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Goodreads' Best Historical Fiction

The best of historical fiction. Historical fiction are novels that re-create a period or event in history and often use historical figures as some of its characters. To be deemed historical, a novel must have been written at least fifty years after the events described.
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Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
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Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
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The Pillars of the Earth
The Pillars of the Earth
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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
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The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
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The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
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A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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Girl With a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)
Girl With a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)
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Shogun (James Clavell)
Shogun (James Clavell)
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The Thorn Birds
The Thorn Birds
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The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean Auel)
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean Auel)
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The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
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The Historian
The Historian
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
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World Without End
World Without End
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Dragonfly in Amber
Dragonfly in Amber
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind
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Lonesome Dove
Lonesome Dove
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The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
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Roots
Roots
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The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
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I, Claudius
I, Claudius
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Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
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Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
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Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key
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Drums of Autumn (Diana Gabaldon)
Drums of Autumn (Diana Gabaldon)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
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The Crucible
The Crucible
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The Killer Angels
The Killer Angels
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Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
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The Alienist
The Alienist
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The Fiery Cross
The Fiery Cross
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A Breath of Snow and Ashes
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist
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The English Patient
The English Patient
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Like Water for Chocolate
Like Water for Chocolate
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Katherine
Katherine
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