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Charles Dickens in Love

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Robert Garnett discusses the author Charles Dickens and the women he loved. When Charles Dickens died in 1870, the first person named in his will turned out to be an unknown woman named Ellen Ternan, whose conspicuous presence in his will was a mystery. She was not the first woman who had fired his imagination. In Charles Dickens in Love, Garnett narrates the story of the most intense romances of Dickens’s life, and shows how his novels reveal his affections and serve as memorials to the young women he loved all too well, if not always wisely.

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Robert Garnett

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Lenore Riegel from New York City

What a wonderful topic. Leonard, you should do more of these in the run up to Valentine's Day. I think Emily Dickinson's love life would be fascinating for your audiences. It is a running topic on my Emily Dickinson Facebook community: http://www.facebook.com/SecretLifeOfEmilyDickinson (where we are posting a link to this podcast.)

Dec. 18 2012 01:16 PM

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