The Go-between

The Go-between

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An invitation to a friend's house changes an adolescent boy's life. Discovering an old diary, Leo, now in his sixties, is drawn back to the hot summer of 1900 and his visit to Brandham Hall. The past comes to life as Leo recalls the events and devastating outcome that destroyed his beliefs and future hopes. The first annotated edition of L.P. Hartley's great classic, the present text generally follows that of the first edition of 1953 and also includes a number of small but significant corrections based on the surviving holograph of The more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 104 x 180 x 20mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0140282661
  • 9780140282665
  • 1,628,569

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An elderly bachelor recounts the events of a hot summer in 1900, 50 years before, when he stayed with a schoolfriend in a grand Norfolk house. His friend's sister sent him with letters to her lover, a local farmer, while the household prepared to celebrate her engagement. The young man finds himself at the centre of a tragedy, which lays a shadow over his future and leads him to the lonely present. (Kirkus UK)show more

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