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List of famous satire books, with jacket cover images and information about the author and publication date. This list includes the best satire novels, textbooks, and stories for your reading list, and should answer the question "What are the top satire books?" The list you're viewing is made up of books like Animal Farm and The Acceptance World. Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable satire titles on Amazon with just one click.

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"Rommel?" "Gunner Who?" Spike Milligan's second volume of war autobiography, "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?": A Confrontation in the Desert, was published in 1974, with Jack Hobbs credited as an editor. ...more

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500 años fregados pero cristia... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
500 años fregados pero cristianos Rius 500 años fregados pero cristianos is a 1992 illustrated book by Mexican cartoonist and writer Rius that was published by Grijalbo. The book is a sharp criticism of the Spanish conquest, ...more

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A Big Boy did it and Ran Away is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
A Big Boy did it and Ran Away Christopher Brookmyre A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away is Christopher Brookmyre's sixth novel. It features the first appearance of policewoman Angelique de Xavia, who is one of the main characters in The Sacred Art of ...more

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novella by Anthony Burgess published in 1962. Set in a near future English society that has a subculture of extreme youth violence, the novella has a teenage ...more

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A Connecticut Yankee in King A... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are ...more

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A Good Man in Africa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
A Good Man in Africa William Boyd A Good Man in Africa is the first novel by William Boyd, published in 1981. It won both the Whitbread Book Award for a first novel and the Somerset Maugham Award that year.

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A Planet for the President is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
A Planet for the President Alistair Beaton A Planet for the President is a novel by Alistair Beaton. Set in the not-too-distant future, it satirically ponders the question of what action the President of the United States might take if ...more

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A Practical Guide To Racism is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
A Practical Guide To Racism A Practical Guide to Racism is a 2007 humorous satirical book written by Sam Means under the pseudonym C.H. Dalton. The book is similar to the Douglas Sutherland book The English Gentleman, in ...more

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A Question of Upbringing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
A Question of Upbringing Anthony Powell A Question of Upbringing is the opening novel in Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time, a twelve-volume cycle spanning much of the 20th century. Published in 1951, it begins the story of ...more

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A Tale Etched in Blood and Har... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil Christopher Brookmyre A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil is the tenth novel by Christopher Brookmyre.

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A Tenured Professor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
A Tenured Professor John Kenneth Galbraith A Tenured Professor is a satirical novel by Canadian/American economist and Professor Emeritus at Harvard, John Kenneth Galbraith, about a liberal university teacher who sets out to change ...more

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Adolf Hitler: My Part in His D... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall Spike Milligan Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, published in 1971, is the first volume of Spike Milligan's war memoirs. The book spans the period from Britain's declaration of war on Germany to when ...more

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American ...more

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All Fun and Games until Somebo... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye Christopher Brookmyre All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye is the ninth novel by Scottish writer Christopher Brookmyre.

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Amelia Peabody series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Amelia Peabody series The Amelia Peabody series is a series of nineteen historical mystery novels and one non-fiction companion volume written by Egyptologist Barbara Mertz under the pen name Elizabeth Peters. The ...more

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho is a novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991. The story is told in the first person by Patrick Bateman, a serial killer and Manhattan businessman. A film adaptation ...more

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An American Demon: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
An American Demon: A Memoir An American Demon: A Memoir is a 2011 novel/memoir by Jack Grisham that mixes a detailed account of the author's life up until the end of the 1980s with bits of philosophical fiction. The book ...more

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An Apology for the Life of Mrs... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews Henry Fielding An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews, or simply Shamela, as it is more commonly known, is a satirical burlesque, a novella written by Henry Fielding, first published in April 1741 ...more

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Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Animal Farm George Orwell Animal Farm is an allegorical and dystopian novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian ...more

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Artistic Differences is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Artistic Differences Charlie Hauck Artistic Differences is a book by Charlie Hauck.

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As Seen on TV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
As Seen on TV Chris Kerr As Seen on TV is Irish author Chris Kerr's second novel. It was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, The Orion Publishing Group, based in London in 2005.

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At Lady Molly's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
At Lady Molly's Anthony Powell At Lady Molly's is the fourth volume in Anthony Powell's twelve novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time. A first person narrative, it is written in precise yet conversational prose. Winner ...more

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Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millvill... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville L. Frank Baum Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville is a 1908 young-adult novel written by L. Frank Baum, famous as the creator of the Land of Oz. It is the third volume in "the successful Aunt Jane ...more

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Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society L. Frank Baum Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society is a young-adult novel written by L. Frank Baum, famous as the creator of the Land of Oz. First published in 1910, the book is the fifth volume in the Aunt Jane's ...more

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Azemia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Azemia William Thomas Beckford Azemia is a satirical novel, written by William Thomas Beckford, that was first published in 1797. The book parodies what Beckford considered sensationalist writing, as well as political issues ...more

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Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Babbitt Sinclair Lewis Babbitt, first published in 1922, is a novel by Sinclair Lewis. Largely a satire of American culture, society, and behavior, it critiques the vacuity of middle-class American life and its ...more

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Badenheim 1939 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Badenheim 1939 Aharon Appelfeld Badenheim 1939 is an Israeli novel by Aharon Appelfeld. First published in Hebrew in 1978 as באדנהיים עיר נופש, it was his first novel to be translated into English, and was subsequently ...more

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Blind Faith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Blind Faith Ben Elton Blind Faith is an English dystopian novel by writer and comedian Ben Elton, published in 2007.

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Books Do Furnish a Room is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Books Do Furnish a Room Anthony Powell Books Do Furnish a Room is a novel by Anthony Powell, the tenth in the sequence of twelve comprising his masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time. It was first published in 1971 and, like the ...more

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Boomsday is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Boomsday Christopher Buckley Boomsday is a 2007 novel by Christopher Buckley, which is a political satire about the rivalry between squandering Baby Boomers and younger generations of Americans who do not want to pay high ...more

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Boy Wonder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Boy Wonder James Robert Baker Boy Wonder is a novel by James Robert Baker published in 1988. The novel is a mock of oral history of Los Angeles, California in which we hear the life of Hollywood avant-garde film producer ...more

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Breathers: A Zombie's Lament is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Breathers: A Zombie's Lament S. G. Browne Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament is a romantic zombie comedy novel by first-time author S. G. Browne, published in 2009. The story is told from the point of view of Andy Warner, a newly revived ...more

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Bør Børson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Bør Børson Johan Falkberget Bør Børson Jr. is a novel written by Johan Falkberget.

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Candide, ou l'Optimisme is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Candide, ou l'Optimisme Voltaire Candide, ou l'Optimisme is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled ...more

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Candide, Part II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Candide, Part II Henri Joseph Du Laurens Candide, or Optimism — Part II is an apocryphal picaresque novel, possibly written by Thorel de Campigneulles or Henri Joseph Du Laurens, published in 1760. Candide was written by Voltaire and ...more

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Casanova's Chinese Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Casanova's Chinese Restaurant Anthony Powell Casanova's Chinese Restaurant is a novel by Anthony Powell. It forms the fifth volume of his masterpiece, the twelve-volume sequence A Dance to the Music of Time, and was originally published in ...more

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Cat's Cradle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut Cat's Cradle is the fourth novel by American writer Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1963. It explores issues of science, technology, and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other ...more

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Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Catch-22 Joseph Heller Catch-22 is a satirical novel by the American author Joseph Heller. He began writing it in 1953; the novel was first published in 1961. It is frequently cited as one of the greatest literary ...more

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Chart Throb is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Chart Throb Ben Elton Chart Throb is a 2006 novel by Ben Elton. It was released in hardback on 6 November 2006 in the UK, and 9 January 2007 in the US. It is a satire of The X Factor/Pop Idol-style reality TV

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Choke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Choke Chuck Palahniuk Choke is a 2001 novel by American author Chuck Palahniuk.

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Closing Time is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Closing Time Joseph Heller Closing Time is a 1994 novel by Joseph Heller, written as a sequel to the popular Catch-22. It takes place in New York City in the 1990s, and revisits some characters of the original, including ...more

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Cold Comfort Farm is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons Cold Comfort Farm is a comic novel by English author Stella Gibbons, published in 1932. It parodies the romanticised, sometimes doom-laden accounts of rural life popular at the time, by writers ...more

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Company is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Company Max Barry Company is a book written by Max Barry. In 2006 it became Barry's third published novel, following Jennifer Government in 2003. The novel is set in a modern corporation.

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Country of the Blind is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Country of the Blind Christopher Brookmyre Published in 1997 Country of the Blind is Christopher Brookmyre's second novel. Following on from the adventures in Quite Ugly One Morning, the storyline fast forwards to find Parlabane living ...more

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Daily Negations is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Daily Negations John S. Hall Daily Negations is the second book by King Missile frontman John S. Hall. It was released by Soft Skull Press in 2007. The book is a dark-humored satire of self-help books. In it, Hall presents ...more

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Decline and Fall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Decline and Fall Evelyn Waugh Decline and Fall is a novel by the English author Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1928. It was Waugh's first published novel; an earlier attempt, titled The Temple at Thatch, was destroyed by ...more

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Diary is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Diary Chuck Palahniuk Diary is a 2003 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. The book is written like a diary. Its protagonist is Misty Wilmot, a once-promising young artist currently working as a waitress in a hotel. Her ...more

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Diary of a Mad Housewife is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Diary of a Mad Housewife Sue Kaufman Diary of a Mad Housewife is a book by Sue Kaufman.

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Don Quixote is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Don Quixote 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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Dumb Luck is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Satire Books and Novels
Dumb Luck Vu Trong Phung Dumb Luck is a 1936 novel by Vietnamese novelist Vũ Trọng Phụng which satirises the late-colonial Vietnamese middle classes. The novel was banned by the Vietnamese Communist Party, first in ...more