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100 All-Time Best Historical Fiction Books

"Historical fiction books... offer a fun way to read about some of the most important figures, times, and events in history. Check out this list (originally from current.com, which is no more) to find 100 of the best historical fiction books of all time" (Shannon, Giraffe Days)
1-77: Novels progressing from prehistoric & ancient times to recent times
78-100: Novels set in times of war
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The Penelopiad (Margaret Atwood)
The Penelopiad (Margaret Atwood)
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Death Comes as the End (Agatha Christie)
Death Comes as the End (Agatha Christie)
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The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean Auel)
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean Auel)
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Centennial (James A. Michener)
Centennial (James A. Michener)
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The Secret Magdalene (Ki Longfellow)
The Secret Magdalene (Ki Longfellow)
6
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
7
Earth's Children Series
Earth's Children Series
8
London (Edward Rutherfurd)
London (Edward Rutherfurd)
9
Sarum (Edward Rutherford)
Sarum (Edward Rutherford)
10
The Bull From the Sea (Mary Renault)
The Bull From the Sea (Mary Renault)
11
Pharaoh (Bolesław Prus)
Pharaoh (Bolesław Prus)
12
The Egyptian (Mika Waltari)
The Egyptian (Mika Waltari)
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13
I, Claudius (Robert Graves)
I, Claudius (Robert Graves)
14
The First Man in Rome (Colleen McCullough)
The First Man in Rome (Colleen McCullough)
15
Masters of Rome Series
Masters of Rome Series
16
The Deryni Novels (Katherine Kurtz)
The Deryni Novels (Katherine Kurtz)
17
Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
18
The Physician by Noah Gordon
The Physician by Noah Gordon
19
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
20
Pope Joan (Donna Woolfolk Cross)
Pope Joan (Donna Woolfolk Cross)
21
The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
22
The Journeyer (Gary Jennings)
The Journeyer (Gary Jennings)
23
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
24
Katherine (Anya Seton)
Katherine (Anya Seton)
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25
The Sunne in Splendour, Sharon Kay Penman
The Sunne in Splendour, Sharon Kay Penman
26
The Agony and the Ecstasy (Irving Stone)
The Agony and the Ecstasy (Irving Stone)
27
Princess Mononoke the First Story (Hayao Miyazaki)
Princess Mononoke the First Story (Hayao Miyazaki)
28
The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)
The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)
29
The Constant Princess (Philippa Gregory)
The Constant Princess (Philippa Gregory)
30
The Queen's Fool
The Queen's Fool
31
The Boleyn Inheritance
The Boleyn Inheritance
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The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
33
The Last Light of the Sun (Guy Gavriel Kay)
The Last Light of the Sun (Guy Gavriel Kay)
34
The Drawing of the Dark (Tim Powers)
The Drawing of the Dark (Tim Powers)
35
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
36
Forever Amber (Kathleen Winsor)
Forever Amber (Kathleen Winsor)
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37
Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
38
Shadows on the Rock (Willa Cather)
Shadows on the Rock (Willa Cather)
39
City of Dreams (Tyler Anbinder)
City of Dreams (Tyler Anbinder)
40
The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
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