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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...

Dickens, Charles; Fitzgerald, Percy (Edited Notes & Comm)


Item #: 1135

Pages: (vii), 116 pp.
Published: London; Elliot Stock; 1902. Reprinted in 2005.

Subjects: FAMILY LAW

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 in which the hero becomes thedefendant in a breach of promise of marriage suit. Mr.Justice Gaselee and Serjeants Snubbin and Buzfuz are amongthe characters introduced here. One of the most popularepisodes in the novel, it was often dramatized or read aloudas a parlor entertainment. It also inspired several legalanalyses, most notably Frank Lockwood's The Law and Lawyersof Pickwick, which is available as a Lawbook Exchangereprint.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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