Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 May 2022

352 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780192846150

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Libel and Lampoon

Satire in the Courts, 1670-1792

Andrew Benjamin Bricker

Law and Literature

  • Documents the mutual influence of English literature and the law during the long eighteenth century
  • Explains the legal origins of verbally evasive satire and the growth of caricature and visual satire
  • Provides a new history of censorship and Anglo-American freedom of the press
  • Studies the emergence of new reasonable and objective doctrines in English common law
  • Offers a detailed account of the development of libel laws, copyright, and jury directions