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The Travelling Grave and Other Stories (1948)
L. P. Hartley
With a new introduction by John Howard
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Though best known for his classic novel of Edwardian childhood The Go-Between, L. P. Hartley was also a master of supernatural and macabre fiction, the best of which is collected in The Travelling Grave and Other Stories.
This volume demonstrates Hartley’s versatility, ranging from traditional ghost stories like ‘Feet Foremost’ and ‘The Cotillon’ to the wickedly black humour of the horror masterpieces ‘The Travelling Grave’ and ‘The Killing Bottle’. Originally published in 1948 and long out of print, this collection features twelve of Hartley’s finest tales, presented in this edition with a new introduction by John Howard.
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Leslie Poles Hartley was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire in 1895, the son of a solicitor. He was the author of over twenty volumes of fiction, the best known of which are The Go-Between (1953), which is regarded as a modern classic and was adapted for a 1971 film directed by Joseph Losey, and the Eustace and Hilda trilogy (1944-47), the final volume of which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Hartley was also an accomplished author of supernatural and macabre tales, some of which appeared in his collections Night Fears (1924) and The Killing Bottle (1932) and were compiled in the Arkham House edition of The Travelling Grave and Other Stories (1948). Hartley was awarded a CBE in 1956 and died in 1972.