L. P. Hartley's enduring coming of age story about a forbidden love and its terrible consequences, now beautifully packaged with an afterword by publisher Anna South.An invitation for young Leo to join a school friend at Brandham Hall - a world of privilege far removed from his own - for the scorchingly hot summer of 1900 appears innocuous, but Leo soon finds himself drawn into a dangerous, deceitful world of adult intrigue when asked to act as a go-between for two illicit lovers. The tragedy that ensues will reverberate for decades to come. A haunting novel about the strange journey from childhood to adulthood, The Go-Between is an unforgettable classic. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles.
L. P. Hartley's enduring coming of age story about a forbidden love and its terrible consequences.
Leslie Poles Hartley was born in Cambridgeshire in 1895, and was educated first at Harrow and then Oxford. His career as a writer began in 1924 with a volume of short stories and ran alongside his work as a prolific and highly regarded reviewer of fiction, writing for such magazines as the Spectator and the Sketch. His first full-length novel was The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944) and was followed by a succession of novels, including The Go-Between (1953), which remains the most enduringly popular and timeless of his novels, rightfully claiming its place as a classic. L. P. Hartley died in 1972.