Hartley, L.P. ( Lesley Poles) (1895–1972) English novelist, short-story writer, and critic. Hartley first won acclaim with his trilogy of novels The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944), The Sixth Heaven (1946), and Eustace and Hilda (1947). The Go-Between (1953) presents a picture of the sexual desires beneath the surface of aristocratic Edwardian society.
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