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100 Best Lesbian and Gay Novels

( The Publishing Triangle )



The Swimming Pool Library
by Alan Hollinghurst

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Call Number:
PR6058.O4467 S9 1989

Rank:
34




The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

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Call Number:
PS3573.A425 C6 1992

Rank:
41




The Immoralist
by Andre Gide

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Call Number:
PQ2613.I2 I44

Rank:
5




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




Dancer from the Dance
by Andrew Holleran

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Call Number:
PS3558 .O3496 D3 2001

Rank:
15




Zami
by Audré Lorde

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Call Number:
PS3562 .O75 Z23

Rank:
10




The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers

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Call Number:
PS3525.A1772 H4 2000

Rank:
30




The Member of the Wedding
by Carson McCullers

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Call Number:
PS3525.A1772 M4 1951

Rank:
21




The Child Manuela (Mädchen in Uniform)
by Christa Winsloe

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Call Number:
PT2647.I67 G43

Rank:
75




A Single Man
by Christopher Isherwood

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

Rank:
33




The Berlin Stories
by Christopher Isherwood

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Call Number:
PR6017.S5 B4

Rank:
53




Women in Love
by D. H. Lawrence

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Call Number:
PR6023.A93 W63 1987

Rank:
42




Nightwood
by Djuna Barnes

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Call Number:
PS3503.A614 N5

Rank:
12




Maurice
by E. M. Forster

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Call Number:
PR6011.O58

Rank:
16




A Boy's Own Story
by Edmund White

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Call Number:
PS3573.H463 B6 2000

Rank:
14




Brideshead Revisited
by Evelyn Waugh

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Call Number:
PR6045.A97 B7 1979

Rank:
19




The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
by Gertrude Stein

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Call Number:
PS3537.T323 Z52

Rank:
25




Three Lives
by Gertrude Stein

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Call Number:
PS3537.T323 T44 2002

Rank:
57




The City and the Pillar
by Gore Vidal

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Call Number:
PS3543.I26 C5 2003

Rank:
17




To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

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Call Number:
PS3562.E353 T6

Rank:
67




The Bostonians
by Henry James

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Call Number:
PS2116 .B6 1991

Rank:
27




The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James

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Call Number:
PS2116 .T8 1999

Rank:
40




Billy Budd
by Herman Melville

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Call Number:
PS2382 .M6

Rank:
13




Moby Dick
by Herman Melville

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Call Number:
PS2384.M6 F67

Rank:
64




Patience and Sarah
by Isabel Miller

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Call Number:
PS3568.O889 PAT3 1983

Rank:
24




Another Country
by James Baldwin

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Call Number:
PS3552.A45 A6 1998

Rank:
38




Giovanni's Room
by James Baldwin

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Call Number:
PS3552.A45 G5 2000

Rank:
2




Eustace Chisholm and the Works
by James Purdy

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Call Number:
PS3566.U7 E9

Rank:
46




The Holy Terrors (Les Enfants Terribles)
by Jean Cocteau

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Call Number:
PQ2605.O15 H6

Rank:
85




Our Lady of the Flowers
by Jean Genet

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Call Number:
PQ2613.E53 O8

Rank:
3




City of Night
by John Rechy

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Call Number:
PS3535.E4 C5 C3

Rank:
22




The Alexandria Quartet
by Lawrence Durrell

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Call Number:
PR6007.U76 A68

Rank:
69




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




Kiss of the Spider Woman
by Manuel Puig

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Call Number:
PQ7798.26.U4 B413 1980

Rank:
8




Remembrance of Things Past
by Marcel Proust

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Call Number:
PQ2631.R63 A72

Rank:
4




The Memoirs of Hadrian
by Marguerite Yourcenar

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Call Number:
PS3547.O8 M4

Rank:
9




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




Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing
by Mary Sarton

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Call Number:
PS3537.A832 M58

Rank:
95




The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

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Call Number:
PR5819 .A1 1988

Rank:
11




The Well of Loneliness
by Radclyffe Hall

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Call Number:
PR6015.A33 W43 1990

Rank:
7




Rubyfruit Jungle
by Rita Mae Brown

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Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION BRO

Rank:
18




Young Törless
by Robert Musil

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Call Number:
PN6120.95.H724 P46 1995

Rank:
45




Death in Venice
by Thomas Mann

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Call Number:
PT2625.A44 D42

Rank:
1




Other Voices, Other Rooms
by Truman Capote

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Call Number:
PS3505.A59 O7 2004

Rank:
26




Mrs. Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf

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Call Number:
PR6045.O72 M7

Rank:
31




Orlando
by Virginia Woolf

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

Rank:
6




Pale Fire
by Vladimir Nabokov

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Call Number:
PS3527.A15 P3

Rank:
60




Death Comes for the Archbishop
by Willa Cather

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Call Number:
PS3505.A87 D4

Rank:
66




Naked Lunch
by William Burroughs

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Call Number:
PS3552.U75 N3 2001

Rank:
52




Confessions of a Mask
by Yukio Mishima

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Call Number:
PL833.I7 C6 1958

Rank:
20






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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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