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The Best Books About Revenge 

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List of best books about revenge, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books about getting revenge are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched revenge bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about revenge. If you're looking for a list of top books on revenge then you're in the right place.

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Edgar Allan Poe, John Grisham, and Anne Rice have all written books about Revenge.

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The Count of Monte Crist... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet

First Published: 1844

Subjects: Revenge, France, Redemption, Classics, Wrongly Accused, + more

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Fiction, Historical novel, Adventure fiction

Original Language: French Language

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas completed in 1844. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of ...more

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#29 of 314 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time #37 of 171 35+ Books Everybody Lies About Having Read #33 of 169 Books You'll Never Finish Reading

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Great Expectations is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Charles Dickens

First Published: 1860

Subjects: Canada, Revenge, Coming of age, Working class, Italy, + more

Genres (Book): Fiction, Novel, Social criticism

Original Language: English Language

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens' thirteenth novel and his penultimate novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is ...more

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#33 of 314 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time #24 of 171 35+ Books Everybody Lies About Having Read #28 of 1,293 The Best Novels Ever Written

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The Cask of Amontillado ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Edgar Allan Poe

First Published: 1846-11

Subjects: Revenge, Printing

Genres (Book): Horror Film, Short story

Original Language: English Language

"The Cask of Amontillado" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story is set in an unnamed Italian city at ...more
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A Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Charles Dickens

First Published: 1859

Subjects: Literary, French Revolution, Revenge, English Language, German Language, + more

Genres (Book): Fiction, Novel, Historical novel, Social criticism

Original Language: English Language

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the ...more

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#36 of 314 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time #25 of 171 35+ Books Everybody Lies About Having Readlisted on The Best Selling Books of All Time

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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Charles Portis

First Published: 1968

Subjects: Revenge, Linguistics, Adventure, Death, Language

Genres (Book): Western, Fiction

Original Language: English Language

True Grit is a 1968 novel by Charles Portis that was first published as a 1968 serial in The Saturday Evening Post. The novel is told from the perspective of a woman named Mattie Ross who ...more
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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
F. Scott Fitzgerald

First Published: 1925-04-10

Subjects: Music, Literary, Education, Revenge, Jazz Age, + more

Genres (Book): Fiction, Novel

Original Language: English Language

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer ...more

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#19 of 314 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time #3 of 183 The Greatest American Novels #6 of 171 35+ Books Everybody Lies About Having Read

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The Serpent Prince is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Elizabeth Hoyt

Subjects: Revenge, England

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Charade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Gilbert Morris

Subjects: Revenge

Genres (Book): Fiction

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The Scarlet Letter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Nathaniel Hawthorne

First Published: 1850

Subjects: Monarch, Popular literature, Literary, Revenge, New England, + more

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Children's literature, Romanticism, Fiction, Novel, + more

Original Language: English Language

The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 romantic work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, ...more

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#24 of 314 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time #17 of 183 The Greatest American Novels #8 of 171 35+ Books Everybody Lies About Having Read

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The First Wives Club is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Olivia Goldsmith

Subjects: Revenge, 20th century

Genres (Book): Fiction

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Final Justice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Fern Michaels

Subjects: Revenge

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Storm Season is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Janet Morris, Chris Morris

Subjects: sorcery, Spirituality, Revenge, Warfare, Courage, + more

Original Language: English Language

Storm Season is part of the Thieves World Shared Universe and contains a story from the Sacred Band of Stepsons literary series, Wizard Weather, by Janet Morris,
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Revenge R Us is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
R. L. Stine

First Published: 1998-07

Subjects: Revenge

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Horror Film, Fiction

Original Language: English Language

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The Master of Ballantrae... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Robert Louis Stevenson

First Published: 1889

Subjects: Literary, Espionage, Literature, Revenge, Classics, + more

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical novel, + more

Original Language: English Language

The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale is a book by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, focusing upon the conflict between two brothers, Scottish noblemen whose family is torn apart ...more
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Revenge is best served c... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Tracie Howard

Subjects: Revenge

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True Colors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Susan Kyle

Subjects: Revenge, Montana

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Waking Beauty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Paul Witcover

First Published: 1997

Subjects: Revenge

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction

Waking Beauty is a book written by Paul Witcover.
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Dead even is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Mariah Stewart

Subjects: Revenge

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Dictation: A Quartet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Cynthia Ozick

First Published: 2008

Subjects: Revenge, Humour, Deception

Genres (Book): Fiction

Dictation: A Quartet is a book by Cynthia Ozick.
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The Good Brother is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Chris Offutt

First Published: 1997

Subjects: Revenge, Montana, Belongingness

Genres (Book): Fiction

The Good Brother is a book by Chris Offutt.
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Blow Your Mind is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Eric Pete

Subjects: Revenge

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Fiction

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Coal Run is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Tawni O'Dell

First Published: 2004-06-17

Subjects: Pennsylvania, Revenge

Genres (Book): Fiction, Novel

Original Language: English Language

Coal Run is a 2004 novel by the American writer Tawni O’Dell.
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Destiny unleashed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Sherryl Woods

Subjects: Revenge

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The dirt eaters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Dennis Foon

Subjects: Revenge

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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Kiss Me While I Sleep is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About Revenge
Linda Howard

Subjects: Revenge

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction