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The Line of Beauty

a novel

by Alan Hollinghurst

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  • 0 Currently reading

Published by Bloomsbury in New York, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • University of Oxford -- Alumni and alumnae -- Fiction,
  • Male friendship -- Fiction,
  • Social classes -- Fiction,
  • Married people -- Fiction,
  • Legislators -- Fiction,
  • Rich people -- Fiction,
  • Young men -- Fiction,
  • Gay men -- Fiction,
  • Psychological fiction,
  • Notting Hill (London, England) -- Fiction

  • About the Edition

    It is the summer of 1983, and twenty-year-old Nick Guest has moved into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby--whom Nick had idolized at Oxford--and Catherine, highly critical of her family"s assumptions and ambitions, who becomes both a friend to Nick and his uneasy responsibility.

    As the boom years of the mid-eighties unfold, Nick, an innocent in matters of politics and money, becomes caught up in the Feddens" world--its grand parties, its surprising alliances, its parade of monsters both comic and menacing. In an era of endless possibility, he finds himself able to pursue his own private obsession with beauty--a prize as compelling to him as power and riches to his friends. An affair with a young black clerk gives him his first experience of romance, but it is a later affair with a beautiful millionaire that will change his life drastically and bring into question the larger fantasies of a ruthless decade.

    Framed by the two general elections that returned Margaret Thatcher to power, The Line of Beauty unfurls through four extraordinary years of change and tragedy. Richly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly funny, this is a major work by one of our finest writers. (front flap)

    Edition Notes

    StatementAlan Hollinghurst.
    GenreFiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6058.O4467 L56 2004
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Pagination438 p. ;
    Number of Pages438
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23273165M
    ISBN 101582345082
    ISBN 109781582345086
    LC Control Number2004047660
    OCLC/WorldCa55495152, 1034544192

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