Popular Historical Fiction Books

Popular Historical Fiction Books (showing 1-50 of 98,812)
The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7978 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.36 — 1,044,921 ratings — published 2005
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The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2) The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2)
by (shelved 5810 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 383,082 ratings — published 2001
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The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1) The Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
by (shelved 5319 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.26 — 445,371 ratings — published 1989
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Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5032 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.03 — 1,292,065 ratings — published 1997
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Outlander (Outlander, #1) Outlander (Outlander, #1)
by (shelved 4460 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.13 — 419,020 ratings — published 1991
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Girl With a Pearl Earring Girl With a Pearl Earring (Paperback)
by (shelved 3566 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.81 — 410,749 ratings — published 1999
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Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind (Paperback)
by (shelved 3461 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.25 — 901,786 ratings — published 1936
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The Red Tent The Red Tent (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3153 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.14 — 401,109 ratings — published 1997
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The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1) The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1)
by (shelved 2899 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.82 — 126,010 ratings — published 2008
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Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
by (shelved 2883 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.80 — 127,547 ratings — published 2009
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The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1) The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1)
by (shelved 2826 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 141,283 ratings — published 2005
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Sarah's Key Sarah's Key (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2785 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.11 — 317,845 ratings — published 2006
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The Queen's Fool (The Tudor Court, #4) The Queen's Fool (The Tudor Court, #4)
by (shelved 2573 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.78 — 74,983 ratings — published 2003
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Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
by (shelved 2459 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.10 — 77,702 ratings — published 2012
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Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
by (shelved 2436 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.32 — 125,757 ratings — published 1992
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Paperback)
by (shelved 2431 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 303,691 ratings — published 2004
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner (Paperback)
by (shelved 2295 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.21 — 1,619,419 ratings — published 2002
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Year of Wonders Year of Wonders (Paperback)
by (shelved 2251 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.99 — 119,060 ratings — published 2001
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Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 2178 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.21 — 155,762 ratings — published 2000
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Between Shades of Gray Between Shades of Gray (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2176 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.34 — 105,444 ratings — published 2011
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Voyager (Outlander, #3) Voyager (Outlander, #3)
by (shelved 2078 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.37 — 111,073 ratings — published 1993
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The Historian The Historian (Paperback)
by (shelved 2044 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.74 — 222,513 ratings — published 2003
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The Virgin's Lover (The Tudor Court, #5) The Virgin's Lover (The Tudor Court, #5)
by (shelved 1978 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.65 — 50,421 ratings — published 2004
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The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2) The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2)
by (shelved 1852 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.64 — 48,069 ratings — published 2010
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Atonement Atonement (Paperback)
by (shelved 1812 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 384,678 ratings — published 2001
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1792 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 210,841 ratings — published 2009
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 1688 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.23 — 1,673,856 ratings — published 1813
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The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)
by (shelved 1628 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.25 — 88,901 ratings — published 2001
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The Other Queen (The Tudor Court, #6) The Other Queen (The Tudor Court, #6)
by (shelved 1597 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.53 — 42,300 ratings — published 2008
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A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)
by (shelved 1596 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.75 — 734,160 ratings — published 1859
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A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1592 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.30 — 757,314 ratings — published 2007
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Fever 1793 Fever 1793 (Paperback)
by (shelved 1578 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.86 — 84,747 ratings — published 2000
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Shōgun (Asian Saga, #3) Shōgun (Asian Saga, #3)
by (shelved 1533 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.33 — 93,674 ratings — published 1975
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Cold Mountain Cold Mountain (Paperback)
by (shelved 1529 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.77 — 172,306 ratings — published 1997
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The Kitchen House The Kitchen House (Paperback)
by (shelved 1504 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.15 — 177,676 ratings — published 2010
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The Birth of Venus The Birth of Venus (Paperback)
by (shelved 1475 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.76 — 91,691 ratings — published 2003
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The Poisonwood Bible The Poisonwood Bible (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1410 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.97 — 604,257 ratings — published 1998
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 1406 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.84 — 2,190,312 ratings — published 1925
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The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins' War, #3) The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins' War, #3)
by (shelved 1406 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.90 — 38,224 ratings — published 2011
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Little Women (Little Women, #1) Little Women (Little Women, #1)
by (shelved 1380 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.99 — 1,145,479 ratings — published 1868
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Les Misérables Les Misérables (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 1377 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 706,634 ratings — published 1862
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The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)
by (shelved 1354 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.32 — 462,783 ratings — published 1850
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11/22/63 11/22/63 (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1353 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.24 — 267,549 ratings — published 2011
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Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1) Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
by (shelved 1317 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 3.85 — 114,053 ratings — published 2008
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The Winter Sea (Slains, #1) The Winter Sea (Slains, #1)
by (shelved 1310 times as historical-fiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 62,952 ratings — published 2008
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Lauren Willig
“Whether I like it or not, most of my images of what various historical periods feel, smell, or sound like were acquired well before I set foot in any history class. They came from Margaret Mitchell, from Anya Seton, from M.M. Kaye, and a host of other authors, in their crackly plastic library bindings. Whether historians acknowledge it or not, scholarly history’s illegitimate cousin, the historical novel, plays a profound role in shaping widely held conceptions of historical realities.”
Lauren Willig

Neal Stephenson
“Like every other creature on the face of the earth, Godfrey was, by birthright, a stupendous badass, albeit in the somewhat narrow technical sense that he could trace his ancestry back up a long line of slightly less highly evolved stupendous badasses to that first self-replicating gizmo---which, given the number and variety of its descendants, might justifiably be described as the most stupendous badass of all time. Everyone and everything that wasn't a stupendous badass was dead.”
Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon

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