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What is Historical Fiction? – History Fiction Books, by Location

What is historical fiction? History fiction books by location, around the world. Free downloadable books, arranged by country. For U.S.-based novels, go to the Hist Fiction Main Page at the link below.

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History Fiction Books, Arranged by Country – Africa

History Fiction Books, 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.

History Fiction Books in Nigeria – Collection – Free Downloadable Books

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.

Collections of free books arranged by the country or world city in which they are set

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 – What is Historical Fiction?

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.


History Fiction Books, Set in Europe – What is Historical Fiction?

What is Historical Fiction? 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.

What is Historical Fiction – France – Collection – Free Downloadable Books

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. Historical fiction France.

History Fiction Books 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 set in Germany.

History Novels Great Britain – Collection – Free Downloadable Books

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 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.

Historical Fiction 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 Ireland.

History novels in the 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.

History Fiction Books in Norway – Collection – What is Historical Fiction?

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. Historical novels set in Norway.

History Fiction Books in 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.

Historical 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.

Historical Novels 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. Historical novels set in Spain.

History Fiction Books 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. History novels set in Sweden.


History Fiction Books Set in Latin America & Canada – What is Historical Fiction?

History Fiction Books that take place 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 novels set in Argentina.

History Fiction Books 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 novels set in Brazil.

History Fiction Books 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 novels set in Canada.

History Fiction Books 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 novels set in Colombia.

What is Historical Fiction? 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 novels set in Mexico.

History Fiction Books that take Place in Peru – Collection – Free Downloadable Books

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.

History Fiction Books 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.


History Fiction Books Set in Asia & The Pacific – What is Historical Fiction?

History Fiction Books 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 novels set in Afghanistan.

History Fiction Books Australia – Collection – Free Downloadable Books

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 novels set in Australia.

History Fiction Books 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 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. Historical novels set in India.

History Fiction Books 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 novels set in Indonesia.

History Fiction Books 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.

What is Historical Fiction? – 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.

What is Historical Fiction? – 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.

History Fiction Books that take place in Korea – Collection – Free Downloadable Books

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.

What is Historical Fiction? – 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.

History Fiction Books set 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.

History Fiction Books 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.

What is Historical Fiction? – 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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