Brighton in fiction

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The British city of Brighton has featured in the many works of fiction, and other genres of popular culture, such as the following:


Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
The Ghost of Fountain Lane
Hilda Lessways
Sugar Rush
The Death of Bunny Munro
Orthodoxy (1908) features 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


The fictional seaside town of Watermouth – the setting of Malcolm Bradbury's campus novel The History Man (1975) – bears a lot of resemblance to Brighton.[citation needed]


  • In Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008), Brighton Beach is the headstone for Soviet invasion of the British homeland. The Allied Commander, along with Giles Price, is tasked to repulse the Soviet invasion.


"Brighton Rock" (1974)song
"Pinball Wizard" (1969) song
Quadrophenia (1973) studio album, and the group's second rock opera. Its story involves social, musical and psychological happenings from an English teenage perspective, set in London and Brighton in 1965.


  • In Foyle's War Series Seven, Sgt. Milner accepts a promotion to Detective Inspector, in Brighton. On multiple occasions he encounters Sam Stewart and Christopher Foyle in his jurisdiction, in connection with police cases.