1862 (novel)

1862 (novel)

infobox Book |
name = 1862
title_orig =
translator =


image_caption = Cover of the book "1862" by Robert Conroy.
author = Robert Conroy
illustrator =
cover_artist =
country = United States
language = English
series =
genre = Alternate history
publisher = Presidio Press
pub_date = 2006 February 28
english_pub_date =
media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages = 416 pp
isbn = ISBN 0345482379
preceded_by =
followed_by =

1862 is an alternative history novel by Robert Conroy. It depicts an American Civil War in which Great Britain allies itself with the Confederacy after the Trent Affair. In the real history, cooler heads prevailed after the seizure of the Trent by Union forces, but according to the author's research, Great Britain had considered declaring war on the United States over the matter. [http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=41701] The British opted instead to retaliate diplomatically by recognizing the Confederacy as a belligerent instead of merely being rebellion.

It is the second novel by Robert Conroy. His first, "1901", was also an alternative fiction, dealing with Germany's invasion of the United States.

It has been heavily criticized on various alt-history groups for sloppy research. [ [http://www.geocities.com/littlegreenmen.geo/RC1862.htm Robert Conroy’s “1862: A Novel”: a Critical Analysis ] ] Despite this, the novel was a finalist for the Sidewise Award (Long Form) for 2006. [ [http://www.uchronia.net/sidewise/complete.html#2002 The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History ] ]

Battles

Most of the battles take place in Canada or in the oceans, like Hampton Road. A cavalry battle near the end of the novel takes place on the outskirts of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, presumably Hummelstown, Pennsylvania and Hershey, Pennsylvania. The climatic battle takes place at Washington, D.C.

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 1862 (disambiguation) — 1862 may refer to*The year 1862 *1862 (board game) * 1862 (novel) …   Wikipedia

  • Novel — For other uses, see Novel (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Novell. New novels in a Oldenburg bookshop, February 2009 …   Wikipedia

  • novel — novel1 novellike, adj. /nov euhl/, n. 1. a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes. 2. (formerly) novella (def. 1). [1560 70; …   Universalium

  • 1862 in the United Kingdom — Events from the year 1862 in the United Kingdom.Incumbents*Monarch Victoria of the United Kingdom *Prime Minister Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Liberal Events* 6 January French and British forces arrive in Mexico, beginning the French… …   Wikipedia

  • 1862 in literature — The year 1862 in literature involved some significant new books.Events*February Ambrose Bierce joins the staff of General William Babcock Hazen. *July 4 Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) extemporises the story that becomes Alice s… …   Wikipedia

  • Martín Rivas (novel) — Martin Rivas is an 1862 novel by Alberto Blest Gana (1830 1920), and is widely acknowledged as the first Chilean novel. The novel is at once a passionate love story and an optimistic representation of Chilean nationhood. Written shortly after a… …   Wikipedia

  • Orley Farm (novel) — Title page from the first edition in book form. Orley Farm is a novel written in the realist mode by Anthony Trollope (1815–82), and illustrated by the Pre Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais (1829–96). It was first published in monthly… …   Wikipedia

  • No Name (novel) — No Name   First edition title page …   Wikipedia

  • Demons (novel) — Demons (also known as The Devils or The Possessed) …   Wikipedia

  • The House of the Dead (novel) — This article is about the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky. For other uses of the title, see The House of the Dead (disambiguation). Penguin Edition of the House of the Dead The House of the Dead (Russian: Записки из Мёртвого дома) is a novel published …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”