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The Line of Beauty Paperback – 1 Apr 2005

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Luminous... [an] astonishingly Jamesian novel, a crafty, glittering, sidelong bid by a contemporary master of English prose to be considered heir to James himself. For a novel that spans only four years, 1983 to 1987, it seems to encompass a world as capacious as any in a James novel. Source: The Times

There is something memorable on every page... there is much to savour in The Line of Beauty, not least its humour, a shivering yet morally exacting satire that leaves no character untouched. Source: Times Literary Supplement

Superb . . . Alan Hollinghurst is in the prime of his writing life, and the immaculate rolling cadences of his new novel are right now the keenest pleasure English prose has to offer. Source: Daily Telegraph

Quite simply a joy to read. It is solid and traditional, beautifully crafted. A quiet masterpiece. Source: Scotland on Sunday

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Alan Hollinghurst is the author of several novels including The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star and The Spell. He has received the Somerset Maugham Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and he was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1994. He lives in London.

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Product details

  • Reading level: 18+ years
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Picador (1 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330483218
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330483216
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,20,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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