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

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 Br... Read More about The contemporary British historical novel: representation, nation, empire.

The story of colonial adventure (2008)
Book Chapter
Boccardi, M. (2008). The story of colonial adventure. In D. Malcolm, & C. A. Malcolm (Eds.), A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story, 19-34. Wiley-Blackwell

The chapter examines the nature and scope of the colonial short story, with reference to authors such as Kipling, Conrad, Conan Doyle and Somerset Maugham. The Companion itself is a valuable resource for students and scholars in the field.