What are some well-known historical novels?


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Some well-known historical novels are "Gone With the Wind," "A Tale of Two Cities," "War and Remembrance" and "The Flame and the Flower." Well-known children's historical novels include "Little House on the Prairie," "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" and "The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963."

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"Gone With the Wind," set in the South during and after the Civil War, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for its author, Margaret Mitchell. The story chronicles the epic romance between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler.

The cities in Charles Dickens' classic "A Tale of Two Cities" are London and Paris. The story depicts aristocratic cruelty and the plight of the peasantry before and during the French Revolution.

"War and Remembrance" is Herman Wouk's two-volume saga of World War II. It encompasses aspects of the war such as the experiences of European Jews, Nazism, American involvement and naval action in the Pacific.

"Little House on the Prairie" was one in a series of fictionalized memoirs of Laura Ingalls Wilder's life and told of pioneer life. The Newbery Medal-winning "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" dealt with the issue of witchcraft in colonial America. "The Watsons Go to Birmingham -1963," which also won a Newbery Medal, tells of a middle-class northern black family visiting Birmingham, Alabama during the civil rights era.

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