The World of Law: A Treasury of Great Writing about and in the Law: Short Stories, Plays, Essays, Accounts, Letters, Opinions, Pleas, Transcripts of Testimony; from Biblical Times to the Present - Vol. 1

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T H E W O R L D O F L A W
A treasury of great writing about and in the law-- short stories, plays, essays, accounts, letters, opinions, pleas, transcripts of testimony--from Biblical times to the present

Edited by Ephraim London


I The Law in Literature

SIMON AND SCHUSTER: NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments x
  • Introduction xi
  • Quotations xiii
  • Cases and Trials in Fiction 3
  • Susanna and the Elders 5
  • The Cases Judged by Sancho Panza: From Don Quixote 9
  • The Trial of Bardell V. Pickwick: - From the Pickwick Papers 16
  • In Chancery: - From Bleak House 40
  • Terence Rattigan: - The Winslow Boy 47
  • Act I 48
  • Act III 95
  • Act IV 113
  • The Trial of the Knave of Hearts: - From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 133
  • Hippolyte's Claim 143
  • The Assassin 148
  • The Benefit of the Doubt 153
  • In the Court 170
  • Worse and Worse 177
  • Manna 183
  • Sicilian Honor 192
  • Dreyfus in Kasrilevka 199
  • Trial by Jury 203
  • Counsel for Oedipus 216
  • Han's Crime 227
  • Crainquebille 237
  • The Witness for the Prosecution 258
  • The Dog Andrew 278
  • Mr. Havlena's Verdict 301
  • Science vs. Luck 307
  • The Dock Brief 310
  • Scene I 311
  • Scene II 329
  • The Court-Martial: - From the Caine Mutiny 341
  • Lawyers, Judges, Jurors and a Witness 413
  • The Barrister 415
  • Tomorrow 419
  • How the Pretty Maid of Portillon Convinced Her Judge 434
  • The Judge Ill-Judged: From a Commission in Lunacy 440
  • Act of God in Nevada 451
  • Alan Fairfordu's First Cause: From Redgauntlet 456
  • Monsieur Thomas 467
  • The Farce of the Worthy Master, Pierre Patelin, the Lawyer 472
  • Scene I 473
  • Scene IV - The Street Scene 486
  • Welcome to Aunt Kitty's 495
  • The Archimandrite's Niece 502
  • Strong Impressions 508
  • The Blushing Beginner and the Bearded Juryman 513
  • The Witty Judge and the Bronchial Usher 515
  • The Happy Couple 517
  • The Hypotheses of Failure 530
  • The Legends of Henry Everett 541
  • Colonel Starbottle for the Plaintiff 555
  • Ben Hecht - Crime Without Passion 580
  • On Judge Bridlegoose and Lord John the Loony: From Gargantua and Pantagruel 600
  • Mr. Justice Harbottle 620
  • Take the Witness! 652
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