Journals Higher Education

The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Brian Hamnett

  • Opens up prevailing issues and debates on the relation of history and fiction
  • Explores novels by major authors including Scott, Dickens, Flaubert, Galdos, and Tolstoy
  • Broad geographic span encompassing the British Isles, France, the Germanic territories, Italy, Spain, and the Russian Empire
  • Relates developments in fiction to those in history over time, thus bridging the disciplines