Best Gay Historical Fiction
A list for gay historical fiction novels -- any novel length work featuring a gay, bisexual, or transgender male protagonist, from any historical period. Differs from the 'Best Gay Historical Romance' list in that romance is not required; can be any genre of historical fiction.
1 The Persian Boy (Alexander ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 3,989 ratings
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2 The Song of Achilles
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 17,954 ratings
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3 At Swim, Two Boys
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 3,947 ratings
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4 As Meat Loves Salt
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,129 ratings
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5 The Charioteer
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,931 ratings
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6 Maurice
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 11,736 ratings
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7 Fire from Heaven (Alexander...
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8 Cry to Heaven
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8 The Catch Trap
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10 Whistling in the Dark
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11 The Sallee Rovers (Pirates ...
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12 The Last of the Wine
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13 Men of Honor (Pirates of th...
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14 Brethren (Raised by Wolves,...
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15 The Gentleman and the Rogue
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,158 ratings
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16 Iron Men (Pirates of the Na...
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17 False Colors
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18 Lord John and the Private M...
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19 Lord John and the Brotherho...
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20 Gadarene
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21 On the Trail to Moonlight G...
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22 Lessons in Love (Cambridge ...
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23 Gaywyck: A Novel
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23 Into Deep Waters
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25 The Phoenix
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26 The Master of Seacliff
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27 Frost Fair
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28 Lovers in Arms
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29 The Desire for Dearborne
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30 Lord John And The Hand Of D...
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31 The Price of Temptation
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32 Bonds of Earth
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33 Mere Mortals
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34 Widdershins (Whyborne & Gri...
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35 Counterpoint: Dylan's Story
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36 If It Ain't Love
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37 Where My Love Lies Dreaming
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38 Heart of Oak (Pirates of th...
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39 Dangerous Moonlight
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40 An Arrow's Flight
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41 The Deceivers
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42 Snowball in Hell (Doyle and...
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43 Wingmen
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44 The Boy Who Picked The Bull...
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45 An East Wind Blowing
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46 Fortunes of War
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47 Threshold (Whyborne & Griff...
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48 The Lonely War
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49 Bound by Deception (Bound, #1)
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50 The Magpie Lord (A Charm of...
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51 Street Lavender
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52 Fingersmith
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53 Icy Pavements (Herrick Quar...
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54 Tales of the City (Tales of...
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55 Matelots (Raised By Wolves,...
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56 Lord John and the Hellfire ...
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57 The Scottish Prisoner (Lord...
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58 Treasure (Raised By Wolves,...
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59 The Disciples of Goedric: A...
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59 White Rose of Night
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61 A Promise of Tomorrow
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62 The Dark Farewell
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63 The City of Lovely Brothers
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64 The Actor and the Earl (The...
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65 Transgressions
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66 Two Spirits: A Story of Lif...
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67 Willing Flesh (Inspector Ra...
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68 A Different Sin
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69 Beloved Pilgrim
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70 Brideshead Revisited
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70 When the Music Stops
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72 Thunderbolt:Torn Enemy of Rome
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73 Skaia: Captives of Rome
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74 A Life Apart
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75 Wolves (Raised By Wolves, #4)
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76 An Agreement Among Gentlemen
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77 The King Must Die (Theseus,...
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78 Beyond the Veil
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78 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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80 Lust in Time
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80 Duty to the Crown (The Acto...
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82 All In with the Duke (Gambl...
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83 HMS Submission
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83 The Pleasure Slave
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85 Prisoner of the Raven
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85 The Nobleman and the Spy
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87 Standish
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88 Last Gasp
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89 Cinnamon Gardens
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89 An Onanist's Journey to Rec...
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91 Agamemnon Frost and the Hou...
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92 Wildthorn
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93 Spirit of Lost Angels
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93 The Soldier of Raetia (Vale...
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95 The Regeneration Trilogy
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96 Drawing the Veil
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97 The Affair of the Porcelain...
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98 Earthly Joys  (Earthly Joys...
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99 Downtime
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100 The Boy I Love (The Boy I L...
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message 5: by Nan (new)

Nan Hawthorne More lesbian novels... I can think of one lovely one right off the top of my head.. hint hint.


message 4: by Nan (new)

Nan Hawthorne You can find most of these at www.glbtbookshelf.com ..


message 3: by M. (new)

M. Kei Anyone can add books to the list. Go to the upper right hand corner at the top of the list and click on "Add books to this list". Note however, that this list is for gay and bisexual male characters.

However, anyone can start a list of any sort they wish; go to the top of the page and click on 'Create New List.'


message 2: by Buzz H. (new)

Buzz H. Is anyone aware of any gay Arthurian novels or short stories other than Lancelot and the Wolf and its sequels?


message 1: by Kaye (new)

Kaye Buzz H. wrote: "Is anyone aware of any gay Arthurian novels or short stories other than Lancelot and the Wolf and its sequels?"

The Silurian, book ONE, The Fox and the Bear

This isn't quite a "romance," but neither is it just a fiction. Bedwyr is Arthur's best friend, and be harbours a love for Arthur. It's got a lot of straight romance, as well. As I am only reading book 3 out of 10, I'm not sure that they ever "get together," but the books are captivating. There's a fair amount of typos, but the writing is very true to the times. I have enjoyed them a lot, and they're full of emotion.

I suggest them, highly. Even for the mistakes L A Wilson sometimes makes, and the occasional slip into modern language, the books are very good.


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