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By Carmen Butler -
Published 2016Published c1965
It’s the early 19th century, and Elisabeth has lost everything in Charleston, South Carolina. With her companions—the carriage driver, her servant, ...Read Review
By Gordon McAlpine -
This slim, inventive novel begins in the early 1940s in Buenos Aires, though it is only a frame to the body of the ...Read Review
By Edwin Miles (trans.) - By Petra Durst-Benning -
The first book in Petra Durst-Benning’s Seed Traders’ Saga was published in Germany in 2005, though has not been translated to English until ...Read Review
By Gary Inbinder -
The third installment of Gary Inbinder’s Inspector Lefebvre series begins in Paris in 1890 with the execution the anarchist and terrorist, Moreau. Recently ...Read Review
By Allison M. Charette (trans.) - By Naivo -
This powerful novel follows the lives of Fara and Tsito, her father’s slave, from their childhood through their adult lives, the alternating ...Read Review
By James Morrow -
It’s the beginning of the Great War, the year 1914, and American painter Francis Wyndham has just arrived at a European mental hospital, ...Read Review
By Jeanne Kalogridis -
It is November 1478, only seven months after the Pazzi conspiracy which took the life of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s brother, Giuliano, in a ...Read Review
By Arlene I. Shapiro -
Elizabeth Cary (née Tanfield) was a 16th-century English writer, known for having an unusual aptitude for learning languages. While her own parents ...Read Review
By Benjamin Black -
This historical novel takes place at the end of 1599, during the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Christian Stern comes to Prague ...Read Review
By Brian Stableford (trans.) - By Félicien Champsaur -
L’Orgie Latine was originally published in 1904. In this new edition, translated for the first time into English by Brian Stableford, readers are ...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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