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By Andre Schwarz-Bart -
Published 2001(c 1972)
The slave trade in Guadeloupe provides the grim historical context for this brief but powerful novel. The opening chapters describe an indigenous African ...Read Review
By Abba Kovner -
This book intends to remind the reader of the Talmudic scrolls, with a main text down the middle of the page and notes ...Read Review
By Edison Marshall -
Published 1959Published 2001
This well-designed paperback reprints a 1959 novel based on Welsh versions of the Arthurian legends. Arthur struggles against his wicked but sportsmanlike half-brother Modred ...Read Review
By Alice Adams -
After the War takes place during and after World War II in a college town in North Carolina. The novel follows the characters ...Read Review
By Vincent Panella -
This short novel retells a story found in Plutarch. Young Julius Caesar was captured by pirates who planned to ransom him for 20 talents; ...Read Review
By Max Byrd -
Grant joins Ev Ehrlich’s Grant Speaks and Richard Parry’s That Fateful Lightning (see Review 13) as novels concerning the life and especially ...Read Review
By Josh Russell -
Early in Yellow Jack, the principal character’s father falls victim to a biting-robbery-murder during an outdoor encounter with a Parisian prostitute. A ...Read Review
By Jeff Shaara -
Gone for Soldiers does not echo Peter, Paul and Mary’s pacifism in the song which provides the title. Rather, it portrays General ...Read Review
By James Mills -
Mills mixes the Roman historical genre with the early Christian form. The blurb stated that Mills started with what he with no false ...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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