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Historical Novels to take you to other worlds

A Listmania! list by "uncker"
 
The Kindly Ones
1.  The Kindly Ones by Caroline Stickland
The list author says:
  "Completely absorbing. The Oresteia reset in 19th century Dorset and India. Helen of Troy can wreak havoc in any age.Excellent writing and believable characters."
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The Birth Of Venus
2.  The Birth Of Venus by Sarah Dunant
The list author says:
  "Another fine novel from a fine writer."
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The King Must Die
3.  The King Must Die by Mary Renault
The list author says:
  "The story of Theseus and the Minotaur as it might have happened. Makes ancient Greece come alive."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Music & Silence
4.  Music & Silence by Rose Tremain
The list author says:
  "Tremain always writes a satisfying picture of the past."
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The Mauritius Command
5.  The Mauritius Command by Patrick O'Brian
The list author says:
  "I could have chosen any of O'Brian's Jack Aubrey series. Very enjoyable historical adventure."
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Cold Mountain
6.  Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The list author says:
  "Better than the film."
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All God's Children
7.  All God's Children by Thomas Eidson
The list author says:
  "A blind Quakeress in 1890's Kansas. Unusual and convincing."
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The Bull From The Sea
8.  The Bull From The Sea by Mary Renault
The list author says:
  "The sequel to The King Must Die. Theseus and his Amazon."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Morality Play
9.  Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
The list author says:
  "Intriguing mystery in the 14th century."
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I, Claudius & Claudius the God
10.  I, Claudius & Claudius the God by Robert Graves
The list author says:
  "Roman emperors behaving badly."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Consider the Lilies
11.  Consider the Lilies by Iain Crichton-Smith
The list author says:
  "Atmospheric study of an old women in the Highland Clearances."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Siege Of Krishnapur
12.  The Siege Of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
The list author says:
  "The Indian Mutiny. A pity Farrell died young."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Fingersmith
13.  Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The list author says:
  "Goings-on in Wilkie Collins territory."
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The Crimson Petal and the White
14.  The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
The list author says:
  "As above."
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Slammerkin
15.  Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
The list author says:
  "The short Hogarthian life of a servant-girl."
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Empress Orchid
16.  Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
The list author says:
  "The rise to be Empress of China."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

The American Boy
17.  The American Boy by Andrew Taylor
The list author says:
  "Intriguing mystery in the 1800s."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

The Colour
18.  The Colour by Rose Tremain
The list author says:
  "Searching for gold in New Zealand."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

London Dust
19.  London Dust by Lee Jackson
The list author says:
  "More Victoriana."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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