From W.S. by L.P. Hartley Essay

1420 Words Feb 25th, 2010 6 Pages
Pyatachev E.G.
Text Three
From W.S.

Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972), the son of a solicitor, was educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford and for more than twenty years from 1932 was a fiction reviewer for such periodicals as the Spectator; Sketch, Observer and Time and Tide. He published his first book, a collection of short stories entitled "Night Fears" in 1924. His novel "Eustace and Hilda" (1947) was recognized immediately as a major contribution to English fiction; "The Go-Between" (1953) and "The Hireling" (1957) were later made into internationally successful films. In 1967 he published "The Novelist's Responsibility", a collection of critical essays. L.P. Hartley was a highly skilled narrator and all his
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…Better go to the police. The denouement in the selected story is absent. The plot structure of the text is opened. b) Form of the narration . The type of the narration is author’s narrative. The narration is interrupted by the elements of description; inner thoughts and feelings of the main character are imperceptibly interwoven with the narration. Images. a. Characters: Walter Streeter - the protagonist; his friend; the police-employees. b. There is description of the natural phenomena in the text: “November fire”. There are no descriptions of the animals. c. There are a lot of non-living things, such as the postcards; the clock; the chimney-piece; the atlas. The emotional atmosphere of the extract is tense, interesting and intriguing. The context is colored by the use of expressive means and stylistic devices. Syntactic expressive means: Anaphora: “…I am interested in you. I have enjoyed all your books, but do you really get to grips with people? I doubt it.”; It was true that Walter Streeter was interested in cathedrals... And it was also true that he admired mere size and was inclined to under-value parish churches.", “I hope this doesn't sound rude. I don't mean that you are a borderline case! You know how much I admire your stories. Some people call them other-worldly. I think you should…”; “They, too, took the view that rile

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