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100 Best Lesbian and Gay Novels

( The Publishing Triangle )



Death in Venice
by Thomas Mann

Call Number:
PT2625.A44 D42

Rank:
1




Giovanni's Room
by James Baldwin

Call Number:
PS3552.A45 G5 2000

Rank:
2




Our Lady of the Flowers
by Jean Genet

Call Number:
PQ2613.E53 O8

Rank:
3




Remembrance of Things Past
by Marcel Proust

Call Number:
PQ2631.R63 A72

Rank:
4




The Immoralist
by Andre Gide

Call Number:
PQ2613.I2 I44

Rank:
5




Orlando
by Virginia Woolf

Sex role - England, Women - England, Men - England, Fiction
Call Number:
PR6045.O72 O7

Rank:
6




The Well of Loneliness
by Radclyffe Hall

Call Number:
PR6015.A33 W43 1990

Rank:
7




Kiss of the Spider Woman
by Manuel Puig

Call Number:
PQ7798.26.U4 B413 1980

Rank:
8




The Memoirs of Hadrian
by Marguerite Yourcenar

Call Number:
PS3547.O8 M4

Rank:
9




Zami
by Audré Lorde

Call Number:
PS3562 .O75 Z23

Rank:
10




The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

Call Number:
PR5819 .A1 1988

Rank:
11




Nightwood
by Djuna Barnes

Call Number:
PS3503.A614 N5

Rank:
12




Billy Budd
by Herman Melville

Call Number:
PS2382 .M6

Rank:
13




A Boy's Own Story
by Edmund White

Call Number:
PS3573.H463 B6 2000

Rank:
14




Dancer from the Dance
by Andrew Holleran

Call Number:
PS3558 .O3496 D3 2001

Rank:
15




Maurice
by E. M. Forster

Call Number:
PR6011.O58

Rank:
16




The City and the Pillar
by Gore Vidal

Call Number:
PS3543.I26 C5 2003

Rank:
17




Rubyfruit Jungle
by Rita Mae Brown

Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION BRO

Rank:
18




Brideshead Revisited
by Evelyn Waugh

Call Number:
PR6045.A97 B7 1979

Rank:
19




Confessions of a Mask
by Yukio Mishima

Call Number:
PL833.I7 C6 1958

Rank:
20




The Member of the Wedding
by Carson McCullers

Call Number:
PS3525.A1772 M4 1951

Rank:
21




City of Night
by John Rechy

Call Number:
PS3535.E4 C5 C3

Rank:
22




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23




Patience and Sarah
by Isabel Miller

Call Number:
PS3568.O889 PAT3 1983

Rank:
24




The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
by Gertrude Stein

Call Number:
PS3537.T323 Z52

Rank:
25




Other Voices, Other Rooms
by Truman Capote

Call Number:
PS3505.A59 O7 2004

Rank:
26




The Bostonians
by Henry James

Call Number:
PS2116 .B6 1991

Rank:
27




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29




The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers

Call Number:
PS3525.A1772 H4 2000

Rank:
30




Mrs. Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf

Call Number:
PR6045.O72 M7

Rank:
31




The Persian Boy
by Mary Renault

Alexander the Great, Kings and Rulers, Generals, Eunuchs, Greece, Macedonian Expansion, Biographical Fiction
Call Number:
PR6035.E55 P4 1988

Rank:
32




A Single Man
by Christopher Isherwood

Loss, Middle-aged men, Gay men, Grief, Pscyhological Fiction
Call Number:
PR6017.S5 S5 2001

Rank:
33




The Swimming Pool Library
by Alan Hollinghurst

Call Number:
PR6058.O4467 S9 1989

Rank:
34




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37




Another Country
by James Baldwin

Call Number:
PS3552.A45 A6 1998

Rank:
38




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39




The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James

Call Number:
PS2116 .T8 1999

Rank:
40




The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

Call Number:
PS3573.A425 C6 1992

Rank:
41




Women in Love
by D. H. Lawrence

Call Number:
PR6023.A93 W63 1987

Rank:
42




Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott

The joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
Call Number:
PS1016 2005

Rank:
43




Rank:
44




Young Törless
by Robert Musil

Call Number:
PN6120.95.H724 P46 1995

Rank:
45




Eustace Chisholm and the Works
by James Purdy

Call Number:
PS3566.U7 E9

Rank:
46




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51




Naked Lunch
by William Burroughs

Call Number:
PS3552.U75 N3 2001

Rank:
52




The Berlin Stories
by Christopher Isherwood

Call Number:
PR6017.S5 B4

Rank:
53




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54




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56




Three Lives
by Gertrude Stein

Call Number:
PS3537.T323 T44 2002

Rank:
57




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59




Pale Fire
by Vladimir Nabokov

Call Number:
PS3527.A15 P3

Rank:
60




The Counterfeiters
by André Gide

A young artist pursues a search for knowledge through the treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in middle class France.
Call Number:
PQ2613.I2 C6

Rank:
61




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63




Moby Dick
by Herman Melville

Call Number:
PS2384.M6 F67

Rank:
64




Rank:
65




Death Comes for the Archbishop
by Willa Cather

Call Number:
PS3505.A87 D4

Rank:
66




To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

Call Number:
PS3562.E353 T6

Rank:
67




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68




The Alexandria Quartet
by Lawrence Durrell

Call Number:
PR6007.U76 A68

Rank:
69




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74




The Child Manuela (Mädchen in Uniform)
by Christa Winsloe

Call Number:
PT2647.I67 G43

Rank:
75




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84




The Holy Terrors (Les Enfants Terribles)
by Jean Cocteau

Call Number:
PQ2605.O15 H6

Rank:
85




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94




Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing
by Mary Sarton

Call Number:
PS3537.A832 M58

Rank:
95




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100









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Award Description
The Triangle's list of 100 best lesbian and gay novels was selected by a panel of submitted by our judges, including the lesbian and gay writers Dorothy Allison, David Bergman, Christopher Bram, Michael Bronski, Samuel Delany, Lillian Faderman, Anthony Heilbut, M.E. Kerr, Jenifer Levin, John Loughery, Jaime Manrique, Mariana Romo-Carmona, Sarah Schulman, and Barbara Smith. The Publishing Triangle the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing, including book & magazine writers, editors, agents, marketing, sub-rights, publicity and sales people, booksellers, designers, librarians, and general book lovers.

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