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List of famous essay books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular essay books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best essay novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

A list made up of books like Me Talk Pretty One Day and A Room of One's Own.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best essay books?" and "What are the most famous essay books?"

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2030. La tempesta perfetta - C... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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A Dangerous Profession: A Book... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Par... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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A Little More About Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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A Praed Street Dossier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
A Praed Street Dossier August Derleth

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A Room of One's Own is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
A Room of One's Own Virginia Woolf

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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Ne... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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A Writer's Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
A Writer's Nightmare R. K. Narayan

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A Year with Swollen Appendices is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Adding a Dimension is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
Adding a Dimension Isaac Asimov

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After Henry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
After Henry Joan Didion

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Ailleurs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
Ailleurs Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

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Ali's Smile: Naked Scientology is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
Ali's Smile: Naked Scientology William S. Burroughs

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Amok: Essays from an Asian Ame... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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An Empire Wilderness: Travels ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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An Instinct for the Kill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
An Instinct for the Kill Antonella Gambotto-Burke

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An Urchin in the Storm: Essays... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Animals and Women: Feminist Th... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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As of This Writing: The Essent... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels F... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehav... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Barrel Fever is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
Barrel Fever David Sedaris

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Beowulf and the Critics is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
Beowulf and the Critics J. R. R. Tolkien, Michael D. C. Drout

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Bertrand Russell Speaks his Mi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Best Person Rural: Essays of a... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Beyond the Wall of Sleep is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
Beyond the Wall of Sleep H. P. Lovecraft

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Borderlands/La Frontera is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
Borderlands/La Frontera Gloria E. AnzaldĂșa

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Classics for Pleasure is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
Classics for Pleasure Michael Dirda

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Collected Black Women's Narrat... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

Zig Ziglar - Books/Stories/Written Works 15 Struggles Everyone Who Grew Up Shy Remembers

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Collezione Farnesina Experimen... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Common Sense and Nuclear Warfa... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Complete Essays, Vol. 1: 1920-... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Complete Essays, Vol. 2: 1926-... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Complete Essays, Vol. 3: 1930-... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Complete Essays, Vol. 4: 1936-... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Complete Essays, Vol. 5: 1938-... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Complete Essays, Vol. 6: 1956-... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Consider the Lobster: And Othe... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Conversaciones: Relatos Por Pa... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Counterinsurgency in Modern Wa... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Creative Democracy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
Creative Democracy John Dewey

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Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Curtain: An Essay in Seven Par... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Deconstructive variations: mus... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Depth of Field: Essays on Phot... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Developing variations: style a... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflec... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Don't Dream is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels
Don't Dream Donald Wandrei

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Dreamings: The Art of Aborigin... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Essay Books and Novels