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The Best French Authors

List Criteria: Top French writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays

A list of the best French authors that have provided works of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction that have become classics. Authors such as Victor Hugo, Albert Camus, and Alexandre Dumas may be familiar names of French authors that are added to the list, along with others that may not be as best-selling. This list of French writers includes playwrights and philosophers 

This list will answer the question, "who are the best French authors?" Whether someone is looking for classic writers, more contemporary writers, poets or a new author to add to their reading list, this is a perfect place to start.
 
The list is changed based on the ranking from voters, and since it does not include all French authors ever, you can add any that are missing.

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    Les Miserables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, A ...

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    No Exit, Existentialism and Humanism, Being and Nothingness

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    In Search of Lost Time

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    The Plague, The Stranger, The Myth of Sisyphus

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    The physiology of marriage, Le Rendez-vous, The student's Balzac

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    The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers

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    Les Fleurs du Mal, Le Spleen de Paris

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    Tartuffe, The Miser

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    Candide

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    Illuminations

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    Reise in Italien. Rom - Neapel - Florenz, Lives of Haydn, Mozart and ...

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    Thérèse Raquin, The attack on the mill and other sketches of ...

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    Madame Bovary

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    The Little Prince

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    La Parure, The heritage and other stories, La Vendetta Y Otros Cuentos De ...

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    Rose Et Blanche, Albine Fiori, Andréa

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    added by nietzschescode KEY PHILOSOPHICAL WRITING (Wordsworth Classics), Las Pasiones del Alma, ...

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    Three Plays (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature), Britannicus, ...

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    Beauty and the Beast, Orpheus

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    Mind-energy, Creative Evolution, Matter and Memory

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    Cyrano de Bergerac , The Story of Chanticleer

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    added by HardyPierce Pawana, Fantômes dans la rue, Hasard suivi de Angoli Mala

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    The Baker's Wife, César, Mr. Topaze

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    added by nietzschescode Poèmes d'Outre-Rhin, La bohème galante, Sylvie. Dossier ...

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    Anabasis, Amers, Nocturne

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    Proso d’Armana, Lou Tresor dóu Felibrige, Discours e dicho

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    Thérèse Desqueyroux, Letters on art and literature, ...

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    Whatever, The Map and the Territory, Michel Houellebecq, coffret 3 volumes ...

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    The Blue Bird, The Burgomaster of Stilemonde, The Burgomaster of ...

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    La esposa del sol, The double life, Le parfume de la dame en noir

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    Le jardin d'E picure, In all France, L Ile DES Pingouins

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    Suite Française, L'Affaire Courilof, Les Chiens et les Loups

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    Antoine François Prévost Manon Lescaut, The memoirs and adventures of the Marquis de Bretagne and ...

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    The Second Sex, She Came to Play

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    Les épreuves, Les destins, Les solitudes: poésies, A.

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    The life of Michael Angelo, Le périple, The hungry wolves

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    Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Lettres inédites de Choderlos de Laclos, Réponse de M.

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    The Counterfeiters, The Imoralist

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    new! Holiday in a coma, Ultimo Inventario Antes de Liquidacion, Was 9.99, Now ...

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    Schmetterling und Taucherglocke, La escafandra y la mariposa, Le ...

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    Jean Barois, The Thibaults

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