What are the best classic metafiction novels?

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    #1House of Leaves

    House of Leaves

    House of Leaves is a book by Mark Danielewski that tells the story of Johnny Truant. He is an assistant of a tattoo artist who found a notebook of a dead man. What it contains are recorded videotaped that contain interviews. 


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    Ruth Patel
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is a horror story but not a regular one by Mark Danielewski. The main character Johnny Truant is interesting but it takes a while for the story to get going. This is not a light read at over 700 pages, so it is unusual in several ways. Some of the pages have only one word and others are a list of names. This strangeness made me want to read more and find out what was happening. And it was pretty strange and broke a few rules in my opinion. Don't want to put any spoilers in here but to some , this book is an obsession. "
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    #2A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce and edited by Seamus Deane is published in 2003. This Penguin Classics edition portrays religious rebellion, including one's development intellectually and emotionally.


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    #3Unbearable Lightness of Being

    Unbearable Lightness of Being

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a philosophy fiction novel written by Milan Kundera which tells the story of a young woman in love with a married man. 


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    Teresa Johnston
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This books fits very good into this topic category. It is a stunningly, outstanding, beautifully poetic and articulate paragraph after paragraphs of writings. This book will make you feel so many emotions while reading it that you will not want to put in down until you are finished reading it."
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    #4The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind is a historical novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Published in 2001, it is the first book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. It tells the story of Daniel, the son of an antiquarian book dealer.


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    Luis Alberto García
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I love books oozing with mystery and suspense. This book has been highly recommended by many people and has been a review darling to many critics. I am very excited to get my hands on this book."
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    #5Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a modern gothic novel written by Susanna Clarke. First published in 2004, it is the presents an alternate history set in the 19th centure England.


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    Philip Jacobs
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell was a novel that I read a few months ago. I had been looking for classic metafiction novels for a while and happily had this book passed to me from a friend. Susanna Clarke really did a nice job with this book."
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    This is one of the greatest plays of all times and this edition is the groundbreaking Cambridge School, established by Rex Gibson. This is the story of the tormented prince of Denmark confronted with the evidence that this uncle murdered his father. 

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    Debra Simpson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book is one of the best of all times. Is a mix of virtues, human perception, love, death and wonders. It is very useful for people to go through immagination."
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    #7The Man Without Qualities

    The Man Without Qualities

    The Man Without Qualities is a philosophical written by literary icon Robert Musil. It was published in English in October 1997 with the translation of Sophie Wilkins and Burton Pike.


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    Terry Jacobs
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Is this metafiction? It doesn't feel like anything else I've read so maybe? The author isn't too concerned with the actual story and most of his effort went towards the exploration of various musings. It's certainly interesting, at least."
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    #8Invisible Cities

    Invisible Cities
    Invisible Cities is a classic fantasy fiction novel written by Italo Calvino. This magical realism Italian literature book is first published in 1972.

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    Rodrigo Salas
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Classic fantasy fiction novel it would be great Italian literature novel"
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    Steppenwolf is a novel by Hermann Hesse originally published in Germany in 1927. It is a mix of autobiography and psychoanalysis, as well as a critical view of the intellectual hypocrisy of the period.

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    Jose Mendez
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse is an enjoyable read. As an introvert and someone who frequently questions the world, I was really able to relate to the main character Harry Haller. Hesse has a witty writing style which is really thought-provoking."
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    #10Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a classic fiction written by Tom Stoppard and edited by Henry Popkin. This tragic fiction was originally published in 1966.


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    Ronald Henderson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I couldn't get much involved with this. A friend of mine suggested I pick it up as it's a play and thought I might like it. It had a lot of modern and real concepts but just wasn't something to get into."


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