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The contemporary British historical novel: representation, nation, empire

Boccardi, Mariadele

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Abstract

This is the first full-length study of a genre that has had increasing critical attention and popular appeal at the turn of the twenty-first century. The book combines a contextual and theoretical framework for the success of historical fiction in Britain in the last forty years with detailed analysis of a small number of works. I discuss the contemporary British historical novel in relation to questions of national identity in the aftermath of the loss of empire and as a complex representative of postmodernism.

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Boccardi, M. (2009). The contemporary British historical novel: representation, nation, empire. Palgrave

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Jun 25, 2009
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
ISBN 978-0-230-20007-4
Keywords British historical novels, representation, nation, empire, historical fiction, national identity
Publisher URL http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=283960