Historical Novel


Historical Novel

Historical Novel Historical Novel Meaning & Origin

Historical Novel

The historical novel is that type of novel that narrates a story taken from the history of bygone days combining facts with fiction, and history with imagination. Generally, it fuses two contradictory elements as—the actual and the imaginary, the tangible and the intangible. The material of a historical novel is taken from historical documents but these materials are transformed in the crucible of the fertile imagination of the novelist’s mind. But if a novelist of a historical novel gives more emphasis on imagination then the truth would be deformed and as a novelist, he must fail. Sir Walter Scott is the first and foremost and even perfect English historical novelist. His Ivanhoe, Quentin Durward, Kenilworth etc. are good specimens of historical novels in the English Language. Following him and inspired by him Thackeray, Ainsworth, Reade, Kingsley and many other produced this type of novel with success. 0 0 0.

N. B. The article originally belongs to the book entitled ‘ The Laws of Literature by Menonim Menonimus

Books on Literary Criticism by M. Menonimus:

  1. World Short Story Criticism
  2. World Poetry Criticism
  3. World Drama Criticism
  4. World Novel Criticism
  5. World Essay Criticism
  6. Indian English Poetry Criticism
  7. Indian English Poets and Poetry Chief Features
  8. Emily Dickinson’s Poetry-A Thematic Study
  9. Walt Whitman’s Poetry-A Thematic Study
  10. Critical Essays on English Poetry
  11. Tawfiq al-Hakim’s Novel: Return of the Spirit-An Analytical Study
  12. Tawfiq al-Hakim’s Novel: ‘Yawmiyyat Naib Fil Arayaf’-An Analytical Study
  13. Analytical Studies of Some Arabic Short Stories
  14. A Brief History of Arabic Literature: Pre-Islamic Period (500 AD-622 AD)
  15. A Brief History of Arabic Literature: Early Islamic Period (622 AD-661 AD) …

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