The Crime in Mind: Criminal Responsibility and the Victorian Novel by Lisa Rodensky

The Crime in Mind: Criminal Responsibility and the Victorian Novel

byLisa Rodensky

Paperback | January 6, 2004

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This interdisciplinary study of legal and literary narratives argues that the novel's particular power to represent the interior life of its characters both challenges the law's definitions of criminal responsibility and reaffirms them. By means of connecting major novelists with prominentjurists and legal historians of the era, it offers profound new ways of thinking about the Victorian period.

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Lisa Rodensky is Assistant Professor of English at Wellesley College.
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Title:The Crime in Mind: Criminal Responsibility and the Victorian NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.71 inPublished:January 6, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"The Crime in Mind creates an intricate and compelling dialogue between nineteenth-century legal philosophers and Victorian novelists. Trained in both law and literature, Lisa Rodensky brings a marvelous gift for articulating distinctions to bear on the relations between thoughts and acts,acts and intentions, intentions and consequences. In the process, she offers some of the best commentary available on the activities of third-person narrators as they move in and out of their characters's minds."--Rosemarie Bodenheimer, Boston College