Essays Tagged: "historical fiction"

It is a breif book review, of the novel "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck.

he Grapes of WrathBy: Matt NixonThe Grapes of Wrath was written by John Steinbeck in 1939. It was a historical fiction that took place during the Dust Bowl and chronicled one family's courageous journ ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.

A Tale of Two CitiesA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is an historical fiction novel set in 1775- 1793 in the citiesof Paris and London. The French Revolution s ... es old, secondary sources undermines its actual reliability in providing an accurate account of the historical period.Dickens sets the atmosphere of a grim world of the very poor and the conditions of ... cause they were taxed less, relied too heavily on and were unjust towards the Third Estate which is historically correct.A Tale of Two Cities is not a complete history of the French Revolution. Dicken ...

(6 pages) 179 2 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

The Scarlet Letter

This semester we were assigned to read a historical fiction book of our choice, after much deliberation I chose The Scarlet Letter. At first ...

(1 pages) 23 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a historical fiction book. This book is about a family, the Finch's, who struggle with the hardships o ...

(3 pages) 26 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

My Understanding of the Holocaust

d the Holocaust and that there was more to the Holocaust than just sadness.Some of the works are historical fiction, but the majority are true stories from Holocaust Survivors. These were stories ...

(4 pages) 178 4 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Book Report: The Other Side Of Truth by Beverley Naidoo

The Other Side of Truth is an historical fiction novel set on a true story. Although all the characters in the book are fictional, ...

(4 pages) 33 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Night" by Elie Wiesel, Is it fiction?

The validity of the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, is questionable. Some say it is non-fiction, others historical fiction, and yet others complete fiction. I believe that this book is non-fiction, though ... to the characters, and the bluntly stated atrocities of the Nazis. No other type of author, be they historical fiction or pure fiction, "has left behind him so moving a record" -Alfred Kazin.

(3 pages) 55 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Julius Caesar By William Shakespeare

aywrights of all time, William Shakespeare wrote and produced thirty-seven plays. One of them was a historical fiction, Julius Caesar. When creating his masterpieces, Shakespeare used many different l ...

(4 pages) 40 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"How useful is the source, Dark Palace, by Frank Moorhouse to a historian studying the depth study, the failure of the Leagur of Nations"

ty and relevance to the depth study must be taken into account. Dark Palace by Frank Moorhouse is a historical fiction novel about a lady named Edith, who works for the secretariat within the League o ... existent because of the novels base upon factual information. Further to that, a number of factual historical notes which refer to the novel and other documents are referenced such as a Who is Who ar ...

(4 pages) 25 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Book Report and Review of Frederick Forsyth's Day of the Jackal

he attack failed, but this novel describes just how close to the mark the attack came. The novel is historical fiction, so it tells a story that actually happened, but in places where little is known, ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

MacKinlay Kantor's "Andersonville".

hat his relatives told about the Civil War and pioneer families and became one of the most prolific historical fiction writers of our time.Kantor was born in his grandparents' home in Webster City, Io ... not only because of its length, but because it brought Kantor about $1 million. He wrote many other historical fiction works, and in 1975, his final book, Valley Forge, was published.Kantor died in Sa ...

(11 pages) 27 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

MacKinlay Kantor's "Andersonville."

hat his relatives told about the Civil War and pioneer families and became one of the most prolific historical fiction writers of our time.Kantor was born in his grandparents' home in Webster City, Io ... not only because of its length, but because it brought Kantor about $1 million. He wrote many other historical fiction works, and in 1975, his final book, Valley Forge, was published.Kantor died in Sa ...

(11 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry"; Passed Down for Generations.

Mildred Taylor's historical fiction novel, "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry", is an illustration of how slavery was duri ...

(4 pages) 29 1 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Across Five Aprils" by Irene Hunt

duced by the Civil War.I think that overall this book is alright. I am not completely interested in historical fiction either. It is not the most exciting book for young people but since it is all abo ... re. So overall I would recommend this book to anyone that is really interested in the Civil War and historical fiction books in particular.

(1 pages) 576 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A Boy No More" by Harry Mazer

I enjoyed reading the historical fiction book "A Boy No More" to an extent. This book was about the life for a Japanese Am ... they wanted to kill them. It was not a pleasant experience for me. Even though it was an excellent historically fictional story of a 15 year-old Japanese American who had to travel to deliver a lette ... re used in the year and did a perfect job at describing the characters. A Boy No More is based on a historical war in which the Japanese were discriminated against in America and put into internment c ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Count Of Monte Cristo

e abridged, translated version by Mrs. Lowell Blair.1. Type of fiction or non-fiction- This book is historical fiction, as it takes many historical facts from the time of Napoleon's domination.2. Sett ...

(9 pages) 17 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Red Badge Of Courage: Three Page Summary

and physical experiences of one young man named Henry (the youth). This novel would be considered a historical fiction for it does not contain any famous people and no names of specific battles, throu ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Killer Angels

George Meade, and the 70,000-man Confederate Army commanded by General Robert Lee. This novel is a historical fiction. It is based on actual facts, through his own research and interpretations.The no ...

(3 pages) 18 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Afghanistan

e all an adventurer wonderfully depicts' the great country of Afghanistan in this post World War II historical fiction. This novel sets a great example of the realities of the world and is in great op ...

(2 pages) 332 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues