I started enjoying literature taking place during the Napoleonic Wars thanks to the wonderful Horatio Hornblower books by C.S. Forester. Since then I’ve had my eyes open for other books in that time period – unfortunately, though I’ve had my eyes open for them, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’ve yet read them, as Rachel would most likely point out (especially in relation to Patrick O’Brian’s books).
Anyway! Ten books that take place during the Napoleonic Wars, for your perusal:
- Horatio Hornblower series by C.S. Forester. First book in the series, The Happy Return, published 1937. LT.
- Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian. First book in the series, Master and Commander, published 1969. LT.
- Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig. First book in the series, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, published 2005. LT.
- Richard Sharpe Series by Bernard Cornwell. First book in the series, Sharpe’s Eagle, published 1981. LT.
- Set the Seas on Fire by Chris Roberson. Originally Published 2001. LT.
- Persuasion by Jane Austen. Originally Published 1818. LT.
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. Originally Published 2004. LT.
- An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer. Originally Published 1937. LT.
- Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Originally Published 1847-1848. LT.
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Originally Published 1869. LT.
Have I missed one that you think should be on this list? Let me know!