The Line of Beauty - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Nick, Rachel, Gerald and Catherine head to Hawkeswood, the home of Lord Kessler, who is Rachel's wealthy brother, for Toby's twenty-first birthday. Various ministers and dignitaries are invited, among other wealthy people. Lord Kessler welcomes them and gives Nick the grand tour, including the extensive library.

Nick runs into former classmates Paul "Polly" Tompkins and Antoine "Wani" Ouradi. Nick has always fantasized about Wani. Nick learns that Wani is engaged and meets his fiancye Martine. Nick also has his eye on an attractive waiter named Tristao, whom he plans a rendezvous with, but the meeting never happens. Gerald makes a witty speech for Toby, which he follows with his own. Nick drinks too much and ends up in Toby's bedroom with Toby and other friends drinking and smoking pot.

Chapter 3 Analysis

The government theme continues with many Members of Parliament and the Home...

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