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The letters of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson; Thomas Herbert Johnson; Theodora Van Wagenen Ward
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Emily Dickinson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Dickinson; Thomas Herbert Johnson; Theodora Van Wagenen Ward
ISBN: 0674526279 9780674526273 0674526252 9780674526259
OCLC Number: 22455625
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxvii, 999 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION NOTES ON THE PRESENT TEXT Symbols Used To Identify Manuscripts Symbols Used To Indentify Publication LETTERS 1."...the Hens lay finely..." Letters 1-14 [1842-1846] 2. "I am really at Mt Holyoke..." Letters 15-26 [1847-1848] 3. "Amherst is alive with fun this winter" Letters 27-39 [1849-1850] 4. "...we do not have much poetry, father having made up his mind that its pretty much all real life." Letters 40-176 [1851-1854] 5. "To live, and die, and mount again in triumphant body... is no schoolboy's theme!" Letters 177-186 [1855-1857] 6. "Much has occurred...so much that I stagger as I write, in its sharp remembrance." Letters 187-245 [1858-1861] 7. "Perhaps you smile at me. I could not stop for that My Business is Circumference." Letters 246-313 [1862-1861] 8. "A Letter always feels to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend." Letters 314-337 [1866-1869] 9. "I find ecstasy in living--the mere sense of living is joy enough." Letters 338-431 [1870-1874] 10. "Nature is a Haunted House--but Art--a House that tries to be haunted." Letters 432-626 [1875-1879] 11. "I hesitate which word to take, as I can take but few and each must be the chiefest..." Letters 627-878 [1880-1883] 12. "...a Letter is a joy of Earth--it is denied the Gods." Letters 879-1045 [1884-1886] PROSE FRAGMENTS APPENDIXES 1. Biographical Sketches of Recipients of Letters and of Persons Mentioned in Them 2. A Note on the Domestic Help 3. Recipients of Letters INDEX INDEX OF POEMS
Other Titles: Correspondence
Responsibility: edited by Thomas H. Johnson ; associate editor, Theodora Ward.

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