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Law & Literature: Books: Law in Literature

Subjects: Criminology, English, Law

Law in literature - general works

Literature can tell stories of the law and of lawyers, whether to entertain, educate, or make some kind of change. General surveys of where law or lawyers appear in literature are detailed below.

Subject searching in SOLO:

You can find more on law in literature by using these subject headings and limiting your search to 'My exact phrase' in 'in subject'.

Lawyers   in   literature

Justice   in   literature

Or (for example)

Human rights  in   literature

Social  justice   in   literature

Novels with legal plots or lawyers

There are plenty of novels that use law in their plots, a selection of which are below. There's also plenty of journal articles for further reading on these legal plot points, including such whimsically titled articles as Pride and Prejudice and Proof: Quotidian Factfinding and Rules of Evidence.

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Inter-library loans

If the Bodleian Libraries don't have the book you are looking for, we may be able to source it through Oxford's inter-library loan service.

Why are some books not available electronically?

There are a number of reasons why the Bodleian Libraries may be unable to provide electronic access to a resource. The ebooks guide explains some of these reasons: