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Character : writing and reputation in Victorian law and literature

Title
Character : writing and reputation in Victorian law and literature / Cathrine O. Frank.
ISBN
9781474485708
1474485707
9781474485739
9781474485722
Publication
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2022]
Copyright Notice Date
©2022.
Physical Description
vii, 245 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
Why would Hawthorne and Eliot grant their fallen women an anachronistic right to silence that could only worsen their punishment? Why did Bronte and Gaskell find gossip such a useful source of information when lawyers excluded it as hearsay? How did Trollope?s work as an editor influence his preoccupation throughout his novels with libel?0Drawing on a range of primary sources including novels, Victorian periodical literature, legislative debate, case law, and legal treatise, Cathrine O. Frank traces the ways conventions of literary characterisation mingled with character-centred legal developments to produce a jurisprudential theory of character that extends beyond the legal profession. She explores how key categories and representational strategies for imagining individual personhood also defined communities and mediated relations within them, in life and in fiction.
Other formats
ebook version :
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 12, 2022
Series
Edinburgh critical studies in law, literature and the humanities.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index.
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