LAW & LITERATURE:

A LIST OF WORKS

 

 

Compiled by

Daniel J. Solove

 

(For more books, see Professor Solove's law and literature syllabus)

 

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I. NOVELS AND PLAYS

 
     
Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart

 

Aeschylus
Oresteia

James Agee
A Death in the Family

Jean Anouilh
Antigone

 

Aristophanes
Wasps

 
Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale

 

 
John Barth
The Floating Opera

 

John Barth
The End of the Road

Robert Bolt
A Man for All Seasons

 
Bertolt Brecht
The Caucasian Chalk Circle

 

Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre

 
Albert Camus
The Stranger

 

Albert Camus
The Fall

Albert Camus
The Plague

Truman Capote
In Cold Blood

 

James Fennimore Cooper
The Pioneers

 
Joseph Conrad
Lord Jim

Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness

 

 
James Gould Cozzens
The Just and the Unjust

 

James Gould Cozzens
Guard of Honor

Philip K. Dick
The Minority Report

Charles Dickens
Bleak House

Charles Dickens
Hard Times

Charles Dickens
Great Expectations

 

Charles Dickens
The Pickwick Papers

Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist

 

Charles Dickens
David Copperfield

E.L. Doctorow
The Book of Daniel

 

E.L. Doctorow
Ragtime

 

 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov

 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
 Crime and Punishment

 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Notes From Underground

 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Idiot

 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Demons

 

 
Friedrich Durrenmatt
Traps

Friedrich Durrenmatt
The Visit

 

Friedrich Durrenmatt
The Execution of Justice

Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man

 

George Eliot
Felix Holt

George Eliot
Middlemarch

George Eliot
The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot
Romola

George Eliot
Silas Marner

 

William Faulkner
The Town

 

William Faulkner
The Hamlet

William Faulkner
The Mansion

William Faulkner
Requiem for a Nun

William Faulkner
Sanctuary

William Faulkner
Absalom, Absalom!

 

William Faulkner
Light in August

 

William Faulkner
Intruder in the Dust

Athol Fugard
Statements

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

 

 

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Autumn of the Patriarch

William Gaddis
A Frolic of His Own

Susan Glaspell
A Jury of Her Peers

 

William Golding
Lord of the Flies

 

David Guterson
Snow Falling on Cedars

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter

 

Victor Hugo
Les Miserables

 

Aldous Huxley
Brave New World

 

Henrik Ibsen
An Enemy of the People

 

Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House

Henrik Ibsen
Hedda Gabler

Franz Kafka
The Trial

 

Franz Kafka
The Complete Stories

 

Franz Kafka
The Castle

Hienrich von Kleist
Michael Kohlhaas

 

Milan Kundera
The Joke

 

Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird

 

Ivan Klima
Judge on Trial

Bernard Malamud
The Fixer

 
Alessandro Manzoni
The Betrothed

Herman Melville
Bartleby the Scrivener

 

Herman Melville
Billy Budd

Herman Melville
Benito Cereno

Arthur Miller
The Crucible

 

   
Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison
Beloved

 

Toni Morrison
Sula

John Nichols
The Milagro Beanfield War

George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four

 

George Orwell
Animal Farm

 

Walker Percy
The Thanatos Syndrome

 

Katherine Ann Porter
Noon Wine

 

Katherine Ann Porter
Ship of Fools

William Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare
Measure for Measure

 

William Shakespeare
Macbeth

 

William Shakespeare
Hamlet

 

William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar

 

William Shakespeare
King Lear

 

William Shakespeare
Othello

 

William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night

 

William Shakespeare
A Winter's Tale

 

William Shakespeare
Henry V

 

William Shakespeare
Henry VI

William Shakespeare
Henry VIII

William Shakespeare
Richard II

William Shakespeare
Richard III

 

 

Sophocles
Antigone

 

Sophocles
Oedipus Rex

 

John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath

 

Stendahl
The Red and the Black

 

Ivan Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilyitch

 

Mark Twain
Pudd’nhead Wilson

Mark Twain
Huckleberry Finn

 

Tom Wolfe
The Bonfire of the Vanities

 

Robert Penn Warren
All The King's Men

Eudora Welty
The Ponder Heart

Richard Wright
Native Son

 
     

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II. ANTHOLOGIES AND SHORT STORIES

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Gemmette (editor)
Legal Themes in Drama

 

Elizabeth Gemmette (editor)
Legal Themes in Novellas

Elizabeth Gemmette (editor)
Legal Themes in Short Stories

Ephraim London (editor)
The Law in Literature

 

Ephraim London (editor)
The Law as Literature

 

Fred Shapiro & Gane Garry (editors) Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories

 

Jay Wishingrad (editor)
Legal Fictions: Lawyers and the Law