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The Question of Historical Fiction
A comparison of Michelle de Krester's "The Hamilton Case" and "Icefields" by Thomas Wharton.
# 134569 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (World) , Literature (Canadian)


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This essay argues that historical fiction is a valid sub-genre of fiction. The paper discusses how there are a number of conventions that accompany a work of historical fiction to merit the label, including the strict attention to the conventions, social setting and overall context of the period in which the work is set and the characters speaking and dressing in the style of the era.

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"Although there is some debate as to whether `historical fiction' qualifies as a genuine sub-genre of literary fiction, I would argue that it does indeed constitute its own distinct category. However, there are a number of conventions that must accompany a work of historical fiction to merit the label. The first is a strict attention to the conventions, social setting and overall context of the period in which the work is set. Secondly, the characters must speak and dress in the style of the era - although of course fictional liberties may be taken as to the narrative of..."

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