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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

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by Emily Dickinson
     
 

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Here is the real Emily Dickinson — the only comprehensive and reliably authoritative trade editions of the poet's work.

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Here is the real Emily Dickinson — the only comprehensive and reliably authoritative trade editions of the poet's work.

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Complete is the keyword here as this is the only edition currently available that contains all of Dickinson's poems. The works were originally gathered by editor Johnson and published in a three-volume set in 1955. Essential for academic and public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629219479
Publisher:
Heraklion Press
Publication date:
07/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
78,036
File size:
2 MB

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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson - Edited by two of her friends Mabel Loomis Todd and T.W. Higginson - 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. Considered 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.

While Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems were published during her lifetime. 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 use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.

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