"An Eclectic Reading List (Though mainly Historical Fiction)Volume I

A Listmania! list by Dusty Yefsky ""Geo"" (Ocean County, NJ, USA)
The list author says: "I've had a lot of time to read over the last 11 years since I was a Dialysis patient for 7 of those years. I was given a "gift" of a new kidney in Apr 2007. Books became my companion as the machine would clean my blood 3 times a week. During that time a found a few books by S. K. Penman & Margaret George about Medieval/Tudor England. They whetted my appetite for many other good reads over the next 10 years or so. Well, here is the promised list."
Crime and Punishment (Everyman's Library)
1.  Crime and Punishment (Everyman's Library) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The list author says:
  "This was the first book I read by the Russian Master, it showed me the russian character in bold relief."
$17.67   Used & New from: $0.67
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (979 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Idiot (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
2.  The Idiot (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The list author says:
  ""Ditto""
$8.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

War and Peace (Vintage Classics)
3.  War and Peace (Vintage Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  ""Fantastic" (see my review )!"
$12.84   Used & New from: $5.94
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)
4.  The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) by Alexandre Dumas père
The list author says:
  "Get the Penguin Classic edition.  It's unabridged.  A great tale for all ages."
$8.75   Used & New from: $1.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,268 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Modern Classics)
5.  A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Modern Classics) by Vikram Seth
The list author says:
  "The mystery of India, explained!!"
$14.91   Used & New from: $2.45
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Three Muskateers
6.  The Three Muskateers by Alexandre Dumas
The list author says:
  ""TCOMC" (see above) led me to this French literary classic. D'Artagnan & friends kept me awake as I plowed through their heroic escapades. Very exciting for all adventurists."
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The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)
7.  The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1) by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "The first of 4 novels about the Wessex King Alfred the Great who forged the start of the nation we now call Great Britain.
I've read the first 3 books in the series:
"The Pale Horseman" & "Lords of the North" followed. I just purchased the last book in the series "Sword Song". Will read it , eventually! Its on my TBR pile."
$10.20   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (413 customer reviews)

Anna Karenina
8.  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "The famous tragic love story by Leo Tolstoy. The Pevear/Volkonsky translation is a clear-cut rendering of the text."
$10.44   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (410 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Bruce Trilogy: A Superb Trilogy About Scotland's Greatest Hero (Coronet Books)
9.  The Bruce Trilogy: A Superb Trilogy About Scotland's Greatest Hero (Coronet Books) by Nigel G. Tranter
The list author says:
  "These books are way better than "Braveheart". Nigel Tranter wrote many wonderful books about 11th-12th century Scotland.  This is his best."
$19.13   Used & New from: $0.78
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Outlander: A Novel
10.  Outlander: A Novel by Diana Gabaldon
The list author says:
  "The whole series is Outstanding!!!"
$11.56   Used & New from: $4.87
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,557 customer reviews) | 85 customer discussions

World Without End
11.  World Without End by Ken Follett
The list author says:
  "Not as good as POTE but it's still a good yarn."
$8.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,873 customer reviews) | 21 customer discussions

A Dangerous Fortune
12.  A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
The list author says:
  "Read this many years ago. It reads like a Dickens novel, describing London in the 1860's."
$5.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (719 customer reviews)

Shogun: A Novel of Japan 2 volume set
13.  Shogun: A Novel of Japan 2 volume set by James Clavell
The list author says:
  "I saw "King Rat" in the movies back in my youth and was intrigued by James Clavell's work.  I read all of his books, early on, but read "Shogun"again, recently.  It still has the great impact it did 40 years ago."
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Les Miserables
14.  Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The list author says:
  ""Les Miz"  What can I say!!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (393 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Dickens
15.  Dickens by Peter Ackroyd
The list author says:
  "Bought this at a Thrift shop for $2.50.  This is the best bio of Chas Dickens and his work."
Used & New from: $81.00
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Bleak House (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
16.  Bleak House (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "I like the B&N Classics version of this novel.  I loved "Nicholas Nickleby", also.
Any of his books are delights."
$8.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)

The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet)
17.  The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet) by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "The "King" of horror's best book!( In my humble opinion )."
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Under the Dome: A Novel
18.  Under the Dome: A Novel by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "Another long tale with interesting characterizations."
$15.84   Used & New from: $0.20
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,500 customer reviews)

Arundel
19.  Arundel by Kenneth Roberts
The list author says:
  "This follows up the story of NWP.  We were on vacation, this Oct.  We visited the area where this took place.
  I might get the other books in the series, later, when I clear out some of my TBR stack."
$15.13   Used & New from: $1.14
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

The First Man in Rome
20.  The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough
The list author says:
  "This is the first of a series of "door-stoppers" about the late Roman Republic to the start of the Empire.  The author really knows her stuff about that era."
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The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers
21.  The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George
The list author says:
  "This was the second book I read by Ms George. The first was about Mary, Queen of Scots.   I felt like I was at court with the King,Queen Katherine, Queen Anne, Queen etc. etc. etc...."
$15.15   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)

The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel
22.  The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel by Margaret George
The list author says:
  "Ms. George continues her successful biographical writings with this story of the "vixen" by the Nile!  Their was more to her than what Liz Taylor portrayed on the screen."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (395 customer reviews)

The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III
23.  The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III by Sharon Kay Penman
The list author says:
  "An interesting take on Richard III."
$17.06   Used & New from: $2.59
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)

Devil's Brood
24.  Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman
The list author says:
  "This book coincides with the story "The Lion In Winter".  I visualized Peter O'Toole & Kate Hepburn as Henry & Eleanor.
cest la vie!!"
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The Greatest Knight: The Unsung Story of the Queen's Champion
25.  The Greatest Knight: The Unsung Story of the Queen's Champion by Elizabeth Chadwick
The list author says:
  "William Marshall was a character in the previous book and I was interested to see Ms. Chadwick's view of him.  He really was an honorable man."
$11.90   Used & New from: $0.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (276 customer reviews)

Sarum: The Novel of England
26.  Sarum: The Novel of England by Edward Rutherfurd
The list author says:
  "I read this book years ago and was fascinated by his description of the building of Salisbury Cathedral.  This led me to POTE by Follett and other books by Rutherfurd ( Russka, London & The Princes of Ireland).  He is the British "James Michener"."
$13.77   Used & New from: $0.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Source: A Novel
27.  The Source: A Novel by James A. Michener
The list author says:
  "THE Inventor of the long historical novel. I'm still reading this one.

I've read most of his other ones , also, over the years.  This is his best."
$15.30   Used & New from: $1.69
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (471 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Sacajawea (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
28.  Sacajawea (Lewis & Clark Expedition) by Anna Lee Waldo
The list author says:
  "A great book about the life of the  Native-American Princess."
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

2 Paperback Herman Wouk Books; The Winds of War & War and Remembrance
29.  2 Paperback Herman Wouk Books; The Winds of War & War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
The list author says:
  "2500 pages about WWII.  With the original cast!!!!!"
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John Adams
30.  John Adams by David G. McCullough
The list author says:
  "A great biography by a great biographer.
I read his bio of Pres. Truman, that was "spot-on"."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,220 customer reviews)

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Northwest Passage
31.  Northwest Passage by Kenneth Lewis Roberts
The list author says:
  "This takes place between the French & Indian War and The American Revolution.
It reminded me of "Last of the Mohicans"."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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The Pillars of the Earth (Deluxe Edition) (Oprah's Book Club)
32.  The Pillars of the Earth (Deluxe Edition) (Oprah's Book Club) by Ken Follett
The list author says:
  "Follett's masterpiece, say no more!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,320 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

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