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L. P. Hartley (1895–1972)

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Novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic, L. P. Hartley won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1947 for Eustace and Hilda. Part of a trilogy that offers a penetrating and disturbing psychological study of what Hartley called "sisteritis" in an upper-middle-class family, the three books vis mere were described by the London Times as "unique in modern writing...diverting and disturbing. Beneath a surface "almost overcivilized' the reviewer found "a hollow of horror."' One of Hartley's special interests is Henry James, with whom he has been compared. In The Tragic Comedians, James Hall devotes a chapter to Hartley, who is respected but not popular in Britain, read by few in America, but praised by discerning critics in both countries: "Along with Green and Powell, Hartley has changed the direction of the comic novel, raising even more seriously than they the question of whether it remains comic at all.... His freshness consists at first in simply changing the patterns of the naturalist novel from social insights to emotional ones; yet in doing so he departs from both the older solid way of conceiving character and the more recent fluid way of conceiving consciousness." David Cecil called The Go-Between (1953) "impressive," and wrote: "Hartley is for me the first of living novelists in certain important respects; beauty of style, lyrical quality of feeling and, above all, the power and originality of his imagination, which wonderfully mingles ironic comedy, whimsical fancy and a mysterious Hawthorne-like poetry." The Novelist's Responsibility is a collection of essays and letters. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af L. P. Hartley

The Go-Between (1953) 2,249 eksemplarer
Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy (1958) 287 eksemplarer
The Hireling (1957) 223 eksemplarer
The Shrimp and the Anemone (1945) 171 eksemplarer
Facial Justice (1960) 141 eksemplarer
A Perfect Woman (1955) 58 eksemplarer
The Sixth Heaven (1946) 51 eksemplarer
Simonetta Perkins (1925) 50 eksemplarer
Eustace and Hilda (1947) 47 eksemplarer
The Boat (1950) 39 eksemplarer
The Brickfield (1964) 35 eksemplarer
The Harness Room (1971) 23 eksemplarer
My Fellow Devils (1959) 19 eksemplarer
The Betrayal (1966) 18 eksemplarer
My Sisters' Keeper (1970) 12 eksemplarer
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Two for the river (1961) 9 eksemplarer
The White Wand and Other Stories (1954) 7 eksemplarer
Poor Clare (1968) 7 eksemplarer
The Will and the Way (1973) 6 eksemplarer
The Love-Adept (1969) 6 eksemplarer
The Collections (1972) 6 eksemplarer
The cat : an essay (1986) 2 eksemplarer
Oxford Poetry 1920 (1920) — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Feet Foremost (2012) 2 eksemplarer
W.S. 2 eksemplarer
Monkshood Manor 1 eksemplar
The Island 1 eksemplar
W. S. 1 eksemplar
La ‰bara ambulante (1989) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories (1983) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver1,184 eksemplarer
The Haunted Looking Glass: Ghost Stories Chosen by Edward Gorey (1959) — Bidragyder — 662 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Bidragyder — 536 eksemplarer
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Bidragyder — 490 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000) — Bidragyder — 289 eksemplarer
The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959) — Bidragyder — 153 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Bidragyder — 138 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
Great Ghost Stories (1936) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1964) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Chill Tidings: Dark Tales of the Christmas Season (2020) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
The Third Ghost Book (1955) — Introduktion; Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Chillers for Christmas (1989) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
The Second Ghost Book (1952) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
Ghosts for Christmas (1988) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
The Third Omnibus of Crime (1935) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Tales from the Dead of Night: Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories (2013) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
The Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1966) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
The Ghost Book: Sixteen Stories of the Uncanny (1926) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
The Go-Between [1971 film] (2010) — Original book — 29 eksemplarer
The Old School: Essays by Divers Hands (1934) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Night Shadows: Twentieth-Century Stories of the Uncanny (2001) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume Three (2018) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (1975) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Haunters at the Hearth: Eerie Tales for Christmas Nights (2022) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
The Tenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1974) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Paha vieras (1996) 15 eksemplarer
Monster Festival: Classic Tales of the Macabre (1965) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Famous Tales of the Fantastic (1965) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Fourteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1978) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Uncanny Tales 2 (1974) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
The Country Child (1992) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Cat Encounters: A Cat-Lover's Anthology (1979) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Beyond Midnight (1976) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer
The Black Cap: New Stories of Murder and Mystery (1928) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Terrors, Torments, and Traumas: An Anthology (1978) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Shudders (1929) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
When Churchyards Yawn (1963) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Ghosts in Country Houses (1981) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Spøgelseshistorier fra hele verden — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer
The Best British Short Stories of 1933 — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer
The New Decameron. Sixth volume (1929) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Stories of the Macabre (1976) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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I had watched the movie first. Then I got the book. I went into it with a little hesitation since I thought of it as very plot-driven story and therefore "spoiled" by having watched the movie. Boy was I wrong. One thing that comes through much better in the book is the emotional development of the boy even though it's being told from his adult self years later. All of his actions were supported by credible motivations, and there was no feeling that the author put something in "just to make it interesting." And as the plot develops, the boy's thinking gets more complex. For some people the language will be a challenge, but I found I fell right into it and it added a lot to the feeling of distance with the past, as is the boy's past really were a foreign country.… (mere)
Peterlemat | 37 andre anmeldelser | Jun 26, 2023 |
L.P. Hartley lived from 1895 to 1972 and wrote quite a number of books, but this one, published near the end of his life, in 1971, is his only openly gay novel. Gregory Woods, in his foreword to this edition, writes: “The fact that E.M. Forster’s novel Maurice was soon to be published at last, though posthumously, may have been a spur to Hartley.”

This is the story of an adolescent, Fergus, who is left behind at his father’s grand house when the latter, a widower, remarries and goes on honeymoon. Fergus’ father, colonel Macready thinks his son is too soft, too bookish. Before he leaves with his new wife, he asks his manly chauffeur, Fred Carrington, to make more of a “man” of Fergus by training him physically. Little does colonel Macready know that both Fred and Fergus are gay.

What unfolds is a tender, sensual, and tragic story that deserves to be wider known. This 2022 edition is only the second time that this forgotten novel has been published.
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leoslittlebooklife | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 19, 2023 |
It took me a while to get used to Hartley's elevated language, but once I did, the story swept me away. I kept being reminded of other stories while reading this one: shades of THE GREAT GATSBY, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, ATONEMENT... Yet, this book told its own story with its own tragedy and beauty. One of the best fall from innocence and bildungsroman novels I have ever read.
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crabbyabbe | 37 andre anmeldelser | Nov 6, 2022 |
Outstanding little collection of macabre stories that should be generally rated higher than it is. Hartley is a highly accomplished writer who wrote the classic non-supernatural [b:The Go-Between|258079|The Go-Between|L.P. Hartley|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320480023s/258079.jpg|1553524] as well as many other novels and stories outside the outr�� genres. Every story in this book is a classic tale and Hartley's macabre stories deserve to be better known and anthologized. My favorite is "A Visitor from Down Under" with it's punning title (the protagonist has just returned from Australia). Hartley mixes a wry gallows humor in with the truly horrifying, without the humor blunting the edge of the tale.

I read a lot of stories and after decades I can often not remember the details of a particular story, but I can remember the Travelling Grave, Feet Foremost, and Three or Four, for Dinner like I read them yesterday. I like Hartley so much I invested in the expensive Tartarus Press collection despite owning this Arkham House collection.
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Gumbywan | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 24, 2022 |



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