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The Resource Fiction and the law : legal discourse in Victorian and modernist literature, Kieran Dolin

Fiction and the law : legal discourse in Victorian and modernist literature, Kieran Dolin

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Fiction and the law : legal discourse in Victorian and modernist literature
Title
Fiction and the law
Title remainder
legal discourse in Victorian and modernist literature
Statement of responsibility
Kieran Dolin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Fiction and the Law: Legal Discourse in Victorian and Modernist Literature Kieran Dolin examines the dialectical interplay between legal discourse and the novel in the century between Walter Scott and E. M. Forster, the period when the institution of the law was undergoing radical reform and the novel was at the peak of its cultural power. Dolin's comprehensive study argues that this cultural power is attributable in part to the novel's critical engagement with the law. His study draws on legal and literary theory to trace this important convergence of disciplines in a series of canonical Victorian and Modernist texts."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dolin, Kieran
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legal stories, English
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Law and literature
  • Law and literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
Fiction and the law : legal discourse in Victorian and modernist literature, Kieran Dolin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-228) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Narrative forms and normative worlds.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • modern Western nomos.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • True testimony and the foundation of nomos - The Heart of Midlothian.
  • p. 45
  • 4.
  • Reformist critique in the mid-Victorian "legal novel" - Bleak House.
  • p. 71
  • 5.
  • Representation, inheritance and anti-reformism in the "legal novel" - Orley Farm.
  • p. 97
  • 6.
  • Power, chance and the rule of law - Billy Budd, Sailor.
  • p. 121
  • 7.
  • From sympathetic criminal to imperial law-giver - Lord Jim.
  • p. 145
  • 8.
  • Freedom, uncertainty and diversity - the critique of imperialist law in A Passage to India.
  • p. 169
  • 9.
  • Settling out of court.
  • p. 193
  • Notes.
  • p. 201
  • Index.
  • p. 229
Control code
ocm39672100
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii,234 p.
Isbn
9780521623322
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
98038602
Note
Law Pack 1 bib class law
Label
Fiction and the law : legal discourse in Victorian and modernist literature, Kieran Dolin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-228) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Narrative forms and normative worlds.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • modern Western nomos.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • True testimony and the foundation of nomos - The Heart of Midlothian.
  • p. 45
  • 4.
  • Reformist critique in the mid-Victorian "legal novel" - Bleak House.
  • p. 71
  • 5.
  • Representation, inheritance and anti-reformism in the "legal novel" - Orley Farm.
  • p. 97
  • 6.
  • Power, chance and the rule of law - Billy Budd, Sailor.
  • p. 121
  • 7.
  • From sympathetic criminal to imperial law-giver - Lord Jim.
  • p. 145
  • 8.
  • Freedom, uncertainty and diversity - the critique of imperialist law in A Passage to India.
  • p. 169
  • 9.
  • Settling out of court.
  • p. 193
  • Notes.
  • p. 201
  • Index.
  • p. 229
Control code
ocm39672100
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii,234 p.
Isbn
9780521623322
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
98038602
Note
Law Pack 1 bib class law

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