Title

British Historical Fiction before Scott

Document Type

Monograph

Abstract

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.

Disciplines

Fiction | History | Intellectual History | Literature in English, British Isles | Nonfiction

Comments

Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

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