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Charles Reade (1814–1884)

Reade, Charles. An English novelist; born at Ipsden, June 8, 1814; died on April 11, 1884. His first great success was ‘It’s Never Too Late to Mend’ (1856); although he had previously written ‘Peg Woffington’ (1852), and ‘Christie Johnstone’ (1853). His numerous productions include: ‘The Course of True Love Never did Run Smooth’ (1857); ‘Jack of All Trades’ (1858); ‘The Autobiography of a Thief’ (1858); ‘Love Me Little, Love Me Long’ (1859); ‘The Double Marriage; or, White Lies’ (1860); ‘The Cloister and the Hearth’ (1861); ‘Hard Cash’ (1863); ‘Griffith Gaunt’ (1866); ‘Foul Play’ (1869); ‘Put Yourself in his Place’ (1870); ‘A Terrible Temptation’ (1871); ‘A Simpleton’ (1873); ‘The Wandering Heir’ (1875); ‘A Woman-Hater’ (1877); and ‘A Perilous Secret,’ published posthumously. His plays include: ‘Gold’ (1850); ‘Masks and Faces’ (1854); ‘The Courier of Lyons’; ‘Two Loves and a Life’; ‘The King’s Rivals’ (1854); ‘Drink’ (1879); besides the dramatization of a number of his novels. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).