Hartley, L. P. The Hireling

ISBN 13: 9780140019278

The Hireling

 
9780140019278: The Hireling

Emotionally paralysed 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 non-existent wife and children thereby weaning her from her self-absorption, but creating for himself a dream-life 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 her custom and brings the story to a dramatically unexpected end.

'The Hireling' was made into a film starring Sarah Miles and Robert Shaw in 1973; the movie was the Cannes Festival co-winner of that year.

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`LP Hartley possesses a genuine interest in problems of moral discrimination and a concern for human and civilised values that make it possible to relate him at his best to the tradition represented by Henry James, inherited perhaps by way of EM Forster.'

`One of the best novels he has produced ... at least as good as The Go-Between.' Daily Mail -- Gilbert Phelps

`One of the best novels he has produced ... at least as good as The Go-Between.' -- The Daily Mail

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`One of the best novels he has produced ... at least as good as The Go-Between.'

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Hartley, L. P.
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1973)
ISBN 10: 0140019278 ISBN 13: 9780140019278
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