Law, literature, and the transmission of culture in England, 1837-1925 /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Frank, Cathrine O.
Format: Book
Published: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2010]
Table of Contents:
  • Part I: Writing the will
  • Writing the will: Victorian testators and legal culture
  • Writing the novel: Victorian testators and literary culture
  • Part II: Proving the will
  • Victorian daughters and the burden of inheritance
  • Edwardian sons and the burden of inheritance redux
  • Part III: Contesting the will
  • Broken trusts: cy près, fiction, and the limits of intention
  • Fictions of justice: testamentary intention and the illegitimate heir.