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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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    Candide

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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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    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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    Le Père Goriot, Eugénie Grandet, Cousin Bette

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    The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers

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    Madame Bovary

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    Tartuffe, The Miser

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    Les Fleurs du Mal, Le Spleen de Paris

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    Bel Ami, Une vie, Pierre et Jean

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    Nana, Germinal, Thérèse Raquin

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

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    No Exit, Existentialism and Humanism, Being and Nothingness

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    Illuminations

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    Cyrano de Bergerac, The Story of Chanticleer

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    Phèdre, Alexandre le Grand, Les Plaideurs

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

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

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    The Little Prince

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    Creative Evolution, The Two Sources of Morality and Religion, Laughter

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

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    The Counterfeiters, The Imoralist

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    Little Fadette, Flaubert-Sand: The Correspondence, Lelia

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    Beauty and the Beast, Orpheus

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    Mirèio, Coupo Santo, Calendau

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    Thérèse Desqueyroux, Flesh and Blood, The Holy Terror

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

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

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    Désert, Le Procès-Verbal, Terra Amata

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    The Second Sex, She Came to Play

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

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    Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Les Liaisons dangereuses, Liasons Dangeruses, Oeuvres Completes

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

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    Suite Française, Le Bal, David Golder

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    Les destins, Les épreuves, Épaves

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    Penguin Island, The path of glory, Rabelais

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

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    Théatre de la révolution, Palmsonntag, Essai sur la mystique et l'action ...

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    The devil in the flesh, Les joues en feu, Le Diable au corps

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    Oiseaux, Amers, Poesie

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    Eric Duquette

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    The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly, La escafandra y la mariposa

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    99 Francs, Windows on the World, 13 99 Euros

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    Jean Barois, The Thibaults

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