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The Law and the Lady (Paperback): Wilkie Collins The Law and the Lady (Paperback)
Wilkie Collins; Edited by Jenny Bourne Taylor
R238 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R53 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Valeria Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name in the marriage register incorrectly, and this slip is followed by the gradual disclosure of a series of secrets about her husband's earlier life, each of which leads on to another set of questions and enigmas. Her discoveries prompt her to defy her husband's authority, to take the law into into a labyrinthine maze of false clues and deceptive identities, in which the exploration of the tangled workings of the mind becomes linked to an investigation into the masquerades of femininity. Probably the first full-length novel with a woman detective as its heroine, The Law and the Lady is a fascinating example of Collins's later fiction. First published in 1875, it employs many of the techniques used in The Moonstone, developing them in bizarre and unexpected ways, and in its Gothic and fantastic elements The Law and the Lady adds a significant dimension to the history of detective fiction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Congress and the People's Contest - The Conduct of the Civil War (Paperback): Paul Finkelman, Donald R Kennon Congress and the People's Contest - The Conduct of the Civil War (Paperback)
Paul Finkelman, Donald R Kennon; Contributions by Jonathan H. Earle, Eric H. Walther, Lesley J Gordon, …
R546 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R77 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The American Civil War was the first military conflict in history to be fought with railroads moving troops and the telegraph connecting civilian leadership to commanders in the field. New developments arose at a moment's notice. As a result, the young nation's political structure and culture often struggled to keep up. When war began, Congress was not even in session. By the time it met, the government had mobilized over 100,000 soldiers, battles had been fought, casualties had been taken, some civilians had violently opposed the war effort, and emancipation was under way. This set the stage for Congress to play catch-up for much of the conflict. The result was an ongoing race to pass new laws and set policies. Throughout it all, Congress had to answer to a fractured and demanding public. In addition, Congress, no longer paralyzed by large numbers of Southern slave owners, moved forward on progressive economic and social issues-such as the transcontinental railroad and the land grant college act-which could not previously have been passed. In Congress and the People's Contest, Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon have assembled some of the nation's finest scholars of American history and law to evaluate the interactions between Congress and the American people as they navigated a cataclysmic and unprecedented war. Displaying a variety and range of focus that will make the book a classroom must, these essays show how these interactions took place-sometimes successfully, and sometimes less so. Contributors: L. Diane Barnes, Fergus M. Bordewich, Jenny Bourne, Jonathan Earle, Lesley J. Gordon, Mischa Honeck, Chandra Manning, Nikki M. Taylor, and Eric Walther.

Cambridge Companions to Literature - The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins (Paperback): Jenny Bourne Taylor Cambridge Companions to Literature - The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins (Paperback)
Jenny Bourne Taylor
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular writers of the nineteenth century. He is best known for The Woman in White, which inaugurated the sensation novel in the 1860s, and The Moonstone, one of the first detective novels; but he wrote over 20 novels, plays and short stories during a career that spanned four decades. This Companion offers a fascinating overview of Collins's writing. In a wide range of essays by leading scholars, it traces the development of his career, his position as a writer and his complex relation to contemporary cultural movements and debates. Collins's exploration of the tensions which lay beneath Victorian society is analysed through a variety of critical approaches. A chronology and guide to further reading are provided, making this book an indispensable guide for all those interested in Wilkie Collins and his work.

The Oxford History of the Novel in English - Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880 (Hardcover, New): John Kucich,... The Oxford History of the Novel in English - Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880 (Hardcover, New)
John Kucich, Jenny Bourne Taylor
R2,997 Discovery Miles 29 970 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a comprehensive, global, and up-to-date history of English-language prose fiction and written by a large, international team of scholars. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the 'literary' novel, and each volume includes chapters on the processes of production, distribution, and reception, and on popular fiction and the fictional sub-genres, as well as outlining the work of major novelists, movements, traditions, and tendencies.
Volume 3, The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1800 charts one of the most significant and exciting periods in the history of the genre. Beginning with the decade in which Scott's work helped inaugurate the three-volume novel, and in which many narrative genres, conventions, and preoccupations associated with Victorian fiction first emerged, it traces how these forms developed and changed in the mid nineteenth century, as the novel became established at the centre of British national culture. The volume includes sections on book history, on major authors, and on the varieties of fiction and range of narrative modes during the period. It also features essays on theories of the novel, and on the novel's relationship to other aesthetic forms. Volume 3 also emphasizes the wider cultural role and significance of the novel during the period, including its impact on ideas of place and nation, as well as its intervention in political, scientific, and intellectual contexts.

In Essentials, Unity - An Economic History of the Grange Movement (Hardcover): Jenny Bourne In Essentials, Unity - An Economic History of the Grange Movement (Hardcover)
Jenny Bourne; Preface by Paul Finkelman
R1,202 R991 Discovery Miles 9 910 Save R211 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Patrons of Husbandry-or the Grange-is the longest-lived US agricultural society and, since its founding shortly after the Civil War, has had immeasurable influence on social change as enacted by ordinary Americans. The Grange sought to relieve the struggles of small farmers by encouraging collaboration. Pathbreaking for its inclusion of women, the Grange is also well known for its association with Gilded Age laws aimed at curbing the monopoly power of railroads. In Essentials, Unity takes as its focus Grange founder Oliver Kelley and his home organization in Minnesota. Jenny Bourne draws upon numerous historical records to present a lively picture of a fraternal organization devoted to improving the lot of farmers but whose legacies extend far beyond agriculture. From struggles over minimum wage, birth control, and environmental regulation to the conflicts surrounding the Affordable Care Act, and from lunch-counter sit-ins to Occupy Wall Street, the Grange has shaped the very notion of collective action and how it is deployed even today. As this compact book so effectively illustrates, the history of the Patrons of Husbandry exposes the classic tension between the desires for achieving overall economic success and determining how the spoils are split.

Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Nineteenth-Century Law, Literature and History (Hardcover): Margot Finn, Michael Lobban, Jenny... Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Nineteenth-Century Law, Literature and History (Hardcover)
Margot Finn, Michael Lobban, Jenny Bourne Taylor
R2,075 Discovery Miles 20 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Animated by scandals, scoundrels and imposters, this collection, with contributions from prominent scholars of literature, history and law, seeks to address issues of identity, trust and deception in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain through the optic of the twin concepts of legitimacy and illegitimacy"--Provided by publisher.

Congress and the People's Contest - The Conduct of the Civil War (Hardcover): Paul Finkelman, Donald R Kennon Congress and the People's Contest - The Conduct of the Civil War (Hardcover)
Paul Finkelman, Donald R Kennon; Contributions by Jonathan H. Earle, Eric H. Walther, Lesley J Gordon, …
R1,008 R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Save R172 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The American Civil War was the first military conflict in history to be fought with railroads moving troops and the telegraph connecting civilian leadership to commanders in the field. New developments arose at a moment's notice. As a result, the young nation's political structure and culture often struggled to keep up. When war began, Congress was not even in session. By the time it met, the government had mobilized over 100,000 soldiers, battles had been fought, casualties had been taken, some civilians had violently opposed the war effort, and emancipation was under way. This set the stage for Congress to play catch-up for much of the conflict. The result was an ongoing race to pass new laws and set policies. Throughout it all, Congress had to answer to a fractured and demanding public. In addition, Congress, no longer paralyzed by large numbers of Southern slave owners, moved forward on progressive economic and social issues-such as the transcontinental railroad and the land grant college act-which could not previously have been passed. In Congress and the People's Contest, Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon have assembled some of the nation's finest scholars of American history and law to evaluate the interactions between Congress and the American people as they navigated a cataclysmic and unprecedented war. Displaying a variety and range of focus that will make the book a classroom must, these essays show how these interactions took place-sometimes successfully, and sometimes less so. Contributors: L. Diane Barnes, Fergus M. Bordewich, Jenny Bourne, Jonathan Earle, Lesley J. Gordon, Mischa Honeck, Chandra Manning, Nikki M. Taylor, and Eric Walther.

In Essentials, Unity - An Economic History of the Grange Movement (Paperback): Jenny Bourne In Essentials, Unity - An Economic History of the Grange Movement (Paperback)
Jenny Bourne; Preface by Paul Finkelman
R476 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R64 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Patrons of Husbandry-or the Grange-is the longest-lived US agricultural society and, since its founding shortly after the Civil War, has had immeasurable influence on social change as enacted by ordinary Americans. The Grange sought to relieve the struggles of small farmers by encouraging collaboration. Pathbreaking for its inclusion of women, the Grange is also well known for its association with Gilded Age laws aimed at curbing the monopoly power of railroads. In Essentials, Unity takes as its focus Grange founder Oliver Kelley and his home organization in Minnesota. Jenny Bourne draws upon numerous historical records to present a lively picture of a fraternal organization devoted to improving the lot of farmers but whose legacies extend far beyond agriculture. From struggles over minimum wage, birth control, and environmental regulation to the conflicts surrounding the Affordable Care Act, and from lunch-counter sit-ins to Occupy Wall Street, the Grange has shaped the very notion of collective action and how it is deployed even today. As this compact book so effectively illustrates, the history of the Patrons of Husbandry exposes the classic tension between the desires for achieving overall economic success and determining how the spoils are split.

The Beth Book - Being a Study from the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius (Paperback): Sarah Grand The Beth Book - Being a Study from the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius (Paperback)
Sarah Grand; Edited by Jenny Bourne Taylor
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1897, The Beth Book - Being a Study from the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius, is a semi-autobiographical novel offering a portrait of the artist as a young woman. Grand's compelling story recounts in vivid detail the childhood of her young heroine, Beth, a spirited and intelligent girl who challenges the limitations of provincial life in Ireland and Yorkshire. Without the benefit of an education, Beth must make her own way through adolescence, contending with a violent mother and an alcoholic father. With little money to go round, Beth often goes without so that her brothers might be raised as gentlemen, thus giving her an early introduction to sexual inequality. Even in girlhood Beth challenges gender expectations, dressing as a boy and poaching rabbits for the family dinner table. Like Grand herself, Beth makes an early marriage to escape her unhappy childhood, becoming the wife of philandering doctor, Daniel Maclure. Disillusion soons turns to defiance, as Beth recreates herself as a woman of genius, with her rousing refrain of "I shall succeed " After escaping to a room of her own, Beth becomes a New Woman, setting a high standard both for herself and for other women. Grand's extraordinary recall of childhood emotions, avoiding Victorian sentimentality, makes The Beth Book a convincing and captivating chronicle of female adolescence. The coming of age and sexual awakening of Beth broadens into a consideration of wider social issues, such as marital violence, vivisection, and the sexual double standard. The Beth Book deserves to become a classic of the Victorian age. This new edition, the first for almost twenty years, includes: * A critical introduction by Jenny Bourne Taylor * Explanatory footnotes * Bibliography * Contemporary reviews * A selection of other writings by and about Sarah Grand

Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society - The Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common Law... Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society - The Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common Law of Southern Slavery (Paperback, Revised)
Jenny Bourne Wahl
R990 Discovery Miles 9 900 Special order

Were slaves property or human beings under the law? Antebellum Southern judges designed efficient laws that protected property rights and helped slavery remain economically viable, laws that sheltered the persons embodied by that propertySH-the slaves themselves. Unintentionally, these judges generated rules applicable to ordinary Americans. Wahl provides a rigorous, compelling economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, inspecting thousands of legal disputes.

Cambridge Companions to Literature - The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins (Hardcover, New): Jenny Bourne Taylor Cambridge Companions to Literature - The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins (Hardcover, New)
Jenny Bourne Taylor
R1,407 R1,324 Discovery Miles 13 240 Save R83 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular writers of the nineteenth century. He is best known for The Woman in White, which inaugurated the sensation novel in the 1860s, and The Moonstone, one of the first detective novels; but he wrote over 20 novels, plays and short stories during a career that spanned four decades. This Companion offers a fascinating overview of Collins's writing. In a wide range of essays by leading scholars, it traces the development of his career, his position as a writer and his complex relation to contemporary cultural movements and debates. Collins's exploration of the tensions which lay beneath Victorian society is analysed through a variety of critical approaches. A chronology and guide to further reading are provided, making this book an indispensable guide for all those interested in Wilkie Collins and his work.

Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism - From the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson (Hardcover, Parental Adviso):... Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism - From the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson (Hardcover, Parental Adviso)
Paul Finkelman, Donald R Kennon; Contributions by Michael Benedict, Daniel Feller, Robert Pierce Forbes, …
R930 R776 Discovery Miles 7 760 Save R154 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1815 the United States was a proud and confident nation. Its second war with England had come to a successful conclusion, and Americans seemed united as never before. The collapse of the Federalist party left the Jeffersonian Republicans in control of virtually all important governmental offices. This period of harmony-what historians once called the Era of Good Feeling-was not illusory, but it was far from stable. One-party government could not persist for long in a vibrant democracy full of ambitious politicians, and sectional harmony was possible only as long as no one addressed the hard issues: slavery, race, western expansion, and economic development. Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism: From the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson inaugurates a new series for the United States Capitol Historical Society, one that will focus on issues that led to the secession crisis and the Civil War. This first volume examines controversies surrounding sectionalism and the rise of Jacksonian Democracy, placing these sources of conflict in the context of congressional action in the 1820s and 1830s. The essays in this volume consider the plight of American Indians, sectional strife over banking and commerce, emerging issues involving slavery, and the very nature of American democracy. "It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes... . There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing. In the act before me there seems to be a wide and unnecessary departure from these just principles." -Andrew Jackson, Veto Message Regarding the Bank of the United States, July 10, 1832 "I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State, incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution, unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle on which it was founded, and destructive of the great object for which it was formed." -Andrew Jackson, Proclamation Regarding Nullification to the People of South Carolina, December 10, 1832

Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society - The Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common Law... Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society - The Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common Law of Southern Slavery (Hardcover, New)
Jenny Bourne Wahl
R2,070 Discovery Miles 20 700 Special order

Were slaves property or human beings under the law? Antebellum Southern judges designed efficient laws that protected property rights and helped slavery remain economically viable, laws that sheltered the persons embodied by that propertySH-the slaves themselves. Unintentionally, these judges generated rules applicable to ordinary Americans. Wahl provides a rigorous, compelling economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, inspecting thousands of legal disputes.

Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Nineteenth-Century Law, Literature and History (Paperback, 1st ed. 2010): Margot Finn, Michael... Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Nineteenth-Century Law, Literature and History (Paperback, 1st ed. 2010)
Margot Finn, Michael Lobban, Jenny Bourne Taylor
R1,291 Discovery Miles 12 910 Special order

This innovative book draws together literature, law and economic and social history to investigate the meanings and uses of legitimacy in nineteenth-century Britain. This broad range of essays highlights the ways in which contested narratives and interested performances shaped the idea of legitimate authority during this period.

Law and Economics (Hardcover): Jenny Bourne Wahl Law and Economics (Hardcover)
Jenny Bourne Wahl
R13,228 Discovery Miles 132 280 Special order

First published in 1999

Overview and Economic Analysis of Property and Criminal Law (Hardcover): Jenny Bourne Wahl Overview and Economic Analysis of Property and Criminal Law (Hardcover)
Jenny Bourne Wahl
R3,123 Discovery Miles 31 230 Special order

Volume I of the three-volume series entitled Law and Economics which contains some of the key commentaries on the application of economic analysis to law. In this volume, Wahl (Carleton College) offers 18 articles and four case studies that explain and criticize the economic approach to law. They also classify articles and cases along standard legal lines such as property, contract, tort, criminal, and the like, even though the unifying principles of economics often blur these boundaries.

Economic Analysis of Contract Law, Antitrust Law, and Safety Regulations (Hardcover): Jenny Bourne Wahl Economic Analysis of Contract Law, Antitrust Law, and Safety Regulations (Hardcover)
Jenny Bourne Wahl
R3,560 Discovery Miles 35 600 Special order

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Economic Analysis of Tort and Products Liability Law - A Collection of Essays & Cases (Hardcover): Jenny Bourne Wahl Economic Analysis of Tort and Products Liability Law - A Collection of Essays & Cases (Hardcover)
Jenny Bourne Wahl
R3,560 Discovery Miles 35 600 Special order

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

George Gissing - Voices of the Unclassed (Paperback): Martin Ryle, Jenny Bourne Taylor George Gissing - Voices of the Unclassed (Paperback)
Martin Ryle, Jenny Bourne Taylor
R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Special order

First published in 2005, this collection of essays brings together British, European and North American literary critics and cultural historians with diverse specialities and interests to demonstrate the range of contemporary perspectives through which George Gissing's fiction can be viewed. It offers both closely contextualised historical readings and broader cultural and philosophical assessments and engages with a number of themes including: the cultural and social formation of class and gender, social mobility and its unsettling effects on individual and collective identities, the place of writing in emerging mass culture, and the possibility and limits of fiction as critical intervention. This book will be of interest to those studying the works of George Gissing, and 19th century literature more broadly.

Embodied Selves - An Anthology of Psychological Texts 1830-1890 (Paperback, Reissue): Jenny Bourne Taylor, Sally Shuttleworth Embodied Selves - An Anthology of Psychological Texts 1830-1890 (Paperback, Reissue)
Jenny Bourne Taylor, Sally Shuttleworth
R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 Special order

This anthology of primary materials will help redraw our understanding of the complexity and range of Victorian psychological thought. Areas covered include: phrenology and mesmerism; theories of dreams, memory, and the unconscious; female and masculine sexuality; insanity and nervous disorders; and theories of degeneration. Texts have been chosen from a wide variety of scientific, medical, and cultural sources to illustrate the social range of these debates. Embodies Selves will be of interest to both specialist and non-specialist audiences in the areas of cultural, literary, historical, and gender studies.

George Gissing - Voices of the Unclassed (Hardcover): Martin Ryle, Jenny Bourne Taylor George Gissing - Voices of the Unclassed (Hardcover)
Martin Ryle, Jenny Bourne Taylor
R2,364 Discovery Miles 23 640 Special order

First published in 2005, this collection of essays brings together British, European and North American literary critics and cultural historians with diverse specialities and interests to demonstrate the range of contemporary perspectives through which George Gissing's fiction can be viewed. It offers both closely contextualised historical readings and broader cultural and philosophical assessments and engages with a number of themes including: the cultural and social formation of class and gender, social mobility and its unsettling effects on individual and collective identities, the place of writing in emerging mass culture, and the possibility and limits of fiction as critical intervention. This book will be of interest to those studying the works of George Gissing, and 19th century literature more broadly.

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