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The Best Spanish Novels 

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Updated June 21, 2020 711 votes 178 voters 8.7k views 44 items

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
Miguel de Cervantes
2
One Hundred Years of Sol... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Gabriel García Márquez
3
Love in the Time of Chol... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Gabriel García Márquez
4
The Shadow of the Wind ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
5
La Celestina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Fernando de Rojas
6
The Savage Detectives is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Roberto Bolaño
7
The House of the Spirits... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Isabel Allende
8
The Family of Pascual Du... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Camilo José Cela
9
Hopscotch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Julio Cortázar
10
Doña Bárba... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Rómulo Gallegos
11
2666 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Roberto Bolaño
12
A Heart So White is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Javier Marías
13
Battles in the Desert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added José Emilio Pacheco
14
The Time of the Hero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Mario Vargas Llosa
15
The Truce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Mario Benedetti
16
The Feast of the Goat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Mario Vargas Llosa
17
The Death of Artemio Cru... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Carlos Fuentes
18
Los Santos Inocentes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Miguel Delibes
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On Heroes and Tombs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Ernesto Sábato
20
Pedro Páramo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Juan Rulfo
21
Kiss of the Spider Woman... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Manuel Puig
22
Marina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
JamesWalker added Carlos Ruiz Zafón
23
The Old Gringo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Carlos Fuentes
24
Our Lady of the Assassin... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Fernando Vallejo
25
El camino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
pacsgg added Miguel Delibes