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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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    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet

    First Published1844

    SubjectsRevenge, France, Redemption, Classics, Wrongly Accused

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

    Original LanguageFrench 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 his...  more

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    #30 of 331 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time#3 of 1,236 The Best Novels Ever Written

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    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

    First Published1859

    SubjectsLiterary, French Revolution, Revenge, English Language, German Language

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

    Original LanguageEnglish 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 French...  more

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    #1 of 103 The Best Selling Books of All Time#48 of 117 The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

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    The Serpent Prince

    Elizabeth Hoyt

    SubjectsRevenge, England

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    Charade

    Gilbert Morris

    SubjectsRevenge

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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    The First Wives Club

    Olivia Goldsmith

    SubjectsRevenge, 20th century

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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    First Published1846-11

    SubjectsRevenge, Printing

    Genres (Book)Horror Film, Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish 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 carnival time in an...  more
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    Final Justice

    Fern Michaels

    SubjectsRevenge

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    True Colors

    Susan Kyle

    SubjectsRevenge, Montana

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    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    First Published1925-04-10

    SubjectsMusic, Literary, Education, Revenge, Jazz Age

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish 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 of...  more

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    #5 of 156 The Greatest American Novels#18 of 71 Required Reading That You Actually Ended Up Loving

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    Waking Beauty

    Paul Witcover

    First Published1997

    SubjectsRevenge

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    Waking Beauty is a book written by Paul Witcover....
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    True Grit

    Charles Portis

    First Published1968

    SubjectsRevenge, Linguistics, Adventure, Death, Language

    Genres (Book)Western, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish 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 recounts...  more
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    Storm Season

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris

    Subjectssorcery, Spirituality, Revenge, Warfare, Courage

    Original LanguageEnglish 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,...  more
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    SubjectsRevenge, Scotland

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Fiction

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    Dead even

    Mariah Stewart

    SubjectsRevenge

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    First Published2008

    SubjectsRevenge, Humour, Deception

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Dictation: A Quartet is a book by Cynthia Ozick....  more
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    Great Expectations

    Charles Dickens

    First Published1860

    SubjectsCanada, Revenge, Coming of age, Working class, Italy

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel, Social criticism

    Original LanguageEnglish 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 Dickens...  more

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    #68 of 300 The Greatest Children's Books That Were Made Into Movies#44 of 102 The Best Books for Teens

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    SubjectsRevenge, Fathers and Daughters, Erotic literature

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    First Published2000

    SubjectsRevenge, Denmark, History, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Gertrude and Claudius is a novel by John Updike. It uses the known sources of Shakespeare's Hamlet to tell a story that draws on a rather straightforward revenge tale in the medieval Denmark depicted...  more
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    The Good Brother

    Chris Offutt

    First Published1997

    SubjectsRevenge, Montana, Belongingness

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    The Good Brother is a book by Chris Offutt....
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    SubjectsRevenge

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Fiction

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    Coal Run

    Tawni O'Dell

    First Published2004-06-17

    SubjectsPennsylvania, Revenge

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Coal Run is a 2004 novel by the American writer Tawni O’Dell....  more
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    Destiny unleashed

    Sherryl Woods

    SubjectsRevenge

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    The dirt eaters

    Dennis Foon

    SubjectsRevenge

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

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    Hardcore Hayduke

    George Hayduke

    SubjectsRevenge

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    Vow of vengeance

    Lewis B. Patten

    SubjectsRevenge, Wyoming