World Historical Fiction: An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults / Edition 1

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Overview

This book and its complement (American Historical Fiction) fill a gap in the bibliographic reference shelf by identifying historical novels for both adult and young adult readers. World Historical Fiction contains over 6,000 novels set outside the U.S.. The newest titles, as well as old favorites, are covered and books that are appropriate for young adults are indicated. Each volume is indexed by author, title, genre, subject, and geographic setting for ease of reference.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Adamson (English, Prince George's Community Coll.) has published several compilations of historical fiction for various audiences. This one provides an excellent updating of Daniel D. McGarry's World Historical Fiction (1973) while nicely complementing Adamson's recent American Historical Fiction (LJ 12/98). Here, Adamson lists and briefly describes some 6000 English language novels set outside the United States in a time other than our own. The book is arranged chronologically and subdivided geographically, with indexes by author, title, genre, place/time, and subject. Though all the books listed are suitable for adults, those of particular interest to young adults are indicated by a pointer. There is considerable overlap between Adamson's two works and Daniel Burt's What Historical Novel Do I Read Next? (LJ 10/15/97). Taken together, Adamson's volumes cover many more books than Burt's, but Burt's annotations are longer and offer evaluations as well as the descriptions Adamson provides. Libraries that can afford both Adamson and Burt should acquire both. Other libraries should choose Adamson for the quantity of listings and stick with Burt if their readers need evaluations.--Peter A. Dollard, Alma Coll. Lib., Mt. Pleasant, MI Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Lists 5,301 English-language books defined as taking place in a time setting with which readers won't be familiar. Each entry includes title, author, publisher, publishing date, and a brief description of the plot. Titles are organized in sections on Prehistory, the Roman Empire, the British Isles, Africa, Canada, China, South Asia, Israel and Arab countries, Japan, Korea, South and Central America, and Southeast Asia and Vietnam. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573560665
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/21/1998
  • Edition description: ANNOTATED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Meet the Author

LYNDA G. ADAMSON, Ph.D., is professor of English and chair of the English Department at Prince Georges Community College in Largo, MD, near Washington, DC.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Sample Entry

Acknowledgments

Main Entry Section

Prehistory and the Ancient World

Roman Empire to AD 476

Europe

The British Isles

Africa

Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica

Canada

China

India, Tibet, Burma, Ceylon, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

Israel and Arab Countries

Japan

Korea

South and Central America and the Caribbean

Thailand, Cambodia, and Maylasia

Vietnam

Appendixes

Indexes

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