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Famous Drama Books and Novels

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List of famous drama books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular drama books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best drama novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

This list below has a variety of books, like Cloud Atlas and The Alchemist, in it.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best drama books?" and "What are the most famous drama books?"

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A Dog of Flanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Ouida

First Published: 1872

Genres (Book): Drama, Tragedy, Fiction, Adventure fiction

A Dog of Flanders is an 1872 novel by English author Marie Louise de la Ramée published with her pseudonym "Ouida". It is about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog, Patrasche. ...more
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A Fortunate Life is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels

Genres (Book): Drama, Autobiography

Original Language: English Language

A Fortunate Life is an autobiography by Albert Facey published in 1981, nine months before his death. It chronicles his early life in Western Australia, his experiences as a private during the ...more
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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Nicholas Sparks

First Published: 1999-10

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Speculative fiction, Drama, Fiction, Novel

Original Language: English Language

A Walk to Remember is a novel by American writer Nicholas Sparks, released in October 1999. The novel, set in 1958-'59 in Beaufort, North Carolina, is a story of two teenagers who fall in love ...more
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Amu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Shonali Bose

Genres (Book): Drama

Amu is a novel by Shonali Bose.
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An Old Fashioned Girl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Louisa May Alcott

First Published: 1869

Subjects: Literature, Classics, 19th century, Friendship, United States of America, + more

Genres (Book): Poetry, Children's literature, Drama, Fiction, Comedy

Original Language: English Language

An Old-Fashioned Girl is a novel by Louisa May Alcott. It was first serialised in the Merry's Museum magazine between July and August in 1869 and consisted of only six chapters. For the finished ...more
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Ardiente paciencia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Antonio Skármeta

First Published: 1985

Genres (Book): Drama, Biography, Historical romance

Ardiente Paciencia, or El Cartero De Neruda, is a 1985 novel by Antonio Skármeta. The novel was published in the English market under the title The Postman. It tells the story of Mario ...more
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Burnt Offering is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Jeanne Galzy

First Published: 1929

Genres (Book): Drama

Original Language: French Language

Burnt Offering is a French novel by Jeanne Galzy. Published in French in 1929, it won the 1930 Prix Brentano and was subsequently published in English, as the only one of the author's many ...more
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Caballero: A Historical ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels

Genres (Book): Drama, Historical fiction, Historical romance, Novel

Caballero: A Historical Novel, often known only as Caballero, is a historical romance coauthored by Jovita González and Margaret Eimer. Written in the 1930s and early 1940s, but not ...more
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Candy: A Novel of Love a... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Luke Davies

First Published: 1998-06-16

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Drama, Novel

Original Language: English Language

Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction is a novel by Luke Davies.
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Cash McCall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Cameron Hawley

Genres (Book): Drama, Fiction

Cash McCall is a book written by Cameron Hawley.
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Celia, lo que dice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels

First Published: 1929

Genres (Book): Children's literature, Drama

Original Language: Spanish Language

Celia, lo que dice is the first in the series of children's novels by the famous Spanish author Elena Fortún. The novel is a collection of short stories first published in magazines in ...more
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Chemmeen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai

First Published: 1956

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Chivalric romance, Drama

Chemmeen is a 1965 Malayalam romantic drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai and directed by Ramu Kariat from a screenplay by S. L. Puram Sadanandan. It ...more
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Chi hate umi tsukiru mad... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Seiichi Morimura

Genres (Book): Drama, Adventure fiction

Chi hate umi tsukiru made: shosetsu Chingisu Han is a novel written by Seiichi Morimura.
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Chinese Takeout is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Arthur Nersesian

First Published: 2003

Genres (Book): Drama, Fiction, Novel

Original Language: English Language

Chinese Takeout is a novel written by American author, playwright and poet, Arthur Nersesian. The novel was dedicated "To the memory of Tom Reiss, teacher, artist, friend". It was ...more
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Cloud Atlas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
David Mitchell

First Published: 2004

Subjects: Consumerism, Eugenics, Reincarnation, Predation, Human nature

Genres (Book): Drama, Drama, Fiction, Novel, Fantasy

Original Language: English Language

Cloud Atlas is a 2004 novel, the third book by British author David Mitchell. It consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a ...more

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Coin Locker Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Ryu Murakami

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Bildungsroman, Drama, Novel

Original Language: Japanese Language

Coin Locker Babies, 1980 is a novel by Ryu Murakami about coin-operated-locker babies, translated into English by Stephen Snyder. The translation was published in 1995 by Kodansha International ...more
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Daddy's Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Tasmina Perry

First Published: 2006

Genres (Book): Drama

Original Language: English Language

Daddy's Girls is the 2006 debut novel by Tasmina Perry. The Independent described the novel as a "Shirley Conranesque retro romp". The novel follows four glamorous daughters whose
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Death Sentence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Brian Garfield

First Published: 1975

Genres (Book): Crime Fiction, Suspense, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, + more

Original Language: English Language

Death Sentence is the 1975 sequel novel to Death Wish by Brian Garfield.
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Death Wish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Brian Garfield

First Published: 1972

Subjects: Murder

Genres (Book): Crime Fiction, Drama, Thriller, Fiction

Original Language: English Language

Death Wish is a 1972 novel by Brian Garfield.
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Den siste revejakta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Ingvar Ambjørnsen

Genres (Book): Drama, Comedy

Den Siste revejakta is a novel written by Ingvar Ambjørnsen.
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Don't look and it won't ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Richard Peck

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Drama

Don't look and it won't hurt is a novel written by Richard Peck.
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Exiles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
James Joyce

First Published: 1918-05-25

Subjects: Drama

Genres (Book): Drama

Original Language: English Language

Exiles is James Joyce's only extant play and draws on the story of "The Dead", the final short story in Joyce's story collection Dubliners. The play was rejected by W. B. Yeats for ...more
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Five plays is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany

First Published: 1914

Genres (Book): Drama, Drama, Fantasy

Original Language: English Language

Five Plays is the eighth book by Anglo-Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin and others. It was ...more
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Ghostwritten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
David Mitchell

First Published: 1999-08-19

Subjects: Crime, Randomness, Terrorism

Genres (Book): Drama, Novel

Original Language: English Language

Ghostwritten is the first novel published by the author David Mitchell. Published in 1999, it won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was widely acclaimed. The story takes place mainly around East ...more
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Giacobbe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Francesco Maria Nappi

Genres (Book): Drama, Biography, History

Giacobbe is a book written by Francesco Maria Nappi.