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by Claire Tomalin

  • ISBN: 0736661832
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Claire Tomalin
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
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  • Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc. (January 29, 2001)
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Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his . As social history, literary criticism, and, not least, an absorbing detective story, The Invisible Woman is a wonderful book.

Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep. The Guardian (UK) This is feminist biography at its best. Leon Edel Part social history, part detective story, wholly enthralling. John Carey, The Sunday Times (London).

Claire Tomalin's multi-award-winning story of the life of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens is a remarkable work of biography and historical revisionism that returns the neglected actress to her rightful place in history as well as providing a compelling and truthful portrait of the great.

Claire Tomalin's multi-award-winning story of the life of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens is a remarkable work of biography and historical revisionism that returns the neglected actress to her rightful place in history as well as providing a compelling and truthful portrait of the great Victorian novelist. For those who enjoyed Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self and Charles Dickens: A Life; The Invisible Woman is invaluable reading for lovers of Charles Dickens, and for readers of biography everywhere

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The Invisible Woman book. This is the story of someone who - almost - wasn't there; who. Claire Tomalin's multi-award-winning story of the life of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens is a remarkable work of biography and historical revisionism that returns the neglected actress to her This is the story of someone who - almost - wasn't there; who vanished into thin air. Her names, dates, family and experiences very nearly disappeared from the record for good.

Claire Tomalin (born Claire Delavenay on 20 June 1933) is an English author and . Charles Dickens: A Life (New York, Penguin Books, 2011). The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens (London, Viking, 1990) (New York, Knopf, 1991).

Claire Tomalin (born Claire Delavenay on 20 June 1933) is an English author and journalist, known for her biographies on Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys, Jane Austen, and Mary Wollstonecraft. Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man (New York, Penguin Press, 2007). Shelley and His World (London, Thames and Hudson, 1980).

From the moment Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857 until long after Dickens's death, their love affair was expunged from history, while Nelly herself became an invisible woman

From the moment Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857 until long after Dickens's death, their love affair was expunged from history, while Nelly herself became an invisible woman. This prize-winning tour de force of scholarly detective work rescues Nelly from the shadows of history and adds to our understanding of women in Victorian society. From the moment Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857 until long after Dickens's death, their love affair was expunged from history, while Nelly herself became an invisible woman

The Invisible Woman: The by Claire Tomalin (Knopf, 1995) Story Of Charles Dickens &. Nelly Ternan Rev. by Naomi Bliven Tomalin’s is a judiciously sympathetic biography of Charles Dickens’ mistress, Ellen Lawless Ternan.

The Invisible Woman: The by Claire Tomalin (Knopf, 1995) Story Of Charles Dickens &. It recounts, in an easy, conversational style, the facts that survived a conspiracy of concealment by Dkkens, Nelly, and their heirs-a conspiracy that eradicated almost every trace of the young woman with whom the middle-aged novelist fell in love

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Charles Dickens - Dickens redirects here. For other uses, see Dickens (disambiguation). Ellen Ternan is sometimes confused with her near contemporary, the Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry, whose career was more distinguished, but who did not have an affair with Dickens. K. Rowling gets the idea for Harry Potter while on a train ride from Manchester to London. She says I was staring out the window, and the idea for Harry jus.

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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. 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. Tomalin focuses on Dickens's relationship with the Ternan family, in particular his presumed affair with the youngest daughter, Ellen, best known as Nelly.Nothing - until this biography. It reads almost as a detective story as Tomalin uncovers not only the story of Terman-with-Dickens, but as much about Terman the woman as she ca. ighly recommended.

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When Ellen Ternan met Charles Dickens, she was 18 and he was 45. She was a hard-working actress in a society that equated her profession with prostitution, or something close to it. Dickens was the most lionized writer in England, the great bard of domestic virtue. Out of their meeting came a love affair that lasted thirteen years and destroyed Dickens' marriage while effacing Nelly Ternan from the public record. In this tour de force of scholarly reconstruction, the acclaimed biographer of MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT and KATHERINE MANSFIELD rescues Nelly from the shadows of history and creates a deeply compassionate work that encompasses all those women who were exiled from the warm, well-lighted parlors of Victorian England.

"As social history, literary criticism, and, not least, an absorbing detective story, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN is a wonderful book." (Newsday)


Reviews about The Invisible Woman: The Story Of Charles Dickens & Nelly Ternan (7):
Quashant
I have thought about this book for months. Perhaps I don't know enough about Dickens to find this book redundant as others did. Instead I found myself profoundly disappointed in Dickens, the man, not because he had an affair, but because he treated his wife so poorly. He made her the villain in order to maintain his popularity and income. He truly had his cake and ate it too, regardless of its affect on the lives around him. He managed a massive cover-up of his affair. I will never read or see the Christmas Carol again or his other books without thinking about this biography. Dickens was a great writer but a great disappointment as a husband.
Prorahun
I saw the film that was based on this biography, and once I knew that the film was based on this book I had to have the book to read. Claire Tomlin also wrote a biography on Dickens which I read two years ago, so this is a companion book to the Dickens bio. I am now fascinated with these individuals and how the British public of the time idolized Dickens. Charles Dickens was the "pop icon" of his time, and this is a little know secret of his life. Read the book and see the movie. I highly recommend both! Enjoy!
Urllet
This book will take you to a time and place where things moved incredibly slowly by today's standards. But like today, people had the same worries - food, clothing and shelter, how to appear respectable, how to maintain privacy and how to juggle the different parts of your life without messing up. Charles Dickens was able to do it because he was rich, famous and very careful to destroy the evidence. Nelly Ternan was also careful to destroy the evidence but not so successful so we at least get a glimpse into their lives. Very enjoyable real history.
Drelalen
One of the best-written books that I have read. Claire Tomalin, the author, is to be congratulated for the work she has put into the story of Charles Dickens and his love for Nelly Ternan, a very young actress from the early British stage. For anyone wanting to learn about the life of women on the stage, how young they started, educating themselves, taking what roles they could find, including making their own costumes, living on very low wages and often even taking the role of men in their acting, this is the book to read.
Longitude Temporary
A lot of research went in to this book. The Ternan women were talented and strong and courageous. I'm glad their story has been told. In the movie, Nellie seemed content with being Dickens' "kept woman." However, the book continues her story after his death when she had the opportunity to make a life of her own. I'm glad to know that.
Mitars Riders
Fascinating research shedding a different light on one of our favorite authors and his closest relationships. I made it a point to read this before seeing the film which is faithful and incredibly acted.
Dalarin
Detailed accounts on the evolution of the arts (acting) and the involvement of Dickens. Women needed the work to gain stability in daily life, but were looked down on because of their work. Too much general detail for me but informative.
Nelly Ternan was a VERY interesting young woman. Born into a talented family of actors and actresses, she lived a very different life then most young middle class ladies did in Victorian England. Her family traveled frequently to play in various theaters throughout England. And because of this, the women of her family had much more freedom then the average female of that era. The downside of being an actress in Victorian England though was that acting as a profession was not always considered an acceptable vocation in polite English society. Of all the amazing women in Nelly's family, Nelly was considered the least talented as an actress. Her mother was an acting dynamo and her two sisters possessed a great deal of acting talent as well. But Nelly, despite attempting the profession too, never really made it as an actress. However, she was a lovely, well-read, intelligent young woman who delighted Charles Dickens after he met her while acting with her family in an amateur theatrical. Quite smitten with young Nelly, Dickens leaves his wife of many years to be with her. But he could never divorce his wife, so his relationship with Nelly, was one they could only carry out together behind closed doors, as Dickens was such a well known and beloved public figure in England. It is very probable (according to this author) that Nelly eventually became pregnant with Dickens child, but that she lost it. Their relationship lasted quite a few years, and he obviously loved Nelly, but could do nothing while his wife still lived, to make their relationship a legitimate one. Nelly really had to struggle emotionally with the difficulties of this. Dickens was much older then Nelly and died before her. After his death she went on to marry a man more her age and have a family with him, leaving the memory of Dickens behind. I enjoyed this book a lot and after reading it, watched the recent movie that was made based upon this book, and enjoyed that as well. A women's ability to choose a way of life for herself back then was so very limited, especially when involved with a man as famous as Charles Dickens. A big "THUMBS UP" for this book. Quite a fascinating read!

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