Historical romance is a literary genre which belongs to fiction and takes place in a setting located in the past.
Historical romance origins date back to the French literature with the work ‘Les Chouans’ by Balzac. In addition to this work, Viktor Hugo published ‘The Hunchback of Notre-Dame’ in 1831, which is one of the most famous historical romance of the early 19th century.
Also, in the United Kingdom, historical romance become popular thanks to the works by n Walter Scott and Jane Porter.
Furthermore, in the United States, historical romance became widespread thanks to the works by James Fenimore Cooper. However, this genre became popular within the mass-market only in 1972 with the work ‘The Flame and the Flower’ by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
Different are the types of historical romance including those which describe the ancient world, the ones which focus on the Medieval period, those that narrate the early modern period, the ones which relate to the modern period, those that are set in English North America and the Nautical ones.
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