Narrating the Past

Historiography, Memory and the Contemporary Novel

  • Authors
  • Alan Robinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Historiography and Fiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan Robinson
      Pages 3-24
    3. Alan Robinson
      Pages 25-53
  3. Issues in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Alan Robinson
      Pages 57-83
    3. Alan Robinson
      Pages 84-119
    4. Alan Robinson
      Pages 120-149
    5. Alan Robinson
      Pages 150-169
    6. Alan Robinson
      Pages 170-192
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 193-226

About this book


In recent years controversy has surrounded the narrative turn in history and the historical turn in fiction. This book clarifies what is at stake, tracing connections between historiography and life-writing, arguing that the challenges posed in representing the past illuminate issues which are central to all literary narrative.


fiction historiography history Narrative novel Victorian era

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