Liz (_eliza_b) wrote in shawneen,

Historical fiction

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Meme from chazzbanner
<lj-cut="Historical fiction list">
Bold = read
underlined = started but never finished (including partially read series)
italicizing = own but haven't read

Belle, Pamela - The Moon in Water trilogy
Belle, Pamela - Wintercombe quartet
Blackmore, R. D. - Lorna Doone
Bradley, Marion Zimmer - The Mists of Avalon
Bradshaw, Gillian - The Bearkeeper's Daughter
Broster, D. K. - Flight of the Falcon and sequels
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward - The Last Days of Pompeii,
Burgess, Anthony - A Dead Man in Deptford
Burgess, Anthony - Nothing Like the Sun
Caldwell, Taylor - A Pillar of Iron
Caldwell, Taylor - Great Lion of God
Clavell, James - Shogun: A Novel of Japan
Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans
Cornwell, Bernard - Sharpe novels
Costain, Thoams The Silver Chalice
Costain, Thomas - The Moneyman
Cowell, Stephanie - Nicholas Cooke (trilogy)
Dickens, Charles - Barnaby Rudge
<b>Dickens, Charles - Tale of Two Cities</b>
Druon, Maurice - The Accursed Kings series
Drury, Allen - A God Against the Gods
Duggan, Alfred - Children of the Wolf
Duggan, Alfred - Count Bohemond
<b>Dumas, Alexander - The Three Musketeers</b>
Du Maurier, Daphne - Jamaica Inn
Du Maurier, Daphne - The King's General
<b>Dunnett, Dorothy - King Hereafter
Dunnett, Dororthy - The Lymond Chronicles</b>
<u>Dunnett, Dorothy - The House of Niccolo</u>
Eco, Umberto - The Name of the Rose
Eliot, George - Romola
Fast, Howard - Citizen Tom Paine
Fast, Howard - Spartacus
Flanagan, Thomas - The Year of the French.
Flaubert, Gustav - Salambo
Follett, Ken - The Pillars of the Earth
<i>Forrester, C. S. - Hornblower novels</i>
Fraser, George McDonald - the Flashman novels
<b>Gabaldon, Diana - the Outlander series</b>
- Forgive me. I hadn't yet discovered Dunnett.
Garrett, George - Death of the Fox
Gedge, Pauline - Child of the Morning
Graham, Winston - the Poldark novels
Graves, Robert - Count Belisarius
Graves, Robert - Hercules, My Shipmate
Graves, Robert - I, Claudius (and sequel)
Green, Peter - Achilles His Armour
Green, Peter - The Laughter of Aphrodite
Haasse, Hella S. - In a Dark Wood Wandering
Haasse, Hella S. - Threshold of Fire
Haasse, Hella S. - The Scarlet City
Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia - the Morland family series
Hawkkes, Jacquetta - King of the Two Lands
<b>Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter</b>
Heyer, Georgette - An Infamous Army
Holland, Cecelia - City of God: A Novel of the Borgias
Holland, Cecelia - The Firedrake
Holland, Cecelia - Great Maria
Holland, Cecelia - Jerusalem
Holland, Cecelia - The Sea Beggars
Holland, Cecelia - - Until the Sun Falls
Hugo, Victor - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Irwin, Margaret - Young Bess (and sequels)
Jakes, John - North and South trilogy
Jarman, Rosemary Hawley - We Speak No Treason
Kaye, M. M. - The Shadow of the Moon
- Did read <i>The Far Pavillions</i>
Kazantzakis, Nikos - The Last Temptation of Christ
Kent, Alexander - the Bolitho novels
Kingsley, Charles - Westward Ho!
Lofts, Norah - Crown of Aloes
Luke, Mary M. A Crown for Elizabeth
Mailer, Norman - Ancient Evenings
Mann, Thomas - Joseph and His Brothers
Mantel, Hillary - A Place of Greater Safety
McCollough, Colleen - Masters of Rome series
McMurtry, Larry - Lonesome Dove
<b>Mitchell, Margaret - Gone With the Wind</b>
Mitchison, Naomi - The Corn King and the Spring Queen
Morrison, Lucile Phillips - Lost Queen of Egypt
Norman, Diana - The Vizard Mask
<u>O'Brian, Patrick - Aubrey-Maturin novels</u>
O'Brian, Patrick - The Golden Ocean
Oldenbourg, Zoe - Destiny of Fire
Oldenbourg, Zoe The Cornerstone
Oldenbourg, Zore - The World is Not Enough
Orczy, Baroness - The Scarlet Pimpernel
Pargeter, Edith - A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury
Pargeter, Edith - The Brothers of Gwynedd Quarttet
Pargeter, Edith - The Heaven Tree trilogy
Pargeter, Edith - The Marriage of Megotta
Penman, Sharon Kay - The Sunne in Splendor
Penman, Sharon Kay - the Welsh trilogy
Pope, Dudley - the Ramage series
Prescott, H. F. M. - Man on a Donkey
Reade, Charles - The Cloister and the Hearth
Renault, Mary - Funeral Games
Renault, Mary - Fire from Heaven
Renault, Mary - The Bull from the Sea
Renault, Mary - The Mask of Apollo
Renault, Mary - The Persian Boy
Renault, Mary - The Praise Singer
Renault, Mary -The King Must Die
Renault, Mary -The Last of the Wine
Rice, Anne - Cry to Heaven
Rice, Anne - The Feast of All Saints
Riley, Judith Merkle - The Oracle Glass
Roberts, Kenneth - Arundel
Roberts, Kenneth - Lydia Bailey
Roberts, Kenneth - The Northwest Passage
Roberts, Kenneth - Rabble in Arms
Rofheart, Martha - Fortune Made his Sword
<i>Rutherfurd, Edward - Sarum</i>
<b>Rutherfurd, Edward - London</b>
- Also read <i>Russka</i> and <i>The Forest</i>
Sabatini, Rafael - Scaramouche
Schmitt, Gladys - David the King
Schmitt, Gladys - Electra
<i>Scott, Sir Walter - Ivanhoe</i>
Scott, Sir Walter - Quentin Durward
Scott, Sir Walter - The Talisman
Scott, Sir Walter Kenilworth
Seton, Anya - Katherine
Shaara, Michael - The Killer Angels
Shellabarger, Samuel - Prince of Foxes
Sholokhov, Mikhail And Quiet Flows the Don
Stendahl - The Red and the Black
Stewart, A. J. - Falcon
Stewart, Mary - The Merlin trilogy
Stone, Irving Lust for Life
Stone, Irving - The Agony and the Ecstasy
Stone, Irving - The Greek Treasure
Sutcliff, Rosemary- Flowers of Adonis
Sutcliff, Rosemary - Sword at Sunset
Tannahill, Reay - The World, The Flesh, and the Devil
Tannahill, Reay - A Dark and Distant Shore
Thackeray, William Makepeace - Vanity Fair
Tolstoy, Leo - War and Peace
- Come on. Who has actually read this?
Tolstoy, Nikolai - The Coming of the King: A Novel of Merlin
Tranter, Nigel - the Robert the Bruce trilogy
Treece, Henry - Electra
Treece, Henry - Jason.
<b>Twain, Mark The Prince and the Pauper</b>
Undset, Sigrid - Kristin Lavransdatter (trilogy)
Undset, Sigrid - The Master of Hestviken (tetralogy)
Unsworth, Barry - Morality Play
Unsworth, Barry - Sacred Hunger
Uris, Leon, Exodus
Vidal, Gore - Julian
Waddell, Helen - Peter Abelard
Wallace, Lew - Ben Hur
Waltari, Mika - The Egyptian
Waltari, Mika - The Etruscan
Wilder. Thornton - The Ides of March
Williams, John - Augustus
Wolfe, Gene - Soldier of the Mist
Yerby, Frank - Goat Song
Yourcenar, Marguerite - Memoirs of Hadrian

I was going to whine that Bolt's "A Man For All Seasons" isn't here, but of course, that's a play. Anyway, this is embarassing, because I love historical fiction, but I've read maybe two of these. Does anyone else fare better?
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