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This list of must-read books of U. She escapes, crisscrosses the country by train and arrives in a small Montana town as the widowed Mrs. Dulcy tries to immerse herself in her new identity, but the hovering specter of being discovered haunts around every corner. But 1,page tomes of dense history are not exactly conducive to beach or picnic reading. How about instead one or a dozen of these must read works of historical fiction set in the US? Spanning from pre-America through the s, these books mostly novels, but at least one play cover the width swath of both American history and geography.
In an obscure English sailor named John Davis published an imaginative account of the seventeenth-century romance between Pocahontas and Capt. So well received was this combination despite its turgid and gelatinous prose that ever since, with very little dissent, Cooper has been regarded as the father of American historical fiction. It is a very ancient form of fabulation, to be sure, telling dramatic, made-up stories about vanished ways of life or departed heroes. Its appeal is part antiquarian, part mythological, and as a literary exercise it is at least as old as the Iliad. Homer, indeed, seems to have laid out all the essential features of the serious historical novel: No matter how much the author concentrates on the foreground of character and action, such fiction always attempts to tell the larger history of the tribe—why Troy fell, how Rome was founded.
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Sign up for our newsletters! These time periods may sound familiar from school lessons, but these books make American history come to life! But what they get is a dangerous and heart-pounding adventure that will change their lives forever. They settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers, and Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances Mama's life and her own depend on it. Willa Lowell fears that this dust marks her to be nothing else, that she will never win against the constant struggle to survive.
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Not all fiction records in the Library Catalog include subject or setting information, but you can find some additional historical novels with a keyword subject search. Staff can help you find more using other print and online sources. Need help? Chat with us now. Relive U. Colonial America.