historical romance

literary genre

Historical romance (also historical novel) is a broad category of fiction in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past. Walter Scott helped popularize this genre in the early 19th-century, with works such as Rob Roy and Ivanhoe. Literary fiction historical romances continue to be published, and a notable recent example is Wolf Hall (2009), a multi-award-winning novel by English historical novelist Hilary Mantel. It is also a genre of mass-market fiction, which is related to the broader romantic love genre.
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genre: historical romance


Water for Elephants

novel by Sara Gruen

author: Sara Gruen


Rhett Butler's People

book by Donald McCaig

author: Donald McCaig


The Sheik

1919 novel by Edith Maude Hull

author: Edith Maude Hull


Bellarion the Fortunate

book by Rafael Sabatini

author: Rafael Sabatini


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