The World of Emily Dickinson (Paperback)
 
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The World of Emily Dickinson (Paperback)

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    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 E......more

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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.

Author:
Longsworth, Polly
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
136
Language:
English
Publisher:
W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date:
04/01/1997
Copyright Year:
19970601
ISBN:
9780393316568
Height:
10.25 in
Wdth:
8.75 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
1.1 lb
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