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All Things Dickinson [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World
     

All Things Dickinson [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World

by Wendy Martin Ph.D.
 

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An exciting new reference work that illuminates the beliefs, customs, events, material culture, and institutions that made up Emily Dickinson's world, giving users a glance at both Dickinson's life and times and the social history of America in the 19th century.

• Provides more than 200 alphabetically arranged entries, covering such subjects as architecture;

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An exciting new reference work that illuminates the beliefs, customs, events, material culture, and institutions that made up Emily Dickinson's world, giving users a glance at both Dickinson's life and times and the social history of America in the 19th century.

• Provides more than 200 alphabetically arranged entries, covering such subjects as architecture; dress; education and intellectual life; newspapers; marriage; family (including Dickinson's own); food and drink; friends; plants and animals; religious practices; philosophies; war; some of the symbols and themes found in Dickinson's poetry; and other aspects of Dickinson's era

• Presents a chronology from 1801 to 1945 listing milestones in Emily Dickinson's life, her publications, as well as significant events of the 19th century

• Offers listings of recommended books, online resources, and videos

• Supplies illustrations and photos that add to the understanding of Dickinson's experiences and the world around her

Editorial Reviews

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"[T]he entries are well written and the connections between Dickinson's writings and the world around her are shown with a particular richness. . . . Overall, a very good overview of Dickinson's life and times. This is suitable for high school and college students and for general readers who are interested in American literature and poetry." - Booklist

"The breadth of coverage in these volumes is outstanding as are some special features. . . . [T]his will make an excellent addition to college and large public library collections." - ARBA

"This two-volume set represents the poet as a point encircled within the greater context of US history, but also represents US history from the perspective of Dickinson and her poetry. . . . With this work, readers will be reminded of the wide world in which Dickinson lived. . . . All Things Dickinson is more a social history than a literary study; as such it enriches readers' knowledge of the poet and of American history. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty." - Choice

"This volume is appropriate for newer scholars, generalists and enthusiasts of Emily Dickinson's life and works." - Reference Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440803314
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/31/2014
Series:
All Things Series
Pages:
1016
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 2.60(d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Martin is professor of American literature and American studies and the director of the Tufts Poetry Awards Program at Claremont Graduate University (CGU).

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