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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

Book details:

Edition Notes

Advance copy, with promotional statement of front cover.

Statementby L.P.Hartley.
The Physical Object
Pagination311p. ;
Number of Pages311
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22219419M

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The Go-Between is an okay book. It's not a spectacular book nor is a bad one. It's just your run of the mill okay. Plot: The book seems plotless and meandering and there didn't seem to be any plot development. Will the plot did meet the 5 basic elements, It was very weakly done/5. Most of The Go-Between is set in , with the “present day” of the novel taking place in the s. Leo tells the story retrospectively, recounting the events that took place in one fateful summer when he was The contrast between the two time periods is an important aspect of the book. The Go-Between Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for The Go-Between is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Ask Your Own Question. The narrative structure of L. P. Hartley ’s The Go-Between develops out of the discovery by Leo Colston, the novel’s protagonist and first-person narrator, of a diary he kept while visiting his.

36 rows · Narrated as a memoir, this excellent novel tells the story of one summer at the turn of the . In the spring of , 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 Jun 18,  · Marian buys Leo a forest-green suit, takes him on walks, and asks him to carry messages to and from their neighbor, Ted Burgess (Sir Alan Bates), a bit of a rake. Leo is soon dissembling, realizes he's betraying Hugh, but continues as the go-between nonetheless, asking adults naive questions about the attractions of men and women/10(K). The Go-Between is a disappointing period drama which squanders a potentially interesting premise. Its myriad flaws with characterisation, storytelling and direction would normally produce a %.

Mar 05,  · The Go-Between is alot like the book written by Charles Dickens; Great Expectations. This book is great with all those twists and you won't be able to put it down. The setting is in Oxford, England, and the boy, Leo is visiting a family for the summer and than he turns out to become a deliverer for two people having an affair/5. The Go-Between Book Summary and Study Guide. L.P. Hartley Booklist L.P. Hartley Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Go-Between; A preteen boy helps his friend's older sister deliver exchange messages with her boyfriend. Leo is a boarding school student who has to help an rich older girl continue a secret romantic relationship. 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. Colm Tóibín is the author of six novels, 4/5(19). About The Go-Between “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.