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The Wars of the Roses in Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography, 1440-1994

The Wars of the Roses in Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography, 1440-1994

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From Shakespeare's plays and contemporary verse to modern novels, this annotated bibliography covers fiction written about the Wars of the Roses since 1440. Providing a valuable resource for students and teachers of English history, the volume acquaints the reader with fiction that shaped both contemporary and later perceptions. The partisan ballads of the period show the sentiments of all classes and factions. The dramas of Shakespeare shaped the opinions of succeeding generations, with many of the novels written prior to the 20th century showing Shakespeare's influence. Following an introductory essay overviewing the conflict, the volume includes over 550 entries on novels, short stories, verse, and plays.

The volume opens with an introductory essay overviewing the conflict and discussing some of the works. It then provides fully-annotated entries on over 550 novels, short stories, verse, and plays. Most annotations are descriptive, but some point to weaknesses in historical accuracy or literary style.

Author: Roxane C. Murph
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 08/22/1995
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.08lbs
Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.56d
ISBN: 9780313297090

About the Author

ROXANE C. MURPH is an independent researcher and free-lance writer specializing in 15th-century English history and the Wars of the Roses. She is the author of Richard III: The Making of a Legend (1977).


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