THE SWIMMING-POOL LIBRARY.

London: Chatto and Windus, 1988. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. The author's first novel. A 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. 288 pages. A very good plus to near fine copy perfect bound in the original decorated wrappers. Item #15316
ISBN: 0701132825

Price: $250.00

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