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Thousands of free pdf historical novels in the Internet Archive, mostly published within the last 30 years. Some authors: Eleanor Coerr, Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood, Loretta Chase, Louis L’Amour, Jude Deveraux free download or read online, Johanna Lindsey, Catherine Coulter, Wilbur A. Smith, Hannah Howell, Katherine Sutcliffe, Janette Oke, Anchee Min, many more popular authors of free pdf historical novels. We have historical romance novels free online on another page.
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Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction rewards writing of exceptional quality which is set in the past. Use Search for an Author’s Books, the first entry on this page, to find free online copies at the Internet Archive. You are most likely to find books published before 2020. English historical novels pdf free download.
Historical Fiction Books Pre-1945 – Collection – English PDF Historical Novels Free to Download
About 480 historical novels published from 1809 to the 1940s, said to be Historical Fiction books. Only a fraction of the books published after 1925 are accessible. Historical fiction books online pdf.
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Popular history novels set in England. Some popular historical fiction authors here: Julia Quinn, Philippa Gregory, Jacqueline Wilson, Victoria Dahl, Jacqueline Winspear, Barbara Cartland, Ken Follett. Historical fiction books about England.
Popular historical novels set in the Roman Empire. Some best seller historical fiction authors: Robert Graves, Steven Saylor, Kate Quinn, Simon Scarrow, Vicky Alvear Shecter, Lindsey Davis, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Robert Harris, David Grimstone, Richard Blake, Conn Igulden. Historical novels Roman Empire.
Best online historical novels of the Revolutionary War – American Revolution (1775-1783). Some historical fiction book authors: Bernard Cornwell, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Christine Blevins, Connie Brummel Crook, Howard Fast, James Fenimore Cooper, James L. Nelson, Sharyn McCrumb, Sharon Salvato, William J. Wolf. Historical novels Revolutionary War.
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About 80 African American best historical novels to read. Some popular historical novel authors: Toni Morrison, Alex Haley, Charles Johnson, Maurine Dahlberg, Wes Tooke, Jeri Watts, Harriette Robinet, Nancy Rawles, Pat McKissack, Gigi Amateau, Caryl Phillips. African American historical fiction books free. English historical novels pdf free download.
Historical novels free online about Native Americans. Some favorite authors of historical novels: Hadley Irwin, Patricia Calvert, Janet Beeler Shaw, Devon Mihesuah, Don Coldsmith, W. Michael Gear, Terry C. Johnston, Timm Tingle, Janet Beeler Shaw, N. Scott Momaday, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Joseph Bruchac, Sue Harrison, Tomie DePaola. Free online historical novels Native Americans.
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Historical Fiction Books Ancient Celts – Collection – English PDF Historical Novels Free to Download
Free historical novels about the ancient Celts. Popular historical fiction authors who wrote about Celts include: Mike Ripley, Morgan Llywelyn, Rosemary Sutcliff, A. A. Attanasio, Steve Lawhead, Peter Tremayne, Jack Whyte, Randy Lee Eickhoff, Allison Baird, Edward Rutherford, Anne Cameron. English historical novels pdf free download.
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Free historical novels set in prehistoric times. Best seller historical fiction authors who wrote about Prehistoric peoples include: Jean M. Auel, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, Stephen Baxter, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mordicai Gerstein, Richard Adams, J. H. Brennan, Robert E. Swindells, Barbara Wood. Online Historical fiction books set in Prehistoric era.
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Best historical novels to read about India. Authors who wrote bestseller historical fiction about India: Renee Bernard, Bernard Cornwell, Paul Scott, Edmund Candler, Amitav Ghosh, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Mukul Kesavan, Philip McCutchan, Lynn Kerstan, Keith Robertson, Thalassa Ali, Bali Rai, Richard Moverley, Bapsi Sidhwa, Rohinton Mistry, M. M. Kaye, Libba Bray.
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Historical fiction books to read about America. Popular historical novelists who wrote historical novels set in the U.S. include: Christopher Paul Curtis, Diana Gabaldon, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pat McKissack, Danielle Steel, William O. Steele, Marita Conlon-McKenna, Esther Forbes, Lee Smith, D’Arcy McNickle.
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Historical Fiction Books 20th century – Collection – English PDF Historical Novels Free to Download
Free online historical novels set in the 20th century. Includes books for young people. Favorite historical fiction authors who wrote novels set in the 20th century include: Pat McKissack, Sharon E. McKay, Jennie Walters, Paul Scott, Jeffrey Archer, Ruta Sepetys, Roland Smith, Calvin A. Ramsey, Megan McDonald, Lila Perl, Sandi Toksvig, Barbara Greenwood, Annika Thor. Historical fiction best sellers online. English historical novels pdf free download.
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Best historical novels about the U.S. Civil War. (1861-1865). Popular historical novelists who wrote books set in the U.S. Civil War include: James Reasoner, Jocelyn Green, Cameron Judd, Harry Turtledove, Irene Hunt, William O. Steele, Candace Camp, Phyllis Hall Haislip, Margaret Mitchell, Lauren Tarshis, MacKinlay Kantor, Robert Vaughan, Robert Conroy.
Historical fiction books about Frontier and Pioneer Life. Historical fiction authors who wrote about the frontier and pioneer life include: Tom Roulstone, Bess Streeter Aldrich, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sharon Gillenwater, A. LaFaye, JoAnn A. Grote, Amy Rogulie, Terry C. Johnston, Janette Oke, Kathleen Duey, Thomas Pynchon.
Thousands of free historical fiction books on World War 2 at the Internet Archive. Some authors: Justin Richards, John Boyne, William Boyd, Aharon Appelfeld, Primo Levi, Alexander Baron, Alistair MacLean, Irwin Shaw, Joy Kogawa, Eric Walters, Helen Wells, Anne Michaels, John Steinbeck, Harry Turledove, Alexander Fullerton, Douglas Reeman, Christopher Hyde, Ross MacDonald. Popular historical novels online about WW2.
Collected links here at Century Past to articles about popular culture in the Victorian era (late 1800s). Topics include fashion, food, recreation and more. The articles were found in leading magazines and newspapers.
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Reading Guides for Historical Fiction
American Historical Fiction: An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults – English PDF Historical Novels Free to Download
Adamson, Lynda G.
This book and its complement (World Historical Fiction) fill a gap in the bibliographic reference shelf by identifying historical novels for both adult and young adult readers. The newest titles, as well as old favorites, are covered and books that are appropriate for young adults are indicated. Each volume is indexed by author, title, genre, subject, and geographic setting for ease of reference. Historical fiction America for young adults. English historical novels pdf free download.
Adamson, Lynda G.
This book and its complement (American Historical Fiction) fill a gap in the bibliographic reference shelf by identifying historical novels for both adult and young adult readers. World Historical Fiction contains over 6,000 novels set outside the U.S. The newest titles, as well as old favorites, are covered and books that are appropriate for young adults are indicated. Each volume is indexed by author, title, genre, subject, and geographic setting for ease of reference.
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an annotated chronological, geographical and topical list of selected historical novels
McGarry, Daniel D.
History novels reading guide.
Vintage Guides to Historical Fiction
VINTAGE BOOKS – Historical Fiction Reading Guides
Baker, Ernest Albert
Lists about five thousand novels which in any way portray the life of the past, including medieval romances and novels of manners, as well as avowedly historical novels. The arrangement is first by country and then chronologically by the historical period illustrated. Brief descriptive notes and a full index. The best and most comprehensive list yet published.
— American Library Association Catalog 1926. English historical novels pdf free download.
A Guide to British Historical Fiction – English PDF Historical Novels Free to Download
Buckley, John Anthony and Williams, W. T.,
“The list, which is representative and not exhaustive, has been compiled with a view to illustrating every phase of British History to which reference is usually made in an ordinary School course.”- from the Forward. Historical novels pdf Great Britain.
Dawson, Loleta and Hunting, Marion Davis
Part 1 contains 320 briefly annotated works of fiction; all are about World War I and set primarily between August 1914 and November 1918. They are organized by country. At the end of Part 1 is an index by author.
Part 2 is a bibliography of personal narratives of the war. All items are briefly annotated, and only those narratives considered by the compiler to have lasting value were included. There appear to be at least 400 books and articles in Part 2. Historical fiction WWI. English historical novels pdf free download.
Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales – English PDF Historical Novels Free to Download
Contains virtually all the historical novels in the English language or which have been translated into English, classified according to period treated, and arranged in columns under title, author and publisher, and subject. Juvenile and especially good books are indicated. No notes. Several bibliographies and author and title indexes.- American Library Association. Catalog 1926.