The Crime in Mind

The Crime in Mind : Criminal Responsibility and the Victorian Novel

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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 prominent jurists and legal historians of the era, it offers profound new ways of thinking about the Victorian period.show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 154.9 x 238.3 x 20.1mm | 412.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195150740
  • 9780195150742

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A consistently intelligent study.... The value of this thoughtful book lies not just in adding to our understanding of the relationships between law and literature, but to debates about the developing Victorian notions of the inner self and of personal identity. * Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 *show more

About Lisa Rodensky

Lisa Rodensky is Assistant Professor of English at Wellesley College.show more

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