BiblioFiles Episode #16: Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction: is it more historical or fictional? So many of our favorites fall into this genre, but how do we stay honest about the line between fact and fabrication in our reading of these works? There may just be some cautions we need to take when we approach historical fiction in order to hear the author clearly. For example, how can we make sure the story doesn't incorrectly influence our understanding of history, or that our understanding of history doesn't incorrectly influence our reading of the story? This hot topic is next in line for episode 16 of BiblioFiles!

Referenced Works:

–John De Gree of The Classical Historian

– Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Macbeth, Richard III, and Henry V by William Shakespeare

The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland by Raphael Holinshed

Ink on his Fingers by Louise A. Vernon

The Cat of Bubastes and The Dragon and the Ravon by G.A. Henty

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

– "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Titanic directed by James Cameron

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Mouse of Amherst by Elizabeth Spires

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson

The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson



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