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Reade, Charles 1814-1884

Overview
Works: 1,515 works in 5,640 publications in 6 languages and 33,877 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Bibliography  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Genealogy  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Honoree, Performer, Adapter
Classifications: PR5214, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Charles Reade
 
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The cloister and the hearth by Charles Reade( Book )

651 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 6,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tragic medieval romance is based on the life of Erasmus' father
Peg Woffington by Charles Reade( Book )

180 editions published between 1852 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,341 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
It is never too late to mend; a matter-of-fact romance by Charles Reade( Book )

156 editions published between 1856 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 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
Hard cash : a matter-of-fact romance by Charles Reade( Book )

204 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,202 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
Put yourself in his place by Charles Reade( Book )

145 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an e-book
Christie Johnstone. A novel by Charles Reade( )

95 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 807 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
[Foul play] by Charles Reade( Book )

142 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 801 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
The cloister and the hearth, or, Maid, wife, and widow : a matter-of-fact romance by Charles Reade( Book )

83 editions published between 1861 and 1968 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerard Eliason is a young Dutch artist who abandons thought of the priesthood when he falls in love with Margaret Brandt. Gerard's father opposes their engagement and arranges to have his son kidnapped. The young lovers find each other, but Gerard is soon forced to flee. While they are separated, Margaret gives birth to their son, of whose existence Gerard is unaware. Indeed, his enemies inform Gerard that Margaret is dead. Wild with grief, he eventually becomes a monk. Later, the lovers are reunited and Gerard meets his son. Bound by his vows of celibacy, Gerard simply lives near Margaret, and both lead pious, charitable lives. Eventually Margaret dies from the plague and Gerard dies soon after. Their son is revealed to be the illustrious scholar and theologian Erasmus
Love me little, love me long by Charles Reade( )

62 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 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 perilous secret by Charles Reade( )

60 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 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
A woman-hater. A novel by Charles Reade( Book )

95 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an e-book
A simpleton : a story of the day by Charles Reade( Book )

75 editions published between 1860 and 1981 in English and held by 474 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
A terrible temptation : a story of the day by Charles Reade( Book )

82 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in English and German and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griffith Gaunt, or, Jealousy by Charles Reade( Book )

56 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 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 )

51 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White lies. A novel by Charles Reade( Book )

58 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griffith Gaunt : or, Jealousy by Charles Reade( Book )

52 editions published between 1866 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Charles Reade( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masks and faces ; or, Before and behind the curtain : a comedy in two acts by Tom Taylor( Book )

32 editions published between 1854 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peg Woffington ; & Christie Johnstone by Charles Reade( Book )

27 editions published between 1852 and 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hard cash : a matter-of-fact romanceA woman-hater. A novelGriffith Gaunt : or, JealousyPlaysVictorian sensational fiction : the daring work of Charles ReadeCharles Reade, George Meredith and Harriet Martineau as serial writers of Once a week (1859-1865)
Alternative Names
Charles Reade angol író

Charles Reade British writer

Charles Reade Brits schrijver (1814-1884)

Charles Reade écrivain britannique

Charles Reade englischer Schriftsteller

Charles Reade escriptor britànic

Charles Reade escritor británico

Charles Reade scriitor britanic

Charles Reade scrittore e drammaturgo inglese

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Languages
English (2,327)

German (25)

French (6)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (2)

Swedish (1)