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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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175 32
Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Joseph Heller

2
204 49
Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
George Orwell

3
125 28
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

4
122 28
Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Aldous Huxley

5
107 24
Gulliver's Travels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Jonathan Swift

6
112 30
Slaughterhouse-Five is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Kurt Vonnegut

7
110 32
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

8
82 26
Cat's Cradle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Kurt Vonnegut

9
57 11
Don Quixote is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Miguel de Cervantes

10
74 22
Candide, ou l'Optimisme is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Voltaire

11
81 28
A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Anthony Burgess

12
61 22
The importance of being Earnes... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

13
40 11
The Screwtape Letters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
C. S. Lewis

14
43 15
Breakfast of Champions is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Brian McGovern added Kurt Vonnegut

15
37 14
A Connecticut Yankee in King A... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

16
39 17
The Sirens of Titan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
phronze added Kurt Vonnegut

17
39 18
A Confederacy of Dunces is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
John Kennedy Toole

18
34 15
Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
s_kate-kitty-van-a added Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

19
35 17
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Satirical Novels

20
31 16
Infinite Jest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
David Foster Wallace

21
45 29
Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Chuck Palahniuk

22
30 17
Thank You for Smoking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Christopher Buckley

23
42 29
American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Bret Easton Ellis

24
43 31
Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
Jane Austen

25
16 8
Hogfather is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Satirical Novels
s_kate-kitty-van-a added Terry Pratchett