The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst

The Swimming Pool Library Paperback Sep 19 1989

By Alan Hollinghurst
Paperback
$12.65 USD

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. The book focuses on 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.
"The Swimming-Pool Library beautifully welds the standard conventions of fiction to a tale of modern transgressions. It tells of impurities with shimmering elegance, of complexities with a camp-fired wit and of truths with a fiction's solid grace."-- "New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Publication date
Sep 19 1989
Language
English
Pages
352
ISBN-13
9780679722564
ISBN-10
0679722564
Weight
290g
Dimensions
133mm x 203mm