• Historical Novel,  Novels

    The diall of princes Historical Novel by Antonio de Guevara PDF book (1919)

    The diall of princes Historical Novel by Antonio de  Guevara PDF book (1919) Translated by Sir Thomas North The story about the reign of Marcus Aurelius  Antonio de  Guevara   Born in Treceño in the province of Cantabria, he spent some of his youth at the court of Isabella I of Castile. In 1528 he entered the Franciscan order, and afterward accompanied Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, during his journeys to Italy and other parts of Europe. He successively held the offices of Charles V’s court preacher, court historiographer, Bishop of Guadix, Bishop of Mondoñedo, and Charles V’s counselor. His earliest work, entitled The Dial of Princes (Reloj de príncipes in…

  • Historical Novel,  History,  Novels

    The death of the gods by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky,(1901) PDF book (A forgotten masterpiece)

    The death of the gods by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky,(1901) PDF book This is a great historical novel in the reign of Hadrian  This is one of the greatest books I have ever read. It is historically informed, beautifully written (and beautifully translated by the poet Herbert Trench), and subtly conceived. Each character, even minor ones, are fully individuated and have their own motivations that pull them in the direction of Christianity or Hellenism (or both). It’s a sweeping, ravishing historical epic.  [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Alexandre Dumas,  France,  French Revolution,  Historical Novel,  Novels

    PDF : Love and liberty : a thrilling narrative of the French Revolution of 1792 by Alexandre Dumas,

    This book was published in 1869 by Alexandre Dumas. It is Historical Fiction Novel Excerpt:Of all the remarkably interesting events connected with the French Revolution, perhaps the one most worthy of notice is the flight of Louis XVI, and his capture at Varennes. At the time when I determined to take the trip of which I will give you some details, and which put me in possession of the memoirs I am about to publish — that is to say, about the 19th of June, 1856 — I had read almost all that had been written concerning the above-mentioned flight. I wish to start from Chalons because from the fact of the…

  • Historical Novel,  Novels

    El Ombú Novel by W. H Hudson, Free PDF Book (1920)

    El Ombú Novel by W. H Hudson Free PDF book (1920) El Ombu is a deserted farmhouse with which a terrible history of crime and calamity is associated; period, early eighth century. Stern, vengeful men, men with the devil in them, who seem to have grown akin to the aboriginal savages; fierce deeds never repented of; and a state of society where might is right these characteristics of life on the S. American pampas at that date are rendered powerfully and convincingly in this and the three other tales. The gloomy story of Marta Riquelme, driven mad by the Indians and a heartless husband, persuades the Jesuit priest who relates…

  • Historical Novel,  Novels

    Captain Blood: His Odyssey PDF Novel (1922) by Rafael Sabatini

    Captain Blood: His Odyssey Novel (1922) by Rafael Sabatini Sabatini based the first part of the story of Blood on Henry Pitman, a surgeon who tended the wounded Monmouth rebels and was sentenced to death by Judge Jeffreys, but whose sentence was commuted to penal transportation to Barbados where he escaped and was captured by pirates. Unlike the fictional Blood, Pitman did not join them and eventually made his way back to England where he wrote a popular account of his adventures (Wikipedia) PlotThe protagonist is the sharp-witted Dr. Peter Blood, a fictional Irish physician who had had a wide-ranging career as a soldier and sailor (including a commission as…

  • Historical Novel,  Novels

    “God wills it!” A tale of the first crusade Novel by William Stearns Davis Historical Novel

    “God wills it!” A tale of the first crusade Novel by William Stearns Davis( 1901) Adventures of Richard Longsword, a redoubtable young Norman cavalier, settled in Sicily. He wins the hand of the Byzantine princess, takes the vows of a Crusader in expiation of a crime, is robbed of his bride by the Egyptian Emir, but regains her under romantic circumstances at the storming of Jerusalem by the French. Godfrey of Bouillon, Tancred, Peter the Hermit, and Urban II figure. young Norman cavalier settled in Sicily. He wins the hand of the Byzantine princess, takes the vows of the Crusader in expiation of a crime, is robbed of his bride…

  • Historical Novel,  Novels

    John o’ the Green : a romance, novel by Jeffery Farnol (1935)

     John o’ the Green: a romance, novel by Jeffery Farnol (1935) King Tristan’s plan was to unite the neighboring kingdoms and duchies—with himself as ruler. The local kings and rulers, however, proved unwilling to be deposed in favor of Tristan and the plan seemed likely to fail until John o’ the Green, a noble and an outlaw, was captured by King Tristan’s men. Not to save his own life but for the sake of his nine captured comrades, John agreed to his captor’s proposal. With chain mail under his innocent minstrel’s costume, he set out for a neighboring duchy in the hope of winning it by cunning or by courage.…

  • Historical Novel,  History,  Literature,  Novels

    A guide to the best historical novels and tales PDF by Jonathan Nield

     A guide to the best historical novels and tales PDF by Jonathan Nield ” These Historical Novels have taught all men this truth, which looks like a truism, and yet was as good as unknown to writers of history and others, till so taught: that the bygone ages of the world were actually filled by living men, not by protocols, state-papers, controversies, and abstractions of men.”Carlyle on the Waverley Novels. I think many will be surprised to find how large a pro-portion of our best writers (English and American) have entered the domain of Historical or Semi – Historical Romance. Scott, Thackeray, Dickens, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, George Meredith, R.…