The Line of Beauty

Download or Read eBook The Line of Beauty PDF written by Alan Hollinghurst and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2008-12-17 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Line of Beauty

Book Synopsis The Line of Beauty by : Alan Hollinghurst

Winner of the Man Booker Prize and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the NBCC award A New York Times Bestseller (Extended) An LA Times Bestseller A Northern California Bestseller A Sunday Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of the Year From Alan Hollinghurst, the acclaimed author of The Sparsholt Affair, The Line of Beauty is a sweeping novel about class, sex, and money during four extraordinary years of change and tragedy. 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, who is 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 man who works as a 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 is a major work by one of our finest writers.

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  • Publisher – Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Total Pages – 450
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781596918085
  • ISBN-13 – 159691808X

The Line of Beauty

Download or Read eBook The Line of Beauty PDF written by Alan Hollinghurst and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2005-10-17 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Line of Beauty

Book Synopsis The Line of Beauty by : Alan Hollinghurst

Moving into the attic room in the Notting Hill home of the wealthy, politically connected Fedden family in 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest becomes caught up in the rising fortunes of this glamorous family and finds his own life forever altered by his association during the boom years of the 1980s. By the author of The Swimming-Pool Library. Reprint.

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  • Publisher – Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Total Pages – 450
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781582346106
  • ISBN-13 – 1582346100

The Stranger's Child

Download or Read eBook The Stranger's Child PDF written by Alan Hollinghurst and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2011-10-11 with total page 435 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Stranger's Child

Book Synopsis The Stranger's Child by : Alan Hollinghurst

From the Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Line of Beauty: a magnificent, century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth, and a family mystery, across generations. In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate—a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance—to his family’s modest home outside London for the weekend. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sixteen-year-old sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him and the stories he tells about Corley Court, the country estate he is heir to. But what Cecil writes in Daphne’s autograph album will change their and their families’ lives forever: a poem that, after Cecil is killed in the Great War and his reputation burnished, will become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried—until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them. Rich with Hollinghurst’s signature gifts—haunting sensuality, delicious wit and exquisite lyricism—The Stranger’s Child is a tour de force: a masterly novel about the lingering power of desire, how the heart creates its own history, and how legends are made. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

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  • Publisher – Vintage
  • Total Pages – 435
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307700445
  • ISBN-13 – 0307700445

The Spell

Download or Read eBook The Spell PDF written by Alan Hollinghurst and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2000-05-01 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Spell

Book Synopsis The Spell by : Alan Hollinghurst

"The "spell" of the title is both the power of drugs, at the heart of the book, and the "sex-magic" that variously possesses - but then deserts - each of its main characters." -- The Guardian Discover this ‘sparkling celebration of sexual intrigue’ (Telegraph, London) from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty. The Spell is a comedy of sexual manners that follows the interlocking affairs of four men: Robin, an architect in his late forties, who is trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his younger lover, Justin; Robin's 22 year old son Danny, a volatile beauty who lives for clubbing and casual sex; and the shy Alex, who is Justin's ex-boyfriend. As each in turn falls under the spell of romance or drugs, country living or rough trade, a richly ironic picture emerges of the clashing imperatives of modern gay life. At once lyrical, sceptical and romantic, The Spell confirms Alan Hollinghurst as one of Britain's most important novelists.

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 276
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  • ISBN-10 – 0140286373
  • ISBN-13 – 9780140286373

The Sparsholt Affair

Download or Read eBook The Sparsholt Affair PDF written by Alan Hollinghurst and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Sparsholt Affair

Book Synopsis The Sparsholt Affair by : Alan Hollinghurst

In 1940, the handsome, athletic, and charismatic David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford University to study engineering, unaware of his effect on others—especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. Spanning three generations, The Sparsholt Affair plumbs the ways the friendship between these two men will influence their lives—and the lives of others’—for decades to come. Richly observed and emotionally charged, this is a dazzling novel of fathers and sons, of family and legacy, and of the longing for permanence amid life’s inevitable transience.

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  • Publisher – Vintage
  • Total Pages – 432
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781101874585
  • ISBN-13 – 1101874589