Eustace and Hilda by L. P. Hartley

The three books gathered together as Eustace and Hilda explore a brother and sister’s lifelong relationship. Hilda, the older child, is both self-sacrificing and domineering, as puritanical as she is gorgeous; Eustace is a gentle, dreamy, pleasure-loving boy: the two siblings could hardly be more different, but they are also deeply devoted. And yet as Eustace and Hilda grow up and seek to go their separate ways in a world of power and position, money and love, their relationship is marked by increasing pain. L. P. Hartley’s much-loved novel, the magnum opus of one of twentieth-century England’s best writers, is a complex and spellbinding work: a comedy of upper-class manners; a study in the subtlest nuances of feeling; a poignant reckoning with the ironies of character and fate. Above all, it is about two people who cannot live together or apart, about the ties that bind—and break.

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The 2477th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 40th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Eustace and Hilda (New York Review Books Classics) Kindle Edition 528367 2012
Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy Hardcover 1736251 $33.95 $10.43 1986
Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy Hardcover 9545339 $12.00
Eustace and Hilda: A trilogy Hardcover 11538354 $15.00
Eustace and Hilda Hardcover 12487617 $4.31
Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy Paperback 12916225 $0.78 1979
Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy (New York Review Books Classics) Paperback 393354 $7.94 $3.00 2001