From the Old Bailey to Revolutionary France: The Trials of Charles Darnay

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture book series (PNWC)


Dickens’s novels and journalism are peppered with trial scenes: highlights include the hilarity of the Breach of Promise suit in The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist’s poignant appearance before a magistrate, the Artful Dodger’s comic bravado as his sentence is passed, the bullying judgment passed on Barnaby Rudge by a gentleman country magistrate, the extended satire on a Chancery suit in Bleak House and the high melodrama of the trials of Charles Darnay in A Tale of Two Cities.


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