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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