トマス・ハーディと法:その生涯と作品における法の現前<br>Thomas Hardy and the Law : Legal Presences in Hardy's Life and Fiction

トマス・ハーディと法:その生涯と作品における法の現前
Thomas Hardy and the Law : Legal Presences in Hardy's Life and Fiction

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 199 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780874137989
  • DDC分類 823.8

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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.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            7  (6)
Abbreviations 13 (4)
Hardy's Interest in the Law 17 (32)
Hardy's Legal Research 18 (12)
Hardy's Legal Friendships 30 (9)
Hardy the Magistrate 39 (5)
The Law and Hardy's Fiction 44 (5)
Bad Beginnings and Good Plots: Marriage Laws, 49 (38)
Sham Marriage, and Assault
Marriage Laws and Plot in Hardy's Novels 50 (17)
Sham Marriage, Criminal Law, and Tess 67 (10)
The Rape of Tess: Hardy, the Law, and the 77 (10)
Plot of Tess
Things Fall Apart: Marital Desertion, Wife 87 (35)
Sale, and Woman-Taming
Desertion 88 (18)
Wife Sale and the Justice Plot 106(8)
Woman-Taming 114(8)
``Prescribed by law'': Hardy, the Divorce 122(42)
Question, and the Purposes of Fiction
Matrimonial Cruelty: The Case of the 125(13)
Woodlanders
The Adultery Ground: Legal Naivete and 138(15)
Collusion in Tess of the d'Urbervilles and
Jude the Obscure
The Public Nature of Divorce: Hardy, the 153(11)
``Crawford-Dilke'' Case, and Jude the
Obscure
The Evolution of the Law in Hardy's Fiction 164(21)
From Good Solicitors to Dangerous 165(3)
Imposters: Representatives of the Law in
Hardy's Novels
From Naive Heroines to Savvy Divorcees: The 168(5)
Acquisition of Legal Knowledge in the Novels
From Justice to ``Justice'' and ``Tragic 173(5)
Machinery'': The Eroding Sense of the Law
From Reliance on the Law to the Call for 178(7)
Legal Reform: Hardy's Use of the Law in the
Early and Later Novels
Notes 185(5)
Bibliography 190(5)
Index 195