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The Resource The invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens, Claire Tomalin

The invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens, Claire Tomalin

Label
The invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
Title
The invisible woman
Title remainder
the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
Statement of responsibility
Claire Tomalin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume is a biography of Ellen "Nelly" Ternan, who was for the last thirteen years of Charles Dickens's life, was his secret obsession and intimate companion. She was an actress but within a few years of meeting Dickens she left the stage and disappeared from public view. Her disappearance was considered essential for the protection of Dickens's good name with a public that idolized him. Nelly's three lives - as child actress, as hidden love and as ultra-respectable wife and mother - span the whole of the Victorian and Edwardian ages. Until now her story has been considered only in the light of its impact on Dickens. For the first time, the author has chosen to look at Nelly's story from her own point of view. This book is at once biography, literary criticism and social history, and contains an original and extraordinary account of the theatrical world that both nurtured Nelly and held Dickens in thrall throughout his life
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomalin, Claire
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4582
LC item number
.T66 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Ternan, Ellen Lawless
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Ternan, Ellen Lawless
  • Novelists, English
  • Mistresses
  • Actors
  • Actors
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mistresses
  • Novelists, English
  • Relations with women
  • Great Britain
Label
The invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens, Claire Tomalin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. 'N' -- 'Agreeable and beautiful talents' -- Family saga (1790-1845) -- Little orphans (1845-1855) -- Gaslight fairies (1856-1857) -- Pt. 2. The amateur: Dickens in 1857 -- Manchester, Doncaster and scandal (1857-1858) -- Mornington crescent (1858-1862) -- Vanishing into space (1862-1865) -- Fanny and Maria get married (1863-1866) -- The year of the diary (1867) -- 'This life is half made up of partings' (1868-1870) -- Pt. 3. Another life begins (1870-1876) -- The schoolmaster's wife and the foreign correspondent: Margate, Rome, Africa -- Nelly tells -- Southsea -- Geoffrey -- Myths and morals -- A postscript: the death of Dickens
Control code
ocm25746878
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xvi, 333 pages
Isbn
9780679738190
Lccn
91050736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25746878
Label
The invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens, Claire Tomalin
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. 'N' -- 'Agreeable and beautiful talents' -- Family saga (1790-1845) -- Little orphans (1845-1855) -- Gaslight fairies (1856-1857) -- Pt. 2. The amateur: Dickens in 1857 -- Manchester, Doncaster and scandal (1857-1858) -- Mornington crescent (1858-1862) -- Vanishing into space (1862-1865) -- Fanny and Maria get married (1863-1866) -- The year of the diary (1867) -- 'This life is half made up of partings' (1868-1870) -- Pt. 3. Another life begins (1870-1876) -- The schoolmaster's wife and the foreign correspondent: Margate, Rome, Africa -- Nelly tells -- Southsea -- Geoffrey -- Myths and morals -- A postscript: the death of Dickens
Control code
ocm25746878
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xvi, 333 pages
Isbn
9780679738190
Lccn
91050736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25746878

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