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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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

The 1991 British Penguin paperback edition has an extra chapter on the death of Dickens not found in the first edition. My copy was printed in at least 2002 so it looks as if all British paperback ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

I have to begin by saying that I am not a Dickens fan, and as I read this book, I began to like him even less. Tomalin focuses on Dickens's relationship with the Ternan family, in particular his ... Read full review

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JV3 2 Agreeable and beautiful talents
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Family Saga 17901845
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Little Orphans 18451855
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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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