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Title:
Lives like loaded guns : Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds
Author:
Gordon, Lyndall.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Viking, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xvii, 491 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary:
Lyndall Gordon, an award-winning biographer, tells the riveting story of the Dickinsons, and reveals Emily as a very different woman from the pale, lovelorn recluse that exists in the popular imagination.
Language:
English
Contents:
A poet next door -- 'A still--volcano--life.' The first family -- A scientific education -- Sister -- 'Wife without the sign' -- 'Snarl in the brain' -- Telling -- Romancing Judge Lord -- Split in the family -- Mabel's reign. Emily's stand -- Lady Macbeth of Amherst -- Mabel in Excelsis -- The war between the houses. Lavinia's stand -- The trial -- Defeats of the first generation -- Two daughters -- The battle of the daughters -- Posthumous campaigns -- Outliving the legend.
ISBN:
9780670021932
Format :
Book

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