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  • Novel
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    After World War II, somewhere in the 1960's and certainly by the 1970's, writers began to produce novels that resembled former novels but that broke the historical comparison or the communal memory of the traditional novel. Such novels contain plots and characters that are deeply infused with a particular national identity-national identity is their point, so to speak; yet such novels, rather than being limited to the national readership that shares this identity, are translated almost immediate...
  • Sir Walter Scott
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    Sir Walter Scott Scottish Novelist 1771-1832 Sir Walter Scott was born on August 15, 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scott created and popularized historical novels in a series called the Waverley Novels. In his novels Scott arranged the plots and characters so the reader enters into the lives of both great and ordinary people caught up in violent, dramatic changes in history. Scott's work shows the influence of the 18th century enlightenment. He believed every human was basically decent regardless...
  • Scott's Historical Novels Fall Into Three Groups
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    Student: Diakova L. Yu. Tutor: Chernyshev a A.P. Tambov 2011 Contents Introduction Historical novel Walter Scott, biography and works "Rob Roy" Conclusion References Introduction Historical fiction as a genre is important and relevant to our times for many reasons. It has also been one of the more popular genres of the twentieth century world literature. There have been many novels and short stories belonging to this genre written in the past 200 years which have achieved cult status. Their fame...
  • Real Time With Real Historical Figures
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    History's Role in Fiction In the novels the house on The House on the Lagoon and Mambo Kings, real historical facts and figures are used to give the stories a sense of realism. The authors of these novels use small pieces of history to make a realistic setting for their stories. The authors also use fictional historical events and figures to add personal and emotional elements to the novels. The House on the Lagoon is mainly about fictional characters who give personal accounts of real historica...
  • True To Michner's Version Of The Battle
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    James A. Michner's: TEXAS Comparative Review In this magnificent historical novel, James A. Michner skillfully combines fact and fiction to present one of our most expansive and diversified states. Spanning nearly four and a half centuries, Michner begins with the first Spaniards to explore parts of present day Texas, Cabeza de Vaca and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and continues on to the emergence of Texas as one of our most powerful states. Michner's use of historical fact is extremely accura...
  • Elisha
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    As a Driven leaf is a historical novel set in Roman Palestine. The protagonist, Elisha ben Abu yah, a talmudic rabbi in the first half of the second century, was excommunicated for heresy. Little is known of Elisha. The Talmud says of him: Four men entered Parades [the Garden, the realm of theosophy and hidden teachings]... Ben Azza i died... Ben Zola went mad... A cher [Elisha] mutilated the shoots [commited heresy]... R. Akiva departed unhurt. What we do know about Elisha comes mostly from his...
  • Alexandre Dumas
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    Alexandre Dumas was a major playwright who helped to revolutionize French drama and theater. He was one of the best historical novelists, publishing more than two hundred novels. He was born on July twenty fourth, mille eighteen in the french town of Villars-Cotter ets. His father was a general in Napoleon's army. His mother, Marie-Louise-Elizabeth was an innkeeper. His father died when he was four years old and his mother was not able to provide him with much education. As a young man, Alexandr...

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