Retrospective of Historical Fiction

Description
Guiding my reading in historical fiction.
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16,377 members
383 reviews
3.9
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8,670 members
411 reviews
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17,987 members
443 reviews
3.9
3 Members
KimarieBee, sturlington, ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963: A weird tale, verging on if not actually horror, but certainly worth reading.
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11,500 members
172 reviews
3.9
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11,450 members
271 reviews
4.2
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6,868 members
343 reviews
½ 4.3
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5,903 members
312 reviews
4.1
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5,419 members
182 reviews
½ 4.3
3 Members
sturlington, ahef1963, dianeham
Explanations
ahef1963: One of the best. Partially epistolary, so vivid in detail.
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5,071 members
344 reviews
½ 3.6
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5,007 members
247 reviews
3.8
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3,906 members
102 reviews
3.8
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2,200 members
55 reviews
½ 3.7
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2,133 members
94 reviews
3.9
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36,351 members
561 reviews
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3 Members
sturlington, peterveen, ahef1963,dianeham
Explanations
ahef1963: Excellent.
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36,294 members
451 reviews
3.9
3 Members
KimarieBee, peterveen, ahef1963,sturlington
Explanations
ahef1963: a) The first Dickens I ever read, and I was swept away by the story. b) Bring Kleenex.
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13,358 members
644 reviews
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4 Members
hipdeep, peterveen, kara.shamy, dianeham,sturlington ,ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963 : Way too many characters to remember. I kept losing track of who was who.
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12,614 members
501 reviews
4.2
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9,131 members
168 reviews
4.2
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7,906 members
132 reviews
½ 4.3
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5,860 members
226 reviews
3.9
3 Members
peterveen, ahef1963, dianeham,sturlington
Explanations
ahef1963: I have heard it described as the best crime novel ever. It's really good.
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4,235 members
310 reviews
3.9
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2,705 members
102 reviews
½ 4.3
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2,664 members
55 reviews
3.9
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21,359 members
755 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
ahef1963, kara.shamy,sturlington
Explanations
sturlington : abandoned
ahef1963: If I had a top ten favourite books list, this one would be on it. History, vampires, mystery, beautiful settings; it's grand.
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12,585 members
232 reviews
3.9
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7,790 members
283 reviews
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6,711 members
195 reviews
3.9
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4,375 members
152 reviews
½ 3.7
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4,025 members
76 reviews
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3,088 members
150 reviews
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896 members
46 reviews
½ 3.5
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36,205 members
371 reviews
½ 3.4
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ahef1963,sturlington
Explanations
ahef1963: A real favourite. As vibrant a tale today as it was when it was written.
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22,600 members
403 reviews
3.9
2 Members
peterveen, kara.shamy,sturlington ,ahef1963
Explanations
sturlington : Slavery, America
ahef1963 : I managed to finish it, but only with the help of an online source that steered me through what she was talking about. Unnecessarily dense.
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17,174 members
318 reviews
3.8
Member
ahef1963,sturlington
Explanations
ahef1963: Lovely book.
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17,032 members
393 reviews
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Member
ahef1963,sturlington
Explanations
ahef1963: Another great book. Gives so much power to the women who populate the Old Testament.
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5,059 members
146 reviews
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3,324 members
129 reviews
½ 3.7
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3,171 members
198 reviews
½ 3.6
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2,377 members
67 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963,sturlington
Explanations
sturlington : Sadly, it is not available at my library.
ahef1963: I love this one so much that one of my children is named for a character in this book. It is chick flick meets historical fiction and it is a great story.
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2,061 members
126 reviews
½ 3.5
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875 members
89 reviews
½ 3.3
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362 members
4 reviews
3.8
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202 members
17 reviews
½ 3.6
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15,472 members
379 reviews
3.9
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5,821 members
256 reviews
½ 3.6
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614 members
3 reviews
½ 4.4
Member
peterveen,sturlington ,ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963 : Reading one of the books I can imagine, but it's pretty dry getting through all four.
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12,713 members
285 reviews
3.9
Explanations
ahef1963 : Honestly, it's great for light reading, but it's not well-written.
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9,235 members
216 reviews
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ahef1963 : This is probably just me, but as I don't know port from starboard, I felt dreadfully lost in a book that is constantly needing the reader to know where the characters are on the ship!