Historical Novels Project

10 Best Historical Novels
Publishers Weekly

1. The Inheritors by William Golding
2. Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
3. March by Geraldine Brooks
4. A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
5. Pure by Andrew Miller
6. Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
7. Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen
8. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood*
9. Enigma by Robert Harris
10. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

10 Great Historical Novels That Will Transport You Back in Time
Huffington Post / HuffPost Books

1. Regeneration by Pat Barker
2. Every Man For Himself by Beryl Bainbridge
3. Affinity by Sarah Waters
4. English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
5. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
6. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
7. A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
8. An Instance of the Finger Post by Iain Pears
9. The Shardlake Series by C.J. Sansom
10. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

The 10 Best Historical Novels 
The Guardian

1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
2. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
3. Romola by George Eliot
4. The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
5. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin*
6. Pure by Andrew Miller
7. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
8. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
9. Property by Valerie Martin
10. The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker
#1 - Regeneration
#2 - The Eye In The Door
#3 - The Ghost Road

Ten Best Historical Novels
The Telegraph

1. Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser
2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
3. Master & Commander by Patrick O'Brian
4. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
5. The Inheritors by William Golding
6. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
7. Restoration by Rose Tremain
8. Regeneration by Pat Barker
9. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
10. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

1 comment:

themisanthropologist said...

Pure by Andrew Miller was ok...nothing special though. I like the Shardlake Series...there are 5 books, but you can read it in any order. The protagonist, Matthew Shardlake, is a lawyer :P