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The woman's historical novel : British women writers, 1900-2000

Author: Diana Wallace
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diana Wallace tracks the development of British women writer's use of the historical novel genre through the 20th century, combining her survey with key readings from writers including Naomi Mitchison, Mary Renault, Jean Plaidy, Pat Barker, Georgette Heyer & Philippa Gregory.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Wallace
ISBN: 9780230223608 0230223605
OCLC Number: 237885744
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
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Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Entering into History: The Woman Citizen and the Historical Novel, 1900-1929; Histories of the Defeated: Writers Taking Side in the 1930s; Writing the War and After: Wicked Ladies and Wayward Women in the 1940s; Hollow Men and Homosexual Heroes: Exploring Masculinity in the 1950s; The Return of the Repressed: Maternal Histories in the 1960s; Selling Women's History: Popular Historical Fiction in the 1970s; 'Herstory' to Postmodern Histories: History as Dissent in the 1980s; Dialogues with the Dead: History and the Sense of an Ending, 1990-2000; Postscript; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Diana Wallace.
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The historical novel has been one of the most important forms of women's reading and writing in the twentieth century, yet it has been underrated and critically neglected. In the first major study of  Read more...

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