Joseph Hatton

Joseph Paul Christopher Hatton (3 February 1837 (baptised Andover 22 March 1837) – 31 July 1907) was a novelist and journalist.[1][2] He was the editor of The Sunday Times from 1874 to 1881. He died in St John’s Wood, Middx aged 70.


Hatton was born and baptised in Andover, Hampshire, but his parents, Francis Augustus and Mary Ann Hatton, moved to Chesterfield when he was still young, where he later became apprenticed as a printer to his father Francis. Hatton married Louisa Johnson and had three children, Helen Howard Hatton, Bessie Lyle Hatton and Frank Hatton.[3] His brother Joshua Hatton was also a journalist. Hatton accompanied Henry Irving on his North American tour to write his biography.[4]



Novels (incomplete)

  • Bitter Sweets: a Love Story London 1865.
  • The Tallants of Barton: A Tale of Fortune and Finance, 1867
  • By Order of the Czar. A Novel John W. Lovell: New York, 1890©.
  • By Order of the Czar. A drama in five acts London : Hutchinson & Co., 1904.
  • Captured by Cannibals. Some incidents in the life of Horace Duran Hodder & Stoughton: London, 1888.
  • Christopher Henrick: his Life and Adventures London, 1869.
  • Cigarette Papers for after dinner smoking Anthony Treherne & Co.: London, 1902.
  • Clytie: a Novel of Modern Life London, Guildford, 1874.
  • Cruel London London, 1878.
  • The Dagger and the Cross London : Hutchinson & Co., 1897.
  • The Gay World London : Hurst & Blackett, 1877.
  • In Male Attire: a Romance of the Day London : Hutchinson & Co., 1900.
  • In the Lap of Fortune. A story stranger than fiction. London, Guildford [printed], 1873.
  • John Needham's Double, 1885 (also a play)
  • Kites and Pigeons London, 1872.
  • The Park Lane Mystery: a Story of Love and Magic London, 1887.
  • The Princess Mazaroff. A romance London : Hutchinson & Co., 1891.
  • The Queen of Bohemia London, Beccles, 1877.
  • The Valley of Poppies London: Chapman and Hall, 1871.
  • Three Recruits, and the girls they left behind them London : Hurst & Blackett, 1880.
  • The Old House at Sandwich, 1892.
  • The White King of Manoa London: Hutchinson & Co., 1899.
  • co-wrote The Fate of Fenella (1892)



  1. John Sutherland (1990) [1989]. "Hatton, Joseph". The Stanford Companion to Victorian Literature. p. 284.
  2. "Hatton, Joseph". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. pp. 801–802.
  3. Andrew Sanders, ‘Hatton, Joseph Paul Christopher in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  4. "Mr Josseph Hatton". The Week : a Canadian journal of politics, literature, science and arts. 1 (14): 215. 6 March 1884.
Media offices
Preceded by
Edmund Scale
Editor of the Sunday Times
Succeeded by
Neville Bruce
Preceded by
Harry Benjamin Vogel
Editor of The People
Succeeded by
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