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Public database of book titles?

Open library has a goal of one page for every book, and has the data you seek. It's run by the internet archive.
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Is there a database that provides lengths of books?

You can get page counts from OpenLibrary and word counts from the linked editions on Internet Archive. Of course the latter is only going to be for public domain editions and if you are focused on ...
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Is there a database that provides lengths of books?

Here is a python snippet to scrape the page count from Amazon. You'll have to manually add links to the list (just one link now), or read a file of amazon links, or find a way to get lots of links ...
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Where can I find a large list of English books published in the last 50 years?

The Internet Archive's Open Library project offers dumps of their database so you don't have to keep hiting an API like most of the other sites that only allow searching by title/author/isbn. For ...
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Where can I find a large list of English books published in the last 50 years?

There are lots of options, though Project Gutenberg is probably not one of them because of the time range. You could try using LibraryThing, Google Books (orderBy=newest), Goodreads or Amazon APIs to ...
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Where can I get data for the popularity of a book?

Goodreads has an API: https://www.goodreads.com/api and specifically the Review Program Review Syndication: Goodreads has 10 million reviews across 700,000 titles - one of the largest and deepest ...
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What is the most comprehensive resource for querying french and english books having an ISBN code?

Take a look at this tool https://github.com/xlcnd/isbntools. From the command line you can enter commands like this isbn_meta 978032153496 and get metadata about books from WorldCatalogue, Google ...
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Is there a database that provides lengths of books?

For the words count, maybe you could use the Google Books Ngrams (in your case 1gram). The dataset is available free in Amazon in this link
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NY Times full weekly bestseller lists

New York Times API http://developer.nytimes.com/docs/books_api/ "With the Books API, you can retrieve New York Times book reviews and get data from all best-seller lists. There are two request types ...
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Public database of book titles?

The British Library has a Linked Data API to the British National Bibliography (BNB): http://www.bl.uk/bibliographic/datafree.html Examples of how to use the API can be found here: IPython notebook ...
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Is there a database that provides lengths of books?

You may want to scrap the gutenberg project. They do not dispose of an api, which would force you to develop your own scraper/parser, but all books available are easily readable by machine (see this ...
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Looking for modern english texts in public domain / CC-BY-SA

Arxiv.org is a repository of scientific pre-prints. License API Bulk data access Many papers can be accessed in TeX typesetting format (in addition to PDF, PS).
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Related Books API

Project Gutenberg has what's called a Bookshelf, which are categories. Also, for each title, there is a link called "Also downloaded" So for book: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20194 the related ...
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Books and Supplies

That data element is not available in Scorecard. However, it is available from IPEDS (https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/) which is where the other Scorecard cost metrics come from. The books and supplies ...
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English to Telugu and Telugu to English dictionary database

How about Wiktionary? https://te.wiktionary.org Bulk downloads are available: https://dumps.wikimedia.org/ https://dumps.wikimedia.org/tewiktionary/ https://dumps.wikimedia.org/tewiktionary/latest/...
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Books with multiple main characters, one per chapter

This may be a question that the human brain answers really quick, and a computational approach way longer to design. Why not "crowdsource" by posting on some literary/book forums (e.g. https:...
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Public International Database of Literature Works?

The best solution so far came from comments. Thanks to @StanislavKralin who suggested to use public Wikidata as a source. Here's the link to SPARQL query that can be tried: http://tinyurl.com/...
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Original titles of books

(no, this doesn't full answer the question, but it's hopefully something to guide you in the right direction, and it's too long for a comment) What you'd likely need to find is sometimes called a '...
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A dataset for Google Books

Project Gutenberg hosts public domain books and texts and offers a bulk download. There is also a python package to download and clean up texts. You could also do a bulk download of WikiBooks - see ...
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