Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

what are good historical fiction books for a 16 year old to read?

i wanted to try reading something new i like fiction books but i wanted something a little more on the historical side

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

    Vanity Fair, William Thackery

    Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe

    To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee

    Laddie, Gene Stratton Porter

    A Free Man of Color, Barbara Hambly (and other books in the Benjamin January series. These are mysteries, but are realistic portrayals of life in 1800's New Orleans)

    Bluebird, or the Invention of Happiness, Sheila Kohler

    The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorn

    The Light In The Forest, Conrad Richter

    Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane

    Dancing At The Rascal Fair, Ivan Doig (and The Whisling Season)

    My Antonia, Willa Cather

    The Far Pavillions, M.M. Kaye

    David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

    Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

    The Once and Future King, T.H. White (this is fantasy, but White knew his medieval history. His portrayal of life in the Arthurian era (what they ate, how they dressed, their pasttimes, etc) is realistic)

    Enjoy these!

    Source(s): The public library, my own cellection, and
  • 1 decade ago


    The Book Theif by Markus Zusak

    The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray

    The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen

  • 4 years ago

    The Killer Angels with the help of Michael Shaara is in all probability the main familiar historic fiction e book accessible. it is with reference to the Civil warfare however, so i'm unsure in case you will have an interest in it. different ones you ought to have an interest in: the excellent Gatsby with the help of F Scott Fitzgerald (in case you haven't any longer already study it for college) set in the Nineteen 1920s. The Quiet American with the help of Graham Greene, a pre-WWII placing (yet it aspects in uncomplicated terms somewhat into the plot) The spectacular existence of Octavian no longer something, Traitor to the rustic, quantity I: The Pox party with the help of M. T. Anderson. This one is desperate in the progressive warfare era, and has gained a number of awards.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A Farewell to Arms - Hemingway

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Hemmingway. Im 15 and I really liked it.

  • 1 decade ago

    You may want to try Philippa Gregory:

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