The Resource The swimming-pool library, Alan Hollinghurst

The swimming-pool library, Alan Hollinghurst

Label
The swimming-pool library
Title
The swimming-pool library
Statement of responsibility
Alan Hollinghurst
Title variation
Swimming pool library
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Young, gay, William Beckwith spends his time, and his trust fund, idly cruising London for erotic encounters. When he saves the life of an elderly man in a public convenience an unlikely job opportunity presents itself. The man is Lord Nantwich, a gay peer of the realm and in the market for a biographer. Reluctantly accepting the commission, Will receives the first of Nantwich's diaries. But in the story he unravels, a tragedy of early 20th century gay repression, lurk bitter truths about Will's own privileged existence
Summary
Young, gay, William Beckwith spends his time, and his trust fund, idly cruising London for erotic encounters. When he saves the life of an elderly man in a public convenience an unlikely job opportunity presents itself. The man is Lord Nantwich, a gay peer of the realm and in the market for a biographer. Reluctantly accepting the commission, Will receives the first of Nantwich's diaries. But in the story he unravels, a tragedy of early 20th century gay repression, lurk bitter truths about Will's own privileged existence.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Debut Fiction, 1989.
  • Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 1989.
  • Somerset Maugham Award, 1989.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
034740
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hollinghurst, Alan
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality
  • Gay men
  • Interpersonal relations
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The swimming-pool library, Alan Hollinghurst
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Vintage classics
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9781784870317
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The swimming-pool library, Alan Hollinghurst
Publication
Note
Vintage classics
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9781784870317
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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