The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley

The Go-Between

L.P. Hartley with Colm Tóibín

fiction classics reflective slow-paced

326 pages | first published 1953

Description

"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."Summering with a fellow schoolboy on a great English estate, Leo, the hero of L. P. Hartley's finest novel, encounters a world of unimagined luxury. But when his friend's beautiful ...
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Moods

reflective 80%
sad 56%
emotional 52%
mysterious 24%
challenging 20%
dark 16%
funny 8%
tense 8%
adventurous 4%
informative 4%
lighthearted 4%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 48%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 35%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 26% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 88% | Yes: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 10%

Average rating

3.85