Dickens Exposes Some Cruel Features of the Legal System Fyfe, Thomas Alexander. Charles Dickens and the Law. Originally published: Edinburgh: William Hodge & Co., 1910. 79 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776666; ISBN-10: 1584776668. Hardcover. New. $24.95 * Based on an address to the Glasgow Dickens Society, this essay praises the author's detailed knowledge of the law and legal community. Indeed, "he made no such mistakes as many authors--even though of high standing--sometimes make. He laid down no bad law...." (78). More important, Fyfe advances the novel argument that his writings "exposed some cruel features of the legal system of his day" and influenced public opinion to demand their reform.
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