Sunday, March 12, 2017
List of Historical Fiction Series
Below is a list of popular historical novels that are a part of a series:
LIST OF HISTORICAL FICTION SERIES
1. The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) by John Galsworthy - Nobel Prize winning author John Galsworthy wrote and published a series of three novels and two interludes about members of an upper middle-class English family between the 1870s and 1920s.
2. Poldark Saga (1945-2002) by Winston Graham - Set between 1783 and 1820 is a series of twelve novels about a former British Army officer and Revolutionary War veteran, his struggles to make a new life and renew his fortunes following his return to Cornwall after the war.
3. The Asian Saga (1962-1993) by James Clavell - This series of six novels centered on Europeans - especially the Struans-Dunross family - in Asia and the impact of both Eastern and Western civilization between the the early 17th century and late 20th century.
4. The Raj Quartet (1966-1975) by Paul Scott - Paul Scott wrote this four novel series about a group of Europeans during the last five years of the British Raj in India.
5. Flashman Papers (1969-2005) by George MacDonald Fraser - Journalist George MacDonald Fraser wrote a series of novels about the exploits of a cowardly British Army officer during the Victorian Age, between 1839 and 1894. The Harry Flashman character was originally a minor character in Thomas Hughes' 1857 novel, "Tom Brown's School Days".
6. Beulah Land Trilogy (1973-1981) by Lonnie Coleman - This three-volume series told the saga of a Savannah belle named Sarah Pennington Kendrick and her years as mistress of a Georgia cotton plantation called Beulah Land, between the early Antebellum Era and the late Gilded Age.
7. The Kent Family Chronicles (1974-1979) by John Jakes - Also known as "the Bicentennial Series", author John Jakes wrote a series of eight novels to commemorate the United States' 200th Bicentennial that centered on the experiences of the Kent family from 1770 to 1890.
8. American Civil War Trilogy (1974; 1996-2000) by Michael and Jeff Shaara - Michael Shaara wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, "The Killer Angels" in 1974, which was about the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. A few years after his death, his son Jeff wrote both a prequel (set during the first two years of the war) and a sequel (set during the war's last year); creating a trilogy of the three novels.
9. The Australians Series (1979-1990) by William Stuart Long - Set between the late 18th century and the late 19th (or early 20th) century, this literary series followed the experiences of the Broome family in Australia and other parts of the British Empire.
10. North and South Trilogy (1982-1987) by John Jakes - John Jakes wrote this literary trilogy about the experiences of two families - the Hazards of Pennsylvania and the Mains of South Carolina - between 1842 and 1876.
11. The Savannah Quartet (1983-1989) by Eugenia Price - The four novels that make up this series is centered around a Northerner named Mark Browning who moves to the birthplace of his Savannah-born mother and his relationships with his family, friends and neighbors between 1812 and 1864.
12. Wild Swan Trilogy (1984-1989) by Celeste De Blasis - Set between 1813 and 1894, this literary trilogy focused on a young English immigrant named Alexandria Thaine, her two husbands and her descendants in England and Maryland.
13. Outlander Series (1992-Present) by Diana Gabaldon - This current literary series focuses upon a World War II nurse named Claire Randall, who embarks upon a series of adventures after she travels back in time and fall in love with an 18th century Highland warrior named Jamie Fraser.