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Interested in the 18th Century

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Chris
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Interested in the 18th Century

Post by Chris » Thu April 5th, 2012, 5:40 pm

Thank you for the welcome. I certainly enjoyed Dissolution and am now reading Dark Fire but I am currently doing postgraduate research part-time as a very mature student and, as my topic lies within the 18th century, any tips on historical fiction covering the 18th century would be gratefully received.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu April 5th, 2012, 7:52 pm

Welcome, Chris! I took the liberty of moving your post in the thought that you'd probably get more of a response here than in the other thread.
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Post by SGM » Thu April 5th, 2012, 7:57 pm

For 18th century Daniel Defoe is great. I know some of his novels are written about previous periods but they really reflect his own 18th century era. Also try The Storm as an example of his journalistic skills. I am also particularly partial to Fielding and still have a soft spot for Tom Jones.
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Post by Misfit » Thu April 5th, 2012, 7:57 pm

Hi Chris. Any particular subject/country you are looking for? That might help narrow down the suggestions. We might overwhelm you otherwise.
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