The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Hardcover)

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Henry Montague is about to embark on his Grand Tour, what was essentially a gap year in the 18th Century. Accompanying him are his best friend, Percy, who is biracial, and his surly younger sister, Felicity, who is unhappy with her fate of being sent to finishing school. Monty and Percy will travel and see the finest art and culture that the Continent has to offer. What could go wrong? Except maybe highwaymen. And accidental theft from a mad scientist. And pirates. And the fact that Monty's father has threatened to cut him off if he doesn't stop "mucking around with boys," and he may just be in love with Percy. This is a wonderful book of exploring identities, facing adversity, and being brave enough to become our true selves. Recommended to the moon and back.

— Madeline


A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews A New York Times bestseller

Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library

"The queer teen historical you didn't know was missing from your life."--Teen Vogue

"A stunning powerhouse of a story."--School Library Journal

"A gleeful romp through history."--ALA Booklist

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee--Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s.

Henry "Monty" Montague doesn't care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family's estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty's reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062382801
ISBN-10: 0062382802
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: June 27th, 2017
Pages: 528
Language: English