Bleak House in Australian Reasons for Judgment
68 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2008 Last revised: 18 Jun 2019
Date Written: June 16, 2019
The paper deals with some allusions to Dickens's Bleak House in Australian reasons for judgment. It identifies a real-life case on which Dickens may have relied in writing about Jarndyce v Jarndyce. Also discussed are a number of other real-life cases that have been suggested to be Dickens's model for Jarndyce v. Jarndyce and eight occasions post-Bleak House in which Dickens either brought legal proceedings for either copyright infringement or defamation or contemplated doing so.
The paper contains numerous contemporaneous illustrations.
Keywords: literary allusions in Australian reasons for judgment, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, blacking, Charles Day
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