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Reading Historical Fiction

The Revenant and Remembered Past

  • Kate Mitchell
  • Nicola Parsons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 220-243

About this book


This collection examines the intersection of historical recollection, strategies of representation, and reading practices in historical fiction from the eighteenth century to today. In shifting focus to the agency of the reader and taking a long historical view, the collection brings a new perspective to the field of historical representation.


Charles Dickens fiction novel

Editors and affiliations

  • Kate Mitchell
    • 1
  • Nicola Parsons
    • 2
  1. 1.Australian National UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.University of SydneyAustralia

About the editors

HAMISH DALLEY Doctoral candidate, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, the Australian National University HELEN GROTH Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow, School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, Australia INGRID HANSON University of Sheffield, UK KARA MARLER-KENNEDY Doctoral candidate, English Department, Rice University, USA JON MEE Professor of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literature and Print Culture, University of Warwick, UK FIONA PRICE Senior Lecturer in English, University of Chichester, UK MARY SPONBERG Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, Australia ANNE H. STEVENS Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Nevada, USA DIANA WALLACE Professor of English Literature, University of Glamorgan, UK JAMES WARD Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature, University of Ulster, UK JULIAN WOLFREYS Professor of Modern Literature and Culture, Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK

Bibliographic information


'This collection has range, variety and contemporary interest and will do much to re-frame debates about historical fiction. It brings together a range of approaches and texts and a group of distinguished critics to offer fresh insight and will make a mark.' - Linda Anderson, Professor of Modern English and American Literature, Newcastle University, UK