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Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels

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

This list has everything from A Tale of Two Cities to The Scarlet Letter.

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

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable historical novel titles on Amazon with just one click.

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    1356 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels

    Bernard Cornwell

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    Gore Vidal

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    Baroness Emma Orczy

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    Baroness Emma Orczy

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    Rohinton Mistry

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    A Gladiator Dies Only Once is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels
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    Tahmima Anam

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    Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

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    A Legend of Montrose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels
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    A mist of prophecies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels
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    A Murder on the Appian Way is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels
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    Jennifer Donnelly

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    A Passing Season is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels
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    A Place of Greater Safety is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels
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    A Ride into Morning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels
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    Jean Thesman

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    Baroness Emma Orczy

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    C. S. Forester

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    Linda Sue Park

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    Baroness Emma Orczy

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    A Spectacle of Corruption is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels
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    Charles Dickens

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    Baroness Emma Orczy

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    Abba Abba is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels

    Anthony Burgess

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    George Eliot

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    Adam Loveday is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels

    Kate Tremayne

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    Elizabeth Gray Vining

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    James A. Michener

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    José de Alencar

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    An Acquaintance with Darkness is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels
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    Józef Ignacy Kraszewski

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    An Echo in the Bone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Historical Novel Books and Novels

    Diana Gabaldon

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    L. Sprague de Camp

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    Georgette Heyer

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    Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana L. Paxson

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