Hard Cash
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Hard Cash

By Charles Reade
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Originally published in 1863, Hard Cash was Reade's polemical expos 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.

Table of Contents
  • HARD CASH
    • PREFACE
  • HARD CASH
    • PROLOGUE
      • "'EDWARD DODD.'"
    • CHAPTER I
      • "ALFRED HARDIE"
    • CHAPTER II
    • CHAPTER III
    • CHAPTER IV
      • FOR MISS DODD.
      • ———-
      • FOR MISS DODD.
      • ———-
      • FOR MISS DODD.
      • FOR MISS DODD.
      • ———-
    • CHAPTER V
    • CHAPTER VI
      • JULIA took Mr. Hardie's note and read it:—
      • "RICHARD HARDIE."
      • "LUCY DODD."
      • "ALFRED HARDIE."
      • "LUCY DODD."
      • "ALFRED HARDIE."
    • CHAPTER VII
    • CHAPTER VIII
    • CHAPTER IX
    • CHAPTER X
    • CHAPTER XI
    • CHAPTER XII
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • CRASH!
    • CHAPTER XIV
    • CHAPTER XV
    • CHAPTER XVI
    • CHAPTER XVII
    • CHAPTER XVIII
    • CHAPTER XIX
    • CHAPTER XX
      • "WHAT will ye give me, and I'll tell ye?" said Maxley to Alfred Hardie.
    • CHAPTER XXI
      • "HARDIE! VILLAIN!"
    • CHAPTER XXII
    • CHAPTER XXIII
    • CHAPTER XXIV
      • "R. H."
    • CHAPTER XXV
    • CHAPTER XXVI
      • "'LOUISA BERESFORD.'"
      • "LUCY DODD."
    • CHAPTER XXVII
    • CHAPTER XXVIII
      • ALFRED.'
    • CHAPTER XXIX
    • CHAPTER XXX
    • CHAPTER XXXI
      • "MARGARET BLACK.
    • CHAPTER XXXII
    • CHAPTER XXXIII
    • CHAPTER XXXIV
    • CHAPTER XXXV
    • CHAPTER XXXVI
    • CHAPTER XXXVII
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII
      • "RICHARD HARDIE"
    • CHAPTER XXXIX
    • CHAPTER XL
    • CHAPTER XLI
    • CHAPTER XLI
    • CHAPTER XLII
    • CHAPTER XLIII
      • IF we could always know at the time what we are doing.
    • CHAPTER XLIV
      • "LUCY DODD."
    • CHAPTER XLV
    • CHAPTER XLVI
      • "JOHN COMPTON."
      • "LUCY DODD"
    • CHAPTER XLVII
    • CHAPTER XLVIII.
    • CHAPTER XLIX.
    • CHAPTER L
      • LAW
    • CHAPTER LI
    • CHAPTER LII
    • CHAPTER LIII
      • NOAH SKINNER.
      • L. 14,010: 12: 6.
    • CHAPTER LIV
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