3 Advantages of Reading Historical Novels
A resident of New York, NY, US, Dr. Samuel “Sam” Bride earned his MD from the Boston University School of Medicine and serves as the director of UMD Urgent Care clinics in Long Island City and Williamsburg. Dr. Samuel Bride served in Gambia and Jordan and provided medical care to patients with limited resources. Outside of work, he enjoys a range of personal interests including reading historical novels.
A genre of writing popular with many readers, historical novels feature a story that takes place in a setting based on an earlier time in history. Three benefits of reading historical novels are described below:
- Provides an entertaining education about the past. Historical novels provide readers with knowledge of events that occurred in the past in a format that generates interest. Historical novels are also beneficial as a supplementary teaching resource for anyone studying history.
- 2. Aids readers in understanding older generations. By reading historical novels, one gains a better understanding of the life circumstances older generations may have experienced and insight into what factors influenced their lives and behaviors.
- 3. Offers insight on national identity. Historical novels provide readers with wisdom about how national characters and national identity are developed since the expression of national character is one of the main elements of this type of novel.