L. P. Hartley, The Go-Between, ‘the past is a foreign country’

  • David Leon Higdon
Part of the Macmillan Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature book series (STCL)


In August 1962, L. P. Hartley recalled his feelings when, at age four-and-a-half in 1900, he moved from Whittlesey in the Cambridgeshire fens to the cathedral city of Petersborough. ‘It was the first time’, he recalled


Cricket Field Oedipus Complex Bitter Disappointment Cricket Match Memory Dream 
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