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Georgette Heyer, History and Historical Fiction

Rayner, S and Wilkins, K (Eds). (2021) Georgette Heyer, History and Historical Fiction. [Book]. UCL Press: London. Green open access

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Abstract

The Nonesuch is the name of one of Georgette Heyer’s most famous novels. It means a person or thing without equal, and Georgette Heyer is certainly that. Her historical works inspire a fiercely loyal, international readership and are championed by literary figures such as A. S. Byatt and Stephen Fry. Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction brings together an eclectic range of chapters from scholars all over the world to explore the contexts of Heyer’s career. Divided into four parts – gender; genre; sources; and circulation and reception – the volume draws on scholarship on Heyer and her contemporaries to show how her work sits in a chain of influence, and why it remains pertinent to current conversations on books and publishing in the twenty-first century. Heyer’s impact on science fiction is accounted for, as are the milieu she was writing in, the many subsequent works that owe Heyer’s writing a debt, and new methods for analysing these enduring books. From the gothic to data science, there is something for everyone in this volume; a celebration of Heyer’s ‘nonesuch’ status amongst historical novelists, proving that she and her contemporary women writers deserve to be read (and studied) as more than just guilty pleasures.

Type: Book
Title: Georgette Heyer, History and Historical Fiction
ISBN-13: 978-1-78735-760-0
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787357600
Publisher version: https://10.14324/111.9781787357600
Language: English
Additional information: Collection © Editors, 2021 Text © Contributors, 2021 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in captions, 2021 The authors have asserted their rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the authors of this work. This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-ND 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy and redistribute the work providing attribution is made to the author and publisher (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work) and any changes are indicated. If you remix, transform or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. Attribution should include the following information: Rayner, S. J. and Wilkins, K. (eds). 2021. Georgette Heyer, History and Historical Fiction. London: UCL Press. https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787357600 Further details about Creative Commons licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Any third-party material in this book is published under the book’s Creative Commons licence unless indicated otherwise in the credit line to the material. If you would like to reuse any third-party material not covered by the book’s Creative Commons licence, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
Keywords: fiction, women's writing, publishing, historical fiction
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Information Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10120398
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