Best 1800s Historical Fiction

Non-genre novels and short stories written after the 1800s, but set (at least partially) in the 1800s. Award-winning, critically acclaimed, well-reviewed by readers, and/or what you've read and loved.

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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I have real doubts about The Count of Monte Cristo - Dumas was writing about his own time.


message 2: by El (new)

El I agree. To me, historical fiction means something written about another time period; not one's own.


message 3: by El (new)

El And that's in fact what the list criteria says - set in the 1800s but written after this period.


message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael Spisak good morning,

My first novel, Full Circle, is now available on Amazon.com as paperback and Kindle. I invite you to pick up a copy and if you choose, post a review. Good or bad I am interested in your opinion.

~michael "hawk" spisak


message 5: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Michael wrote: "good morning,

My first novel, Full Circle, is now available on Amazon.com as paperback and Kindle. I invite you to pick up a copy and if you choose, post a review. Good or bad I am interested in ..."


??????


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Is it even historical fiction set in the 1800s? From its blurb it doesn't look like it.


message 7: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Susanna wrote: "Is it even historical fiction set in the 1800s? From its blurb it doesn't look like it."

Doesn't look like he put it on this list, just spammed his book :/


message 8: by Manray9 (new)

Manray9 J.G. Farrell's "Troubles" takes place during the Irish uprising after the Great War. Good book, but wrong century for this list.


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