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Published: 04 June 2015

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780190236854

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The Presentness of the Past in Victorian Law and Fiction

Ayelet Ben-Yishai

  • Illustrates how precedential reasoning as a strategy for managing change produced innovations in legal and fictional writing
  • Identifies precedential reasoning as the fundamental epistemological paradigm employed by Victorians
  • Brings together a rare combination of considerable legal and literary knowledge