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Reade, Charles 1814-1884

Overview
Works: 815 works in 4,279 publications in 4 languages and 27,551 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Juvenile works  Dime novels  Records and correspondence  Comic books, strips, etc  Love stories 
Roles: Translator, Compiler, Adapter
Classifications: PR5214, 822.8
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The cloister and the hearth by Charles Reade ( Book )
641 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,476 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 )
228 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deplores culture of vice by English prison system, and greed exemplified by two Australian miners. Documented. For other editions, see Author Catalog
Put yourself in his place by Charles Reade ( Book )
142 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 933 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
Hard cash by Charles Reade ( Book )
154 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1863, Hard Cash was Reade's polemical expos of the horrors routinely perpetrated against the inmates of England's insane asylums. Alfred Hardie, victim of an embezzlement perpetrated by his father, is tricked into entering an asylum; once there, he finds it almost impossible to prove himself sane
Peg Woffington by Charles Reade ( Book )
142 editions published between 1852 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 755 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 )
112 editions published between 1866 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 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
Foul play by Charles Reade ( Book )
127 editions published between 1868 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1869 novel was an expos of ship-knackers merchants who made their money from the foundering of ships, with no regard for their crews. Robert Penfold, a young clergyman convicted of forgery, is shipwrecked while on his way to Australia and cast up, with the heroine, upon a desert island
Love me little, love me long by Charles Reade ( Book )
107 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 633 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
A woman hater by Charles Reade ( Book )
85 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 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
Christie Johnstone. A novel by Charles Reade ( Book )
75 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 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
A simpleton; a story of the day by Charles Reade ( Book )
79 editions published between 1860 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A terrible temptation by Charles Reade ( Book )
66 editions published between 1834 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 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
Plays by W.S. Gilbert : The palace of truth, Sweethearts, Princess Toto, Engaged, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern by W. S Gilbert ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The course of true love never did run smooth by Charles Reade ( Book )
55 editions published between 1857 and 2013 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A perilous secret by Charles Reade ( Book )
58 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story begins with a young father, William Hope, who travels with his daughter, his one remaining joy," since his wife's recent death by consumption. He hopes his love for his little girl and his many talents will be enough to keep them safe through their travels, but Hope has had trouble keeping his money in the past. .
Peg Woffington ; & Christie Johnstone by Charles Reade ( Book )
33 editions published between 1852 and 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Charles Reade by Charles Reade ( Book )
37 editions published between 1863 and 1970 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Masks and faces ; or, Before and behind the curtain a comedy in two acts by Tom Taylor ( Book )
26 editions published between 1854 and 1925 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readiana : comments on current events by Charles Reade ( Book )
41 editions published between 1882 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White lies : a story by Charles Reade ( Book )
29 editions published between 1857 and 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.33 for The cloist ... to 0.96 for Fowl play, ...)
Alternative Names
Reade, Carlos
Reade, Charles
Reade, Charles, 1870-
Rīds, Čarlzs, 1814-1884
Rihds, Tscharls, 1814-1884
Рид, Чарлз, 1814-1884
Рид, Чарльз, 1814-1884
リード, チャールス
Languages
English (2,278)
German (10)
French (5)
Spanish (1)
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