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Classic Poetry: Emily Dickinson [NOOK Book]

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According to Wikipedia: "Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and ...
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Classic Poetry: Emily Dickinson

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Overview

According to Wikipedia: "Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence. Dickinson was a prolific private poet, though fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime.[1] The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Dickinson's poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often utilize slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.[2] Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two subjects which infused her letters to friends. Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson's writing, it was not until after her death in 1886-when Lavinia, Emily's younger sister, discovered her cache of poems-that the breadth of Dickinson's work became apparent. Her first collection of poetry was published in 1890 by personal acquaintances Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd, both of whom heavily edited the content."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000739082
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 376,815
  • File size: 487 KB

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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2010

    Doesn't work with the Nook

    I was disappointed that the Go To and Bookmarking features do not work with this version, leaving the book pretty much useless on the Nook. Although the e-book says you can highlight a poem and go right to it, it doesn't. Sad, sad, sad - I was looking forward to reading Emily on my coffee breaks.

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  • Posted October 13, 2010

    Highly Recommended if you like Dickinson

    Great anthology of Dickinson. She captures a simple time in her poetry, while yet capturing the range of human emotions. Although it is a great read, it may be difficult to access certain poems in the e-book format. But that aside, hope you enjoy Dickinson.

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