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Vol 22 No 8 August/Sept 2017

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STEP: A Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships

Edited by: Richard Williams, Arabella Murphy, Toby Graham
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Thomas Hardy and the Law: Legal Presences in Hardy's Life and Fiction

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ISBN13: 9780874137989
ISBN: 0874137985
Published: January 2003
Publisher: Associated University Presses
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £49.95

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Thomas Hardy and the Law argues that Hardy's extensive legal research and experience drove his writing of fiction throughout his career. The book studies Hardy's legal research and friendships, his work as a Dorchester magistrate, actual Victorian law cases from which he drew novel material, nineteenth-century legal reform, the legal ""machinery"" of the novels, and Hardy's position as an advocate for the reform of marriage laws.

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