WorldCat Identities

Hollinghurst, Alan

Overview
Works: 127 works in 690 publications in 18 languages and 14,123 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Drama  Gay fiction  Television mini-series  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6058.O4467, 823.914
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Alan Hollinghurst
The line of beauty : a novel by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )

115 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,903 WorldCat member 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 )

81 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,322 WorldCat member 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 Sparsholt affair by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )

31 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,708 WorldCat member 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 swimming-pool library by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )

93 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member 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 folding star by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )

57 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Manners - thirty-three, disaffected, in search of a new life - has come to an ancient Flemish city to teach English. Almost at once he falls in love with one of his pupils, the seventeen-year-old Luc Altidore, recently expelled from school for some mysterious offense. Condemned to a mounting but incommunicable obsession with the boy, Edward becomes involved in affairs with two other men: one a heartless but seductive fraud, the other a young drifter with a deeply possessive streak." "Then Edward is introduced to the world of the enigmatic and reclusive Symbolist painter Edgard Orst. Gradually he is drawn toward an understanding of the artist's own obsession with a famous actress, drowned off Ostend at the turn of the century, and of the ambiguous circumstances of Orst's own death under Nazi occupation." "The events of The Folding Star are played out amid the silent streets and canals of a city that seems locked in the past, and across the northern landscape of out-of-season resorts and abandoned houses that lies beyond. But in the central panel of the novel's triptych Edward returns home for a funeral and is caught up in memories of his own late adolescence and his first love affair: an English pastoral already threatened by the experience of betrayal and loss."--Jacket
The spell by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member 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 ivory tower by Henry James( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member 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
Tacita Dean : landscape, portrait, still life by Tacita Dean( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2018, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts will host major exhibitions of the work of Tacita Dean. Each will provide an encounter with the filmmaker's work through a different lens. This book brings together works from all three exhibitions - both new and retrospective - with words by leading novelists and thinkers who provide a unique insight into Dean's chosen genres: landscape, portrait and still-life. Dean first came to the attention of the art world with her 16 mm film The Story of Beard (1992). She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 and has since been a powerful advocate for her medium. Published at a career-defining moment, this book provides a new and authoritative view of a hugely influential filmmaker who has been at the forefront of British art for over twenty years
The swimming-pool library by Alan Hollinghurst( Recording )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member 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
The line of beauty by Alan Hollinghurst( Recording )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the summer of 1983, and 20-year-old Nick Guest has moved into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-- whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-- and Catherine, highly critical of her family's assumptions and ambitions. Framed by the two general elections that returned Margaret Thatcher to power, The Line of Beauty unfurls through four extraordinary years of change and tragedy
The line of beauty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member 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
The line of beauty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member 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
A.E. Housman : poems by A. E Housman( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member 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 Sparsholt affair by Alan Hollinghurst( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the internationally acclaimed winner of the Man Booker Prize, a sweeping new novel that explores richly complex relationships between fathers and sons as it spans seven transformative decades in England, from the 1940s through the presentDavid Sparsholt is a man who commands attention. As a student at Oxford during the early days of World War II, he's handsome, powerful, and alluring to all who meet him--both women and men. His two closest friends, Evert and Freddie, are aspiring artists who are quickly drawn into Sparsholt's magnetic field even as the mores of the day complicate their ambitions--aesthetic, romantic, and otherwise. Twenty years later, all three men find themselves in unexpected positions--sometimes rewarded, but sometimes thwarted--vis-à-vis love and career; money and stature. David Sparsholt is now married with a wife and son, having claimed fame as a fighter pilot in the war, but also infamy after a scandalous affair rocked his entire family--especially his teenage son, Johnny. It's the 1960s, and upheavals of all sorts are rampant in England and around the world, including as we follow Johnny's struggles to untangle his own private web of identity, art, and sexuality. Together, these men's trials and triumphs present a complicated portrait of masculinity and artistic worth in England's upper echelons, where one's name carries the legacy, but also the telling scars, of the generations before him. Engaging, atmospheric, told in lush and gorgeous prose, The Sparsholt Affair is a brilliant novel about sensuality and scruples set against a backdrop of radical social change, from a writer whose work is as provocative as it is precisely rendered
Selected poems by Mick Imlah( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My night with Reg by Kevin Elyot( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berenice & Bajazet by Jean Racine( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.11 for Alan Holli ... to 1.00 for Faulks on ...)

The line of beauty : a novel
Covers
The stranger's child : a novelThe swimming-pool libraryThe folding starThe spellThe stranger's childThe ivory towerThe swimming-pool libraryThe line of beauty
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

홀링허스트, 앨런 1954-

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