Tag Archives: 20th Century

Fave Five: Queer Fiction Set in 20th Century England

Maurice by E.M. Forster

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Swearing Off Stars by Danielle Wong

The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst

The Charioteer by Mary Renault

Fave Five: Gay/Bi Historical Fiction Set in Early 20th Century Europe

At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill (1916 Ireland)

The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood (1931 Berlin)

The Book of Salt by Monique Truong (1929 Paris)

History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason (1907 Amsterdam)

While England Sleeps by David Leavitt (1930s London and Spain)*

*There are strong accusations that Leavitt plagiarized Stephen Spender’s life for this novel. You may also want to check out Spender’s autobiography, World Within World, which contains an afterword addressing the allegations.

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