Books The Best Spanish Novels  

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List Rules Fiction books and novellas by writers from Spain

The best Spanish novels are listed here to be voted on by readers. Popular titles such as Don Quixote, One Hundred Years of Solitude and 2666 are on the list of Spanish novels with the list having room to grow. If you do not see your favorite Spanish novel on this list of popular titles, then there is an option to add the title to the growing list to have others be able to vote on your pick, too.

This list asks, "What is the best Spanish novel?" and offers the author's name to help identify the titles more easily. Some authors show up on the list multiple times, such as Javier Marias and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, while others show up only once for their most famous title. Be sure to vote for the best Spanish novel and not just your favorite author on the list since they may have more than one title available for voting.

Spanish literature adds to the Latin, Jewish and Arabic literary novels that came before them. Spanish American literature adds to Spanish literature tradition and dates back to the conquest of the Americas, including subjects of enlightenment, romanticism, realism and modernism.

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Don Quixote is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes

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One Hundred Years of Solitude is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez

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La Celestina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
La Celestina Fernando de Rojas

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Tomorrow in the Battle Think o... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spanish Novels

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The Feast of the Goat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
The Feast of the Goat Mario Vargas Llosa

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Love in the Time of Cholera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel García Márquez

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The House of the Spirits is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende

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A Heart So White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
A Heart So White Javier Marías

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The Way to Paradise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
The Way to Paradise Mario Vargas Llosa

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Landscapes after the battle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spanish Novels

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The Savage Detectives is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
The Savage Detectives Roberto Bolaño

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The Shadow of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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2666 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
2666 Roberto Bolaño

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Santa Evita is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Santa Evita Tomás Eloy Martínez, Tomás Eloy Martínez

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Landscapes of war is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Landscapes of war Juan Goytisolo

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Your Face Tomorrow Volume 1: F... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spanish Novels

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Soldiers of Salamis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Soldiers of Salamis Javier Cercas

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Doctor Pasavento is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Doctor Pasavento Enrique Vila-Matas

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The Family of Pascual Duarte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
The Family of Pascual Duarte Camilo José Cela

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The Witness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
The Witness Juan Jose Saer

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The witness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
The witness Juan José Saer

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Distant Star is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Distant Star Roberto Bolaño

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Rabos de lagartija / Lizard Ta... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spanish Novels

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Tropical night falling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spanish Novels

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The city of marvels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
The city of marvels Eduardo Mendoza

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Our Lady of the Assassins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Our Lady of the Assassins Fernando Vallejo

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Bartleby & Co. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Bartleby & Co. Jonathan Dunne

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Past Caring is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Past Caring Juan Carlos Onetti

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Beauty Salon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Beauty Salon Mario Bellatin

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El desbarrancadero is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
El desbarrancadero Fernando Vallejo