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The moon and sixpence

by:Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965

Based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin, this book relates the life of a Paris stockbroker who abandons his home, family, and business to live as an artist in Tahiti.

Editions:635  Date:1919 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction

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Rob Roy

by:Scott, Walter, 1771-1832

When Frank Osbaldistone, goes to the Scottish Highlands to collect a debt owed to his father, he falls in love and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite politics of the time.

Editions:1150  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Historical fiction, History, Biographical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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by:Haley, Alex

This poignant and powerful narrative tells the dramatic story of Kunta Kinte, snatched from freedom in Africa and brought by ship to America and slavery, and his descendants. Drawing on the oral traditions handed down in his family for generations, the author traces his origins back to the seventeen-year-old Kunta Kinte, who was abducted from his home in Gambia and transported as a slave to colonial America. In this account Haley provides an imaginative rendering of the lives of seven generations of black men and women.

Editions:222  Date:1973 - 2018  Genre(s):Biographies, Historical fiction, Biographical fiction, Nonfiction novels, Novels


Go tell it on the mountain

by:Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

The story of John Grimes, a young man living in Harlem in the 1930's. His relationship with his strict preacher-father, Gabriel, who moved from the South to escape his past, is the central focus of this compelling drama.

Editions:387  Date:1952 - 2019  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Novels, Bildungsromans, Biographical fiction


Schindler's list

by:Keneally, Thomas

A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory direktor Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden-Schindler's Jews-to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil.

Editions:345  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):War stories, War stories, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction


Girl with a pearl earring

by:Chevalier, Tracy

A maid becomes a model for the 17th century Dutch painter, Vermeer. The woman, an artisan's daughter with a strong power of observation, describes his manner of work, his household and life of the day, including the rigid class system and religious bigotry. A debut in fiction.

Editions:269  Date:1999 - 2019  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


The general in his labyrinth

by:García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014

Recounts the turbulent life of the great Simon Bolivar.

Editions:275  Date:1985 - 2016  Genre(s):Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction


The confessions of Nat Turner

by:Styron, William, 1925-2006

"In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery. The revolt was led by a remarkable Negro preacher named Nat Turner, an eductated slave who feldt himself divinely ordained to annihilate all the white people in the region" --dust jacket.

Editions:223  Date:1957 - 2017  Genre(s):Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, History, Historical fiction


Alias Grace

by:Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

A fictionalized account of Grace Marks, a maid who murdered her employer and his mistress in Canada in 1843. A stablehand who was her accomplice and who claimed she put him up to it was hung for the crime, while she ended up in a lunatic asylum. The novel analyzes the question: was she actually less guilty, crazy, or smarter?

Editions:241  Date:1996 - 2019  Genre(s):Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Novels


The invention of wings

by:Kidd, Sue Monk

"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:111  Date:2014 - 2019  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Biographical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Biographical fiction


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