Charles Reade, Dramatist, Novelist, Journalist (volume 2); A Memoir Compiled Chiefly From His…

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byCharles L. Reade

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. Charles Reade literally writhed under the lash of the Rev. Dr. Stanton's aspersions in the American press, destined only too soon to be reprinted in England. Nothing in the whole course of his career stung him so cruelly to the quick as did this bogus psychography of himself perpetrated by a clerical journalist. It was not petty pride. He never blamed his friend Mr. Graham, who in truth was as much the victim of betrayed confidence as he himself was. But he felt bitterly the practical lampoon which upheld one, who had been a harmless Bohemian all through, in the light of a saint. Not condescending to respond to a sham eulogium which really amounted to an impudent libel, he could scarcely sit still under some of the accusations hurled with such cool recklessness at himself and Mrs. Seymour. Hence he sent for a warm friend and brother in art, Mr. Joseph Hatton; and that gentleman, who at the moment had all but arranged to collaborate with him in a new branch of dramatic narration, viz. fiction founded on a sacred subject--an idea which fell through solely on account of Charles Reade's health-- responded at once to the call. He found the injured man seated with Mrs. Seymour's portrait in his hand, overpowered by emotion, indeed bathed in tears, yet anxious II. A A* to tell the truth concerning his most cherished convictions, to prove by chapter and verse those numerous professions of belief which occur in all or nearly all his works. Mr. Hatton, needless to add, offered him the true sympathy of an artist and a man of the world--being alike pained at the spectacle of grief, and unable to conceal the scorn and righteous indignation that stirred his breast. After some discussion, it was arranged that Charles Reade should tell his own unvarnished tale in a le...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. Charles Reade literally writhed under the lash of the Rev. Dr. Stanton's aspersions in the American press, destined only to...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217191053

ISBN - 13:9780217191050

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