Catalan Historical Review, No 9 (2016)

The historical novel in Catalonia (1862-1930)

Jordi Tiñena


When the first voices of the Renaixença began to be heard in the 1930s, the historical romance novel was triumphant in Europe. However, the Catalan novel, which had reached a high level in the Middle Ages with the Joanot Martorell work Tirant lo Blanc, had practically disappeared and Catalan novelists were writing in Spanish. The first novel of the Renaixença, inspired by the model of Walter
Scott, was not published until 1862. Thus began the process of reviving the Catalan novel, with the core being the historical novel in all its different variations.

Full Text: PDF

Creative Commons License

This work is subject to a Recognition - Non Commercial - Without derivative works Creative Commons 3.0 Spain license, unless the text, pictures or other illustrations indicate the contrary. License's full text can be read at Readers can reproduce, distribute and communicate the work as long as its authorship and publishing institution are recognized and also if this does not entail commercial use or derivative work.