A Critical Companion
Novelist, lawyer, and humanist Scott Turow has made the legal mystery a modern phenomenon, with books such as Presumed Innocent, Pleading Guilty, and Reversible Errors.
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Scott Turow is a novelist, lawyer, and humanist who has fused his two passions, writing and the law, to create challenging novels that raise significant legal issues and test the justice of present laws. In all of his books, Turow reveals the moral ambiguities that afflict both accuser and accused, and challenges his readers to reconsider their preconceived notions of justice. Beginning with One-L, his first published work about the first-year law school experience, Turow continues to capture his readers' imaginations with books such as Presumed Innocent and Burden of Proof.
- Table of Contents
Series Foreword by Kathleen Gregory Klein
The Life of Scott Turow: The Making and Shaping of a Literary Lawyer
Scott Turow's Literary Heritage
Presumed Innocent (1987)
Burden of Proof (1990): Family Politics
Pleading Guilty (1993)
The Laws of Our Fathers (1996)
Personal Injuries (1999): Legal and Otherwise
Reversible Errors (2002): The Death Penalty Revisited
Conclusion: Will Turow's Canon Have the Staying Power of Literature?
"One of a series of companions to popular literature, this volume focuses on six of Turow's best-selling novels. The introductory chapters provide a brief biography of the literary lawyer, as he is called here, and describe his literary influences. The discussions of the novels cover their structure, themes, character development and use of genre conventions. The text is written for the general reader."
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