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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Thomas Hardy and the Law

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ISBN13: 9780874137989
ISBN: 0874137985
Published: January 2003
Publisher: Associated University Presses
Format: Hardback
Price: £47.95

'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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