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Historical Fiction Through the Ages

Subscribers to the WSJ’s weekly Books newsletter recently shared their favorite spy novels and mystery series. The genre we were most often asked to tackle next was historical fiction, a category both capacious and hard to define. Is it simply a novel that takes place in the past? The list below is restricted to books written by an author about a period earlier than her or his own—a definition broad enough to include everything from Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” to Allison Pataki’s recent “The Accidental Empress.”

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