The Line of Beauty
ISBN 13: 9780330483209
Publication Date: 2004
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Starting at the moment "The Swimming-Pool Library" ended, this book traces the further history of a decade of change and tragedy. Richly textured, emotionally charged, and comic, it is a major work by one of the finest writers in the English language.
"Though he's best known for his elegant descriptions of gay male life and pitch-perfect prose, Hollinghurst is most striking here for his successful, often damning, observations about the vast divides between the ruling class and everyone else....A beautifully realized portrait of a decade and a social class...."
"Among its other wonders, this almost perfectly written novel...delineates what's arguably the most coruscating portrait of a plutocracy since Goya painted the Spanish Bourbons....While Hollinghurst's story has the true feel of Jamesian drama, it is the authorial intelligence illuminating otherwise trivial pieces of story business so as to make them seem alive and mysteriously significant that gives the most pleasure....This novel has the air of a classic."
Publishers Weekly, 09/20/2004
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