Line of Beauty (Hardcover )


Alan Hollinghurst


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Line of Beauty Book Description

This emotionally charged, disarmingly comic novel weaves the tale of a 20-year-old's private pursuit of beauty as expressed through his dangerous yet rewarding love affairs with a young black clerk and a Lebanese millionaire as he navigates within a world driven by rising fortunes, politics and money, and power and riches in 1980s Britain.
In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves 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.
As the boom years of the eighties unfold, Nick, an innocent in the world of politics and money, finds his life altered by the rising fortunes of this glamorous family. His two vividly contrasting love affairs, one with a young black clerk and one with a Lebanese millionaire, dramatize the dangers and rewards of his own private pursuit of beauty, a pursuit as compelling to Nick as the desire for power and riches among his friends. Richly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, this U.K. bestseller is a major work by one of our finest writers.

About the Author :

Alan Hollinghurst has contributed to Line of Beauty as an author. Alan Hollinghurst is the author of "The Swimming-Pool Library" and "The Spell," He has received the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. His most recent novel, "The Line of Beauty,"" "won the Man Booker Prize for fiction and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in London.

Book Details

Title: Line of Beauty
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Author: Alan Hollinghurst
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English




No. of Pages: 400
Publish Date: 2004-10-31
Binding: Hardcover
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