Historical Fictions

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    This chapter offers a survey of historical fictions by women between 1945 and 1974. Despite critical neglect of this genre, Wallace argues that these years are extremely rich in historical fictions ranging from ‘serious’ historical novels by writers like Naomi Mitchison and H.F.M Prescott to ‘popular’ fiction by Jean Plaidy and Norah Lofts. The chapter focuses on five exemplary types of fiction: the biographical historical novel, often centralising royal Tudor women such as Elizabeth I, associated with Margaret Irwin; the regency romance as established by Georgette Heyer; the Marxist-realist novels of Sylvia Townsend Warner; Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea as a Modernist version of the Gothic romance; and Mary Renault’s radical rewriting of classical history to foreground a notion of gender as performative and fluid.
    Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
    TeitlThe Palgrave History of British Women’s Writing
    Is-deitl 1945-1975
    GolygyddionClare Hanson, Susan Watkins
    Man cyhoeddiBasingstoke
    CyhoeddwrPalgrave Macmillan
    Nifer y tudalennau16
    ISBN (Electronig)978-1-137-47736-1
    ISBN (Argraffiad)978-1137477354
    StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 29 Gorff 2017

    Cyfres gyhoeddiadau

    EnwPalgrave History of Women's Writing

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