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L. P. Hartley (1895–1972)

Autor(a) de The Go-Between

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About the Author

Novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic, L. P. Hartley won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1947 for Eustace and Hilda. Part of a trilogy that offers a penetrating and disturbing psychological study of what Hartley called "sisteritis" in an upper-middle-class family, the three books mostrar mais were described by the London Times as "unique in modern writing...diverting and disturbing. Beneath a surface "almost overcivilized' the reviewer found "a hollow of horror."' One of Hartley's special interests is Henry James, with whom he has been compared. In The Tragic Comedians, James Hall devotes a chapter to Hartley, who is respected but not popular in Britain, read by few in America, but praised by discerning critics in both countries: "Along with Green and Powell, Hartley has changed the direction of the comic novel, raising even more seriously than they the question of whether it remains comic at all.... His freshness consists at first in simply changing the patterns of the naturalist novel from social insights to emotional ones; yet in doing so he departs from both the older solid way of conceiving character and the more recent fluid way of conceiving consciousness." David Cecil called The Go-Between (1953) "impressive," and wrote: "Hartley is for me the first of living novelists in certain important respects; beauty of style, lyrical quality of feeling and, above all, the power and originality of his imagination, which wonderfully mingles ironic comedy, whimsical fancy and a mysterious Hawthorne-like poetry." The Novelist's Responsibility is a collection of essays and letters. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de L. P. Hartley

The Go-Between (1953) 2,251 cópias
Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy (1958) 287 cópias
The Hireling (1957) 223 cópias
The Shrimp and the Anemone (1945) 171 cópias
Facial Justice (1960) 141 cópias
A Perfect Woman (1955) 58 cópias
The Sixth Heaven (1946) 51 cópias
Simonetta Perkins (1925) 50 cópias
Eustace and Hilda (1947) 47 cópias
The Boat (1950) 39 cópias
The Brickfield (1964) 35 cópias
The Harness Room (1971) 23 cópias
My Fellow Devils (1959) 19 cópias
The Betrayal (1966) 18 cópias
My Sisters' Keeper (1970) 12 cópias
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Two for the river (1961) 9 cópias
Poor Clare (1968) 7 cópias
The Will and the Way (1973) 6 cópias
The Love-Adept (1969) 6 cópias
The Collections (1972) 6 cópias
The cat : an essay (1986) 2 cópias
Oxford Poetry 1920 (1920) — Editor — 2 cópias
Feet Foremost (2012) 2 cópias
W.S. 2 cópias
Monkshood Manor 1 exemplar(es)
The Island 1 exemplar(es)
The Go-Between - DVD 1 exemplar(es)
W. S. 1 exemplar(es)
La ‰bara ambulante (1989) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories (1983) — Contribuinte, algumas edições1,185 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Contribuinte — 536 cópias
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contribuinte — 490 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000) — Contribuinte — 290 cópias
The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Great Ghost Stories (1936) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Chill Tidings: Dark Tales of the Christmas Season (2020) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1964) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Third Ghost Book (1955) — Introdução; Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Chillers for Christmas (1989) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
The Second Ghost Book (1952) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Ghosts for Christmas (1988) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
The Third Omnibus of Crime (1935) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Tales from the Dead of Night: Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories (2013) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
The Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1966) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
The Ghost Book: Sixteen Stories of the Uncanny (1926) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
The Go-Between [1971 film] (2010) — Original book — 30 cópias
The Old School: Essays by Divers Hands (1934) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Night Shadows: Twentieth-Century Stories of the Uncanny (2001) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume Three (2018) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Haunters at the Hearth: Eerie Tales for Christmas Nights (2022) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (1975) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The Tenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1974) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Paha vieras (1996) 15 cópias
Monster Festival: Classic Tales of the Macabre (1965) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Famous Tales of the Fantastic (1965) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Fourteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1978) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Uncanny Tales 2 (1974) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Country Child (1992) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Beyond Midnight (1976) — Autor — 10 cópias
The Black Cap: New Stories of Murder and Mystery (1928) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Terrors, Torments, and Traumas: An Anthology (1978) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Shudders (1929) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
When Churchyards Yawn (1963) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Ghosts in Country Houses (1981) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Spøgelseshistorier fra hele verden — Contribuinte, algumas edições3 cópias
The Best British Short Stories of 1933 — Contribuinte, algumas edições2 cópias
The New Decameron. Sixth volume (1929) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Stories of the Macabre (1976) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



I had watched the movie first. Then I got the book. I went into it with a little hesitation since I thought of it as very plot-driven story and therefore "spoiled" by having watched the movie. Boy was I wrong. One thing that comes through much better in the book is the emotional development of the boy even though it's being told from his adult self years later. All of his actions were supported by credible motivations, and there was no feeling that the author put something in "just to make it interesting." And as the plot develops, the boy's thinking gets more complex. For some people the language will be a challenge, but I found I fell right into it and it added a lot to the feeling of distance with the past, as is the boy's past really were a foreign country.… (mais)
Peterlemat | outras 37 resenhas | Jun 26, 2023 |
L.P. Hartley lived from 1895 to 1972 and wrote quite a number of books, but this one, published near the end of his life, in 1971, is his only openly gay novel. Gregory Woods, in his foreword to this edition, writes: “The fact that E.M. Forster’s novel Maurice was soon to be published at last, though posthumously, may have been a spur to Hartley.”

This is the story of an adolescent, Fergus, who is left behind at his father’s grand house when the latter, a widower, remarries and goes on honeymoon. Fergus’ father, colonel Macready thinks his son is too soft, too bookish. Before he leaves with his new wife, he asks his manly chauffeur, Fred Carrington, to make more of a “man” of Fergus by training him physically. Little does colonel Macready know that both Fred and Fergus are gay.

What unfolds is a tender, sensual, and tragic story that deserves to be wider known. This 2022 edition is only the second time that this forgotten novel has been published.
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leoslittlebooklife | 1 outra resenha | Apr 19, 2023 |
It took me a while to get used to Hartley's elevated language, but once I did, the story swept me away. I kept being reminded of other stories while reading this one: shades of THE GREAT GATSBY, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, ATONEMENT... Yet, this book told its own story with its own tragedy and beauty. One of the best fall from innocence and bildungsroman novels I have ever read.
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crabbyabbe | outras 37 resenhas | Nov 6, 2022 |
Outstanding little collection of macabre stories that should be generally rated higher than it is. Hartley is a highly accomplished writer who wrote the classic non-supernatural [b:The Go-Between|258079|The Go-Between|L.P. Hartley|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320480023s/258079.jpg|1553524] as well as many other novels and stories outside the outr�� genres. Every story in this book is a classic tale and Hartley's macabre stories deserve to be better known and anthologized. My favorite is "A Visitor from Down Under" with it's punning title (the protagonist has just returned from Australia). Hartley mixes a wry gallows humor in with the truly horrifying, without the humor blunting the edge of the tale.

I read a lot of stories and after decades I can often not remember the details of a particular story, but I can remember the Travelling Grave, Feet Foremost, and Three or Four, for Dinner like I read them yesterday. I like Hartley so much I invested in the expensive Tartarus Press collection despite owning this Arkham House collection.
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Gumbywan | 1 outra resenha | Jun 24, 2022 |



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