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.
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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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