Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972) received popularity as a British book and short story writer. Some of his best novels include Hilda trilogy and Eustace published between 1944-1947. He wrote The Go-Between in 1953. The Go-Between (1953) and Hireling (1957) turned into film scripts. Hartley enjoyed writing about family relationships, social and moral behaviour. He published over 17 books, various short stories, and critique writing. He attended Balliol College, Oxford in 1915 and studied modern history. Hartley joined the army in 1917 and worked as an officer in the Norfolk Regiment.
He returned to Oxford in 1919 aiming to start a writing career and completed his studies in 1921. Hartley took part in book reviews and wrote articles for many publication houses. He contributed to Saturday Review, The Spectator and The Nation and Athenaeum and The Sketch. Some of his popular books included Facial Justice (1960), The Collections: A Novel (1972), The Collected Macabre Stories (2001) and the Will and the Way (1973).
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