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The Invisible Woman - The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens-logo

The Invisible Woman - The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens

Claire Tomalin

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Description:

Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer in England. Out of their meeting came a love affair that lasted thirteen years and destroyed Dickens's marriage while effacing Nelly Ternan from the public record. In this remarkable work of biography and scholarly reconstruction, the acclaimed biographer of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys and Jane Austen rescues Nelly from the shadows of history, not only returning the neglected actress to her rightful place, but also providing a compelling portrait of the great Victorian novelist himself. The result is a thrilling literary detective story and a deeply compassionate work that encompasses all those women who were exiled from the warm, well-lighted parlors of Victorian England.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wanda McCaddon

Length:

10h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

22:58


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

26:11


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

51:53


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

26:54


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:22


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

58:28


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

44:37


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

47:10


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

34:49


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

36:51


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

34:06


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

31:53


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

38:45


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

24:23


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

36:52


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

14:47


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

16:02


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

23:52


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

22:29


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

00:25