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Law In Literature / Edition 1
     

Law In Literature / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Villiers Gemmette
 

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ISBN-10: 0878754717

ISBN-13: 9780878754717

Pub. Date: 09/01/1995

Publisher: The Buckingham Group

This anthology brings together forty law-related short stories by writers from various times and places, including Boccaccio, Tolstoy, Poe, de Maupassant, Kafka, Cather, and Asimov. Divided into five parts -- Establishing Laws, the Judicial System, Punishment, Criminal Matters, and Civil Matters -- the stories demonstrate how writers have dealt with topics such as

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This anthology brings together forty law-related short stories by writers from various times and places, including Boccaccio, Tolstoy, Poe, de Maupassant, Kafka, Cather, and Asimov. Divided into five parts -- Establishing Laws, the Judicial System, Punishment, Criminal Matters, and Civil Matters -- the stories demonstrate how writers have dealt with topics such as equality, finding the truth, capital punishment, murder, and domestic relations. The section introductions draw upon philosophy, psychology, literature, and law to provide a wide base for each jurisprudential issue. Then, the readers build on the discussion through analyses of the fiction examples that follow each introduction. The volume concludes with lists of law-related fiction and films.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878754717
Publisher:
The Buckingham Group
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
570
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Part I.Greek Plays of the 5th Century B.C.
1.The Eumenides1
2.Antigone42
Part II.Shakespearean Plays of the Late Elizabethan and Early Jacobean Periods
3.The Merchant of Venice88
4.Measure for Measure188
Part III.English Plays of the 17th and 18th Century
5.The Fatal Dowry306
6.The London Merchant, or The History of George Barnwell420
Part IV.American One-Act Plays of the 20th Century
7.Trifles496
8.This Piece of Land518

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