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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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    The Plague, The Stranger, The Myth of Sisyphus

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    In Search of Lost Time

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

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    Candide

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

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    Tartuffe, The Miser

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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 Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers

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    Les Fleurs du Mal, Le Spleen de Paris

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

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    Illuminations

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

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    No Exit, Existentialism and Humanism, Being and Nothingness

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

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    The Little Prince

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

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    Beauty and the Beast, Orpheus

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    Mind-energy, Creative Evolution, Matter and Memory

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    Rose Et Blanche, Albine Fiori, Andréa

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

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    Cyrano de Bergerac, The Story of Chanticleer

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    Pawana, Fantômes dans la rue, Hasard suivi de Angoli Mala

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

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    Oeuvres de Céline, Guignol's band, Conversations With Professor Y

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    The Counterfeiters, The Imoralist

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    The Second Sex, She Came to Play

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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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    The Baker's Wife, César, Mr. Topaze

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    The Blue Bird, The Burgomaster of Stilemonde, Von der inneren Schönheit ...

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

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    Cheeks on fire, The devil in the flesh, Les joues en feu

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

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

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

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

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

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    Jean Barois, The Thibaults

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