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The Life of Emily Dickinson

Author: Richard B Sewall; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Book Description: The life of Emily Dickinson, Richard B. Sewall's monumental biography of the great American poet (1830-1886), won the National Book award. It has been called "by far the best and most complete study of the poet's life yet to be written, the result of nearly twenty years of work" (The Atlantic).
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Sewall; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
ISBN: 0374186960 9780374186968
OCLC Number: 903011
Awards: Winner of the National Book Award.
Description: 2 volumes (xxvii, 821 pages, 66 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, 2 maps, portraits, facimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume 1: --
Preface --
Chronology --
Problem of the biographer --
Forebears And Family: --
New England Dickinson's and The Puritan Heritage --
Samuel Fowler Dickinson --
Edward Dickinson --
Emily Norcross Dickinson --
William Austin Dickinson --
Lavinia Norcross Dickinson --
War Between The Houses: --
Early hostilities --
Mabel Loomis Todd and Austin --
Austin's marriage --
Susan and Emily --
Publication of The Poems: Mabel And Austin --
Last phase of the quarrel and a late view of Susan --
Dickinson rhetoric and the structure of a life --
Appendixes for volume one --
1: Vinnie as stylist, mimic, reader, and poet --
2: War between the houses: documents --
References for volume one --
Volume 2: --
Childhood --
Schooling --
Early friendships 1 --
Early friendships 2 --
Brother and sister --
Charles Wadsworth --
Samuel Bowles --
Master Letters --
Thomas Wentworth Higginson --
Helen Hunt Jackson --
Dr and Mrs Josiah Gilbert Holland --
Norcross cousins --
Otis Phillips Lord --
Books and reading --
Poet --
Appendixes for volume two --
3: Charles Wadsworth as husband, father, and poet --
4: Popular Poetry: Selections from the Springfield Republican, 1858-62 --
5: Note on the missing correspondences --
References for volume two --
Bibliography --
Index of first lines --
Index.
Other Titles: Emily Dickinson
Responsibility: by Richard B. Sewall.

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Book Description: The life of Emily Dickinson, Richard B. Sewall's monumental biography of the great American poet (1830-1886), won the National Book award. It has been called "by far the best and most complete study of the poet's life yet to be written, the result of nearly twenty years of work" (The Atlantic).

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