The Modern Library - the 200 best novels in English since 1950
Clare County Library
Library Catalogue | Foto:
Clare Photo Collection | Search
this Website | Copyright
The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley
This novel is narrated by Leo who, in his sixties, discovers
his boyhood diary of 1900, revealing how he was the innocent 'go-between'
at his friend's house, carrying letters between his friend's sister and
her lover. Imbued by the atmosphere of Edwardian England and an undercurrent
of class tensions, it details the anxiety for love and the agony of betrayal.