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The Resource Thomas Hardy's legal fictions, Trish Ferguson

Thomas Hardy's legal fictions, Trish Ferguson

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Thomas Hardy's legal fictions
Title
Thomas Hardy's legal fictions
Statement of responsibility
Trish Ferguson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Ferguson, Trish
Dewey number
823.8
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR4757.L36
LC item number
F47 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Legal stories, English
  • Law in literature
  • Lawyers in literature
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Law
  • Law in literature
  • Lawyers in literature
  • Legal stories, English
Label
Thomas Hardy's legal fictions, Trish Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Imprint; Acknowledgements; Series Editor's Preface; Introduction; 1 'If You Only Knew Me Through and Through': The Domestic Trial Scene and Narrative Advocacy; 2 'I Was Not in My Senses, and a Man's Senses Are Himself': The Legal Defence of Insanity; 3 'I Hate to be Thought Men's Property in That Way': Married Women and the Law; 4 'Waiters on Chance': The Tichborne Claimant, Land Law Reform and Rural Dispossession; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
859836291
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748695256
Lccn
2013455256
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 527657
  • 22573/ctt57kws3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859836291
Label
Thomas Hardy's legal fictions, Trish Ferguson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Imprint; Acknowledgements; Series Editor's Preface; Introduction; 1 'If You Only Knew Me Through and Through': The Domestic Trial Scene and Narrative Advocacy; 2 'I Was Not in My Senses, and a Man's Senses Are Himself': The Legal Defence of Insanity; 3 'I Hate to be Thought Men's Property in That Way': Married Women and the Law; 4 'Waiters on Chance': The Tichborne Claimant, Land Law Reform and Rural Dispossession; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
859836291
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748695256
Lccn
2013455256
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 527657
  • 22573/ctt57kws3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859836291

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