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Reading historical fiction : the revenant and remembered past

Author: Kate Mitchell; Nicola Parsons
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection examines the intersection of historical recollection, strategies of representation, and reading practices in historical fiction from the eighteenth century to today. In shifting focus to the agency of the reader and taking a long historical view, the collection brings a new perspective to the field of historical representation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reading historical fiction
(DLC) 2012041121
(OCoLC)819640568
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Mitchell; Nicola Parsons
ISBN: 9781137291547 1137291540
OCLC Number: 824118010
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Reading the Represented Past: History and Fiction from 1700 to the Present / Kate Mitchell, Nicola Parsons --
Learning to Read the Past in the Early Historical Novel / Anne H. Stevens --
Temporal Systems in Representations of the Past: Distance, Freedom and Irony in Historical Fiction / Hamish Dalley --
'All Histories Are Against You?': Family History, Domestic History and the Feminine Past in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion / Mary Spongberg --
Rereading Hogarth and Pope: Authenticity and Academic Fictions of the Eighteenth Century / James Ward. Panoramic Byron: Reading, History and Pre-cinematic Spectacle / Helen Groth --
'The Painted Record' in George Eliot's Historical Novel Romola / Kara Marler-Kennedy --
Reading and Remembering History in Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year / Nicola Parsons --
The Gothic Reader: History, Fear and Trembling / Diana Wallace --
Notes Towards a Poethics of Spectrality: The Examples of Neo-Victorian Textuality / Julian Wolfreyes --
Dickens and Ways of Seeing the French Revolution: A Tale of Two Cities / Jon Mee --
The Uses of History: The Historical Novel in the Post-French Revolution Debate and Ellis Cornelia Knight's Marcus Flaminius (1792) / Fiona Price. The Living Past and the Fellowship of Sacrificial Violence in William Morris's A Dream of John Ball / Ingrid Hanson.
Responsibility: edited by Kate Mitchell and Nicola Parsons.
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