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The Invisible Woman

The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens

Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307822397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1968

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.

Charles Dickens

A Life

Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141971452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 2722

Charles Dickens is the acclaimed definitive biography by bestselling author Claire Tomalin Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonicly hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortally in the English imagination: the Artful Dodger, Mr Pickwick, Pip, David Copperfield, Little Nell, Lady Dedlock, and many more. At the age of twelve he was sent to work in a blacking factory by his affectionate but feckless parents. From these unpromising beginnings, he rose to scale all the social and literary heights, entirely through his own efforts. When he died, the world mourned, and he was buried - against his wishes - in Westminster Abbey.Yet the brilliance concealed a divided character: a republican, he disliked America; sentimental about the family in his writings, he took up passionately with a young actress; usually generous, he cut off his impecunious children. From the award-winning author of Samuel Pepys, Charles Dickens: A Life paints an unforgettable portrait of Dickens, capturing brilliantly the complex character of this great genius. If you loved Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol, this book is invaluable reading. 'By far the most humane and imaginatively sympathetic account yet for the general reader' Amanda Craig, New Statesman Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

Charles Dickens

der Unnachahmliche

Author: Hans-Dieter Gelfert

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406622186

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 375

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Der «Unnachahmliche» wurde Charles Dickens von seinen Freunden genannt, und er übernahm den Beinamen selbstironisch, doch voller Stolz. Hans-Dieter Gelfert widmet sich in anschaulichen Kapiteln Dickens’ Leben und entwirft ein weites Panorama der Zeit, in der er wirkte. Im Wechsel mit biographischen Abschnitten werden in eigenen Kapiteln alle wichtigen Werke vorgestellt und interpretiert. Gelfert zeigt, wie Dickens seine traumatische Kindheitserfahrung als zwölfjähriger Hilfsarbeiter ohne jede Hoffung dichterisch so verarbeitete, dass daraus Romane hervorgingen, in denen sich Menschen gegen eine übermächtige Fremdbestimmung behaupten müssen. Politik und Gesellschaft erscheinen dabei als eine labyrinthische Sphäre totaler Entfremdung. Dieses Gefühl der Entfremdung ist seither immer mehr zum Lebensgefühl der Moderne geworden, und es führt Dickens aus der Welt des 19. Jahrhunderts an unsere Gegenwart heran.

Several Strangers

Writing from Three Decades

Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141909501

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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Several Strangers is an acclaimed literary collection by bestselling author Claire Tomalin From the celebrated biographer of Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, Several Strangers collects together the best of Claire Tomalin's literary pieces over a period of thirty years - including reviews of books on Freud, Katherine Mansfield, Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Christina Rossetti and Virginia Woolf. Through three long, splendidly written 'introductions' - the book also tells of the author's own involvement in literary journalism during that time. The result is a fascinating account of how a woman was able to survive in the male world of books and newspapers. Along the way there are brilliant portraits of Martin Amis, Andrew Neill and Julian Barnes amongst others. Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

Thomas Hardy

The Time-torn Man

Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141909730

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Thomas Hardy is the acclaimed biography by bestselling author Claire Tomalin 'An extraordinary story, beautifully told. Tomalin is the most empathetic of biographers' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday Paradox ruled Thomas Hardy's life. His birth was almost his death; he became one of the great Victorian novelists and reinvented himself as one of the twentieth-century's greatest poets; he was an unhappy husband and a desolate widower; he wrote bitter attacks on the English class system yet prized the friendship of aristocrats. In the hands of Whitbread Award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, author of the bestselling books Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, Thomas Hardy the novelist, poet, neglectful husband and mourning lover all come vividly alive. 'Another triumph for a biographer who goes from strength to strength' Melvyn Bragg, Guardian, Books of the Year 'Tomalin provides an object lesson in how to write a life' Economist 'A moving story, and Tomalin tells it vividly, with as great a fund of sympathy and sense, as can be imagined' Daily Telegraph 'Skilful and absorbing, admirable. The most compelling of life stories' Daily Telegraph 'Hardy emerges as a man full of spirit and gaiety' Sunday Times Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

Oliver Twist

Abridged Edition (Reclams Rote Reihe – Fremdsprachentexte)

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159605167

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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In seinem zweiten und bekanntesten Roman erzählt Dickens, angeregt durch die neuen Armengesetze von 1834, die er scharf attackierte, von den dunklen Schatten, die auf den Glanz der viktorianischen Zeit fallen und mit dem industriellen Aufschwung einhergehen: Armut, Kriminalität, Prostitution, die Verelendung breiter Gesellschaftsschichten. In der Roten Reihe erscheint der Roman, der im Original mehr als 600 Seiten umfasst, in einer für den Englischunterricht gekürzten Version. Sie bietet Englischlernenden den Text in der Originalsprache mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter am Fuß jeder Seite, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen. E-Book mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe: E-Book und Buch können parallel benutzt werden.

The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft

Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191226X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6235

The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft is the acclaimed bestselling biography by Claire Tomalin Winner of the Whitbread First Book Prize Witty, courageous and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most controversial figures of her day. She published A Vindication of the Rights of Women; travelled to revolutionary France and lived through the Terror and the destruction of the incipient French feminist movement; produced an illegitimate daughter; and married William Godwin before dying in childbed at the age of thirty-eight. Often embattled and bitterly disappointed, she never gave up her radical ideas or her belief that courage and honesty would triumph over convention. 'Tomalin is a most intelligent and sympathetic biographer, aware of her impetuous subject's many failings, yet with the perception to present her greatness fairly. She writes well and wittily' Daily Telegraph 'A vivid evocation not only of what Mary went through but also of how women lived in the second part of the eighteenth century. Most of all, however, Tomalin makes Mary Wollstonecraft unforgettable' Evening Standard From the acclaimed author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, this celebrated biography is the definitive account of Mary Wollstonecraft's life. Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

Die Biographie

zur Grundlegung ihrer Theorie

Author: Bernhard Fetz,Hannes Schweiger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110202263

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 563

View: 5671

The first volume uses case studies as exemplars to illuminate the historical development of the genre, while the second volume presents chapters on a theory of biography focussing on central aspects such as the connection between biography, archive and cultural memory, biography and mediality (writing, film, photography), biography and psychoanalysis, biography and gender, and on questions of intercultural communication through biographies. The work isedited by the Ludwig BoltzmannInstitute for the History and Theory of Biography in Vienna.

Katherine Mansfield

A Secret Life

Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141042346

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1139

Katherine Mansfield is the celebrated biography be bestselling author Claire Tomalin 'One of the best biographies I have ever read: a perfect match of author and subject. It should become a classic' Alison Lurie Pursuing art and adventure across Europe, Katherine Mansfield lived and wrote with the Furies on her heels; but when she died aged only thirty-four she became one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. Sexually ambiguous, craving love yet quarrelsome and capricious, she glittered in the brilliant circles of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, her beauty and recklessness inspiring admiration, jealousy, rage and devotion. Claire Tomalin's biography brings us nearer than we have ever been to this courageous, greatly gifted, haunted and haunting writer. 'Generous, dispassionate, even-handed, setting out probably as plainly as anyone ever will Katherine's high hopes, the odds she faced and the impossible obstacles that ditched her in the end' Hilary Spurling, Daily Telegraph 'Provides the finest and most subtly shaded portrait so far' John Gross, New York Times From the acclaimed author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, this virtuoso biography is invaluable reading for lovers of Katherine Mansfield everywhere. Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend

A Publishing History

Author: Sean Grass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317168216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 2080

Even within the context of Charles Dickens's history as a publishing innovator, Our Mutual Friend is notable for what it reveals about Dickens as an author and about Victorian publishing. Marking Dickens's return to the monthly number format after nearly a decade of writing fiction designed for weekly publication in All the Year Round, Our Mutual Friend emerged against the backdrop of his failing health, troubled relationship with Ellen Ternan, and declining reputation among contemporary critics. In his subtly argued publishing history, Sean Grass shows how these difficulties combined to make Our Mutual Friend an extraordinarily odd novel, no less in its contents and unusually heavy revisions than in its marketing by Chapman and Hall, its transformation from a serial into British and U.S. book editions, its contemporary reception by readers and reviewers, and its delightfully uneven reputation among critics in the 150 years since Dickens’s death. Enhanced by four appendices that offer contemporary accounts of the Staplehurst railway accident, information on archival materials, transcripts of all of the contemporary reviews, and a select bibliography of editions, Grass’s book shows why this last of Dickens’s finished novels continues to intrigue its readers and critics.

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue

Author: Piu Marie Eatwell

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781856079

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 6794

The extraordinary story of the Druce-Portland affair, one of the most notorious, tangled and bizarre legal cases of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. In 1897 an elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th Duke of Portland, and that the – now dead – Duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. And her children, therefore, were heirs to the Portland millions. The legal case that followed would last for ten years. Its eventual outcome revealed a dark underbelly of lies lurking beneath the genteel facade of late Victorian England.

Mrs Jordan's Profession

The Story of a Great Actress and a Future King

Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141933194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Mrs Jordan's Profession is the acclaimed biography of Dora Jordan by bestselling author Claire Tomalin 'Intelligent, finely made and wonderfully readable. As gripping as the best fiction' Independent on Sunday Acclaimed as the greatest comic actress of her day, Dora Jordan lived a quite different role off-stage as lover to Prince William, third son of George III. Unmarried, the pair lived in a villa on the Thames and had ten children together until William, under pressure from royal advisers, abandoned her. The story of how Dora moved between the worlds of the eighteenth-century theatre and happy domesticity, of her fights for her family and her career makes a classic story of royal perfidy and female courage. From the acclaimed author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, this celebrated biography is one of history's most astonishing untold stories. 'The strangest and most sensational story Tomalin has told so far. A miraculously detailed portrait - as brisk, unsentimental, good-humoured and fairminded as its subject' Hilary Spurling, Daily Telegraph 'Compelling, shrewd in its judgements, exceptionally well written, and informed by a vivid sense of the past' John Gross, Sunday Telegraph 'Fascinating, affecting. A compelling story and Tomalin tells it with clarity and warmth' Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Sunday Times Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

Charles Dickens

A Life

Author: Jane Smiley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101215437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4408

With the delectable wit, unforgettable characters, and challenging themes that have won her a Pulitzer Prize and national bestseller status, Jane Smiley naturally finds a kindred spirit in the author of classics such as Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol. As "his novels shaped his life as much as his life shaped his novels," Smiley's Charles Dickens is at once a sensitive profile of the great master and a fascinating meditation on the writing life. Smiley evokes Dickens as he might have seemed to his contemporaries: convivial, astute, boundlessly energetic-and lionized. As she makes clear, Dickens not only led the action-packed life of a prolific writer, editor, and family man but, balancing the artistic and the commercial in his work, he also consciously sustained his status as one of the first modern "celebrities." Charles Dickens offers brilliant interpretations of almost all the major works, an exploration of his narrative techniques and his innovative voice and themes, and a reflection on how his richly varied lower-class cameos sprang from an experience and passion more personal than his public knew. Smiley's own "demon narrative intelligence" (The Boston Globe) touches, too, on controversial details that include Dickens's obsession with money and squabbles with publishers, his unhappy marriage, and the rumors of an affair. Here is a fresh look at the dazzling personality of a verbal magician and the fascinating times behind the classics we read in school and continue to enjoy today.

Samuel Pepys

The Unequalled Self

Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141910313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 3697

Samuel Pepys is the astonishing biography by bestselling author Claire Tomalin 2002 WHITBREAD BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Immaculately well done. Tomalin has managed to unearth a wealth of material about the uncharted life of Samuel Pepys' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday 'Sex, drink, plague, fire, music, marital conflict, the fall of kings, corruption and courage in public life, wars, navies, public execution, incarceration in the Tower: Samuel Pepys's life is full of irresistible material, and Claire Tomalin seizes it with both hands. Fast, vivid, accessible' Hermione Lee, Guardian 'A rich, thoughtful and deeply satisfying account. It takes us behind and beyond the diary - which means that, on finishing it, we can reread the diary with greater pleasure and understanding then ever before' Noel Malcolm, Evening Standard 'In Claire Tomalin, Pepys has found the biographer he deserves. Her perceptive, level-headed book finally restores to the life of the diarist its weight and dignity' Lisa Jardine, New Statesman 'A great achievement and a huge pleasure. A vivid chronicle of contemporary history seen through the all too human preoccupations of this ordinary and extraordinary man' Diana Souhami, Independent From the acclaimed author of Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, this celebrated biography casts new light on the remarkable diaries of Pepys and brings his story vividly to life once more. Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

Mein Freund Charles Dickens. Erster Band

Author: John Forster

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 9783863476953

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 1334

Der Klassiker unter den Dickens-Biographien: Forsters Biographie in drei Bänden erschien kurz nach Charles Dickens‘ Tod im Jahre 1870 und wurde schnell zu einem Standardwerk. Es lebt von der engen und langjährigen Freundschaft des Kritikers und Herausgebers John Forster mit dem berühmten Schriftsteller. Ohne literaturwissenschaftliche Pedanterie sieht er das Leben und den Charakter des Verfassers zeitloser Werke wie „Oliver Twist“ oder „A Christmas Carol“. Dabei wechseln sich packende Berichte aus erster Hand mit umfangreichen Auszügen aus dem Briefwechsel der beiden Freunde ab. Und da auch in fast all seinen Briefen seine besondere Meisterschaft des Erzählens zum Tragen kommt, wird jeder, der gerne Dickens liest, auch an dieser Biographie Gefallen finden. Die vorliegende Ausgabe greift auf die souveräne Übersetzung des Philologen Friedrich Althaus (1829-1897) zurück, die denselben Zeitgeist atmet wie das Werk Dickens‘.

Begehren

Roman

Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349299010X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6533

1839: Der Gouverneur von Tasmanien und Polarforscher Sir John Franklin und seine Frau holen eine Aborigine-Waise zu sich ins Haus. Sie wollen Mathinna durch strenge Erziehung »zivilisieren«. Während Lady Jane ihre mütterlichen Gefühle unterdrückt, kann sich Sir John dem Mädchen gegenüber nicht beherrschen. Als er Jahre später nach England zurückbeordert wird, bleibt Mathinna entwurzelt und zutiefst verstört zurück ... 1859: Im ewigen Eis soll Sir Franklin dem Kannibalismus verfallen sein. Lady Jane reist nach London zu Charles Dickens, um den berühmtesten Engländer der Zeit um Hilfe zu bitten.

Charles Dickens and His Chicago Relatives

A Documentary Narrative

Author: Sidney Phil Moss,Carolyn J. Moss

Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

View: 2208

"This very specialized book, probably aimed at graduate libraries and Dickens specialists, is not without interest to the general reader and anyone interested in Dickens. The real center of the story is Augustus, the novelist's younger brother, who earned the unforgiving wrath of his famous relative by leaving his first wife and running off to America with another woman."CHOICE

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definitive reviews of over 1,000 fiction and nonfiction titles in all fields

Author: Bill Ott

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781880141083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 467

View: 9287

University of Edinburgh Journal

Author: University of Edinburgh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 8564

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Roman ; mit einem Anhang: Glossar, Verzeichnis der auftretenden Figuren, Werksverzeichnis: Charles Dickens und Wilkie Collins

Author: Dan Simmons,Friedrich Mader

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453408067

Category:

Page: 975

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