THE ENGLISH HISTORICAL NOVEL: Walter Scott to Virginia Woolf
Edition: First printing.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is not only the first comprehensive study not only of this subject but also one which focuses on the relationship between history and the historical novel - in other words, the historical novel is more than one set in the past. Much of this book is devoted to the dean of historical novelists, Sir Walter Scott, then the evolution of the genre is then traced through the novels of Dickens, Thackeray, Reade, George Eliot, Hardy, Conrad, Virginia Woolf and others. Each novelist is discussed generally, one or more of their finest historical novels are singled out for critical examination. Footnotes, index. xix, 262 pp. ISBN: 0-801811880.
Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front endpaper, but otherwise tight and clean in a very good dj. (spine label)