The Best French Authors Writers

The Best French Authors

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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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    Journey to the End of the Night, Death on Credit, Œuvres de Louis ...

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    Le Père Goriot, Eugénie Grandet, Cousin Bette

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    The Man on Horseback, Chronique politique, 1934-1942

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    Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, Erec and Enide

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    Œuvres, Die lasterhaften Balladen und Lieder, Le grant testament Villon et ...

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

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    Les Fleurs du Mal, Le Spleen de Paris

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    The Red and the Black, The Charterhouse of Parma, Spicy food

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    Les Miserables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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    The Plague, The Stranger, The Myth of Sisyphus

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    Tartuffe, The Miser

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    Beauty and the Beast, Orpheus

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    Georges Bernanos Under the Sun of Satan, Essais et écrits de combat, Le crépuscule des ...

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    Pierre Benoit Hercules and the Captive Women, Atlantida, Koenigsmark

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    Maurice Barrès The Faith of France, The sacred hill, The soul of France

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    The Camp of the Saints, L' anneau du pécheur, Qui se souvient des hommes ...

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    Platform, Whatever, H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World

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    The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers

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    Madame Bovary

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    Bel Ami, Une vie, Pierre et Jean

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    Mirèio, Coupo Santo, Calendau

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    The Well-Digger's Daughter, Manon Des Sources, Manon des sources

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    Meditations on First Philosophy, Discourse on the Method, Rules for the ...

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    Cyrano de Bergerac, The Story of Chanticleer

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    Nana, Germinal, Thérèse Raquin

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    An exhibition of sculpture by Brancusi, Ci-gît Sophie ...

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    A translation of Notre avant-guerre/Before the war by Robert Brasillach ...

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    Gobineau: selected political writings, Les dépêches diplomatiques du ...

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    The Little Prince

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    Atala*, Travels in Greece, Palestine

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    The Leopard, Las Aventuras de Jack, Fromont the younger and Risler the ...

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    Phèdre, Alexandre le Grand, Les Plaideurs

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    The Counterfeiters, The Imoralist

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    Les Filles du feu, Poèmes d'Outre-Rhin, Les Illuminés

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    Roger Nimier Elevator to the Gallows, I Vinti, Les Épées

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    Georges Dumézil Le Livre des héros, Du mythe au roman, 4e édition

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    Jacques Perret Ernest le Rebelle, Le caporal épinglé, Role de Plaisance

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    Thérèse Desqueyroux, Flesh and Blood, The Holy Terror

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    The Secrets of the Bed, Last Leap, Obsession

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    Renaud Camus L' élégie de Chamalières, Aguets, Ne lisez pas ce livre !

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    Elegies and Camille

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    L'étape, Le démon de midi, André Cornélis

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    Servitude and grandeur of arms, Servitude et grandeur militaires, ...

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    Penguin Island, The path of glory, Rabelais

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    Little Fadette, Flaubert-Sand: The Correspondence, Lelia

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    The Phantom of the Opera, The Mystery of the Yellow Room, Le Fauteuil ...

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    Antoine François Prévost Manon Lescaut, Sacrificial Lovers Manon Lescaut and Leone Leoni, The ...

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    The Treasure of the Humble, Pelléas and Mélisande, Mary ...

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    Les destins, Les épreuves, Épaves

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    Désert, Le Procès-Verbal, Terra Amata

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