17th Century


The 17th century was the century that lasted from January 1, 1601, to December 31, 1700, in the Gregorian calendar. The 17th century falls into the Early Modern period of Europe and in that continent was characterized by the Dutch Golden Age, the Baroque cultural movement, the French Grand Siècle dominated by Louis XIV, the Scientific Revolution, and The General Crisis.

The Miniaturist
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
The Ashes of London
The Witches: Salem, 1692
Margaret the First
The Bloodletter's Daughter: A Novel of Old Bohemia
The Thief Taker (The Thief Taker #1)
The Witchfinder's Sister
A Want of Kindness: A Novel of Queen Anne
The Legend of the Bloodstone (Time Walkers, #1)
Tidewater: A Novel of Pocahontas and the Jamestown Colony
Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution (The History of England, #3)
Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America
Nachtblauw
House of Bathory
Hamlet
Macbeth
Don Quixote
Othello
The Tempest
King Lear
Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Miniaturist
Year of Wonders
Twelfth Night
Caleb's Crossing
Oroonoko
Tartuffe
The Pilgrim's Progress
The Winter's Tale
The Weaker Vessel by Antonia FraserEurope at Home by Raffaella SartiRestoration London by Liza PicardReligion and the Decline of Magic by Keith ThomasSeventeenth-Century Interior Decoration in England, France, a... by Peter Thornton
Life in the 17th Century
11 books — 5 voters
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneThe Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore CooperThe Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George SpeareThe Winthrop Woman by Anya SetonFollow the River by James Alexander Thom
Historical Fiction: Colonial America
49 books — 24 voters

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonConfessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauThe Republic by PlatoPhenomenology of Spirit by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelThe Histories by Herodotus
Best pre-20th Century Non-Fiction
118 books — 23 voters
Hamlet by William ShakespeareMacbeth by William ShakespeareDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraParadise Lost by John MiltonKing Lear by William Shakespeare
Best Books of the 17th Century
154 books — 506 voters

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre DumasGirl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy ChevalierThe Gisburn Witch by Sarah L. KingForever Amber by Kathleen WinsorThe Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley
Historical fiction 1600 - 1700
66 books — 23 voters
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre DumasThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneForever Amber by Kathleen WinsorThe Bloodless Boy by Robert J. LloydThe Alchymist's Cat by Robin Jarvis
Fiction set in 17th century
28 books — 4 voters


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