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Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds

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In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother Austin began a passionate love affair with Mabel Todd, a young Amherst faculty wife, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. The feud that erupted as a result has continued for over a century. Lyndall Gordon, an award-winning biographer, tells the riveting story of the Dickinsons and reveals Emily to be a very different woman from the pale, lovelorn recluse that exists in the popular imagination. Thanks to unprecedented use of letters, diaries, and legal documents, Gordon digs deep into the life and work of Emily Dickinson to reveal the secret behind the poet's insistent seclusion and presents a woman beyond her time who found love, spiritual sustenance, and immortality all on her own terms. An enthralling story of creative genius, filled with illicit passion and betrayal, Lives Like Loaded Guns is sure to cause a stir among Dickinson's many devoted readers and scholars.

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Award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon presents a startling portrayal of one of America's most significant literary figures that will change the way we view her life and legacy.

About the Author

Lyndall Gordon is the author of Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft, a New York Times Notable Book; Virginia Woolf: A Writer's Life, winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Biography; and biographies of T. S. Eliot and Charlotte Brontë. She is a senior research fellow at St. Hilda's College in Oxford, England. Wanda McCaddon began recording books for the fledgling audiobook industry in the early 1980s and has since narrated well over six hundred titles for major audio publishers, as well as abridging, narrating, and coproducing classic titles for her own company, Big Ben. Audiobook listeners may be familiar with her voice under one of her two "nom de mikes," Donada Peters and Nadia May. The recipient of an Audie Award and more than twenty-five Earphones Awards, AudioFile magazine has named her one of recording's Golden Voices. Wanda also appears regularly on the professional stage in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400147762
Author:
Gordon, Lyndall
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
McCaddon, Wanda
Read:
McCaddon, Wanda
Narrated:
McCaddon, Wanda
Author:
McCaddon, Wanda
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.9 x 6.9 x 1.8 in 1 lb
Media Run Time:
960

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