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As a source for many helpful sidelights on legal history, the eminent author regards the novels of Charles Dickens as particularly valuable. "There are," he says, "two main reasons why Dickens' pictures of the courts, the lawyers, and the law of his day have this unique value. In the first place, they give us information which we can get nowhere else. In the second place, these pictures were painted by a man with extraordinary powers of observation, who had first hand information."
Date of Authorship for this Version
Book Review: Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian, 8 Oregon Law Review 93 (1928)