Genre :: Historical Fiction (183 books)

  • The Great Gatsby

    #1

    The Great Gatsby

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    (92 Reviews)

    994 Points

    "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since."

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    #2

    The Grapes of Wrath

    by John Steinbeck

    (34 Reviews)

    963 Points

    "To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth."

  • Catch-22

    #6

    Catch-22

    by Joseph Heller

    (29 Reviews)

    823 Points

    "It was love at first sight."

  • Beloved

    #8

    Beloved

    by Toni Morrison

    (15 Reviews)

    719 Points

    "124 was spiteful. Full of baby's venom. The women in the house knew it and so did the children."

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    #10

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    by Harper Lee

    (62 Reviews)

    701 Points

    "When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."

  • Invisible Man

    #15

    Invisible Man

    by Ralph Ellison

    (13 Reviews)

    640 Points

    "I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—...

  • Gone with the Wind

    #16

    Gone with the Wind

    by Margaret Mitchell

    (20 Reviews)

    606 Points

    "Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm, as the Tarleton twins were."

  • Pride and Prejudice

    #19

    Pride and Prejudice

    by Jane Austen

    (29 Reviews)

    540 Points

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

  • Middlemarch

    #21

    Middlemarch

    by George Eliot

    (9 Reviews)

    519 Points

    "Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has not..."

  • Anna Karenina

    #22

    Anna Karenina

    by Leo Tolstoy

    (22 Reviews)

    505 Points

    "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. (C. Garnett, 1946) and (J. Carmichael, 1960)All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy..."