The Contemporary British Historical Novel: Representation, Nation, Empire by M. BoccardiThe Contemporary British Historical Novel: Representation, Nation, Empire by M. Boccardi

The Contemporary British Historical Novel: Representation, Nation, Empire

byM. Boccardi

Hardcover | June 25, 2009

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A detailed study of an increasingly popular genre, this book offers readings of a group of significant and representative works, drawing on a range of interpretative strategies to examine the ways in which the contemporary historical novel engages with questions of nation and identity to illuminate Britain's post-imperial condition.

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MARIADELE BOCCARDI is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of the West of England, UK. Historical fiction is her main area of research as well as a long-standing favorite genre. She has published widely on the topic, both in academic journals and in edited collections.
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Title:The Contemporary British Historical Novel: Representation, Nation, EmpireFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:June 25, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230200079

ISBN - 13:9780230200074

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction: The Novel of History 1969-2005
Tradition and Renewal
The Romance of the Past
Empire and the Politics of Representation
Political Engagement and the Romance of Withdrawal
Conclusion: Fictions of the Garden
Bibliography
Index