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The Christmas Hirelings

The Christmas Hirelings

(1894)
A novel by

 
Condemned in the 1860s as a purveyor of immoral sensation fiction, by the time The Christmas Hirelings (1894) was published Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a widely respected novelist. Braddon described The Christmas Hirelings as 'a story about children, which should be interesting for grown-up people.' A story of disinheritance and redemption, Sir John Penlyon is reluctantly persuaded to invite three small children, 'The Christmas Hirelings,' to his country mansion for the Christmas holidays. Sir John is an austere widower, who has lost one daughter and disinherited the other after she eloped with a man of a lower class, but the arrival of the children gradually leads him to reconsider his past actions towards his family. In her introduction Katherine Mattacks discusses how Braddon explores and utilises elements from her own sensation novels within The Christmas Hirelings. The volume concludes with a rare 1911 interview with Braddon. The Sensation Press edition is a limited edition of 200 copies.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : Hardback
Title: The Christmas Hirelings
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-340-06459-6 / 978-1-340-06459-4
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Christmas Hirelings... - Primary Source Edition
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-295-36998-2 / 978-1-295-36998-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Christmas Hirelings
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-4474-7326-4 / 978-1-4474-7326-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cole Press
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Christmas Hirelings...
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-276-44305-6 / 978-1-276-44305-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Christmas Hirelings
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon, M E (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
ISBN: 1-290-28414-8 / 978-1-290-28414-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Christmas Hirelings
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon, M E 1835-1915 Braddon
ISBN: 1-178-02360-5 / 978-1-178-02360-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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November 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The Christmas Hirelings and Fifty Years of Novel Writing: Miss Braddon at Home
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-902580-15-X / 978-1-902580-15-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sensation Press
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