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The great Charles Dickens scandal

Author: Michael Slater
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Dickens was regarded as a pillar of respectability in Victorian Britain, but in 1858 this image was nearly shattered. With the break-up of his marriage that year, rumours about a scandalous relationship he may have conducted with young actress Ellen "Nelly" Ternan flourished. For the remaining twelve years of his life, Dickens struggled to quash the gossip. After his death, surviving family members did the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Slater
ISBN: 9780300112191 030011219X
OCLC Number: 794706864
Description: xii, 215 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue: Dickens in 1857 --
1858 : enter rumour --
1859-1928 : keeping up appearances --
1928-1930 : coming to the boil --
1934-1938 : boiling over --
1939 : his daughter's voice --
1941-1958 : enter the scholars --
1959-1966 : the amateur contribution --
What Gladys knew : the Storey Papers --
Nelly visible --
Epilogue: Will we ever know? --
Appendix 1. Dickens's personal statement, 1858 --
Appendix 2. The 'violated letter" --
Who's who.
Responsibility: Michael Slater.

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