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

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A Scanner Darkly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Philip K. Dick A Scanner Darkly is a BSFA Award-winning 1977 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. The semi-autobiographical story is set in a dystopian Orange County, California, in the ...more

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An Awfully Big Adventure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Beryl Bainbridge An Awfully Big Adventure is a novel written by Beryl Bainbridge. It was short listed for the Booker Prize in 1990 and adapted as a movie in 1995. The story was inspired by Bainbridge's own ...more

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Brother Odd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Dean Koontz Brother Odd is a novel by Dean Koontz, published in 2006. The novel is the third book in Koontz's series focusing on a young man named Odd Thomas.

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Don Quixote is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It follows the adventures of a nameless hidalgo who reads so many ...more

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February Shadows is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Elisabeth Reichart February Shadows is a 1984 historical novel by award-winning Austrian author Elisabeth Reichart. She wrote it as a response to her discovery of the Mühlviertler Hasenjagd, a massacre on ...more

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God's Fool is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Maarten Maartens God’s Fool: A Koopstad Story is an English-language novel by the Dutch writer Maarten Maartens, first published in 1892. The title is based on 1 Corinthians 3:19: ‘For the wisdom of this world ...more

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Good-bye, Mr. Chips is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
James Hilton Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a novella about the life of a schoolteacher, Mr. Chipping, written by the English writer James Hilton, first published by Hodder & Stoughton in October 1934. The novel ...more

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Jamayah: Adventures on the Pat... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
T.L. Orcutt Jamayah: Adventures on the Path of Return is the first novel in the The Path of Return Trilogy series by T.L. Orcutt, originally published in September 2005.

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Les Mystères de Marseille is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Émile Zola The novel Les Mystères de Marseille by Émile Zola appeared as a serialized story in Le Messager de Provence in 1867, while Zola was writing Thérèse Raquin. As a work ...more

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Life Expectancy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Dean Koontz Life Expectancy is a novel by suspense/horror writer Dean R. Koontz. The plot centers on five pivotal moments in the life of a self-proclaimed "lummox" named James "Jimmy"

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Lilies In December is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Agustus Montrose Lilies In December is the sole novel and debut work of 19th century literature author and playwright Agustus Montrose. He was inspired by travels to Ireland during the Great Famine. It is widely ...more

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Lord Jim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Joseph Conrad Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900. An early and primary event is the abandonment of a ship in ...more

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Memories of the Ford Administr... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
John Updike Memories of the Ford Administration is a 1992 novel by John Updike published by Knopf.

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Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Thomas Berger Neighbors is a 1980 novel by American author Thomas Berger. It is a satire of manners and suburbia, and a comment on emotional alienation with echoes of the works of Franz Kafka. Earl Keese’s ...more

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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Judith Guest Ordinary People is Judith Guest's first novel. Published in 1976, it tells the story of a year in the life of the Jarretts, an affluent suburban family trying to cope with the aftermath of two ...more

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Relentless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Dean Koontz Relentless is a 2009 suspense thriller from The New York Times #1 best selling author, Dean Koontz. The story follows the plight of best selling author Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich, his ...more

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Solaris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Stanisław Lem Solaris is a 1961 Polish philosophical science fiction novel by Stanisław Lem. The book centers upon the themes of the nature of human memory, experience and the ultimate inadequacy of ...more

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Spies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Michael Frayn, Thea von Harbou Spies is a psychological novel by English author and dramatist Michael Frayn. It is currently studied by A-Level, and some GCSE, literature students in various schools. It is also studied by ...more

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Terrorist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
John Updike Terrorist is the 22nd novel written by John Updike.

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The Double Tongue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
William Golding The Double Tongue is a novel by William Golding. It was found in draft form after his death and published posthumously. Golding's final novel tells the story of the Pythia, the priestess of ...more

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Feast of Lupercal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Brian Moore The Feast of Lupercal is a novel by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore. It was first published in the United States in 1957, by Boston publisher Little Brown, and in the United Kingdom ...more

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The Dressmaker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Beryl Bainbridge The Dressmaker is a gothic psychological novel written by Beryl Bainbridge. In 1973, it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Like many of Bainbridge's earlier works, the novel is ...more

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The Golden Egg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Tim Krabbé The Golden Egg, published as The Vanishing in English-speaking countries, is a psychological thriller novella written by Dutch author Tim Krabbé, first published in 1984. The plot centers ...more

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The Immaculate Conception is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Gaétan Soucy The Immaculate Conception is the English translation by Lazer Lederhendler of Gaétan Soucy's French novel, L'Immaculée conception, first published in 1994. The book was named the ...more

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The Last Night of Love, The Fi... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels

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The Lighthouse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Alison Moore The Lighthouse is a novel by English novelist Alison Moore, published on 15 August 2012. The novel deals with a middle-aged man's memories of childhood abandonment as he embarks on a walking ...more

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The Return of the Soldier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Rebecca West The Return of the Soldier is the debut novel of English novelist Rebecca West, first published in 1918. The novel recounts the return of the shell shocked Captain Chris Baldry from the trenches ...more

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Scarecrows is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Robert Westall Scarecrows is a book written by Robert Westall.

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Thérèse Raquin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Émile Zola Thérèse Raquin is a novel and a play by the French writer Émile Zola. The novel was originally published in serial format in the journal L'Artiste and in book format in

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Van de koele meren des doods is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Frederik Willem van Eeden Van de koele meren des doods is a Dutch novel by Frederik van Eeden, first published in 1900. It is one of the canonical Dutch novels, and is praised for its representation of the female ...more

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Your Heart Belongs to Me is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Psychological Novel Books and Novels
Dean Koontz Your Heart Belongs to Me is a novel by science fiction/horror writer Dean Koontz. The plot revolves around Ryan Perry, who receives a heart transplant. From the #1 New York Times bestselling ...more