Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

Feedback

Free returns

-

£3.95 standard UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

The Go-Between [First printing]

£65.00

Product description

This, the best known of all L P Hartley's novels, set in Norfolk at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries, presents a critical view of society at the end of the Victorian era through the eyes of a naïve schoolboy outsider. It has been dramatised for stage and screen several times - most notably in the film of 1971.

Leslie Poles Hartley CBE (1895–1972) was a British novelist and short story writer. Although his first fiction was published in 1924, his writing took time to develop. His best-known novels are the "Eustace and Hilda" trilogy (1944–47) and "The Go-Between" (1953). The latter was made into a film in 1971, as was his 1957 novel "The Hireling", in 1973. He wrote about social codes, moral responsibility, and family relationships. In total, Hartley published 17 novels, 6 volumes of short stories, and a book of criticism.

Ours is a first edition copy with original jacket (clipped) designed by Val Biro. Front inner flap of jacket states "Book Society Choice". Jacket has suffered loss and damage, with several tears and some areas of loss, but remains bright and relatively clean. The book itself is bound in red cloth with title etc in gilt on the spine, and shows few external signs of wear apart from some bumping of corners (with no frank damage). Page tops coloured red. Foxing on long and bottom edges of textblock - but none inside. Inside, the binding is firm with no loose pages; all pages clean & bright. Colophon states 'This edition issued on the first publication by the Book Society Ltd, in association with Hamish Hamilton Ltd ... 1953'. A previous owner has written "Christmas 1953" neatly in ink on the front fep. A slip of paper with a Christmas greeting is included - presumably of the same date as the inscription.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Hartley, L. P.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 13 x 2 cm
Edition:
1953
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton and The Book Society
Title:
The Go-Between

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 30 days.
Returns policy

About this item

This, the best known of all L P Hartley's novels, set in Norfolk at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries, presents a critical view of society at the end of the Victorian era through the eyes of a naïve schoolboy outsider. It has been dramatised for stage and screen several times - most notably in the film of 1971.

Leslie Poles Hartley CBE (1895–1972) was a British novelist and short story writer. Although his first fiction was published in 1924, his writing took time to develop. His best-known novels are the "Eustace and Hilda" trilogy (1944–47) and "The Go-Between" (1953). The latter was made into a film in 1971, as was his 1957 novel "The Hireling", in 1973. He wrote about social codes, moral responsibility, and family relationships. In total, Hartley published 17 novels, 6 volumes of short stories, and a book of criticism.

Ours is a first edition copy with original jacket (clipped) designed by Val Biro. Front inner flap of jacket states "Book Society Choice". Jacket has suffered loss and damage, with several tears and some areas of loss, but remains bright and relatively clean. The book itself is bound in red cloth with title etc in gilt on the spine, and shows few external signs of wear apart from some bumping of corners (with no frank damage). Page tops coloured red. Foxing on long and bottom edges of textblock - but none inside. Inside, the binding is firm with no loose pages; all pages clean & bright. Colophon states 'This edition issued on the first publication by the Book Society Ltd, in association with Hamish Hamilton Ltd ... 1953'. A previous owner has written "Christmas 1953" neatly in ink on the front fep. A slip of paper with a Christmas greeting is included - presumably of the same date as the inscription.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Hartley, L. P.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 13 x 2 cm
Edition:
1953
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton and The Book Society
Title:
The Go-Between

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 14 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 14 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

We offer a 30 day no quibble returns policy. You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section. You have the option of a full refund or exchange for an alternative item from the range.

This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £14.00

Outside Europe: £28.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

Oxfam Books and Music Islington

Oxfam is the UK's largest second hand bookseller. This store sell a very wide variety of books and music across 2 floors. We specialise in literature, history and fine art books as well as offering fiction, academic, leisure, travel, religions and children's books.

We also offer a well curated selection of DVDS, CDs & vinyl and have a dedicated classical music section. All our stock is donated.

View Shop