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Historical Fiction Set in the South – Vintage Novels in the Public Domain

Historical fiction set in the southern U.S.; vintage novels. The Century Past Library has links to several hundred vintage novels, including the historical fiction books below that are set in the American South. Nearly all these novels were published before 1924, and are copyright free. You can read online or download them, free.

All Historical Fiction

You’ll find links to pages containing the books below at the Century Past Library page on Vintage Novels. Also please visit our huge collection of more modern Historical Fiction, and see the site Fiction Directory.

Historical Fiction Set in the South – Virginia & Maryland

Cooke, John Esten, Henry St. John, Gentleman of “Flower of Hundreds” in the County of Prince George, Virginia. A Tale of 1774-’75

Cooke, John Esten, My Lady Pokahontas; a True Relation of Virginia. Writ by Anas Todkill, Puritan and Pilgrim

Cooke, John Esten, Stories of the Old Dominion; from the Settlement to the End of the Revolution

Goodwin, Maud Wilder, Sir Christopher; a Romance of a Maryland Manor in 1644

Goodwin, Maud Wilder, White Aprons; a Romance of Bacon’s Rebellion: Virginia 1676

Johnston, Mary, The Old Dominion

Johnston, Mary, To Have and to Hold

Rives, Hallie Erminie, Hearts Courageous

Scott, John Reed, The Impostor; a Tale of Old Annapolis

Smith, Francis Hopkinson, Kennedy Square

Thruston, Lucy Meacham, Mistress Brent; a Story of Lord Baltimore’s Colony in 1638

Historical Fiction Set in the South – New Orleans

Cable, George Washington, The Grandissimes; a Story of Creole Life

Carpenter, Edward Childs, The Code of Victor Jallot

Read, Opie Percival, By the Eternal

Winn, Mary Polk and Hannis, Margaret, The Law and the Letter: a Story of the Province of Louisiana

Historical Novels – Other Locations in the South

Cooke, Grace MacGowan and MacGowan, Alice, Return; a Story of the Sea Islands in 1739

Devereux, Margaret, Plantation Sketches

Kester, Vaughan, The Prodigal Judge

Rayner, Emma, Doris Kingsley, Child and Colonist

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