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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 - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: William S. Holdsworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781298022035


Page: 178

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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.

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.

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.

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 Politics of the Common Law

Perspectives, Rights, Processes, Institutions

Author: Adam Gearey,Wayne Morrison,Robert Jago

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135097879

Category: Law

Page: 376

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The Politics of the Common Law offers a critical introduction to the legal system of England and Wales. Unlike other conventional accounts, this revised and updated second edition presents a coherent argument, organised around the central claim that contemporary postcolonial common law must be understood as an articulation of human rights and open justice. The book examines the impact of the European Convention and European Union law on the structures and ideologies of the common law and engages with the politics of the rule of law. These themes are read into normative accounts of civil and criminal procedure that stress the importance of due process. The final sections of the book address the reality of civil and criminal procedure in the light of recent civil unrest in the UK and the growing privatisation of public services. The book questions whether it is possible to find a balance between the requirements of economics and the demands of justice.

Essays on international law from the Columbia law review

Author: Columbia law review

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 435

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The Uncollected A. Edward Newton

Author: Alfred Edward Newton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584563709

Category: Bibliography

Page: 150

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Prologue: rare books, a busy man's pastime (interview, 1927) -- A noble fragment (1921) -- Distinguished strangers (interview, 1923) -- London--forty years later (1924) -- A way to immortality (1925) -- The life and times of Laurence Sterne (book review, 1925) -- Works of William Blake (1926) -- Men, women, and books (book review, 1927) -- A lovely book (book review, 1927) -- A great dream comes true (1928) -- Charles Dickens as a legal historian (book review, 1928) -- Charles Dickens again (book review, 1929) -- London in a financial fog (1932) -- A. Edward Newton in London (interview, 1932) -- Horses and horsemen at the museum (1934) -- Mr. A. Edward Newton writes our editorial (1935) -- Speech to the members of the First Edition Club (1935) -- Parson Weems's Washington once more -- E.V. Lucas : the passing of a wit -- The letters of a famous bibliophile (1941)

Novel Judgements

Legal Theory as Fiction

Author: William P. MacNeil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134046723

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Novel Judgements is a book about nineteenth century Anglo-American law and literature. But by redefining law as legal theory, Novel judgements departs from ‘socio-legal’ studies of law and literature, often dated in their focus on past lawyering and court processes. This texts ‘theoretical turn’ renders the period’s ‘law-and-literature’ relevant to today’s readers because the nineteenth century novel, when "read jurisprudentially", abounds in representations of law’s controlling concepts, many of which are still with us today. Rights, justice, law’s morality; each are encoded novelistically in stock devices such as the country house, friendship, love, courtship and marriage. In so rendering the public (law) as private (domesticity), these novels expose for legal and literary scholars alike the ways in which law comes to mediate all relationships—individual and collective, personal and political—during the nineteenth century, a period as much under the Rule of Law as the reign of Capital. So these novels pass judgement—a novel judgement—on the extent to which the nineteenth century’s idea of law is collusive with that era’s Capital, thereby opening up the possibility of a new legal theoretical position: that of a critique of the law and a law of critique.

Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library, 1911-1971

Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library catalogs

Page: N.A

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Divorce and Divorce Legislation Especially in the United States

Author: Theodore Dwight Woolsey

Publisher: Lawbook Exchange Limited


Category: Law

Page: 328

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Woolsey, Theodore D. Divorce and Divorce Legislation, Especially in the United States. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882. x, [9]-328 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-118-6. Cloth. $75. * Reprint of the revised second edition. Woolsey presents his viewpoints on divorce legislation with extensive statistical support for his view that, with the exception of the statutes enacted in the state of New York, the United States courts are careless in their execution of divorce legislation. He also questions their adherence to Christianity. His views on the decline of divorce legislation are supported by a scholarly examination of the roots of divorce law in Hebrew, Greek and Roman law, the doctrine of divorce as portrayed in the New Testament and in the Christian Church, and in Europe since the reformation. First published in 1868, this second edition revision includes new material in the chapter on divorce legislation in the United States that brings it up to date at the time of publication. Woolsey [1801-1889] was a theologian, educator and scholar, a professor of classical studies whose knowledge thereof informs this work. He was also President of Yale University for twenty-five years during which the University enjoyed growth and advancement in many areas. See Dictionary of American Biography X:519-520.

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Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499236747


Page: 926

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The New York Times Book Review

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Publisher: N.A


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Critical Assessments

Author: Bhikhu C. Parekh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415046527


Page: 1104

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Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349299010X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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1839: Der Gouverneur von Tasmanien und Polarforscher Sir John Franklin und seine Frau holen eine Aborigine-Waise zu sich ins Haus. Sie wollen Mathinna durch strenge Erziehung »zivilisieren«. Während Lady Jane ihre mütterlichen Gefühle unterdrückt, kann sich Sir John dem Mädchen gegenüber nicht beherrschen. Als er Jahre später nach England zurückbeordert wird, bleibt Mathinna entwurzelt und zutiefst verstört zurück ... 1859: Im ewigen Eis soll Sir Franklin dem Kannibalismus verfallen sein. Lady Jane reist nach London zu Charles Dickens, um den berühmtesten Engländer der Zeit um Hilfe zu bitten.

Antiquarian Bookman

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