Brighton in fiction

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The British city of Brighton has featured in the following works of fiction:

Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
Hilda Lessways
Sugar Rush
The Death of Bunny Munro
Orthodoxy (1908) Featuring an English explorer who slightly miscalculated his course so as to plant the British flag on that barbaric temple which turned out to be the Pavilion at Brighton.
New Grub Street
Play to the End
Brighton Rock
Travels with My Aunt
Hangover Square
West Pier
The Golden Bowl
  • Dead Simple (2005)
  • Looking Good Dead (2006)
  • Not Dead Enough (2007)
  • Dead Man's Footsteps (2008)
  • Dead Tomorrow (2009)
  • Dead Like You (2010)
  • Dead Man's Grip (2011)
Journal of an Urban Robinson Crusoe (2003) (ISBN 0-978-09528-9693-7)
Sweet Tooth
The Fall
As Good As It Gets
The Vending Machine of Justice
The Birthday Party
The Most Amazing Man Who Ever Lived (1995) Featuring an unnamed seaside town on the south coast with two piers.
The Brightonomicon (2005)
Infernal Devices (2005) (Fictional)
The "Confessions of Georgia Nicolson" series
Limbo (2003) (ISBN 0-330-41161-6)
Breakfast In Brighton (ISBN 0-575-40201-6)
Vanity Fair
Settling Accounts: In at the Death
Dirty Weekend
Pinball Wizard
Brighton Rock

The fictional seaside town of Watermouth – the setting of Malcolm Bradbury's campus novel The History Man – bears a lot of resemblance to Brighton.