Historical fiction

Historical fiction

For adults in all of Sawa's world languages.

Historical fiction  

  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Historical fiction
    Author:  Mutayyam Jamal

    A sweeping fictional biography of two of the most prominent women in the Umayyad Era. Aisha Bint Talha and Sukaina Bint al-Hussein were both from prominent political families in the Caliphate. They were among the first women to hold literary salons in the Middle Ages to welcome nobles, scholars, writers, and poets. This novel reveals...

    $23.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels, Historical fiction
    Author:  Alan Gold

    Gertrude Bell broke all the rules about how Victorian women were supposed to behave.  She was an academic, linguist, politician, and adventurer who was a peer of Lawrence of Arabia and an adviser to kings.  This is the carefully researched, mesmerizing biographical novel of this amazing woman by Alan Gold.

    $44.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Historical fiction
    Author:  Charlotte Brontë

    Originally published in 1847, this classic work by Charlotte Brontë revolutionized the art of fiction with its exploration of "the private consciousness" which included sexuality, religion, and classism.  The novel follows Jane Eyre, and her emotions and experiences, as she grows to adulthood and falls in love with Mr. Rochester.

    $33.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels, Historical fiction
    Author:  Mohammed Gharbi Omran

    Arwa al-Suhayli ruled Yemen for 40 years in the 5th century. She was the first queen of Islam and was popularly referred to as "the noble Queen" and "the little queen of Sheba." She is believed to have been independent, beautiful, highly intelligent, well-educated, and talented in the womanly arts. Queen Arwa established schools and...

    $23.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Historical fiction
    Author:  Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    The love story of the ages and international bestseller by Nobel Prize-winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Florentino is devastated when the love of his life chooses to marry a wealthy doctor.  Ever the romantic, he lives his life and builds his business.  Fifty years and 622 affairs later, Florentino can finally, once again,...

    $23.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels
    Author:  M. I. Quandour

    Historical novel by award-winning author, screenwriter and filmmaker, M.I. Quandour.  This is the story of Abdul Rahman I, a member of the Umayyad ruling family of Syria who founded the Umayyad dynasty in Spain in the 8th century.  Rahman defeated the governor of Al-Andalus and made Cordoba his capital. Despite numerous rebellions by...

    $32.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels
    Author:  Waciny Laredj

    Winner of the Sheikh Zayed Award, this is a historical novel about Abdelkader, the military and religious leader who founded the Algerian state and led the Algerians in their 19th century struggle against French occupation.

    $29.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels, Historical fiction
    Author:  Mohsin al-Wakili

    By multiple award-winning Moroccan author, Mohsin al-Wakili, this novel won the Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity. Despite the cover art, the story is set during the latter part of 16th century Morocco during the reign of the Saadi Dynasty. It was a time of disease, ignorance, and tyranny -- until the winds of change began to blow . . .

    $23.95
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  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels
    Author:  Jean-Paul Sartre

    An Arabic translation of "La Mort Dans L'Ame" by French philosopher, playwright, and novelist Jean-Paul Sartre. This novel, part of the Roads to Freedom series, offers a moving portrayal of the fall of France in 1940 and the tormented response of the French people to German occupation.

    $29.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels, Historical fiction
    Author:  Christian Jacq

    As a young groom, Christian Jacq spent his honeymoon in Egypt where he fell in love with all things Egyptian and embarked on studies of archeology and Egyptology. Now he is a well-known author of historical novels that center around ancient Egypt.  Here Cleopatra, exiled by her brother, must find a way to save her beloved Alexandria and...

    $29.95
  • Language:  German
    Subject:  Novels, Historical fiction
    Author:  JoJo Moyes

    A novel based on true events. In July 1946 the British aircraft carrier HSM Victorious travels from Australia to England.  Among the passengers are 655 war brides -- women who had married British serviceman serving in Australia during the War. Now the war was over and it was time to go meet their husbands in a new home.  Four women who...

    $31.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels, Historical fiction
    Author:  Taissier Khalaf

    186 novels were submitted by authors from 19 countries for the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.  This title made the longlist. It tells the story of the ancient city of Palmyra after it was attacked by the Roman Emperor Aurelianus.  Queen Zenobia and her council of wise philosophers are taken to Homs where she...

    $22.95
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