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By Matthew Pearl -
Charles Dickens has just died, and his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, is unfinished. Boston publisher James R Osgood is expecting ...Read Review
By Robert Masello -
Photo-journalist Michael Wilde, tormented by guilt and grief, takes on an assignment in the Antarctic, a chance to abandon the intolerable circumstances of ...Read Review
If you love reading Charles Dickens, this novel will be heaven-sent. If you’re not a big fan of Dickens, you will be ...Read Review
By Will Ferguson -
$panish Fly (the dollar sign indicates the main characters’ preoccupation) is set in 1939, in the ‘dustbowl’ of the south-eastern United States, memorably portrayed ...Read Review
By Douglas Galbraith -
1915. America is debating its response to the war in Europe. Enter Henry Ford, self-made billionaire and owner of the Ford Motor Company. ...Read Review
By Samantha Hunt -
In 1943 Louisa and her father Walter live alone in a house in Hell’s Kitchen. Louisa is a chambermaid at the Hotel ...Read Review
By Carl-Johan Vallgren (trans. Sarah Death) -
Josef Nikolai Rubashov, the eponymous inveterate gambler, plays a somewhat dangerous game of poker with the Devil on New Year’s Eve 1899 in ...Read Review
By Giulio Leoni (trans. Anne Milano Appel) -
Florence, 1300. The city teeters on the edge of the Renaissance, and is trying to reinvent itself as a place of learning and high ...Read Review
By Edgardo Cozarinsky (trans.Nick Caistor) -
In present-day Buenos Aires, the narrator, a journalism student, begins a dissertation about early 20th century Yiddish theatre. He finds the script of ...Read Review
By Matthew Pearl -
Baltimore lawyer and Poe admirer Quentin Clark has a promising law practice and, after shaking off his cluelessness regarding women, a beautiful ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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