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PDF or criminal defendants litigants clients judges police jurors and witnesses all of them depicted with veracity and insight Many of the writers in this anthology either practiced or studied law or were themselves involved in litigation; those who weren't apply powers of observation to a process that affects us all Thus from George Eliot Herman Melville Anthony Trollope and Frank O'Connor to William Faulkner George Orwell Nadine Gordimer Louis Auchincloss Phillip Roth Elizabeth Jolley and many others this collection allows us to grasp clearly the inner workings of the law its effect on the human psyche and the enormous tensions created by mankind's attempt to impose order and justice on social relations that often remain chaotic defiant and ungovernable With a sharply illuminating preface that explores the connections between literature and law and with a helpful headnote for each selection Trial and Error puts readers in the jury box as some of the greatest writers in the English language make their cases

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