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Historic Fiction is a literature in which the story is set in an environment that lies in the past. Though often used as a symbol of the historical novel, the concept can also be used for other kinds of narratives such as theater, operas, movies and TV, as well as videogames and graphical fiction.
A significant part of the historical fiction is that it is located in the past and takes care of the etiquette, societal circumstances and other particulars of the time portrayed. 1 ] The writers also often decide to research remarkable historical personalities in these surroundings, so that the reader can better comprehend how these people have reacted to their surroundings.
A number of sub-genres such as changing histories and historical fantasies add gambling or a historical element to a novel. Historical fiction works are sometimes criticised for not being authentic because they have legible or genre-related requirements for exact times. These tensions between historical genuineness or historicality and fiction often become commentators for the reader and populist critic, while scientific critique often goes beyond this narrative and examines the gender according to its other topical and discerning interests.
Historic fiction as a modern West fiction style has its origins in the works of Sir Walter Scott and his peers in other French literaries such as the Frenchman Honoré de Balzac, the American James Fenimore Cooper and the later Russian Leo Tolstoy. The fusion of "historical" and "fiction" in single works of fiction, however, has a long traditional in most civilizations; both Eastern as well as Eastern ones in the shape of spoken and popular customs (see legend and folklore), which brought forth epic poems, fiction, theatre pieces and other fiction works to describe the story for the modern audience.
Historic fiction sometimes promoted movement of romantical nationism. The Waverley novel by Walter Scott has aroused interest in Scotland's story and continues to do so. A number of Józef Ignacy Kraszewski's books on the Polish story popularised the country's story after losing its sovereignty in the partitions of Poland.
Henrik Sienkiewicz has written several extremely successful books that play in conflict between Poles and thieving German knights, rebellious Cossaks, and raiding Swedes. In addition, he has written the famous novel Quo Vadis about Nero's Rome and the early Christians, which was repeatedly adopted for the movie in 1913, 1924, 1951, 2001, to name but the most famous.
Andset' s Kristin Lavransdatter performed a similar role in Norway's literature and was later awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1928). Some historical fiction mostly takes place away from the scene, while the fictitious figures populate the place where these happen. Some works question ed the precision of the historical element, as in Alexandre Dumas' Queen Margot.
Post-modern authors such as John Barth and Thomas Pynchon work with even more liberty and mix historical figures and locations with imaginary stories and fantasies, as in the books The Sot-Weed Factor and Mason & Dixon. Some authors have created historical fiction without fictitious figures. An example is the historical Masters of Rome by Colleen McCullough.
During the twentieth c. György Lukács reasoned that Scott was the first fictionist to see the story not only as a suitable framework to present a modern story, but rather as its own socially and culturally framework. Scott's Scotch fiction such as Waverley (1814) and Rob Roy (1817) concentrated on a mediocre figure who is at the interface of various groups of societies to investigate the evolution of societies through conflicts.
James Fenimore Cooper was a celebrity writer of historical books in the United States, with Scott influencing him. Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter (1850) is perhaps the most celebrated historical novel of the nineteenth centuary. 31 ] The fiancée was inspire by Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, but shows some changes in comparison to her role models (two members of the lower classes as protagonists who described the past without romatic idealisation, an explicit, yet Christians message) that somehow anticipate the realist novel of the following years.
As the fiancée's critique and fame led to many imitation and in the era of reunification almost every ltalian author tried this type; almost forgot fiction like Marco Visconti by Tommaso Grossi (Manzoni's best friend) or Ettore Fieramosca by Massimo D'Azeglio (Manzoni's son-in-law) were the bestsellers of their day.
A number of these writers (such as Niccolò Tommaseo, Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi and D'Azeglio themselves) were also political figures and political figures, and in their books the disguised political messages of Manzoni became clear (the Ettore Fieramosca character struggles to protect the honour of Italy's troops, ridiculed by some French arrogance). Unfortunately, their storytelling talents are not equal to those of patriotism, and their fiction, full of eloquence and melodrama excess, can hardly be read today as historical document.
An important exeption are the confessions of an Italian by Ippolito Nievo, an epos about the case of the Venicean republic and the Napoleonic period, narrated with satirical humor and juvenile bis (Nievo withdrew it when he was 26 years old). Man draws deep from the story of his own ancestors, the Mann familiy from Lübeck, and their environment.
Between 1926 and 1943 Mann also composed a four-part novel Joseph and his siblings. It tells the well-known Bible tales of Genesis from Jacob to Joseph (chapters 27-50) and places them in the historical contexts of the rule of Akhenaton (1353-1336 B.C.) in old Egypt. In essence, Heyer founded the historical romantic style and its sub-genre Regency Romanticism, which was influenced by Jane Austen.
Whereas some reviewers thought the books were too detailled, others saw the degree of detail as Heyer's greatest capital; for her novel The Conqueror, Heyer even created the passage of William the Conqueror to England. The Corn King and the Spring Queen (1931) is widely acclaimed by some as the best historical novel of the twentieth centuries.
Mary Renault is best known for her historical fiction in ancient Greece. Besides fictitious depictions of Theseus, Socrates, Plato and Alexander the Great, she has also written a non-fiction autobiography about Alexander. 37 ] Influenced by incidents such as the Cawnpore and Lucknow besiegements, the volume describes the besiege of a fictitious city in India, Krishnapur, during the 1857 rebellion in India from the point of view of the English inhabitants.
Its protagonists are exposed to the growing strictness and deprivations of the besieging that reverse the "normal" structures of the lives in which Europeans rule Asiatic people. Although the novel has developed since its creation, the historical novel is still loved by writers and writers today, including Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey Maturin Edition, Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth and Neal Stephenson's Baroque Bike.
Willïam Golding has written a number of historical books. Italy has developed a long history of fiction, and beyond that, the 19th cen. Southerner authors such as Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (The Leopard), Francesco Iovine (Lady Ava), Carlo Alianello (The Priory's Legacy) and more recently Andrea Camilleri (The Preston Brewer) have recounted the happenings of unification in Italy and often abandoned their traditionally heroes and progressives.
He is also the writer of Mühle am Po, the mighty, albeit somewhat farragynous story of a miller dynasty, from Napoleon to the First World War, one of the most dramatic of the last hundred years. The name of the rosé, a novel that takes place in an ancient monastery in Italy in 1327 and is legible both as a historical enigma, as an allegory of Italy in the "plumbing years" and as a scholarly wit, celebrated in 1980 worldwide acclaim.
Margaret George has published fictitious autobiographies of historical characters in The Memoirs of Cleopatra (1997) and Mary, known as Magdalene (2002). Others recent biographic novel serials, among them Conquerors and Emperors of Conn Iggulden and Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris. Several historical fiction explores marine history, among them C.S. Forester's Hornblower serial, Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey Maturin serial, Alexander Kent's The Bolitho Novell', Dudley Pope's Lord Ramage's serial, all of which cover the Napoleonic Wars.
We also have adventurous fiction with figures of a pirated man like Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island (1883), Emilio Salgari's Sandokan (1895-1913) and Captain Blood (1922) by Rafael Sabatini. Current real-life stories about piracy include The Adventures of Hector Lynch by Tim Severin, The White Devil (?????? ?????) by Hristo Kalchev and The Mysterious Devlin Romane by Mark Keating.
It' s an alternate story in which Franklin Delano Roosevelt is beaten by Charles Lindbergh in the 1940 president's elections and a fascistic, anti-Semitic regime is formed. Some writers are writing in both sub-genres, such as Harry Turtledove in his Timeline 191 and "The Guns of the South" respectively.
There' s also a historical phantasy sub-genre. Anderson has written a number of historical Viking phantasy stories, among them The Broken Sword and Hrolf Kraki's saga. Apart from that, outer-vehicle writer C. J. Cherryh has a whole historical phantasy row The Stories of Russia from the time of medieval Kyiv Rus.
He has written numerous historical phantasy fiction such as "The Lions of Al-Rassan" in Renaissance Spain and "The Sarantine Mosaic" in ancient Greece. There are only two historical phantasy shows by David Gemmel. First is the Greece episode about Parmenion, a general of Alexander the Great. It' a loose narrative of historical occurrences, but it does add imaginary features like miraculous beings and magic.
He has a fictitious Trojan War in his Troy series. One of the most famous sub-genres within the historical fiction is the historical children's novel. Historical children's literature often follows a pedagogic inclination and follows the convention of many other sub-genres of historical fiction. Some of these works contain historical fantasies or journeys through history to ease the passage between the modern and the past in the traditions of children's fiction portals.
Publishing houses will sometimes order a number of historical books that investigate different epochs and time. Some of the most beloved modern ranges are the American Girl novel and the Magic Tree House range. The Scott O'Dell Awards for Historical Fiction is a prestigious distinction in the field of children's historical literature. Historic stories have also found their way into comic strips and graphical books.
There''s prehistoric stuff in jungles like Akim and Rahan. Inspiring Ancient Greece are 300 graphics novels by Frank Miller, around Battle of Thermopylae, and Age of Bronze by Eric Shanower that tells Trojan War. Historic Themen trouve sich auch dans Manhua-Comics wie Three Kingdoms und Sun Zi's Tactics von Lee Chi Ching, Weapons of the Gods von Wong Yuk Long sowie The Ravages of Time von Chan Mou.
Samurai manifestos like Vagabond, Rurouni Kenshin, Azumi and Patho of the Assassin are also available. A number of comic strips and graphical books have been published in animated serials or adapted films such as Azumi and 300. Historic dramatic films are inspired by historical happenings and notables. A number of historical plays are docudrama that try to give an exact account of a historical incident or life story, as far as available historical research allows.
The other historical plays are fictionalised stories inspired by an real character and his actions, such as Braveheart, loose from the battle of William Wallace in the thirteenth cent. There are historical time trageki movies about the histories of East Asia, Central Asia and South Asia, also known as Jidaigeki in Japan.
The Hidden Power of the Dragon Sabre (1984) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), which were also written by Jin Yong and Wang Dulu, were also made. Though largely fictitious, some movies about wraxia are regarded as historical dramas. The samurai movies Zatoichi and Lone Wolf and Cub are also part of the historical tragedy.
Also known as swords and sandals, they are a type of largely historical or Bible epic (costume drama) that ruled the entire movie business from 1958 to 1965. Numerous current historical figures such as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and Hannibal showed, although the plot lines brought great freedom. Some movies are medieval stories, such as Ridley Scott's historical epic Robin Hood (2010) and Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and sub-genred movies basing on the Arthurian myth, such as Pendragon:
A lot of historical stories have been extended to TV serials. Remarkable old story inspires TV show include: The Tudor England is also a very high-profile theme in TV serials such as The Tudors, The Virgin Queen and Elizabeth I. Programs about the Napoleonic War were also made, such as Sharpe and Hornblower. Historic soaps were also loved, among them the TV serial The Magnificent Century and Once Upon A Time In The Ottoman Empire:
China studio have also made TV serials such as The Legend and the Hero, its sequels, King's War and The Qin Empire. It has also been producing Wuxia-only TV shows, many of which are inspired by works by Jin Yong such as Condor Trilogy and Swordsman, and Lu Xiaofeng and Chu Liuxiang by Gu Long.
Along with drama and drama, story is one of the three major categories of West theater, although in its contemporary shape it was written millennia later than the other three. 52 ] A piece in this category is called a piece of historical significance and is often written on the basis of a historical story that takes place in the Middle Ages or early New Age.
The story developed from the Renaissance English drama as an independent one. The best-known pieces in the series are the historical works of William Shakespeare, whose works still help to determine the style. 54 ] Shakespeare composed many historical pieces, some of them in the first folio as stories, others as dramas or novel.
Some of the most popular stories include Richard III and Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2 and Henry V. Other pieces depicting historical figures include the Macbeth drama, which took place in the mid-11th centuries under the reign of Duncan I of Scotland and Edward the Confessor, and the Roman pieces Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antonius and Cleopatra.
A further drama, Kingo Lear, is founded on the English myth, as is the Romanesque Cymbeline, Kingo of Britain, which takes place in ancient Great Britain. Others such as Christopher Marlowe have also dramatised historical themes. 54 ] Marlowe co-authored Edward the Second, which dealt with the removal of Edward II by his baron and queen, who resented the unacceptable impact of the king's favorites on royal courts and the state, and the Paris massacre, which dramaticized the Bartholomew massacre in France in 1572.
55 ] Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great (1587 or 1588) is a two-part piece loose in the lives of the Middle Eastern king Timur "the Lame". Historical pieces also appear elsewhere in the West. A number of historical works were written by Goethe and Schiller, among them Goethe's Egmont (1788), which took place in the sixteenth and was strongly inspired by the Shakespeare drama, and Schiller's Mary Stuart, which depicted the last few abandoned works of Queen Mary of Scotland (1800).
It was Beethoven who composed stage scores for Egmont. Later, the Irishman writer George Bernard Shaw composed several stories, among them Caesar and Cleopatra (1898) and Saint Joan, inspired by the lives and processes of Jeanne d'Arc. The piece was released in 1924, shortly after the Roman Catholic Church canonized Joan of Arc, and dramatizes what is known about her own lives, on the basis of the extensive notes of her trials.
Among the most celebrated pieces of the twentieth centuries is The Lives of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, which dramatizes the last phase of the lives of the great Roman Catholic Church's great Roman -Catholic nature photographer Galileo Galilei, who was prosecuted for spreading his scholarly findings; for further information see the Galileo scandal.
The first opera to make use of historical happenings and human beings is Claudio Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, which premiered in Venice during the period of Mardi Gras in 1643 it depicts how Poppaea, the lover of the Holy Roman emperor Nero, could reach her ambitions and be toppled. Georg Friedrich Händel also composed several opera works after historical models, among them Giulio Cesare (1724), Tamerlano (1724) and Rodelinda (1725).
In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, historical themes for the operatic industry also evolved. Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner are among the most important operatic compositions on historical themes. Historic re-enactment is an education or recreational exercise in which humans pursue a path to reconstruct parts of a historical experience or time. György Lukács, a Mariaist literature reviewer, essays writer and sociologist, has written in detail about the historical novel's esthetic and cultural meaning.
The 1937 historical novel, initially in Russian, Lukács wrote a number of historical books by various writers, such as Gottfried Keller, Charles Dickens and Gustave Flaubert. At the beginning of the nineteenth centuary, he interpreted the origin of the "real" historical novel in two different ways or in two different ways.
One is the evolution of a particular style in a particular media - the uniquely stylized and narrated features of the historical novel. Historic fiction: World-historical fiction. Czes?aw Mi?osz, Theory of Polish Literature, pp. 299-302. Write historical fiction: This is Jane Porter and the historical novel. "England's Future/Poland's Past: Warsaw'.
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