Witty and illuminating, this survey of lawyers in literature offers insight into the features of the profession that have been absorbed into general thought. The author examines lawyers and the law as they are featured in works by Dickens, Balzac, and Scott, among others.
About the Author
John Marshall Gest (1859–1934) was a prominent Philadelphia attorney and orphans court judge. He wrote The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick (1908) and The Influence of Biblical Texts upon English Law (1910), among other books on law.