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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.

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A Dog of Flanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Ouida 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 Novel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
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 and Add... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Luke Davies 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 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
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 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 made: shô... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Seiichi Morimura 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Den Siste revejakta is a novel written by Ingvar Ambjørnsen.

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Don't look and it won't hurt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Richard Peck 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 Exiles is a play by James Joyce, who is principally remembered for his novels. It draws on the story of "The Dead", the final short story in Joyce's first major work, Dubliners, and ...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 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 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 Giacobbe is a book written by Francesco Maria Nappi.

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Gold Diggers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Tasmina Perry Gold Diggers is a 2007 novel by Tasmina Perry. The plot is a scandalous, glamorous, sex-filled bitchfest, with high-society women fighting over American billionaire Adam Gold who has moved to

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Gone, Baby, Gone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Dennis Lehane Gone, Baby, Gone is a 1998 detective novel by Dennis Lehane, his fourth in the series that features Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. In 2007, a film of the same ...more

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Harry Black is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
David Walker Harry Black is a novel by David Walker. It was adapted into a film of the same name. It was published by Collins of London.

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Harvest Home is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Tom Tryon Harvest Home is a 1973 novel by Thomas Tryon, which he wrote following his critically acclaimed 1971 novel, The Other. Harvest Home was a New York Times bestseller. The book became an NBC ...more

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Hearts in Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Stephen King Hearts in Atlantis is a collection of two novellas and three short stories by Stephen King, all connected to one another by recurring characters and taking place in roughly chronological order. ...more

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High Crimes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Joseph Finder High Crimes is a novel written by Joseph Finder.

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Hikaru no Go is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Takeshi Obata, Yumi Hotta

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Hold Tight is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Harlan Coben Hold Tight is a Harlan Coben 2008 stand-alone thriller dealing with problems of parental controls, teenage suicide, children independence and abuse of prescribed drugs. It features several ...more

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How Green Was My Valley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Richard Llewellyn How Green Was My Valley is a 1939 novel by Richard Llewellyn, narrated by Huw, the main character, about his Welsh family and the mining community in which they live. The author had claimed that ...more

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Humsafar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Farhat Ishtiaq Humsafar is a romantic novel written by Farhat Ishtiaq. The novel was first published in 7 parts in Khawateen Digest monthly from July 2007 to January 2008. It was later published as a complete ...more

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I'll Take Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Judith Krantz I'll Take Manhattan is a 1986 novel by Judith Krantz. The book was turned into a CBS television miniseries, I'll Take Manhattan, in 1987.

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In My Father's Den is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Maurice Gee In My Father's Den is a 1972 novel by New Zealand author Maurice Gee. The novel was adapted to film in 2004, written and directed by Brad McGann.

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Inventing the Abbotts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Sue Miller Inventing the Abbotts is a short story written by Sue Miller.

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Jewels is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Danielle Steel Jewels is a 1992 historical romance novel by Danielle Steel. In the novel, 75-five-year-old Sarah, Duchess of Whitfield, looks back on her long and eventful life. The novel debuted at #1 on the ...more

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Kill the poor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Joel Rose Kill the poor is a novel written by Joel Rose.

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L. Frank Baum's Juvenile Speak... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
L. Frank Baum L. Frank Baum's Juvenile Speaker: Readings and Recitations in Prose and Verse, Humorous and Otherwise is an anthology of literary works by L. Frank Baum, author of the Oz books. The book was ...more

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La Anam is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Ihsan Abdel Quddous La Anam is a drama novel by the prominent Egyptian novelist Ihsan Abdel Quddous.

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La Chair du Maître is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Dany Laferrière La Chair du Maitre is a book written by Dany Laferrière.

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Lives of the Saints is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Nino Ricci Lives of the Saints is a novel by Nino Ricci. The author's first book, it forms the first part of a trilogy. The other two novels are In a Glass House and Where She Has Gone. Lives of the Saints ...more

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M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three A... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
W. C. Heinz, H. Richard Hornberger MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors, is a 1968 novel by Richard Hooker which is notable as the inspiration for the 1970 feature film MASH and TV series M*A*S*H. The novel is about a fictional ...more

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Memoirs of a Magdalen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Hugh Kelly Memoirs of a Magdalen is a 1767 British novel by the Irish writer Hugh Kelly. Its full title is Memoirs of a Magdalen, or the History of Louisa Mildmay. Kelly began writing the story in 1766 and ...more

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Monk Dawson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Piers Paul Read Monk Dawson, is a novel by English author Piers Paul Read, published in 1969 by Secker and Warburg in the UK and in 1970 by Lippincott in the US, the year it won both the Somerset Maugham Award ...more

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Monster is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Walter Dean Myers Monster is a young-adult drama novel by American author Walter Dean Myers and was published by Harpercollins in 1999. It was nominated for the 1999 National Book Award for Young People's ...more

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My Family and Other Animals is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Gerald Durrell My Family and Other Animals is an autobiographical work by naturalist Gerald Durrell, telling of the part of his childhood he spent on the Greek island of Corfu between 1935 and 1939. It ...more

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Nights in Rodanthe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Drama Books and Novels
Nicholas Sparks Nights in Rodanthe is a romantic love novel by American writer Nicholas Sparks in September 2002. Set in Rodanthe, North Carolina, the story follows the purely intense and close romance of a ...more