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The Line of Beauty
by Alan Hollinghurst


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"One can't get enough of Hollinghurst's sentences...If you value style, wit, and social satire in your reading, don't miss this elegant and passionate novel."-"Washington Post"
Winner of 2004's Man Booker Prize for fiction and one of the most talked about books of the year, "The Line of Beauty "is a sweeping novel about class, sex, and money that brings Thatcher's London alive.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"One can't get enough of Hollinghurst's sentences...If you value style, wit, and social satire in your reading, don't miss this elegant and passionate novel."-"Washington Post"
Winner of 2004's Man Booker Prize for fiction and one of the most talked about books of the year, "The Line of Beauty "is a sweeping novel about class, sex, and money that brings Thatcher's London alive. Nick Guest has moved in with the Feddens, a family whose patriarch is a conservative member of parliament. An innocent in matters of politics and money, Nick becomes caught up in the Feddens' world of parties and excess, as well as in his own private pursuit of beauty. Framed by the two general elections that returned Margaret Thatcher to power, "The Line of Beauty "unfurls through four extraordinary years of change and tragedy.
A "New York Times "Bestseller (Extended) A "LA Times "Bestseller List A Book Sense National Bestseller A Northern California Bestseller A "Sunday Times "Bestseller List A "New York Times "Notable Book of the Year
And chosen as one of the best books of 2004 by: "Entertainment Weekly " "The Washington Post " "The San Francisco Chronicle " "The Seattle Times" "Newsday" Salon.com "The Boston Globe " "The New York Sun " "The Miami Herald " "The Dallas Morning News " "San Jose Mercury News " "Publishers Weekly"
"A magnificent comedy of manners. Hollinghurst's alertness to the tiniest social and tonal shifts never slackens, and positively luxuriates in a number of unimprovably droll set pieces... an] outstanding novel."-"New York Times Book Review"
"Hollinghurst has placed his gay protagonist within a larger social context, and the result is his most tender and powerful novel to date, a sprawling and haunting elegy to the 1980s. A"-"Entertainment Weekly"
"Mr. Hollinghurst's great gift as a novelist is for social satire as sharp and tra"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781582346106
  • ISBN-10: 1582346100
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publish Date: October 2005
  • Page Count: 438
  • Dimensions: 8.42 x 5.47 x 1.17 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89 pounds


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