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Historical fiction : a guide to the genre

Historical fiction : a guide to the genre

Author: Sarah L Johnson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2005.
Series: Genreflecting advisory series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A comprehensive guide to the historical fiction genre that explains its general characteristics, its appeal to readers, benchmark and representative titles, and publishing trends.

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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Handbooks and manuals
Reference works
Historical fiction
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah L Johnson
ISBN: 159158129X 9781591581291 9781591586241 1591586240
OCLC Number: 60188306
Awards: Winner of Booklist Editors' Choice 2005 2005 (United States)
Description: xxi, 813 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: The appeal of the past --
Traditional historical novels --
Multi-period epics --
Romancing the past --
Sagas --
Western historical novels --
Historical mysteries --
Adventures in history --
Historical thrillers --
Literary historical novels --
Christian historical fiction --
Time-slip novels --
Alternate history --
Historical fantasy --
Resources for librarians and readers.
Series Title: Genreflecting advisory series.
Responsibility: Sarah L. Johnson.


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