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Novel judgments : legal theory as fiction

Author: William P MacNeil
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Discourses of law
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The nineteenth century is the crucible of the 'juridical imaginary'; that is, of the jurisprudential ideas and concepts which inform the law to this day. This book addresses the ways in which  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William P MacNeil
ISBN: 9780415459143 0415459141 041545915X 9780415459150
OCLC Number: 798372722
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 209-225. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (XVII-234 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1.Pro lex omenon: Towards a Novel Legal Theory of the Novel as Legal Theory 2. John Austin or Jane Austen? The Province of Jurisprudence Determined in Pride and Prejudice 3.Jousting with Bentham: Utility, Morality and Ethics in Ivanhoe's Tournament of Law 4. The Monstrous Body of the Law: Wollstonecraft vs. Shelley 5. Hawthorne 's Haunted House of Law: The Romance of American Legal Realism in The House of the Seven Gables 6. In Boz We Trust! Bleak House's (Re)Imagination of Trusteeship.7: Two on a Guillotine? Courts and 'Crits' in A Tale of Two Cities 8. Beyond Governmentality: The Question of Justice in Great Expectations 9. A Jurisprudential Postscript: Century's Close and the End of of the (Meta)Narrative of Law
Series Title: Discourses of law
Responsibility: by William P. MacNeil.
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Much the strength of Novel Judgements comes from its confident joining of the Victorian 'juridical imaginary' to the topoi of legal theory. - Shaun McVeigh for Law, Literature and the Humanities Read more...

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