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The historical novel in nineteenth-century Europe : representations of reality in history and fiction

Author: Brian R Hamnett
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Even at the height of its popularity in the early nineteenth century the historical novel faced criticism at many levels. After its predominance in the 1810s and 1820s writers and historians shunned it as a travesty of their respective disciplines. Even so, the historical novel has frequently attracted a wide-ranging public right up to the present day. Brian Hamnett examines key novels, by authors including Scott,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian R Hamnett
ISBN: 9780198732419 0198732414 9780199695041 0199695040
OCLC Number: 908968393
Description: ix, 332 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART ONE THE HISTORICAL NOVEL AS GENRE AND PROBLEM: AN ANALYTICAL AND CRITICAL EXAMINATION; PART TWO INTERNAL CONTRADICTIONS AND UNSTABLE FORM: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE HISTORICAL NOVEL'S DILEMMA; FICTITIOUS HISTORIES; SOURCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Brian Hamnett examines key historical novels by Scott, Balzac, Manzoni, Dickens, Eliot, Flaubert, Fontane, Galdos, and Tolstoy, revealing the contradictions inherent in this form of fiction and  Read more...

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