Charles Reade (1814-1884) was an English writer and journalist, most famous fo the historical novel 'The Cloister and the Hearth' first published in 1861. The sometimes pugnacious Reade researched extensively and wrote passionately on subjects of social significance.
'White Lies' is a novel by Charles Reade that represents a bright example of his writing style. The action takes place in England at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. The book features a dynamic developing plot and colorful description of life in England of those times.