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Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian

Author: William Searle Holdsworth

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363064

Category: History

Page: 157

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Holdsworth, William S. Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1929. 157 pp. Reprinted 1995 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 96-46579. ISBN 1-886363-06-4. Cloth. $40. * "The distinguished English historian, Professor Holdsworth, has contrived even during his moments of recreation to render us his debtors. No two books outside the bounds of technical law are more worth reading for law students than Pickwick Papers and Bleak House. Even a trained trial lawyer however, is puzzled by some of the legal points brought up by Dickens, because they have fortunately passed forever out of the realm of living law. Professor Holdsworth has performed a valuable service to lawyers and laymen alike in explaining these obscurities. And he has done much more than this. He has increased our admiration for the genius of Dickens by proving his great merit as a legal historian.": Zechariah Chafee, Jr. Harvard Law Review 42:286-8.

Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian

Author: William S. Holdsworth

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781406757866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: William S. Holdsworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781298022035

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Page: 178

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

An Historical Introduction to the Land Law

Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 158477262X

Category: History

Page: 339

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Holdsworth, Sir William. An Historical Introduction to the Land Law. London: Oxford University Press, 1927. xxiv, 339 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002025949. ISBN 1-58477-262-X. Cloth. $95. * Sir William Holdsworth [1871-1944] was one of the most distinguished historians of English common law. Written to provide students of Real Property with a concise history of the field, Holdsworth believed this knowledge necessary as contemporary land law was difficult to understand without an understanding of its roots. Fifoot commends this book in his English Law and its Background for its history of the rules against perpetuities (121). The Law Quarterly Review noted that "every beginner will certainly have to read [this] book before he reads anything else" (44:105). Both sources cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 773.

The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens

Anniversary Edition

Author: Paul Schlicke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199640181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 675

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First published 1999 under different title.

Fiction and the Law

Legal Discourse in Victorian and Modernist Literature

Author: Kieran Dolin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521100311

Category: Law

Page: 248

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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. Utilising 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.

Essays in Law and History

Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth,Arthur Lehman Goodhart,Harold Greville Hanbury

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363137

Category: Law

Page: 302

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Holdsworth, William S. Essays in Law and History. Edited by A.L. Goodhart and H.G. Hanbury. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1946. xv, 302 pp. Reprinted 1995 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-047234. ISBN 1-886363-13-7. Cloth. $75. * This volume collects seventeen essays the great legal scholar wrote over the course of his very prolific career. Topics chosen include martial law, the English constitution, case law, equity, trusts, libel, law reporting in the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries, contract and land law, among others. "The constitutional historian, the international lawyer, the real property expert, the common law practitioner, the civilian and even the general reader will each find something to his address. It is a book to browse and enjoy at leisure.": Law Quarterly Review 64:120-2. The book concludes with a table of cases and name and general indexes.

Personal Insolvency Law, Regulation and Policy

Author: David Milman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351911864

Category: Law

Page: 206

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As the radical reforms contained in the Enterprise Act 2002 have come fully on-stream, Personal Insolvency Law has become a major focus of attention. At the same time, all evidence points to increasing levels of personal debt with the consequential rise in bankruptcies. Personal Insolvency Law, Regulation and Policy therefore provides a timely evaluation of the current state of English law in this important area. The volume presents a critical analysis of the regimes of bankruptcy and individual voluntary arrangement in the context of current policy goals. It examines the impact of the Insolvency Act 2000 and the Enterprise Act 2002, and discusses the treatment of bankruptcy within the global economy. The book will be a valuable guide for students and academics engaged in the study of this increasingly important branch of private law. The study will also be of value to practitioners and policy makers.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 82

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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770480811

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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The labyrinthine, ingenious plot of Bleak House focuses on the seemingly endless lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, an inheritance dispute that has been moving through the courts for years. Dozens of characters, including the innocent young narrator Esther Summerson, her friends Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, and the jaded aristocrats Sir Leicester and Lady Honoria Dedlock, are directly or indirectly caught up in the case. Written in bold and inventive language, Bleak House is Dickens’s epic vision of Victorian society. The critical introduction and extensive appendices to this edition focus on the novel’s social context and reception, Dickens’s treatment of his women characters and the working class, and the inequalities of the Victorian legal system.

The Land and Literature of England

A Historical Account

Author: Robert Martin Adams

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393303438

Category: History

Page: 555

View: 9781

A companion to British literature explores the political, social, intellectual, and cultural history and background of English poetry, fiction, prose, and drama and analyzes the changing conditions of literary activity.

The Historians of Anglo-American Law

Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 0963010697

Category: Law

Page: 175

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Holdsworth, W.S. The Historians of Anglo-American Law. New York: Columbia University Press, 1928. 175 pp. Reprinted 1994 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 0-9630106-9-7. Cloth. $50. * In chronological order, beginning with Coke and Selden, Holdsworth surveys the work of the great practitioners of Anglo-American legal history. No one interested in the growth of Anglo-American law can fail to read with pleasure and profit this stimulating treatment of the development of legal history.

The Bonfire of the Vanities

A Novel

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429960564

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review) “A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy.” (The New Republic)

Dickens and the Workhouse

Oliver Twist and the London Poor

Author: Ruth Richardson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191624136

Category: History

Page: 408

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The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination. Internationally, the media immediately grasped the idea that Oliver Twist's workhouse had been found, and made public the news that both the workhouse and Dickens's old home were still standing, near London's Telecom Tower. This book, by the historian who did the sleuthing behind these exciting new findings, presents the story for the first time, and shows that the two periods Dickens lived in that part of London - before and after his father's imprisonment in a debtors' prison - were profoundly important to his subsequent writing career.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (Movie Tie-In)

How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

Author: Les Standiford

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1524763268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how Charles Dickens revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Soon to be a major motion picture. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist. The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution. It was a harsh and dreary age, in desperate need of spiritual renewal, ready to embrace a book that ended with blessings for one and all. With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

Essays on international law from the Columbia law review

Author: Columbia law review

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 435

View: 6768

The Great Charles Dickens Scandal

Author: Michael Slater

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300142315

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 7919

Charles Dickens was regarded as the great proponent of hearth and home in Victorian Britain, but in 1858 this image was nearly shattered. With the breakup of his marriage that year, rumors of a scandalous relationship he may have conducted with the young actress Ellen "Nelly" Ternan flourished. For the remaining twelve years of his life, Dickens managed to contain the gossip. After his death, surviving family members did the same. But when the author's last living son died in 1934, there was no one to discourage rampant speculation. Dramatic revelations came from every corner—over Nelly's role as Dickens's mistress, their clandestine meetings, and even about his possibly fathering an illegitimate child by her. This book presents the most complete account of the scandal and ensuing cover-up ever published. Drawing on the author's letters and other archival sources not previously available, Dickens scholar Michael Slater investigates what Dickens did or may have done, then traces the way the scandal was elaborated over succeeding generations. Slater shows how various writers concocted outlandish yet plausible theories while newspapers and book publishers vied for sensational revelations. With its tale of intrigue and a cast of well-known figures from Thackeray and Shaw to Orwell and Edmund Wilson, this engaging book will delight not only Dickens fans but also readers who appreciate tales of mystery, cover-up, and clever detection.

The Real Oliver Twist

Robert Blincoe: A life that illuminates an age

Author: John Waller

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1840464704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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From a parish workhouse to the heart of the industrial revolution, from debtors' jail to Cambridge University and a prestigious London church, Robert Blincoe's political, personal and turbulent story illuminates the Dickensian age like never before. In 1792 as revolution, riot and sedition spread across Europe, Robert Blincoe was born in the calm of rural St Pancras parish. At four he was abandoned to a workhouse, never to see his family again. At seven, he was sent 200 miles north to work in one of the cotton mills of the dawning industrial age. He suffered years of unrelenting abuse, a life dictated by the inhuman rhythm of machines. Like Dickens' most famous character, Blincoe rebelled after years of servitude. He fought back against the mill owners, earning beatings but gaining self-respect. He joined the campaign to protect children, gave evidence to a Royal Commission into factory conditions and worked with extraordinary tenacity to keep his own children from the factories. His life was immortalised in one of the most remarkable biographies ever written, A Memoir of Robert Blincoe. Renowned popular historian John Waller tells the true story of a parish boy's progress with passion and in enthralling detail.

Law as Culture and Culture as Law

Essays in Honor of John Phillip Reid

Author: John Phillip Reid,Hendrik Hartog,William Edward Nelson,Barbara Wilcie Kern

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780945612742

Category: History

Page: 481

View: 2819

Law as Culture and Culture as Law presents a spectrum of historical inquiries developing and engaging John Phillip Reid's insights and methodological approaches to legal and constitutional history. The essays gathered in this volume span nearly three centuries and two continents, ranging from the agonizing struggles over law, religion, and governance in late seventeenth-century Ireland to the legal and constitutional regimes of governmental regulation in twentieth-century New York.

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