Book AwardsAbeBooks: 50 Essential Historical Fiction Books

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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
August 1914 by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Caravans by James A. Michener
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
The Egyptian by Mika Waltari
The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe
The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
March by Geraldine Brooks
The March by E. L. Doctorow
Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Romola by George Eliot
The Seventh Gate by Richard Zimler
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Silence by Shūsaku Endō
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Troubles by J. G. Farrell
The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer
The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Waverley by Sir Walter Scott
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel