Ad Code

A guide to the best historical novels and tales PDF by Jonathan Nield

 A guide to the best historical novels and tales PDF by Jonathan Nield

guide to the best historical novels


" These Historical Novels have taught all men this truth, which looks like a truism, and yet was as good as unknown to writers of history and others, till so taught: that the bygone ages of the world were actually filled by living men, not by protocols, state-papers, controversies, and abstractions of men."Carlyle on the Waverley Novels.

I think many will be surprised to find how large a pro-portion of our best writers (English and American) have entered the domain of Historical or Semi - Historical Romance. Scott, Thackeray, Dickens, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, George Meredith, R. L. Stevenson, Hawthorne, Peacock, Charles Kingsley, Henry Kingsley,Charles Reade, Anthony Trollope, Mrs. Gaskell, Walter Besant, Lytton, Disraeli, J. H. Newman, J. A. Froude, and Walter Pater — these are a few of the names which appear in the following pages ; while Tolstoy, Dumas, Balzac, George Sand, Victor Hugo, De Vigny, Prosper Mdrimge, Flaubert, Theophile Gautier, Freytag, Scheffel, Hauff, Auerbach, Manzoni, Perez Gald6s, Mdrejkowski, Topelius, Sienkiewicz, and J6kai are, perhaps, the chief amongst those representing Literature other than our own.

Contents:
Introduction.--General list (pre-Christian era)--General list (first century onwards)--Supplementary list (semi-historical)--Fifty representative historical novels.--Suggested courses of reading (juvenile)--Bibliography.--Index of authors and titles.--Index of titles.--Supplement 

Author: Jonathan Nield
 Publication Date:1911

 [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

Post a Comment

0 Comments