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Cross-examinations of law and literature : Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville

Author: Brook Thomas
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Cross Examinations of Law and Literature Brook Thomas uses legal thought and legal practice as a lens through which to read some of the important fictions of antebellum America. The lens reflects  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: James Fenimore Cooper; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Herman Melville; James Fenimore Cooper; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Herman Melville
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brook Thomas
ISBN: 0521330815 9780521330817
OCLC Number: 14167683
Description: xii, 300 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Individuals, judges, property --
The pioneers; or the sources of American legal history : a critical tale --
The house of the seven gables : Hawthorne's legal story --
The house of the seven gables : Hawthorne's romance of art --
Wage and chattel slavery --
"Benito Cereno" : Melville's narrative of repression --
A sentimental journey : escape from bondage in Uncle Tom's cabin --
Exploitation at home and at sea --
"Bartleby, the scrivener" : fellow servants and free agents on Wall Street --
Contracts and confidence men --
Billy Budd and re-righting legal history --
Measured forms --
Ragged edges.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 21.
Responsibility: Brook Thomas.
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