Unless Inferno is a historical novel, set circa 2000, then Googling oneself cannot be considered as a “new pastime.”
But I think he felt very at home with the historical novel, very at home with biography, too.
The first attempt Miss M. E. Braddon has made in the line of the historical novel.
The historical novel fell into the hands of Alexandre Dumas.
This was a time when the historical novel was having its vogue.
Why, for instance, suppose you wanted to write an historical novel.
The historical novel seemed, in those days, beyond hope of revival.
Anthropology, then, should not disdain what might be termed the method of the historical novel.
Defoe, it is proper also in this place to notice, fixed the peculiar form of the historical novel.
It must be considered rather an historical novel of Bear life.