Books by: Novels


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by Mary GrandPréJ.K. RowlingJim Kay
4,430,171 voters
Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes...
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen
1,965,025 voters
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of ...
1984

1984

by George OrwellErich Fromm
1,877,122 voters
The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great moder...
Animal Farm

Animal Farm

by George Orwell
1,833,678 voters
As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradi...
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by Mary GrandPréJ.K. Rowling
1,726,916 voters
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by Mary GrandPréJ.K. Rowling
1,700,145 voters
It's no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to def...
Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding
1,565,866 voters
When a plane crashes on a remote island, a small group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. From the prophetic Simon and virtuous Ralph to the lovable Piggy and brutish Jack, each...
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

by Dan Brown
1,423,540 voters
An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveil...
Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

by Arthur Golden
1,297,581 voters
A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celeb...
Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

by Michael MasonCharlotte Brontë
1,184,561 voters
Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead and subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. ...
Life of Pi

Life of Pi

by Yann Martel
991,102 voters
Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality...
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark TwainGuy CardwellJohn Seelye
938,255 voters
Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a bo...
A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

by Richard MaxwellCharles DickensHablot Knight Browne
626,043 voters
'Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; -- the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!'

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bas...
The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre DumasRobin Buss
544,914 voters
'On what slender threads do life and fortune hang.'

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learn...
The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

by Barbara Kingsolver
538,593 voters
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. Th...
Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic

by Sophie Kinsella
537,157 voters
Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only troubl...
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

by Gregory MaguireDouglas Smith
504,342 voters
When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch?...
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

by Victor HugoNorman MacAfeeLee Fahnestock
503,994 voters
Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks among the greatest novels o...
The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway
500,854 voters
It is the story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using the simple, powerful language...
One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

by Gabriel García MárquezGregory Rabassa
482,890 voters
One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement of a...
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

by Ken Kesey
482,180 voters
"In this classic of the 1960s, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over...
Lolita

Lolita

by Vladimir NabokovCraig Raine
461,044 voters
Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN 0141182539; ISBN13: 9780141182537

Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita...
The Return of the King

The Return of the King

by J.R.R. Tolkien
452,538 voters
The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with th...
The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth

by Ken Follett
451,741 voters
For the Movie tie-in edition with the same ISBN go to this Alternate Cover Edition...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens
447,487 voters
In what may be Dickens's best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden and e...
Deception Point

Deception Point

by Dan Brown
444,571 voters
When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory...a victory tha...
A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess
420,460 voters
A vicious fifteen-year-old "droog" is the central character of this 1963 classic, whose stark terror was captured in Stanley Kubrick's magnificent film of the same title.

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Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress

by Dan Brown
412,082 voters
Before the multi-million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor-sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization...
Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

by Emily Giffin
396,033 voters
Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan.

Rachel has always been the consummate good girl—until her thirtieth...
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

by David McDuffFyodor Dostoyevsky
368,890 voters
Through the story of the brilliant but conflicted young Raskolnikov and the murder he commits, Fyodor Dostoevsky explores the theme of redemption through suffering. Crime and Pu...
Siddhartha

Siddhartha

by Hilda RosnerHermann Hesse
361,858 voters
In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by l...
Fight Club

Fight Club

by Chuck Palahniuk
357,218 voters
Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other bareh...
Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Moby-Dick or, The Whale

by Herman MelvilleAndrew DelbancoTom Quirk
351,523 voters
'Call me Ishmael.'

So begins Herman Melville's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. As Ishmael is drawn into Captai...
The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

by Thomas Harris
345,083 voters
There's a killer on the loose who knows that beauty is only skin deep, and a trainee investigator who's trying to save her own hide. The only man that can help is locked in an asyl...
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

by Martin GardnerLewis CarrollJohn Tenniel
336,415 voters
Weary of her storybook, one "without pictures or conversations," the young and imaginative Alice follows a hasty hare underground--to come face-to-face with some of the strangest a...
Misery

Misery

by Stephen King
324,941 voters
Alternate cover edition here.

Paul Sheldon. He's a bestselling novelist who has fin...
Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

by Edith GrossmanGabriel García Márquez
279,453 voters
In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he ...
The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises

by Ernest Hemingway
278,654 voters
The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. ...
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

by Lisa See
275,036 voters
In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a l...
The Godfather

The Godfather

by Mario PuzoRobert ThompsonPeter Bart
252,729 voters
The Godfather—the epic tale of crime and betrayal that became a global phenomenon.

Almost fifty years ago, a classic was born. A searing portrayal of the Mafia underworld,...
Good in Bed

Good in Bed

by Jennifer Weiner
245,705 voters

For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped o...

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

by Erich Maria RemarqueA.W. Wheen
241,022 voters
This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I. These young men become enthusiastic soldiers, but their world of duty, cult...
White Oleander

White Oleander

by Janet Fitch
240,488 voters
Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astr...
A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany

by John Irving
223,325 voters
Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accid...
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

by Roger ZelaznyPhilip K. Dick
218,410 voters
It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill.
Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment--find them and ...
The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London
218,074 voters
A classic novel reissued for contemporary readers.

Rediscover Jack London’s beloved classic in this unique hardbound edition. First published as a serial in the Sat...
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

by Milan KunderaMichael Henry Heim
199,772 voters
In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one...
For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

by Ernest Hemingway
191,297 voters

In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge fr...

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas
191,241 voters
One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written. The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d'Artagnan and hi...
Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

by Charles Frazier
183,292 voters
Cold Mountain is a novel about a soldier’s perilous journey back to his beloved near the Civil War's end. At once a love story & a harrowing account of one man’s long walk h...
A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

by Ernest Hemingway
182,208 voters
In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war, to the war to end all wars. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded, and twice decorated. Out of his experiences cam...
The Namesake

The Namesake

by Jhumpa Lahiri
181,066 voters
Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and onl...
The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

by Michael Crichton
169,377 voters
The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequat...
A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

by Walker PercyJohn Kennedy Toole
167,436 voters
Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here

"A green huntin...
Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas HardyMargaret R. HigonnetTim Dolin
166,002 voters
When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be...
Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan SwiftRobert DeMaria Jr.
165,203 voters
'I felt something alive moving on my left leg ... when bending my Eyes downwards as much as I could. I perceived it to be a human Creature not six inches high'
...
The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp

by John Irving
164,755 voters
This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her times. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous...
War and Peace

War and Peace

by Henry GiffordAylmer MaudeLeo TolstoyLouise Maude
162,901 voters
Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Ros...
The Secret History

The Secret History

by Donna Tartt
161,569 voters
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a wo...
The Prince of Tides

The Prince of Tides

by Pat Conroy
156,850 voters
PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his g...
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

by Junot Díaz
155,765 voters
This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today.

Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously ove...
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Mark OverstallGustave FlaubertMalcolm BowieMargaret Mauldon
154,147 voters
When Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and women's magazines. But Charle...
The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

by Jeffrey Eugenides
153,235 voters
The haunting, humorous and tender story of the brief lives of the five entrancing Lisbon sisters, The Virgin Suicides, now a major film, is Jeffrey Eugenides's classic debut...
Choke

Choke

by Chuck Palahniuk
152,675 voters
Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to chok...
The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Arthur Conan DoyleAnne Perry
150,495 voters
Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville family's home warns the descendants of t...
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

by Jeremy TamblingCharles Dickens
147,759 voters
See alternate cover edition here

David Copperfield is the story of a you...
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

by Michael Chabon
144,945 voters
Joe Kavalier, a young Jewish artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just smuggled himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and landed in New York City. ...
The Prophet

The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran
139,185 voters
Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the...
Firestarter

Firestarter

by Stephen King
139,138 voters
First, a man and a woman are subjects of a top-secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers.

Then, they are married and have a child. A da...
Don Quixote

Don Quixote

by Roberto González EchevarríaJohn RutherfordMiguel de Cervantes
132,230 voters
Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances, that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his ex...
Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

by Virginia WoolfMaureen Howard
129,924 voters
Mrs. Dalloway is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post-World War I England. It is one of Wool...
Everything Is Illuminated

Everything Is Illuminated

by Jonathan Safran Foer
129,512 voters
A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunate...
Plain Truth

Plain Truth

by Jodi Picoult
126,872 voters
The small town of Paradise, Pennsylvania, is a jewel in Lancaster County - known for its picture-postcard landscapes and bucolic lifestyle. But that peace is shattered by the disco...
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

by Anthony BonnerJules Verne
118,339 voters
French naturalist Dr. Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, only to discover instead the Nautilus, a remarkable submarine built by the enigmatic Capta...
The Corrections

The Corrections

by Jonathan Franzen
115,262 voters
The Lamberts – Enid and Alfred and their three grown-up children – are a troubled family living in a troubled age. Alfred is ill and as his condition worsens the whole family must ...
Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die

by Paulo CoelhoMargaret Jull Costa
109,264 voters
In his latest international bestseller, the celebrated author of The Alchemist addresses the fundamental questions asked by millions: What am I doing here today? and Why do ...
Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

by Priscilla MeyerLeo TolstoyDavid Magarshack
108,527 voters
Acclaimed by many as the world's greatest novel, Anna Karenin provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense ima...
Foundation and Empire

Foundation and Empire

by Isaac Asimov
103,234 voters
Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism ...
The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees

by Barbara Kingsolver
102,549 voters
Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely fun...
Shōgun

Shōgun

by James Clavell
102,250 voters
A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a tim...
For One More Day

For One More Day

by Mitch Albom
100,686 voters
"Every family is a ghost story..."

Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You...
The Shipping News

The Shipping News

by Annie Proulx
100,616 voters
When Quoyle's two-timing wife meets her just desserts, he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of lo...
Eleven Minutes

Eleven Minutes

by Paulo Coelho
99,966 voters
Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convi...
The Bonesetter's Daughter

The Bonesetter's Daughter

by Amy Tan
99,040 voters
Ruth Young and her widowed mother, LuLing, have always had a tumultuous relationship. Now, before she succumbs to forgetfulness, LuLing gives Ruth some of her writings, which revea...
Gerald's Game

Gerald's Game

by Stephen King
98,879 voters

Stephen King cranks up the suspense in a different kind of bedtime story. A game of seduction between a husband and wife goes horribly awry when the husband dies. But the nightm...

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

by Cormac McCarthy
98,110 voters
In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to dr...
The Tenth Circle

The Tenth Circle

by Jodi Picoult
97,737 voters
Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life -- a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; ...
White Fang

White Fang

by Jack London
97,720 voters
White Fang is part dog and part wolf, and the lone survivor of his family. In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the harsh law of the North--kill or be killed. But nothing ...
The History of Love

The History of Love

by Nicole Krauss
96,624 voters
An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here

Fourteen-...
Anne of the Island

Anne of the Island

by L.M. Montgomery
95,289 voters
New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Ki...
The Hours

The Hours

by Michael Cunningham
95,207 voters
Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, "The Hours" is the story of three women: Clarissa Vaughan, who one New York morning goes about planning a party in honor of a beloved frien...
The Plague

The Plague

by Stuart GilbertAlbert Camus
93,679 voters
A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloqu...
Anthem

Anthem

by Ayn Rand
93,639 voters
Anthem has long been hailed as one of Ayn Rand's classic novels, and a clear predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged....
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

by Seamus DeaneJames Joyce
90,850 voters
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of ...
Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent

by Scott Turow
90,394 voters
Rusty Sabich is chief deputy prosecuting attorney in a large mid-western city. His boss is in the midst of a bitter campaign for re-election. A fellow prosecuting attorney, Carolyn...
The Tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers

by Stephen King
87,226 voters
Librarian's Note: This is alternate cover edition #2
ISBN 10: 0451156609
ISBN13: 9780451156600

See: ...
Childhood's End

Childhood's End

by Arthur C. Clarke
84,366 voters
Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease,...
Mystic River

Mystic River

by Dennis Lehane
82,182 voters
When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and someth...
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

by H.G. Wells
81,975 voters
This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.
Song of Susannah

Song of Susannah

by Stephen KingDarrel Anderson
81,903 voters

The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is at once a book of revelation, a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dar...