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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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