Historical fiction worth reading

A list of historical fiction genre books I've read that rate at least a 3 star
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3.92 avg rating — 260,595 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 991,659 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 587,285 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 70,430 ratings
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989 books · 418 voters · list created June 11th, 2011 by Jen (votes) .
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message 10: by Kara (new)

Kara Smith I like the name of this list! Good choices so far, but there are so many more of them! Can we add?


message 9: by Richard (new)

Richard Some of the books on this list are not historical fiction. E.g.: Watership Down (fantasy) and Dracula (gothic fiction, horror).


message 8: by Anne (new)

Anne I agree. Richard. Some are fantasy, horror, etc.


message 7: by Caz (new)

Caz I agree - this list needs a good weeding!


message 6: by Misfit (new)

Misfit The Royal Kidnapping removed. Not historical fiction. Question- Great Expectations is HF?


message 5: by Caz (new)

Caz Misfit wrote: "The Royal Kidnapping removed. Not historical fiction. Question- Great Expectations is HF?"

How can it be? When Dickens wrote it, he set it in more or less his own time, so it's a "contemporary" in relation to him!


message 4: by Misfit (new)

Misfit That was my thought. I see Mark Twain on the list.


message 3: by Caz (new)

Caz Misfit wrote: "That was my thought. I see Mark Twain on the list."

*sigh* These people obviously need to learn that the definition of "historical" is NOT "something written before I was born."


message 2: by Misfit (new)

Misfit We can only try. I wish the list creator would chime in.


message 1: by Danish (new)

Danish Rabbani the books are really great i appriciate the writers of the book

great books


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