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Law, Literature, and the Transmission of Culture in England, by Cathrine O. Frank

By Cathrine O. Frank

concentrating on the final will and testomony as a felony, literary, and cultural record, Cathrine O. Frank examines fiction of the Victorian and Edwardian eras along genuine wills, felony manuals with regards to their construction, case legislations relating to their management, and modern debts of curious wills? in periodicals. Her research starts off with the Wills Act of 1837 and poses simple questions: What photograph of Victorian tradition and private subjectivity emerges from competing felony and literary narratives in regards to the will, and the way does the shift from realist to modernist representations of the desire intensify a starting to be divergence among legislations and literature? Frank’s exam of works through Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, Samuel Butler, Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, and E.M. Forster unearths the shared rhetorical and cultural importance of the desire in legislation and literature whereas additionally highlighting the contest among those discourses to constitution a social order that emphasised self-determinism but considered members in dating to the wider neighborhood. Her examine contributes to our wisdom of the cultural importance of Victorian wills and creates highbrow bridges among the Victorian and Edwardian sessions that may curiosity students from various disciplines who're excited by the legislation, literature, and heritage of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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