The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

The Line of Beauty is a 2004 Booker Prize-winning novel by Alan Hollinghurst. Set in the United Kingdom in the early to mid-1980s, the story surrounds the post-Oxford life of the young gay protagonist, Nick Guest.

The 254th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  2. - 16th on The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels (BBC)
  3. - 35th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  4. - 59th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  5. - 61st on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  6. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  7. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)
  8. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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The Line of Beauty by Hollinghurst, Alan New Edition (2005) Paperback 1374604 $18.78 $15.98
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The Line of Beauty Hardcover 876562 $3.20 $0.01 2004
Line of Beauty: A Novel (Man Booker Prize) Hardcover 2356868 $4.45 $0.01 2004
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