Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian

Author: William Searle Holdsworth

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363064

Category: History

Page: 157

View: 8090

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

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

Author: William S. Holdsworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781298022035

Category:

Page: 178

View: 9876

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

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

View: 5881

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

The Historians of Anglo-American Law

Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 0963010697

Category: Law

Page: 175

View: 6775

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

An Historical Introduction to the Land Law

Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 158477262X

Category: History

Page: 339

View: 3277

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460403169

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 9332

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Crime, Courtrooms and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1700-1850

Author: Professor David Lemmings

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409473163

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 1084

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Modern criminal courts are characteristically the domain of lawyers, with trials conducted in an environment of formality and solemnity, where facts are found and legal rules are impartially applied to administer justice. Recent historical scholarship has shown that in England lawyers only began to appear in ordinary criminal trials during the eighteenth century, however, and earlier trials often took place in an atmosphere of noise and disorder, where the behaviour of the crowd - significant body language, meaningful looks, and audible comment - could influence decisively the decisions of jurors and judges. This collection of essays considers this transition from early scenes of popular participation to the much more orderly and professional legal proceedings typical of the nineteenth century, and links this with another important shift, the mushroom growth of popular news and comment about trials and punishments which occurred from the later seventeenth century. It hypothesizes that the popular participation which had been a feature of courtroom proceedings before the mid-eighteenth century was not stifled by ‘lawyerization’, but rather partly relocated to the ‘public sphere’ of the press, partly because of some changes connected with the work of the lawyers. Ranging from the early 1700s to the mid-nineteenth century, and taking account of criminal justice proceedings in Scotland, as well as England, the essays consider whether pamphlets, newspapers, ballads and crime fiction provided material for critical perceptions of criminal justice proceedings, or alternatively helped to convey the official ‘majesty’ intended to legitimize the law. In so doing the volume opens up fascinating vistas upon the cultural history of Britain’s legal system over the ‘long eighteenth century'.
Release

The Uncollected A. Edward Newton

Author: Alfred Edward Newton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584563709

Category: Bibliography

Page: 150

View: 2713

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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)
Release

Charles Dickens: A Pictorial History of the World's Greatest Storyteller

Author: Phil Carradice

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN: 1781552789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 5833

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonicly hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortally in the English imagination: the Artful Dodger, Mr Pickwick, Pip, David Copperfield, Little Nell, Lady Dedlock and many more. At the age of twelve he was sent to work in a blacking factory by his affectionate but feckless parents. From these unpromising beginnings, he rose to scale all the social and literary heights, entirely through his own efforts. When he died, the world mourned, and he was buried - against his wishes - in Westminster Abbey. Yet the brilliance concealed a divided character: a republican, he disliked America; sentimental about the family in his writings, he took up passionately with a young actress; usually generous, he cut off his impecunious children. This pictorial history will shed a new and alternative light on this literary giant.
Release