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The invisible woman: the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer in England. Out of their meeting came a love affair that lasted thirteen years and destroyed Dickens's marriage while effacing Nelly Ternan from the public record. In this remarkable work of biography and scholarly reconstruction, the acclaimed biographer of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys and Jane Austen rescues Nelly from the shadows of history, not only returning the neglected actress to her rightful place, but also providing a compelling portrait of the great Victorian novelist himself. The result is a thrilling literary detective story and a deeply compassionate work that encompasses all those women who were exiled from the warm, well-lighted parlors of Victorian England.

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Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer in England. Out of their meeting came a love affair that lasted thirteen years and destroyed Dickens's marriage while effacing Nelly Ternan from the public record.

In this remarkable work of biography and scholarly reconstruction, the acclaimed biographer of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys and Jane Austen rescues Nelly from the shadows of history, not only returning the neglected actress to her rightful place, but also providing a compelling portrait of the great Victorian novelist himself. The result is a thrilling literary detective story and a deeply compassionate work that encompasses all those women who were exiled from the warm, well-lighted parlors of Victorian England.

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subject_facetActors -- Great Britain -- Biography
Actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography
Dickens, Charles, -- 1812-1870 -- Relations with women
Mistresses -- Great Britain -- Biography
Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography
Ternan, Ellen Lawless, -- 1839-1914
Ternan, Ellen Lawless, -- 1839-1914 -- Relations with men
title_displayThe invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
title_fullThe Invisible Woman The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
The invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens / Claire Tomalin
The invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens [electronic resource] / Claire Tomalin
title_shortThe invisible woman
title_subthe story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
topic_facetActors
Actresses
Biography & Autobiography
Dickens, Charles
History
Mistresses
Nonfiction
Novelists, English
Relations with men
Relations with women
Ternan, Ellen Lawless