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Hollinghurst, Alan

Overview
Works: 92 works in 564 publications in 17 languages and 11,575 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Drama  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PR6058.O4467, 823.914
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Publications about Alan Hollinghurst
Publications by Alan Hollinghurst
Most widely held works by Alan Hollinghurst
The line of beauty : a novel by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
104 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,781 libraries worldwide
20-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens. An innocent in matters of politics and money, he becomes caught up in the Feddins' world: its grand parties, its surprising alliances, its parade of monsters both comic and menacing. In an era of endless possibility, he finds himself able to pursue his own private obssession with beauty--a prize as compelling to him as power and riches are to his friends
The stranger's child : a novel by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
73 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,159 libraries worldwide
In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate--a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance--to his family's modest home outside London for the weekend. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sixteen-year-old sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him and the stories he tells about Corley Court, the country estate he is heir to. But what Cecil writes in Daphne's autograph album will change their and their families' lives forever: a poem that, after Cecil is killed in the Great War and his reputation burnished, will become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried--until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them
The swimming pool library by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
92 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,483 libraries worldwide
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
The spell by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
43 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 840 libraries worldwide
The amours and intrigues of four sophisticated homosexuals in Britain, two of whom are father and son. Witty conversations and steamy sex by the author of The Swimming Pool Library
The stranger's child by Alan Hollinghurst( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
While on holiday break in 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate, Cecil Valance, to his family's small home outside of London. George's sixteen-year-old sister, Daphne, is smitten with Cecil, who writes a poem in her autograph book. After Cecil perishes in the Great War and with his reputation in tatters, the general public becomes aware of the poem and it is celebrated with critical acclaim
The Sparsholt affair by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 270 libraries worldwide
"From the internationally acclaimed winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly new novel that spans seven transformative decades in England--from the 1940s to the present--as it plumbs the richly complex relationships of a remarkable family. In 1940, David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford to study engineering, though his sights are set on joining the Royal Air Force. Handsome, athletic, charismatic, he is unaware of his effect on others--especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. With the world at war, and the Blitz raging in London, Oxford nevertheless exists at a strange remove: a place of fleeting beauty--and secret liaisons. A friendship develops between these two young men that will have unexpected consequences as the novel unfolds. Alan Hollinghurst's new novel explores the legacy of David Sparsholt across three generations, on friends and family alike; we experience through its characters changes in taste, morality, and private life in a sequence of vividly rendered episodes: a Sparsholt holiday in Cornwall; eccentric social gatherings at the Dax family home; the adventures of David's son Johnny, a painter in 1970s London; the push and pull in a group of friends brought together by art, literature, and love. And evoking the increasing openness of gay life, The Sparsholt Affair becomes a meditation on human transience, even as it poignantly expresses the longing for permanence and continuity."--
The ivory tower by Henry James( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
"In 1914, Henry James began work on a major novel about the immense new fortunes of America's Gilded Age. After an absence of more than twenty years, James had returned for a visit to his native country; what he found there filled him with profound dismay. In The Ivory Tower, his last book, the characteristic pattern underlying so much of his fiction - in which American "innocence" is transformed by its encounter with European "experience"--Receives a new twist: raised abroad, the hero comes home to America to confront, as James puts it, "the black and merciless things that are behind the great possessions."" "James died in 1916 with the first three books of The Ivory Tower completed. He also left behind a "treatment," in which he charted the further progress of his story. This fascinating scenario, one of only two to survive among James's papers, is also published here together with a striking critical essay by Ezra Pound."--Jacket
The line of beauty by Alan Hollinghurst( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 libraries worldwide
It is the summer of 1983, and young Nick Guest has moved into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious new Tory MP, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their children Toby and Catherine. Nick had idolozed Toby at Oxford, but in his London life it will be the troubled Catherine, the critic and rebel of the family, who becomes both his friend and his uneasy responsibility
The swimming-pool library by Alan Hollinghurst( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
This novel centres on the friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is searching for someone to write his biography
A.E. Housman : poems by A. E Housman( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 libraries worldwide
In this series a contemporary poet selects and introduces another poet of a different generation whom they have particularly admired. This selection of A.E. Housman poems are selected by Alan Hollinghurst
The line of beauty ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The final part of Andrew Davies' adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prize-winning novel set in London in the 1980s. It's 1987 and Thatcher has been returned to power once again. Political scandal engulfs the Fedden house and revelations about Nick force a confrontation with family members
The line of beauty ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The second part of Andrew Davies' adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prize-winning novel set in 1980s London. It's 1986 and Nick is swept up in the euphoria of excess and power. His affair with self-destructive Lebanese millionaire Wani Ouradi reaches fever pitch at one of the Feddens' high society parties
The line of beauty ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Andrew Davies' adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prize-winning novel set in London in the 1980s. It's 1983 and Oxford graduate Nick Guest is adopted by the rich, privileged family of Tory MP Gerald Fedden. Nick is drawn into the seductive world of the Feddens and finds his feet in London's gay scene, embarking on a secret love affair with a black council worker, Leo Charles
Selected poems by Mick Imlah( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
My night with Reg by Kevin Elyot( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Kevin Elyot's 'My Night with Reg' follows the ups and downs of a circle of gay friends in London over a period of several years, and tackles with brutal honesty the impact that AIDS/HIV had on the gay community during its height in the 1980s, as well as examining the pain of unrequited love and the joy of friendship. The play was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 31 March 1994
Howard Hodgkin by Howard Hodgkin( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Berenice & Bajazet by Jean Racine( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Confidential chats with boys by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
New writing 4 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
The line of beauty ( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"A story of love, class, sex and money. Nick Guest, a young, gay Oxford graduate of modest means, is invited to stay with the wealthy Fedden family at their home in west London. Dysfunction and glamour come in equal measure with the Feddens: father Gerald a Tory MP consumed by his rising status within the party; wife Rachel who barely recognises her manic-depressive daughter Catherine; and son Toby, for whom Nick has had a secret crush ever since their time together at Oxford."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Alan Hollinghurst britischer Schriftsteller
Alan Hollinghurst britský spisovatel
Alan Hollinghurst English novelist, poet, short story writer and translator
Alan Hollinghurst escriptor i traductor anglès
Alan Hollinghurst pisarz brytyjski
Alan Hollinghurst romanziere inglese
Alan Hollinghurst taalkundige uit Engeland
Alanus Hollinghurst
Hollinghērsts, Alans 1954-
Άλαν Χόλινγκχερστ
Алан Голлінґгерст англійський письменник
Холлингхёрст, Алан
الن هالینقهرست
آلن هالینگهرست زبان‌شناس، نویسنده، و شاعر انگلیسی
アラン・ホリングハースト
ホリングハースト, アラン
阿兰·霍灵赫斯特
Languages
English (314)
German (19)
French (18)
Spanish (16)
Italian (14)
Dutch (10)
Polish (5)
Chinese (5)
Swedish (4)
Czech (4)
Turkish (3)
Croatian (2)
Russian (1)
Finnish (1)
Serbian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Danish (1)
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