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 — 4,190 ratings
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2 The Song of Achilles
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 19,889 ratings
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3 At Swim, Two Boys
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 4,387 ratings
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4 As Meat Loves Salt
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,302 ratings
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5 The Charioteer
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6 Maurice
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7 Fire from Heaven (Alexander...
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8 The Catch Trap
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,187 ratings
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9 The Last of the Wine
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 2,247 ratings
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10 Cry to Heaven
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 15,021 ratings
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11 Whistling in the Dark
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12 The Sallee Rovers (Pirates ...
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13 Brethren (Raised by Wolves,...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 524 ratings
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14 Men of Honor (Pirates of th...
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15 The Gentleman and the Rogue
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,254 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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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 21,837 ratings
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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 Widdershins (Whyborne & Gri...
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24 Gaywyck: A Novel
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25 The Phoenix
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26 Into Deep Waters
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27 The Master of Seacliff
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28 Frost Fair
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29 Lovers in Arms
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30 The Desire for Dearborne
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31 Lord John And The Hand Of D...
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32 The Price of Temptation
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33 Bonds of Earth
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34 Mere Mortals
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35 Snowball in Hell (Doyle and...
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36 Counterpoint: Dylan's Story
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37 The Dark Farewell
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38 Bound by Deception (Bound, #1)
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39 If It Ain't Love
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40 The Magpie Lord (A Charm of...
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41 Where My Love Lies Dreaming
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42 Heart of Oak (Pirates of th...
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43 Dangerous Moonlight
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44 The Deceivers
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45 An Arrow's Flight
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46 Wingmen
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47 The Boy Who Picked The Bull...
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48 An East Wind Blowing
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49 Fortunes of War
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50 Threshold (Whyborne & Griff...
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51 The Lonely War
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52 The Nobleman and the Spy
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53 Street Lavender
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54 Fingersmith
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55 Icy Pavements (Herrick Quar...
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56 Tales of the City (Tales of...
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57 Lord John and the Hellfire ...
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58 The Scottish Prisoner (Lord...
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59 Wolves (Raised By Wolves, #4)
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59 Brideshead Revisited
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61 Matelots (Raised By Wolves,...
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62 Treasure (Raised By Wolves,...
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63 The Disciples of Goedric: A...
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63 White Rose of Night
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65 A Promise of Tomorrow
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66 The City of Lovely Brothers
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66 All In with the Duke (Gambl...
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68 The Actor and the Earl (The...
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69 Transgressions
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70 Two Spirits: A Story of Lif...
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71 Willing Flesh (Inspector Ra...
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72 A Different Sin
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73 Beloved Pilgrim
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74 When the Music Stops
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75 Thunderbolt:Torn Enemy of Rome
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76 Skaia: Captives of Rome
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77 A Life Apart
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78 An Agreement Among Gentlemen
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78 The Soldier of Raetia (Vale...
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80 The King Must Die (Theseus,...
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81 Beyond the Veil (Beyond the...
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81 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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83 Lust in Time
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83 Duty to the Crown (The Crof...
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85 HMS Submission
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85 The Pleasure Slave
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87 Prisoner of the Raven
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88 Standish
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89 Last Gasp
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90 Cinnamon Gardens
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90 An Onanist's Journey to Rec...
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90 A Royal Affair
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93 Agamemnon Frost and the Hou...
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94 Wildthorn
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95 Spirit of Lost Angels
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96 The Regeneration Trilogy
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97 Drawing the Veil
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98 The Affair of the Porcelain...
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99 Earthly Joys  (Earthly Joys...
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100 Downtime
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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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