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The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson: New York Public Library Collector's Edition
     

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson: New York Public Library Collector's Edition

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by Emily Dickinson
 

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In partnership with the New York Public Library, Doubleday is proud to introduce a very special collector's series of literary masterpieces. Lavishly illustrated with rare archival material from the library's extensive resources, including the renowned Berg collection, these editions will bring the classics to life for a new generation of readers. In addition to

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In partnership with the New York Public Library, Doubleday is proud to introduce a very special collector's series of literary masterpieces. Lavishly illustrated with rare archival material from the library's extensive resources, including the renowned Berg collection, these editions will bring the classics to life for a new generation of readers. In addition to original artwork, each volume contains a fascinating selection of unique materials such as handwritten diaries, letters, manuscripts, and notebooks. Simply put, this series presents the work of our most beloved authors in what may well be their most beautiful editions, perfect to own or to give. Published on the occasion of Doubleday's 100th birthday, the New York Public Library Collector's Editions are sure to become an essential part of the modern book lover's private library.

This collection of Emily Dickinson's poems, compiled by the librarians most familiar with her work and complemented by several of the poet's handwritten letters, is illustrated with lithographs by Will Barnet and pen-and-ink drawings by Stephen Tennant, artists who have drawn inspiration from Dickinson's poetry. It is a beautiful and affordable celebration of the work of one of our favorite poets.

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ISBN-13:
9780385487184
Publisher:
Doubleday Religious Publishing
Publication date:
04/14/1997
Series:
New York Public Library Collector's Edition Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.61(w) x 7.57(h) x 1.20(d)

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The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 362 reviews.
kglnyc More than 1 year ago
this edition does not preserve Dickinson's unique use of punctuation and dashes. Truly a failure on the part of the editor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Emily Dickinson is awesome---plain and simple---and I think everyone deserves a great big tome of her poems. However, I wouldn't recommend this one. While all collections you pick up may be edited, this one is the worst of the litter. In fact, most of the dashes Dickinson is known for using so religously don't exist in this one, replaced by commas and semicolons and such. I've kept the rating high in honor of Dickinson, but I'd get a different edition if I were you.
BenMI More than 1 year ago
Dickinson's use of dashes is one of her trademarks, and in an attempt to make the text more visually appealing (one has to imagine), the idiosyncrasies of Dickinson are lost. Don't give up on the poet - give up on this edition (spend the extra ten bucks and buy a definitive edition!).
Guest More than 1 year ago
When you picture Emily Dickinson you not may think of a younger woman who sat at a desk with a feather pen. You may think of her as a social woman who held parties and spent hours outside writing her personal thoughts on the life she encountered. But, in truth, Emily Dickinson was a young woman who spent hours inside one house in one room most of her life. You wouldn't expect the depth of the writing in this collection of poems, especially coming from a woman who had this lifestyle. Dickinson's writing style seems to be depressing, but the more you think about them, they can be quite soothing and uplifting. If you pick this book up, you must be in the mood to really concentrate, because these poems can be difficult to understand. These poems were written in the 1800's, so it might help to be familiar with this writing. However, this book provides a taste for different language than that of today. These poems also provide relief and escapefrom your life, helping you to uncover a deeper way of thinking, and access to someone else's thoughts. These poems are wonderful, and I highly reccomend them to teens and adults of all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I happen to disagree from the first comment made. I found these poems filled with beauty that was ever most well written. Sure some were depressing but thats the beauty of it. It gives you a new perspective of how to go through life. It blissfully tells you hidden advice as well as helps you think ever so clearly. I fell in love with every word written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really am not a fan of poetry. I enjoyed this collection though. I find Dickinson's poems to be about as exciting as poetry has gotten for me. The fact that the structure of her writings is so unconventional makes them even more endearing. I found it hard to understand the meaning of many of the poems though. My attention span for poetry is short so take my review with a grain of salt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emily Dickinson is an amazing poet in my point of view. I just started getting really into her work when I started reading this book. At first i had seen a poem of hers that was in my social studies book and I loved it. That poem inspired me to start writing poems on my own time. One day I hope my poems will be as good as Emily Dickinson's!
Orla More than 1 year ago
I read this book every now and then when I wanted to delve into some wonderful poetry, and I will tell you I was not disappointed. While I must admit that sometimes I didn't fully understand the whole meaning of some of Emily's poems; I always understood the heart behind them. I recommend this to any poetry lover or someone who wants to broaden their literary tastes.
Woolley_Bear More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection of the poems of perhaps one of America's premier poets. Every emotion is explored here. You'll laugh and cry and nod your head saying, "Ah yes, how true, how true". A comforting book to peruse on a quiet evening.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Emily Dickinson was the greatest writer of her century. Yet still her poetry transcends the ages and still are in todays fame driven society.
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ShuGunGao More than 1 year ago
Emily Dickinson is very pleasing to read. This book is a nice collection. Reading Emily Dickenson out loud to my family is a good way to spend the night.
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The poems were very nice.
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