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Historical Fiction by Location – Worldwide

This web page has links to hundreds of free historical novels set in various countries around the world, not including the United States.


Historical Fiction Set in Africa

Historical Fiction 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. Historical novels set in Morocco.

Historical Fiction 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 novels set in Nigeria.

Historical Fiction 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 novels set in South Africa.

Historical Fiction in Africa – Collection

About 250 free books, most of which are historical fiction set 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 novels set in Africa.


Historical Fiction Set in Europe

Historical Fiction 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. Historical novels set in Austria.

Historical Fiction in France – Collection

About 1,700 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in France. Some authors: Alexandre Dumas, Emile Zola, Bernard Cornwell, Robert Harris, Charles Dickens, Walter Paget, Hilary Mantel, Frederick Forsyth. Historical novels set in France.

Historical Fiction in Germany – Collection

About 550 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Germany. Some authors: Markus Zusak, Friedrich Schiller, Judith Kerr, Ken Follett, Anthony Doerr, Eric Flint, Luise Muhlbach, Elisabeth Reuter, Nathan Gallizier, Gustav Freytag. Historical novels set in Germany.

Historical Fiction in 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. Historical novels set in Great Britain.

Historical Fiction in Greece – Collection

About 200 free books, most of which are historical fiction 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. Historical novels set in Greece.

Historical Fiction in Ireland – 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. Historical novels set in Ireland.

Historical Fiction in the Netherlands – Collection

About 110 free books, most of which are historical fiction 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 set in the Netherlands.

Historical Fiction in Norway – Collection

About 40 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Norway. Some authors: Marie McSwigan, John Steinbeck, Catherine Coulter, Solveig Torvik, Poul Anderson, Sigrid Undset, Merethe Lindstrom, Margi Preus, Giles Kristian. Historical novels set in Norway.

Historical Fiction in Portugal – Collection

About 40 free books, most of which are historical fiction 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. Historical novels set in Portugal.

Historical Fiction in Russia – Collection

About 360 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in 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. Historical novels set in Russia.

Historical Fiction in Spain – Collection

About 400 free books, most of which are historical fiction set 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. Historical novels set in Spain.

Historical Fiction in Sweden – Collection

About 40 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in 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 novels set in Sweden.


Historical Fiction Set in Latin America & Canada

Historical Fiction in Argentina – Collection

About 50 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Argentina. 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 novels set in Argentina.

Historical Fiction 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 novels set in Brazil.

Historical Fiction in Canada – Collection

About 500 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Canada. 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 novels set in Canada.

Historical Fiction in Colombia – Collection

About 20 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Colombia. Some authors: Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Sergio Alvarez, Charles Winslow Hall, William Ospina, Martha Lucia Gonzalez. Historical novels set in Colombia.

Historical Fiction in Mexico – Collection

About 300 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in 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 novels set in Mexico.

Historical Fiction in Peru – Collection

About 40 free books, most of which are historical fiction set 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 novels set in Peru.

Historical Fiction in South America – Collection

About 600 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in 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 Asia & The Pacific

Historical Fiction in Afghanistan – Collection

About 50 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in 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 novels set in Afghanistan.

Historical Fiction in Australia – Collection

About 200 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in Australia. 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 novels set in Australia.

Historical Fiction 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 novels set in China.

Historical Fiction in India – Collection

About 400 free books, most of which are historical fiction set in India. 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. Historical novels set in India.

Historical Fiction in Indonesia – Collection

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 novels set in Indonesia.

Historical Fiction 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 novels set in Iran.

Historical Fiction 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 novels set in Iraq.

Historical Fiction 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 novels set in Japan.

Historical Fiction 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 novels set in Korea.

Historical Fiction in New Zealand – Collection

About 50 free books, most of which are historical fiction 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 novels set in New Zealand.

Historical Fiction in the 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 novels set in the Philippines.

Historical Fiction 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 novels set in Turkey.

Historical Fiction 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 set in Vietnam.

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