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The historical novel in Europe, 1650-1950

Author: Richard Maxwell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines how the French invention and the Scottish re-invention of historical fiction prepared the genre's popularity during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maxwell, Richard, 1948-2010.
Historical novel in Europe, 1650-1950.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)697716527
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Maxwell
ISBN: 9780521519670 0521519675
OCLC Number: 297147081
Description: viii, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Transmissions and transformations of historical fiction: History in glimpses, or, how historical fiction survived the eighteenth century ; Inundations of time : Scott's reinvention of the historical novel --
pt. II. The Franco-Scottish model for historical fiction: Pretenders in sanctuary : phantoms of the world-historical character ; History on the walls : siege novels and the lure of collective heroism --
pt. III. The English historical novel : an alternate path: Juvenile : children, play, and history.
Responsibility: Richard Maxwell.

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