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Period Piece Fiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the period piece genre? Books in the period piece fiction genre are made up of stories that feature historical places, people, or events that are crucial to the story. History in this genre is used as a backdrop and may be fictionalized to various degrees; the stories themselves are outside history. The characters in this genre often speak and dress as they would in a certain point in history chosen by the author, but the plot and stories are completely fictional.

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period piece fiction genre book coverPeriod Piece Fiction Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the period piece fiction genre.

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

3. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

5. Persuasion by Jane Austen

6. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

9. Emma by Jane Austen

10. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

11. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

13. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

14. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

15. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

16. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

17. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

18. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

19. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

20. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

21. The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

22. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

23. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

24. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

25. Atonement by Ian McEwan

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Period Piece Fiction Genre – Related Book Genres

* Alternate History Fiction Genre

* Biographical Fiction Definition

* Faction Definition

* Historical Fiction Definition

* Narrative Fiction Definition

* Realistic Fiction Definition

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