List of fictional representations of the Folger

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As a recognizable landmark on Capitol Hill with a certain resonance for writers, the Folger Shakespeare Library has been featured or mentioned in a number of fictional works.


  • Bayard, Louis. The School of Night. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2011.
  • Brown, Dan. The Lost Symbol. New York: Doubleday, 2010.
  • Carrell, Jennifer Lee. Interred with Their Bones. New York, N.Y. : Dutton, 2007. Print. (Also called The Shakespeare Secret in the U.K.)
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  • Goodrum, Charles A. Dewey Decimated. New York : Crown Publishers, 1977. Print.
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  • Ludlam, Robert. The Bourne Dominion. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2012.
  • Peterson, Quintin. Guarding Shakespeare. Ram Press, 2013.
  • Richards, Clare. Renaissance Summer. New York: Harlequin Silhouette, 1985.


  • Philomena. Perf. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Weinstein Company, 2013. Film.