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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: 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."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grossman, Jonathan H
Dewey number
823.009/355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR830.L43
LC item number
G76 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legal stories, English
  • English fiction
  • Courts in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • Literary form
  • Roman judiciaire anglais
  • Roman anglais
  • Tribunaux dans la littérature
  • Droit et littérature
  • Droit dans la littérature
  • Genres littéraires
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Courts in literature
  • English fiction
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • Legal stories, English
  • 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
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
51493790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801877872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51493790
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
51493790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801877872
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51493790
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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