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Heinzelman, Susan Sage
Riding the black ram : law, literature, and gender / Susan Sage Heinzelman
Alternate Title Law, literature, and gender
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law Books, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR830.L39 H45 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English fiction -- History and criticism
Law and literature -- England -- History
Women and literature -- England -- History
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- England -- History
Law in literature
Women in literature
Physical Description xxv, 168 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents "Termes queinte of lawe" and quaint fantasies of literature : Chaucer's Man of law and Wife of Bath -- Public affairs and juridical intimacies : seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French and English women novelists -- Black letters and black rams : law, gender, and the novel in early eighteenth-century England -- How to tell a story that might prevent a hanging : Mary Blandy, parricide, 1752 -- Statues, statutes, and queens on trial
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-160) and index
Review "Unruly women are not often represented in a good light. Whether historical, or fictional, disruptive women with their real or imagined excesses have long provided the material for literary and legal narratives. This probing new work analyzes a series of literary, legal, and historical texts to demonstrate the persistence of certain gender stereotypes,"--BOOK JACKET
Series Cultural lives of law

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