The Swimming-Pool Library - Alan Hollinghurst (1988)
ISBN 0394570251
Genre Gay Male Fiction
Subject Gay men - Fiction
Publisher Random House
Publication Date 8/12/1988
Format Hardcover (231 x 155 mm)
Language eng
A literary sensation and bestseller both in England and America, 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. "Impeccably composed and meticulously particular in its observation of everything" (Harpers & Queen), it focuses on the friendship of 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.

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Collection Status In Collection
Index 865
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LoC Classification PR6058.O4467S9 1988
Dewey 823/.914
Cover Price $16.95