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The Go-Between

L.P. Hartley

‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.’ Haunting, moving, evocative, The Go-Between is L.P. Hartley’s heartbreaking novel about social constraints and childhood innocence. During the long hot summer of 1900, young Leo Colston is invited to stay for a month at a lordly, aristocratic manor in Norfolk. There he falls in love with his friend’s older sister, who commissions him to ferry secret messages to the local farmer, her lover. His naiveté sustains their affair, until ultimately leading to an event that will change their lives irrevocably.

‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.’ Haunting, moving, evocative, The Go-Between is L.P. Hartley’s heartbreaking novel about social constraints and childhood innocence. During the long hot summer of 1900, young Leo Colston is invited to stay for a month at a lordly, aristocratic manor in Norfolk. There he falls in love with his friend’s older sister, who commissions him to ferry secret messages to the local farmer, her lover. His naiveté sustains their affair, until ultimately leading to an event that will change their lives irrevocably.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.’ Haunting, moving, evocative, The Go-Between is L.P. Hartley’s heartbreaking novel about social constraints and childhood innocence. During the long hot summer of 1900, young Leo Colston is invited to stay for a month at a lordly, aristocratic manor in Norfolk. There he falls in love with his friend’s older sister, who commissions him to ferry secret messages to the local farmer, her lover. His naiveté sustains their affair, until ultimately leading to an event that will change their lives irrevocably.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Barrett

Length:

10h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:12


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:35


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

10:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:08


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:06


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:18


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:30


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:45