Literature 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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31 5
Don Quixote is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Miguel de Cervantes

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28 8
One Hundred Years of Solitude is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Gabriel García Márquez

3
13 9
Love in the Time of Cholera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Gabriel García Márquez

4
11 7
La Celestina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Fernando de Rojas

5
12 9
The Savage Detectives is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Roberto Bolaño

6
11 9
The Shadow of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

7
10 8
The House of the Spirits is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Isabel Allende

8
9 7
The Feast of the Goat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Mario Vargas Llosa

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8 6
Tomorrow in the Battle Think o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spanish Novels

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8 6
2666 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Roberto Bolaño

11
7 6
A Heart So White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Javier Marías

12
3 2
Distant Star is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Roberto Bolaño

13
2 1
Landscapes after the battle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spanish Novels

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6 6
The Family of Pascual Duarte is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Camilo José Cela

15
3 3
The Way to Paradise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Mario Vargas Llosa

16
2 2
Your Face Tomorrow Volume 1: F... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spanish Novels

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1 1
Landscapes of war is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Juan Goytisolo

18
1 1
Doctor Pasavento is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Enrique Vila-Matas

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1 1
Soldiers of Salamis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Javier Cercas

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3 4
Santa Evita is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Tomás Eloy Martínez, Tomás Eloy Martínez

21
2 3
The city of marvels is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Eduardo Mendoza

22
2 3
The Witness is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Juan Jose Saer

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2 3
Our Lady of the Assassins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Fernando Vallejo

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1 2
Rabos de lagartija / Lizard Ta... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spanish Novels

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1 2
The witness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spanish Novels
Juan José Saer