Un Caballero En Moscu


Author: Amor Towles
Publisher: Salamandra
ISBN: 9788498388985
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Aleksandr Rostow, aristocrat and unrepentant intellectual, hasnt worked since he finished his studies and instead focuses his wit towards his passion for wines, gastronomy, and literature. In 1922, the Bolsheviks sentence him to death, but a revolutionary poem he had composed a decade earlier saves him.

Read On-- Historical Fiction

Reading Lists for Every Taste
Author: Brad Hooper
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591582397
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 152
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Hundreds of popular historical fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying appeal features, and under topics and themes you'll never find in the library catalog--women with true grit, greatest war stories, royalty rules, quick reads, humor, and many others. Use these unconventional, sometimes whimsical, reading lists to identify read-alikes rooted in shared appeal features or in the specific characteristics on which the lists are based. You can also post individual lists on your library Web site, put them in your newsletter, or use them for patron handouts to encourage circulation and reading. Historical fiction readers and fans looking for new reading material will enjoy browsing through this book and using it for checklists or reading plans. Readers' advisors who wish to better acquaint themselves with the genre and its newer publications, particularly in terms of appeal features, will find it useful as well A great new approach to one of today's hottest genres --historical fiction. Hooper categorizes and describes hundreds of popular historical fiction titles--not according to places or time periods or subgenres, but according to their underlying appeal features, and under topics and themes you'll never find in the library catalog--women with true grit, greatest war stories, the corridors of power, royalty rules, humor, nostalgic and elegiac historical fiction, quick reads, history's forgotten heroes, and many others. More than 400 of the best and most current historical fiction titles are covered, with some popular classics also included. For each title, there is bibliographic information and a lively plot summary designed to spark reader interest. These unconventional, sometimes whimsical, reading lists can be used to identify read-alikes rooted in shared appeal features or in the specific characteristics on which the lists are based. You can post specific lists on your library Web site, put them in your newsletter, or use them for patron handouts to encourage circulation and reading. Historical fiction readers and fans looking for new reading material will enjoy browsing through this book and using it for checklists, reading plans, or as a book club resource. Readers' advisors who wish to better acquaint themselves with the genre and its newer publications, particularly in terms of appeal features, will find it useful as well. In fact, libraries will want to order multiple copies--one for the readers' advisor and reference desk, and one for the circulating collection.

Reading Historical Fiction

The Revenant and Remembered Past
Author: Kate Mitchell,Nicola Parsons
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230343139
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 243
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This collection of essays that examines historical fiction from the eighteenth century to the present. In doing so, it provides a clear sense of both the shifts and continuities in the way historical recollection, strategies of representation, and reading practices intersect.

100 Must-read Historical Novels


Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408113961
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
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A brilliant guide to 100 of the finest historical novels ever published from Victor Hugo to Sarah Waters.

Historical fiction and other reading references for history classes in junior and senior high school


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 131
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The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction


Author: Jennifer S. Baker
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891165X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

Historical Fiction for Young Readers (grades 4-8)

An Introduction
Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591586216
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 489
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Presents an introduction to historical fiction for readers in grades four through eight, listing eighty titles of works for this age group and providing plot summaries, characters, historical background, and selected passages for discussion.

Hippie


Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Grijalbo
ISBN: 607317215X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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En su libro más autobiográfico, Paulo Coelho nos lleva a revivir el sueño transformador y pacifista de la generación hippie. Paulo es un joven que sueña con ser escritor, se deja el cabello largo y sale al mundo en busca de la libertad y para darle un significado profundo a su vida. Una jornada que va desde el famoso "Tren de la muerte a Bolivia", después Perú, Chile y Argentina, hasta el encuentro con Karla en Ámsterdam, quien lo convence de viajar juntos en el Magic Bus, un autobús que viaja por Europa y Asia Central hasta Katmandú. En el camino, Karla y Paulo no sólo vivirán una extraordinaria historia de amor, sino también conocerán a maravillosos compañeros de viaje. Cada uno de ellos tiene una historia que contar, todos experimentarán una transformación y abrazarán nuevas prioridades y valores para la vida. Si quieres conocerte, comienza por explorar el mundo. La crítica ha dicho... «Hippie es una verdadera biografía del autor. Escrita con un estilo ágil y un tono pausado, recrea la sociedad de la época.» «Hippie lleva al lector a aquellos años, para algunos irrepetibles, de alegría vital e inquietud. Años en los que realmente creíamos que la revolución podía hacerse con flores y que los sueños se podían cumplir. Siempre.» «Sorpresa divina. Hippie, la historia más autobiográfica de Paulo Coelho, es un sabroso documental sobre la generación hippie de la década de 1970.» «Descubrimos una novela verídica en la que el autor brasileño cuenta por primera vez sus locos años hippies. Una odisea increíble.» «Una narrativa iniciática llena de giros y fantasías.» «Paulo Coelho regresa con una idea brillante este año, tan inusual como los colores de la portada de su nueva novela. El título es el marco y el tema del nuevo trabajo de Coelho: el brasileño de setentaaños presenta Hippie, un capítulo de su propia vida, un viaje a través de la Europa hippie de los años 70.» «Cuando terminé de leer Hippie, sentí un gran deseo de perderme y una ligera envidia por aquellos tiempos en los que no se había inventado aún el botón me gusta y bastaba con sentirse querido y vivir, simplemente vivir.»

Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers, Gr. 4-6, eBook


Author: Margaret Allen
Publisher: Creative Teaching Press
ISBN: 1591988527
Category: Education
Page: 96
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"Includes over 20 graphics organizers. Lessons include a variety of reading genres: fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, biography, folktales."--Cover.

Close Reading Literature Activities for Grades 4-8 Historical Fiction


Author: N.A
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1480783293
Category:
Page: 49
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Students analyze three popular novels using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers.

The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction


Author: K. Cooper,E. Short
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283386
Category: Social Science
Page: 241
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From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history.

Re-visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readers

The Past Through Modern Eyes
Author: Kim Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136666265
Category: History
Page: 228
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This study is concerned with how readers are positioned to interpret the past in historical fiction for children and young adults. Looking at literature published within the last thirty to forty years, Wilson identifies and explores a prevalent trend for re-visioning and rewriting the past according to modern social and political ideological assumptions. Fiction within this genre, while concerned with the past at the level of content, is additionally concerned with present views of that historical past because of the future to which it is moving. Specific areas of discussion include the identification of a new sub-genre: Living history fiction, stories of Joan of Arc, historical fiction featuring agentic females, the very popular Scholastic Press historical journal series, fictions of war, and historical fiction featuring multicultural discourses. Wilson observes specific traits in historical fiction written for children — most notably how the notion of positive progress into the future is nuanced differently in this literature in which the concept of progress from the past is inextricably linked to the protagonist’s potential for agency and the realization of subjectivity. The genre consistently manifests a concern with identity construction that in turn informs and influences how a metanarrative of positive progress is played out. This book engages in a discussion of the functionality of the past within the genre and offers an interpretative frame for the sifting out of the present from the past in historical fiction for young readers.

Teaching Historical Fiction with Ready-Made Literature Circles for Secondary Readers


Author: Carianne Bernadowski,Kelly Morgano
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847899
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 229
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This comprehensive step-by-step guide provides practical guidance to implement literature circles in any social studies or language arts classroom. • Provides an author and title index

World Historical Fiction

An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573560665
Category: Fiction
Page: 719
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An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

Flaubert and the Historical Novel

'Salammbô' Reassessed
Author: Anne Green
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521237653
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 185
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This 1982 book evaluates of one of Flaubert's most controversial novels. Dr Green begins by discussing the nineteenth-century debate about the relation between history and fiction, and examines Flaubert's distinctive responses to it. She goes on to show how Flaubert worked to develop a new kind of historical novel.

El aspecto del diablo


Author: Craig Russell
Publisher: Roca Editorial
ISBN: 8417771948
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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¿Cómo atrapas a un asesino cuando estás rodeado de locura?

Inventing Eleanor

The Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Author: Michael R. Evans
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441146032
Category: History
Page: 224
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Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124-1204), queen of France and England and mother of two kings, has often been described as one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages. Yet her real achievements have been embellished--and even obscured--by myths that have grown up over eight centuries. This process began in her own lifetime, as chroniclers reported rumours of her scandalous conduct on crusade, and has continued ever since. She has been variously viewed as an adulterous queen, a monstrous mother and a jealous murderess, but also as a patron of literature, champion of courtly love and proto-feminist defender of women's rights. Inventing Eleanor interrogates the myths that have grown up around the figure of Eleanor of Aquitaine and investigates how and why historians and artists have invented an Eleanor who is very different from the 12th-century queen. The book first considers the medieval primary sources and then proceeds to trace the post-medieval development of the image of Eleanor, from demonic queen to feminist icon, in historiography and the broader culture.

The Historical Novel


Author: Jerome De Groot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135253218
Category: History
Page: 208
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The historical novel is an enduringly popular genre that raises crucial questions about key literary concepts, fact and fiction, identity, history, reading, and writing. In this comprehensive, focused guide, Jerome de Groot offers an accessible introduction to the genre and critical debates that surround it, including: the development of the historical novel from early eighteenth-century works through to postmodern and contemporary historical fiction different genres, such as sensational or ‘low’ fiction, crime novels, literary works, counterfactual writing and related issues of audience, value, and authenticity the many functions of historical fiction, particularly the challenges it poses to accepted histories and postmodern questioning of ‘grand narratives’ the relationship of the historical novel to the wider cultural sphere with reference to historical theory, the internet, television, and film key theoretical concepts such as the authentic fallacy, postcolonialism, Marxism, queer and feminist reading. Drawing on a wide range of examples from across the centuries and around the globe The Historical Novel is essential reading for students exploring the interface of history and fiction.

Historical fiction and other reading references for classes in junior and senior high schools


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 193
View: 7977
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