British Historical Fiction before Scott

Publisher : Springer

ISBN-13 : 0230275303

Page : 201 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 303 voters

In the half century before Walter Scott's Waverley , dozens of popular novelists produced historical fictions for circulating libraries. This book examines eighty-five popular historical novels published between 1762 and 1813, looking at how the conventions of the genre developed through a process of imitation and experimentation.

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