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Cover; The Readers' Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction; Contents; Series Introduction; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Notes; Chapter 1. A Wall of Portraits, A Hall of Doors; A Brief History of Historical Fiction; Important Twentieth-Century Historical Fiction Authors; Benchmark Authors of Current Historical Fiction; The Appeal of Historical Fiction; Organizing the Genre; Honing Your Skills; The Subgenres of Historical Fiction; Notes; Chapter 2. Talking with Historical Fiction Readers; Reading Maps; Honing Your Skills; Notes; Chapter 3. Historical Fiction by Time Period; Prehistory
The Ancient World: Tenth Century BC to AD Fifth CenturyThe Middle Ages: Sixth Century through Fourteenth Century; The Renaissance: The Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries; The Age of Enlightenment: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; The Nineteenth Century; The Twentieth Century; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 4. Historical Fiction by Place; Africa; North America; South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean; Asia and the Middle East; Australia; Europe; Conclusion; Chapter 5. Biographical Historical Fiction; Defining Biographical Historical Fiction
The Appeal of Biographical Historical FictionWell-Known Biographical Historical Fiction; Major Historical Figures; Before Henry VIII; The Reign of King Henry VIII; After Henry VIII; Topical Fictional Biographies: Artists; Topical Fictional Biographies: Writers; Topical Fictional Biographies: Heroes and Villains; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 6. Historical Fiction by Subject; American Revolutionary War; American Civil War; World War II; The Vietnam War; Witchcraft; The Great Depression; History of Medicine; History of Science; Regional Historical Fiction
Can You Really Learn History from Historical Fiction?English History Traced in Historical Fiction; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 7. Culture, Ethnicity, Religion, and Gender in Historical Fiction; African American Historical Fiction; Asian American Historical Fiction; Native American Historical Fiction; Latino and Latin American Historical Fiction; Christian Historical Fiction; Jewish Historical Fiction; LGBT and Nontraditional Gender Identity Historical Fiction; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 8. Historical Fiction and Other Genres; Hone Your Skills; Adventure: Sea Stories; Napoleonic Sea Stories
Historical Fiction Set in the WestHistorical Mysteries; Romantic Historical Fiction; Historical Fantasy; King Arthur; Alternate History; Time Travel; Time Sweep; Family Saga; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 9. Expanding Readers' Advisory Services: The Whole-Collection Approach; Strategies for Busy Readers' Advisors; Honing Your Skills; Virtual Readers' Advisory; Form-Based Readers' Advisory; Putting It All Together; Notes; Chapter 10. Keeping Current, Staying Relevant; Marketing the Collection; Book Lists; Displays; Outreach, Programs, and Online Services; Resources for Readers' Advisors
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Emphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.
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Print version: Baker, Jennifer S. The Readers' Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction Chicago : American Library Association,c2014 9780838911655
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