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The Line of Beauty

A Novel

By Alan Hollinghurst

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.

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Publish Date

2004

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1582345082


Format: Book
Author: Hollinghurst, Alan
Title: The line of beauty : a novel / Alan Hollinghurst.
Publisher Date: New York : Bloomsbury ; [S.l.] : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, 2004.
Subject: 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 Notting Hill (London, England) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 1582345082
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Hollinghurst
Oclc: 55495152
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Bib Id: 217370

Format: Book
Author: Hollinghurst, Alan
Title: The line of beauty : a novel / Alan Hollinghurst.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bloomsbury ; [S.l.] : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, 2004.
Description: 438 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: University of Oxford -- Alumni and alumnae -- Fiction.
Subjects: Male friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Social classes -- Fiction
Subjects: Married people -- Fiction
Subjects: Legislators -- Fiction
Subjects: Rich people -- Fiction
Subjects: Young men -- Fiction
Subjects: Gay men -- Fiction
Subjects: Notting Hill (London, England) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2004047660
ISBN: 1582345082
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Hollinghurst