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Fiction and the Law: Legal Discourse in Victorian and Modernist Literature

Fiction and the Law: Legal Discourse in Victorian and Modernist Literature

by Kieran Dolin
     
 

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Law and literature have been two of the most powerful discourses in the construction of social reality. The relationship between the two has emerged as a vital new area of study, as literature has influenced popular understanding of law. Utilizing legal and literary theory, Kieran Dolin examines the interplay between legal discourse and the novel in the century

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Law and literature have been two of the most powerful discourses in the construction of social reality. The relationship between the two has emerged as a vital new area of study, as literature has influenced popular understanding of law. Utilizing legal and literary theory, Kieran Dolin examines the interplay between legal discourse and the novel in the century between Walter Scott and E. M. Forster. This comprehensive study draws on legal and literary theory to trace this important convergence of disciplines in a series of canonical Victorian and Modernist texts.

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"Dolin's analyses are insightful and thoroughly researched. They will undoubtedly inspire others to return to familiar texts, and to look for individual instances in which the law and literature serve as dynamic forces that play off one another in the construction of society and culture." George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies, Kurt Neumann, William Rainey Harper College

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ISBN-13:
9780521100311
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/18/2009
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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