The Hireling (Twentieth Century Classics)

3.72 avg rating
( 159 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140183108: The Hireling (Twentieth Century Classics)

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

`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

Review:

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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

L. P. Hartley
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 27/07/1989 (1989)
ISBN 10: 0140183108 ISBN 13: 9780140183108
Used Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Fun_Meister
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 27/07/1989, 1989. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780140183108

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

L.P. HARTLEY
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
ISBN 10: 0140183108 ISBN 13: 9780140183108
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0140183108I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

L. P. Hartley
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 27/07/1989 (1989)
ISBN 10: 0140183108 ISBN 13: 9780140183108
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 27/07/1989, 1989. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780140183108

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

L. P. Hartley
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 27/07/1989 (1989)
ISBN 10: 0140183108 ISBN 13: 9780140183108
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 27/07/1989, 1989. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780140183108

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Hartley, L. P.
ISBN 10: 0140183108 ISBN 13: 9780140183108
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
PreLoved ltd
(AYLESBURY, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # PL01151243B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hartley, L. P.
ISBN 10: 0140183108 ISBN 13: 9780140183108
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001314763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hartley, L. P.
ISBN 10: 0140183108 ISBN 13: 9780140183108
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003802309

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Hartley, L. P.
ISBN 10: 0140183108 ISBN 13: 9780140183108
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001246548

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

L.P. Hartley
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140183108 ISBN 13: 9780140183108
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Greener Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001863011

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

HARTLEY, L.P.
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS LTD 1989-01-01 (1989)
ISBN 10: 0140183108 ISBN 13: 9780140183108
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD 1989-01-01, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. New Ed. 0140183108 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0140183108

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
13.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds