About this book
The most complete account of the scandal and ensuing cover-up surrounding Dickens's marital breakdown and relationship with the young actress Ellen 'Nelly' Ternan. Slater draws on the author's letters and other archival sources not previously available to explore what may have happened, and how the scandal was elaborated over succeeding generations. With its tale of intrigue and a cast of well-known figures, this is a compelling tale.
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. This book offers an account of the scandal and ensuing coverup.
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