Rumpole on trial / John Mortimer.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st American ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Seven new Rumpole stories feature the barrister entangled in a bout with devil worshippers, fending off the advances of a desperate wife, and snagging a modern-day Artful Dodger.
    • Content Notes:
      Rumpole and the children of the devil -- Rumpole and the eternal triangle -- Rumpole and the miscarriage of justice -- Rumpole and the family pride -- Rumpole and the soothsayer -- Rumpole and the reform of Joby Jonson -- Rumpole on trial.
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    • ABNT:
      MORTIMER, J. Rumpole on trial. 1st American ed. [s. l.]: Viking, 1992. ISBN 0670844594. Disponível em: Acesso em: 10 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Mortimer J. Rumpole on Trial. 1st American ed. Viking; 1992. Accessed August 10, 2020.
    • APA:
      Mortimer, J. (1992). Rumpole on trial (1st American ed.). Viking.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mortimer, John. 1992. Rumpole on Trial. 1st American ed. Rumpole Series: [9]. Viking.
    • Harvard:
      Mortimer, J. (1992) Rumpole on trial. 1st American ed. Viking (Rumpole series: [9]). Available at: (Accessed: 10 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mortimer, J 1992, Rumpole on trial, 1st American ed., Rumpole series: [9], Viking, viewed 10 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Mortimer, John. Rumpole on Trial. 1st American ed., Viking, 1992. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mortimer, John. Rumpole on Trial. 1st American ed. Rumpole Series: [9]. Viking, 1992.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mortimer J. Rumpole on trial [Internet]. 1st American ed. Viking; 1992 [cited 2020 Aug 10]. (Rumpole series: [9]). Available from:


PW Reviews 1992 October #1

Public TV has made a huge audience familiar with Mortimer's rumpled and irritable English barrister, and this book of Rumpole yarns is very much the sort of mixture Mortimer has prospered with before. The legal knowledge is keen but lightly worn, the plots flimsy but serviceable and the humor endearingly old-fashioned, rather like an English music hall turn. (A contemporary reader will often find particular difficulty with such pawky formula stuff as Rumpole's calling his wife She Who Must Be Obeyed.) The title story is a gem, as Rumpole carries his genial contempt for judges a bit too far and is driven to apologize only when he realizes what a life of retirement from the bar would be like; others, like ``Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle'' and ``Rumpole and the Soothsayer,'' are rather tired and mechanical. In his non-Rumpole novels ( Titmuss Regained et al.), Mortimer always seems a sweeter-natured, more rounded artist than the man who keeps Rumpole going. He wouldn't be the first author whose public remained fonder of a character than its creator is, and this collection shows signs of such disaffection. (Dec.) Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information.

PW Reviews 1993 November #2

A collection of stories about the courtroom antics of disheveled barrister Horace Rumpole. (Dec.) Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information.