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World Historical Fiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573560665
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An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

American Historical Fiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573560672
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An annotated bibliography of American historical fiction

Recreating The Past

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313290083
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Helping young people select appropriate historical fiction is easy with this annotated bibliography of 970 recommended American and world titles published to early 1994. Spanning grades 1-10+ it includes adult titles suitable for young adult readers. At least 200 of the titles are award winners. Each entry contains both reading and interest grade levels, a short incisive annotation about the historical event, setting, plot, protagonist and theme, current publication availability, and awards won. Seven reference appendices allow the user to search by country of setting, reading and interest grade level, protagonists from minority groups, sequels or the same characters in a series, important historical dates, and a glossary of historical and famous people or groups appearing in the works.

Romance Fiction A Guide To The Genre 2nd Edition

Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692357
Size: 45.67 MB
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A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject

The Readers Advisory Guide To Genre Fiction

Author: Joyce G. Saricks
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908037
Size: 32.93 MB
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Covering fifteen popular genres, each chapter includes a definition of the genre, its characteristics and appeal elements (such as character development, story line, and frame), and its key authors and subgenres.

Narrative Is The Essence Of History

Author: John Cameron
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443838276
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The historical novel has had a very interesting history itself. During the 19th century the historical novels of Scott, Hugo, Thackeray, Dickens, Tolstoy and a host of other writers enjoyed both popular success and critical admiration. Success has never really died out, but admiration has been another matter. During the 20th century, historical fiction began to be disparaged by critics who looked down on the genre and its elements of romance, adventure and swashbuckling. This disparagement reached such a pitch that Robert Graves, author of I, Claudius and Claudius the God, felt compelled to say that he wrote these novels only because of pressing financial needs. As the century wore on, the genre began to move in a variety of interesting ways and reached even larger audiences. Some critics have continued to look down on the genre, but a growing number of historical novels have begun to receive wide critical praise. The Roman historian Ronald Syme once wrote that narrative is the essence of history. What is the essence of historical fiction? Why does it continue to be such a popular and resilient genre? What is the history of historical fiction? What is its future?

Notable Women In American History

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295843
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Covering 500 notable women in American history, includes a biographical sketch of each woman and an annotated list of recommended biographies, autobiographies, letter collections, or journals concerning her life.