Berharap sangat para penerbit di Indonesia mau menerjemahkan dan menerbitkan novel-novel historical fiction ini. Ada 5 novel yang bagiku menarik, karena bukan saja bacaan yang menghibur, dari kelimanya aku yakin akan bisa belajar banyak hal baru. Inilah mereka, lengkap dengan rating di Goodreads, tahun terbit, informasi tentang apa novel itu, dan yang membuatku tertarik pada novel-novel itu. *berdoa semoga ada penerbit yang mau mengabulkan keinginanku*
Rating: 3,92, terbit Februari 2006
Tentang Joan of Arc, dari sudut pandang sepupunya.
“Joan of Arc... glorified mascot or truly a holy messenger? One thing I loved about this book is it allows you to decide.”
Rating 3,53, terbit Juli 2007
Tentang seorang gadis, murid komposer ternama Antonio Vivaldi.
“This novel is based on the real life composer Antonio Vivaldi who taught in an orphanage where there were tremendously gifted girls who sang and played musical instruments such as the violin. The story is told poetically through the voice of an orphan who plays violin and who is searching for her mother.”
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
Rating: 4,01, terbit 1987
Tentang Michelangelo yang melukis langit-langit Sistine Chapel.
“The book also gets inside his head as an artist as he designs and executes all of his work, especially his most beloved marble sculptures. I had no idea there are so many grades of marble and never thought about how arduous it was to extract the right marble out of the Roman hills. Or to move the finished sculptures to their designated locations.
The dense writing and length (760 pages) made it a slog for me to get through - but an exciting slog and I find myself thinking a lot about it. That's why I gave it five stars.”
Tentang kisah cinta Ernest Hemingway dan istri pertamanya, Hadley Richardson.
“A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.”
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
Rating 3,99, terbit Februari, 2011
Tentang Marie Tussaud yang ahli membuat patung lilin.
“Spanning five years, from the budding revolution to the Reign of Terror,Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom.”