Talk:Jane Porter

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Moving the books into their own section?[edit]

Perhaps the books she wrote could be moved into their own section. This would allow for a more full discussion of each one, which discussion could eventually grow large enough to occasion each book to receive its own page. As it now stands, though, the first book paragraph is rather crowded. Banaticus (talk) 05:01, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

The Scottish Chiefs[edit]

As this is her "noted work", should their not be an article about it? I don't know anything about her, or her work - I'm only here because "The Scottish Chiefs" was in Classics Illustrated and I was checking all the links I've created there! PhantomSteve (Contact Me, My Contribs) 13:10, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Additional page required?[edit]

There is also a living author named Jane Porter. In addition to several Harlequin romances, she has written other novels such as "Flirting With Forty", "Odd Mom Out", and "Mrs. Perfect". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:15, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Agreed. She won a RITA last year plange (talk) 00:51, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Earliest Historical Novel?[edit]

I question the statement: "Her novel Thaddeus of Warsaw (1803) is one of the earliest examples of the historical novel, and it went through a dozen editions. Based on eye-witness accounts from Polish refugees of the doomed independence struggle of the 1790s. . ."

Events of only a decade earlier cannot be considered matter for an historical novel. (Same with Waverly by Scott.) The whole point of an historical novel is that it reconstructs a people and world from history, not recent current events. The Scottish Chiefs was probably the earliest historical novel (though I don't have cites). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:29, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

I agree Thaddeus of Warsaw doesn't sound like an historical novel, but see my comment on the novel's Talk page [1]. Rwood128 (talk) 12:27, 15 January 2016 (UTC)