Reade (1814-84) was an English novelist and dramatist best remembered for The Cloister and the Hearth (1861). Having already gained success as a dramatist, he made his name as a novelist with the publication of this work in 1856, written with the aim of reforming abuses in prison discipline and the treatment of criminals. The novel was adapted for the stage receiving great acclaim when it opened in 1865, and several film versions have been made.
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About the Author
Charles Reade was born at Ipsden, Oxfordshire, to John Reade and Anne Marie Scott-Waring, and had at least four brothers. He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, taking his B.A. in 1835, and became a fellow of his college. He was subsequently dean of arts and vice-president, taking his degree of D.C.L. in 1847. His name was entered at Lincoln's Inn in 1836; he was elected Vinerian Fellow in 1842, and was called to the bar in 1843. He kept his fellowship at Magdalen all his life but, after taking his degree, he spent most of his time in London. William Winwood Reade, the influential historian, was his nephew.