THE LIST: Lesbian Historical Novels

This list is being constantly updated… we will have all the Amazon UK and other links up within the next couple weeks.  Thanks for your patience.

 

Anthology

 

Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the 17th Century to the Present by Various

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The Collector’s Edition of Victorian Lesbian Erotica edited by Brooke Stern 
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The Golden Age of Lesbian Erotica 1920-1940edited by Victoria A Brownworth

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The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories– 1897  onwards

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Time Well Bent: Queer Alternative Histories– multiperiod speculative historical fiction

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Ancient World

 

Sappho Singsby Peggy Ullman Bell

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Sappho’s Leap by Erica Jong

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Sappho: The Tenth Muse by Nancy Freedman

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Medieval & Renaissance

 

A Mistress Moderately Fairby Katherine Sturtevant

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Beloved Pilgrim by Nan Hawthorne – Crusade of 1101Smashwords

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The Boleyn Wifeby  Brandy Purdy – Tudors

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Lieutenant Nunby Catalina de Erauso – 1600′s Spain

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Moll Cutpurse: Her True History by Ellen Galford – Elizabethan

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Peculiar Passions: Or the Treasure of Mermaid Islandby Ruby Vise – 1670 Caribbean

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Sistine Heresy by Justine Saracen – Renaissance Italy

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Sor Juana’s Second Dreamby Gaspar de Alba  – 17th Century Mexico

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Stormby Kim Pritekel – 14th Century England

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The Vinland Sheep by Helen Shacklady – 15th Century Britain

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Eighteenth Century

 

Branded Ann by Merry Shannon – Piracy

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Brigid’s Charge by Cynthia Lamb – 1700 America

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Hearts and Mindsby Jay Taverner – 1730 England

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Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller and Emma Donoghue – Pioneer America

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The Ladies by Doris Grumbach – Ireland

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Life Maskby Emma Donoghue

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Pembroke Park by Michelle Martin – Regency

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Rebeccah and the Highwaymanby Barbara Davies – 1700′s England

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Rebellion by Jay Tavener – 1730 England

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The Sea Captain and the Ladyby Vada Foster – Tall ships

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The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sinby Colette Moody – 1702 Caribbean

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Taming the Wolffby Del Robertson – 1800′s piracy

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 Nineteenth Century and Victoriana

 

Affinityby  Sarah Waters

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Amanthaby Sarah Aldridge – 1880′s America

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And Love Came Calling by Beverley Shearer – Western

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And Those Who Trespass Against Usby Helen Macpherson – 1872 Australia

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Backwards to Oregon by Jae – Pioneer America

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Bittersweetby Nevada Barr – 1800s America

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Black by Gaslight by Nene Adams – 1880′s England

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Charityby Paulette Callen – 1800′s America

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Distant Thunder by Peggy J. Herring – Western

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Fingersmithby Sarah Waters

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Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer by Mickey Minner – Western

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Galveston 1900: Swept Awayby Linda Christ- 1900

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The Grass Widowby Nanci Little – 1870′s Kansas

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House of Clouds (Bold Strokes Victory Editions) by K I Thompson –  American Civil War

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Innocent Heartsby Radclyffe – America

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Josie and Rebecca: The Western Chroniclesby BL Miller, Vada Foster – Wild West

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Kicker’s Journeyby Lois Cloarec Hart – 19th Century Canada

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Last Train Homeby Blayne Cooper – 1880′s America

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Lizzieby Evan Hunter – 1890

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Lizzie Borden by  Elizabeth Engstrom – 1890s

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The Long Trailby Penny Hayes – Western

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Loving My Lady by Penelope Friday – Regency (f/f)

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In Unlikely Places by Rebecca Beguin – 1880′s Africa

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Madame Aurora by Sarah Aldridge – 1897

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The Madonna of the Sorrows by Nene Adams – 1880′s England

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Mademoiselle de Maupin by Theophile Gautier – 19th Century France

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Montana Feathers by Penny Hayes – 1880′s

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Nightwoodby Djuna-Barnes -1880′ss

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Omaha’s Bell by Penny Hayes – 1800 America

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Passion’s Legacy by Lori A. Paige – Victorian England

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Prairie Fire by L. J. Maas – Western

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Prairie Storm by Lynn E. Lisarelli – Western

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Promising Heartsby Radclyffe – 1860′s Western

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The Sealed Letterby Emma Donoghue – 1864 England

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fanby Lisa See – 19th century China

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Southern Rose by Mary Winter – American Civil War

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South of the Line by Catherine Ennis – American Civil War

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Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner – 1848 Europe

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Sweetwater Saga  by Mickey Minner – 1800′s Western

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Rolling Thunde AMAZON US | AMAZON UKFireweed 

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Tahomaby M. Broughton Boone – 1880′s Washington Territory

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Tiopa Ki Lakotaby D. Jordan Redhawk – Native American

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Tipping the Velvet by  Sarah Waters – Victorian England

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Tumbleweed Feverby L. J.  Maas – Western

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The War Between the Heartsby Nann Dunne – American Civil War

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We Are Michael Field by Emma Donoghue – 19th & early 20th cent. England

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The Witch’s Kiss by Nene Adams – 1880′s England

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Words Heard in Silenceby T. Novan and Taylor Rickard – American Civil War

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Yellowthroat by Penny Hayes – Western

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Twentieth Century

 

Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943by Erica Fischer

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All True Lovers by Sarah Aldridge – 1930′s America

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An American In Paris by Margaret Vandeburgh – 1920′s Europe

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Angel by Anita Mason – WWII

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Beautiful Journey by Kenna White – WWII

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Beyond the Paleby Elana Dykewomon – New York

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Carolby Patricia Highsmith – 1950′s

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A Certain Discontentby Cleve Boutell – 1940′s America

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Christie and the Hellcat by Barbara Davies – 1880′s Western

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Chronicles of the White Rose, Book One: The Stradivarius Affairby Laurie J Kendall – WWII

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 The Color Purpleby  Alice Walker – 1930

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Cytherea’s Breath by Sarah Aldridge – 1900′s

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Deep in the Heartby Sheila Morris – 1950′s & 60′s

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The Dovecote by Stephanie Dummler – 1960′s/70′s

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The Empressby Lucius Parhelion – 1910/20′s

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The Escape Artist by Judith Katz – 1901 Buenos Aires

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Ever After by Sandra Freeman – 1910′s Europe

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Fall On Your Knees by Anne Marie MacDonald – 1920′s

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg – 1930′s America onwards

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Grassy Flats by Penny Hayes – 1930′s America

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The Hope Chest by Victoria McConaughy and  Catherine McConaughy – 1930′s/1940′s

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In the Blood of the Greeks by Mary D. Brooks – WWII

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Kathleen O’Donald by Penny Hayes – 1909 New York

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The Kind of Girl I Am by Julia Watts – Mid 20th century America

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Ladylegger by Carol McKenzie – 1920′s America

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Land Beyond Maps by Maida Tilchen – 1930′s Americas AZON US | AMAZON UKThe Little Stranger by Sarah Waters – post WWIIAMAZON US| AMAZON UK

MacDougal Alley by Tatheena Roberts – Pre-WWII America

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Midnight Melodies by Megan Carter – 1912 America onwards

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Misfortune’s Friend by Sarah Aldridge – post WWI

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Miss McGhee by Bett Norris – 1948

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My Life With Stella Kaneby Linda Morgenstein – 1950′s Hollywood

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The Night Watchby  Sarah Waters – WWII

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AMAZON US| AMAZON UKThe Other Side by Sandra Freeman – Edwardian

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Polished Glass by C W Reed – WWII

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The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith and W.W. Orton – 1950′s

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Quicksand and Passingby Nella Larsen – 1920′s

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Reiko’s Garden by Brenda Adcock – WWII

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The Remarkable Journey of Miss Tranby Quirke by Elizabeth Ridley – 1900′s London

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Relief by L E Butler – 1912 Venice

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The River by Ria Goff – 1940′s Hollywood

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Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita mae Brown – 1950s
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Sabine by A.P. – 1952 America

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The Seduction of Moxieby Colette Moody – 1931 America

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Snow Moon Risingby Lori L. Lake – WWII

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Staged Life by Lija O’Brien – 1900′s (YA)

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A Stone in her Shoe by Jo Burgess – 1930′s England

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Summitt Avenue by Mary Sharratt – 1912 America AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

The Swashbuckler by Lee Lynch – pre-Stonewall

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Tales from the Leveeby Martha Miller – 1960/70′s America

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Tempus Fugit by Mavis Applewater – 1950′s and 60′s America

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Time of Grace by Gabriella West – 1916 Ireland

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Tory’s Tuesday by Linda Kay Silva – Nazi Concentration Camps

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Under the Mink by Lisa Davis – 1940′s New York

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The Walking Manby Constance O. Irvin – 1950′s Alabama

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War on the Marginsby Libby Cone – WWI

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Whistlebait by M King – 1950′s

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Winterkill by Joyce K Walsh – 1932

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The Wolf Ticket by Caro Clarke – 1945 onward

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Non-Fiction

 

Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriagein Victorian England by Sharon Marcus

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Eva Le Gallienne: A Biographyby Helen Sheehy – 1900 and onwards

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Gay and Lesbian Historical Fictionby Norman W Jones

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A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500by Rebecca Jennings

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The Lesbian Pillow Book by Alison Hennegan – Lesbians through the ages

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The Literature of Lesbianism: A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewallby T Castle

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Looking in the Shadows: The Life of Alice Austenby Amy S Khoudari – 1880′s onwards

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Nazimova: A Biography by Gavin Lambert – Pre-revolutionary Russia and  onwards

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Not a Passing Phase: Reclaiming Lesbians in History 1840-1985by Lesbian History Group

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Portrait of a Marriage: Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolsonby Nigel Nicolson – 1920′s England

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Sex Lives of the Famous Lesbians by Nigel Cawthorne

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

Thanks to Erastes of Speak Its Name for her work on this list of books.

Please tell usabout other lesbian historical fiction.

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