25 Greatest Law Novels Ever


Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 3, 2013

The American Bar Association polled lawyers from all over the country and asked them to vote for their favorite. Here’s the list. Is your favorite novel on the list? Or do you have another novel that you prefer? Put your answer in the comment section below!

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Bleak House
  • The Trial
  • Les Miserables
  • Billy Budd
  • Presumed Innocent
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • An American Tragedy
  • The Paper Chase
  • Bartleby the Scrivener
  • Native Son
  • The Stranger
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • A Time to Kill
  • The Caine Mutiny
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • QB VII
  • The Firm
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • The Fountainhead
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Old Filth
  • Other not on this list

The authors represented in this list are as follows:

John Grisham, Harper Lee, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Charles Dickens, Franz Kafka, Victor Hugo, Herman Melville, Scott Turow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Tom Wolfe, Theodore Dreiser, John Jay Osborne Jr., Richard Wright, Albert Camus, Herman Wouk, Zora Neale Hurston, Leon Uris, Alexandre Dumas, Margaret Atwood, John D. Voelker, Ayn Rand, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Jane Gardam.

I must confess that I’ve read very few of the novels on this list. My tastes go toward John Grisham and Michael Connelly. I really have to expand my world!!!

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