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The 18 Greatest Final Novels

There's been a blooming sack-load of superb posthumous works of literature. We know because we wrote this article on exactly that - fine novels that the authors, cruelly, never got to hold, never got to flick through, never got to satisfyingly add to their own personal bookcases.

Less common are books of blinding brilliance that were penned and published while the author was still alive, but signalled their swan song from the literary world. Here's 18 of the finest final novels. 

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