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Read online The Line of Beauty.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Line of Beauty In the summer of 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 by Alan Hollinghurst

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The Line of Beauty
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Number of Pages:438
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In the summer of 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 br br 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 br br Richly textured emotionally charged disarmingly comic this U K bestseller is a major work by one of our finest writers, A magnificent century spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth and a family mystery across generations br br 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 br br In the late summer of 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 br br 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, b Winner of the Booker Prize b br br On the Battersea Reach of the Thames a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable the temporarily lost and the patently eccentric live on houseboats rising and falling with the great river s tides Belonging to neither land nor sea they cling to one another in a motley yet kindly society There is Maurice by occupation a male prostitute by happenstance a receiver of stolen goods And Richard a buttoned up ex navy man whose boat dominates the Reach Then there is Nenna a faithful but abandoned wife the diffident mother of two young girls running wild on the waterfront streets br br It is Nenna s domestic predicament that as it deepens draws the relations among this scrubby community together into ever more complex and comic patterns The result is one of Fitzgerald s greatest triumphs a novel the Booker judges deemed flawless br br A marvelous achievement strong supple humane ripe generous and graceful i Sunday Times i, A literary sensation and bestseller both in England and America The Swimming Pool Library is an enthralling darkly erotic novel of homosexuality before the scourge of AIDS an elegy possessed of chilling clarity for ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity Impeccably composed and meticulously particular in its observation of everything Harpers amp Queen it focuses on the friendship of two men William Beckwith a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity and the elderly Lord Nantwich an old Africa hand searching for someone to write his biography and inherit his traditions