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    In Defense of Historical Fiction

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    The genre of historical fiction novels can be subdivided into many categories and often crosses genres, such as historical mysteries and romances. The traditional definition of the historical fiction genre is “fiction set in the past” where the author is writing from research rather than personal experience. This definition leaves a lot of room for interpretation, controversy, and contradiction. Critics in the media, even when they praise individual historical novels in their reviews, somehow

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    A Tale of Two Cities- A Historical fiction

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    A Tale of Two Cities- A Historical fiction A Tale of Two Cities is a novel categorized as historical fiction. Historical fiction is a composite material, with a portion of history embedded in a matrix of fiction. A Tale of Two Cities is appropriately titled, as the novel is the story of England and Revolutionary France; as a result it can be categorized as historical fiction. A Tale of Two Cities is parallel to history in many different respects. The English setting, and atmosphere, is similarly

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    period. Historical fiction seems to be the most significant of these genres, however, as it teaches people of the past to educate them for a better future. Men learn from their past mistakes, and when man’s mistakes are told as tales, one is more inclined to listen if the story entertains him. This is why historical fiction contributes the most to the combined literary effort of the twentieth century. Ernest Hemingway was one of the authors who contributed to this flood of historical fiction during

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    doing it, the details were so descriptive and powerful to actually have me there with them in the book. With very good reasons on why we should read historical fiction, it’s not hard to answer. History “can increase our wisdom and insight,” (Ryan and Stromberg 1) giving something to read and also something to learn from. The reason why historical fiction is good to read is because we’re actually reading something that’s not only going to give us more knowledge, but something we can maybe use later in

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    The recent surge in using narrative in contemporary history has given historical fiction a space in historiography. With Hayden White’s definition of history as a “verbal structure in the form of a narrative prose discourse” literature is perceived to be closer to historiography, in the present age (ix). History has regained acceptance and popularity in the guise of fiction, as signified by the rising status of historical fiction in the post colonial literary world. Riot (2001), Shashi Tharoor’s

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    Throughout our lives we encounter dilemmas which help us learn the real meaning of courage, which differs with every person. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. This could be interpreted that courage isn't committing an act of temerity without a reason, however, it is facing your fears to accomplish something which is more important than fear itself. Throughout the book B for Buster by Iain Lawrence, the main character of the

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    Historical Fiction

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    “Lily, you are not leaving this table until you eat all the food on that plate”, Lily’s grandmother said as she sat at the dinning room table with the same stern look on her face Lily had seen a million times before. The 11x17 dinning room had green walls, adorned with multiple paintings of elegant dancing women and a beautiful oriental rug, which covered the dark hard wood floors. The large oval dinning table, where Lily stubbornly sat, was a frequent dinnertime occurrence for the Frankfurt family

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    Historical Fiction

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    Some people lust for glory. Some people defy the standards. And, certain people just lose. Everyone has something they want. Getting that? Now that can be tough but, a goal is a goal. I've had my fair share of quarrels, disagreements, basically you name it I've probably argued about it. Stubbornness is just natural to me, just like annoyance. But enough about me! Onto the more interesting part, the actual story. It starts more or less like this: Once upon a time, during the time of 480 B.C.E, in

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    Historical Fiction It was a bright sunny morning in New York on September 11 2001. I was visiting my friend Olivia. She worked in the Aon company in the south tower. She went to work about 10 minutes after I got there. So I decided to take a tour around the city. On my way back home around 8:40 I heard a loud noise. Around 8:45 the noise was so loud I thought it was a bomb. I turned around quickly and saw that there was a plane in the north tower, smoke filled the air. I ran as fast as I could to

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    in the face, as he enters the door and walks into towel hung to dry. “First lesson: how the poor do laundry” (Rylant 34). In this brief, potent scene, amidst “shirts, towels, underwear, pillowcases” hanging in a room strung with clotheslines, historical fiction finds crucial expression in the uncomfortable blush of a boy ready for a first date and unprepared for the world in which he finds himself. Rylant juxtaposes Ginny’s poor family, living on a salary that can only be secured within the harsh

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    Europeans to the Americas were being lost. After struggling to survive and form a new nation and conflicts with the Native Americans, the Romantic Movement emerged as Americans began to establish their own identity and traditions. Cooper's historical fiction, "The Last of the Mohicans," emerges as a normative American romance by uniting America's innately... ... middle of paper ... ... was filled with conflict. The novel reflects Cooper's examination of those conflicts and the resulting loss

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    The Victorian Era and The French Lieutenant's Woman The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1981 film of historical fiction, contrasting present day relationships, morality and industry with that of the Victorian era in the 1850s.  It is an adaptation of a novel by John Fowles, the script was written by Harold Pinter. The setting is in England, Lyme and London specifically, where Charles, a Darwinian scientist is courting the daughter of a wealthy businessman.  The film depicts Charles

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    Henrik Ibsen

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    which are leitmotifs that run through Ibsen’s works. Ibsen became creative director of The Norwegian Theater in Christiania in 1858. The next year, he wrote the historical play The Vikings at Helgeland. The Pretenders was written in 1863. Beside Bjornstjerne Bjornson’s Sigurd Slembe, The Pretenders is considered the main work of historical fiction produced during this era. Henrik Ibsen married Suzannah Thoresen (1836-1914) in 1858. Soon after, he wrote the poem "On the Heights"(1859) and the play Love’s

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    ABC

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    The Dolphin, a ship, from Barbados to Wethersfield. (historical, complex/appositive) Court Kit goes to court after she is accused of consorting with Satan, which means she was accused of witchcraft. (historical, complex/appositive) Dame school Kit got into trouble working at a dame school and was fired, but she convinced Mr. Eleazer Kimberly, the schoolmaster, and Reverend John Woodbridge that she was fit for the job and earned it back. (historical, compound/appositive) Enthralled Rachel Wood was enthralled

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    Leo Tolstoy's Handji Murat

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    Hadji Murat, Tolstoy’s second book with the Caucasus as its setting can be considered a work of historical fiction that is a beautiful tale of resistance, and a window into not only the Caucasian War of the mid-nineteenth century, but also the culture of the Russian Empire during this period. As a work of fiction the reader must be wary of depictions of actual persons such as Tsar Nicholas I, whom Tolstoy was not enamored with, to say the least, but many insights about the period and its people can

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    The Holocaust The title of my book is Number the Stars by Lois Lowry and it is a historical fiction. My book was about a jewish girl named Ellen that stays with her best friend's family the Johansens to avoid being caught by the nazis and relocated along with her family. I selected this book because it was by Lois Lowry and I read other books by her so I thought that this book would be good. I also chose this book because it was a Newberry award winner. Annemarie Johansen is the main character in

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    Norma Fox Mazer

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    books because she writes about things that happen in people's lives, such as divorce and boy/girl problems. Her books are exciting, and make you want to keep reading. I have read a couple of books by Norma, including Good Night, Maman. It is historical fiction, and about a Jewish girl who is taken from her mother, and travels to Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York. It is an excellent book because it is fun to read about Oswego's past. Another book I am reading is A, My Name is Ami, which is enjoyable

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    Twain comments on American civilization, attacks society's ideals, and assaults commonly held beliefs. The Prince and the Pauper has often been written off as just another children's book.  It is seen as Twain's first experience with historical fiction, which simply led into Twain's more famous work, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.  However, Twain starts to show his disapproval of monarchies in this book.  Edward, the Prince of England, and a common beggar boy, Tom Canty, switch

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    give a sense of what it is like to be in the war but also it really tells you exactly what the men leave behind. Jethro is forced to make hard decisions, and face many hardships a boy his age shouldn't have to undergo. This is an admirable historical fiction book that leaves it up to the reader to decide if being at home was the superior choice or if being a soldier in the war was. The setting of this book was especially essential to the plot. The story takes place in Southern Illinois during

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    French Lieutenants Woman

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    French Lieutenants Woman "French Lieutenants Woman" is a work of historical fiction that clearly represents the Victorian Age in England. The story represents the history and culture of England in the 1860's and contrasts elements of the Victorian Age with the present, with the inner plot representing the past and the outer plot representing the present. The 1981 movie "French Lieutenants Woman" was based on the 1969 novel by John Fowles. The parts of its main characters were played by Meryl Streep

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