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Published by Chivers Audio Books .
Written in English

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An invitation to a friend"s house changes an adolescent boy"s life. Discovering an old diary, Leo, now in his sixties, is drawn back to the summer of 1900 and his visit to Brandham Hall. The past comes to life as Leo recalls the events and devastating outcome that destroyed his beliefs and future hopes. From the author of NIGHT FEARS.

Edition Notes


StatementL.P. Hartley ; Edward Petherbridge.
ContributionsPetherbridge, Edward.
The Physical Object
Pagination8 cassettes
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18956374M
ISBN 100745160018

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Like Henry James, his most obvious literary forebear, Hartley examines the nuances of morality with a shimmering exactness, focusing on characters like Leo, the narrator of The Go-Between, caught between natural impulses and the social conventions that would thwart them. — Jay Parini, The New York Times. A beautifully written and absorbing book. Mar 05,  · The Go-Between is alot like the book written by Charles Dickens; Great Expectations. This book is great with all those twists and you won't be able to put it down. The setting is in Oxford, England, and the boy, Leo is visiting a family for the summer and than he turns out to become a deliverer for two people having an affair/5. About The Go-Between "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there." Summering with a fellow schoolboy on a great English estate, Leo, the hero of L. P. Hartley’s finest novel, encounters a world of unimagined luxury. The Go-Between is an okay book. It's not a spectacular book nor is a bad one. It's just your run of the mill okay. Plot: The book seems plotless and meandering and there didn't seem to be any plot development. Will the plot did meet the 5 basic elements, It was very weakly done/5.

36 rows · Narrated as a memoir, this excellent novel tells the story of one summer at the turn of the . If Mandy looks to the future, L.P. Hartley’s novel The Go-Between, published the following year, looks very much to the past. Written in the shadow of the Second World War, amid large-scale national disasters and the international tensions of the Korean War and the atomic bomb, the book is set in an aristocratic country estate. The narrative structure of L. P. Hartley ’s The Go-Between develops out of the discovery by Leo Colston, the novel’s protagonist and first-person narrator, of a diary he kept while visiting his. The Go-Between essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley. Landscape and Growing Up in Atonement and The Go-Between.

Jun 17,  · The Go-Between is about books as much as it's about memory. It's a model of the importance of rereading (and God knows we treat books lightly . Oct 16,  · The Go-Between (New York Review Books Classics) - Kindle edition by L.P. Hartley, Colm Toibin. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The /5(69). Most of The Go-Between is set in , with the “present day” of the novel taking place in the s. Leo tells the story retrospectively, recounting the events that took place in one fateful summer when he was The contrast between the two time periods is an important aspect of the book. The Go-Between became an immediate critical and popular success and has long been considered Hartley's finest book. His many other novels include Facial Justice, The Hireling, and The Love-Adept.4/5(19).