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The other Dickens : a life of Catherine Hogarth

Author: Lillian Nayder
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Catherine Hogarth, who came from a cultured Scots family, married Charles Dickens in 1836, the same year he began serializing his first novel. Together they traveled widely, entertained frequently, and raised ten children. In 1858, the celebrated writer pressured Catherine to leave their home, unjustly alleging that she was mentally disordered-unfit and unloved as wife and mother. Constructing a plotline nearly as
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Named Person: Catherine Dickens; Catherine Dickens; Catherine Dickens; Catherine Hogarth; Charles Dickens; Catherine Dickens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Nayder
ISBN: 9780801447877 0801447879 9780801439254 0801439256 9780801477942 0801477948
OCLC Number: 636567757
Description: xiv, 359 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: constructing Catherine Dickens --
"The mind of woman occasionally asserts its powers": Catherine Hogarth among enlightened patriarchs, 1815-1835 --
Becoming Galatea: courtship and marriage, 1835-1837 --
Interlude I. "The girls Hogarth": Catherine and Mary --
"Their voices, Mr. Dicken's imperative": mesmerized, 1837-1842 --
"Their voices, Mrs. Dickens's expostulatory": disentranced, 1843-1847 --
"Richer in that respect": overbearings, 1848-1852 --
Interlude II: "Catherine Georgina": or, what's in a name? --
The meaning of "our": sleights of hand, 1853-1858 --
"As if she were sole and unmarried": separation, 1858-1870 --
Interlude III. "Forget me not": Catherine and Helen --
Last wills and last words: widowhood, 1870-1879 --
Afterword: "Suttee business" --
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