Robert Graves’s Historical Novels

by Ian Firla (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 142 Pages


A collection of essays focusing on Robert Graves’s often neglected novels by some of the leading researchers in Graves studies. Best known as a poet, Graves, in fact, made his living as a novelist. Most of his novels have remained in print since they were first published in the 1930s. Despite their commercial success, they are rarely discussed or researched by academics or their students. This volume aims to begin redressing that neglect and offers a series of essays that give a broad outline to the biographical, historical, and narratological background of his novels.


ISBN (Book)
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2000. 141 pp.

Biographical notes

Ian Firla (Volume editor)

The Editor: Ian Firla was born in 1970. He has lived in Poland, England and Canada. He studied his first degree at the University of Toronto (Victoria College) and his doctorate at Leicester University. He is the editor of Gravesiana : the journal of the Robert Graves Society and runs the Robert Graves Trust at St John’s College, Oxford. He is also visiting professor in English Literature at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.


Title: Robert Graves’s Historical Novels