Bardell v. Pickwick [Dickens, Charles]. Bardell v. Pickwick: The Trial for Breach of Promise of Marriage Held at the Guildhall Sittings, on April 1, 1828, Before Mr. Justice Stareleigh and a Special Jury of the City of London. Edited with Notes and Commentaries by Percy Fitzgerald. London: Elliot Stock, 1902. [vii], 116 pp. Illustrated. Reprinted 2005, 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190453. Paperback. Corners lightly bumped, otherwise fine. $20. * One of the most famous legal cases in English literature, Bardell v. Pickwick is an episode from The Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) by Charles Dickens [1812-1870] in which the hero becomes the defendant in a breach of promise of marriage suit. Mr. Justice Gaselee and Serjeants Snubbin and Buzfuz are among the characters introduced here. One of the most popular episodes in the novel, it was often dramatized or read aloud as a parlor entertainment. It also inspired several legal analyses, most notably Frank Lockwood's The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick, which is available as a Lawbook Exchange reprint.
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