Literature - Historical Novel

Everything flows

"Everything Flows" tells the story of Ivan Griegorievich's return home after thirty years in prison camps under the tyrannical regime of Stalin, who has just died, in 1954.

The reunion with his...

The chosen

It describes the life of two 15-year-old friends during World War II in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brookling. Danny wants to be a rabbi like his father, and Reuven, a secularized Jew, wants to be a...

Taras Bulba

A novel set in the Ukraine in the 16th century that narrates the nomadic life of the Cossack warriors, their training, their camps and campaigns against the Poles. The protagonist is Tarass, a colonel and...

Quo vadis?

Historical novel, set in imperial Rome, in the time of St. Peter, St. Paul and Nero (63 AD), based on many documented historical facts. The title of the book derives from a Christian tradition: St. Peter...

With Fire and Sword

The author of Quo Vadis wrote this historical novel, first of the Polish trilogy The Flood and Mr Wolodyjowski. In it he describes the Polish wars between 1648 and the end of the...

The Song at the Scaffold

An historical novel about the martyrs of the Carmelite convent of Compiegne. In the middle of the turbulent times of the France Revolution the sisters are condemned to death and taken to the gallows. One by...

Richard III

The deformed Richard of Gloucester proclaims on the deathbed of Edward IV of York, 'Now is the winter of our discontent'. He is ambitious, brave, cold, treacherous, murderous... and aims to take the throne...

Ilustrado

 Winner of the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize, the novel uses various genres in telling the stories of two lives: that of the main narrator Miguel, who is a writer, and that of his mentor, Crispin Salvador....

A Tale of Two Cities

The story is set in Paris at the time of the French Revolution and in London. Dr Manette, a French physician, witnesses how cruelly treated a peasant and his sister are by the Marquis of St Evremonde. After...