19 Novels About Politics for Election Day (and the Revolution, Too)

Has Election Day brought out your inner pundit, organizer, or revolutionary — or, after tonight’s news, depressed person who wants to escape reality via reading? If so, here’s a starter list of novels about politics that will feed the flames. We’re lucky so many of our greatest writers of the 20th century were disaffected communists.


the golden notebook

The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing

The feminist postmodern classic contains memorable sections about protests, contentious meetings, and going door to door in Britain on behalf of the Communist Party. One of the best descriptions of political canvassing you’ll find in literature.