Download or read book The Woman s Historical Novel written by D. Wallace and published by Springer. This book was released on 2004-11-19 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The historical novel has been one of the most important forms of women's reading and writing in the twentieth century, yet it has been consistently under-rated and critically neglected. In the first major study of British women writers' use of the genre, Diana Wallace tracks its development across the century. She combines a comprehensive survey with detailed readings of key writers, including Naomi Mitchison, Georgette Heyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Margaret Irwin, Jean Plaidy, Mary Renault, Philippa Gregory and Pat Barker.