Historical fiction novels have the magical ability to transport you to another time and place. That is why we will be discussing the three historical fiction books that you must read once in your life. Keep reading to find out which books made our list!
This genre is filled with old classics and modern novels that readers can’t put down. Our list is going to highlight some of the best works in the field. And we know that three books are not enough but it should be a starting point for our readers. You can see the full list below!
Three Historical Fiction Books That You Must Read
War and Peace
War and Peace is considered Leo Tolstoy’s magnum opus and a classic. The novel takes place during the Napoleonic era in Russia and focuses on the French invasion of Russia and the aftermath. The story is told through the perspectives of five different Russian aristocratic families and discusses history as well as philosophy.
Gone with the Wind
A popular historical novel that Americans love is Gone with the Wind. The novel focuses on protagonist Scarlett O’Hara and takes place during and after the Civil War. Scarlet falls in love with Rhett Butler as the world around them changes. Margaret Mitchell tells the story of the changes in the South from a changing economy, politics, and ethics.
A powerful novel that everyone should read is Beloved. It is a story of a former Kentucky slave that is haunted by her past life. The novel went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It is considered one of the best works of fiction and there is no other novel like it.
That is all for this list of the three historical fiction books that you must read once in your life. Have you read any of these books? What other books should have made the list? Let us know in the comments below!