The Historical Novel

Susan Manning

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The first analysis of the development of the historical novel in a transatlantic context. The chapter considers Enlightenment historiography, in particular the works of William Robertson, and its transmutation into fictional form in early-nieteenth-century Britain and America
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransatlantic Literary Studies, 1680-1820
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction
EditorsSusan Manning, Eve Bannet
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages254 - 70
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)978-1-107-00157-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Historical Novel, transatlantic studies, William Robertson, Walter Scott, Rufus Choate, Lydia Maria Child, John Neal


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