WorldCat Identities

Reade, Charles 1814-1884

Overview
Works: 1,323 works in 5,183 publications in 6 languages and 32,618 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Romance fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Genealogy  Historical fiction  Dime novels 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Adapter, Performer
Classifications: PR5214, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Charles Reade
 
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Most widely held works by Charles Reade
The cloister and the hearth by Charles Reade( Book )

667 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tragic medieval romance is based on the life of Erasmus' father
It is never too late to mend; a matter-of-fact romance by Charles Reade( Book )

215 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ruthless squire becomes obsessed with a younger woman and conspires to have her lover framed and sent to jail."--Wikipedia
Peg Woffington by Charles Reade( Book )

163 editions published between 1852 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1853, this was Reade's second novel. Based on the life of the Irish actress Margaret Woffington (1720-1760), it was adapted from his successful 1852 stage comedy, Masks and Faces
Griffith Gaunt, or, Jealousy by Charles Reade( Book )

120 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griffith Gaunt, first published in 1866, was termed Reade's masterpiece by the Forthnightly Review an opinion which Reade himself shared. His descriptions of the psychology and sexuality of unconventional women are powerful in this novel about love and jealousy
Put yourself in his place by Charles Reade( Book )

117 editions published between 1863 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1870, this novel focused on trade-union terrorism while following the star-crossed romance of Henry Little and Grace Carden. It is impossible to deny to Mr. Reade the possession of rare and admirable powers, wrote the New York Times in its review
[Foul play] by Charles Reade( Book )

149 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are places which appear, at first sight, inaccessible to romance; and such a place was Mr. Wardlaw's dining-room in Russell Square. It was very large, had sickly green walls, picked out with aldermen, full length; heavy maroon curtains; mahogany chairs; a turkey carpet an inch thick: and was lighted with wax candles only
"Love me little, love me long." by Charles Reade( Book )

90 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Lucy Fountain, a young lady of beauty and distinction, was, by the death of her mother, her sole surviving parent, left in the hands of her two trustees, Edward Fountain, Esq., of Font Abbey, and Mr. Bazalgette, a merchant whose wife was Mrs. Fountain's half-sister
A terrible temptation; a story of the day by Charles Reade( Book )

122 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Basset believes his cousin, Sir Charles, has stolen his inheritance. Reade describes insane asylums, the heartless upper class, and scandalously details a sexual relationship between Charles and Rhoda. A review in the London Times suggested to mothers that they should hide such a book from their daughters. Reade riposted with a long and impassioned letter defending his work
Christie Johnstone. A novel by Charles Reade( Book )

88 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two parallel romances feature in this 1853 novel. The first is between a bored aristocrat, Lord Ipsden, who, disappointed in love, retreats to bucolic Scotland, and Lady Barbara, who harbors certain romantic illusions. The second concerns a beautiful Scottish fishwife, the eponymous heroine, and Charles Gatty, a talented but unsuccessful painter
Peg Woffington ; & Christie Johnstone by Charles Reade( Book )

66 editions published between 1852 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman-hater. A novel by Charles Reade( Book )

102 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1876-7 novel continued the author's focus on trade unionism from his 1870 Put Yourself in His Place, while adding the element of a female physician named Rhoda Gould to the mix in order to express support for women's rights. Rhoda must overcome the prejudices of the misogynistic Vizard before she can pursue her dream
Plays by Charles Reade( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simpleton : a story of the day by Charles Reade( Book )

70 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic theme of this novel is how a worldly, intelligent man comes to appreciate the qualities of his extravagant though sweetly innocent wife, whom everyone calls "the simpleton." Dr. Christopher Staines marries Rosa Lusignan, a poor manager of money and all things domestic; Staines is forced to drive a hack incognito at night to make ends meet. When this fails, he sails to South Africa with a wealthy family as caretaker of their ill daughter. Along the way it's reported that Staines falls overboard and drowns. When he reaches Cape Town he decides to let the rumor of his death stand as fact so that Rosa can enjoy the life insurance money due her. But then the unscrupulous Reginald Falcon, aware of the situation, sails to England to get Rosa to marry him for her money. He wins her by faking the kidnapping of her son and then returning him to her posing as his rescuer. Feeling obligated to Falcon now, she is just about to succumb to him when Staines returns and saves his wife. --Bormojaz at Amazon.com
Masks and faces ; or, Before and behind the curtain : a comedy in two acts by Tom Taylor( Book )

34 editions published between 1854 and 1967 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wandering heir : a matter-of-fact romance by Charles Reade( Book )

63 editions published between 1872 and 1987 in English and German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White lies. A novel by Charles Reade( Book )

56 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perilous secret by Charles Reade( Book )

54 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incomplete autograph manuscript. A large portion probably written from dictation, with corrections and additions in Reade's hand
Charles Reade, D.C.L., dramatist, novelist, journalist. A memoir compiled chiefly from his literary remains by Charles Reade( Book )

3 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Love me little, love me long" by Charles Reade( Book )

6 editions published between 1859 and 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1859 novel is a kind of prequel to the later Hard Cash (1863) focusing on the banking industry instead of mental institutions. It features a romance between David Dodd, a sailor, and Lucy Fountain. Though Lucy is an independent woman who would rather be alone, David's sincerity eventually wins her heart
Charles Reade, sa vie, ses romans by Léone Rives( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in French and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.22 for Peg Woffin ... to 0.91 for Le passé ...)

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Charles Reade scrittore e drammaturgo inglese

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Reade, Carlos

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Reade, Charles 1870-

Reade, Chas. (Charles), 1814-1884

Reade, Karol 1814-1884

Rīds, Čarlzs 1814-1884

Rihds, Tscharls 1814-1884

Šarlis Reade

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Рид, Чарлз 1814-1884

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チャールズ・リード

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Languages
English (2,241)

German (19)

French (6)

Chinese (6)

Spanish (3)

Swedish (1)

Covers
It is never too late to mend; a matter-of-fact romanceGriffith Gaunt, or, JealousyA terrible temptation; a story of the dayA woman-hater. A novelPlaysVictorian sensational fiction : the daring work of Charles ReadeCharles Reade, George Meredith and Harriet Martineau as serial writers of Once a week (1859-1865)