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62 Free Historical Fiction Web Serials and Ebooks

62 Free Historical Fiction Web Serials and Ebooks

Historical fiction is a literary genre where the story takes place in the past. It pays attention to the manners, social conditions and other details of the depicted period. It is simply a literary genre that reconstructs past events in fictional stories. Common characteristics of this writing genre are the inclusion of historical events or historical people, invented scenes and dialogue, as well as authentic and believable details.

It is set in a real place, during a culturally recognizable time. The details and the action in the story can be a mix of actual events and ones from the author’s imagination as they fill in the gaps. Characters can be pure fiction or based on real people (often, it’s both). The historical novelist exposes the reader to the inner lives of people across time and place, and in doing so illuminates history’s untold stories, allowing the reader to experience a more complex truth. As Hilary Mantel said it best, “Historical fiction comes out of greed for experience.”

In this compilation, most of the compiled historical fictions are from the public domain and some are from well known authors such as Edward Bulwer-Lytton, G. A. Henty, Louis Tracy, Sir Walter Scott and Willa Cather. Have a good time immersing yourselves into the past with this collection of free reads.

62 Free Historical Fiction Web Serials and Ebooks

  1. Barry Blake of the Flying Fortress by Gaylord Du Bois
  2. Against the War by Roland Menge
  3. Forward, Children! by Paul Alexander Bartlett
  4. Startaker: Under the Shadow of Thy Wings by Marian Goddard
  5. The Sorceress of Rome by Nathan Gallizier
  6. On the Road to Bagdad by F. S. Brereton
  7. From Kingdom to Colony by Mary Devereux
  8. Change of Heart by Fran Shaff
  9. For King and Country by Oliver Ma
  10. Shike by Robert J. Shea
  11. Manituana by Wu Ming
  12. Lords of the World by Alfred John Church
  13. The Coming of the King by Bernie Babcock
  14. The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island by Louis Becke
  15. The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle
  16. The Princess Dehra by John Reed Scott
  17. School of Athens by Archer McCormick
  18. Unter Reich by William Lanter
  19. Direct Action: An Historical Novel by Luke Hauser
  20. Carry On! A Story Of The Fight For Bagdad by Herbert Strang
  21. Jesus The Extraterrestrial: Origins by Leo Mark
  22. Battle Ground Adventures by Clifton Johnson
  23. The Golden Hope by Robert H. Fuller
  24. Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  25. Green Balls’: The Adventures of a Night-Bomber by Paul Bewsher
  26. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle
  27. Antonina, or, The Fall of Rome by Wilkie Collins
  28. The Invasion by William Le Queux
  29. Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  30. The Storm Centre by Charles Egbert Craddock
  31. War by Pierre Loti
  32. The Secret Battle by A. P. Herbert
  33. The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  34. Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia by L. Muhlbach
  35. Zero the Slaver by Lawrence Fletcher
  36. Titanic by Filson Young
  37. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  38. Mutiny on the Bounty by C. Nordhoff, J. N. Hall
  39. Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ by Lew Wallace
  40. The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  41. All Things Are Lights by Robert Shea
  42. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Historical Fictions by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, G. A. Henty, Louis Tracy, Sir Walter Scott and Willa Cather

  1. The Last of the Barons by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Athens: Its Rise and Fall by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. The Lion of the North by G. A. Henty
  5. The Lost Heir by G. A. Henty
  6. With Frederick the Great by G. A. Henty
  7. The Lion of Saint Mark by G. A. Henty
  8. Through Russian Snows by G. A. Henty
  9. When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  10. Bonnie Prince Charlie by G. A. Henty
  11. The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  12. The Late Tenant by Louis Tracy
  13. The Day of Wrath: A Story of 1914 by Louis Tracy
  14. The Red Year: A Story of the Indian Mutiny by Louis Tracy
  15. A Mysterious Disappearance by Louis Tracy
  16. The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  17. Woodstock by Walter Scott
  18. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott
  19. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott
  20. The Troll Garden, and selected stories by Willa Cather

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