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Rag and Bone Shop, the (2001) [Novel]
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At the height of his career, Charles Dickens's every move, appearance, and public utterance was pored over in the pubs and the press. But his private life concealed a profound secret: his thirteen-year affair with Ellen Ternan, a childlike actress who came from a family of traveling players. Barely eighteen when she met him, Ellen was everything Dickens's wife Catherine was not: boyishly slim, discreet, self-possessed, and, despite a sometimes bawdy career on the London stage, quietly demure. In this debut novel, Jeff Rackham tells this fascinating story in the alternating voices of Dickens's sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth; his friend, mystery writer and opium-addled rake Wilkie Collins; and Ellen Ternan herself. Through their words is revealed an engrossing tale of love and morality-and the titillating friction between public and private life.

Original title: The Rag and Bone Shop
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropeanBritish IslesEngland
FictionHistoricalFictional Biography

Edition #1: Rag and Bone Shop, the

Rag and Bone Shop, the (2001)
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Language: English

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Rag and Bone Shop, the (November 26, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780142002254
Dimensions: 5.06 x 7.75 x 0.57 in
Pages: 308

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