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The Historical Novel from Scott to Sabatini : Changing Attitudes toward a Literary Genre, 1814-1920 - Harold Orel

The Historical Novel from Scott to Sabatini

Changing Attitudes toward a Literary Genre, 1814-1920

Hardcover Published: 15th February 1995
ISBN: 9780333607626
Number Of Pages: 189

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Sir Walter Scott defined the parameters of the historical novel and illustrated his concept of the genre by writing a long series of novels dealing with medieval times, the Elizabethan Age and the 18th Century. Later novels written by his contemporaries and successors attracted smaller audiences. When Robert Louis Stevenson, in the early 1880s, enthusiastically expanded the boundaries of romantic fiction, he became a standard-bearer and an inspiration to many of his fellow-novelists: Walter Besant, Richard Doddridge Blackmore, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stanley John Weyman, Anthony Hope, Henry Rider Haggard, and Rafael Sabatini.

Introduction - The Scott Legacy - The Emphasis on History in the Historical Novel - Didactic Elements in the Historical Novel - Stevenson and the Historical Romance - Robert Louis Stevenson and The Masters of Ballantrae (1888) - Walter Besant and Dorothy Foster (1884) - Richard Doddridge Blackmore and Springhaven (1887) - Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch ('Q') and The Splendid Spur (1889) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The White Company (1891) Stanley John Weyman and A Gentleman of France (1893) Anthony Hope and Simon Dale - Sir Henry Rider Haggard and Eric Brighteyes (1898) - Rafael Sabatini and The Sea-Hawk (1915) - Coda: The Great War and After - Footnotes - Suggestions for Further Reading - Index

ISBN: 9780333607626
ISBN-10: 0333607627
Series: Changing Attitudes Toward a Literary Genre, 1814-1920
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 15th February 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2