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‘If You Only Knew Me Through and Through’: The Domestic Trial Scene and Narrative Advocacy

Trish Ferguson

in Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748673247
eISBN:
9780748695256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748673247.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the limits of the reasonable man standard in terms of gender bias by focusing on Thomas Hardy’s narratives in the context of two divorce cases: Norton v. Melbourne (1836) and ... More


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