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Tomalin, Claire

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Most widely held works by Claire Tomalin
Jane Austen : a life by Claire Tomalin( Book )

69 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Jane Austen, the"real" woman, and her tangential relationship with society life of Georgian England
Charles Dickens : a life by Claire Tomalin( Book )

38 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Tomalin paints an unforgettable portrait of Dickens, capturing brilliantly the complex character of this great genius
The life and death of Mary Wollstonecraft by Claire Tomalin( Book )

79 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of the feminist behind the revolutionary book "A Vindication of the Rights of Women," a ferocious rejection of traditional feminity
Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin( Book )

39 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Samuel Pepys : the unequalled self by Claire Tomalin( Book )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin( Book )

58 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of nineteenth-century actress Ellen Ternan, the woman who was the mistress of Charles Dickens, describing her secret relationship with the author
Katherine Mansfield : a secret life by Claire Tomalin( Book )

62 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Shelley and his world by Claire Tomalin( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Jordan's profession : the actress and the prince by Claire Tomalin( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: On the London stage ill the late eighteenth century, Dora Jordan was a star, probably the greatest comic actress the British theatre has ever known. Seductive and vivacious. as delightful off-stage as on, she was adored by the public and high society alike. Then, in 1791, she attracted the attentions of Prince William, the Duke of Clarence, third son of King George III. who eventually prevailed upon her to live with him. For more than twenty years. in spite of the attacks of caricaturists and satirists. she was a loyal and loving mate, bearing him ten children, helping to pay his debts out of her earnings as an actress, acting for all intents and purposes as his wife. Yet as Claire Tomalin shows in this brilliant rediscovery of Dora Jordan, the idyll had tragedy at its heart. Under pressure from the royal family and moved by his own ambitions, William abandoned her. For Dora, thrown out of her house, estranged from her children, it was a disaster; she was to die in poverty and loneliness in 1816. And while William evidently regretted the loss of the happiness he had known with her, he went on to marry a German princess and take the throne as King William IV in 1830. When his biography was published in 1884, Dora's name did not even appear in it. As in The Invisible Woman, her prizewinning biography of Dickens's mistress, Nelly Ternan, Claire Tomalin has here retrieved from obscurity a fascinating and important figure. She also offers us insight into an era. For Dora Jordan's tragedy, growing as it did out of the collision and interweaving of two worlds -- the rough and colorful world of the Georgian theatre where she was at home, and the glittering world of the court and the aristocracy, increasingly shadowed by the pall of convention that would define Victoria's reign -- is a vivid reflection of historical change. Yet the story told in Mrs Jordan's Profession is, ultimately, a personal one, a love story with a sad and brutal ending. Its essence lies in the gaiety and charm of Dora singing and joking onstage in Drury Lane, in the accounts of life with the children at 'dear Bushy, ' in the notes she wrote to William in the days of happiness and the helpless, mystified letters that followed her dismissal. It is impossible to read without being moved -- and enchanted
Maurice, or, The fisher's cot : a tale by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the story of a young boy who is stolen from his parents by a poor sailor's wife who has no children of her own. Mistreated by her husband, the boy runs away and is taken in by a kindly fisherman and his wife, who raise him. When the two of them die, the boy is cast off into the world at large and reduced to poverty, until his true father -- who has spent the intervening years searching for his son -- discovers him and takes him home
Charles Dickens : a life by Claire Tomalin( )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tumultuous life of England's greatest novelist
The winter wife by Claire Tomalin( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Czech and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several strangers : writing from three decades by Claire Tomalin( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En dag i juni 1923 i en engelsk society-dames liv, hendes tanker, følelser og indtryk, medens hun begiver sig gennem Londons West End
The invisible woman by Ralph Fiennes( Visual )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engeland, 1883. De getrouwde Charles Dickens krijgt een relatie met actrice Nelly, die veroordeeld is tot een onzichtbaar bestaan
The short stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty-eight modernist short stories from the New Zeland author, Kathleen Mansfield Murry, published under her pen name. She was recognized as innovative, accessible, and psychologically acute, oen of the pioneers of the avant-garde in the creation of hte short story. Her language was clear and precise; her emotion and reaction to experience carefully distilled and resonant. Her use of image and symbol were sharp, suggestive, and new without seeming forced or written to some preconceived formula
Samuel Pepys : the unequalled self by Claire Tomalin( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For ten years, from 1660, Samuel Pepys kept one of the most remarkable records ever made of a human life. With astounding candour and perceptiveness he described his ambitions and speculations, his professional success and failures, his pettinesses and meannesses, his tenderness towards his wife and the irritation and jealousies she provoked, his extramarital longings and fumblings, his coolly critical attitude towards the king he served and his watchful adaptation to the corrupt and treacherous life of the court
Writers talk : John Updike with Claire Tomalin by John Updike( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Personal and domestic themes. --Updike as chronicler of the New World. --Writing about sex ; small-town life as the site of drama God
The invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin( )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The poems of John Keats by John Keats( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry texts & anthologies. Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. By the end of his brief career, he had written poems of such beauty, imagination and generosity of spirit, that he had - unwittingly - fulfilled his wish that he should 'be among the English poets after my death'. This new, wide-ranging selection of Keats' poetry has been selected by Claire Tomalin
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Charles Dickens : a life
Alternative Names
Claire Tomalin angol író és újságíró

Claire Tomalin britische Schriftstellerin

Claire Tomalin Brits journaliste

Claire Tomalin écrivaine britannique

Claire Tomalin English biographer and journalist

Claire Tomalin periodista, escritora del Reino Unido

Delavenay, Claire

Delavenay, Claire 1933-

Tomalin, Claire 1933-

קלייר טומלין סופרת בריטית

كلير تومالين


トマリン, クレア


English (561)

Spanish (20)

German (9)

French (8)

Japanese (4)

Polish (2)

Chinese (1)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

Charles Dickens : a lifeThe life and death of Mary WollstonecraftThomas HardySamuel Pepys : the unequalled selfThe invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles DickensKatherine Mansfield : a secret lifeShelley and his worldMrs. Jordan's profession : the actress and the prince