British Historical Fiction before Scott

  • Authors
  • Anne H. Stevens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anne H. Stevens
    Pages 1-20
  3. Anne H. Stevens
    Pages 21-50
  4. Anne H. Stevens
    Pages 76-122
  5. Anne H. Stevens
    Pages 123-149
  6. Anne H. Stevens
    Pages 150-163
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 164-201

About this book


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.


fiction genre knowledge novel

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