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  - Coan Williams - Goodreads

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN by Claire Tomalin, published by Penguin, gave me no misgivings at all. Nor, it seems, the makers of the film based on the book. It should have everything – passion, scandal and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brian Bess - Goodreads

Dickens' lost woman brought into the light The reason I read this book, like almost of its readers, is the relevance to Charles Dickens. Obviously, he's the giant sun around which all these planets ie ... 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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