English Prof. Robert Garnett's book, Charles Dickens in Love, was featured in the Dec. 26 edition of USA Today.
From USA Today:
2 new books explore Charles Dickens' messy private life
Charles Dickens in Love by Robert T. Garnett is the more ambitious and academic of the pair. It builds on Claire Tomalin's groundbreaking 1992 book, The Invisible Woman, which strongly made the case that actress Ellen "Nelly" Ternan was Dickens' mistress for the last 14 years of his life. (When they met, she was 18, he was 45. He died at 59.)
Garnett, an English professor at Gettysburg College who has written for The Dickens Quarterly, offers a detailed look at three women whom Dickens loved. Anyone who knows anything about Dickens will not be surprised that none of the three was Dickens wife, Catherine, who gave birth to their 10 children.
Yes, 10, plus at least two miscarriages. Dickens himself famously claimed to have raised "the largest family ever known with the smallest disposition to do anything for themselves."