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Historical Fiction

Looking for Historical Fiction? Try these titles in the Adult Fiction and Teen Fiction sections. Click here for more Teen Historical Fiction.


The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy - French Revolution

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - French Revolution

Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell - American Revolution

Pompeii by Robert Harris - Mt. Vesuvius eruption

Lady Macbeth by Susan King - 11th Century Scotland

Victoria Victorious by Jean Plaidy - Queen of England

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen - World War II

The Thrall's Tale by Judith Lindergh - Viking Greenland

A Midnight Clear by William Wharton - World War II

The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye - British India, Afghan wars

Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor - era of Charles II, King of England

Captain from Castile by Samuel Shellabarger - Spanish Inquisition

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara - Civil War

Katherine by Anya Seton - Duchess of Lancaster, 14th Century

The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter - early America

The Drowning Room by Michael Pye - 17th Century New York

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - World War I

True Grit by Charles Portis - American West

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks


A Break With Charity: a Story about the Salem Witch Trials by Ann Rinaldi

My Vicksburg by Ann Rinaldi - Civil War

Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson - Philadelphia epidemic

April Morning by Howard Fast - American Revolution, Battle of Lexington

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli - World War II, Poland

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - World War II