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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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Joseph conrad
Joseph Conrad
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Ford Madox Ford
Gilbert chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
John galsworthy
John Galsworthy OM
J. m. barrie   project gutenberg etext 13103
Sir J. M. Barrie OM Bt
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Charles Dickens
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William Makepeace Thackeray
James Hilton
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D. H. Lawrence
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Anthony Trollope
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Daniel Defoe
Enid Bagnold
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Sir Walter Besant
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Thomas Hardy OM
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Theodor Fontane
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Henry Fielding
Barbara Pym
Robert Howard Spring
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Jean Ingelow
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Horace Smith
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William De Morgan
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Theodore Watts-Dunton
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George Eliot
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William Hale White
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Emily Hilda Young
Graham Greene CH OM
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Sir William Golding CBE
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Maria Louise Ramé
Tobias smollett c 1770
Tobias Smollett
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Sheila Kaye-Smith
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Elizabeth gaskell 1832
Elizabeth Gaskell
J. L. Carr
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Maria Edgeworth
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Wilkie collins
William Wilkie Collins
Alun Richards
Richard jefferies
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Charles Morgan
Lady Georgiana Fullerton
William Robertson Davies
Charlotte Brontë
Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary
Kathleen Coyle
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Charles lever
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John Hay Beith
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Edna ferber
Edna Ferber
Robert Graves
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Jack Kerouac
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Dr W. Somerset Maugham CH
Margaret oliphant oliphant
Margaret Oliphant
E. phillips oppenheim
E. Phillips Oppenheim
Dawn Powell
Thomas love peacock by henry wallis
Thomas Love Peacock
Robert Cedric Sherriff
Marie Corelli
Nicholas Monsarrat FRSL
George A. Birmingham
George charles beresford   virginia woolf in 1902
Virginia Woolf
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Gerald Griffin
Count Theodore Wratislaw
Kate O'Brien
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Jesse Fothergill
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Nevil Shute
James Hanley
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Antonia White
Henry Williamson
Sir Kingsley Amis
Charles Williams
George meredith by george frederic watts
George Meredith OM
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Harriet Martineau
Torquato tasso
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Christopher Isherwood
Sybil Burr
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Ivan Turgenev
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Henry Cockton
Valery larbaud
Valery Larbaud
Jane loudon crop
Jane Loudon
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Cervantes jáuregui
Miguel de Cervantes
Bithia Mary Croker
Lucie Delarue Mardrus
Georgette Heyer
Anatole france young years
Anatole France
Forrest Reid
Margaret drabble (2011)
Margaret Drabble
Charles j kickham
Charles Kickham
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Amelia Edwards
William carleton by john slattery
William Carleton
William beckford 1782   by george romney
William Beckford
Jack Common
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Leo Tolstoy
Brendan Behan
Rainer maria rilke, 1900
Rainer Maria Rilke
Laurence sterne by sir joshua reynolds
Laurence Sterne
Cocteau 1923
Jean Cocteau
Marcel aymé 1929
Marcel Aymé
Louis aragon, 19 juin 1981
Louis Aragon
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John Galt
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Marguerite Audoux
Gustave flaubert young
Gustave Flaubert
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Victor hugo
Victor Hugo
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Jean-Paul Sartre
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Honoré de Balzac LdH
Robert Shaw
Thornton Wilder
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Vladimir Nabokov
André gide
André Gide
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Raymond Williams
Jack Jones
Ivan Goncharov
John Braine
Dorothy Whipple
François mauriac (1932)
François Mauriac
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