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Eustace and Hilda

(1947)
(The third book in the Eustace and Hilda series)
A novel by

 
 
Set against the background of an immense country estate in Victorian England, a brother and sister struggle with the ever-shifting imbalance of power between them. The title characters are opposites, each bent on proving the other inferior. First, it is the amiable, hedonistic Eustace who depends, though reluctantly, on his opinionated and puritanical older sister. Later, a nervous breakdown and physical collapse force Hilda to rely on her brother, who dedicates himself to restoring her health. In the poignant conclusion, Eustace's devotion proves to be his destruction, and for Hilda, an ambiguous triumph. Like Brideshead Revisited, Hartley's novel astutely evokes the intricacies of upper-class English life in a bygone era.



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January 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-8128-3033-4 / 978-0-8128-3033-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Stein & Day Pub
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December 1958 : UK Hardback
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Title: Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-370-00039-0 / 978-0-370-00039-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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June 1947 : Hardback
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Title: Eustace and Hilda
Author(s): Leslie Poles Hartley
ISBN: 9997516753 / 978-9997516756
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
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Paperback Editions

August 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-940322-80-3 / 978-0-940322-80-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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October 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eustace and Hilda Trilogy
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-571-11402-4 / 978-0-571-11402-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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May 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eustace and Hilda
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-571-06227-X / 978-0-571-06227-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Eustace and Hilda (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): L P Hartley
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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