Who is the greatest novelist?

Who is the greatest novelist of all times? l am curious about your personal opinion.

  • dostoyevsky
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  • Charles dickens
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  • marcel proust
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  • victor hugo
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  • tolstoy
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  • james joyce
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  • others
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Most Helpful Girl

  • Dostoevsky by far the best.. Then George Orwell and John Steinbeck

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    • For me too dostoevsky is an impressing and clever writter much more than others.

Most Helpful Guy

  • George Eliot should be on that list, in my opinion. But as she (yes, she) is not, I'm going with Tolstoy, as Anna Karenina and War and Peace are two of my favorite books of all time. Dickens is up there for me as well.

    I WILL, however, finish Proust's great work, In Search of Lost Time (aka Remembrance of Things Past). ;)

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What Girls Said 11

  • Vote B + Vote E (others) = Ernest Hemingway

    Great Expectations has much personal relevance for me as I see myself as both Estella and Miss Havisham equally.

    (laughing)
    One of my older dates said I was Lady Brett Ashley from The Sun Also Rises, so naturally I had to read the book and see the movie... both were brilliant :P

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    • l had carefully read great expectations but not been empressed by this novel. l think that is unreal technical point of view being inherited by a man who

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    • I think EH won his only award for The Old Man And The Sea, although I haven't read it.

    • the old man and the sea have different mennar. and man's inner world is interesting. l reccommend but at first dostoevsky

      Thanks for contribution :-)

  • haven't read most of those so Stephen King, Dean Koontz

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  • Shakespeare :-)

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    • I really like him. I had even gone to opera version of Macbeth by verdi. I would include him but I gave up put joyse instead.

      And what a meaningful nick you have by the way :-)

      You came in out of the night
      And there were flowers in your hand,
      Now you will come out of a confusion of people,
      Out of a turmoil of speech about you.

      I who have seen you amid the primal things
      Was angry when they spoke your name
      IN ordinary places.
      I would that the cool waves might flow over my mind,
      And that the world should dry as a dead leaf,
      Or as a dandelion see-pod and be swept away,
      So that I might find you again,
      Alone.

      by Ezra Pound

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    • @EllieLexis513 does Hamlet actually belong to him

    • Yes, I think it was written because his father died that year and it was supposed to be about the grief Shakespeare felt when he died.

  • david sedaris

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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    George Orwell
    Oscar Wilde

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  • Chuck tingle

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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald. The end.

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  • Victor Hugo.

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  • Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, and George Orwell

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  • Anthony Trollope

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  • William Golding

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What Guys Said 11

  • I'd say Jin Yong ranks on my top list of novel writers. His characters are extremely colorful and deep. His female protagonists are probably the most realistic women personality. In fact, I am certain that some archetype of women in later novels are based on his creations.

    Assuming I an reading fictions.

    H. G. Wells is pretty good too but I prefer action series.

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  • H. G. Wells, Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, and George Orwell are my favorite.

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  • Orson Scott Card, for me

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    • Oh I forgot about him! Love his work. Also like Robert Heinlein.

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    • He wrote Starship Troopers (the book, not the parody movie that was written by people who hated Heinlein) and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

      Starship Troopers is a military sci fi classic that invented a lot of the things that have become staples of the genre. It was the first notable fiction that involved power armor (in fact, the guy who made Gundam was inspired by him I think).

      It's not for everyone, but if like Ender's Game but wanted more military life and action, you should like it.

    • @Fibbett Alright, I'll check it out! Thanks!

  • Jack London is my personal favorite.

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  • Steven King

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  • I'd go with Neal Stephenson and his masterpiece "Snow Crash."

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  • out of those id say dickens, but its entirely down to personal preference really

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  • Steven King or Dr Seuss

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  • Hugo
    Tolstoy
    Twain

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  • No H. G. Wells? Seriously?

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  • What's a novelist?

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