The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens

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Now a major motion picture directed by Ralph Fiennes, co-starring Fiennes and Felicity Jones with Michelle Fairley, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Tom Hollander: the unforgettable story of Charles Dickens's mistress Nelly Ternan, and of the secret relationship that linked them.

When Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857, she was 18: a professional actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep . He was 45: a literary legend, a national treasure, married with ten children. This meeting sparked a love affair that lasted over a decade, destroying Dickens's marriage and ending with Nelly's near-disappearance from the public record. In this remarkable work of biography, Claire Tomalin rescues Nelly from obscurity, not only returning the neglected actress to her rightful place in history, but also giving us a compelling and truthful account of the great Victorian novelist. Through Dickens's diaries, correspondence, address books, and photographs, Tomalin is able to reconstruct the relationship between Charles and Nelly, bringing it to vivid life. The result is a riveting literary detective story--and a portrait of a singular woman.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2012
Edition: Second Vintage Books edition
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780804172127
9780345803979
0345803973
Characteristics: xvi, 333 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm

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