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    Eustace and Hilda (New York Review Books Classics) (Paperback) By (author) L P Hartley, Introduction by Anita Brookner

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    DescriptionThe three books gathered together as "Eustace and Hilda" explore a brother and sister's lifelong relationship. Hilda, the older child, is both self-sacrificing and domineering, as puritanical as she is gorgeous; Eustace is a gentle, dreamy, pleasure-loving boy: the two siblings could hardly be more different, but they are also deeply devoted. And yet as Eustace and Hilda grow up and seek to go their separate ways in a world of power and position, money and love, their relationship is marked by increasing pain. L. P. Hartley's much-loved novel, the magnum opus of one of twentieth-century England's best writers, is a complex and spellbinding work: a comedy of upper-class manners; a study in the subtlest nuances of feeling; a poignant reckoning with the ironies of character and fate. Above all, it is about two people who cannot live together or apart, about the ties that bind--and break.

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    Eustace and Hilda
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) L P Hartley, Introduction by Anita Brookner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 876
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780940322806
    ISBN 10: 0940322803

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    LC classification: PR6015.A6723 E9 2001
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    01 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    L.P. Hartley (1895-1972), the son of the director of a brickworks, attended Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford, before setting out on a career as a literary critic and writer of short stories. In 1944 he published his first novel, "The Shrimp and the Anemone," the opening volume of the trilogy "Eustace and Hilda." In the spring of 1952, Hartley began "The Go-Between," a novel strongly rooted in his childhood. By October he had already completed the first draft, and the finished product was published in early 1953. "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." Anita Brookner is an art historian and novelist. She lives in London.
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    The combined effect of these three books is one of mounting excellence. Eustace, the central figure, is an immortal portrayal of the delights and agonies of childhood and adolescence. I cannot but envy the author of these books. He must feel immensely satisfied to have written a social novel which is in the class of George Meredith. He is a mature and rich writer, his gift for narrative balancing nicely with his other gifts of description and dialogue. -- John Betjeman