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Author Ben-Yishai, Ayelet, author

Title Common precedents : the presentness of the past in Victorian law and fiction / Ayelet Ben-Yishai
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 191 pages)
Summary Examining legislative reform in the mid-Victorian period Ben-Yishai argues that precedential reasoning as a strategy for managing change produced innovations in legal and fictional writing simultaneously and in a mutually constitutive manner
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Stare decisis -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Judicial process -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Social change in literature.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199333110 (ebook)