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red805
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Post by red805 » Thu March 3rd, 2011, 4:48 am

I didn't check out any of the attached lists, but Philippa Gregory's Earthly Joys has the main character in a gay relationship. It's set in 17th century England, & I believe there are ships in it too.

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Post by fljustice » Mon March 21st, 2011, 4:13 pm

Just finished Eromenos by Melanie McDonald which is a literary take on the relationship between Emperor Hadrian and his doomed lover Antinous. It's a quiet little book written in the first person from Antinous' POV. There is sex, but it takes second place to the relationship.
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Post by JRTomlin » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 5:23 am

I've been scanning this thread and haven't seen the name of Mary Renault. One can hardly discuss LGBT historical fiction without that name coming up. And of course E. M. Forster's Maurice which I consider historical considering when it was released. None of them have much sea-faring aspect though.
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Post by annis » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 7:03 am

Hi JR :) I did mention Mary Renault and Paul Waters back a way, but it's all too easy to lose stuff among the tangled threads.

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Post by JRTomlin » Thu March 24th, 2011, 3:25 am

Hi, annis. Very true or when trying to play catch up one's eyes can begin to cross.

Anyway, I've raised her name again which can't be a bad thing. :)

And that of Forster's Maurice which I have always considered historical (although I don't know that most people do) because it was published so long after the story takes place.

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Post by red805 » Wed October 24th, 2012, 12:55 am

Saw the movie version of Maurice not too long ago with Hugh Grant. I thought it was well done.

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