The Line of Beauty - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Summary

The early 1980s were a time of great change socially and politically. People were carefree and enjoyed excessive lifestyles. Casual sex and recreational drug use were prevalent. The wealthy class hosted extravagant parties with no expenses spared.

The political climate was also changing, with the election of Margaret Thatcher and her new regime. The early 1980s were a time of great indulgence and the mid-1980s were the peak of this lifestyle. As the 1980s came to a close, the discovery of AIDS closed the door on sexual freedom and self-indulgence. Nick Guest, The Feddens' and politics as a whole experience this rise and fall, and their lives parallel this curve during the 1980s.

Nick Guest is walking by a bookstore that is showcasing a brand new book about the recent elections. It is 1983, and there is a new Tory Prime Minister. Nick...

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