Unless you've been living in a cave, you are aware that this weekend marks the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Thanks to wonderful archival databases we can see how the Titanic disaster was presented in newspapers at the time. The image above is from the Globe on April 16, 1912.
If you're interested in a fictional look at the Titanic, these novels will provide some insight on the voyage, the shipwreck and its aftermath.
The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski
In this alternative history novel the Titanic is saved but the consequences to the United States are dire. A century after the voyage, a handful of people risk everything to repair the past.
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
An ambitious seamstress boards the ill-fated ocean liner as a maid to real-life fashion designer Lucile Duff Gordon, who was later villainized for her actions after the shipwreck.
From Time to Time by Jack Finney
Time travelling government agent Simon Morley visits the early 20th century in an effort to prevent World War I.
The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe
A woman turns to spiritualism for comfort after her mother and sister die on the Titanic.
No Greater Love by Danielle Steel
Edwina Winfield and her five siblings survive the sinking of the Titanic, but her parents and fiance are not as lucky. Edwina must not only care for her younger siblings, but manage the family's newspaper.
For non-fiction about the Titanic, please consult our 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic booklist.