Best Historical Fiction

Medlemmar
239 medlemmar som deltar
6
13,075 medlemmar
637 recensioner
4
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12,657 medlemmar
285 recensioner
4
32 medlemmar
Ravic, starfishian, Nickelini, varielle, thorold, kiwiflowa, Cariola, rainpebble, roby72, merrystar, deldevries, calm, thecoroner, LisaMaria_C, Doey, alex68, Twixi, peterveen, gypsysmom, ahef1963, leslie.98, kara.shamy, jaromdl, madhatter73, Laura1124, nerdytreefairy, ShawIslandLibrary, Katie1949, fredasteele, FranzK72, ManWithAnAgenda, steller0707,elkiedee
Förklaringar
elkiedee : I absolutely loved this when I read it but it was over 30 years ago now. I should reread, and would recommend to people who love historical fiction. I am thumbing it down because it's not a historical novel, it is a dual narrative story with a large part set in the past, but also a novel largely set in the author's present at the time of writing (late 1980s, published 1990).
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5,711 medlemmar
224 recensioner
3.9
28 medlemmar
karen_o, Ravic, Fourpawz2, kiwiflowa, melonbrawl, rainpebble, merrystar, skyrad43, LisaMaria_C, ValLloyd, Doey, bfkendrick, peterveen, gypsysmom, ahef1963, leslie.98, GerrysBookshelf, Lyn5r, cvogt, ryaSilvia, DDreawriter, Laura1124, Maybelline, Asimina.Palaiou, MarleneMacke, fredasteele, ManWithAnAgenda, steller0707,elkiedee
Förklaringar
elkiedee : I love this novel - but it's not historical fiction - it's a mostly contemporary novel with historical appeal. The main character is a 20th century police detective convalescing in bed and "investigating" the case of Richard III and the Princes in the Tower, but it's set in the author's present day.
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12,517 medlemmar
118 recensioner
½ 3.7
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38,884 medlemmar
513 recensioner
4.1
25 medlemmar
Edward, hipdeep, .Monkey., chgstrom, sjmccreary, richgatlin, skyrad43, freetrader, brenzi, elkiedee, Doey, Twixi, peterveen, Himalmitra, gypsysmom, RobPoulton, nagasravika.bodapati, bcrowl399, Lyn5r, sugandh, ryaSilvia, Laura1124, Asimina.Palaiou, ShawIslandLibrary, KarlaC,kiwiflowa ,aulsmith ,sturlington ,leslie.98
Förklaringar
aulsmith : Doesn't meet my definition of historical fiction.
sturlington : Took place during the author's lifetime and based partly on his experiences.
elkiedee: Historical fiction is set in the past but it can be a period within the author's lifetime - the past can look very different from 25 or 40 years later. I hope no one who argues this isn't a historical novel believes that either Possession or The Daughter of Time, both above this in the list, are historical fiction. They are brilliant novels which I would recommend to fans of historical fiction but they are both contemporary novels with significant interest for historical fiction readers.
leslie.98 : Not historical fiction
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26,656 medlemmar
621 recensioner
4.1
55
18,305 medlemmar
390 recensioner
4.1
30 medlemmar
kageeh, Nickelini, kiwiflowa, rainpebble, Cecrow, roby72, sjmccreary, richgatlin, DeltaQueen50, deldevries, brenzi, michalsuz, thecoroner, elkiedee, kcorrea, Ameise1, Doey, Twixi, peterveen, John_Vaughan, Himalmitra, gypsysmom, jaysbooks, ahef1963, GerrysBookshelf, ryaSilvia, Laura1124, rplinke, fredasteele, KarlaC,longway ,smcwl ,aulsmith ,lewbs ,Matteocalosi ,leigonj ,Luisali ,leslie.98
Förklaringar
smcwl : Not written as historical fiction.
elkiedee: I think historical fiction can be set in the relatively recent past. 10 years after the war writers in countries on all sides might well have had a very different perspective on those events. I would have no problem regarding a novel written this year but about the Iraq war that started in 2003 and ending before this, as historical fiction. Or a book set in Britain under the last Labour government, or the US just after Obama was elected or reelected, as historical fiction. I think it might be a bit soon to consider a pandemic novel historical fiction, but maybe within 5 years it will be part of our history.
Matteocalosi : Partly autobiographical and written only 10 years after the end of the war, not historical fiction
leslie.98 : Not historical fiction
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4,071 medlemmar
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3.9
66
27,009 medlemmar
371 recensioner
4
67
14,321 medlemmar
844 recensioner
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70
1,892 medlemmar
70 recensioner
4.2
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1,650 medlemmar
27 recensioner
3.9
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5,337 medlemmar
179 recensioner
½ 4.3
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3,022 medlemmar
32 recensioner
4
74
6,328 medlemmar
146 recensioner
4.1
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8,510 medlemmar
185 recensioner
½ 4.3
78
4,312 medlemmar
148 recensioner
½ 3.7
79
6,639 medlemmar
292 recensioner
4.2
80
33,151 medlemmar
460 recensioner
4.1
82
17,126 medlemmar
664 recensioner
4.1
83
2,886 medlemmar
89 recensioner
4.2
84
5,772 medlemmar
305 recensioner
4.1
85
4,481 medlemmar
111 recensioner
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86
2,608 medlemmar
66 recensioner
4
87
1,714 medlemmar
40 recensioner
4
88
15,495 medlemmar
274 recensioner
4.1
19 medlemmar
rainpebble, Cecrow, Christy.Riege, merrystar, deldevries, elkiedee, ValLloyd, Doey, cej1027, gypsysmom, ahef1963, NinieB, Alice-W-Greene, DDreawriter, Laura1124, This-n-That, Daviette, fredasteele, KarlaC,aulsmith ,sturlington ,ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
aulsmith : Not historical fiction by my definition.
elkiedee: It was written several decades after it was set, perhaps more than 50 years later, and while it was somewhat autobiographical it was also fictionalised and presented as a novel. Although it's loosely based on the author's life and that of her family, lots of details have been changed, added, left out and this is historical fiction.
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2,598 medlemmar
54 recensioner
3.9
91
2,653 medlemmar
87 recensioner
½ 4.3
92
5,047 medlemmar
287 recensioner
½ 3.7
93
13,419 medlemmar
262 recensioner
4
17 medlemmar
rainpebble, Cecrow, roby72, thecoroner, cfk, Doey, gypsysmom, al.vick, ahef1963, leslie.98, NinieB, jaromdl, Laura1124, fredasteele, CharleneLB, KarlaC, Kathyk22,aulsmith
Förklaringar
aulsmith : Not historical fiction by my definition.
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6,651 medlemmar
337 recensioner
½ 4.3
95
5,162 medlemmar
90 recensioner
4
16 medlemmar
karen_o, Ravic, varielle, rainpebble, DeltaQueen50, deldevries, Doey, Bluewolf0411, Twixi, John_Vaughan, ElectricPhase, bcrowl399, jaromdl, ShawIslandLibrary, fredasteele, cindyi1218,longway ,aulsmith ,Matteocalosi ,RobPoulton
Förklaringar
longway: It is a thriller novel about an attempt to kill French President De Gaulle, written aroud ten years later the real attempt which inspire the novel
Matteocalosi : Not historical fiction
RobPoulton : contemporary adventure fiction
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2,034 medlemmar
62 recensioner
4.2
97
1,337 medlemmar
21 recensioner
4
98
11,359 medlemmar
178 recensioner
3.9
100
5,602 medlemmar
105 recensioner
4.2