First published in an era when most novels about young women concentrated on courtship and ended with marriage, The Recess daringly portrays women involved in political intrigues, overseas journeys, and even warfare. The novel is set during the reign of Elizabeth I and features as narrators twin daughters of Mary, Queen of Scots, by a secret marriage. One of the earliest Gothic novels, The Recess pioneered the genre of historical fiction. The novel was also one of the first to describe characters and events from conflicting points of view and was wildly popular in its day.Cabinet Paper G.T. 2172 of 29 September 1917, Cab 24/27. 17. Entry of 28 September ... Hankey, Supreme Command, 2.705-6. 23. Ibid., 706-7. 24. ... 243. 37. When Wilson left London to join the inter-Allied staff Notes to Pages 101-109 235.
|Title||:||Trial by Friendship|
|Author||:||David R. Woodward|
|Publisher||:||University Press of Kentucky - 2015-02-05|