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  Ellen Ternan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ternan made her stage debut in Sheffield at the age of three, and she and her two sisters were presented as "infant phenomena".
Ternan was considered the least gifted of the three sisters, but she worked extensively in the provinces and in 1857 she was spotted by Dickens performing at London's Haymarket Theatre.
Dickens and Ellen Ternan (1952) by Ada Nisbet.
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 The Staplehurst Disaster
With Ellen Ternan and her mother, he boarded the ferry and travelled from Boulogne to Folkestone.
Ternan were booked into a first-class carriage and they took the 2:38 tidal train from Folkestone to London.
That car was the one occupied by Dickens and the Ternans, and it held by its couplings onto a second-class carriage.
humwww.ucsc.edu /dickens/OMF/ackroyd.html   (1214 words)

  
 AIM25: Senate House Library, University of London: Ternan family
Administrative/Biographical history: Ellen Lawless [Nelly] Robinson (nee Ternan) (1839-1914), actress, was born on 3 March 1839 at 11 Upper Clarence Place, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, the third of four children of the actors Thomas Lawless Ternan (1790-1846) and his wife, Frances Eleanor, née Jarman (1802-1873).
Nelly's first adult engagement was in a burlesque at the Haymarket in 1857, and it was after this that she was engaged by Charles Dickens, with her mother and Maria, to perform with his amateur company in The Frozen Deep in Manchester.
Maria Susanna Taylor (1837-1904) nee Ternan, sister of Ellen and Frances Eleanor, appeared with her sisters on the stage until her marriage, on 9 June 1863, to William Rowland Taylor, the son of a prosperous Oxford brewer.
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 The Smoky Mountain News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
And finally, the actress Ellen Ternan, who unwittingly finds herself cast in the most challenging role of her life — the virgin child (and mistress) of Charles Dickens.
It is a role that Ellen neither sought nor enjoyed, but she is drawn into it by complex forces.
Ellen often perceives her purpose in life in terms of the stage where she is a “bit player” — she describes herself as appearing briefly on stage where she prat-falls to loud laughter and exits to be quickly forgotten — not a major talent.
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 Dickens, Charles John Huffam - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
He was advised by doctors that he must rest but, in defiance of this advice, he embarked on a gruelling schedule of readings, including a tour of America in 1867-1868, which made him £19,000, but probably hastened his death.
He seems to have established her in a series of houses on the outskirts of London and to have fitted frequent trips to see her around his other many and pressing engagements.
He finally exhausted himself to the point of death, and died of a stroke in 1870, apparently in the dining room of his house in Gad's Hill, although it has been suggested that he in fact died at Ellen Ternan's house and was taken back to Gad's Hill already dead.
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 Worthing Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
During his 12-year relationship with Ellen Ternan, he always acquired a house or an apartment so that she could be near him wherever he travelled.
Ellen was 18 when she made her London debut on the stage of the Haymarket Theatre on April 13, 1857.
In June, 1865, Dickens and Ellen were returning from a holiday in Paris when, on their way to London, most of the carriages of their train plunged into a ravine at Staplehurst in Kent.
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 KTWU Television Schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In 1865, Dickens, Ternan and her mother were traveling together aboard a train that derailed, killing 10 people and injuring many more.
Dickens assisted Ternan and her mother, came to the aid of other injured passengers and - never one to miss a deadline - even returned to the wreck to recover his manuscript of Our Mutual Friend.
The exact nature of his relationship with Ternan is unknown, but Dickens' later works, such as A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend, were increasingly preoccupied with the theme of unrequited love.
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 A Life of Fiction
In fact, the man we know today, through biography, is entirely unlike the man known to his contemporaries, who inferred a certain "ungentlemanliness" (in the strict Victorian sense of not having the proper birth and educational credentials) from Dickens's often flashy mode of dress and taste for spectacle and theater.
According to Ellen Ternan's biographer, Claire Tomalin, the discovery was deeply disturbing to him -- he would allow no Dickens works in his house and would even turn off the radio if Dickens's name was mentioned.
The only thing Ternan ever said of the relationship, which she confided to her vicar in the 1880's, was that she had been Dickens's mistress, that she regretted the liaison and that she "loathed the very thought of this intimacy."
partners.nytimes.com /library/magazine/home/20001203mag-smiley.html   (1399 words)

  
 Discovering Dickens - A Community Reading Project
Ternan and her two daughters, Maria and Ellen – filled in gaps in the cast.
Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities is thought to have been drawn after Ellen Ternan – Lucie takes her first name from Ellen Ternan’s character (Lucy Crayford) in The Frozen Deep, and her physical characteristics are taken from Ellen Ternan herself.
His relationship with Ellen Ternan, however – initiated after their joint participation in the play – lasted for the rest of his life.
dickens.stanford.edu /tale/bio_context.html   (898 words)

  
 Jeff Rackham, The Rag & Bone Shop
With her mother and two older sisters, Ellen is hired to appear in a touring theatrical production written, directed and bankrolled by Mr.
As a resident of the Dickens household, she witnesses the aforementioned unpleasant stir, which is precipitated by the delivery to Mrs.
She interprets Charles's affair with Ellen as a ruse to keep the public from realizing the truth about his relationship with her.
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 msteer.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Dickens' obsessive secrecy is threatened when they and Ellen's mother are involved in a train crash.
In the third scene, Dickens asks Ellen to put on Mary's dress, and when she does he loses track of reality.
At this point she realises she has to break away from him, and in the final scene she says goodbye as Dickens is about to go onstage for his final public reading before leaving for an American tour.
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 msteer.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Altho she evidently detached herself a couple of years before his death, Ellen was still summoned to his death bed by Georgina Hogarth and his eldest dauter Mamie, keepers of the vestal flame.
In later life his second daughter Katie reminisced that there had been a “resultant son (who died in infancy)”; but it has to be said that she was something of a fantasist whose own ‘reputation’ as the wife of Wilkie Collins’ sick brother had not unimpeachable.
It is as unlikely as the possibility that Mrs Ternan would have accepted – and indeed, on the evidence, supervised – a relationship which would have turned her daughter, in the eyes of the midVictorian world, into little more than a harlot.
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 Charles Dickens Gad's Hill Place - The Staplehurst Railway Accident
In the coach with him were Ellen Ternan and her mother.
That was the coach that carried Dickens, Ellen Ternan and Mrs.
Once Dickens helped the Ternans from the coach he went about the work of assisting his fellow passengers.
www.perryweb.com /Dickens/life_stap.shtml   (522 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Rag & Bone Shop: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Barely 18 when they met, Ternan is now thought to have been a source of both inspiration (Helena Landless of The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and consternation (Stella in Great Expectations) to the beloved novelist.
After casting three of the Ternans to act in a play, Dickens long unhappy with his obese, childlike wife is soon smitten, not by Maria as the Ternans expect, but by the quiet, attentive Ellen.
With chapters written in the varying voices of Wilkie Collins (friend to Dickens and author of novels of such novels as 'The Woman in White'), Georgina Hogarth (the sister of Dickens' wife, Catherine), and Ellen Ternan (the young actress/mistress to Dickens), Rackham gives the reader creative perspective into the life of the 'inimitable' author.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1581951051   (860 words)

  
 Writers: Charles Dickens - His Romantic Life.
Being an actress, she was probably quite outspoken, a contrast to the meek persona that Catherine would seem to have from the manner in which Daniel Maclise, a friend of Charles', portrayed her in her portrait, (See portrait of Catherine to the left).
Ellen and Charles remained close until they were parted in 1870, the year that Charles died.
It seems that Ellen was a headstrong young lady, in that the characters inspired by her were not as meek and saintly as Charles' previous heroines.
www.antiquemapsandprints.com /charles-dickens-romance.htm   (847 words)

  
 The Life and Adventures of Charles Dickens
In the meantime, Dickens was frantic to protect his reputation with his reading public who idolized him as the icon of domestic virtue and Victorian values.
The scandal, however, had little effect on Dickens reputation as a guardian of public morals; his readers continued to idolize him, even after his death.
But the public had no knowledge of Dickens’ relationship with Ellen Ternan.
www.olemiss.edu /courses/engl436/episode3_files/slide0044.htm   (452 words)

  
 The Life and Adventures of Charles Dickens
When the theatrical company decided to perform the play for paying audiences rather than for charity, Dickens decided to hire professional actresses to play the lead roles.
  The actresses were the Ternans—17-year-old Ellen Ternan and her mother and older sister.
  His desire for Ellen Ternan finally made it impossible for Dickens to be the self-sacrificial family man any longer.
www.olemiss.edu /courses/engl436/episode3_files/slide0042.htm   (330 words)

  
 Books : The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens : reviews
Tomalin describes the world of the theatre (which was not considered respectable), the limited choices for Ellen and her sisters, and the impossible position Ellen was in as Dickens' mistress.
Ellen was invisible to respectable society, and to posterity, because Dickens couldn't marry her.
Dickens' dreadful behaviour to his wife, Catherine, is also detailed here This is a fascinating story for anyone interested in Victorian society and the ambiguous position of women living on the margins.
www.centralreview.com /ItemId/0140121366   (171 words)

  
 Longley Collection
The Longley Collection comprises 51 volumes (29 titles), related to the actress Ellen Lawless Ternan (1839-1914), described as the most celebrated and most mysterious of Charles Dickens's love affairs.
At least two of them definitely belonged to Ellen Ternan, bearing her initials and the date on the title page; the others can be assumed to have done so.
Frances Trollope's Anne Furness is inscribed by the author on the title page, albeit not to Ellen Ternan.
www.ull.ac.uk /historic/ternan.shtml   (181 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Rag & Bone Shop: Books: Jeff Rackham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It isn't until actress Ellen Ternan, an 18-year-old slip of a girl, comes into his life that Dickens is tempted to stray.
Although Dickens continues his affair with Ellen, he is always very conscious of the public's perception of him, and this ultimately comes between them.
Rackham has chosen Collins, Ellen, and Dickens' hopelessly devoted sister-in-law, Georgina, to tell the story, and their characters are skillfully revealed through their interactions with Dickens and each other.
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 chronology
These are the Ternans: the mother and two daughters, Maria and Ellen.
Georgina Hogarth and Ellen Ternan are at his bedside.
On June 14, Dickens is buried in Westminster Abbey near monuments to Dryden, Shakespeare and Chaucer.
www.charlesdickensonline.com /Chronology.htm   (1059 words)

  
 Dickens . About the Series . The Episodes . Episode Three: Terror to the End | PBS
The third episode, "Terror to the End," details the author's growing fame, increasing dissatisfaction with family life, and deepening affection for Ellen Ternan.
Dickens assisted Ternan and her mother, came to the aid of other injured passengers, and even returned to the wreck to recover his manuscript of OUR MUTUAL FRIEND despite the psychological trauma of the accident.
According to some, the stress of his public readings could have been a factor in his death, which occurred in 1870 after a massive stroke.
www.pbs.org /wnet/dickens/about_episodes3.html   (214 words)

  
 BookCloseouts.com - The Bestseller in Bargain Books
At the height of his career, Charles Dickens' 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' wife Catherine was not: boyishly slim, discreet, self-possessed, and, despite a sometimes bawdy career on the London stage, quietly demure.
www.bookcloseouts.com /?R=0142002259B   (140 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Invisible Woman: The Story Of Charles Dickens & Nelly Ternan: Books: Claire Tomalin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
A witty, prettily written, and highly speculative account of the affair between the famous middle-aged novelist Charles Dickens and the penurious teenaged actress Ellen Ternan.
When Ellen Ternan met Charles Dickens, she was 18 and he was 45.
The story is one of those feminist renditions of history where where Nelly Ternan, Dickens' kept woman, is made into a great love of Dicken's life with some, albeit little, effect on his fiction.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0736661832?v=glance   (746 words)

  
 Ellen Sandweiss Within The Woods - Related Articles @ Funny.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Choose from well-known celebrities revealing all to ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell.
Winner of the 1990 James Tate Memorial Prize for Biography, this work lays bare a literary mystery, the true story of the secret 13-year relationship between Charles Dickens and the young actress Ellen Ternan.
The author also wrote "The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft", which won a Whitebread Prize in 1974, "Shelley and His World" and "Katherine Mansfield - A Secret Life".
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 The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens Book at Shop Ireland
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 The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens - TOMALIN, CLAIRE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens - TOMALIN, CLAIRE
This 6.5 x 9.5 hard cover book has the author's name and title in fl and bronze lettering with a fl and white illustration of Nelly Ternan on the cover.
The Invisible Woman in an extraordinary way resembles a Dickens novel, at once biography, literary criticism, and social history, it both offers a startling new portrait of Dickens and evokes, with painful clarity, what it meant to be a woman like Ellen Ternan in Victorian England.
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