

P. G. Wodehouse

Uncle Fred in the Springtime is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 18 August 1939 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 25 August 1939 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is set at the idyllic Blandings Castle, home of Clarence, …

8555. Shyness and dignity

Dag Solstad

An Ibsen scholar falls desperately out of society—publication coinciding with Ibsen's 100th anniversary celebrations In front of him, twenty-nine young men and women about the age of eighteen who looked at him and returned his greeting. He asked them to take out their school …

8556. Anna Karenina (Vol. 1)

Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment; therefore, the novel's …

8557. Sideways

Rex Pickett

Sideways is a 2004 novel by Rex Pickett.

8558. The Saxon Shore

Jack Whyte

The Saxon Shore is a 1995 novel by Canadian writer Jack Whyte chronicling Caius Merlyn Britannicus's effort to return the baby Arthur to the colony of Camulod and the political events surrounding this. The book is a portrayal of the Arthurian Legend set against the backdrop of …

8559. Promises in Death

Nora Roberts

Promises in Death is a novel by J. D. Robb. It is the 28th novel in the In Death series.

8560. Powers That Be

Anne McCaffrey

Powers That Be is a book published in 1993 that was written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

8561. Deafening

Frances Itani

Deafening is a 2003 novel written by Frances Itani. Author Frances Itani brings the reader to a small, pre-World War I Ontario town called Deseronto, where the O'Neil family owns a hotel. The book follows the story of Grania O'Neil, a girl who lost her hearing when she was five …

8562. On the Eve

Ivan Turgenev

On the Eve is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons. Turgenev embellishes this love story with observations on middle class life and interposes some art and philosophy. Nikolay Dobrolyubov was …

8563. Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

Richard Fariña

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me is a novel by Richard Fariña. First published in the United States in 1966 the novel, based largely on Fariña's college experiences and travels, is a comic picaresque story that is set in the American West, in Cuba during the Cuban …

8564. God Knows

Joseph Heller

God Knows is a tragicomedic novel written by Joseph Heller and published in 1984. It is narrated by the Biblical King David of Israel, and purports to be his deathbed memoirs; however, this David does not recount his life in a straightforward fashion, and the storyline is often …

8565. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale …

8566. This Perfect Day

Ira Levin

This Perfect Day, by Ira Levin, is a heroic science fiction novel about a technocratic dystopia. It is often compared to Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World. Levin won a Prometheus Award in 1992 for this novel. This Perfect Day is one of two Levin novels yet to be adapted …

8567. The Family

Mario Puzo

The Family is a 2001 novel written by Mario Puzo. The novel is about Pope Alexander VI and his family. Puzo spent over twenty years working on the book off and on, while he wrote others. The novel was finished by his longtime girlfriend, Carol Gino. The Family is effectively his …

8568. The Bourne Betrayal

Eric Van Lustbader

Once, Jason Bourne was notorious in the clandestine world of covert-ops as one of the CIA's most expert international killers for hire. Out of the ashes of his violent past he's emerged today as a Georgetown professor, living a quiet life, retired from danger--until he narrowly …

8570. The Grifters

Jim Thompson

The Grifters is a noir fiction novel by Jim Thompson, published in 1963.

8571. Cousin Bazilio

Jose Maria Eca De Queiros

O Primo Basílio is one of the most highly regarded realist novels of the Portuguese author José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, also known under the modernized spelling Eça de Queirós. He worked in the Portuguese consular service, stationed at 53 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, from …

8572. A Matter of Honour

Jeffrey Archer

It seems innocent enough. A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. But the moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion a deadly chain of events that threatens to shake the very foundations of the free world.Within days, …

8573. Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana

Anne Rice

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana is a novel depicting the life of Jesus, written by Anne Rice and released in 2008. It is the sequel to Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, and is part of a proposed four-part series about the life of Jesus.

8574. I Know What You Did Last Summer

Lois Duncan

I Know What You Did Last Summer is a suspense novel for young adults by Lois Duncan. It was later adapted into the film of the same name.

8575. The Philip K. Dick Reader

Philip K. Dick

The Philip K. Dick Reader is a collection of science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick. It was first published by Citadel Twilight in 1997. Many of the stories had originally appeared in the magazines If, Science Fiction Adventures, Science Fiction Stories, Orbit, Fantasy and …

8577. Parallel Worlds

Michio Kaku

In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our …

8578. Bones of the Hills

Conn Iggulden

Bones of the Hills is the third book of the Conqueror series, based on the life of Mongol warlord Genghis by Conn Iggulden. It focuses mainly on the Mongol invasion of Islamic Central Asia, the war against shah Muhammad II of Khwarezm and his son Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu and the …

8579. Asta's Book

Ruth Rendell

Asta's Book is a 1993 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the name Barbara Vine. It was published in the USA under the title Anna's Book.

8581. A Dedicated Man

Peter Robinson

A Dedicated Man is the second novel by Canadian detective fiction writer Peter Robinson in the Inspector Banks series of novels. The novel was first printed in 1988, but has been reprinted a number of times since.

8582. The Colossus and Other Poems

Sylvia Plath

The Colossus and Other Poems is a poetry collection by American poet Sylvia Plath, first published by William Heinemann, in 1960.

8583. A Step From Heaven

An Na

A Step From Heaven is the first novel by An Na, published in 2001 by Front Street Press. It won the 2002 Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association.

8584. Westmark

Lloyd Alexander

Westmark is a fantasy novel by Lloyd Alexander, named for a fictional kingdom that is its setting. Alternatively, Westmark is a trilogy named for the novel, its first book. The novel won a 1982 National Book Award. Showing influences of the French existentialist writers whose …

8585. Midnight

Erin Hunter

Midnight is a fantasy novel, the first book in Erin Hunter's Warriors: The New Prophecy series. Following The Darkest Hour and Firestar's Quest, and preceding Moonrise, it was released May 10, 2005. The novel centers on a group of feral cats living in four Clans: ThunderClan, …

8586. Doorways in the Sand

Roger Zelazny

Doorways in the Sand is a Nebula- and Hugo-nominated science fiction novel with detective fiction and comic elements by Roger Zelazny. It was originally published in serial form in the magazine Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact; the hardcover edition was first published in …

8588. Sunstorm

Arthur C. Clarke

Sunstorm is a 2005 science fiction novel co-written by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. It is the second book in the series A Time Odyssey. The books in this series are often likened to the Space Odyssey series, although the Time Odyssey novels ostensibly deal with time …

8590. Little Big Man

Thomas Berger

Little Big Man is a 1964 novel by American author Thomas Berger. Often described as a satire or parody of the western genre, the book is a modern example of picaresque fiction. Berger made use of a large volume of overlooked first-person primary materials, such as diaries, …

8591. Medalon

Jennifer Fallon

Medalon is a fantasy novel written by Australian author Jennifer Fallon. It is the first in a trilogy titled The Demon Child; the other two are Treason Keep and Harshini.

8592. Eight Skilled Gentlemen

Barry Hughart

The third book in the Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox seriesWhen a resepcted mandarin is murdered in the heart of the Forbidden City, Master Li and his sidekick, Number Ten Ox, are called in to investigate. Thus begins a Sherlockian adventure that takes Master Li and …

8593. The Discovery of Slowness

Sten Nadolny

"Absolutely stunning."Times Literary Supplement“This book made my life more interesting.”Christoph Niemann"This remarkable, superbly translated novel derives from the life of the real 19th century explorer John Franklin[whose] adventures are conveyed with spellbinding …

8594. The Fry Chronicles

Stephen Fry

The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography is the 2010 autobiography of Stephen Fry. The book is a continuation from the end of his 1997 publication of his first autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot: An Autobiography. Though without a strict chronology, it concentrates on a seven-year …

8596. Shadow Games

Glen Cook

Shadow Games is the fourth novel in Glen Cook's ongoing series, The Black Company. The series combines elements of epic fantasy and dark fantasy as it follows an elite mercenary unit, The Black Company, through roughly forty years of its approximately four hundred year history.

8598. The Graveyard Game

Kage Baker

The Graveyard Game is the fourth installment in the series of science fiction time travel novels by Kage Baker concerning the exploits of The Company.

8599. Thumbelina

Hans Christian Andersen

Thumbelina is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen first published by C. A. Reitzel on 16 December 1835 in Copenhagen, Denmark with "The Naughty Boy" and "The Traveling Companion" in the second installment of Fairy Tales Told for Children. "Thumbelina" is about a …

8600. Summertime

J. M. Coetzee

Summertime is a 2009 novel by South African-born Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee. It is the third in a series of fictionalized memoirs by Coetzee and details the life of one John Coetzee from the perspective of five people who have known him. The novel largely takes place in the …



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