Charles Reade

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Although famed for his meticulously researched medieval masterpiece ‘The Cloister and the Hearth’, Charles Reade also penned some of the Victorian era’s most gripping sensation novels, creating controversial works that strove to end social evils and fight injustice. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Charles Reade, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Reade’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL 15 novels, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Rare story collections and plays appearing here for the first time in digital print
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* Includes Reade’s non-fiction seminal work on copyright: THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT – available no where else
* Special criticism section, with five essays evaluating Reade’s contribution to literature
* Features two biographies, including the seminal memoir compiled by Reade’s family – discover Reade’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Novels
PEG WOFFINGTON
CHRISTIE JOHNSTONE
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND
WHITE LIES
‘LOVE ME LITTLE LOVE ME LONG.’
THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH
VERY HARD CASH
GRIFFITH GAUNT
FOUL PLAY
PUT YOURSELF IN HIS PLACE
A TERRIBLE TEMPTATION
A SIMPLETON
THE WANDERING HEIR
A WOMAN HATER
A PERILOUS SECRET

The Tales
THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH
THE BOX TUNNEL
CREAM
A GOOD FIGHT
SINGLE HEART AND DOUBLE FACE
GOOD STORIES OF MAN AND OTHER ANIMALS
THE JILT AND OTHER STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
THE COURIER OF LYONS
MASKS AND FACES
TWO LOVES AND A LIFE
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND

The Non-Fiction
THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT
TRADE MALICE
A HERO AND A MARTYR

The Criticism
DICKENS, READE, AND COLLINS: SENSATION NOVELISTS by Walter C. Phillips
CHARLES READE by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
CHARLES READE by William Dean Howells
CHARLES READE by David Christie Murray
LETTERS AND REMINISCENCES OF CHARLES READE by Kinahan Cornwallis

The Biographies
CHARLES READE: DRAMATIST, NOVELIST, JOURNALIST
CHARLES READE AS I KNEW HIM by John Coleman

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This author is available as a Series Four Parts Edition. A Parts Edition is composed of many individual Kindle or ePub files, with each novel, play, non-fiction book and more divided into its own special eBook. The Parts Edition is only available to purchase from our website. Learn more about the format here.

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