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Leslie Poles Hartley (30 December 1895 — 13 December 1972) was a British writer, known for novels and short stories. His best known work is The Go-Between (1953), which was made into a 1970 film, directed by Joseph Losey with a star cast, in an adaptation by Harold Pinter. The book's opening sentence, "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there", has become almost proverbial.

Hartley was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, where he lived with his parents, Bessie and Harry and his two sisters, Enid and Annie Norah. He then moved to an estate near Peterborough with his family. He was educated in Cliftonville, Thanet, then briefly at Clifton College, where he first met Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin, and at Harrow School.

In 1915 he went up to Balliol College, Oxford, to read modern history. There he befriended Aldous Huxley. In 1916 he joined the British Army. He was commissioned as an officer but for health reasons never left the United Kingdom. Invalided out, he returned to Oxford in 1919, where he gathered a number of literary friends, including Lord David Cecil.

His work was published in Oxford Poetry in 1920 and 1922. He edited Oxford Outlook, with Gerald Howard and A. B. B. Valentine in 1920, and in 1921 with Basil Murray and M. C. Hollis also. At this time he was introduced by Huxley to Lady Ottoline Morrell. Kitchin, who was at Oxford also, introduced him to the Asquiths; Cynthia Asquith became a lifelong friend. Despite being named after Leslie Stephen, Hartley always belonged to the Asquith milieu, and was rebuffed by the Bloomsbury group.

Success came with having his first writing published and becoming a reviewer after his Oxford degree. Though this gave him rapid social elevation his life remained very strained, and in 1922 he suffered a nervous breakdown. Soon afterwards he started spending much time in Venice; he continued to do so for many years.

Until the success of The Go-Between he gained little recognition. He was, however, awarded the 1947 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Eustace and Hilda and in 1956 he was awarded the CBE.

There is a critical analysis of Hartley's ghost stories in Jack Sullivan's book Elegant Nightmares: The English Ghost Story From Le Fanu to Blackwood (1978). A critical essay on Hartley's ghost stories appears in S. T. Joshi's book The Evolution of the Weird Tale (2004).

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Total Books: 37
The Travelling Grave and Other Stories
2017 - The Travelling Grave and Other Stories [Valancourt 20th Century Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781943910793
ISBN-10: 1943910790
Genre: Literature & Fiction

My Fellow Devils
2013 - My Fellow Devils (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781848548664
ISBN-10: 1848548664
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Go-Between
2013 - The Go-between (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781907360817
ISBN-10: 1907360816
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Brickfield
2012 - The Brickfield (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781848547803
ISBN-10: 1848547803
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Hireling
2009 - The Hireling [Capuchin Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780955731259
ISBN-10: 0955731259
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Go-Between   Level 4 RLA
2008 - The Go-between Level 4 Rla [Penguin Longman Penguin Readers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781405862448
ISBN-10: 1405862440

Simonetta Perkins
2004 - Simonetta Perkins [Hesperus Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781843910916
ISBN-10: 1843910918
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Shrimp and the Anenome
2002 - The Shrimp and the Anenome (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753166369
ISBN-10: 0753166364
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Eustace and Hilda A Trilogy
2001 - Eustace and Hilda a Trilogy [New York Review Books Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780940322806
ISBN-10: 0940322803
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

The Go- Between
1999 - The Go- Between [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783526419204
ISBN-10: 3526419205

1978 - Go-between (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780241902080
ISBN-10: 0241902088
Genre: Literature & Fiction

My sisters' keeper
1970 - My Sisters' Keeper (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780241017838
ISBN-10: 0241017831

The collected short stories of L P Hartley
The Collected Short Stories of L P Hartley (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241015995
ISBN-10: 0241015995

The love-adept a variation on a theme
The Love-adept a Variation on a Theme (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241017371
ISBN-10: 0241017378

The harness room
The Harness Room (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241020135
ISBN-10: 0241020131
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The collections
The Collections (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241022221
ISBN-10: 0241022223
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Will and the Way
The Will and the Way (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241023501
ISBN-10: 0241023505
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Hireling (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780241902578
ISBN-10: 0241902576
Genres: Business & Money, Literature & Fiction

Poor Clare
Poor Clare (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241913383
ISBN-10: 0241913381

Go-between The
Go-between The [Modern Novels S] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435173852
ISBN-10: 0435173855

Shrimp and the Anemone
Shrimp and the Anemone (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435173869
ISBN-10: 0435173863