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List of famous historical fiction books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular historical fiction books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best historical fiction novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

List includes Catch-22, Gone with the Wind, more.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best historical fiction books?" and "What are the most famous historical fiction books?"

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1610: A Sundial in a Grave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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1632 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Fiction Books
1632 Eric Flint

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1635: The Cannon Law is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A bloody field by Shrewsbury is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A Break with Charity is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Break with Charity Ann Rinaldi

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A bride for Donnigan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A bride for Donnigan Janette Oke

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With Lee in Virginia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Historical Fiction Books
With Lee in Virginia G. A. Henty

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A Cafe on the Nile is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Cafe on the Nile Bartle Bull

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A Cathedral Singer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Cathedral Singer James Lane Allen

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A Civil Contract is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Civil Contract Georgette Heyer

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Twentieth Century Girl: The Di... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A Close Run Thing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Close Run Thing Allan Mallinson

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A Contract with God is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Contract with God Will Eisner

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The Whale Road is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Historical Fiction Books
The Whale Road Robert Low

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A Countess Below Stairs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A Dangerous Mourning is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A Dark and Distant Shore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Dark and Distant Shore Reay Tannahill

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A Dark Night Hidden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Dark Night Hidden Alys Clare

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A Dead Man in Deptford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Dead Man in Deptford Anthony Burgess

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A Drama in Mexico is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Drama in Mexico Jules Verne

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With Washington in the West or... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A Dream of Kings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Dream of Kings Davis Grubb

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The Victory of the Vanquished ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A Floating Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Floating Life Simon Elegant

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A game of bones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A game of bones David Donachie

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A Northern Light is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Northern Light Jennifer Donnelly

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A Gentle Feuding is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Gentle Feuding Johanna Lindsey

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A hanging matter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A hanging matter David Donachie

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A Hollow Crown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Hollow Crown Helen Hollick

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A Journal of the Plague Year is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A Kentucky Cardinal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Kentucky Cardinal James Lane Allen

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A knight of the White Cross is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A lady of expectations is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A lady of expectations Stephanie Laurens

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A Lady of Hidden Intent is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Lady of Hidden Intent Tracie Peterson

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A Land Remembered is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Land Remembered Patrick D. Smith

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A Long Way from Chicago is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A Maggot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Maggot John Fowles

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A Man for the Ages is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller

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A Place Called Freedom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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Whipping Post is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Historical Fiction Books
Whipping Post S. Barry Barnes

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A Point of Law is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Point of Law John Maddox Roberts

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A princess in Berlin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A princess in Berlin Arthur R. G. Solmssen

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A Respectable Trade is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Respectable Trade Philippa Gregory

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A Scots Quair is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Scots Quair Lewis Grassic Gibbon

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A Scots Quair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Scots Quair Lewis Grassic Gibbon

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A Ship of the Line is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Ship of the Line C. S. Forester

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The Well is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Historical Fiction Books
The Well Mildred D. Taylor

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A Small Person Far Away is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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Under Two Flags is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Historical Fiction Books

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A Space Apart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Historical Fiction Books
A Space Apart Meredith Sue Willis