The Crime in Mind : Criminal Responsibility and the Victorian Novel
By: Rodensky, Lisa.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (284 p.).ISBN: 9780198034353.Subject(s): Crime in literature | Criminal liability in literature | Criminals in literature | English fiction | English fiction - 19th century - History and criticism | Law and literature | Legal stories, English | Responsibility in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Crime in Mind : Criminal Responsibility and the Victorian NovelDDC classification: 823.809355 | 823/.809355 LOC classification: PR878.C74 R63 2003ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Introduction; ONE: Organizing Crime: Conduct and Character in Oliver Twist; Prologue to George Eliot's Crimes; TWO: "To Fix Our Minds on That Certainty": Minding Consequences in Adam Bede and Felix Holt; THREE: Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, and the Crime in Mind; FOUR: James Fitzjames Stephen and the Responsibilities of Narrative; Conclusion: Modern Responsibilities; Notes; Bibliography; Index
This study of legal and literary narratives argues that the novel''s power to represent the interior life of its characters both challenges the law''s definitions of criminal responsibility and reaffirms them. Connecting novelists with jurists and legal historians of the era, it offers new ways of thinking about the Victorian period.
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