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Law and the Brontës

Author: Ian Ward
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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It might be thought that the Bront︠ sisters did not write much about the law in their novels, certainly in comparison to contemporaries such as Dickens or Collins or Gaskell. But they did. Beneath the surface of the Bront︠ canon, the law is everywhere; from spousal abuse and child custody in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, to illegitimacy and inheritance in Wuthering Heights, to insanity and confinement in Jane Eyre,  Read more...
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Ward, Ian, 1963-
Law and the Brontës.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2011047535
(OCoLC)748328746
Named Person: Brontë family.; Brontë family.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Ward
ISBN: 9780230358331 0230358330
OCLC Number: 769139666
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction: The Bront︠ Cases --
Huntingdon v Huntingdon --
Heathcliff's Case --
The Rochester Wives --
The State and Shirley Keeldar --
Conclusion: The Trials of Lucy Snowe --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Ian Ward, Professor of Law, Newcastle University, UK.
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'Ian Ward's revelation of the 'subterranean jurisprudence' of the Bronte novels provides readers of all kinds with a new understanding of the social significance of this powerful group of stories. Read more...

 
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