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The Swimming-Pool Library

The Swimming-Pool Library

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Written by Alan HollinghurstAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alan Hollinghurst

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: September 19, 1989
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-72256-4 (0-679-72256-4)
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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."--The New York Times Book Review