What a charmer

2019-02-26-what-a-charmer
Wow: those of us who read Phyllis Rose's Parallel Lives already knew that Charles Dickens was a total asshole to his wife Catherine, but a recent discovery indicates that he was even worse than previously supposed. University of York professor John Bowen uncovered a trove of letters that suggest that Dickens actually attempted to have his wife shut away in a lunatic asylum, the better to carry on his affair with then-18-year-old actress Ellen Ternan.
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Posted by: Julianka

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