books The Best Satirical Novels  

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List Rules Only satirical novels. No short stories or essays.

List of the best satirical novels from various authors, such as Joseph Heller, Evelyn Waugh and Mark Twain, on various topics that are written to ridicule a popular point of view in order to have readers change their opinion about it. Some authors show up a few times on the list for their satirical writings so be sure that you are voting for your favorite satire book and not just the author behind the work.

Books such as Catch-22, Animal Farm and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are on this list because the authors present their own opinions on the subjects and usually give their solutions on how the issues can be resolved. Topics that are usually covered in satirical novels are politics, economy, religion and other forms of power in a society. A lot of these topics are the most pressing in a society and the topics can be considered taboo.

The list asks the question, "What is the best satirical novel?" with novels to vote on to get your favorite book to the top of the list. If what you think is the best satirical novel is not listed, then there is an option to add the novel to the list to be voted on by others.
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Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Animal Farm George Orwell

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Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Catch-22 Joseph Heller

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Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Brave New World Aldous Huxley

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Gulliver's Travels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift

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Don Quixote is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

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Slaughterhouse-Five is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut

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Candide, ou l'Optimisme is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Candide Voltaire

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess

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Cat's Cradle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut

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The Screwtape Letters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
The Screwtape Letters C. S. Lewis

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The importance of being Earnes... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

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Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Good Omens Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Fight Club Chuck Palahniuk

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The Sirens of Titan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut

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Breakfast of Champions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut

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A Connecticut Yankee in King A... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

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Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

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Decline and Fall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Decline and Fall Evelyn Waugh

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1979 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
1979 Christian Kracht

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis

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Infinite Jest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace

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Gog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Gog Giovanni Papini

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The Camp of the Saints is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
The Camp of the Saints Jean Raspail

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Thank You for Smoking is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Thank You for Smoking Christopher Buckley

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A Confederacy of Dunces is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole

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Northanger Abbey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen

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Whatever is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Whatever Michel Houellebecq

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The Loved One is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
The Loved One Evelyn Waugh

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The Fateful Adventures of the ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

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Faserland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

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The Eyre Affair is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde

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Hogfather is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Hogfather Terry Pratchett

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Jingo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Jingo Terry Pratchett

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Ham on Rye is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Ham on Rye Charles Bukowski

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Slow Horses is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Slow Horses Mick Herron

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Last Exit to Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Last Exit to Brooklyn Hubert Selby, Jr.

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Scoop is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Scoop Evelyn Waugh

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Boomsday is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Boomsday Christopher Buckley

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
World War Z Max Brooks

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The Satyricon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
The Satyricon Petronius

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Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Babbitt Sinclair Lewis

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A Handful of Dust is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
A Handful of Dust Evelyn Waugh

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The Magic Christian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
The Magic Christian Terry Southern

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Mother's Milk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Mother's Milk Edward St Aubyn

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Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Company Max Barry

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War with the Newts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
War with the Newts Karel Čapek

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Straight Man is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Straight Man Richard Russo