When one long, hot summer, young Leo is staying with a school-friend at Brandham Hall, he begins to act as a messenger between Ted, the farmer, and Marian, the beautiful young woman up at the hall. He becomes drawn deeper and deeper into their dangerous game of deceit and desire, until his role brings him to a shocking and premature revelation. The haunting story of a young boy's awakening into the secrets of the adult world, "The Go-Between" is also an unforgettable evocation of the boundaries of Edwardian society.
Leslie Poles Hartley(30 December 1895 13 December 1972), known asL. P. Hartley, was a British novelist andshort storywriter. His best-known novels are theEustace and Hildatrilogy (1947) andThe Go-Between(1953).His 1957 novelThe Hirelingwas made into a critically acclaimedfilm of the same titlein 1973."
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