List of historical novels

List of historical novels

Historical novels are listed by the country in which the majority of the novel takes place.


* "The Kite Runner" by Khalid Hosseini (from Russian invasion to rise and fall of Taliban)


* "On Heroes and Tumbs" by Ernesto Sabato (19th century, during the Civil War)
* "The Saga of the Marrano" by Marcos Aguinis (17th century)


* "Botany Bay" by Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall (colonization of Australia, 18th century)
* "Thorn Birds" by Colleen McCullough (end of 18th century)
* "Morgan's Run" by Colleen McCullough (end of 18th century)
* "The Switherby Pilgrims" by Eleanor Spence (settlers in 1820s New South Wales)
* "The Playmaker" and "Bring Larks and Heroes" by Thomas Keneally (18th Century Colonial Australia)
* "The Lambing Flat" by Nerida Newton (19th century, Colonial Australia)
* "The Secret River" by Kate Grenville (19th Colonial Australia)
* "Oscar and Lucinda", "True History of the Kelly Gang" and "Jack Maggs" by Peter Carey (19th Century Colonial Australia)
*"Office of Innocence" by Thomas Keneally (during World War II)


* "De Leeuw van Vlaanderen" by Hendrik Conscience (Flemish freedom battle of 1302)
* "Het verdriet van België" by Hugo Claus (WW II and after)


* "Alfarrábios" by José de Alencar (Colonial Brazil)
* "Iracema" by José de Alencar (legend from Ceara, 16th century)
* "The Guarani" by José de Alencar (Brazil, 16th century)
* "Guerra dos Mascates" by José de Alencar (Olinda x Recife, 1710-1712)
* "As Minas de Prata" by José de Alencar (Minas Gerais, 18th century)
* "O Tempo e o Vento" by Érico Veríssimo (from the late 18th century to 1945)
* "Os Sertões" by Euclides da Cunha (Canudos Campaign, 19th century)


* "Let Loose the Dogs" by Maureen Jennings (19th century Toronto)
* "Journey" by James A. Michener
* "Vancouver" by David Cruise and Alison Griffiths (Vancouver area)
* "The Long Traverse" by John Buchan
* "Three to a Loaf" by Michael Goodspeed (The Great War)
* "The Last Crossing" by Guy Vanderhaeghe (19th century western Canada)

Caribbean (multiple countries)

* "Unburnable" by Marie-Elena John (the African origins of Caribbean culture and the original inhabitants of the Caribbean, the Kalinago (Carib Indians).
* "Caribbean" by James A. Michener
* "Walls of Phantoms" by Courtney M Thomas (St Vincent and the Grenadines (Africans, Carib Indians), Trinidad & Tobago (Africans, East Indians.)


* "The Chinese Lake Murders" and other Judge Dee mysteries by Robert van Gulik (7th Century)
* "The Court of the Lion" by Eleanor Coony and Daniel Altieri (8th Century, Emperor Minghuang and his consort, Grand Verity)
* "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" by Luo Guanzhong (3rd Century)
* "Spirit Mirror" (1988) Chia Black Dragon series by Stephen Marley (2nd century)
* "Mortal Mask" (1991) Chia Black Dragon series by Stephen Marley (2nd century)
* "Peony" by Pearl Buck (19th century, Jewish family in China)
* "Imperial Woman" by Pearl Buck (about Empress Dowager Cixi/Tzu-Hsi)
* "Empress Orchid" by Anchee Min (about Empress Dowager Cixi)
* "Shadow Sisters" (1993) Chia Black Dragon series by Stephen Marley (7th century)
* "Tai-Pan" & "Noble House" by James Clavell
* "Empire of the Sun" by J.G. Ballard (WWII)
* "The Journeyer" by Gary Jennings (Kubilai Khan)


* "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez


* "The Lost Ones" by Norah Lofts (Queen Caroline Matilda, 18th century)


* "Unburnable" by Marie-Elena John
* "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys (19th century)

Dominican Republic

* "In the Time of Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez (rebellion against Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, mid-20th century)
* "The Feast of the Goat" by Mario Vargas Llosa (Assassination of Trujillo and its aftermath, early 1960s)


* "The Absurdity of Fates" by Naguib Mahfouz 1939 عبث الأقدار
* "Radopis" by Naguib Mahfouz 1943 رادوبيس
* "The Struggle of Thebes" by Naguib Mahfouz 1944 كفاح طيبة
* "The Dweller in Truth" by Naguib Mahfouz 1985 العائش فى الحقيقة (the Pharaoh Akhenaten)
* "Cheops" by Paul West (26th century B.C.)
* "Pharaoh" by Bolesław Prus (fall of Egypt's Twentieth Dynasty and New Kingdom)
* "Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley (late Roman Egypt)
* "The Map of Love" by Ahdaf Soueif (early 20th century)
* "Ancient Evenings" by Norman Mailer
* "The Egyptian" by Mika Waltari (reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten)
* "Nefertiti: A Novel" by Michelle Moran (Queen Nefertiti)
* "The Memoirs of Cleopatra" by Margaret George (reign of Cleopatra VII)


* "The Adventurer" by Mika Waltari (16th century)


* "The Jester" by James Patterson (11th century)
* "The Accursed King" series (Les Rois Maudits) by Maurice Druon (13th-14th century)
* "Quentin Durward" by Sir Walter Scott (Louis XI - 15th century)
* "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo (15th century)
* "The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracey Chevalier (during the Renaissance)
* "The King's Cavalier" by Samuel Shellabarger (16th century)
* "Queen Margot" by Alexandre Dumas, père (16th century)
* "The Virgin Blue" by Tracey Chevalier (during the religious wars)
* "The Angélique series" by Anne & Serge Golon (Mid-17th century France during Louis XIV)
* The d'Artagnan romances, including the novels "The Three Musketeers", "Twenty Years After", and "The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas, père (17th century)
* "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens (French Revolution)
* "Desirée" by Annemarie Selinko (about Desirée Clary, time of Napoleon and after)
* "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo (19th Century)
* "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, père (19th century)
* "The Monsters of St. Helena" by Brooks Hansen (exile of Napoléon)
* "Silk" by Alessandro Baricco (1860s)
* "La Plevitskaya" by Ally Hauptmann-Gurski (about a Russian Gypsy singer, Nadezhda Plevitskaya, with a large chapter in Paris, 1920s and 1930s)


* "Lichtenstein" by Wilhelm Hauff (16th century)
* "Ekkehard" by Joseph Viktor von Scheffel (10th century)
* "The Warwolf" ("Der Wehrwolf") by Hermann Löns (Thirty Years' War)
* "The Jew Suess" (Jud Süss) by Lion Feuchtwanger (18th century, Joseph Oppenheimer)
* "Vor dem Sturm" by Theodor Fontane (19th century)
* "Medea" ("Medea: Stimmen") by Christa Wolf
* "Perfume" ("Das Parfum") by Patrick Süskind (18th century)
* "Im Westen nichts Neues" ("All Quiet on the Western Front") by Erich Maria Remarque (20th century)


* "Hades' Daughter" by Sara Douglass (classical antiquity)
* "Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War" by Steven Pressfield
* "Pericles the Athenian" by Rex Warner
* "Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield (the Battle of Thermopylae)
* "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides (World War I and Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922))
* "The Laughter of Aphrodite: A Novel About Sappho of Lesbos" by Peter Green (1993)
* "The Last of the Wine" by Mary Renault (Athens in the time of Socrates)
* "The Mask of Apollo" by Mary Renault (Greek theatre, 4th century B.C.)
*"The Athenian Murders" ("La caverna de las ideas") by Jose Carlos Somoza (classical antiquity)
* "Alexandros" by Valerio Massimo Manfredi (Alexander the Great)
* "The Virtues of War" by Steven Pressfield (the life of Alexander the Great)
* "Lion Of Macedon" by David Gemmell(Alexander's general Parmenion)
* "Dark Prince" by David Gemmell (sequel to "Lion of Macedon")
* "Fire from Heaven" and "The Persian Boy" by Mary Renault (Alexander the Great)
* "Funeral Games" by Mary Renault (the successors of Alexander)


*"The Greenlanders" by Jane Smiley


* "Prague" by Arthur Phillips (set in 1990s)
* "Egri csillagok" ("Eclipse of the Crescent Moon") by Géza Gárdonyi, translated, and with an introduction by George F. Cushing (Siege of Eger by the Ottomans, 1552)


* "Kaaler Mondira", "Goud Mallar", "Tumi Shondhyar Megh", "KumarShambhawber Kobi", "Tungobhadrar Teeray" by Sharodindu Bandopadhyay
* "Rajshingho", "Anondo Mawth" by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
* "Shei Shomoy" by Sunil Gangopadhyay
* "The Far Pavilions" by M. M. Kaye (British India in the 19th century)
* "Parthiban Kanavu", "Sivagamiyin Sabadham", "Ponniyin Selvan" by Kalki Krishnamurthy (1940s)
* "Vengaiyin Mayinthan" by Akilan (1960s)
* "Kayalvizhi" by Akilan (1960s)
* "Verti Thirunagar" by Akilan (1960s)
* "Freedom at Midnight" by Dominique Lapierre & Larry Collins
* "A Spoke in the Wheel" by Amita Kanekar
* "Aag ka Darya" or River of Fire an Urdu novel by Qurratulain Hyder
* "Kai Chand thay Sar-e-Aasman" or Many a moon were there in the Sky an Urdu novel by Shams-ur-Rehman Faruqi
* "Marthanda Varma (1891) ", Dharma Raja (1911) ",Rama Raja Bahadur by C V Raman Pillai
* "Recalcitrance" by Anurag Kumar
*ShauryaPratapi Chandravansh, Rudhir Nu Rajtilak, RajSatta Na Rang, Lakho Fulani, RanMedan, Ek Bhalo Saput, Tati Talvar, Navanagar Na Narbanka, Managal Fera, Rajsatta Na Rang, Nayan Ughadyu Ne Phool Kharyu, KachchhBhoomi Na Kesri, Padata Gadh Na Padchhaya (Part 1 and 2), Otrada Vayara Utho Utho, Sonavarani (The history of Modh Brahmins), Kalank Ane Kirtirekha, Vijay Vardaan, Bhagya devata, Roshani, Aparajita, ShauryaPratapi Maharana Pratap, DeshGaurav Bhamashah, Jay Chittod, Chittod Ni Rangarjana : RoopRani Padmini, Mevad Ni Tejchhaya, Mevad Na Maharathi : NariRatna PannaDai, Mevad No Kesri by Harilal Upadhyay


* "The Big Snow" by David Park (1960s)
* "Another Kind of Life" by Catherine Dunne (19th century)
* "The Fall of Light" by Niall Williams (19th century)
* "The Hunger" by David Rees (19th century, the Famine)
* "Trinity" and "Redemption" by Leon Uris
* "" by Edward Rutherfurd
* "A Star Called Henry" by Roddy Doyle (Irish Revolution)


* "Ten Thousand Lovers" by Edeet Ravel (1970s)
* "Exodus", "The Haj" and "Mitla Pass" by Leon Uris
* "The Source" by James A. Michener
* "The Talisman" by Sir Walter Scott (12th century, Third Crusade)


* "A Struggle for Rome" ("Ein Kampf um Rom") by Felix Dahn (Gothic War (535-554))
* "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco (14th century)
* "Lucrezia Borgia" by John Faunce (biographical novel, Renaissance)
* "The Family" by Mario Puzo (Renaissance)
* "Prince of Foxes" by Samuel Shellabarger (Renaissance)
* "Romola" by George Eliot (Renaissance)
* "Caravaggio" by Christopher Peachment (16th and 17th century)
* "The Betrothed" by Alessandro Manzoni (17th century)
* "The Castrato" by Louis Goldman (18th century)
* "A Kiss from Maddalena" by Christopher Castellani (World War II)
* "A Tabernacle for the Sun" by Linda Proud (Florence, 1470s)
* "Pallas and the Centaur" by Linda Proud (Florence, 1480s)
* "The Rebirth of Venus" by Linda Proud (Florence, 1490s)


* "Cloud of Sparrows" and "Autumn Bridge" by Takashi Matsuoka (19th century)
* "One Man’s Justice" by Akira Yoshimura (1940s U.S. occupation)
* "The Dragon King’s Palace" by Laura Joh Rowland (17th century)
* "Heike Tale" by Eiji Yoshikawa (12th century)
* "Taiko" by Eiji Yoshikawa (Toyotomi Hideyoshi, 16th century)
* "Musashi" by Eiji Yoshikawa (Miyamoto Musashi, 17th century)
* "Shōgun", "Gai-Jin" & "King Rat" by James Clavell
* "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden (mid 20th century)


* "Mexico" by James A. Michener


* "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier (Johannes Vermeer, 17th century)
* "The Coffee Trader" by David Liss (17th century)
* "The Black Tulip" by Alexandre Dumas, père (17th century)

New Zealand

* "Season of the Jew" by Maurice Shadbolt


* "Kristin Lavransdatter" by Sigrid Undset (14th century)
* "The Master of Hestviken" by Sigrid Undset (14th century)


* "Khaak Aur Khoon" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Shaheen" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Akhri Chatan" by Naseem Hijazi (about Sultan Jalal Al-Din and Genghis Khan)
* "Yousuf bin Tashfin" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Aakhari Marka" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Andheri Raat Ke Musafir" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Aur Talwar Toot Gai" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Daastaan-e-Mujahid" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Gumshuda Qaafley" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Muazzam Ali" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Muhammad Bin Qasim" by Naseem Hijazi (about Muhammad bin Qasim)
* "Qafla-e-Hijaz" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Qaisar-o-Kisra" by Naseem Hijazi
* "Chah-e-Babal" by Qamar Ajnalvi
* "Sultan" by Qamar Ajnalvi
* "Mere Kahani" by Ali Saeed
* "Shahab Nama" by Qudratullah Shahab


* "Noli Me Tangere" by Jose Rizal (Spanish Era)
* "El Filibusterismo" by Jose Rizal (Spanish Era)
* "The Woman Who had Two Navels" by Nick Joaquin

Pre-Colombian civilisations

Aztec Empire

* "Aztec" by Gary Jennings (before Spanish invasion)
* "Aztec Autumn" by Gary Jennings (one generation after Spanish invasion)
* "Aztec Blood" by Gary Jennings (the indigenous holocaust)
* Aztec rage .by Gary Jennings,Robert Gleason, and Junius Podrug.
* "The Luck of Huemac" by Daniel Peters
* "Tlaloc Weeps For Mexico" by László Passuth (translated from the Hungarian)

Inca Empire

* "Inca Series: The Sun Princess, The Gold of Cuzco "and" The Light of Machu Picchu" by Antoine B. Daniel
* "The Incas" by Daniel Peters

Mayan Empire

* "Tikal" by Daniel Peters


* "An Ancient Tale" ("Stara Baśń") by Józef Ignacy Kraszewski
* "Love Never Dies" by Geoffrey Zimmerman
* "The Deluge" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
* "With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
* "Pan Wołodyjowski" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
* "The Stars Can Wait" by Jay Basu (World War II)
* "Poland" by James A. Michener


* "Con Ardientes Fulgores de Gloria" by Jorge Thomas
* "Desertores" by Ramon H. Jurado

Roman Republic & Empire

* "The Secret of the Kingdom" and "The Roman" by Mika Waltari
* "The Sword of Pleasure" by Peter Green (Sulla, 1st century B.C.)
* The Masters of Rome series by Colleen McCullough (1st century B.C.)
* "Young Caesar" and "Imperial Caesar" by Rex Warner (Julius Caesar, 1st century B.C.)
* The "Emperor" Series by Conn Iggulden: "The Gates of Rome", "The Death of Kings", "The Field of Swords" and "The Gods of War" (Life of Julius Caesar)
* "The Ides of March" by Thornton Wilder (Last days of Julius Caesar)
* "Caesar", "Anthony", "Augustus", "Tiberius", "Caligula" and "Nero's Heirs" by Allan Massie
* "King Jesus" by Robert Graves
* "" by Lew Wallace
* "The Robe" by Lloyd C. Douglas
* "Judas, My Brother: The Story of the Thirteenth Disciple" by Frank Yerby
* "A Song for Nero" by Thomas Holt (1st century)
* "Quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkiewicz (Christians under Nero)
* "The Roman Mysteries", a series of children's books by Caroline Lawrence(1st century)
* "I, Claudius" and "Claudius, the God" by Robert Graves (Roman emperors, 1st century)
* "Julian" by Gore Vidal (Julian the Apostate, 4th century)
* "Eagle in the Snow" by Wallace Breem (Magnus Maximus, 4th century)
* "The Darkness And The Dawn" by Thomas B. Costain (barbarian invasions)
* "Count Belisarius" by Robert Graves (the Byzantine general Belisarius, 6th century)


* "Batu-Khan" by V. H. Yanchevskyy (the Mongol invasion of medieval Russia and Ukraine)
*"The Sons of the Steppe" by Hans Baumann (Genghis Khan)
* "Chas volka" by Sergei Kalitin (the early years of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania under Mindaugas and the wars of the Danes and Teutonic Knights against the Pskov and Novgorod Republics)
* "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy (Napoleonic era)
* "The Retreat" by Patrick Rambaud (Napoléon's invasion)
* "La Plevitskaya" by Ally Hauptmann-Gurski (the story of Nadezhda Plevitskaya who was a Gypsy singer in Tsarist Russia and in exile in Paris)
*"The White Nights of St. Petersburg" by Geoffrey Trease (Russian Revolution)
* "The White Russian" by Tom Bradby (1917 St. Petersburg)
* "Blood Red, Snow White" by Marcus Sedgwick (Russian Revolution)
* "The Kitchen Boy" by Robert Alexander (Bolshevik revolution, seen through the eyes of the Tsar’s kitchen boy)

outh Africa

* "Frankie & Stankie" by Barbara Trapido (1950s)
* "The Covenant" by James A. Michener
* "King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard


* "The Ferdinand and Isabella Trilogy" by Jean Plaidy (15th century)
* "National Episodes" by Benito Pérez Galdós (19th century)
* "La Regenta" by Leopoldo Alas "Clarín" (19th century)
* "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Don Quixote)" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (16th century)
* "Fortunata y Jacinta" by Benito Pérez Galdós (19th century)
* "La Celestina" by Fernando de Rojas+ "Iberia" by James A Michener (20th century)


* "The Long Ships" by Frans G. Bengtsson (Vikings, 10th century)
* "The Emigrants (novel)" by Vilhelm Moberg (middle of 19th century)


* "Anne of Geierstein" by Sir Walter Scott (15th century)
* "Die Schwarzen Brüder" by Kurt Held


* "Blue Poppies" by Jonathan Falla (during Chinese invasion)


* "Wounder", "Roksolana" by Pawlo Zagrebelny(Ukraine, IXth century; Ukraine-Osman empire)
* "Black council" by Panteleimon Kulish
* "The crush" by Mychailo Starytskiy
* "The funeral of Gods" by I. Bilyk

United Kingdom

Roman Britain

* "Island of Ghosts" by Gillian Bradshaw (2nd century A.D.)
* "The Silver Pigs", "A Body in the Bath House" and "The Jupiter Myth" by Lindsey Davis (crime in the reign of Vespasian, 1st century A.D.)
* "The Germanicus Mosaic" and other Libertus mysteries by Rosemary Rowe (2nd century A.D.)
* "Under the Eagle" and others in the Cato series by Simon Scarrow (Roman invasion, A.D. 42)
* "Boudica" series by Manda Scott (Boudica, 1st century A.D.)
* "The Mistletoe and the Sword" by Anya Seton (1st century A.D.)
* "Imperial Governor" by George Shipway (Gaius Suetonius Paulinus and Boudica, 1st century A.D.)
* "The Eagle of the Ninth" by Rosemary Sutcliff (2nd century A.D.)
* "The Silver Branch" by Rosemary Sutcliff (3rd century A.D.)
* "The Horse Coin" by David Wishart (Boudica, 1st century A.D.)
* "The Forest House", and others in the series by Marion Zimmer Bradley


* "The Grail Prince" by Nancy McKenzie (Galahad)
* "The Saxon Stories" by Bernard Cornwell (Alfred the Great, 9th century)
* "Hereward the Wake" by Charles Kingsley (Norman Conquest)
* "The Conqueror" by Georgette Heyer (William the Conqueror, 11th century)
* "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett (12th century)
* "Vanity of Vanities" by Martin Bertram
* "One Corpse too Many" by Ellis Peters (First in the Brother Cadfael series set in the reign of King Stephen)
* "Queen in Waiting" by Norah Lofts (Eleanor of Aquitaine)
* "Katherine" by Anya Seton (Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, 14th century)
* "The Grail Quest" by Bernard Cornwell (Hundred Year's War, 14th century)
* "The Wallace", one of over fifty novels based on events and people of the Middle Ages by Scottish author Nigel Tranter
* "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott (12th century)
* "The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott (14th century Scotland)
* "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley (Arthurian)
* "King Hereafter" by Dorothy Dunnett (11th century Scotland)
* "The Third Witch" by Rebecca Reisert (11th century Scotland)

Early Modern

* "House of Niccolo" and "Lymond Chronicles" by Dorothy Dunnett (Scotland and beyond in the 15th and 16th centuries respectively)
* "The Load of Unicorn by Cynthia Harnett (Caxton, 15th century London] )
* "A Rose for the Crown" by Anne Easter Smith (Wars of the Roses)
* "The Sunne in Splendour" by Sharon Kay Penman (Wars of the Roses)
* "The Concubine" by Norah Lofts (about Anne Boleyn)
* "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory (about Mary Boleyn)
* "I, Elizabeth: the Word of a Queen" by Rosalind Miles (Queen Elizabeth I)
* "Kenilworth" by Sir Walter Scott (Queen Elizabeth I and Amy Robsart)
* "Cue for Treason" by Geoffrey Trease (English Renaissance theatre/Elizabethan Cumberland and London)
*"Come Rack! Come Rope!" by Robert Hugh Benson (16th century)
* "The Voyage Destiny" by Robert Nye (about Sir Walter Raleigh)
* "As Meat Loves Salt" by Maria McCann (English Civil War)
* "Woodstock" by Sir Walter Scott (English Civil War)
* "Peveril of the Peak by Sir Walter Scott (English Civil War)
* "The Green and the Gold" by Christopher Peachment (17th century)
* "Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini (17th century, the Monmouth rebellion and its aftermath)
* "A Journal of the Plague Year" by Daniel Defoe (an account of the Great Plague of London, published in 1722)
* "A Respectable Trade" by Philippa Gregory (17th century, Slave Trade in Bristol)
* "Forever Amber" by Kathleen Winsor (17th century, Restoration)
* "Royal Escape" by Georgette Heyer (Cromwell and Charles II)
* "The Baroque Cycle" by Neal Stephenson (The English Civil War, the rule of Charles II, the early 18th Century)


* "The Serpent in the Garden" by Janet Gleeson (18th century London)
* "Rob Roy" by Sir Walter Scott (1715 Jacobite Rising)
* "Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott (1745 Jacobite Rising)
* "Redgauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott (Jacobites in Dumfries, 1760s)
* " by Charles Dickens" (Gordon Riots)
* "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens (Set during the Terror in Paris)
* Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell (British Army in the Napoleonic Wars)
* Horatio Hornblower series by C. S. Forester (British navy in the Napoleonic Wars)
* Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian (British Navy in the Napoleonic Wars)
* Revolution series by Simon Scarrow (Wellington and Napoleon)
* "Judith" by Brian Cleeve (Set at the turn of the 19th century)
* Regency romances by Georgette Heyer (mostly comic love stories loosely modeled on the works of Jane Austen)


* "The Fiend in Human" by John MacLachlan Gray (1850s London)
* "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters (1860s London and elsewhere)
* "The Flashman Papers" by George MacDonald Fraser (Victorian era)
* "Laura Blundy" by Julie Myerson (Victorian London)

Twentieth Century

* "The Wishing Game" by Patrick Redmond (life in a strict and uncanny boarding school in rural Norfolk in the 1950s)
* "The Rotters' Club" by Jonathan Coe (1970s)

Multiple time frames

*"Sarum" by Edward Rutherfurd — Tells the story of England through the eyes of six families in the Salisbury area, stretching from Prehistoric Britain through the 1980s

United States (including areas that become part of the US)

* "Alaska" by James A. Michener (Alaska)
* "Centennial" by James A. Michener (Colorado)
* "Chesapeake" by James A. Michener (Chesapeake Bay/Delmarva Peninsula)
* "Hawaii" by James A. Michener (Hawaiokinai)
* "Texas" by James A. Michener (Texas)


* "Great Smith" by Edison Marshall (Captain John Smith and the colonization of America)
* "Arundel" followed by "Rabble in Arms" by Kenneth Roberts (American Revolution)
* "The Hornet's Nest" by Jimmy Carter (American Revolution)
* "Into the Valley: The Settlers" by Rosanne Bittner (Revolutionary War)
* "Shadow Patriots, a Novel of the Revolution" by Lucia St. Clair Robson (A story about George Washington's Culper Spy Ring and a woman spy known only as 355.)
* "Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (Boston in the 1770s)

Nineteenth Century

* "Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia" by Jessica James (American Civil War)
* "Angels Watching Over Me" by Michael Phillips (The South in the 1850s)
* "The Battle of Milroy Station" by Robert Fowler (Civil War)
* "Blood and Bitter Wind" by Earl Murray (California gold rush)
* "Bucking the Tiger; Raising Holy Hell by Bruce Olds (Western Frontier/Doc Holliday; American Civil War/John Brown)
* "Centennial" by James A. Michener
* "Cloudsplitter" by Russell Banks (Abolitionist John Brown - Pre Civil War America).
* "Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier (American Civil War)
* "Action at Aquila" by Hervey Allen (American Civil War)
* "Traveller" by Richard Adams (American Civil War, told by Robert E. Lee's horse)
* "Daughter of the Loom" by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller (19th century Lowell, Massachusetts)
* "To the Ends of the Earth: The Last Journey of Lewis and Clark" by Frances Hunter
* "Freedom Land" by Martin Marcus (Seminole War)
* "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell (American Civil War and aftermath)
* "Home to Trinity" by Delia Parr (1830s Pennsylvania)
* "Hope" by Mary Ryan (Colorado gold rush)
* "I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company" by Brian Hall (Lewis and Clark Expedition)
* "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara (American Civil War)
* "Burr", "1876" and "Lincoln" by Gore Vidal
* "More than a Dream" by Lauraine Snelling (Scandinavian immigrants in 1897 Minnesota)
* "Oscar Wilde Discovers America" by Louis Edwards (Oscar Wilde tours the United States)
* "Property" by Valerie Martin (slave rebellion)
* "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane (American Civil War)
* "Ride the Wind" by Lucia St. Clair Robson (The story of Cynthia Ann Parker and her life with the Comanches.)
* "The Runaway Quilt" by Jennifer Chiaverini (the Underground Railroad)
* "Unholy Fire" by Robert Mrazek (Civil War)
* "Unto a Good Land", "The Settlers", The Last Letter Home by Vilhelm Moberg (19th century, Swedish immigrants to USA)
* "Waltz into Darkness" by William Irish (New Orleans in 1880)
* "White Doves at Morning" by James Lee Burke (Civil War)
* "Out of This Furnace" by Thomas Bell (Immigrants and the steel mills of Pittsburgh, from 1880)

Twentieth Century

* "1919 - Misfortune's End" by Paula Phelan
* "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson (American soldiers in World War II)
* "Death of a Circus" by Chandra Prasad (New England, Traveling Circus, roustabouts, fire eater, wirewalker, intrigue and poverty of 1930s)
* "Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson (1893 Chicago Columbian World's Fair and HH Holmes serial killer)
* "Fanny and Sue" by Karen Stolz (St. Louis during the Great Depression)
* "The Final Confession of Mabel Stark" by Robert Hough (female animal trainer in Barnum & Bailey circus during 1930s)
* "A Greater Glory" by James Scott Bell (early 1900s in Los Angeles)
* "Lucy" by Ellen Feldman (1930s and 1940s)
* "Lanny Budd" series by Upton Sinclair (1913-1949)
* "The Moments Lost" by Bruce Olds (1900-15 Chicago/Unionism/Michigan Upper Peninsula Copper Mine Strike of 1913)
* "Nevada" by Clint McCullough (1920s to 1980s)
* "A Place Called Rainwater" by Dorothy Garlock (Oklahoma in the late 1920s)
* "The Road to Wellville" by T. C. Boyle (the story of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the inventor of the cornflake, and his Battle Creek Sanitarium. It is set in 1907)
* "Shadow Boxer" by Eddie Muller (San Francisco late 1940s)
* "Sweet Sunday" by John Lawton (1960s New York)
* "Two Trains Running" by Andrew Vachss (Politics and organized crime in the Midwest influence the 1960 presidential election)
* "When the Emperor Was Divine" by Julie Otsuka (Japanese-Americans during World War II)
* "The Saint of Lost Things" by Christopher Castellani (Immigrants in 1950s Wilmington, DE)
* "Walls of Phantoms" by Courtney Thomas (Boston, 1989)
* "Ragtime" by E. L. Doctorow (Centers on three families: Immigrant, African-American, and Anglo-Saxon at the turn of the century)


* "The Tapestries" by Kien Nguyen
* "The Sorrow of War" by Bao Ninh

ee also

* Historical fiction
* Historical novel
* Novel
* Fiction set in ancient Rome
* Fiction set in ancient Greece

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