Trollope and the Law by R. D. McMaster (auth.)

By R. D. McMaster (auth.)

Show description

Read or Download Trollope and the Law PDF

Similar literary books

Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology (S U N Y Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture)

Introduces readers to comedian and tragic masterpieces spanning one hundred fifty years of Yiddish drama.

Goethe: The Sorrows of Young Werther (Landmarks of World Literature)

The culture of the German novel, prior to the emergence of its 'classic' writers within the first 1/2 the 20 th century (Thomas Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Musil), doesn't have an guaranteed position within the canon of eu literature. now not that it has sought after for lively advocates; yet, regardless of all efforts, it has remained firmly at the outer edge.

The Return of Black Douglas

Coffman's writing is deft, able, and evocative. -Publishers Weekly he will support a lady in want, irrespective of the place she got here from. .. Alysandir Mackinnon ideas his extended family with a good yet iron fist. He has no time for softness or, as he sees it, weak point. but if he encounters a bewitching younger attractiveness who might or will not be a deadly secret agent, yet is unquestionably in mortal chance, he is pressured to aid.

Additional resources for Trollope and the Law

Example text

As we shall see in the chapter on Chaffanbrass and the Old Bailey, Trollope had severe reservations about the function of the defence counsel, seeing him as a defender of-villainy and confounder of truth. No doubt much of his information about criminal lawyers came from the newspapers, which reported the juicier Old Bailey trials. 29 In discussions about the reputation of lawyers in general, the point is often made by their defenders that the public tends to base its notions on the reported antics of criminal advocates at the Old Bailey, but that these stars hold rather a low status in the profession and are hardly to be taken as fair representatives of the profession as a whole.

To his surprise, his brother marries and claims to have a son, whereupon Lord George thinks uncomfortably: 'But now he would only be his wife's husband, the Dean's son-in-law, living on their money, and compelled by circumstances to adapt himself to them' (I, 129). He is much given to thoughts about 'the grandeur of his family' (I, 250), and to this vanity he adds convictions about 'his divine superiority' as a husband (a phrase oft-repeated in the novel). Among the stipulations the Dean makes before the marriage is one that the married couple are to spend several months of the year in a house provided in London.

The work which most epitomises these concerns, linking the interpretation of a sordid crime with legalistic arguings, epistemological uncertainty, and the deceptive nature of language, is Browning's masterpiece, The Ring and the Book. A work in which Trollope shows similar interests is He Knew He Was Right. 27 Interpretation, often bizarre, about each other's motives, character, and actions, abounds between the protagonists as their marriage disintegrates. Louis Trevelyan hires an expoliceman, Mr Bozzle, as a private investigator to spy on his wife.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 48 votes