What can I read while waiting for the next Ibis Trilogy book?
May 18, 2014 12:33 PM Subscribe
I want to read novels about migration, trade, and globalization in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries -- I especially loved Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (and its sequel River of Smoke) and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell and would love to find more novels along these lines.
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Novels FROM this period are also good, if they focus on those elements -- so Moby Dick is good, but Jane Austen less so (for the purposes of this question! Love u Jane!). I'm especially interested in explorations of colonialism and the meeting of cultures, so pure nautical novels (a la Patrick O'Brian) don't quite scratch the itch. Finally, I'd like the historical facts to be well-researched and the writing itself to be engaging. A focus on the Caribbean would be a bonus!