Charles Reade

Standard Name: Reade, Charles


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Dedications Mary Elizabeth Braddon
MEB published another novel, Birds of Prey, serially in Belgravia; it appeared in volume form in October as by the author of Lady Audley's Secret, Aurora Floyd, etc., and dedicated to Charles Reade .
Cox, Michael, editor. The Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2085 (1867): 461
Carnell, Jennifer. The Literary Lives of Mary Elizabeth Braddon: A Study of Her Life and Work. Sensation Press.
Education John Strange Winter
After this she completed her education at home. Although even in this context she says, I was not well educated, for I never would learn,
Bainton, George, editor. The Art of Authorship. J. Clarke.
she also described herself as having always been from...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothea Du Bois
This most sensational trial of the mid-century was reported in detail by the Gentleman's Magazine the following year, and used in more or less avowed fictions by Eliza Haywood in Memoirs of an Unfortunate Young...
Friends, Associates Harriett Jay
HJ began a correspondance with Charles Reade in order to apologize for the misunderstanding which frequently attributed her first novel, The Queen of Connaught, to him. He replied with congratulations and advice, and the...
Intertextuality and Influence John Strange Winter
Relaying this account in his biography of JSW , Oliver Bainbridge wrote that she researched, along with the methods of Wilkie Collins, those of her other favourites including Charles Reade , Charles and Henry Kingsley
Intertextuality and Influence Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton
Bulwer-Lytton in his later years mentored the young Mary Elizabeth Braddon , offering her advice on her writings, often with reference to his own. Their literary friendship lasted until his death. Charles Reade was also...
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Hodgson Burnett
The American reviews were highly flattering. The reviewer for the Boston Transcript could think of no more powerful work from a woman's hand in the English language, not even George Eliot at her best.
Gerzina, Gretchen. Frances Hodgson Burnett. Chatto and Windus.
Intertextuality and Influence Eliza Haywood
The first volume of this fictional, topical biography, published at the time of the trial, went through five complete and two abridged editions in the year it appeared. It was reprinted at Dublin and Belfast...
Literary responses Mary Elizabeth Braddon
They were in time to reap the full force of Margaret Oliphant 's disapproval in her anti-sensation-novel article in Blackwood's. She found it deeply shocking that leading literary journals were praising Rupert Godwin...
Literary responses Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Margaret Oliphant 's critique of the sensation novel in 1867 relied heavily on attacking MEB 's reputation. The best she would say was that some of Braddon's works deserved some of their success. Braddon's sole...
Literary responses George Eliot
On the whole reviewers were enthusiastic (E. S. Dallas began his notice in the Times, George Eliot is as great as ever
Carroll, David, editor. George Eliot: The Critical Heritage. Barnes and Noble.
), but the ending of The Mill on the Floss...
Literary responses Harriett Jay
The English novelist Charles Reade , to whom many had attributed this novel, wrote to tell HJhe would have been proud to acknowledge it as his own.
Jay, Harriett. Robert Buchanan. AMS.
Publishing Annie Tinsley
It was published also in New York. Charles Reade , who was himself at law with Bentley , later persuaded her to change publishers.
Peet, Henry. Mrs. Charles Tinsley, Novelist and Poet. Butler and Tanner.
Residence Rosamond Lehmann
The couple's first properly shared home was the Old Rectory Farm, Kidlington, Oxfordshire. They later moved to Ipsden House, also in Oxfordshire (novelist Charles Reade 's former home), where both RL 's children were born.
Hastings, Selina. Rosamond Lehmann. Chatto and Windus.
112, 114-15, 117
Lehmann, Rosamond. Rosamond Lehmann’s Album. Chatto and Windus.
Siegel, Ruth. Rosamond Lehmann: A Thirties Writer. Peter Lang.
Simons, Judy. Rosamond Lehmann. St Martin’s Press.
Textual Features Margaret Oliphant
Oliphant develops an extended critique of her chief bugbears, Mary Elizabeth Braddon (the leader of her school
Oliphant, Margaret. “Novels”. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol.
, W. Blackwood, pp. 257-80.
), Rhoda Broughton (not by name, but as author of Cometh Up As a Flower),...


8 June 1814: Novelist and playwright Charles Reade was...

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8 June 1814

Novelist and playwright Charles Reade was born at Ipsden House, Ipsden, Oxfordshire.

3 November 1852: Richard Bentley agreed to publish Charles...

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3 November 1852

Richard Bentley agreed to publish Charles Reade 's first novel, Peg Woffington.

By 1 October 1853: Charles Reade published his second novel,...

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By 1 October 1853

Charles Reade published his second novel, Christie Johnstone.

July-October 1859: Charles Reade's historical sensation novel...

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July-October 1859

Charles Reade 's historical sensation novelThe Cloister and the Hearth was serialised as A Good Fight in Once A Week.

March-December 1863: Charles Reade's Hard Cash was serialised...

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March-December 1863

Charles Reade 's Hard Cash was serialised as Very Hard Cash in Dickens' weekly paper All the Year Round.

December 1865-November 1866: Charles Reade's controversial Griffith Gaunt;...

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December 1865-November 1866

Charles Reade 's controversial Griffith Gaunt; or, Jealousy was serialised in The Argosy.

December 1865: Alexander Strahan launched The Argosy, a...

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December 1865

Alexander Strahan launched The Argosy, a monthly literary and travel magazine, with Isa Craig as its first editor, and Charles Reade 's Griffith Gaunt as its lead serial.

1875: Charles Reade dedicated his novel The Wandering...

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Charles Reade dedicated his novelThe Wandering Heir to Mary Elizabeth Braddonas a slight mark of respect for her private virtues and public talents.
Wolff, Robert Lee. Sensational Victorian. Garland.

1876: John Maxwell sold Belgravia to Chatto and...

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John Maxwell sold Belgravia to Chatto and Windus , ending Mary Elizabeth Braddon 's association with the monthly.

11 April 1884: Charles Reade, novelist and playwright, died...

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11 April 1884

Charles Reade , novelist and playwright, died at 3 Blomfield Villas, Shepherd's Bush, London.


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