Charles Reade (8 Jun 1814 – 11 Apr 1884) was an English novelist and dramaturg. As an author, he always had an eye to stage effect in scene and situation as well as in dialogue. His first comedy, The Ladies' Battle, appeared at the Olympic Theatre in May 1851. It was followed by Angela (1851), A Village Tale (1852), The Lost Husband (1852), and Gold (1853). Reade's novels were popular, and he was among England's highest-paid novelists. But, many libraries refused to carry his works on the grounds that they were indecent.
It Is Never Too Late to Mend is a dramatic novel by Charles Reade. The plot revolves around a ruthless squire, who becomes obsessed with a younger woman. But she had a lover already. He starts framing and scheming, in order to conquer her heart. Love and hate, crime and punishment – you can find everything in this fascinating piece of art. How would this classic love triangle be solved? Read and find out!