The appearances of Freemasonry in fiction range from the unremarked use of symbols such as the square and compasses, to the actual inclusion of masonic ritual. The following list of references is not definitive, nor are all entries confirmed. Please forward additional references, with details, to our editor.
Serious researchers are directed to "A Tentative List of English References to, and Works on Freemasonry, published before 1751" Edmund Hunt Dring, Ars Quatuor Coronatorum. vol xxv. (1912) pp. 353-384.
"The Man Who Would be King." Illustration reproduced from the frontispiece to Rudyard Kiplings Complete Works of Prose and Verse 1907. No artist credited.