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New Historical Fiction Set Way Back in Time

"One of the great pleasures of historical fiction is the time-travel element. In the hands of a skilled author, works of historical fiction can transport the reader to long-gone eras and locales, thereby tinkering with the very fabric of the time-space continuum! Dangerous work! It's amazing, really, that this industry isn't regulated.

Specialists in this particular genre typically do very meticulous research before assembling their stories. By way of existing writing and other artifacts from the historical record, the author selects those critical details that make the era come to life.

It's always fun to climb into the Way Back Machine, but you know what's even more fun? The Way-Way Back Machine. Below we've collected 33 books with plotlines set, entirely or partially, in the 18th century or earlier. All of these books are recently published, relatively, and have been critically well-received."
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Finding Napoleon (Margaret Rodenberg)
Finding Napoleon (Margaret Rodenberg)
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These Ghosts Are Family (Maisy Card)
These Ghosts Are Family (Maisy Card)
3
The Lost Apothecary (Sarah Penner)
The Lost Apothecary (Sarah Penner)
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The Other Bennet Sister (Janice Hadlow)
The Other Bennet Sister (Janice Hadlow)
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5
Daughters of Night (Laura Shepherd-Robinson)
Daughters of Night (Laura Shepherd-Robinson)
6
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois (Honorée Fanonne Jeffers)
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois (Honorée Fanonne Jeffers)
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The Mercies (Kiran Millwood Hargrave)
The Mercies (Kiran Millwood Hargrave)
8
Hour of the Witch (Chris Bohjalian)
Hour of the Witch (Chris Bohjalian)
9
Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch (Rivka Galchen)
Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch (Rivka Galchen)
10
The Devil and the Dark Water (Stuart Turton)
The Devil and the Dark Water (Stuart Turton)
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The Manningtree Witches (AK Blakemore)
The Manningtree Witches (AK Blakemore)
12
Tidewater Bride (Laura Frantz)
Tidewater Bride (Laura Frantz)
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13
Beheld (Tarashea Nesbit)
Beheld (Tarashea Nesbit)
14
The King at the Edge of the World (Arthur Phillips)
The King at the Edge of the World (Arthur Phillips)
15
Palmares (Gayl Jones)
Palmares (Gayl Jones)
16
Hamnet (Maggie O'farrell)
Hamnet (Maggie O'farrell)
17
The Mirror and the Light (Hilary Mantel)
The Mirror and the Light (Hilary Mantel)
18
A Tip for the Hangman (Allison EPstein)
A Tip for the Hangman (Allison EPstein)
19
Matrix (Lauren Groff)
Matrix (Lauren Groff)
20
She Who Became the Sun (Shelley Parker-Chan)
She Who Became the Sun (Shelley Parker-Chan)
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21
A Thousand Ships (Natalie Haynes)
A Thousand Ships (Natalie Haynes)
22
The Women of Troy (Pat Barker)
The Women of Troy (Pat Barker)
23
Ariadne (Jennifer Saint)
Ariadne (Jennifer Saint)
24
The Book of Longings (Sue Monk Kidd)
The Book of Longings (Sue Monk Kidd)
25
Cathedral (Ben Hopkins)
Cathedral (Ben Hopkins)
26
The City of Tears (Kate Mosse)
The City of Tears (Kate Mosse)
27
Sistersong (Lucy Holland)
Sistersong (Lucy Holland)
28
Daughters of Sparta (Claire Heywood)
Daughters of Sparta (Claire Heywood)
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29
The Rebel Nun (Marj Charlier)
The Rebel Nun (Marj Charlier)
30
The Land Beyond the Sea (Sharon Kay Penman)
The Land Beyond the Sea (Sharon Kay Penman)
31
The Evening and the Morning (Ken Follett)
The Evening and the Morning (Ken Follett)
32
Sin Eater (Megan Campisi)
Sin Eater (Megan Campisi)
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War Lord (Bernard Cornwell)
War Lord (Bernard Cornwell)
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