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    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² 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 friendsRichly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, this UK bestseller is a major work by one of our finest writers."/>
  • Paperback
  • 438
  • The Line of Beauty
  • Alan Hollinghurst
  • English
  • 05 February 2019
  • 9780739464465

10 thoughts on “The Line of Beauty

  1. Jessica Jessica says:

    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFI 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 help me choke it down But for some reason everything I pick up lately s been unsatisfying, like skim milk or soy It might take the edge off, but not nicely, and with some of this stuff I think I might be better off drinking the coffee black That Martin Amis is like some synthetic creamer, with an artificial flavor that s kind of alluringly disgusting I keep drinking this shit because I have to But it doesn t taste good.Anyway, riding back home half drunk from a nove


  2. Agnieszka Agnieszka says:

    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFThere 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 a S shaped double curve, though for Nick, the main protagonist of Alan Hollinghurst novel, the perfect line of beauty creates delicate curve of lover s back.Novel starts in the summer 1983 when young Nick Guest mov


  3. Hugh Hugh says:

    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFSometimes 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 descriptions of gay sex and that is just not a subject that interests me This book confounded such baseless expectations, and the final part in particular is very moving I can t really do justice to the book in a short review, for which I apologise.This story of Nick Guest, a young man whose position as a lodger in the house of a Tory MP in Kensington puts him at the periphery of various powerful circles at the height of the Thatcher government in the 80s, works on many different levels On the surface it is a study of these elites, how they operate and how ruthlessly they ditch those who no longer serve them, on another it is a gay coming of age story, in which the shadow of AIDS inevitabily looms, and a third is as a tribute to Henry James


  4. Fabian Fabian says:

    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFIt 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 STAIN goes hand in hand with the Lewins


  5. Paul Paul says:

    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDF3.5 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 the son Toby of a rising Tory MP Gerald Fedden at Oxford and after graduating moves in with Toby


  6. Helle Helle says:

    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFUpdate 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 savour every word in this novel I alternately dragged out the reading experience to relish the language, and sped through sections because I felt greedy and impatient and wanted to see what linguistic marvels Alan Hollinghurst could produce next.The story is centered round an upper middle class family in London, whose son of the house, Toby, has a friend, Nick, stay over at the family s posh Kensington home a situation that lasts longer than any of them had expected and which has consequences for all During this same period, Nick can no longer ignore his own homosexuality and begins a guilt ridden yet thrilling exploration of it As in The Swimming Pool Library and the Stranger s Child


  7. Luís C. Luís C. says:

    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFThe 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 parasite He is the lover of the son of a Lebanese magnate, full of ace, drugged with cocaine He has an easy life All the shots of the homosexual milieu are described without false modesty.AIDS casts a dark note towards the end of the story, with its share of suffering and betrayal gaining cen


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

    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFAlan 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 is like a god in the Olympus and I am just a mortal slave and I am no


  9. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFBe 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 Talk about a niche It was one of two books I brought on my 20 hour flight to Singapore, where I was planning on enjoying, at long last, some time to myself to read About 50 pages into it, my mind cried, Noooooo and I was resigned to watching the full catalog of internati


  10. Yulia Yulia says:

    The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFAn 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 things about books, so Hollinghurst must be a magician or a hypnotist As it took me so long to read, I spent an embarrassing amount of time repeating to people who asked me what I was reading that it was Line of Beauty, about a young homosexual during Thatcher s 80s England, staying at his st


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The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFIn the summer of , twenty year old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens conservative Member The Line PDF/EPUB ² 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 friendsRichly textured, emotionally charged, disarmingly comic, this UK bestseller is a major work by one of our finest writers.


About the Author: Alan Hollinghurst

The Line of Beauty PDF/EPUB ä The Line PDF/EPUB ² line epub, beauty kindle, The Line free, The Line of BeautyThe Line of Beauty PDFAlan Hollinghurst is an English novelist, and winner of the Booker Prize for The Line of BeautyHe read English at Magdalen College, Oxford graduating The Line PDF/EPUB ² in and subsequently took the further degree of Master of Literature While at Oxford he shared a house with Andrew Motion, and was awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry in , the year before MotionIn the late s he became a.