Hard Cash (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Hard Cash (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Charles Reade
     
 

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Originally published in 1863, Hard Cash was Reade's polemical exposé of the horrors routinely perpetrated against the inmates of England's insane asylums. Alfred Hardie, victim of an embezzlement perpetrated by his father, is tricked into entering an asylum; once there, he finds it almost impossible to prove himself sane.

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Originally published in 1863, Hard Cash was Reade's polemical exposé of the horrors routinely perpetrated against the inmates of England's insane asylums. Alfred Hardie, victim of an embezzlement perpetrated by his father, is tricked into entering an asylum; once there, he finds it almost impossible to prove himself sane.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411449978
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
568
File size:
660 KB

Meet the Author


Charles Reade (1814-1884) was a prolific English novelist and playwright who sought to expose social injustice in his work.  He is remembered for the novels The Cloister and the Hearth (1861), a historical romance; Hard Cash (1863), an expose of abuse in mental asylums; and Put Yourself in His Place (1870), about trade-union terrorism.

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