Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Harold Lamb and Historical Romance - article by Arthur S. Hoffman

Arthur S. Hoffman wrote this article about Harold Lamb, the pioneering author of eastern historical adventure fiction, for "The Bookman", March 1930. This was after Lamb had become famous for his popular histories - Genghis Khan, Tamerlane and The Crusades.

In it, he talks about how Harold Lamb got interested in Asian history and started writing historical adventure fiction set outside Europe and America, his historical expertise and depth of original research on the topics. Link after the jump.

Download the article here.

1 comment:

  1. I have many issues of THE BOOKMAN but somehow never noticed this article. I'll have to make a note about it and put it in my copy of THE ADVENTURE INDEX. Hoffman was one of the great fiction editors.