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Reade, Charles 1814-1884

Overview
Works: 930 works in 4,613 publications in 9 languages and 29,373 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Drama  Genealogy  Juvenile works  Dime novels  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Performer, Compiler, 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 )

756 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

264 editions published between 1852 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,367 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 )

276 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,168 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 )

149 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 783 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 a matter-of-fact romance by Charles Reade( Book )

177 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 764 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
The wandering heir a matter-of-fact romance by Charles Reade( Book )

185 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 721 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
Griffith Gaunt, or, Jealousy by Charles Reade( Book )

131 editions published between 1866 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 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 )

141 editions published between 1868 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 533 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 )

110 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 503 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 terrible temptation : a story of the day by Charles Reade( Book )

134 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 463 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 )

85 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 375 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 )

90 editions published between 1860 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 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
Plays by Charles Reade( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 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 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1854 and 1925 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White lies : a story by Charles Reade( Book )

55 editions published between 1857 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

63 editions published between 1857 and 2013 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perilous secret by Charles Reade( Book )

67 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 198 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. .
Readiana : comments on current events by Charles Reade( Book )

43 editions published between 1882 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of a thief : and other histories ; The wandering heir by Charles Reade( Book )

35 editions published between 1862 and 2011 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title novella was originally written for inclusion in the novel It is Never too Late to Mend (1856) but omitted for artistic considerations, as he believed a story within a story is a frightful flaw in art. This 1858 collection also contains the short novels Jack of All Trades and A Hero and a Martyr
 
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Alternative Names
Charles Reade angol r

Charles Reade crivain britannique

Charles Reade englischer Schriftsteller

Charles Reade scrittore e drammaturgo inglese

Reade, Carlos

Reade, Charles

Reade, Charles 1870-

Rīds, Čarlzs 1814-1884

Rihds, Tscharls 1814-1884

Šarlis Reade

Κάρολος Ρηντ

Рид, Чарлз 1814-1884

Рид, Чарльз 1814-1884

Чарльз Рид английский писатель

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Languages
English (2,808)

German (38)

French (8)

Spanish (8)

Finnish (2)

Dutch (1)

Swedish (1)

Polish (1)

Czech (1)

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It is never too late to mend; a matter-of-fact romanceHard cash a matter-of-fact romanceThe wandering heir a matter-of-fact romanceGriffith Gaunt, or, JealousyA terrible temptation : a story of the dayPlaysA perilous secret