THE MOST-VISITED TEXTS

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1. TEXTS THE MOST VISITED IN APRIL 2022

Rank __________________Title_____________________________________ Monthly Visits Date Posted____ Previous Rank
1 "Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich" (1914) by Stephen Leacock 6,594 March 2022 3
2 “The Conquest of Constantinople May 29, 1453” - Stefan Zweig’s dramatic account of a decisive moment in history 3,524 June 2019 2
3 "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" (1869) - the last work of Charles Dickens 2,849 March 2021 5
4 "A Klondike Christmas" and other stories of the Far North, by Jack London 2,700 Dec. 2021 6
5 "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1886), by Robert Louis Stevenson 2,639 Jan. 2022 1
6 Three of A. E. van Vogt’s best late-period stories: "Itself" (1963), "Lost: Fifty Suns" (1972) and "The Timed Clock" (1972) 2,265 Feb. 2021 7
7 “Letter From an Unknown Woman” (1922) by Stefan Zweig 1,986 May 2019 -
8 "Solitude" and other previously untranslated stories by Guy de Maupassant 1,863 Oct. 2020 12
9 "Clothes Make People (Kleider machen Leute)" by Gottfried Keller (1874) - one of the most famous German-language stories now available in English 1,654 April 2018 4
10 "Farewell to the Master (The Day the Earth Stood Still)” (1940) by Harry Bates 1,641 April 2017 8
11 "The Sinner from Toledo" (1881) - a denunciation of religious extremism by Anton Chekhov) 1,563 Oct. 2021 25
12 "Out of the Night" (1941) by Jan Valtin – an extraordinary memoir of life in the international Communist movement between the two World Wars 1,523 April 2017 11
13 "Hearts of Three" (1916) - a treasure-hunt adventure novel by Jack London (co-authored by Charles Goddard) 1,319 April 2019 14
14 "The Weapon Makers" (1943) - the original version of A. E. van Vogt’s first "Weapon Shop" novel (never before republished) 1,246 June 2018 15
15 "The adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1785) by Rudolf Erich Raspe 1,230 Nov. 2021 10
16 The complete stories (103) and novels (35) of A. E. van Vogt: synopses, comments and ratings 974 June 2013 9
17 "The Monster" (1948) - A. E. van Vogt’s best short story 946 Oct. 2013 24
18 The Lyrical Ballads (1798) version of Coleridge’s "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" – the original and arguably most authentic text 904 Feb. 2020 22
19 The complete (530) stories of Anton Chekhov: synopses, comments and ratings) 858 Dec. 2019 13
20 "Casanova’s Homecoming" (1918) by Arthur Schnitzler) 837 March 2022 -
21 "The Marble Statue" (1819) by Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff 804 Nov. 2021 27
22 "The Invisible Collection" and other stories by Stefan Zweig 743 Oct. 2020 18
23 "Chess Story (Schachnovelle)" (1942) by Stefan Zweig 730 Oct. 2021 21
24 "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" (1859), translated by Edward Fitzgerald 639 March 2018 16
25 "Burning Secret" (1911) by Stefan Zweig 647 Sept. 2020 17
26 "The Wonderful Story of Peter Schlemihl" (1814) by Adelbert von Chamisso 595 Dec. 2021 20
27 "Little Zaches, called Zinnober" (1819) by E. T. A. Hoffmann 553 July 2021 -
28 "The Burrow (Der Bau)" (1922) by Franz Kafka 524 Jan. 2022 19
29 "The Fantastic Night (Phantastische Nacht)" (1922) by Stefan Zweig 524 Nov. 2021 28
30 "Amok" (1922) by Stefan Zweig 522 Oct. 2021 30

2. TEXTS THE MOST VISITED CUMULATIVELY AT END APRIL 2022

Rank __________________Title_____________________________________ Total Visits Date Posted____ Previous Rank
1 "The Monster" (1948) - A. E. van Vogt’s best short story 84,476 Oct. 2013 1
2 "Clothes Make People (Kleider machen Leute)" by Gottfried Keller (1874) - one of the most famous German-language stories now available in English 61,389 April 2018 2
3 The complete stories (103) and novels (35) of A. E. van Vogt: synopses, comments and ratings 50,217 June 2013 4
4 "Destination Universe!" - A. E. van Vogt’s superb first anthology of his science-fiction short stories (1952) 49,501 Oct. 2015 3
5 The complete (205) stories of Jack London: synopses, comments and ratings 48,121 June 2014 5
6 "Out of the Night" (1941) by Jan Valtin - an extraordinary memoir of life in the international Communist movement between the two World Wars 47,627 April 2017 6
7 “The Conquest of Constantinople May 29, 1453” - Stefan Zweig’s dramatic account of a decisive moment in history 37,180 June 2019 8
8 "Farewell to the Master (The Day the Earth Stood Still)” (1940) by Harry Bates 37,178 April 2017 7
9 "The Shadow Men (1950)" - an outstanding golden-age science-fiction novel by A. E. van Vogt never before republished 32,195 Sep. 2013 9
10 Fifteen golden-age science-fiction stories by A. E. van Vogt 32,181 Jan. 2016 10
11 "The Weapon Shops of Isher" (1949) - a major golden-age novella by A. E. van Vogt never before republished! 30,823 May 2017 11
12 "The Voyage of the Space Beagle" (1950) by A. E. van Vogt 30,750 April 2015 12
13 "The Weapon Shop" (1942) by A. E. van Vogt 29,148 May 2017 13
14 The complete (530) stories of Anton Chekhov: synopses, comments and ratings) 27,632 Dec. 2019 14
15 “Letter From an Unknown Woman” (1922) by Stefan Zweig 26,772 May 2019 15
16 Jack London’s boxing stories 24,633 Jan. 2019 16
17 Survival in the Klondike – 10 stories by Jack London 23,320 July 2016 18
18 "The World of Null-A" (1945) by A. E. van Vogt 23,306 June 2015 17
19 "Shock-Headed Peter (Der Struwwelpeter)" (1844) by Heinrich Hoffmann, an extraordinary set of illustrated lessons showing children how to behave – or else! 22,538 April 2018 19
20 "Hearts of Three" (1916) - a treasure-hunt adventure novel by Jack London (co-authored by Charles Goddard) 22,294 April 2019 24
21 "Away and Beyond" - A. E. van Vogt’s other great 1952 anthology 22,099 Oct. 2015 20
22 The complete (300) stories of Guy de Maupassant: synopses, comments and ratings 22,078 Sept. 2019 21
23 "The Weapon Makers" (1943) - the original version of A. E. van Vogt’s first "Weapon Shop" novel (never before republished) 21,944 June 2018 27
24 Three of A. E. van Vogt’s best late-period stories: "Itself" (1963), "Lost: Fifty Suns" (1972) and "The Timed Clock" (1972) 21,912 Feb. 2021 28
25 The funniest golden-age science-fiction story: "The Proud Robot" (1943) by Henry Kuttner (Lewis Padgett) 21,737 March 2017 22
26 Jack London’s in-depth exploration of the (shocking) living conditions in London’s East End: "The People of the Abyss" (1902) 21,647 Dec. 2016 23
27 "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" (1859), translated by Edward Fitzgerald 21,500 March 2018 26
28 "The Perfect Day" (1981) by A. E. van Vogt – never before published in English 20,890 March 2018 25
29 "Children of Yesterday" - Jan Valtin’s dramatic eyewitness account of the Pacific War in the Philippines 1944-4512 19,132 Nov. 2017 29
30 "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" (1912), Steven Leacock’s humorous masterpiece 18,251 Sept. 2021 30
31 The Funniest Science-Fiction Story: “MUGWUMP 4” (1959) by Robert Silverberg 17,744 April 2013 31
32 "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" (1869) – the last work of Charles Dickens 17,127 March 2021 34
33 "Liberation of Earth" (1953) by William Tenn 14,946 May 2018 32
34 Anton Chekhov’s funniest story: “From the Diary of a Violent-tempered Man” (1887) 14,474 Sept. 2015 33
35 “He Who Shrank" (1936) by Henry Hasse 13,877 April 2017 36
36 "Vault of the Beast" (1940) – A. E. van Vogt’s first s-f story 13,760 March 2015 35
37 The science-fiction stories of Jack London 13,236 Nov. 2021 37
38 "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1886), by Robert Louis Stevenson 13,017 Jan. 2022 50
39 "Dormant" (1948) – a great golden-age sci-fi story by A. E. van Vogt 12,817 July 2015 38
40 (Our selection of) the world’s greatest novels 12,455 Oct. 2009 39