Knightly Gentlemen: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and His Historical Novels

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This thesis analyzes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's contribution to the revival of chivalric ideals in late Victorian England. The primary sources of this study are Doyle's historical novels and the secondary sources address the different aspects of the revival of the chivalric ideals. The first two chapters introduce Doyle's historical novels, and the final four chapters define the revival, the class and gender issues surrounding the revival, and the illustration of these in Doyle's novels. The conclusion of the thesis asserts that Doyle supported the revival of chivalric ideals, and the revival attempted to maintain, in the late nineteenth century, ... continued below

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Durrer, Rebecca A. (Rebecca Ann) August 1993.

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This thesis analyzes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's contribution to the revival of chivalric ideals in late Victorian England. The primary sources of this study are Doyle's historical novels and the secondary sources address the different aspects of the revival of the chivalric ideals. The first two chapters introduce Doyle's historical novels, and the final four chapters define the revival, the class and gender issues surrounding the revival, and the illustration of these in Doyle's novels. The conclusion of the thesis asserts that Doyle supported the revival of chivalric ideals, and the revival attempted to maintain, in the late nineteenth century, the traditional class and gender structure of the Middle Ages.

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  • August 1993

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  • 1859 - 1930

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Durrer, Rebecca A. (Rebecca Ann). Knightly Gentlemen: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and His Historical Novels, thesis, August 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500933/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .