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Humour has always been a gateway for social criticism, venting, and releasing frustrations. 

Art has appropriated it, bringing as a result genres such as satire in various manifestations. One of them is the satirical novels in PDF format that we have selected for you to enjoy to the fullest.

Satire is a genre of literature that has found its expression in theater, poetry, and novels. Its purpose is to mock or ridicule situations and people to the extreme. 

It can hide a kind of social criticism or the simple pleasure of entertaining the audience through elements such as sarcasm, irony, and exaggeration.

Check out this selection of more than 10 satirical novels in PDF format and fully enjoy their black humor in works of universal character. You can download them for free from this section of our virtual library.

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Featured Satirical Novels

1) Dead Souls

Author: Nikolai Gogol

Dead Souls is a work written and published in 1842. Gogol defined it as an epic prose poem.

It has certain similarities with Don Quixote as the protagonist Chichikov together with his coachman and a servant set out on a journey in his troika through the vast territories of vast Russia stopping in towns and villages to buy souls, dead souls.

In the Russian Empire before the emancipation of serfs in 1861, landowners had the right to own serfs to cultivate their land. Serfs were for most purposes considered property of the landowner, and could be bought, sold, or mortgaged against, as an asset.

To count serfs (and people in general), the word «soul» was used: for example, «six serfs’ souls». The plot of the novel rests on the “dead souls” (i.e., «dead serfs») that are registered in the land registers.

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2) Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes

Full title of part 1 “Don Quixote” and part 2 «Second part of Quixote», a novel published in 1605 and part two in 1615.

Don Quixote is one of the most widely-read classics of Western literature. 

Originally conceived as a parody of the chivalric romances that had long been in literary vogue, it really describes what happens to an elderly knight who, confused by the reading of such romances, embarks on his old horse Rocinante, with his pragmatic squire, Sancho Panza, to seek adventure.

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3) Nineteen Eighty-Four

Author: George Orwell

The story told in this book is one of those stories that are said today “any resemblance to reality is a mere coincidence”. When its author George Orwell wrote it, he did not think that someday something similar could be lived.

The book 1984 narrates a situation lived in the city of London where the Thought Police are in charge of controlling in a suffocating way the life of the citizens. To do so, they manipulate information, and that is where the protagonist Winston Smith comes in.

Winston’s job is to rewrite history and adapt it to what the government considers the official version of the facts, so after a while of being an accomplice of the lies, he decides to revolt against the power that subdues and governs them.

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Satirical Novels

Dead Souls

Nikolai Gogol

Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

Animal Farm

George Orwell

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain



Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Mark Twain



The Consolidator

Daniel Defoe

Crome Yellow

Aldous Huxley

The New Paul and Virginia

William Hurrell Mallock

Niels Klim's Underground Travels

Ludvig Holberg

Those Barren Leaves

Aldous Huxley

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