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The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman 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

  • Title: The Invisible Woman
  • Author: Claire Tomalin
  • ISBN: 9780804172127
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 hiNow 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.

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    1. Jean on said:

      There is a fashion at the moment for "warts and all" biographies. The popular press delights in exposés of formerly much loved "celebrities". The more salacious the detail to be revealed, apparently, the better. And Charles Dickens would certainly fit into this group. Much loved? Certainly! Influential? Another decided Yes! But what of his private life. Does that bear scrutiny? And on that question there perhaps should be a meaningful pause.Claire Tomalin says, "The rewriting of history is a ce [...]

    2. MJ Nicholls on said:

      There is no real story here—Dickens might have had sex with Nelly Ternan or he might not have. Evidence points to its likelihood but he could not have laid Nells as much as he laid his wife Catherine. You can stop reading the review at this point if the dirt is your desire. The focus here is on the life of Nelly Ternan, which for a Victorian life, is frequently interesting—if not always thrilling (the Dickens bits are the least fascinating since all the evidence as to Dickens’s shenanigans [...]

    3. Richard Kramer on said:

      It seems, on the evidence of Tomalin's heroic reanimating of a woman who was, quite consciously, erased from the memory of life, that Charles Dickens, he of the endless words and boundless talent, was as gifted at creating whole selves in his own life as he was on the page. I'm not sure that sentence would parse dramatically, but who cares? Ellen Ternan was his shadow wife, wife in all but name, his secret for many years and, thanks to zealous biographers, forgotten, wiped out, inconvenient. Unt [...]

    4. booklady on said:

      I highly recommend Donada Peters reading of The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens. It’s an excellent book anyway and her reading of it was thoroughly enjoyable.The double biography begins by setting the Victorian context into which Ellen (Nelly) Ternan was born as a female in a family of actors. We learn about her early life, how her family became acquainted with Charles Dickens and then watch as her life seemed to disappear from history after she met him. The auth [...]

    5. Emma Flanagan on said:

      I don't normally read non-fiction. Fiction is my wheelhouse, so this was a bit outside my comfort zone.Nelly Ternan, Dickens mistress for the final 13 years of his life, is an enigma. A woman who's existence was concealed by Dickens during his lifetime, and effectively whitewashed by his estate after his death. Tomalin's task was not an easy one, to reconstruct the life of a figure who clearly had a profound impact on Dickens, yet history and respectability would rather remained in the shadows. [...]

    6. Lisa Webb on said:

      I found this book (read for a reading group) very hard to get into - firstly it wasn't a non-fiction subject I would have chosen, not being particularly interested in the life of Charles Dickens for one! Initially the author bombards you with information about the actors, plays etc of the era as if we, the reader, are well informed and know who and what they are. It is only when Charles enters the picture that it started to get a little more interesting and I found that I did want to find out wh [...]

    7. Петър Панчев on said:

      Театърът на живота и Чарлс Дикенс(Цялото ревю е тук: knijenpetar.wordpress/201)Стане ли въпрос за Дикенс и неговите произведения, аз съм на първа линия за хвалби и клетви за вярност към тази личност от Викторианската епоха. Да, доста високопарно изказване, но за всичко това си има причин [...]

    8. Carol on said:

      It is the true story of Dickens’ longtime, clandestine affair with Nelly Ternan, who was 27 years his junior. In 1857, producer Dickens, 45, met Nelly, 18, while she was appearing in Collins’ play "The Frozen Deep." Only a few friends of Wilkie Collins knew of this secret affair. Dickens was truly a man that everyone revered greatly.Dickens’ lust gets the better of him. He decided to change his life, and began a relationship with Nelly. Nelly’s mother wanted Dickens’ money. Dickens bro [...]

    9. Tracey on said:

      A supposedly enlightening tale about a man who is my literary hero and the woman he loved and left his wife for in the most cruel way. But was Nelly Lawless Ternan his mistress or something else ? I wanted a definitive answer I don't feel I got that. What I got was a great 'story' of the times they lived in and the lengths people will go to to preserve privacy.I didn't like Nelly all that much I liked her sister Fanny better she was very forward thinking. Is this a true account of the lives of D [...]

    10. Dana Loo on said:

      Un biografia curatissima e tra le più complicate che la Tomalin ha dovuto ricostruire dando fondo a tutte le sue capacità intuitive ed investigative, avendo a disposizione pochissimi elementi sulla vita di una donna rimasta nell'oblio, cancellata da ogni documento, lettera, testimonianza che potesse confermare la veridicità del suo legame con uno degli scrittori più famosi d'Inghilterra e non solo.Interessantissimi i primi capitoli nei quali, attraverso la storia della famiglia matriarcale d [...]

    11. Jennifer (JC-S) on said:

      ‘It seemed like a good moment to start putting something on paper which might restore Nelly to visibility.’This book, first published in 1990, is about the actress Nelly Ternan, who had a relationship with Charles Dickens from 1857 until his death in 1870. Ms Tomalin writes that Nelly Ternan ‘played a central role in the life of Charles Dickens at a time when he was perhaps the best-known man in Britain.’ While Nelly Ternan was the first person named in Charles Dickens’s will, there is [...]

    12. Claire on said:

      The fiction section of the library was uninspiring on Monday so I extended my usual browse to the biography section. Somehow I didn't realise a) that Charles Dickens had a mistress. b) that there was a biography about her and c) a recent film adaptation!I think perhaps my total ignorance made the reading experience all the more enjoyable. I had a very basic knowledge of Dickens life and work, and so I was able to enjoy learning about Nelly's life, rather than having any preconceived notions of D [...]

    13. Andrea Lim on said:

      jukeboxmuse/2014/02/16/howUsually the most I read about people’s lives is casual surfing. Unless I’m in historian mode, biography does not float my boat.So why did I read The Invisible Woman? Because I saw that it got made into a movie Ralph Fiennes is in it (duh, it’s Voldemort with a beard, THAT’s why). I haven’t watched the movie yet. After reading the plot summary, I decided that I would make an exception for Charles Dickens’ mistress and read her life story instead of going str [...]

    14. Lois on said:

      Since Ellen Ternan, minus her connection to Charles Dickens, is not likely someone I’d have ever heard of, it seems reasonable to me that this book didn’t really grab my interest until it gets into the time she met him (since I admit to reading the book only because of their connection). The section about her grandparents was a little more than I cared much about. A brief overview of the role of the actress in Victorian England would have sufficed (for me, altho others may find it more neces [...]

    15. Julie on said:

      Wow! I approached this book with some trepidation, being a nearly idolatrous Dickens fan. The most unfortunate thing about putting someone on a pedestal is that the act of doing so creates an almost irresistible urge, in others, to push the subject off. For some, there is no enjoyment in life quite like bringing a good man down. With this in mind, I was concerned that The Invisible Woman, justifiably or not, might lower Dickens in my esteem. Thankfully, it did not. While the book did not increas [...]

    16. Caroline on said:

      What a fascinating, intriguing story that was almost lost to history! This is biography of the very best kind, reconstructing Nelly Ternan's life from just snippets and fragments, portraying a life that was lived almost entirely in the shadows. It would have been a great loss to posterity had this aspect of Dickens' life being entirely obliterated, as so much effort was put into attempting.Dickens has never been one of my favourite authors, for a multitude of reasons - so I came to this book wit [...]

    17. Gerry on said:

      It is no surprise to discover that Claire Tomalin's 'The Invisible Woman' won a number of awards, for it is superbly researched and superbly written.It tells the story of actress Nelly Ternan, beginning with her life with parents and sisters and her blossoming career on the stage and ending with her life with her new husband, George Wharton Robinson, and family. But the most poignant part of her life is that inbetween these two dates when she was allegedly the mistress of Charles Dickens, who do [...]

    18. Kerry on said:

      I'm not sure how I feel about this book. On one hand, it was well-researched and the topic thoroughly investigated. On the other, it felt almost too detailed, with information included that didn't seem immediately relevant to Nelly Ternan's story.That Dickens had this mysterious affair and kept it secret, and that Nelly and their friends and subordinates were complicit in keeping the relationship under wraps is startling and interesting. Indeed, the story told here is of interest.However, I did [...]

    19. Andrea Stoeckel on said:

      [FTC Disclaimer: I recieved this book as a / FirstReads giveaway. As oer all these giveaway books, this in no way influences my opinions, which are 100% mine]I am a person with a background in history as part of my first ( of 3) Masters Degrees, so I enjoy biographies and first person history. However, I am not sure I liked this book or not. It feels like Ellen ( Nelly) Ternan might have simply been a nineteen year footnote in Charles Dickens' life. This book is older, reissued in conjunction wi [...]

    20. Susan on said:

      Ellen Ternan was the other woman in Charles Dickens' life. She came from a theatrical family and was a young actress when he met her. An open secret in Dickens' lifetime (much to his dismay), after his death, she re-invented herself as a schoolmaster's wife and had two children who knew nothing of her past until after their parents died. Her two sisters, Fanny and Maria, also had interesting lives--Fanny married Thomas Trollope, the novelist's brother, and wrote several novels herself. Maria bec [...]

    21. Regine Haensel on said:

      If you are looking for the dirt on Dickens' love affair with Ellen Ternan, you won't find it here. In fact, there's no real proof that the two had an affair -- speculation and some evidence that letters and other documents were destroyed. So the author can only infer what actually happened. However, I think this book is worthwhile mainly for the depiction of life for women, and particularly actors, in Victorian England. I was fascinated with learning about the extra freedom that women in the act [...]

    22. Kiseki on said:

      A very well-researched -and wonderfully written- biography. Claire Tomalin provides a thorough account of the life of Ellen Ternan, commonly known as Charles Dickens' mistress. Given the premise of the book, I was expecting Tomalin to brutally attack Dickens, depicting him as an unfaithful and sexist prick: much to my surprise, she adopts a much more neutral approach and confines herself to an objective version of events. Sure, she's more than willing to pinpoint Dickens' flaws and contradiction [...]

    23. George on said:

      COLOSSALLY BORING."It suited most men to believe that a virtuous actress was as likely as an honest thief."—page 49Perhaps if I had a better knowledge of, and appreciation for, Charles Dickens, Victorian England, and the plethora of people and places of 1850s/1860s London/England named, I would have gotten more out of Claire Tomalin's gossipy and speculative biographical offering: THE INVISIBLE WOMAN: The story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens. But I doubt it.Any story a highlight of which [...]

    24. Kay on said:

      This is definitely a comprehensive research piece. It feels like a PhD thesis with all the name, occupations, etc. of the people involved. In the beginning, it doesn't feel like much of a "story." At one point, the author says that all this background is necessary to understand why Nelly is who she is." This is true, but it doesn't lend itself to an easily read story. I kept at it, hoping it might turn into something faster reading, but it didn't. It is well-written research that portrays the li [...]

    25. Judith on said:

      What a strange, but enjoyable, book. This is the story of Charles Dickens and his mistress. The whole book could have been much shorter if it wasn't so absurdly detailed and if there wasn't quite so much speculation. The first two (or three) chapters detail the theatre world of Nelly's mother and the action, so to speak, only begins about half-way in. I found the actual story about Charles and Nelly interesting although again some of the speculative writing was annoying. Tomalin does detail the [...]

    26. Mary Hamric on said:

      If Claire Tomalin isn't the best biographer ever, I'll eat a garage mechanic's shirt! This book is fascinating. It's more like reading a novel than a biography, except this is all true! I would love to ask her if she thought Nelly's husband's depression may have stemmed from finding out about her affair. It devastated her son, could her husband have found out and that set him on the path to depression? Their marriage was never the same once his fortunes took a turn for the worse. I wonder if thi [...]

    27. Jeff on said:

      Ugh. I wanted the juicy parts right away I guess, but the nice author started the story two generations before the scandal; so I had to slog through the history of Victorian theater(re) and every rinkydink little English village that had a theater(re). Also everyone back then was called Fanny, which made it very difficult to keep characters separate. I assume that in '89, this story of his mistress was scandalous; but reading in '15 I just took it as truth, very boring truth. I guess you could s [...]

    28. Brooke on said:

      This is not a simple story about Charles Dickens's mistress. It's also a (albeit slight) bio of Dickens himself. It's an illuminating look at the treatment of female characters in his canon. It's a riveting explanation of what it meant to be an actress in Victorian England, and of what it meant to be a woman from an impoverished family in that time and place. It's a story about mother and daughters. It's a story about sisters. It's a mystery. I love the author's voice and how she tells the story [...]

    29. Fanda Kutubuku on said:

      In the end, I know Dickens more than before, but Ellen Ternan remains the 'invisible woman'. But I learned a lot about women condition, especially those who was in theatre, in 19th century. I also learned the hypocrisy regarding domestic lives during that era, and Dickens was trapped between his fantasy and his public image.

    30. Brenda Clough on said:

      A quite excellent glimpse into the darker side of Charles Dickens. Nelly Ternan was his secret mistress, and her story is not well known. If you pick up this edition you may have seen the movie, starring Ralph Fiennes, which is also great. You read this and thank Heaven that you do not have to live under the burdensome strictures of Victorian England.

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