The last few decades have seen the publication of books about historical fiction the various European countries, including France, Germany, and Russia, and the United States. The following bibliography lists books chiefly concerned with nineteenth-century Britain. — George P. Landow

Bragg, Tom. Space and Narrative in the Nineteenth-Century British Historical Novel. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016

De Groot, Jerome, 1975- The Historical Novel. London; New York: Routledge, 2009

Fleishman, Avrom The English Historical Novel; Walter Scott to Virginia Woolf. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press [1971]

Hamnett, Brian R. The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe : Representations of Reality. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Lascelles, Mary The Story-Teller Retrieves the Past: Historical Fiction and Fictitious History in the Art of Scott, Stevenson, Kipling, and Some Others. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Shaw, Harry E. The Forms of Historical Fiction: Sir Walter Scott and His Successors. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983.

Orel, Harold. The historical novel from Scott to Sabatini: Changing Attitudes toward a Literary Genre, 1814-1920. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995

Rance, Nicholas. The historical novel and popular politics in nineteenth-century England. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1975.

The Return of the Historical Novel? Thinking About Fiction and History After Historiographic Metafiction. Universitaetsverlag, 2017.

Sanders, Andrew The Victorian historical novel, 1840-1880, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979

Zimmerman, Tegan. Writing back through our mothers: a transnational feminist study on the woman's historical novel. Zürich: Lit Verlag, 2014.


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