Best 1900s Historical Fiction
Non-genre novels and short stories written after the 1900s, but set (at least partially) in the 1900s. Award-winning, critically acclaimed, well-reviewed by readers, and/or what you've read and loved.

Other readers should have given the book mostly 3 stars and above.
1 Doctor Zhivago
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 46,829 ratings
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2 All Quiet on the Western Front
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 156,285 ratings
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3 Man in the Blue Moon
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 368 ratings
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4 The Cider House Rules
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 92,234 ratings
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5 Lambs of Men
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4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 48 ratings
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6 The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 7,050 ratings
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7 A Star Called Henry
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 4,946 ratings
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8 The Chain Garden
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 17 ratings
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9 The People's Act of Love
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,598 ratings
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10 Birds Without Wings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 5,602 ratings
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11 Regeneration (Regeneration,...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 12,387 ratings
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12 The Eye in the Door (Regene...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 3,749 ratings
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13 The Ghost Road (Regeneratio...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8,340 ratings
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14 The All-True Travels and Ad...
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,461 ratings
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14 The Fig Orchard
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 80 ratings
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14 Breathing Room
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 415 ratings
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14 Jackboot Britain
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings
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14 A White Room
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 82 ratings
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19 Hotel Savoy
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 305 ratings
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20 A Parchment of Leaves
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 1,620 ratings
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21 The Tapestries
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 413 ratings
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22 Charnel House
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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23 City of Light
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 2,121 ratings
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23 Way of the Snow Crane
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings
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25 The Master Butchers Singing...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 12,371 ratings
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26 Troubles (Empire Trilogy, #1)
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,530 ratings
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27 Birdsong
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 36,639 ratings
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28 The Gate of Angels
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 542 ratings
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29 Parade's End
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 2,459 ratings
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30 In Desolate Heaven
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 20 ratings
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31 The Invisible Mountain
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 827 ratings
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32 A Song in My Heart
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 30 ratings
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32 books · 24 voters · list created September 9th, 2011 by El (votes) .
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