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.

The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

Author: Jennifer S. Baker

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083891165X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 8570


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.

100 Must-read Historical Novels

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408136066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 3127


Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

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

Author: Margaret Allen

Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 1591988527

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 5413


"Includes over 20 graphics organizers. Lessons include a variety of reading genres: fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, biography, folktales."--Cover.

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

View: 3987


An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

Close Reading Literature Activities for Grades 4-8 Historical Fiction

Author: N.A

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480783293


Page: 49

View: 6011


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.
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Historical Fiction

A Guide to the Genre

Author: Sarah L. Johnson

Publisher: Genreflecting Advisory Series

ISBN: 9781591581291

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 813

View: 3963


A complete guide to one of today's hottest genres, organizing more than 3,800 titles according to reading preferences.

Re-visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readers

The Past Through Modern Eyes

Author: Kim Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136666265

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 7756


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.

The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction

Author: K. Cooper,E. Short

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283386

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 1883


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.