Watersgreen House

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Watersgreen House publishes literary gay fiction and poetry. Our books are available in paperback and e-book editions including Nook, Kindle, & Smashwords.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray Critical Edition: Original Unexpurgated 1890, 13-Chapter Version
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 88,690. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Classics
This volume contains the original, overtly homoerotic version of the book that first appeared in 1890. Following the novel is a series of critical reviews of the book along with letters defending his work, which Wilde wrote to the various publication editors.
The Longest Journey Classroom Edition
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 98,190. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Classics
This classroom edition contains questions for discussion after each of the thirty-five chapters and also for the entire novel. Professors may choose to order the classroom edition for the entire class or order the novel-only edition for the class and the classroom edition for themselves.
Moloch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 264,940. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
*Contains Jack London's The Iron Heel, H.G. Wells' The Sleeper Awakes, and Robert Hugh Benson's Lord of the World, three dystopian novels that were published within ten years of each other and ushered in the genre. *Contains an introduction by Luke Hartwell.
Our Mutual Friend
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 334,600. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Classics
The New York Times said of Our Mutual Friend, the last novel completed by Dickens, that for most readers it would "be considered his best." While expressing all the humanism and humor of Dickens's early work, Our Mutual Friend is also the author's most modern novel and one of his most sophisticated.
Not Paul, But Jesus
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 136,230. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament
In Not Paul, But Jesus Jeremy Bentham offers solid proof that the books of the Bible ascribed to Paul could not have been divinely inspired due to the numerous fallacies and contradictions contained within them. Indeed, argues Bentham, Paul’s works even contradict the teachings of Christ.
Fountains in the Sand
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 47,210. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
One need not strain one’s eyes too much reading between the lines to find the homoerotic in Norman Douglas's travel writing. An Austrian-born Scott, Douglas spent much of his adult life traveling the world partially to see it and partially to escape the law in whatever country he recently had departed.
A Spirit in Prison
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 187,790. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Classics
Robert Smythe Hichens was an English novelist, journalist, short story writer, poet, dramatist, lyricist, screenwriter, and playwright. He wrote more than forty novels during the span of his career, the most noteworthy being The Green Carnation, for which he gained notoriety and A Spirit in Prison, which won critical praise for its psychological insights and vivid pictures of local color.
Lord of the World
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 100,820. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This is the dystopian novel that Pope Francis has twice urged Catholics to read (in 2013 and again in 2015), calling it "prophetic." Before Huxley, before Orwell, and long before Fahrenheit 451, A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner, and The Hunger Games, Robert Hugh Benson wrote a story of the coming of the Anti-Christ that today is considered one of the first modern dystopian novels.
Georgian Poetry
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,760. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
* A compilation of the Georgian Poetry anthologies published by Edward Marsh from 1911-22. * Edited and with a new introduction by Keith Hale *The Georgians in their day were acclaimed as bold, fresh, and realistic in their use of language. D.H. Lawrence said the first collection was “like a big breath taken when we are waking up after a night of oppressive dreams."
Reading and Writing in Freshman English II
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,400. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
Freshman composition instructors will not find a more affordable basic textbook for their cash-strapped students. This book and its partner edition, Reading and Writing in Freshman English I, focus on total literacy, with emphasis given to reading comprehension of increasingly challenging texts.
Reading and Writing in Freshman English I
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,940. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
Freshman composition instructors will not find a more affordable basic textbook for their cash-strapped students. This book and its partner edition, Reading and Writing in Freshman English II focus on total literacy, with emphasis given to reading comprehension of increasingly challenging texts.
Ode to Boy, Vol. 2: An Anthology of Same-Sex Attraction In Literature from the 19th Century Through the First World War
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,580. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Volume 2 is a refreshingly readable collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from the 19th Century through the war poets. Includes works from Lord Byron, Gogol, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Henry James, Cather, Stein, Mann, Forster, Lawrence, Owen, and many others. Hale's introductions are to the point and sometimes witty, specifying why the author or work is included in the volume.
Ode to Boy, vol. 1: An Anthology of Same-Sex Attraction In Literature from Antiquity Through the 18th Century
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,590. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Volume 1 is a refreshingly readable collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from the ancient Greeks through the Eighteenth Century. Includes works by Plato, Shakespeare, Rumi, Hafiz, & many others. Hale's introductions to the authors are to the point and sometimes witty, specifying why the author or work is included in the volume and sometimes providing a larger biographical scope.
Cody: Clicking Beat on the Brink of Nada
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 66,440. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Classics
By turns funny, romantic, erotic, and sad, this evocative novel brilliantly recreates the landscape of late adolescence, when friendships seem eternal and loves reincarnate.
The Gospel of Lazarus (The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 20,560. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
The story of Jesus and the Beloved Disciple is a beautiful and intriguing love story, well worth being treated as serious literature and appearing between covers of its own. For this version of the story, editor Tobias Skinner has chosen to believe, for reasons set forth in the preface, that it was Lazarus who first wrote this version of the gospel.
Masculine Beauty: A Collection of Walt Whitman's Poetry Of Same-Sex Affection
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 44,660. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
* Contains only those poems Whitman wrote exploring masculine beauty and/or same-sex affection. * Contains an abridged introduction by John Burroughs placing the work in its historical context as well as a contemporary preface by Michael Wilson.
Collected Poems and Letters from America with Photographs and a New Introduction
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,570. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
This volume begins with a new introduction by Keith Hale tying Brooke's early poems to his Rugby romantic friendships and discussing Brooke's sexuality in some detail. The Collected Poems and Letters from America are then presented in their entirety together with the original introduction to the letters by Henry James.
Stories
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 18,760. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Luke Hartwell's three acclaimed short stories, hitherto published individually, appear here in one volume. "Jimmy," "Michael," and "Nothing Strikes Back" showcase Hartwell's ability to create characters then get inside their head and relate their stories in a voice so accurate you will swear the character is writing the story.
Sonnets to a Young Man
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
* Contains only Shakespeare's 127 sonnets written for or about his young male love. * Contains an introduction detailing the story told by the sonnet sequence and placing the sonnets in the canon of gay literature.
A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems: For the Love of Moses
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The complete editions of A.E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems together with an introduction by Keith Hale that ties the poems to their historical root: Housman's love for his friend Moses Jackson.
Nothing Strikes Back
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
What do you do when your girlfriend's younger brother is the best-looking person on the planet and has a thing for you but he's only sixteen? Parish doesn't know what he's going to do, but he's about to find out.
Michael
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Ben cannot keep his mind off the handsome young man sitting at the back of his world literature class. He fantasizes and fantasizes, and then he acts. An amorous, hysterical, and ridiculously unusual tale by the acclaimed author of Atom Heart John Beloved, Nathan's Story, and Locomotives in Winter.
Locomotives in Winter
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,220. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Hunter, a high school senior, finds himself with no place to go and ends up sharing a bed with the friend and classmate he once had abandoned. Brandon, who has been in love with Hunter since ninth grade, finds having Hunter in his bed every night leads to some surprises. After graduating, the two boys part. Years later Brandon receives an unexpected call from Hunter and the two reunite.
Letters to a Shooting Star
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 54,980. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Letters to a Shooting Star follows Arkansas country boy Ben Goodman through childhood and adolescence, focusing primarily on the period when he crosses paths with the book's other protagonists, Pennsylvania-raised brothers Ethan and Daniel Henry. Letters to a Shooting Star is both a humorous coming of age novel and a sensitive love story told in fine, understated style.
Edleston: Lord Byron's Boy Poems
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 17,700. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
A collection of romantic poems Byron wrote for John Edleston, Lord Clare, Earl Delawarr, Lucas Chalandrutsanos, and other boys. The collection spans Byron's life. Some poems for Edleston, Clare, and Delawarr were among the earliest verse he wrote; the poems to Chalandrutsanos were his very last. Selected and introduced by Keith Hale.
Jimmy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Rainbow Award-winning author Luke Hartwell once again explores the relationship between gay and straight best friends in this sparse, moving story. Chris has been in love with his best friend Jimmy since childhood. While Chris is at college, Jimmy is sent to prison. Now Jimmy is free once more and the two meet again.
Atom Heart John Beloved
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 66,580. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Atom Heart John Beloved chronicles the lives of two boys who become friends at age thirteen. The story is told by eighteen-year-old John, who quietly whispers to his best friend one night in bed, "Do me." John's narrative voice is one of the most unique in gay literature. Atom Heart John Beloved is literate, intimate, erotic, and delightful, delivering unexpected moments of grace.
Nathan's Story
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Luke Hartwell, author of the award-winning novel Atom Heart John Beloved, returns with a second look at its characters with Nathan narrating. Readers of the first book will find some situations familiar, but Nathan is not John, and his story is his own. Hartwell's unexpected plot twists will surprise and delight, all the while remaining true to his fundamental theme: love as a state of grace

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The Watersgreen Anthology of World Literature: From Antiquity Through the First World War
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 223,700. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
Watersgreen House presents the most extensive collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from the ancient Greeks through the war poets. This volume is perfect for gay literature courses or for the casual reader.

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