Posts Tagged ‘Historical Novels’

Modern Times Classics

In 14 Book Corner on 2011/04/17 at 12:08 AM

Tolstoy, Count Leo ANNA KARENINA (The tragic consequences of a woman's decision in 1870's Russia)


The Cypresses Believe in God: Spain on the Eve of Civil War

Gironella, Jose Maria THE CYPRESSES BELIEVE IN GOD ( Spain, during the period of the Republic, from 1931 to outbreak of the devastating Civil War, 1936)


Collins and LaPierre O JERUSALEM (The gaining of independance of the State of Israel: the story of the Arab-Israeli struggle for possession of Jerusalem from 1948 to the Six Day War in 1967; a history of Israel as a nation with a discussion of the religious significance of the Holy City from both Moslem and Judaic perspectives.






















One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

Solzenythsn, Alexander ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH (Struggle for life in a Stalinist labor camp)


Solzentisyn, Alexander THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO (The pathetic life of inmates in the slave labor camps of the Stalin era)


Era of Christendom Reading

In 14 Book Corner on 2011/04/17 at 12:06 AM

Costain,Thomas THE SILVER CHALICE (Medieval times)









Undset, Sigrid KRISTIN LAVENRSDATTER TRILOGY: Bridal Wreath, Mistress of Husaby, the Cross (Set in medieval Norway, deals with the three stages of Kristin Laversdatter who married Erlend Nikaulausson by whom she had seven sons, ending withthe days of the Black Plague.)

Follett, Ken PILLARS OF THE EARTH (Set in 12th century England during cathedral building time)













Dante DIVINE COMEDY (Hell, Purgatory, Heaven)










Walsh, James THIRTEENTH, GREATEST OF CENTURIES Age of Christendom.









Tuchman, Barbara DISTANT MIRROR: THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY (Time of Hundred Years' War, the Black Death, Peasants' Revolt.)


Early Church History Reading

In 14 Book Corner on 2011/04/16 at 11:39 PM
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Wallace, Lew BEN HUR; A Tale of Christ (Roman Galley slave's conversion)

Sienkiewicz, Henryk QUO VADIS (St. Peter in Nero's Rome)

The Last Days of Pompeii

Bulwer-Lytton, Baron Edward LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (Eruption of Vesuvius 79 AD)


CALLISTA: A Sketch of The Third Century

Newman, Cardinal John Henry CALLISTA (St.Cyprian)

Fabiola, or the Church of the Catacombs (Reprint of 1854 publication in the Popular Catholic Library series)

Weisman, Cardinal Nicolas FABIOLA

Rivers, Francine MARK OF THE LION TRILOGY: Voice in the Wind, Echo in Darkness, As Sure as Dawn (Starts with Fall of Jerusalem through to Roman Empire's expansion into barbarian lands).

CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE (autobio; last days of Roman Empire)

Augustine CITY OF GOD Fall of Rome