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1. "Actually my first eight books were historical novels, but they were never published."
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
2. "...the novel had reached its apogee with the marriage plot and had never recovered from its disappearance. In the days when success in life had depended on marriage, and marriage had depended on money, novelists had had a subject to write about. The great epics sang of war, the novel of marriage. Sexual equality, good for women, had been bad for the novel. And divorce had undone it completely. What would it matter whom Emma married if she could file for separation later? How would Isabel Archer's marriage to Gilbert Osmond have been affected by the existence of a prenup? As far as Saunders was concerned, marriage didn't mean much anymore, and neither did the novel. Where could you find the marriage plot nowadays? You couldn't. You had to read historical fiction. You had to read non-Western novels involving traditional societies. Afghani novels, Indian novels. You had to go, literarily speaking, back in time."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
3. "Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission."
Author: Lion Feuchtwanger
4. "After closely examining my conscience, I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as in the contemporary ones."
Author: Lion Feuchtwanger
5. "Historical novels are, without question, the best way of teaching history, for they offer the human stories behind the events and leave the reader with a desire to know more."
Author: Louis L'Amour
6. "I feel like it's hard to get into historical novels where you know what the story is far too well."
Author: Matthew Tobin Anderson
7. "I really enjoy mysteries, well-written fiction novels, historical novels, and the occasional vampire, wolf, human triangle as long as it's real"
Author: Michael Connelly
8. "I wondered what he would have thought if he'd known that I'd gleaned most of my information from reading historical romance novels."
Author: Nicole Luiken
9. "I don't separate my books into historical novels and the rest. To me, they're all made-up worlds, and both kinds are borne out of curiosity, some investigation into the past."
Author: Peter Carey
10. "I don't write fantasy; I write historical novels about an imaginary place."
Author: Raymond E. Feist
11. "Like most little girls, I found the lure of grown-up accessories astonishing - lipstick, perfume, hats and gloves. When I write female characters in my historical novels, getting these details right is vital."
Author: Sara Sheridan

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