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.

8601. Ape and Essence

Aldous Huxley

Ape and Essence is a novel by Aldous Huxley, published by Chatto & Windus in the UK and Harper & Brothers in the US. It is set in a dystopia, similar to that in Brave New World, Huxley's more famous work. It is largely a satire of the rise of large-scale warfare and …

8602. The Game

Diana Wynne Jones

The Game is a fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones. It explores a young girl's life and her relation to the "Mythosphere." This book pulls heavily from Greek and even some Russian Mythology.

8603. The Stress of Her Regard

Tim Powers

The Stress of Her Regard is a 1989 horror/fantasy novel by Tim Powers. It was nominated for the 1990 World Fantasy and Locus Awards in 1990, and won a Mythopoeic Award. As with a number of Powers' other novels, it proposes a secret history in which real events have supernatural …

8604. The Clothes on Their Backs

Linda Grant

The Clothes on Their Backs is a novel by Linda Grant that was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008 and recipient of an Orange Prize. It was first published in 2008.

8605. 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 …

8607. 1876

Gore Vidal

1876 is the third historical novel in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series. It was published in 1976 and details the events of a year described by Vidal himself as "probably the low point in our republic's history."

8608. The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

David Halberstam

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War is a book published after the death of the author David Halberstam. The book, written more than half a century after the Korean War, looks at the war from a different perspective than previously written works on the war by various …

8609. Iron John: A Book About Men

Robert Bly

Iron John: A Book About Men is a book by American poet Robert Bly published in 1990 by Addison-Wesley, and his best known work to the public at large. An exegesis of Iron John, a parable about a boy maturing into adulthood with help of the wild man, and part of the Grimms' Fairy …

8610. Games People Play

Eric Berne

Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships is a bestselling 1964 book by psychiatrist Eric Berne. Since its publication it has sold more than five million copies. The book describes both functional and dysfunctional social interactions.

8611. Dark Light

Ken MacLeod

Dark Light is a science fiction novel by Ken MacLeod. It is the second novel in the Engines of Light Trilogy and a 2002 nominee for the Campbell Award. The novel continues the plot from Cosmonaut Keep, but this time is set on the "Second Sphere", a number of clustered solar …

8612. The Little Match Girl

Hans Christian Andersen

The Little Match Girl is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story is about a dying child's dreams and hope, and was first published in 1845. It has been adapted to various media including animated film, and a television musical.

8613. The Conscience of a Liberal

Paul Krugman

The Conscience of a Liberal is a book written by economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman. It was 24th on the New York Times Best Seller list in November 2007. The title was used originally in Senator Paul Wellstone's book of the same name in 2001. Wellstone's title was a …

8614. The 25th Hour

David Benioff

The 25th Hour is the 2001 debut novel by David Benioff. A film adaptation, for which Benioff wrote the screenplay, was directed by Spike Lee and released in 2002.

8615. Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean

Justin Somper

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean is a novel by British author Justin Somper, about two children who get separated at sea and are picked up by two very different ships.

8617. Death of a Gossip

Marion Chesney

Death of a Gossip is a mystery novel by M. C. Beaton, first published in 1985. It is set in the fictional town of Lochdubh, Scotland and is the first novel of a series featuring the local constable Hamish Macbeth.

8618. Heat and Dust

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Heat and Dust is a novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala which won the Booker Prize in 1975.

8619. Bend Sinister

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling …

8620. Flush

Virginia Woolf

Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction by Virginia Woolf published in 1933. Written after the completion of her emotionally draining The Waves, the work returned Woolf to the …

8623. The Pilgrims of Rayne

D. J. MacHale

The Pilgrims of Rayne is the eighth book in D. J. MacHale's Pendragon series. On October 17, 2006, D. J. MacHale announced the title would be The Pilgrims of Rayne in place of the previously announced title, Pendragon the Great. The book was released on May 8, 2007.

8624. Fatal Remedies

Donna Leon

Donna Leon's multitude of fans around the world has grown with each new Commissario Brunetti novel, and now mystery lovers in the United States can enjoy another compelling episode. In Fatal Remedies, Brunetti's career is under threat when his professional and personal lives …

8625. Ka : Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

Roberto Calasso

Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India is a book by Roberto Calasso.

8627. A History of the Arab Peoples

Albert Hourani

A History of the Arab Peoples is a book written by the British-born Lebanese historian Albert Hourani. The book presents the history of the Arabs from the advent of Islam to the late 20th Century. More recent editions contain an afterword by Malise Ruthven bringing the history …

8628. Last Child in the Woods

Richard Louv

"I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in-and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv …

8629. Intruder in the Dust

William Faulkner

A classic Faulkner novel which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. An aging black who has long refused to adopt the black's traditionally servile attitude is wrongfully accused of murdering a white man.From the Trade Paperback edition.

8631. Churchill

Roy Jenkins

Churchill: a Biography is a book written by Roy Jenkins published in 2001.

8633. Orphans of Chaos

John C. Wright

Orphans of Chaos is a 2005 science fiction, fantasy novel by John C. Wright. It is the first volume of the Orphans of Chaos trilogy that continues with the novels Fugitives of Chaos and Titans of Chaos.

8635. Aimez-vous Brahms…

Françoise Sagan

Aimez-vous Brahms is a novel by Françoise Sagan, first published in 1959. It was published in the USA in 1960, and was made into a film under the title Goodbye Again in 1961 starring Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Perkins. It was also adapted as a Hindi film called Jahan Tum Le …

8636. The Queen and I

Sue Townsend

A seminal comic masterpiece of our time, now published for the first time in Penguin.THE MONARCHY HAS BEEN DISMANTLEDWhen a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets andtitles and send them to live on a …

8638. Crime Passionel

Jean-Paul Sartre

"A highly entertaining political political thriller...the play shows where that peculiarly Gallic combinations of sex, politics and suspense has its origins" (Michael Billington, Guardian) Crime Passionnel reflects Sartre's fascination with the mentality and morality of …

8639. A far cry from Kensington

Muriel Spark

Set on the crazier fringes of 1950s literary London, A Far Cry from Kensington is a delight, hilariously portraying love, fraud, death, evil, and transformation. Mrs. Hawkins, the majestic narrator of A Far Cry from Kensington, takes us well in hand, and leads us back to her …

8640. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams

Sylvia Plath

I lay there alone in bed, feeling the black shadow creeping up the underside of the world like a flood tide. Nothing held, nothing was left. The silver airplanes and the silver capes all dissolved and vanished, wiped away like the crude drawings of a child in coloured chalk from …

8641. Tikki Tikki Tembo

Arlene Mosel

If you haven't already read Tikki Tikki Tembo, you've probably heard at least someone recite the deliriously long name of its protagonist: Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo, by now a famous refrain in most nursery schools. In this beautiful …

8642. Happiness

Matthieu Ricard

In this groundbreaking book, Matthieu Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves at least as much energy as any other in our lives. Wealth? Fitness? Career success? How can we possibly place these above true and lasting well-being? Drawing from works of …

8645. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

Peter Sís

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain is a children's book written and illustrated by Peter Sís. It received both the American Library Association's Caldecott Honor and ALA's 2008 Robert Silbert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for young readers. It is …

8647. Experience

Martin Amis

"We live in the age of mass loquacity," Martin Amis writes by way of introduction to Experience, thereby placing the reader in a curious bind. How to feel about a memoir by a writer who deplores our current enthusiasm for memoirs? Can such a public appeal for private life be …

8648. Guests of the Ayatollah

Mark Bowden

Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam is a non-fiction work written by Mark Bowden. Guests of the Ayatollah relates the events surrounding the Iran hostage crisis of November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981 at the United States embassy in …

8649. Victory

Joseph Conrad

Victory is a psychological novel by Joseph Conrad first published in 1915, through which Conrad achieved "popular success." The New York Times, however, called it "an uneven book" and "more open to criticism than most of Mr. Conrad's best work." The novel's "most striking formal …

8650. The Remorseful Day

Colin Dexter

'Where does this all leave us, sir?' 'Things are moving fast.' 'We're getting near the end, you mean?' 'We were always near the end . . .' For a year, the murder of Yvonne Harrison has baffled Thames Valley CID. But one man has yet to tackle the case - and it is just the sort of …

8651. Love, etc

Julian Barnes

Love, etc is a novel by Julian Barnes published in 2000, although it is also the title of a French film based on his earlier novel Talking it Over.

8652. An American Dream

Norman Mailer

An American Dream is Norman Mailer's fourth novel, published by Dial Press. Mailer wrote it in serialized form for Esquire, consciously attempting to resurrect the methodology used by Charles Dickens and other earlier novelists, with Mailer writing each chapter against monthly …

8653. Camp Concentration

Thomas M. Disch

Camp Concentration is a 1968 science fiction novel by American author Thomas M. Disch. After being serialized in New Worlds in 1967, it was published by Hart-Davis in the UK in 1968 and by Doubleday in the US in 1969. Translations have been published in Dutch, French, German, …

8655. The Red Necklace

Sally Gardner

The Red Necklace is a young adult historical novel by Sally Gardner, published by Orion in 2007. It is a story of the French Revolution, interwoven with gypsy magic. The audiobook is narrated by Tom Hiddleston. The Silver Blade is a sequel set during the Reign of Terror. US …

8656. 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 …

8658. Oil!

Upton Sinclair, Jr.

Oil! is a novel by Upton Sinclair published in 1927 told as a third person narrative, with only the opening pages written in the second person. The book was written in the context of the Harding administration's Teapot Dome Scandal and takes place in Southern California. It is a …

8659. Caravans

James A. Michener

Caravans, a novel by James A. Michener, was published in 1963. The story is set in Afghanistan immediately following World War II. The protagonist, Mark Miller, is stationed in Kabul at the American embassy and is given the assignment of an investigation to find a young woman, …

8661. The Saturdays

Elizabeth Enright

The Saturdays is a children's novel by the award-winning author Elizabeth Enright. It is the first of her four books about the Melendy family, followed by The Four-Story Mistake, Then There Were Five, and Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze. It tells of the adventures of the four …

8662. The Onion Field

Joseph Wambaugh

The Onion Field is a 1973 nonfiction book by Joseph Wambaugh, a sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department, chronicling the kidnapping of two plainclothes LAPD officers by a pair of criminals during an evening traffic stop and the subsequent murder of Officer Ian James …

8663. Utilitarianism

John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a philosophical defence of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. It went through four …

8664. How the Dead Live

Will Self

How the Dead Live is a novel by Will Self. It was originally published by Bloomsbury in 2000.

8665. Hammer of the Gods

Stephen Davis

Hammer of the Gods is a book written by music journalist Stephen Davis, published in 1985. It is an unauthorized biography of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. After its release it became a New York Times bestseller paperback, and is hyped by its publisher as being the best …

8666. Notes from Underground

Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

Notes from Underground, also translated as Notes from the Underground or Letters from the Underworld, is an 1864 novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Notes is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a …

8667. The Stories of Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

The Stories of Ray Bradbury is, as the title suggests, an anthology containing 100 short stories by American writer Ray Bradbury and was first published by Knopf in 1980. The hundred stories, written from 1943 to 1980, were selected by the author himself. Bradbury's work had …

8668. Dragons in the Waters

Madeleine L'Engle

Dragons in the Waters is a 1976 young adult murder mystery by Madeleine L'Engle, the second title to feature her character Polly O'Keefe. Its protagonist is thirteen-year-old Simon Bolivar Quentin Phair Renier, an impoverished orphan from an aristocratic Southern family. The …

8669. Dorsai!

Gordon R. Dickson

Dorsai! is the first published book of the incomplete Childe Cycle series of science fiction novels by Gordon R. Dickson. While it is the first book published in the series, later books are set both before and after the events in Dorsai!. The novel was originally published in …

8670. End in Tears

Ruth Rendell

End in Tears is a novel by English crime writer Ruth Rendell, the twentieth in her acclaimed Inspector Wexford series.

8671. The Wish

Gail Carson Levine

Ah, the ancient mysteries of life. Why are the popular people popular? What's different about them--what makes them special? In The Wish, award-winning author Gail Carson Levine (Ella Enchanted, Dave at Night) explores the age-old question with a simple premise: a girl who is …

8673. Whipping Star

Frank Herbert

Whipping Star is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. It is the first full-length novel set in the ConSentiency universe established by Herbert in his novelette The Tactful Saboteur.

8675. Dictionary of the Khazars

Milorad Pavić

Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel is the first novel by Serbian writer Milorad Pavić, published in 1984. Originally written in Serbian, the novel has been translated into many languages. It was first published in English by Knopf, New York in 1988. There is no easily …

8677. Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and …

Peter Hessler

Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present is a book by Peter Hessler.

8678. Chekhov plays

Anton Chekhov

Chekhov first attained celebrity status as a playwright with The Seagull (1895), first produced in Petersburg, but subsequently brilliantly directed by Stanislavsky for the Moscow Art Theatre. Uncle Vanya (1900), Three Sisters (1901)andthe most famous of Chekhov's plays, The …

8679. Ginger Pye

Eleanor Estes

Ginger Pye is a book by Eleanor Estes about a dog named Ginger Pye. The book was originally published in 1951, and it won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1952.

8680. Not the End of the World

Kate Atkinson

Not the End of the World is a short story collection by British writer Kate Atkinson. It is mostly set in Scotland, and an experiment in magic realism. The collection was first published in 2002 by Doubleday. It contains 12 loosely connected stories: "Charlene and Trudi Go …

8681. The Voice of the Night

Dean Koontz

The Voice of the Night is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 1980 under the pseudonym Brian Coffey.

8683. The Burning Wire

Jeffery Deaver

The Burning Wire is a crime thriller novel written by Jeffery Deaver featuring the officially retired, quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme. It is the ninth novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series.

8688. Love and War

John Jakes

Love and War is a book published in 1984 that was written by John Jakes.

8691. Things the Grandchildren Should Know

Mark Oliver Everett

Things the Grandchildren Should Know is an autobiographic book by Mark Oliver Everett who is the front man of the independent rock band Eels. Everett spent a year composing the book between the release of the retrospectives Meet The Eels: Essential Eels, Vol. 1 and Useless …

8692. Melting Stones

Tamora Pierce

Melting Stones, a fantasy novel by young adult author Tamora Pierce, was released by Full Cast Audio as an audiobook original in October 2007, and was released in print form by Scholastic in the summer of 2008. The book takes place after the events of Street Magic and the 2013 …

8693. Blue Moon Rising

Simon R. Green

Blue Moon Rising is a fantasy novel by British author, Simon R. Green. The first in a series of four books in the Forest Kingdom series with the main protagonists appearing in six books in the Hawk & Fisher series by Green. The book had a troubled launch with many publishers …

8694. Sea of Swords

R. A. Salvatore

Sea of Swords is the third and final book in R.A. Salvatore's book series, Paths of Darkness.

8695. The Counterlife

Philip Roth

The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect …

8696. A Kiss Before Dying

Ira Levin

A Kiss Before Dying not only debuted the talent of best-selling novelist Ira Levin to rave reviews, it also set a new standard in the art of mystery and suspense. Now a modern classic, as gripping in its tautly plotted action as it is penetrating in its exploration of a criminal …

8697. The Burning Land

Bernard Cornwell

The fifth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series.At the end of the ninth …

8699. Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

Agatha Christie

Three Blind Mice and Other Stories is a short story collection written by Agatha Christie and first published in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1950. The first edition retailed at $2.50. The later collections The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, Poirot's Early Cases, …

8700. Each Little Bird That Sings

Deborah Wiles

Each Little Bird That Sings is a 2005 novel aimed for people of all ages, by Deborah Wiles, the author of Love, Ruby Lavender. It won the 2006 Association of Booksellers for Children E. B. White Read Aloud Award for older children, was a finalist at the 2005 United States …

8701. Jane of Lantern Hill

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Jane of Lantern Hill is a novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. The book was adapted into a 1990 telefilm, Lantern Hill, by Sullivan Films, the producer of the highly popular Anne of Green Gables television miniseries and the television series Road to Avonlea.

8702. ¿Quién mató a Palomino Romero?

Mario Vargas Llosa

Who Killed Palomino Molero? is a 1986 novel by Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa. The book begins with the discovery of the brutally murdered body of a young recruit, Palomino Molero, from a nearby military base in northern Peru. Vargas Llosa uses the structure of a murder …

8703. Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, So …

Luigi Pirandello

Six Characters in Search of an Author is a 1921 Italian play by Luigi Pirandello, first performed in that year. An absurdist metatheatrical play about the relationship between authors, their characters, and theatre practitioners, it premiered at the Teatro Valle in Rome to a …

8704. Armadale

Wilkie Collins

Armadale is a mystery novel by Wilkie Collins.

8706. The Names

Don DeLillo

Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive "sharply upward the size of his readership" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo's bizarre yet fully realized characters in The Names are Kathryn, …

8707. Delirium

Laura Restrepo

Delirium is a novel by Colombian author Laura Restrepo. With this book, Restrepo won the prestigious Premio Alfaguara de Novela in 2004. Natasha Wimmer's English translation was published in 2007.

8708. The Meme Machine

Susan Blackmore

The Meme Machine is a popular science book by psychologist Susan Blackmore on the subject of memes. Blackmore attempts to constitute memetics as a science by discussing its empirical and analytic potential, as well as some important problems with memetics. The first half of the …

8709. The Nick Adams Stories

Ernest Hemingway

The Nick Adams Stories is a volume of short stories written by Ernest Hemingway published in 1972, a decade after the author's death. In the volume, all the stories featuring Nick Adams, published in various collections during Hemingway's lifetime, are compiled in a single …

8710. The Electric Michelangelo

Sarah Hall

Cy Parks is the Electric Michelangelo, an artist of extraordinary gifts whose medium happens to be the pliant, shifting canvas of the human body. Fleeing his mother's legacy -- a consumptives' hotel in a fading English seaside resort -- Cy reinvents himself in the incandescent …

8711. Triplanetary

E. E. Doc Smith

Triplanetary is a science fiction novel and space opera by E. E. Smith. It was first serialized in the magazine Amazing Stories in 1934. After the original four novels of the Lensman series were published, Smith expanded and reworked Triplanetary into the first of two prequels. …

8712. Terminal Freeze

Lincoln Child

Terminal Freeze is the fourth solo novel by Lincoln Child. The novel was released on February 24, 2009 by Random House. This is also the second novel in the Jeremy Logan series.

8713. Halo: The Flood

William C. Dietz

Halo: The Flood is a military science fiction novel by William C. Dietz, based on the Halo series of video games and based specifically on the 2001 video game Halo: Combat Evolved, the first game in the series. The book was released in April 2003 and is the second Halo novel. …

8714. As Simple as Snow

Gregory Galloway

As Simple As Snow is a mystery novel by Gregory Galloway. It tells the story of a high-school aged narrator who meets a Gothic girl, Anna Cayne. Through postcards, a shortwave radio, various mix-CDs, and other erratic interests, Cayne eventually wins the heart of the narrator. …

8715. Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

Kiran Desai

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard is a novel by Kiran Desai published in 1998. It is her first book and won the top prize for the Betty Trask Awards in 1998. It is set in the Indian village of Shahkot and follows the exploits of a young man, Sampath Chawla, trying to avoid the …

8716. What the Night Knows

Dean Koontz

What the Night Knows is a 2010 novel by bestselling author Dean Koontz. It reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Following the events of the novella "Darkness Under the Sun," it follows the life of John Calvino, a survivor of a violent attack on his family and …

8718. Return of the Bunny Suicides

Andy Riley

Return of the Bunny Suicides is the second bestselling book of black comedy cartoons by Andy Riley that depict the various ways bunnies attempt to kill themselves.

8719. Rocannon's World

Ursula K. Le Guin

Rocannon's World is Ursula K. Le Guin's first novel. It was published in 1966 as an Ace Double, along with Avram Davidson's The Kar-Chee Reign, following the tête-bêche format. Though it is one of Le Guin's many works set in the universe of the technological Hainish Cycle, the …

8720. The Road to Gandolfo

Robert Ludlum

The Road to Gandolfo is a story by Michael Shepherd about General MacKenzie Hawkins, a military legend and Army veteran. He defaces an important Chinese memorial as a result of being drugged by a Chinese general and is later kicked out of the Army. Seeking revenge, he plots to …

8721. The Compass Rose

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Compass Rose is a 1982 collection of short stories by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is organized into sections on the theme of directions, though not strictly compass-related as the title implies. It won the Locus Award for best Single Author Collection in 1983.

8725. Night Game

Christine Feehan

Night Game is the third title in the Ghostwalker Series of paranormal romances by Christine Feehan. The novel appeared on several bestseller lists including those of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today.

8726. 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 …

8727. Brokedown Palace

Steven Brust

Brokedown Palace is Steven Brust's only stand-alone novel set in Dragaera. It was originally published as a paperback original by Ace Books in 1986 and reprinted several times over the next decade. A British edition appeared in 1991. Orb, an imprint of Tor Books, brought the …

8728. The Gilded Chain

Dave Duncan

The Gilded Chain is a book published in 1998 that was written by Dave Duncan.

8729. Dragon's Fire

Anne McCaffrey

Dragon's Fire is a science fiction novel novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd McCaffrey, Published in 2006, it was the twentieth book in the Dragonriders of Pern series that she initiated in 1967. Dragon's Fire may be considered the second of a …

8732. Brass Man

Neal Asher

Brass Man is a 2005 science fiction novel by Neal Asher. It is the third novel in the Gridlinked sequence.

8733. The Body Snatchers

Jack Finney

The Body Snatchers is a 1955 science fiction novel by Jack Finney, originally serialized in Colliers Magazine in 1954, which describes the town of Mill Valley, California, being invaded by seeds that have drifted to Earth from space. The seeds replace sleeping people with …

8734. The Civil War, Vol. II

Shelby Foote

Fredericksburg To Meridian is the 1963 second volume of The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote.

8735. A Small Town in Germany

John le Carré

A Small Town in Germany is a 1968 espionage novel by British author John le Carré. It is set in Bonn, the "small town" of the title, against a background of concern that former Nazis were returning to positions of power in West Germany.

8737. All Quiet on the Orient Express

Magnus Mills

All Quiet on the Orient Express is the second novel by Booker shortlisted author Magnus Mills, published in 1999. As with his first novel it is a tragi-comedy with an unnamed narrator dealing with apparently simple but increasingly sinister situations.

8738. Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

Harlan Ellison

A Grand Master of Science Fiction and the multiple-award-winning author of A Boy and His Dog presents seven stunning stories of speculative fiction. Hugo Award winner I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream is living legend Harlan Ellison’s masterpiece of future warfare. In a …

8739. The Ebony Tower

John Fowles

The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality.

8740. Black Spring

Henry Miller

Black Spring is a novel by the American writer Henry Miller, published in 1936 by the Obelisk Press in Paris, France. Black Spring was Miller's second published novel, following Tropic of Cancer and preceding Tropic of Capricorn. It is divided in ten almost independent sections.

8741. My Uncle Oswald

Roald Dahl

My Uncle Oswald is an adult novel written by Roald Dahl. The novel stars Uncle Oswald, a character who previously appeared in "The Visitor" and "Bitch", two short stories also written by Roald Dahl. In his 1980 review, Vance Bourjaily said: What can be said is that "My Uncle …

8742. Remember Me

Christopher Pike

Remember Me is a book published in 1989 that was written by Christopher Pike.

8743. The Black Circle

Patrick Carman

The Black Circle is the fifth book in The 39 Clues series and is written by Patrick Carman. This book was released on August 11, 2009. Amy and Dan Cahill, the protagonists of the series, try to follow a Lucian secret which was stolen by the Nazis during World War II. They also …

8744. The Last Patriot

Brad Thor

The Last Patriot is a thriller written by American novelist Brad Thor. It tells the story of counter-terrorism agent Scot Harvath's attempts to uncover a revelation that could damage the standing of radical Islam. In the book's plot, the Islamic prophet Mohammed is depicted as …

8745. Minx

Julia Quinn

It takes a minx to tempt a rogue...Beautiful and feisty Henrietta Barrett has never followed the dictates of society. She manages her elderly guardian′s estate, prefers to wear breeches rather than dresses, and answers to the unlikely name of Henry. But when her guardian passes …

8746. Conquistador

S. M. Stirling

Conquistador is a 2003 alternate history novel by S. M. Stirling. Its point of divergence occurs when the empire of Alexander the Great endures long after Alexander's death, creating a markedly different history that prevents the European conquest of the Americas. Most of the …

8747. The Sacred Art of Stealing

Christopher Brookmyre

The Sacred Art of Stealing is a satirical crime novel by the Scottish writer Christopher Brookmyre. It is the author's seventh book and is a stand alone sequel to A Big Boy did it and Ran Away. The book is a tale of the unusual romance between likable thief, half Scottish half …

8748. Little Green Men

Christopher Buckley

Little Green Men is a satirical novel by Christopher Buckley, first published in 1999. The novel follows a fictional "Inside the Beltway" talk-show host whose career and life is altered forever when he is abducted by aliens.

8749. The Sunrise Lands

S. M. Stirling

The Sunrise Lands is a post-apocalyptic 2007 novel by alternate history author S. M. Stirling. It is the fourth novel set in the Emberverse series. The core of the story is a quest by the sons and daughters of all the main characters from the first trilogy, to travel across the …

8750. Underdog

Torbjörn Flygt

Underdog is a 2001 novel by Swedish author Torbjörn Flygt. It won the August Prize in 2001.

8751. Jane and Prudence

Barbara Pym

This early novel by Barbara Pym captures the charm and folly of English middle-class life. The two title characters share a devoted friendship based on memories of Oxford school days, poetry and their neighbors' private affairs- all discussed over leisurely lunches. And they …

8752. Feast of Souls

Celia S. Friedman

Feast of Souls is a fantasy novel by Celia S. Friedman. It is the first book in the Magister Trilogy. It was published in 2007 by DAW books. In this first book of the trilogy, Friedman introduces readers to a world of high fantasy, replete with vampire-like magical powers, …

8753. River's End (1999)

Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a seductively suspenseful tale of one woman’s shattered innocence, the terrifying search for truth and a heart’s journey toward healing…Olivia’s parents were among Hollywood’s golden couples—until the night a monster …

8755. Songs of the Doomed

Hunter S. Thompson

Gonzo Papers, Vol. 3: Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream is a book by the American writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson, originally published in 1990. This third installment of The Gonzo Papers is a chronologically arranged selection of …

8756. Detective Inspector Huss

Helene Tursten

One of the most prominent citizens of Göteborg, Sweden, plunges to his death off an apartment balcony, but what appears to be a “society suicide” soon reveals itself to be a carefully plotted murder. Irene Huss finds herself embroiled in a complex and high-stakes investigation. …

8757. The Devil in Amber

Mark Gatiss

Lucifer Box is feeling his age. Assigned to observe the activities of fascist leader Olympus Mons and his fanatical Amber Shirts in a snow-bound New York, he finds himself framed for a vicious murder.

8758. Burma Chronicles

Guy Delisle

A timely and incisive portrait of a country on the tipping pointAfter developing his acclaimed style of firsthand reporting with his bestselling graphic novels Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea and Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China, Guy Delisle is back with The Burma …

8759. Het psalmenoproer

Maarten 't Hart

Het psalmenoproer is a novel by Dutch author Maarten 't Hart. It was first published in 2006. It is set between 1739 and 1811.

8760. De Grot

Tim Krabbé

A stunning psychological thriller about friship, drugs, and murder from the author of The Vanishing.Egon Wagter and Axel van de Graaf met when they were both fourteen and on vacation in Belgium. Axel is fascinating, filled with an amoral energy by which the more prudent, less …

8761. Dragonkeeper

Carole Wilkinson

Dragonkeeper is a children's fantasy novel by Australian author Carole Wilkinson. It is the first book of the Dragonkeeper trilogy. The second book is Garden of the Purple Dragon, first published in 2005, and the third Dragon Moon, first published in 2007. There is also a …

8762. Distinction

Pierre Bourdieu

La Distinction, by Pierre Bourdieu, is a sociological report about the state of French culture, based upon the author’s empirical research, from 1963 until 1968. In the US, the book was published as Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. In 1998 the …

8763. The Biographer's Tale

A. S. Byatt

The Biographer's Tale is a book by A. S. Byatt. The story is about a postgraduate student, Phineas G. Nanson, who decides to write a biography about an obscure biographer, Scholes Destry-Scholes. During the course of his research he fails to learn much about the actual subject …

8764. The Sibley Guide to Birds

David Allen Sibley

The Sibley Guide to Birds is a reference work and field guide for the birds found in the North American region as defined by the American Birding Association. It is written and illustrated by ornithologist David Allen Sibley. The book provides details on 810 species of birds, …

8765. Lidandets lustgård (Le Jardin des supplices)

Octave Mirbeau

The Torture Garden is a novel written by the French journalist, novelist and playwright Octave Mirbeau, and was first published in 1899 during the Dreyfus Affair. The novel is ironically dedicated: "To the priests, the soldiers, the judges, to those people who educate, instruct …

8767. Things: A Story of the Sixties

Georges Perec

With the American publication of Life, a User's Manual in 1987, Georges Perec was immediately recognized in the U.S. as one of this century's most innovative writers. Now Godine is pleased to issue two of his most powerful novels in one volume: Things, in an authoritative new …

8771. Operation Shylock: A Confession

Philip Roth

Operation Shylock: A Confession is novelist Philip Roth's 19th book and was published in 1993.

8772. The Wisdom of Insecurity

Alan Watts

Alan Watts' philosophical exploration of man's drive for psychological security.

8776. The Best Laid Plans

Sidney Sheldon

The Best Laid Plans is a 1997 novel by Sidney Sheldon. Possible inspiration for the title comes from a paraphrasing of the Robert Burns poem "To a Mouse" into modern English.

8777. The Last Sin Eater

Francine Rivers

The Last Sin Eater is a 1998 Christian book by the American author Francine Rivers. It deals with the themes of sin, guilt and forgiveness, and tells about the atonement of Jesus Christ.

8779. God in the Dock

C. S. Lewis

God in the Dock is a collection of essays and speeches from C. S. Lewis. Its title implies "God on Trial" and is based on an analogy made by Lewis suggesting that modern human beings, rather than seeing themselves as standing before God in judgement, prefer to place God on trial …

8780. Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Omnibus Edition

Clamp (manga artists)

Magic Knight Rayearth 2: Omnibus Edition is a book written by CLAMP.

8784. The Fortune of the Rougons

Emile Zola

The Fortune of the Rougons, originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Émile Zola's monumental twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. The novel is partly an origin story, with a huge cast of characters swarming around - many of whom become the central figures of …

8785. Indemnity Only

Sara Paretsky

Indemnity Only is a mystery novel written by Sara Paretsky.

8786. More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction

Elizabeth Wurtzel

More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction is a book written by Elizabeth Wurtzel.

8789. Crash

Jerry Spinelli

A modern classic from Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli. "Readers will devour this humorous glimpse of what jocks are made of." --School Library Journal, starred reviewCocky seventh-grade super-jock Crash Coogan got his nickname the day he used his first football helmet to knock …

8791. The Good Terrorist

Doris Lessing

The Good Terrorist is a 1985 political novel by Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing. It was first published in the United Kingdom in January 1985 by Jonathan Cape, and in the United States in September 1985 by Alfred A. Knopf. The story examines events in the life of …

8793. Les Miserables Vol 1

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 …

8795. Maia

Richard Adams

Maia is a fantasy novel by Richard Adams, published in 1984.

8800. The Virginian

Owen Wister

The Virginian is a 1902 novel set in the Wild West by the American author Owen Wister. It describes the life of a cowboy on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and was the first true western ever written, aside from short stories and pulp dime novels. The Virginian paved the way for many …



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