What Are Some Famous Historical Fiction Novels?


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"Gone with the Wind," "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" and "The Pillars of the Earth" are some famous historical fiction novels. "The Three Musketeers" is also a famous historical fiction novel.

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"Gone with the Wind" was written by Margaret Mitchell and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1936. It is set in the American South during the Civil War and Reconstruction. "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" was written by Victor Hugo and published in 1831. It is a French Romantic/Gothic novel based around the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and set in the Late Middle Ages.

"The Pillars of the Earth" was written by Ken Follett and published in 1989 and is about the construction of a cathedral in a fictional town called Kingsbridge, England, in the middle of the 12th century. "The Three Musketeers" was written by Alexandre Dumas. It is set in the 17th century and follows the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan, who seeks to become a musketeer and befriends three veteran musketeers named Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

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