Ten Novels and Their Authors

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Ten Novels and Their Authors
First UK edition (1954)
AuthorW. Somerset Maugham
Original titleGreatest Novelists and Their Novels
CountryUnited States
United Kingdom
PublisherWinston (US)
Heinemann (UK)
Publication date
New York (1948)
London (1954)

Ten Novels and Their Authors is a 1954 work of literary criticism by William Somerset Maugham. Maugham collects together what he considers to have been the ten greatest novels and writes about the books and the authors. The ten novels are:

  1. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  4. Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
  5. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  6. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  7. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  9. The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky
  10. War and Peace by Tolstoy

This book was originally a series of magazine articles commissioned by Redbook.