The contemporary British historical novel: representation, nation, empire

Boccardi, M. (2009) The contemporary British historical novel: representation, nation, empire. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave. ISBN 978-0-230-20007-4

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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.

Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:British historical novels, representation, nation, empire, historical fiction, national identity
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:11939
Deposited By: Dr M. Boccardi
Deposited On:15 Dec 2010 13:38
Last Modified:12 Aug 2013 08:03

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