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Author Lacey, Nicola.

Title Women, crime, and character : from Moll Flanders to Tess of the D'Urbervilles / Nicola Lacey
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 164 pages)
Summary This work draws on law, literature, philosophy and social history to explore fundamental changes in ideas of selfhood gender and social order in 18th and 19th century England. Lacey argues that these changes underpinned a radical shift in mechanisms of responsibility-attribution, with implications for the criminalisation of women
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 -- Characters -- Moll Flanders
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 -- Characters -- Tess Durbeyfield
Female offenders -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Female offenders -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Law and literature.
Social change -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Social change -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Social change in literature.
Law -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Law -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191720185 ebook