WorldCat Identities

Reade, Charles 1814-1884

Overview
Works: 936 works in 4,567 publications in 7 languages and 29,902 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Bibliography  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Genealogy  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Performer, Adapter, Compiler
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 )

665 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

242 editions published between 1852 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,292 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 )

217 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in English and held by 1,015 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
Hard cash a matter-of-fact romance by Charles Reade( Book )

162 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 739 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 )

130 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 736 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 )

143 editions published between 1868 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 603 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 )

94 editions published between 1866 and 2011 in English and held by 520 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 )

89 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 484 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. A novel by Charles Reade( Book )

106 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 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
Christie Johnstone. A novel by Charles Reade( Book )

84 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 387 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 terrible temptation : a story of the day by Charles Reade( Book )

110 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 377 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
Plays by Charles Reade( Book )

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

The works of Charles Reade by Charles Reade( Book )

42 editions published between 1863 and 1970 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1854 and 1996 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

58 editions published between 1860 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 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 )

46 editions published between 1857 and 2006 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1872 and 1987 in English and German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readiana : comments on current events by Charles Reade( Book )

41 editions published between 1882 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1857 and 2013 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perilous secret by Charles Reade( Book )

58 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 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
 
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.28 for The cloist ... to 0.91 for Le passé ...)

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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 scrittore e drammaturgo inglese

Reade, Carlos

Reade, Charles

Reade, Charles 1870-

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

リード, チャールス

Languages
English (2,452)

German (35)

French (4)

Spanish (3)

Chinese (2)

Burmese (1)

Swedish (1)

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