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by William Searle Holdsworth

  • Author: William Searle Holdsworth
  • ISBN: 1886363064
  • ISBN13: 978-1886363069
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  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. (February 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 166
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Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian ePub download

Sir William Searle Holdsworth OM KC FBA (7 May 1871 – 2 January 1944) was an English legal historian and Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford University.

Sir William Searle Holdsworth OM KC FBA (7 May 1871 – 2 January 1944) was an English legal historian and Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford University, amongst whose works is the 17-volume History of English Law. Holdsworth was born in Beckenham, Kent in 1871, the son of a well-known London solicitor, Charles Joseph Holdsworth and his wife Ellen Caroline (née Searle).

Holdsworth proves that historians should study the novels of Charles Dickens as source material about the workings .

Holdsworth proves that historians should study the novels of Charles Dickens as source material about the workings of English law and legal institutions. He shows how Bleak House highlights the procedures of the Court of Chancery, and Pickwick Papers illuminates the procedure of the common law. The addresses contained in this book were delivered in the William L. Storrs Le Holdsworth proves that historians should study the novels of Charles Dickens as source material about the workings of English law and legal institutions.

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Characters - Lawyers, Lawyers in literature, Courts - Great Britain. New Haven, Yale University Press.

William Searle Holdsworth . Holdsworth proves that historians should study the novels of Charles Dickens as source material about the workings of English law and legal institutions. Storrs Lecture Series, 1927, before the Law School of Yale University. The distinguished English historian, Professor Holdsworth, has contrived even during his moments of recreation to render us his debtors.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian. Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian. By William S. Holdsworth. Many of Charles Dickens's novels touch upon the law and lawyers, in some of them the law and lawyers play a considerable part, and in one of them, Bleak House, the legal atmosphere is all pervading. Dickens was born in 1812; and the dates of these novels range from 1835 to 1870; so that the law and the lawyers, which Dickens had observed and described, were the law and the lawyers of the first two-thirds of the nineteenth century.

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The time at which the scene of many of Dickens's novels is laid dates, in many cases, be i Dickens as a Legal Historian fore the era of reformjiad, begun; and, when he began to write, it had only just begun. Pickwick set out on his travels in 1827, and the book was written in 1836. At the time when Dickens wrote his later works the Legislature had begun, tenta tively and cautiously, to make those reforms in the machinery of the law, and in the law itself, which were long overdue. But much still remained to be done.

Historiography, Lawyers, Knowledge, History and criticism, English Legal stories, Characters, Lawyers in literature, Law, Courts, Law in literature. Charles Dickens (1812-1870).

Holdsworth proves that historians should study the novels of Charles Dickens as source material about the workings of English law and legal institutions

Holdsworth proves that historians should study the novels of Charles Dickens as source material about the workings of English law and legal institutions.

Holdsworth proves that historians should study the novels of Charles Dickens as source material about the workings of English law and legal institutions. He shows how Bleak House highlights the procedures of the Court of Chancery, and Pickwick Papers illuminates the procedure of the common law. The addresses contained in this book were delivered in the William L. Storrs Lecture Series, 1927, before the Law School of Yale University. "The distinguished English historian, Professor Holdsworth, has contrived even during his moments of recreation to render us his debtors. No two books outside the bounds of technical law are more worth reading for law students than Pickwick Papers and Bleak House. Even a trained trial lawyer however, is puzzled by some of the legal points brought up by Dickens, because they have fortunately passed forever out of the realm of living law. Professor Holdsworth has performed a valuable service to lawyers and laymen alike in explaining these obscurities. And he has done much more than this. He has increased our admiration for the genius of Dickens by proving his great merit as a legal historian.": Zechariah Chafee, Jr. Harvard Law Review 42:286-8. CONTENTS: I. The Courts and the Dwellings of the Lawyers II. The Lawyers, Lawyers' Clerks, and Other Satellites of the Law III. Bleak House and the Procedure of the Court of Chancery IV. Pickwick and the Procedure of the Common Law Index AUTHOR BIO: Distinguished Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford University, Sir William Searle Holdsworth (1871-1944) is widely known for his seminal 17-volume History of English Law as well as others including The Historians of Anglo-American Law, An Historical Introduction to the Land Law, and The Law of Succession.