The Go-Between Author:L. P. Hartley The hero of The Go-Between, L. P. Hartley's most famous novel, which has now, as a film starring Julie Christie and Dominic Guard, won an even wider public, is a boy of 12, with a propensity for day-dreaming. In summer 1900, he pays a visit to a school friend at a country house in Norfolk, and there becomes involved in a drama between 3 grown-up... more » people which brings tragedy to one of them and to the boy himself, temporary loss of memory and a lasting distrust of life.
50 years later, the chance discovery of some relics dating from those days recalls the visit, and, trying to remember it, he tells the story. He recollects the highlights-the fascination of Marian, the cricket match, the supper in the village ahll, the glorious summer weather-as well as the disappointments and the ultimate dsillusion. His curiosity aroused by this new perspective, he sets himself to discover facts at present outside his knowledge.
This is an acute and sympathetic study of a mind on the threshold of adolescence confronted by manifestations of adult behavior which it is not equipped to understand.« less