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A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction. Some novelists are professional novelists, thus make a living writing novels and other fiction, while others aspire to support themselves in this way or write as an avocation. Most novelists struggle to get their debut novel published, but once published they often continue to be published, although very few become literary celebrities, thus gaining prestige or a considerable income from their work. Novelists come from a variety of backgrounds and social classes, and frequently this shapes the content of their works. Public reception of a novelist's work, the literary criticism commenting on it, and the novelists' incorporation of their own experiences into works and characters can lead to the author's personal life and identity being associated with a novel's fictional content. For this reason, the environment within which a novelist works and the reception of their novels by both the public and publishers can be influenced by their demographics or identity; important among these culturally constructed identities are gender, sexual identity, social class, race or ethnicity, nationality, religion, and an association with place. Similarly, some novelists have creative identities derived from their focus on different genres of fiction, such as crime, romance or historical novels. While many novelists compose fiction to satisfy personal desires, novelists and commentators often ascribe a particular social responsibility or role to novel writers. Many authors use such moral imperatives to justify different approaches to novel writing, including activism or different approaches to representing reality "truthfully". - DbPedia

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George gissing
George Gissing
(1857-1903)
Arnold bennett   project gutenberg etext 13635
Arnold Bennett
(1867-1931)
J. B. Priestley OM
(1894-1984)
George orwell press photo
George Orwell
(1903-1950)
Radclyffe hall, ca. 1930
Radclyffe Hall
(1880-1943)
Joseph conrad
Joseph Conrad
(1857-1924)
Frederick marryat by john simpson
Captain Frederick Marryat RN
(1792-1848)
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Sir H. Rider Haggard
(1856-1925)
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Ford Madox Ford
(1873-1939)
Gilbert chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(1874-1936)
John galsworthy
John Galsworthy OM
(1867-1933)
J. m. barrie   project gutenberg etext 13103
Sir J. M. Barrie OM Bt
(1860-1937)
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Charles Dickens
(1812-1870)
William makepeace thackeray by jesse harrison whitehurst crop
William Makepeace Thackeray
(1811-1863)
James Hilton
(1900-1954)
D h lawrence passport photograph
D. H. Lawrence
(1885-1930)
Picture of anthony trollope
Anthony Trollope
(1815-1882)
Daniel defoe kneller style
Daniel Defoe
(1660-1731)
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Enid Bagnold
(1889-1981)
Walter besant by barraud c1880s
Sir Walter Besant
(1836-1901)
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Thomas Hardy OM
(1840-1928)
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Theodor Fontane
(1819-1898)
Henry fielding
Henry Fielding
(1707-1754)
Barbara Pym
(1913-1980)
Robert Howard Spring
(1889-1965)
C. S. Forester
(1899-1966)
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Jean Ingelow
(1820-1897)
Horatio smith
Horace Smith
(1779-1849)
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E. M. Forster CH OM
(1879-1970)
De morgan william
William De Morgan
(1839-1917)
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Theodore Watts-Dunton
(1832-1914)
Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett DBE
(1884-1969)
George eliot at 30 by françois d'albert durade
George Eliot
(1819-1880)
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Sir Anthony Hope
(1863-1933)
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William Hale White
(1831-1913)
Margery Sharp
(1905-1991)
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James Joyce
(1882-1941)
John william polidori by f.g. gainsford
Dr John William Polidori
(1795-1821)
Emily Hilda Young
(1880-1946)
Graham Greene CH OM
(1904-1991)
William golding 1983
Sir William Golding CBE
(1911-1993)
Ouida from cabinet card
Maria Louise Ramé
(1839-1908)
Tobias smollett c 1770
Tobias Smollett
(1721-1771)
Sheila kaye smith   oct 1922 harpers
Sheila Kaye-Smith
(1887-1956)
Edward george earle lytton bulwer lytton, 1st baron lytton by henry william pickersgill
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
(1803-1873)
Elizabeth gaskell 1832
Elizabeth Gaskell
(1810-1865)
J. L. Carr
(1912-1994)
Maria edgeworth by john downman 1807
Maria Edgeworth
(1767-1849)
Dr Francis Brett Young
(1884-1954)
Wilkie collins
William Wilkie Collins
(1824-1889)
Alun Richards
(1929-2004)
Richard jefferies
Richard Jefferies
(1848-1887)
Charles Morgan
(1894-1958)
Lady Georgiana Fullerton
(1812-1885)
William Robertson Davies
(1913-1995)
Charlottebronte
Charlotte Brontë
(1816-1855)
Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary
(1888-1957)
Kathleen Coyle
(1883-1952)
Sara grand
Frances Elizabeth Clarke
(1854-1943)
Charles lever
Charles Lever
(1806-1872)
David Storey
(1933-2017)
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Jane Austen
(1775-1817)
William harrison ainsworth by daniel maclise
William Harrison Ainsworth
(1805-1882)
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Frances Burney
(1752-1840)
John Hay Beith
(1876-1952)
Richard cumberland, dramatist
Richard Cumberland
(1732-1811)
Edna ferber
Edna Ferber
(1887-1968)
Robert Graves
(1895-1985)
Kerouac by palumbo
Jack Kerouac
(1922-1969)
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Dr W. Somerset Maugham CH
(1874-1965)
Margaret oliphant oliphant
Margaret Oliphant
(1828-1897)
E. phillips oppenheim
E. Phillips Oppenheim
(1866-1946)
Dawn Powell
(1896-1965)
Thomas love peacock by henry wallis
Thomas Love Peacock
(1785-1866)
Robert Cedric Sherriff
(1896-1975)
Mariecorelli
Marie Corelli
(1855-1924)
Nicholas Monsarrat FRSL
(1910-1979)
George A. Birmingham
(1865-1950)
George charles beresford   virginia woolf in 1902
Virginia Woolf
(1882-1941)
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Gerald Griffin
(1803-1840)
Count Theodore Wratislaw
(1871-1933)
Kate O'Brien
(1897-1974)
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José Maria de Eça de Queirós
(1845-1900)
Jesse Fothergill
(1851-1891)
Neville shute aww 1949
Nevil Shute
(1899-1960)
James Hanley
(1897-1985)
Canon Frederick Langbridge
(1849-1922)
Antonia White
(1899-1980)
Henry Williamson
(1895-1977)
Sir Kingsley Amis
(1922-1995)
Charles Williams
(1886-1945)
George meredith by george frederic watts
George Meredith OM
(1828-1909)
Harriet martineau by richard evans
Harriet Martineau
(1802-1876)
Torquato tasso
Torquato Tasso
(1544-1595)
Christopher isherwood 6 allan warren
Christopher Isherwood
(1904-1986)
Sybil Burr
(1909-2002)
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Ivan Turgenev
(1818-1883)
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Henry Cockton
(1807-1853)
Valery larbaud
Valery Larbaud
(1881-1957)
Jane loudon crop
Jane Loudon
(1807-1858)
Manès Sperber
(1905-1984)
Cervantes jáuregui
Miguel de Cervantes
(1547-1616)
Bithia Mary Croker
(1847-1920)
Lucie Delarue Mardrus
(1874-1945)
Georgette Heyer
(1902-1974)
Anatole france young years
Anatole France
(1844-1924)
Forrest Reid
(1875-1947)
Margaret drabble (2011)
Margaret Drabble
(1939-present)
Charles j kickham
Charles Kickham
(1828-1882)
Amelia b edwards 1890 in amerika
Amelia Edwards
(1831-1892)
William carleton by john slattery
William Carleton
(1794-1869)
William beckford 1782   by george romney
William Beckford
(1760-1844)
Jack Common
(1903-1968)
L.n.tolstoy prokudin gorsky
Leo Tolstoy
(1828-1910)
Brendanbehan
Brendan Behan
(1923-1964)
Rainer maria rilke, 1900
Rainer Maria Rilke
(1875-1926)
Laurence sterne by sir joshua reynolds
Laurence Sterne
(1713-1768)
Cocteau 1923
Jean Cocteau
(1889-1963)
Marcel aymé 1929
Marcel Aymé
(1902-1967)
Louis aragon, 19 juin 1981
Louis Aragon
(1897-1982)
John galt 7
John Galt
(1779-1839)
Marguerite audoux   project gutenberg etext 20572
Marguerite Audoux
(1863-1937)
Gustave flaubert young
Gustave Flaubert
(1821-1880)
Truman capote by jack mitchell
Truman Capote
(1924-1984)
Victor hugo
Victor Hugo
(1802-1885)
Jean paul sartre fp
Jean-Paul Sartre
(1905-1980)
Savinien de cyrano de bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
(1619-1655)
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Honoré de Balzac LdH
(1799-1850)
Robert Shaw
(1927-1978)
Thornton Wilder
(1897-1975)
Vladimir nabokov 1973
Vladimir Nabokov
(1899-1977)
André gide
André Gide
(1869-1951)
Raymond williams at saffron walden
Raymond Williams
(1921-1988)
Jack Jones
(1884-1970)
Ivan Goncharov
(1812-1891)
John Braine
(1922-1986)
Dorothy Whipple
(1893-1966)
François mauriac (1932)
François Mauriac
(1885-1970)
Mary Webb
(1881-1927)

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