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Reade, Charles 1814-1884

Overview
Works: 1,248 works in 5,228 publications in 5 languages and 32,773 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Biography  Bibliography  Historical fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Genealogy 
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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The cloister and the hearth by Charles Reade( Book )

703 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 7,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

159 editions published between 1852 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ever-increasing group of animals go on a picnic, finding a way to divide the food that they all have contributed
Hard cash : a matter-of-fact romance by Charles Reade( Book )

200 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,204 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
It is never too late to mend; a matter-of-fact romance by Charles Reade( Book )

164 editions published between 1856 and 1968 in English and held by 1,204 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
Put yourself in his place by Charles Reade( Book )

151 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 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 )

151 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 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
Christie Johnstone. A novel by Charles Reade( )

92 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The music industry is going through a period of immense change brought about in part by the digital revolution. What is the role of music in the age of computers and the internet? How has the music industry been transformed by the economic and technological upheavals of recent years, and how is it likely to change in the future? This is the first major study of the music industry in the new millennium. Wikström provides an international overview of the music industry and its future prospects in the world of global entertainment. They illuminate the workings of the music industry, and capture the dynamics at work in the production of musical culture between the transnational media conglomerates, the independent music companies and the public. The Music Industry will become a standard work on the music industry at the beginning of the 21st century. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of media and communication studies, cultural studies, popular music, sociology and economics. It will also be of great value to professionals in the music industry, policy makers, and to anyone interested in the future of music." -- Book cover
A terrible temptation : a story of the day by Charles Reade( Book )

143 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 687 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
"Love me little, love me long" by Charles Reade( )

64 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 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
Griffith Gaunt, or, Jealousy by Charles Reade( Book )

63 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 562 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
A perilous secret by Charles Reade( )

59 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 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 )

88 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 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
Peg Woffington ; & Christie Johnstone by Charles Reade( Book )

73 editions published between 1852 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

78 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and held by 451 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
White lies : a story by Charles Reade( Book )

60 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Charles Reade( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1859 and 1932 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1854 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1872 and 1981 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

47 editions published between 1867 and 2006 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Read, Charles, 1814-1884

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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

Рид, Чарльз 1814-1884

Чарльз Рид английский писатель

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Languages
English (2,488)

German (25)

French (6)

Chinese (4)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Hard cash : a matter-of-fact romanceA terrible temptation : a story of the dayA woman-hater. A novelPlaysGriffith Gaunt; or, JealousyVictorian sensational fiction : the daring work of Charles ReadeCharles Reade, George Meredith and Harriet Martineau as serial writers of Once a week (1859-1865)