Literary Fiction

Acclaimed works from prize-winning Picador authors, including Edward St Aubyn and Alan Hollinghurst. From must-read literary sensations like A Little Life to timeless classics like Plainsong, these are books that challenge conventions, spark debates and feed imaginations.

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    Great Expectations

    Charles Dickens

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    Oliver Twist

    Charles Dickens

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    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

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    David Copperfield

    Charles Dickens

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    Ghost Stories

    Charles Dickens

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    Hard Times

    Charles Dickens

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    A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

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    The Pickwick Papers

    Charles Dickens

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    Tender is the Night

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    The Beautiful and Damned

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Tales of the Jazz Age

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    The Forgetting Time

    Sharon Guskin

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    A Manual for Cleaning Women

    Lucia Berlin

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    Alberto's Lost Birthday

    Diana Rosie

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    Kim

    Rudyard Kipling

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    A Farewell To Arms

    Ernest Hemingway

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    For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Ernest Hemingway

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    Doctor Thorne

    Anthony Trollope

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    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

    Victor Hugo

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    Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

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    Sense and Sensibility

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

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    Emma

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

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    Persuasion

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

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    Northanger Abbey

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

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    Mansfield Park

    Jane Austen

    Hugh Thomson

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    Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England

    Jane Austen

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    The Giles Wareing Haters' Club

    Tim Dowling

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    Who Do You Think You Are?

    Malcolm Bradbury

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    In the Unlikely Event

    Judy Blume

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    The Patrick Melrose Novels

    Edward St Aubyn

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    The Psalm Killer

    Chris Petit

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    A Boy's Own Story

    Edmund White

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    Villa America

    Liza Klaussmann

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    Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories

    China Miéville

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    Your Father Sends His Love

    Stuart Evers

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    Tender

    Belinda McKeon

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    The Lake House

    Kate Morton

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    All Involved

    Ryan Gattis

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