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Many writers have incorporated the character of Satan into their works. Among them are, in chronological order:

  • Dante Alighieri's Inferno (1321)
  • Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus (1604)
  • Joost van den Vondel's Lucifer (1654)
  • John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667)
  • Alain-René Lesage's The Devil on Two Sticks (1707)
  • Jacques Cazotte's The Devil in Love (Le Diable amoureux) (1772)
  • William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790–1793)
  • Matthew Lewis' "The Monk" (1796)
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust (Part 1, 1808; Part 2, 1832)
  • James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824)
  • Alexander Pushkin's A scene from Faust (1830)
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton's Asmodeus At Large (1833)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown (1835)
  • Mikhail Lermontov's The Devil (1842)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1850)
  • Charles Baudelaire's Litanies of Satan (1857)
  • Imre Madách's The Tragedy of Man (1862)
  • Jules Michelet's Satanism and Witchcraft (1862)
  • Giosuè Carducci's Hymn to Satan (1865)
  • Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt (1867)
  • Gustave Flaubert's The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1874)
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov (1880)
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's Markheim (1885)
  • Mark Twain's A Pen Warmed Up in Hell (1889)
  • Joris-Karl Huysmans's Là-bas (1891)
  • Marie Corelli's The Sorrows of Satan (1896)
  • Robert Buchanan's The Devil's Case (1896)
  • George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple (1901)
  • George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman (1903)
  • Ferenc Molnár's The Devil (play) (1907)
  • Mark Twain's Letters from the Earth (1909)
  • Aleister Crowley's Hymn to Satan (1913)
  • Anatole France's The Revolt of the Angels (1914)
  • Mark Twain's The Mysterious Stranger (1916)
  • James Branch Cabell's Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice (1919)
  • Aleister Crowley's Hymn to Lucifer (1919)
  • Aleister Crowley's Liber Samekh
  • E. Hoffmann Price's "The Stranger From Kurdistan (1925)
  • Frederic Arnold Kummer's Ladies in Hades (1928)
  • Carl Heinrich's Orphan of Eternity (1929)
  • Theodora Du Bois' The Devil's Spoon (1930)
  • Sherard Vines' Return, Belphegor! (1932)
  • John Collier's The Devil and All (1934)
  • "Murray Constantine's" (Katharine Burdekin) The Devil, Poor Devil! (1934)
  • Stephen Vincent Benét's The Devil and Daniel Webster (1937)
  • C. S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters (1942)
  • Alfred Bester's "Hell is Forever" (1942)
  • Lord Dunsany's, "A Deal With the Devil" (1946)
  • Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus (1947)
  • James Branch Cabell's The Devil's Own Dear Son (1949)
  • David H. Keller's The Devil and the Doctor (1949)
  • Robert Nathan's The Innocent Eve 1951
  • William Golding's Lord of the Flies (1954)
  • Douglass Wallop's The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant (1954) -- source of the musical and film Damn Yankees
  • Alfred Noyes' The Devil Takes a Holiday (1955)
  • Basil Davenport, Deals With the Devil (anthology) (1958)
  • Robert Bloch's That Hell-Bound Train (1959)
  • Arthur Calder-Marshall's The Fair to Middling (1959)
  • Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita (1966)
  • William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist (1971)
  • Harlan Ellison's The Deathbird (1974)
  • Natalie Babbitt's The Devil's Storybook (1974)
  • Michael Moorcock's The War Hound and the World's Pain (1981)
  • Jeremy Leven's Satan (1982)
  • Margit Sandemo's The Legend of the Ice People series (1982-1989)
  • Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series (1983–1990)
  • Robert A. Heinlein's Job: A Comedy of Justice (1984)
  • Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian (1985)
  • Isaac Asimov’s Magical Worlds of Fantasy #8: Devils, an anthology of 18 fantasy short stories edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin Greenburg, and Charles Waugh (1987)
  • Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens (1990)
  • Stephen King's "The Man in the Black Suit" (1994)
  • Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (1995)
  • Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins's Left Behind series (1995–present)
  • Anne Rice's Memnoch the Devil (1996)
  • Michael Swanwick's Jack Faust (1997)
  • Andrew W. Marlowe's The End of Days (1999)
  • Steven Brust's To Reign in Hell: A Novel (2000)
  • Eoin Colfer's The Wish List (2000)
  • Jeri Smith-Ready's Requiem for the Devil (2001)
  • David Weber and John Ringo's Empire of Man (2001–2005)
  • John A. De Vito's The Devil's Apocrypha (2002)
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series (2002-present)
  • Anne Bishop's The Black Jewels (2003)
  • Glen Duncan's I, Lucifer (2003)
  • Catherine Webb's Waywalkers (2003)
  • Thomas E. Sniegoski's The Fallen (2003-2004)
  • Bryan Davis' Dragons In Our Midst (2004-2005)
  • Bryan Davis' Oracles of Fire (2006-2009)
  • Melissa De La Cruz's Blue Bloods series (2006-2013)
  • Sean Vincent Lehosit's Lucifer and Lacious (2007)
  • Jeff Rovin's Conversations with the Devil (2007)
  • Robert Seger's The Father of All Lies (2009)
  • Lauren Kate's Fallen series (2009-2012)
  • Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slim (2009) and the sequel Kill the Dead (2010)
  • Joe Hill's Horns (2010)

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