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The Line of Beauty
The story is set in the mid 1980's in London. Nick Guest has just graduated from Oxford and has started a Phd program in English literature, focusing on the novels of Henry James. Nick is middle class, but, at Oxford, he made friends with the son of a wealthy member of Parliament, named Gerald Fedden. Nick rents a room in Gerald's Notting Hill mansion. As Nick is learning the ways of the upper class, he is also coming out as a gay man. His first boyf...