Legitimacy and illegitimacy in nineteenth-century law, literature and history
Finn, Margot C. and Lobban, Michael and Taylor, Jenny Bourne, 1949-, eds. (2010) Legitimacy and illegitimacy in nineteenth-century law, literature and history. Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture . Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230576520Full text not available from this repository.
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This innovative collection of essays by prominent scholars from the disciplines of literary studies, history and law explores the many ways in which notions of legtitimacy were shaped and contested in Georgian and Victorian Britain. It probes the difficulties of drawing boundaries between the legitimate and the illegitimate which continued to trouble Victorian society and which were explored in novels such as Charles Dickens's Bleak House and Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White. The essays in this collection show how dilemmas over legitimacy unsettled families by challenging clear lines of inheritence; they also unsettles society, as forgers and imposters defrauded individuals, estates and institutions through widely publicised social performances which fascinated both contemporary culture and called into question the idea of legitimacy itself.
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature, Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century, English literature -- History and criticism -- 19th century, Illegitimacy in literature, Crime in literature, Law in literature, Illegitimacy -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century|
|Series Name:||Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture|
|Place of Publication:||Basingstoke|
|Editor:||Finn, Margot C. and Lobban, Michael and Taylor, Jenny Bourne, 1949-|
|Number of Pages:||191|
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