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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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    In Search of Lost Time

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

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    The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers

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    Les Miserables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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

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    The Plague, The Stranger, The Myth of Sisyphus

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    Tartuffe, The Miser

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    Candide

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    No Exit, Existentialism and Humanism, Being and Nothingness

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

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

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    The Little Prince

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    Madame Bovary

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

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    Illuminations

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    Les Fleurs du Mal, Le Spleen de Paris

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    Mind-energy, Creative Evolution, Matter and Memory

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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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    Rose Et Blanche, Albine Fiori, Andréa

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

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

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    Cyrano de Bergerac , The Story of Chanticleer

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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 life of Michael Angelo, Le périple, The hungry wolves

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

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

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    Anabasis, Amers, Nocturne

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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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    Beauty and the Beast, Orpheus

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

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

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

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

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

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    The Baker's Wife, César, Mr. Topaze

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

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    The Second Sex, She Came to Play

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    The Counterfeiters, The Imoralist

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    Jean Barois, The Thibaults

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