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Free Historical Fiction Books – Set In Countries Worldwide

Free Historical Fiction Books PDF - Set In Countries Worldwide

Historical fiction set in countries around the world. Hundreds of free historical novels online, books organized by location.


Historical Fiction Set in Africa

Historical Fiction Set in Morocco – Collection

About 20 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Morocco. Some authors: Jane Johnson, Daniel Easterman, Mahi Binebine, Linda Holeman, Laurie R. King, Suzanne Arruda.

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Historical Fiction Set in Nigeria – Collection

About 25 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Nigeria. Some authors: Teju Cole, Carol Barker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chinelo Okparanta, T. Obinkaram Echewa, Chukwuemeka Ike, Ben Okri, Chinua Achebe, Oliver Osita Akamnonu.

Historical Fiction Set in South Africa – Collection

About 100 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in South Africa. Some authors: H. Rider Haggard, James S. Rand, Pamela Jooste, Bertram Mitford, Botlhale Tema, Wilbur Smith, Belinda Hollyer, James A. Michener, Barbara Mutch, G. A. Henty, Malla Nunn, Walton Golightly, Deon Meyer.

Historical Fiction Set in Africa – Collection

About 250 free novels, most of which are set in the past in Africa. Some authors: Wilbur Smith, Alex Haley, C. S. Forester, H. Rider Haggard, Telkin Kerr, Bertram Mitford, G. A. Henty, Evelyn Brentwood, Barbara Ewing, Malla Nunn, Frederick Forsyth, Nadine Gordimer, Barbara Mutch.

Historical Fiction Set in Africa

This is a website list of historical fiction set in Africa, with brief descriptions of each book. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online books on the Internet Archive.


Historical Novels Set in Europe

Fiction Books Set in Austria – Collection

About 80 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Austria. Some authors: Maxime Provost, Herbert Hayens, Joanne Owen, Thomas Moran, Philip Kerr, Anne Manning, Luise Muhlbach, John Biggins, Frank Tallis, Eva Ibbotson.

Novels set in Historic France – Collection

About 1,700 free novels, mostly set in historical France. Some authors: Alexandre Dumas, Emile Zola, Bernard Cornwell, Robert Harris, Charles Dickens, Walter Paget, Hilary Mantel, Frederick Forsyth.

Books Set in Historic Germany – Collection

About 550 free novels, mostly taking place in Germany in the past. Some authors: Markus Zusak, Friedrich Schiller, Judith Kerr, Ken Follett, Anthony Doerr, Eric Flint, Luise Muhlbach, Elisabeth Reuter, Nathan Gallizier, Gustav Freytag.

Historical Novels PDF Great Britain – Collection

About 5,000 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Great Britain. Some authors: Gare Thompson, Bertrice Small, Julia Quinn, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Scott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Bernard Marshall, Lara Douglass, Philippa Gregory, Bernard Cornwell, Alexander Kent.

Novels about Greece – Collection

About 200 free books, most of which are historical novels set in Greece. Some authors: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, David Malouf, Rick Riordan, Steven Pressfield, Taylor Caldwell, E. F. Benson, Nikos Kazantzakis, Mary Renault, H. N. Turteltaub, Simon Scarrow, James Morier, Anna Bowman Dodd.

Fiction Set in Ancient Greece

This is a list in Wikipedia of novels set in ancient Greece. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online versions on the Internet Archive.

List of Fiction Set in Ancient Rome

This is a Wikipedia list of fiction set in Ancient Rome, organized by time period. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online books on the Internet Archive.

Historical Novels about Ireland PDF – Collection

About 500 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Some authors: John Boyle, Sean Moncrieff, Michelle Lovric, Niall Williams, Peter Tremayne, Terry Eagleton, Maria Edgeworth, J. G. Farrell.

Novels about Historic Netherlands – Collection

About 110 free books, most of which are historical novels set in the Netherlands. Some authors: Baroness Orczy, Cornelius Ryan, Horace Elisha Scudder, Alexandre Dumas, G. A. Henty, Georg Ebers, Thomas Colley Grattan, Olive Beaupre Miller, Mylene Dressler, Ida Vos.

Historical Novels about Norway – Collection

About 40 free books, mostly set in Norway’s past. Some authors: Marie McSwigan, John Steinbeck, Catherine Coulter, Solveig Torvik, Poul Anderson, Sigrid Undset, Merethe Lindstrom, Margi Preus, Giles Kristian.

Novels about Portugal – Collection

About 40 free novels, mostly historical, set in Portugal. Some authors: Jose Saramago, Allan Mallinson, Antonio Lobo Antunes, Jane Aiken Hodge, David Slavitt, Josiah Blackmore, Antonio Tabucchi, R. F. Delderfield, Lawrence Norfolk.

Novels that take place in Russia – Collection

About 360 free books, most of which take place in historic Russia. Some authors: Ruta Sepetys, Leo Tolstoy, Ken Follett, Sylvanus Cobb, Boris Savinkov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Carolyn Meyer, Alexander Pushkin, James Meek, Carrolly Erickson, Kseniya Melnik, Luise Muhlbach.

Novels about Spain – Collection

About 400 free books, mostly taking place in the past in Spain. Some authors: Ernest Hemingway, Rachel Harriette Busk, Miguel de Cervantes, James Dashner, Carmen Laforet, Washington Irving, Perez Galdos, William Gilmore Simms, Camilo Jose Cela.

Novels about Sweden – Collection – Free Downloadable Books

About 40 free books, most of which are in historic Sweden. Some authors: Jan Guillou, Henning Mankell, Asa Larsson, Annika Thor, Johannes V. Jensen, Mons Kallentoft, Camilla Lackberg, Arne Dahl, Stieg Larsson, Verner von Heidenstam.


Historical Fiction Set in Latin America, Canada

Historical Fiction Set in Argentina – Collection

About 50 free novels, most of which are set in Argentina’s past. Some authors: Horacio Vazquez Rial, Maria Flores, Alicia Borinsky, Elia Barcelo, John Lantigua, Jennifer DuBois, Carlos Fuentes, Jorge Lanata, Jean Raspail, Annamaria Alfieri, Gloria Casanas.

Historical Fiction Set in Brazil – Collection

About 40 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Brazil. Some authors: Roberto Drummond, Mario Vargas Llosa, Rachael King, Eva Ibbotson, Maria de Lourdes Oliveira, Natasha Bauman, Bernardo Kucinski, Ana Maria Machado, Jacqueline Dembar Greene.

Historical Fiction Set in Canada – Collections

About 500 free books set in Canada’s past. Some authors: Muriel Elwood, Louis Hemon, Susanna Moodie, John Charles Dent, James Oliver Curwood, E. Pauline Johnson, Gare Thompson, Mary Harelkin Bishop, Eric Walters, Christopher Paul Curtis.

Historical Fiction Set in Colombia – Collection

About 20 free books set in Colombia’s past. Some authors: Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Sergio Alvarez, Charles Winslow Hall, William Ospina, Martha Lucia Gonzalez.

Historical Fiction Set in Mexico – Collection

About 300 free novels, mostly taking place in historic Mexico. Some authors: Martin Luis Guzman, Mariano Azuela, A. R. Calhoun, Tanya Landman, Luis Alberto Urrea, Mayne Reid, Eugenio Aguirre, W. S. Stacey, F. S. Brereton, Antonio Ortuno, Barbara Kingsolver, Laurence Gonzales.

Historical Fiction Set in Peru – Collection

About 40 free novels that take place in the past in Peru. Some authors: Thornton Wilder, Fernando Iwasaki Cauti, Jean-Francois Marmontel, Roberto Jorge Payro, Victoria McKernan, Antoine B. Daniel, C. Falkenhorst, Roy Kesey, Santiago Roncagliolo.

Historical Fiction Set in South America – Collection

About 600 free books, most of which are fiction set in historic South America. Some authors: Ariel Dorfman, Mario Vargas Llosa, Danielle Steel Jean Francois Marmontel, Patrick O’Brian, David Nelso Blair, Leanne Statland Ellis, Cara Haycak, Jean Raspail, Margarita Engel. Historical novels set in South America.

Historical Fiction Set in Latin America

This website list is organized by the time period in which each novel is set, and there are brief descriptions of each book. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online books on the Internet Archive.


Historical Novels Set in Asia and the Pacific

Historical Fiction Set in Asia

This website list is organized by the country in which each novel is set, and there are brief descriptions of each book. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online books on the Internet Archive.

Historical Fiction Set in the Middle East

This website list is organized by the country in which each novel is set, and there are brief descriptions of each book. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online books on the Internet Archive.

Historical Fiction Set in Afghanistan – Collection

About 50 free books, most of which are in historic Afghanistan. Some authors: Mir Tanim Ansary, Khaled Hosseini, John Wilcox, George MacDonald Fraser, Idries Shah, Kamila Shamsie, Deborah Ellis, Jane Carlsson, Atiq Rahimi, James Michener, Patrick Mercer, Fabio Geda.

Historical Fiction Set in Australia – Collection

About 200 free books, most of which are fiction set in Australia’s past. Some authors: Anne Bowman, Joan Lindsay, Kate Gordon, Nadia Wheatley, Peter Carey, Rosemary Hayes, J. J. Hardie, Barbara Wood, John Kinsella, Colleen McCullough, Thomas Keneally, Kate Grenville, Simon French, Kerry Greenwood.

Historical Fiction Set in China – Collection

About 500 free books, in English or Chinese, most of which are historical fiction set in China. Some authors: Sijie Dai, Kirk Munroe, Jian Ma, Victor Segalen, Geraldine McCaugrean, Adeline Yen Mah, Ai-ling Chang, Kunal Basu, Amitav Ghosh, Anchee Min, Weidong Chen, Pearl S. Buck.

Historical Fiction Set in India – Collection

About 400 free books set in India’s past. Some authors: Anita Desai, Bernard Cornwell, Sudhir Kakar, Frederick P. Gibbon, Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, Ram Garikipati, Vikram Seth, Bankim Chandra Chatterji, Nayantara Sahgal, Rudyard Kipling, B. S. Gidwani.

List of Historical Novels Set in India

This is a Wikipedia list of historical novels that take place in India. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online versions on the Internet Archive.

Historical Fiction Set in India and South Asia

This website list is organized by the country in which each novel is set, and there are brief descriptions of each book. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online books on the Internet Archive.

Historical Fiction Set in Indonesia – Collection – Free Downloadable Books

About 30 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Indonesia. Some authors: Cecile Pineda, Adriaan van Dis, Barbara Cartland, Kerry B. Collison, C. S. Godshalk, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Tash Aw, Vicki Baum, Sigmund Brouwer, Linda Hibbs, Muhammad Vandestra, Sara K. Joiner.

Historical Fiction Set in Iran – Collection

About 70 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Iran. Some authors: Sahar Delijani, Anita Amirrezvani, Kader Abdolah, Parinoush Saniee, Gina Barkhordar Nahai, Boman Desai, Tom Gabbay, Michael Golding, Farnoosh Moshiri, James Clavell, Meghan Nuttall Sayres.

Historical Fiction Set in Iraq – Collection

About 30 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Iraq. Some authors: Sam Barone, Kimberley Griffiths Little, Barry Unsworth, Iqbal Qazwini, Jack Higgins, Alex Bledsoe, T. L. Higley, Alexander Cole, Andrew Martin.

Historical Fiction Set in Japan – Collection

About 300 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Japan. Some authors: Tamenaga Chiushingura, Esther Friesner, Joyce Lebra-Chapman, Arthur Collins Maclay, Noburiro Watsuki, May Snow, Arthur Golden, Yasushi Inoue, Takashi Matsuoka, Kamila Shamsie, Ian Buruma.

Historical Fiction Set in Korea – Collection

About 35 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Korea. Some authors: William Holinger, Margaret Drabble, Mia Yun, Yasushi Inoue, W. Arthur Noble, Sook Nyul Choi, Sheri Holman, Chong-myong Yi.

Historical Fiction Set in New Zealand – Collection

About 50 free books, most of which are historical novels set in New Zealand. Some authors: Witi Ihimaera, Eleanor Catton, Jane Campion, Barbara Ewing, G. A. Henty, Yvonne Kalman, Margaret Mahy, Garry Kilworth, Alan Duff, William Satchell, Lloyd Jones.

Historical Fiction Set in Philippines – Collection

About 35 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in the Philippines. Some authors: Ninotchka Rosca, F. Sionil Jose, Carlos Bulosan, Jose Rizal, Raymond L. Bridgman, C. L. Phifer, Graham Salisbury, Charles King, Tess Uriza Holthe, Arlene J. Chai, Stephen Bonsal .

Historical Fiction Set in Turkey – Collection

About 140 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Turkey. Some authors: Orhan Pamuk, C. C. Humphreys, Dorothy Dunnett, Franz Werfel, Roberta Rich, Jason Goodwin, James Morier, Maurus Jokai, James M. Ludlow, Lew Wallace, Lindsay Clarke, Naomi Novik, Mary Reed, Peter Prange.

Historical Fiction Set in Vietnam – Collection

About 30 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Vietnam. Some authors: Morris West, Le Luu, Louisa Hagner Trigg, David Kos, Thanhha Lai, Chris Lynch, Anthony Grey, Christophe Bataille, Albert J. Nevins, Lan Cao, Johanna Skibsrud, Vincent Lam.

Historical Novels by Setting – Worldwide

This is a Wikipedia list of historical novels organized by the country in which they take place. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online books on the Internet Archive.

Historical Fiction Set in Prehistoric Times

This website list also includes ‘time-sweep’ novels, and there are brief descriptions of each novel. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online books on the Internet Archive.

Search for an Author’s Books

Try searching for books by author. In the search bar in this link, in the creator field, replace LAST, FIRST with the author’s name. Save books you like to your Internet Archive account by clicking “Favorite” while logged in.

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