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The Boat

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Timothy Casson, a bachelor writer, is forced to return from a contented life in Venice to an English village. Taking a house by the river where he can pursue his passion for rowing, he has to do battle with the locals to overcome his isolation and feelings of incompleteness. This most complex of Hartley's novels examines the multiple layers of Casson's relationships with servants, local society and friends.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 32mm | 419.99g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848548117
  • 9781848548114
  • 527,425

Review quote

'English village life is made vivid and recognisable to us by countless delicate strokes of observation' Lord David Cecil 'A work of the greatest brilliance and of a memorable humanistic cast' Manchester Guardian Hartley's hilarious (with dark moments) page-turner Daily Mailshow more

About L. P. Hartley

L. P. Hartley (1895-1972) was a British writer, described by Lord David Cecil as 'One of the most distinguished of modern novelists; and one of the most original'. His best-known work is The Go-Between, which was made into a 1970 film. Other written works include: The Betrayal, The Boat, My Fellow Devils, A Perfect Woman and Eustace and Hilda, for which he was awarded the 1947 James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He was awarded the CBE in 1956.show more

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8 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (3)
3 25% (2)
2 12% (1)
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