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The art of alibi : English law courts and the novel, Jonathan H. Grossman

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The art of alibi : English law courts and the novel
Title
The art of alibi
Title remainder
English law courts and the novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan H. Grossman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Art of Alibi, Jonathan H. Grossman reconstructs the relation of the novel to nineteenth-century law courts. During the Romantic era, courthouses and trial scenes frequently found their way into the plots of English novels. As Grossman states, "by the Victorian period, theses scenes represented a powerful intersection of narrative form with a complementary and competing structure for storytelling." He argues that the courts, newly fashioned as a site in which to orchestrate voices and reconstruct stories, arose as a cultural presence influencing the shape of the English novel." "Weaving examinations of novels such as William Godwin's Caleb Williams, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Charles Dicknens's The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, along with a reading of the new Royal Courts of Justice, Grossman charts the exciting changes occurring within the novel, especially crime fiction, that preceded and led to the invention of the detective mystery in the 1840s."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grossman, Jonathan H
Dewey number
823.009/355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.L43
LC item number
G76 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legal stories, English
  • English fiction
  • Courts in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • Literary form
Label
The art of alibi : English law courts and the novel, Jonathan H. Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. From scaffold to law court, from criminal broadsheet and biography to newspaper and novel -- 2. Caleb williams and the novel's forensic form -- 3. Mary Shelley's legal frankenstein -- 4. Victorian courthouse structures, the Pickwick papers -- 5. Mary Barton's tell-tale evidence -- 6. The Newgate novel and the advent of detective fiction -- Conclusion
Control code
46732371
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780801867552
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001002200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The art of alibi : English law courts and the novel, Jonathan H. Grossman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. From scaffold to law court, from criminal broadsheet and biography to newspaper and novel -- 2. Caleb williams and the novel's forensic form -- 3. Mary Shelley's legal frankenstein -- 4. Victorian courthouse structures, the Pickwick papers -- 5. Mary Barton's tell-tale evidence -- 6. The Newgate novel and the advent of detective fiction -- Conclusion
Control code
46732371
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780801867552
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001002200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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