The Woman's Historical Novel : British Women Writers, 1900-2000, Paperback / softback Book

The Woman's Historical Novel : British Women Writers, 1900-2000 Paperback / softback


The historical novel has been one of the most important forms of women's reading and writing in the twentieth century, yet it has been consistently under-rated and critically neglected.

In the first major study of British women writers' use of the genre, Diana Wallace tracks its development across the century.

She combines a comprehensive survey with detailed readings of key writers, including Naomi Mitchison, Georgette Heyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Margaret Irwin, Jean Plaidy, Mary Renault, Philippa Gregory and Pat Barker.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 269 pages, XIII, 269 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780230223608

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