WorldCat Identities

Reade, Charles 1814-1884

Overview
Works: 932 works in 4,547 publications in 4 languages and 28,855 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Bibliography  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Dime novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Adapter, Performer, Compiler
Classifications: PR5214, 823
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Most widely held works about Charles Reade
 
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The cloister and the hearth by Charles Reade( Book )

653 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 6,477 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 )

288 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Reade's copy of an annotated prompt book for "It's Never Too Late to Mend." Later interleaved with extensive autograph stage instructions by William Seymour
Peg Woffington by Charles Reade( Book )

193 editions published between 1852 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,213 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
Put yourself in his place by Charles Reade( Book )

149 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 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 )

169 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1863, Hard Cash was Reade's polemical expo 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
Foul play by Charles Reade( Book )

142 editions published between 1868 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 832 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
Griffith Gaunt, or Jealousy by Charles Reade( Book )

114 editions published between 1866 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 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
Love me little, love me long by Charles Reade( Book )

116 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 685 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 )

114 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 638 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
A terrible temptation by Charles Reade( Book )

133 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 617 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 )

84 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 545 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 )

65 editions published between 1852 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

96 editions published between 1860 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The course of true love never did run smooth by Charles Reade( Book )

78 editions published between 1857 and 2013 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perilous secret by Charles Reade( Book )

64 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 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. .
Plays by Charles Reade( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White lies : a story by Charles Reade( Book )

58 editions published between 1857 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Charles Reade by Charles Reade( Book )

38 editions published between 1863 and 1970 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

67 editions published between 1872 and 1987 in English and German and held by 255 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 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.33 for The cloist ... to 0.97 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 (2,647)

German (25)

French (8)

Spanish (5)

Covers
It is never too late to mend; a matter-of-fact romanceHard cashGriffith Gaunt, or JealousyA woman haterA terrible temptationA simpleton; a story of the dayA perilous secretPlays