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International Historical Fiction Chapter Summary
Use this series of lessons to increase your knowledge of international historical fiction. You'll cover a whole host of texts, including:
- Doctor Zhivago
- The Charterhouse of Parma
- The Other Boleyn Girl
- The Thorn Birds
- Wolf Hall
- The Inheritors
Each lesson has been devised by an accredited instructor, bringing literature to life and deepening your understanding of each work in a way that textbooks just can't. Check out the complete list of literature-related courses provided by Study.com below.
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Use these lessons as a study aid or as a means of finding out about a specific author or text that you're interested in. View the lessons in any order and take advantage of the video transcripts and tags to study at your own pace. They can be used to prepare for an upcoming English exam, research for an essay, or as a learning tool for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of international historical fiction.
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1. Theme of Novel Doctor Zhivago
Boris Pasternak's 1957 novel Doctor Zhivago follows the protagonist through the years of the Russian Revolution and the Communist regime takeover. Though the novel tells a love story, there are serious political and philosophical themes explored.
2. The Charterhouse of Parma: Summary & Author
''The Charterhouse of Parma'' is the subject of this lesson. We will review a summary of the novel and discuss the 19th-century French author of this engaging story.
3. The Charterhouse of Parma: Characters & Analysis
The French novel, The Charterhouse of Parma, is the subject of this lesson. We will analyze the story and discuss some of the pivotal characters that inhabit the pages of this compelling story.
4. The Other Boleyn Girl Book Characters
Many authors use historical events and characters when authoring their novels. The Tudor dynasty is a common subject and is featured in books such as Philipa Gregory's 2001 novel ~'The Other Boleyn Girl~'. This lesson will examine the many characters featured in the story.
5. Who Wrote The Thorn Birds?
Learn about the author of the best-selling novel ''The Thorn Birds.'' Find out why she never wrote a sequel to her most acclaimed book and which historical figure captivated her so completely that he became the focus of seven novels.
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