'...several of the essays offer interesting and worthwhile material... Perhaps, most appealing to literary scholars will be Jo McDonagh's 'On Settling and Being Unsettled: Legitimacy and Settlement around 1850'. A subtle analysis of the languages of settlement in George Coode's 1851 parliamentary report on the New Poor Law and Charles Dickens' 1852-3 novel Bleak House, this essay exemplifies interdisciplinary scholarship at its best.' - Routledge ABES June 2011
About the Author
MARGOT FINN is Head of Department of History at the University of Warwick, UK.
MICHAEL LOBBAN is Professor of Legal History at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
JENNY BOURNE TAYLOR is Professor of English at the University of Sussex, UK.