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The Resource Thomas Hardy's legal fictions, Trish Ferguson, (electronic resource)

Thomas Hardy's legal fictions, Trish Ferguson, (electronic resource)

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Thomas Hardy's legal fictions
Title
Thomas Hardy's legal fictions
Statement of responsibility
Trish Ferguson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines how Hardy's role as an acting magistrate and his lifelong interest in the law impacted on his prose fiction. Hardy's novels and short stories are examined in the context of debates surrounding some of the seismic legal reforms of the nineteenth century, namely the birth of adversarial trial procedure, the evolving definition of legal insanity, the campaign for legal equality for married women and heightened discussion over land law reform. This book situates Hardy's treatment of these issues in the context of debate in Parliament, the press, periodicals and sensation fiction. While noting the influence of sensation fiction on his literary output this study argues that Hardy rejects the conventional endings of realist and sensation fiction to provoke his readership to examine legal questions which he leaves unanswered in a modernist form of training in judicial reasoning. -- Publisher website
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YDXCP
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Ferguson, Trish
Dewey number
823/.8
LC call number
PR4757.L36
LC item number
F47 2013
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture
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  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Legal stories, English
  • Law in literature
  • Lawyers in literature
Label
Thomas Hardy's legal fictions, Trish Ferguson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-175) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Series editor's preface -- Introduction -- 'If you only knew me through and through' : the domestic trial scene and narrative advocacy -- 'I was not in my senses, and a man's senses are himself' : the legal defence of insanity -- 'I hate to be thought men's property in that way' : married women and the law -- 'Waiters on chance' : the Tichborne claimant, land law reform and rural dispossession -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001114815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 178 pages
Isbn
9780748673247
Lccn
2013455256
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001114815
Label
Thomas Hardy's legal fictions, Trish Ferguson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-175) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Series editor's preface -- Introduction -- 'If you only knew me through and through' : the domestic trial scene and narrative advocacy -- 'I was not in my senses, and a man's senses are himself' : the legal defence of insanity -- 'I hate to be thought men's property in that way' : married women and the law -- 'Waiters on chance' : the Tichborne claimant, land law reform and rural dispossession -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001114815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 178 pages
Isbn
9780748673247
Lccn
2013455256
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001114815

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