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50 Books You've Never Heard of by Famous Authors

Looking for something to read but don’t want to stray too far from the authors you know and love? Seeking undiscovered literary gems to talk about at dinner parties? Want to delve into the backlist of a certain Great American Author? Well, Flavorwire has got you covered. After all, sometimes, amazing books just get lost in the shuffle, whether it’s because they’re before their time, fall out of fashion, or their author has one blockbuster that blots out all the rest. Here are 50 great under-appreciated, under-read, and overshadowed novels by 50 of your favorite authors. Chances are most of these titles you've never even heard of before.
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Invitation to a Beheading (Vladimir Nabokov)
Invitation to a Beheading (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Adverbs
Adverbs
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Romola
Romola
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The General in His Labyrinth
The General in His Labyrinth
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The Edible Woman
The Edible Woman
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The Cement Garden
The Cement Garden
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The Invisible Circus
The Invisible Circus
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A Wild Sheep Chase
A Wild Sheep Chase
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The Book and the Brotherhood
The Book and the Brotherhood
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Island
Island
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A Country Doctor's Notebook
A Country Doctor's Notebook
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The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
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The Ruby in the Smoke
The Ruby in the Smoke
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Jonah's Gourd Vine
Jonah's Gourd Vine
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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
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The Nonexistent Knight and the Cloven Viscount
The Nonexistent Knight and the Cloven Viscount
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The Temple of My Familiar
The Temple of My Familiar
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Kangaroo
Kangaroo
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Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage
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Something Happened
Something Happened
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21
The Unconsoled
The Unconsoled
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My Uncle Oswald
My Uncle Oswald
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The Red House of Mystery
The Red House of Mystery
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Villette
Villette
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Sartoris
Sartoris
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Unlocking the Air and Other Stories
Unlocking the Air and Other Stories
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Hangsaman
Hangsaman
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Just Above My Head
Just Above My Head
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The Armageddon Rag
The Armageddon Rag
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The Broom of the System
The Broom of the System
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Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
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The Alteration
The Alteration
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33
Ultramarine
Ultramarine
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The Violent Bear It Away
The Violent Bear It Away
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Angels
Angels
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Coming Up for Air
Coming Up for Air
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
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The Beet Queen
The Beet Queen
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Pierre: Or, the Ambiguities
Pierre: Or, the Ambiguities
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The Voyage Out
The Voyage Out
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