The Oxford Book of Historical Stories
Historical fiction is as popular today as it was at its birth in the nineteenth century. The imaginative recreation of a period beyond living memory has a power to evoke the past better than any history text book. The stories in this collection travel in time from pre-history and the ancient Greeks to Regency bucks and Edwardian suffragettes, by way of medieval Europe, the English Civil War and the French Revolution. Emperors and kings, poets and soldiers walk these pages, in tales of intrigue, adventure, mystery and romance. Featuring writing by Stanley Weyman, Rafael Sabatini, Elizabeth Gaskell, Aldous Huxley, William Faulkner and many more, this collection will appeal to anyone who enjoys a cracking good read. This book is intended for readers of historical fiction, teachers and students of popular literature, short story readers.
- Paperback | 460 pages
- 129.54 x 190.5 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
- 01 Jan 1996
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
About Michael Cox
About the Editors: Michael Cox is the editor of such books as The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories and The Oxford Book of Victorian Detective Stories. Jack Adrian has compiled a number of anthologies, including Detective Stories from the Strand, Strange Tales from the Strand, and is the editor of two E.F. Benson volumes, Desirable Residences and Other Stories and Fine Feathers and Other Stories.