WorldCat Identities

Reade, Charles 1814-1884

Overview
Works: 1,332 works in 5,046 publications in 6 languages and 32,644 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Bibliography  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Genealogy  Juvenile works  Dime novels  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Compiler, 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 )

639 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,588 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 )

217 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and held by 936 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
Peg Woffington by Charles Reade( Book )

151 editions published between 1852 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 692 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 )

111 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 547 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 )

129 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 521 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 )

141 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 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 2015 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Lucy Fountain, a young lady of beauty and distinction, was, by the death of her mother, her sole surviving parent, left in the hands of her two trustees, Edward Fountain, Esq., of Font Abbey, and Mr. Bazalgette, a merchant whose wife was Mrs. Fountain's half-sister
Griffith Gaunt; or, Jealousy by Charles Reade( Book )

106 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and held by 424 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 terrible temptation; a story of the day by Charles Reade( Book )

125 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 397 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
Peg Woffington ; & Christie Johnstone by Charles Reade( Book )

74 editions published between 1852 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christie Johnstone. A novel by Charles Reade( Book )

85 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 384 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 woman-hater. A novel by Charles Reade( Book )

99 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 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
Plays by Charles Reade( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

69 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 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
Masks and faces ; or, Before and behind the curtain : a comedy in two acts by Tom Taylor( Book )

34 editions published between 1854 and 1930 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

60 editions published between 1872 and 1987 in English and German and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White lies. A novel by Charles Reade( Book )

54 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perilous secret by Charles Reade( Book )

54 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incomplete autograph manuscript. A large portion probably written from dictation, with corrections and additions in Reade's hand
Charles Reade, D.C.L., dramatist, novelist, journalist. A memoir compiled chiefly from his literary remains by Charles Reade( Book )

3 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1859 and 2012 in English and held by 43 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
 
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Alternative Names
Charles Reade angol író

Charles Reade Brits schrijver (1814-1884)

Charles Reade écrivain britannique

Charles Reade englischer Schriftsteller

Charles Reade escriptor britànic

Charles Reade escritor británico

Charles Reade scrittore e drammaturgo inglese

Reade, Carlos

Reade, Charles

Reade, Charles 1870-

Reade, Chas. (Charles), 1814-1884

Reade, Karol 1814-1884

Rīds, Čarlzs 1814-1884

Rihds, Tscharls 1814-1884

Šarlis Reade

Κάρολος Ρηντ

Рид, Чарлз 1814-1884

Рид, Чарльз 1814-1884

Чарльз Рид английский писатель

チャールズ・リード

リード, チャールス

Languages
English (2,314)

German (25)

French (6)

Chinese (4)

Spanish (3)

Swedish (1)

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It is never too late to mend; a matter-of-fact romanceHard cash : a matter-of-fact romanceGriffith Gaunt; or, JealousyA terrible temptation; a story of the dayA woman-hater. A novelPlaysVictorian sensational fiction : the daring work of Charles Reade