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The Sparsholt affair

Hollinghurst, Alan2017
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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.
Main title:
The Sparsholt affair / Alan Hollinghurst.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2017.©2017
Collation:
453 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781509844937 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
BRN:
313660
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