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A portrait of nineteenth-century actress Ellen Ternan, the woman who was the mistress of Charles Dickens, describing her secret relationship with the author

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9780394579597 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 1991, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A portrait of nineteenth-century actress Ellen Ternan, the woman who was the mistress of Charles Dickens, describing her secret relationship with the author

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9780241969410 | Gardners Books, January 16, 2014, cover price $16.55
9780804172127 | 2 mti edition (Vintage Books, December 31, 2013), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: 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.
9780345803979 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, October 30, 2012), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Title: The Invisible Woman( The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens) Binding: Paperback Author: ClaireTomalin Publisher: VintageBooks
9780679738190 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, December 1, 1992), cover price $13.00 | About this edition: A portrait of nineteenth-century actress Ellen Ternan, the woman who was the mistress of Charles Dickens, describing her secret relationship with the author

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The tumultuous life of England's greatest novelist, beautifully rendered by unparalleled literary biographer Claire Tomalin. When Charles Dickens died in 1870, The Times of London successfully campaigned for his burial in Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of England's kings and heroes. Thousands flocked to mourn the best recognized and loved man of nineteenth-century England. His books had made them laugh, shown them the squalor and greed of English life, and also the power of personal virtue and the strength of ordinary people. In his last years Dickens drew adoring crowds to his public appearances, had met presidents and princes, and had amassed a fortune.Like a hero from his novels, Dickens trod a hard path to greatness. Born into a modest middle-class family, his young life was overturned when his profligate father was sent to debtors' prison and Dickens was forced into harsh and humiliating factory work. Yet through these early setbacks he developed his remarkable eye for all that was absurd, tragic, and redemptive in London life. He set out to succeed, and with extraordinary speed and energy made himself into the greatest English novelist of the century.Years later Dickens's daughter wrote to the author George Bernard Shaw, "If you could make the public understand that my father was not a joyous, jocose gentleman walking about the world with a plum pudding and a bowl of punch, you would greatly oblige me." Seen as the public champion of household harmony, Dickens tore his own life apart, betraying, deceiving, and breaking with friends and family while he pursued an obsessive love affair.Charles Dickens: A Life gives full measure to Dickens's heroic stature-his huge virtues both as a writer and as a human being- while observing his failings in both respects with an unblinking eye. Renowned literary biographer Claire Tomalin crafts a story worthy of Dickens's own pen, a comedy that turns to tragedy as the very qualities that made him great-his indomitable energy, boldness, imagination, and showmanship-finally destroyed him. The man who emerges is one of extraordinary contradictions, whose vices and virtues were intertwined as surely as his life and his art.

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9781594203091 | 1 edition (Penguin Pr, October 27, 2011), cover price $36.00 | About this edition: The tumultuous life of England's greatest novelist, beautifully rendered by unparalleled literary biographer Claire Tomalin.

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9780143122050 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, October 30, 2012), cover price $20.00

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Product 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...read more
By Wanda McCaddon (narrator) and Claire Tomalin

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9781452640235 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 30, 2012), cover price $83.99 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: When Charles Dickens died in 1870, The Times of London successfully campaigned for his burial in Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of England's kings and heroes. Thousands flocked to mourn the best recognized and loved man of nineteenth-century England...read more
By Alex Jennings (narrator) and Claire Tomalin

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9781452638645 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, June 18, 2012), cover price $95.99 | About this edition: When Charles Dickens died in 1870, The Times of London successfully campaigned for his burial in Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of England's kings and heroes.

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Product Description: Thomas Hardy’s famous sequence of love poems, published as a book for the first time. When Emma Hardy died in 1912, her husband, the great novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, began to write “Poems of 1912–13,” a series of elegies that are among the most moving in the English language...read more
By Thomas Hardy and Claire Tomalin (introduced by)

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9780892553617 | Persea Books, November 9, 2010, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Thomas Hardy’s famous sequence of love poems, published as a book for the first time.

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A seminal portrait of the enigmatic nineteenth-century novelist and poet, written by the Whitbread Book of the Year-winning author of Samuel Pepys, discusses his humble origins, rise through the London literary scene, and efforts to challenge the sexual and religious conventions of his time. Reprint.

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9781594201189 | Penguin Pr, January 18, 2007, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A portrait of the enigmatic nineteenth-century novelist and poet discusses his humble origins, rise through the London literary scene, and efforts to challenge the sexual and religious conventions of his time.

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9780143112877 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, January 29, 2008), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: A seminal portrait of the enigmatic nineteenth-century novelist and poet, written by the Whitbread Book of the Year-winning author of Samuel Pepys, discusses his humble origins, rise through the London literary scene, and efforts to challenge the sexual and religious conventions of his time.

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9781400103980 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, March 12, 2007), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: A portrait of the enigmatic nineteenth-century novelist and poet discusses his humble origins, rise through the London literary scene, and efforts to challenge the sexual and religious conventions of his time.
9781400153985 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, March 12, 2007), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: A portrait of the enigmatic nineteenth-century novelist and poet discusses his humble origins, rise through the London literary scene, and efforts to challenge the sexual and religious conventions of his time.

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A portrait of the enigmatic nineteenth-century novelist and poet discusses his humble origins, rise through the London literary scene, and efforts to challenge the sexual and religious conventions of his time.

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9781400133987 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, March 12, 2007), cover price $79.99 | About this edition: A portrait of the enigmatic nineteenth-century novelist and poet discusses his humble origins, rise through the London literary scene, and efforts to challenge the sexual and religious conventions of his time.

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The Whitbread Award-winning biography of the master diarist and chronicler of Restoration London draws on the famous diaries, as well as on other sources and period material, to furnish a candid chronicle of the life and times of Samuel Pepys, answering questions about his relations with women, triumphs and near disasters, youth, and other lesser known aspects of his life. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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9780375411434 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, November 1, 2002, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A biography of the master diarist and chronicler of Restoration London draws on the famous diaries, as well as on other sources and period material, to furnish a candid chronicle of the life and times of Samuel Pepys.

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9780375725531 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 1, 2003), cover price $19.00 | About this edition: A biography of the master diarist and chronicler of Restoration London draws on the famous diaries, as well as on other sources and period material, to furnish a candid chronicle of the life and times of Samuel Pepys.

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Product Description: In November 1997, a slight book sewn together with string was discovered in a palazzo in Italy. This was Maurice, the only children's story ever penned by Mary Shelley. Written two years after Frankenstein, Maurice is often read as a gloss of Shelley's personal family tragedies, bearing the same melancholy that distinguishes all of her works...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780226752280 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 1, 2000, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: In November 1997, a slight book sewn together with string was discovered in a palazzo in Italy.

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From the study of the Austen family papers, this title paints a tragi-comic picture of the Austen clan and their neighbours, reaching the conclusion that the facts of Jane Austen's life were even more extravagant and romantic than her fiction.

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9780679446286 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, November 1, 1997, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Recounts the life of the English novelist, and reveals how her works both reflected her times and differed from the world she experienced

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9780141035130 | Gardners Books, September 6, 2007, cover price $14.20 | About this edition: From the study of the Austen family papers, this title paints a tragi-comic picture of the Austen clan and their neighbours, reaching the conclusion that the facts of Jane Austen's life were even more extravagant and romantic than her fiction.
9780140296907 | New edition (Gardners Books, November 30, 2000), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The six novels of Jane Austen picture a world of civility and reassuring stability.
9780679766766 | Vintage Books, May 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Recounts the life of the English novelist, and reveals how her works both reflected her times and differed from the world she experienced.

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The first publication of a long-lost manuscript by the author of Frankstein brings to life a charming moral fable, originally composed for a child, accompanied by a definitive introduction by Claire Tomalin on the manuscript, its history, and Shelley's life. 35,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780375404733 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 1, 1998, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The first publication of a long-lost manuscript brings to life a moral fable accompanied by a introduction on the manuscript and its history

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A profile of Dora Jordan examines the successful career of Britain's great comic actress of the late eighteenth century and her long relationship with Prince William, a romance that ended due to the pressures of the royal family. 15,000 first printing.

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9780679410713 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 1995, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: A profile of Dora Jordan examines the successful career of Britain's great comic actress of the late eighteenth century and her long relationship with Prince William, a romance that ended due to the pressures of the royal family

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Product Description: Witty, courageous and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most controversial figures of her day. She published "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman", 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...read more

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9780844662237 | Peter Smith Pub Inc, June 1, 1980, cover price $16.25 | About this edition: 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.
9780151515394, titled "The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft." | Harcourt, June 1, 1975, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Profiles the eighteenth-century writer and feminist, assessing her life and relationships, her Vindication of the Rights of Women, and her reputation, within the intellectual context of her times

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9780140167610, titled "The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft" | Revised edition (Penguin USA, September 1, 1992), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Witty, courageous and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most controversial figures of her day.
9780452006560, titled "The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft" | Plume, September 1, 1983, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: 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.

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9781854591043 | Nick Hern Books, February 1, 1992, cover price $14.95

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9780460870313 | Reprint edition (Everymans Library, May 1, 1991), cover price $8.95

An account of the life of the gifted, beautiful, but strangely secretive writer provides a glimpse of the competitive London literary scene between 1908 and 1923 and of such literary figures as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf

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9780394568478 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 1988, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: An account of the life of the gifted, beautiful, but strangely secretive writer provides a glimpse of the competitive London literary scene between 1908 and 1923 and of such literary figures as D.

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9780312029371 | St Martins Pr, June 1, 1989, cover price $2.98 | About this edition: An account of the life of the gifted, beautiful, but strangely secretive writer provides a glimpse of the competitive London literary scene between 1908 and 1923 and of such literary figures as D.

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A pictorial biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley reveals how the great English poet rejected orthodoxy in his personal life as well as in his subject matter, chronicling his life and struggles and analyzing his alienation from family and society

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9780684166209 | Encore Editions, March 1, 1983, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: A pictorial biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley reveals how the great English poet rejected orthodoxy in his personal life as well as in his subject matter, chronicling his life and struggles and analyzing his alienation from family and society

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