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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 2,368 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 2,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, had met presidents and princes, and had amassed a fortune. Yet like his heroes, Dickens trod a hard path to greatness. His young life was overturned when his profligate father was sent to debtors' prison and Dickens was forced into harsh factory work--but this led to his remarkable eye for all that was absurd, tragic, and redemptive in London life. This biography gives full measure to Dickens's stature--his virtues both as a writer and as a human being--while observing his failings in both respects with an unblinking eye.--From publisher description
The life and death of Mary Wollstonecraft by Claire Tomalin( Book )

80 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,262 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 )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,089 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 )

49 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,047 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 )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,789 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 )

64 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,698 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 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 864 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
Mrs. Jordan's profession : the actress and the prince by Claire Tomalin( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 695 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
Charles Dickens : a life by Claire Tomalin( )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 248 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

Mrs Jordan's profession : the story of a great actress and a future King by Claire Tomalin( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 185 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 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotions and thoughts of a woman, on the day she meets the man she loved, but did not marry
Writers talk : John Updike with Claire Tomalin by John Updike( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 151 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 by Ralph Fiennes( Visual )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engeland, 1883. De getrouwde Charles Dickens krijgt een relatie met actrice Nelly, die veroordeeld is tot een onzichtbaar bestaan
Samuel Pepys : the unequalled self by Claire Tomalin( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 139 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
The short stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 138 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
The invisible woman : the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin( )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 137 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
 
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Charles Dickens : a life
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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 worldMaurice, or, The fisher's cot : a tale
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

クレア・トマリン

トマリン, クレア

克萊兒·湯瑪琳

Languages
English (569)

Spanish (20)

German (9)

French (8)

Japanese (4)

Polish (2)

Chinese (1)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)