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The Line of Beauty 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

Alan Hollinghurst is an English novelist, and winner of the 2004 Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty.He read English at Magdalen College, Oxford graduating in 1975 and subsequently took the further degree of Master of Literature 1979 While at Oxford he shared a house with Andrew Motion, and was awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry in 1974, the year before Motion.In the late 1970s he became a



10 thoughts on “The Line of Beauty

  1. Jessica Jessica says:

    I started this last night, heading home after one of the most dreadful evenings in recent memory.So lately my life does seem like a pot of thick, scalding acrid coffee I read books in the hope that they ll h


  2. Agnieszka Agnieszka says:

    There are many models of beauty and as old saying goes beauty is in the eye of the beholder There is a classic definition of the line of beauty depicted by Hogarth in his work Analyse of beauty , it s


  3. Hugh Hugh says:

    Sometimes one has to admit that one s preconceptions about a book are entirely wrong Despite having read most of the Booker winners I had been oddly reluctant to tackle this one, partly because I had heard about its graphic d


  4. Fabian Fabian says:

    It makes me angry that I don t know much about U.S history, modern U.S history and British history Fuggedaboutit I wish I knew about the Thatcher administration since the novel is coupled with those years as efficiently as THE HUMAN


  5. Paul Paul says:

    3.5 stars rounded upBooker prize winner in 2004, Hollinghurst writes about the 1980s and particularly about Thatcher s Britain and the onset of HIV AIDS It is the story of Nick Guest, a young gay man from a middle class background He meets th


  6. Helle Helle says:

    Update The BBC World Book Club podcast with Alan Hollinghurst, in which he talks about this novel, is available now at and I make a brief appearance with a question about 42 minutes into the programme Just FYI Review below from October 2014 I wanted to


  7. Luís C. Luís C. says:

    The author tells the story of the London life of the 1980s seen by the eyes of Nick Guest, a young man seduced by the discovery of homosexuality and luxury of life in the English high society under Margaret Thatcher.Settled in a politician Nick leads a life of


  8. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    Alan Hollinghurst s prose is simply beautiful His words make made me breathless even if his milieu is something that I am not very familiar with London in the eighties His prose is so beautiful that I felt that I would never be able to write a novel myself Hollinghurst


  9. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    Be Forewarned This well written society critique and winner of the 2004 Man Booker prize will bore the pants off you unless you are deeply interested in class struggle, gayness, politics, ethnicity, and AIDs, the intersection of in England in the mid to late 80s Oh, and antiques


  10. Yulia Yulia says:

    An unusually powerful and deserving winner of the Man Book Prize, this is one of the few books that took me over a year to read, not because it was ever boring or sluggish, but because each sentence was so beautiful, I wanted to give every passage its due attention I rarely say such thin


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