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The Top 15 Best Writers in History

The complete list of the novels written by the 15 best writers in history, as compiled by Bill Jones, Jr. The works are presented by author in order of rank, and then in chronological order by date of publishing.
Note: short stories, poetry, drama, and non-fiction are generally not included, except in the case of Shakespeare's plays.
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The Dubliners (James Joyce)
The Dubliners (James Joyce)
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
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Ulysses
Ulysses
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Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
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Soldiers' Pay
Soldiers' Pay
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Mosquitoes (William Faulkner)
Mosquitoes (William Faulkner)
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Sartoris
Sartoris
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The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
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Sanctuary
Sanctuary
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Light in August
Light in August
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Pylon
Pylon
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Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner)
Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner)
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The Unvanquished
The Unvanquished
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The Wild Palms
The Wild Palms
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The Hamlet
The Hamlet
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Go Down, Moses
Go Down, Moses
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Intruder in the Dust
Intruder in the Dust
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Requiem for a Nun
Requiem for a Nun
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A Fable
A Fable
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The Town
The Town
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The Mansion
The Mansion
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The Reivers
The Reivers
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Mary (Vladimir Nabokov)
Mary (Vladimir Nabokov)
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King, Queen, Knave (Vladimir Nabokov)
King, Queen, Knave (Vladimir Nabokov)
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The Defense (Vladimir Nabokov)
The Defense (Vladimir Nabokov)
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The Eye (Vladimir Nabokov)
The Eye (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Glory (Vladimir Nabokov)
Glory (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Laughter in the Dark (Vladimir Nabokov)
Laughter in the Dark (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Despair (Vladimir Nabokov)
Despair (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Invitation to a Beheading (Vladimir Nabokov)
Invitation to a Beheading (Vladimir Nabokov)
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The Gift (Vladimir Nabokov)
The Gift (Vladimir Nabokov)
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The Enchanter (Vladimir Nabokov)
The Enchanter (Vladimir Nabokov)
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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (Vladimir Nabokov)
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Bend Sinister (Vladimir Nabokov)
Bend Sinister (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Pnin (Vladimir Nabokov)
Pnin (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov)
Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Transparent Things (Vladimir Nabokov)
Transparent Things (Vladimir Nabokov)
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