“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. 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. The inspiration for the brilliant Joseph Losey/Harold Pinter film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates, The Go-Between is a masterpiece—a richly layered, spellbinding story about past and present, naïveté and knowledge, and the mysteries of the human heart. This volume includes, for the first time ever in North America, Hartley’s own introduction to the novel.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stephengoldenberg - LibraryThing
First read this 40 years ago when the film came out. I'm now re-reading it for a course I'm doing on Film and the Book. And what a great novel it is. You get sucked in from the moment you read that ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlisonY - LibraryThing
It's taken me longer than usual to get through this book - I was well over halfway in before I started to get drawn into the story. Set in the year 1900, a young boy goes to Norfolk for a month in the ... Read full review