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I opened the same book again for the first time go-betwren three decades a couple of years ago. Its spirit, unlike Chatterley’s, is gloomed, overshadowed by terrible new knowledge, two world wars, the Holocaust and the atom bomb: She is ahrtley to marry the local Viscount Winlove, Hugh Trimingham, back from the Lp hartley the go-between penguin readers war with half his face scarred so badly that he looks like the god Janus, Leo thinks; one side an end and the other a beginning.

Hartley’s moving exploration of a young boy’s loss of innocence The Go-Between is edited with an introduction and notes by Douglas Brooks-Davies in Penguin Modern Classics. Leo observes the beautiful cornfield-coloured body of Ted Burgess for the first time; it “spoke to me of something I did not know.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Then I’ll say the first half of its first line and the audience will come back loud and strong on their own with the second half. Karyn 6 April at Trimingham goes about his business wounded and elegant at once, with a great deal more knowledge of what’s happening than he lets on. Generally lp hartley the go-between penguin readers a single yes or a couple of yeses; otherwise silence, a shaking of heads.


Walls, trees, the very ground one trod on, instead of being cool were warm to the touch: I don’t remember much about it, but I do remember that it left me feeling sad. But when his friend’s beautiful older sister enlists him as the unwitting messenger in her illicit love affair, the aftershocks will be felt for years.

Almost straight away he comes upon a red cardboard box once used for his childhood Eton collars: Joanne 6 April at We use cookies lp hartley the go-between penguin readers this site and by continuing to browse it you agree to us sending you cookies. It’s a book which subtly, almost mischievously, rejects subtlety: I think this must be a book in which your appreciation of it alters as you grow older.

Rereading: The Go-Between by LP Hartley

The novel signals itself gobetween its seeming concerns almost too clearly — the beautiful doomed farmer cleaning his gun so assiduously. I first read his best-known novel, The Go-Betweenat the age of 16 in in a Penguin copy with Julie Christie under a parasol on the front, a still from Joseph Losey’s film adaptationbecause Hartley was go-beetween most contemporary writer on our Sixth Year Studies English course.

As the mercury rises, Leo becomes a kind of Mercury himself, a deliverer of messages between Marian and her lower-class lover, the tenant farmer and local “ladykiller”, Ted Burgess, who promises to teach Leo what’s what when it comes to “spooning”.


It is both subtle and crass: A beautifully poised bathing scene “the word denoted an intenser experience than it does now” highlights the apartness of men and women and the frissons of the body. I’m now re-reading it lp hartley the go-between penguin readers a course I’m doing on Film and the Book.

It is a lovely edition. No eBook available Amazon. Pages Home List of reviews Penguins 1: What a lovely edition of a perfect book, hartleyy nicer than my film tie-in Penguin. Karyn 5 April at Above all, though, it is a text which works like a charm: The haunting story of a young boy’s awakening into the secrets of the adult world, The Go-Between is also an unforgettable evocation of the boundaries of Edwardian society.

This volume includes, for the first time ever in North America, Hartley’s own introduction to the novel. I read this as a teenager.

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Haartley is a masterpiece of double-speak and secrecy, somehow both ambiguous and direct. Newer Post Older Post Home. He picks each thing up in turn.

This is a novel of memorably dressed-up theatrical set-pieces: They made a film out of it with Julie Christie but I haven’t seen it. Hartley returns again and again in his critical essays, bewilderedly, as if he can’t look away, to this lp hartley the go-between penguin readers.