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Suggest books for me > Novels or short stories about village/mob justice

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message 1: by Chris (new)

Chris | 21 comments Hi Guys,

I'm looking for books (Novels, Short stories,) about some kind of Village self justice or mob justice. Something similar like "Shirley Jackson Lottery"

Books, were an entire town gets radicalized and brought against someone, an outsider perhaps.


message 2: by Rachel (last edited Aug 09, 2018 08:00AM) (new)

Rachel | 1529 comments If you haven't read it already, Shirley Jackson also wrote a novel with a similar theme, We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

There's also Frankenstein which may be the origin of the "villagers with flaming pitchforks" trope.
EDIT: I take it back! The mob storming the castle is only in the movie version, not in the book.


message 3: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Love | 1089 comments A somewhat milder version of mob justice (without violence, though) happens in the children's historical novel Thursday's Child by Noel Streatfeild Thursday's Child


message 4: by El (new)

El | 502 comments Some of that appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. Not a whole town, but pretty close, if I recall correctly.


message 5: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 38242 comments Mod
There's some of this in Germinal.


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