The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens

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Vintage Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 333 pages
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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. 24 pages of photos.

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This book was the October selection for my book club otherwise I might not have read it. I found the writing a bit dry. This was probably due to sufficient background knowledge of English theater and ... Read full review

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Claire Tomalin's books include Thomas Hardy: The Time Torn Man and The Poems of Thomas Hardy. She lives in London.

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