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The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst

Label
The Sparsholt affair
Title
The Sparsholt affair
Statement of responsibility
Alan Hollinghurst
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1940, Evert Dax and David Sparsholt, two young men from very different backgrounds, meet at Oxford University. Dax is a second year student reading English, coming from a rackety upper middle class background; Sparsholt is from a humbler Midlands community and is reading engineering, a young man whose good looks and fine figure have proved highly attractive to his peers. This time is a unique one in the history of the university: with military call-up at twenty, soon brought forward to nineteen, almost all students come up to Oxford knowing that they will only have a year or so of study. A sense of futility is mixed with one of recklessness. All life after dusk is lived under black-out, encouraging and covering what would normally be impossible liaisons. What happens to these two men in this year will affect many lives and will set in motion the mystery at the heart of The Sparsholt Affair
Summary
A World War II-era Oxford engineering student who hides secret ambitions to join the Royal Air Force and the lonely son of a celebrated novelist forge a fateful bond that reverberates throughout seven decades of shared family life and friendship
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10603546
Cataloging source
NWPL
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Hollinghurst, Alan
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
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1070
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • University of Oxford
  • Male friendship
  • Homosexuality
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Social classes
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060770054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
453 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509844937
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992468098
Label
The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060770054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
453 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509844937
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992468098

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