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L. P. Hartley (1895–1972)

Autor(a) de The Go-Between

41+ Works 3,782 Membros 64 Críticas 13 Favorited

About the Author

Novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic, L. P. Hartley won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1947 for Eustace and Hilda. Part of a trilogy that offers a penetrating and disturbing psychological study of what Hartley called "sisteritis" in an upper-middle-class family, the three books mostrar mais were described by the London Times as "unique in modern writing...diverting and disturbing. Beneath a surface "almost overcivilized' the reviewer found "a hollow of horror."' One of Hartley's special interests is Henry James, with whom he has been compared. In The Tragic Comedians, James Hall devotes a chapter to Hartley, who is respected but not popular in Britain, read by few in America, but praised by discerning critics in both countries: "Along with Green and Powell, Hartley has changed the direction of the comic novel, raising even more seriously than they the question of whether it remains comic at all.... His freshness consists at first in simply changing the patterns of the naturalist novel from social insights to emotional ones; yet in doing so he departs from both the older solid way of conceiving character and the more recent fluid way of conceiving consciousness." David Cecil called The Go-Between (1953) "impressive," and wrote: "Hartley is for me the first of living novelists in certain important respects; beauty of style, lyrical quality of feeling and, above all, the power and originality of his imagination, which wonderfully mingles ironic comedy, whimsical fancy and a mysterious Hawthorne-like poetry." The Novelist's Responsibility is a collection of essays and letters. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por L. P. Hartley

The Go-Between (1953) 2,327 exemplares
Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy (1958) 294 exemplares
The Hireling (1957) 231 exemplares
The Shrimp and the Anemone (1945) 175 exemplares
Facial Justice (1960) 143 exemplares
A Perfect Woman (1955) 58 exemplares
The Sixth Heaven (1946) 52 exemplares
Simonetta Perkins (1925) 51 exemplares
Eustace and Hilda (1947) 47 exemplares
The Boat (1950) 40 exemplares
The Brickfield (1964) 36 exemplares
The Harness Room (1971) 25 exemplares
My Fellow Devils (1959) 19 exemplares
The Betrayal (1966) 18 exemplares
My Sisters' Keeper (1970) 12 exemplares
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Two for the river (1961) 9 exemplares
The Will and the Way (1973) 7 exemplares
Poor Clare (1968) 7 exemplares
The Love-Adept (1969) 6 exemplares
The Collections (1972) 6 exemplares
W.S. 3 exemplares
Feet Foremost (2012) 2 exemplares
Eustache et Hilda (3) 2 exemplares
Oxford Poetry 1920 (1920) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The cat : an essay (1986) 2 exemplares
The Island 1 exemplar
La ‰bara ambulante (1989) 1 exemplar
Monkshood Manor 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories (1983) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1,242 exemplares
The Haunted Looking Glass: Ghost Stories Chosen by Edward Gorey (1959) — Contribuidor — 673 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 543 exemplares
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contribuidor — 500 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 295 exemplares
The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
Chill Tidings: Dark Tales of the Christmas Season (2020) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories (1936) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1964) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Ghosts of Christmas Past (2017) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Third Ghost Book (1955) — Introdução; Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Chillers for Christmas (1989) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Second Ghost Book (1952) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Third Omnibus of Crime (1935) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Ghosts for Christmas (1988) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Tales from the Dead of Night (2013) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Ghost Book: Sixteen Stories of the Uncanny (1926) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Go-Between [1971 film] (1971) — Original book — 31 exemplares
The Old School: Essays by Divers Hands (1934) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Haunters at the Hearth: Eerie Tales for Christmas Nights (2022) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Night Shadows: Twentieth-Century Stories of the Uncanny (2001) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume Three (2018) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Great Book of Thrillers (1935) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (1975) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Tenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1974) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Monster Festival: Classic Tales of the Macabre (1965) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Paha vieras (1996) 15 exemplares
Fifty Masterpieces of Mystery (1937) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Famous Tales of the Fantastic (1965) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Uncanny Tales 2 (1974) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Black Cap: New Stories of Murder and Mystery (1928) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Fourteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1978) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Country Child (1992) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Beyond Midnight (1976) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Terrors, Torments, and Traumas: An Anthology (1978) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Shudders (1929) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
When Churchyards Yawn (1963) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Ghosts in Country Houses (1981) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Spøgelseshistorier fra hele verden — Contribuidor, algumas edições3 exemplares
The Best British Short Stories of 1933 — Contribuidor, algumas edições2 exemplares
Stories of the Macabre (1976) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The New Decameron. Sixth volume (1929) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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I had watched the movie first. Then I got the book. I went into it with a little hesitation since I thought of it as very plot-driven story and therefore "spoiled" by having watched the movie. Boy was I wrong. One thing that comes through much better in the book is the emotional development of the boy even though it's being told from his adult self years later. All of his actions were supported by credible motivations, and there was no feeling that the author put something in "just to make it interesting." And as the plot develops, the boy's thinking gets more complex. For some people the language will be a challenge, but I found I fell right into it and it added a lot to the feeling of distance with the past, as is the boy's past really were a foreign country.… (mais)
 
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Peterlemat | 37 outras críticas | Jun 26, 2023 |
It took me a while to get used to Hartley's elevated language, but once I did, the story swept me away. I kept being reminded of other stories while reading this one: shades of THE GREAT GATSBY, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, ATONEMENT... Yet, this book told its own story with its own tragedy and beauty. One of the best fall from innocence and bildungsroman novels I have ever read.
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crabbyabbe | 37 outras críticas | Nov 6, 2022 |
Outstanding little collection of macabre stories that should be generally rated higher than it is. Hartley is a highly accomplished writer who wrote the classic non-supernatural [b:The Go-Between|258079|The Go-Between|L.P. Hartley|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320480023s/258079.jpg|1553524] as well as many other novels and stories outside the outr�� genres. Every story in this book is a classic tale and Hartley's macabre stories deserve to be better known and anthologized. My favorite is "A Visitor from Down Under" with it's punning title (the protagonist has just returned from Australia). Hartley mixes a wry gallows humor in with the truly horrifying, without the humor blunting the edge of the tale.

I read a lot of stories and after decades I can often not remember the details of a particular story, but I can remember the Travelling Grave, Feet Foremost, and Three or Four, for Dinner like I read them yesterday. I like Hartley so much I invested in the expensive Tartarus Press collection despite owning this Arkham House collection.
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Gumbywan | 1 outra crítica | Jun 24, 2022 |
What can you say about a book that gives you pretty much every macabre story written throughout an author's long career? Hartley wrote lots of stories and novels but for me his strange stories are the best. We have here everything from pure horror to just plain odd stories. To me Hartley almost seems like a bridge between the ghost stories of M.R. James and Robert Aickman. There are examples of both schools in Hartley's work and something in-between. A book to be savored one story at a time.

The book is 500 pages long and beautifully produced by Tartarus Press.
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Obras
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Membros
3,782
Popularidade
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Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
64
ISBN
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Línguas
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