Testimony And Advocacy In Victorian Law, Literature, And Theology by Jan-Melissa SchrammTestimony And Advocacy In Victorian Law, Literature, And Theology by Jan-Melissa Schramm

Testimony And Advocacy In Victorian Law, Literature, And Theology

byJan-Melissa SchrammEditorGillian Beer

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This original and wide-ranging study shows how changing attitudes to evidence, trial and revelation in law and theology had a profound impact on literary narrative in the nineteenth century. Jan-Melissa Schramm, who is both a lawyer and a literary critic, argues that authors of fiction created a style of literary advocacy that both imitated, and reacted against, the example of their story-telling counterparts of the criminal Bar, and traces the ongoing debate over rules of evidence, eye-witness testimony and codes of ethical conduct that helped shape Victorian realism as a narrative form.

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Title:Testimony And Advocacy In Victorian Law, Literature, And TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:April 27, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521026350

ISBN - 13:9780521026352

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Acknowledgements; Introduction: justice and the impulse to narrate; 1. Eye-witness testimony in the construction of narrative; 2. The origins of the novel and the genesis of the law of evidence; 3. Criminal advocacy and Victorian realism; 4. The martyr as witness: inspiration and the appeal to intuition; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"...Schramm's work not only reaches back into the eighteenth century, but has important implications for contemporary law and literature theorists... this book is extraordinarily rich in its treatment of Victorian culture." Nineteenth Century Contexts