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The World of Emily Dickinson

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Publisher Comments:

Emily Dickinson left an enduring literary legacy--nearly 2,000 poems--yet she was so intensely private that her life is sometimes seen as one of solitary devotion to the muse. The portraits, engravings, maps, and other illustrations in The World of Emily Dickinson attest to a much broader life than is commonly thought. Polly Longsworth's graceful introductory essay portrays a young woman of unusual intelligence and wit meeting the world on her own terms, engaging with people, ideas, natural phenomena, and her nineteenth-century culture, while choosing to keep her distance from the public eye. The pictures and captions build on that essay, exploring Dickinson's immediate surroundings, the Dickinson family's active and influential public life, as well as close friends and relatives, the growing town of Amherst, and the intellectual life of the time.

Synopsis:

A beautiful, visual biography of America's greatest woman poet, containing over 275 photographs and illustrations.

About the Author

Polly Longsworth is the author of Austin and Mabel: The Amherst Affair and Love Letters of Austin Dickinson and Mabel Loomis Todd. She is currently working on a biography of Emily Dickinson. She has been involved in an exhibit of work inspired by Dickinson opening in late March at the Mead Museum at Amherst College and lives in Royalston, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393316568
Author:
Longsworth, Polly
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Dickinson, emily, 1830-1886
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Dickinson, Emily - Pictorial works
Subject:
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Series Volume:
97-30
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Over 275 photographs and illustrations
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 x 0.5 in 1.095 lb

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