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Table of Contents Acknowledgments 000 List of Abbreviations 000 Introduction 000 1. Conceiving the Civil Subject: Property, Power, and Prose 000 2. Who Shall Inherit the Earth? Jonathan Swift and the Jure Paterno 000 3. Laying Claim to Title: Mary Davys and Authorial Dispossession 000 4. The Incomplete Tradesman: Daniel Defoe and the Lay of the Land 000 5. Heirs of the Flesh: Eliza Haywood and the Body of Law 000 Conclusion 000 Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Law and literature -- History -- 18th century.
Property in literature.
Law in literature.