It has lately been objected to me, in studiously courteous
terms of course, that I borrow from other books, and
am a plagiarist. To this I reply that I borrow
facts from every accessibl...
By the time Charles Reade had reached the age of forty, he had written only two of his fourteen novels, Peg Woffington (1853) and Christie Johnstone (1853); but he had already written at least fifteen...