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The Hireling

(1958)
A novel by

 
 
Emotionally paralyzed by grief at her husband's death, Lady Franklin, an eligible young widow, unburdens herself to Leadbitter - a gallant, hard-bitten ex-soldier who has invested his savings, and himself, in the car he drives for hire - as he takes her on a series of journeys. He in turn beguiles her with stories of his nonexistent wife and children thereby weaning her from her self-absorption, but creating for himself a dreamlife with Lady Franklin at the heart of it. Half-hoping to make his dream come true, Leadbitter takes a bold step which costs him her company and brings the story to a dramatically unexpected end. The Hireling was made into a 1973 film starring Sarah Miles and Robert Shaw.



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September 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: The Hireling
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-86220-621-9 / 978-0-86220-621-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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December 1957 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Hireling
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-241-90257-6 / 978-0-241-90257-8 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hireling
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 1-4736-1255-1 / 978-1-4736-1255-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hireling (Capuchin Classics)
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-9557312-5-9 / 978-0-9557312-5-9 (UK edition)
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July 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hireling (Modern Classics)
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-14-018310-8 / 978-0-14-018310-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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March 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hireling (Modern Classics)
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-14-008214-X / 978-0-14-008214-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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July 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hireling
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 0-14-001927-8 / 978-0-14-001927-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

December 1991 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Hireling
Author(s): L P Hartley
ISBN: 1-56054-961-0 / 978-1-56054-961-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books
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March 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hireling
Author(s): L P Hartley
Publisher: John Murray
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March 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hireling
Author(s): L P Hartley
Publisher: John Murray
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