Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy
The three books gathered together as Eustace and Hilda explore a brother and sister's lifelong relationship. Hilda, the older child, is both self-sacrificing and domineering, as puritanical as she is gorgeous; Eustace is a gentle, dreamy, pleasure-loving boy: the two siblings could hardly be more different, but they are also deeply devoted. And yet as Eustace and Hilda grow up and seek to go their separate ways in a world of power and position, money and love, their relationship is marked by increasing pain.
L. P. Hartley's much-loved novel, the magnum opus of one of twentieth-century England's best writers, is a complex and spellbinding work: a comedy of upper-class manners; a study in the subtlest nuances of feeling; a poignant reckoning with the ironies of character and fate. Above all, it is about two people who cannot live together or apart, about the ties that bind--and break.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
THE SHRIMP AND THE ANEMONE
THE SIXTH HEAVEN
EUSTACE AND HILDA
Other editions - View all
afraid Anchorstone Anne answer Antony asked Aunt Sarah Barbara began believe better called coming course cried dark dear Dick didn't don't door dress Eustace Eustace's expect eyes face feel felt friends gave give gone Hall hand head hear heard heart Hilda hope interest it's Jasper keep kind knew Lady Nelly laughed leave light looked mean meant mind Minney Miss Cherrington Miss Fothergill Nancy never notice once opened passed perhaps play remember round seemed seen sense side Silvestro Sir John sister sitting smile sound speak standing Staveley Stephen stopped suddenly suppose sure surprised taken talk tell thing thought told took tried turned Venice voice waiting walked watch window wish wonder wouldn't write