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Pious Perjury in Scott's The Heart of Midlothian

Julia Simon-Kerr

in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines a legal norm that appears to empower women, arguing that in reality it imposes its own constricting demand for conformity: a woman may manifest strength and agency by refusing ... More


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