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Project: A Tale of Spain: Historical Novels in English by Spanish Exiles during the 1820s and 1830s

2012-01-01 – 2017-10-31


This project focuses on historical novels written in English by Spanish exiles in London from 1822 to 1834. It examines how these writers, arriving in Britain during the heyday of Walter Scott, embraced the new form of historical novel he innovated. The project explores how the standpoint of exile transforms the genre and its reflection upon history and national identity.