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Dan Simmons’s Favorite Fiction About Historical Characters

Dan Simmons shares book recommendations in honor of his new historical novel, The Fifth Heart, which combines the mystery-solving moxie of noted author Henry James and fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes.

  • Travis McGee mysteries by John D. MacDonald
  • The Master by Colm Tóibín
  • Author, Author by David Lodge
  • The Women by T.C. Boyle
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

Goodreads - Listopia - Fictionalized accounts of real people

Novels that are based on historical figures. These books require the author to extend the story by imagining inner lives, other characters, etc.