Charles Reade (1814-1884)

A Neglected 19th Century British Author


Major Novels:

Christie Johnstone (1853)

Peg Woffington (1853)

It Is Never Too Late to Mend (1856)

The Double Marriage; or, White Lies (1857)

Love Me Little, Love Me Long (1859)

The Cloister and the Hearth (1861)

Hard Cash (1863)

Griffith Gaunt: or Jealousy (1866)

Foul Play [with Dion Boucicault] (1868)

Put Yourself in His Place (1870)

A Terrible Temptation (1871)

A Simpleton: A Story of the Day (1873)

A Woman-Hater (1877)

A Perilous Secret (1884)

Short Stories and Short Novels:

Clouds and Sunshine

Art: A Dramatic Tale

Propria Quæ Maribus (The Bloomer)

The Box Tunnel

Jack of All Trades

The Picture

An Old Bachelor's Adventure

The Jilt

The Knightsbridge Mystery

Singleheart and Doubleface

Tit for Tat


Born to Good Luck

"There's Many a Slip 'Twixt Cup and Lip"

What Has Become of Lord Camelford's Body?

Man's Life Saved by Fowls, and a Woman's Pig

A Special Constable

Suspended Animation

Lambert's Leap

The Knight's Secret


Exchange of Animals

The Two Lears


The Kindly Jest

The Wandering Heir


The Ladies' Battle [adaption from Scribe and Legouvé] (1851)

Peregrine Pickle (1851)

Angelo [adaption from Victor Hugo] (1851)

The Lost Husband [adaption from Annicet Bourgeois] (1852)

Gold (1853)

The Courier of Lyons [translation] (1854)

The King's Rival [with Tom Taylor] (1854)

Masks and Faces [with Tom Taylor] (1854)

Two Loves and a Life [with Tom Taylor] (1854)

Honour Before Titles; or, Nobs and Snobs (1854)

Poverty and Pride [translation] (1856)

The First Printer [with Tom Taylor] (1856)

The Hypochondriac [adaption from Moliére] (1857)

Le Faubourg Saint-Germain (1859)

Dora: A Pastoral Poem Founded on Tennyson's Poem (1867)

The Double Marriage [adaption from Maquet] (1867)

It's Never Too Late to Mend (1872)

Shilly-shally [adaption from Trollope] (1873)

The Wandering Heir (1873)

The Well-Born Workman (1878)

The Scuttled Ship (1880)

Joan (1881)

The Countess and the Dancer [adaption from Sardou] (1883)

Foul Play [with Dion Boucicault] (1883)

Kate Peyton: or Jealousy (1883)

Love and Money [with Henry Pettitt] (1883)

About Charles Reade:

Dickens, Reade, and Collins (1919)

Charles Reade As I Knew Him (1903)

Charles Reade: A Memoir (1887)

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Last updated: 1 Aug 2009