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Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Martha C. Nussbaum and Alison L. LaCroix


This book focuses on issues of gender in the British novel of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly Hardy and Trollope. Approaching the topic from a variety of backgrounds, the chapters reinvigorate the law-and-literature movement by displaying a range of ways in which literature and law can illuminate one another and in which the conversation between them can illuminate deeper human issues with which both disciplines are concerned. These chapters shed light on a range of gender-related issues, from inheritance to money-lending to illegitimacy, but also make an important method ... More

Keywords: gender, British novel, Hardy, Trollope, law-and-literature movement, gender studies, eighteenth century, nineteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199812042
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martha C. Nussbaum, editor
University of Chicago

Alison L. LaCroix, editor
University of Chicago

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