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Gordon, Lyndall
Lives like loaded guns : Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds / Lyndall Gordon
Alternate Title Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds
1st American ed
New York, N.Y. : Viking, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS1541.Z5 G66 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Family
Subject(s) Poets, American -- 19th century -- Family relationships
Subject Amherst (Mass.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Physical Description xvii, 491 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [407]-470) and indexes
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
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

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