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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
By Jamie Harrison -
Dulcy Remfrey’s father, Walton, has started to lose his mind and, in addition, a large fortune he should have brought home from ...Read Review
By Kristopher Dukes -
Eleanora is a precocious 18-year-old woman who lives with her father and stepmother in Albania in 1910. Her dream, to study art in Italy, ...Read Review
By Baron Alexander Deschauer - By Lucky Deschauer -
In late 19th-century Canada, residential schools were created for the sole purpose of removing indigenous children from their homes in order to teach ...Read Review
By Kathy Lynn Emerson -
In June of 1584, Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey learns of the death of her stepfather, Sir Walter Pendennis, and returns to Cornwall to see to ...Read Review
By William Christie -
It is 1936 in Soviet Azerbaijan when we meet Alexsi, a 16-year-old orphan who has managed to survive on his own because he can ...Read Review
By Kaiama L. Glover (trans.) - By René Depestre -
The Haitian Carnival takes place over the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras. René Depestre’s novel, originally published in 1988 and translated into ...Read Review
By Lydia Peelle -
In the summer of 1916, Irish immigrant, Billy, and young Charles, the son of a prostitute, are grifters who have made their way into ...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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