The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley

“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. But when his friend’s beautiful older sister enlists him as the unwitting messenger in her illicit love affair, the aftershocks will be felt for years. The inspiration for the brilliant Joseph Losey/Harold Pinter film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates, The Go-Between is a masterpiece—a richly layered, spellbinding story about past and present, naïveté and knowledge, and the mysteries of the human heart. This volume includes, for the first time ever in North America, Hartley’s own introduction to the novel.

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The 658th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Modern Classics Go Between (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 983780 $12.26 $10.70 2004
The go-between Hardcover 3950599 $5.00
The Go-Between Paperback 10724949 $9.61 $8.27 2009
The Go-Between (New York Review Books Classics) Kindle Edition 310064 $10.99 2011
Go-Between Hardcover 1657429 $1,149.12 $13.86
THE GO-BETWEEN Paperback 2226399 $0.01
The Go-between (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 3460755 $64.95 $0.01 1987
Go Between (Penguin Longman Reader L4) Paperback 3558804 $7.74 $9.61 2008
The Go-Between (Penguin Classics) Paperback 3208622 $11.99 $0.78 1997
The Go-between (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 2912058 $70.80 $0.84 2000
The Go-Between Audible Audio Edition 32630 $36.74 2016
The Go-Between (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) Paperback 3914631 $11.62 $0.01 1994
The Go-between (New Windmills) Hardcover 717049 $68.22 $1.67 1985
The Go-between (Essential Penguin) Paperback 2460607 $26.11 $5.66 1999
The Go Between Hardcover 5818036 $15.96
The Go-Between (New York Review Books Classics) Paperback 144940 $7.99 $3.35 2002
The Go-Between Paperback 1010188 $12.95 $19.47 2018
The Go-Between Hardcover 2699733 $5.00
Go-Between Book/CD Pack (Penguin Longman Reader L4) Paperback 14409891 $19.87 2008
The Go-Between Hardcover 2465028 $7.29 $7.28 2013