Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Buckley, John Anthony, and William Tom Williams. A Guide to British Historical Fiction (1912)


Buckley, John Anthony, and William Tom Williams. A Guide to British Historical Fiction. London: G. G. Harrap & company, 1912.


A few extracts from the foreword (Page v):
No attempt need to be made to demonstrate the value of historical fiction as a handmaiden to history proper.
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..prompted by the consideration that teachers of history have rarely sufficient time to read or search for suitable novels to recommend to their pupils.
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The list, which is representative and not exhaustive, has been compiled with a view to illustrating every phase of British History to which reference is usually made in an ordinary School course. In the case of events which might be termed historical landmarks, a wider range of choice has been presented, and efforts have been made to include books which treat of the events from different, and often conflicting, points of view.

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