THE COLLECTED POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON (Over 590 Poems) by Emily Dickinson (Complete Original Version) [NOOK Book]

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Bentley Loft Classics Books is proud to present The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Over 590 Poems) by Emily Dickinson (Complete Original Version)

Born in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1830, Emily Dickinson began life as an energetic, outgoing young woman who excelled as a student. However, in her mid-twenties she began to grow reclusive, and eventually she rarely descended from her room in her father’s house. She spent most of her time ...
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THE COLLECTED POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON (Over 590 Poems) by Emily Dickinson (Complete Original Version)

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Overview

Bentley Loft Classics Books is proud to present The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Over 590 Poems) by Emily Dickinson (Complete Original Version)

Born in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1830, Emily Dickinson began life as an energetic, outgoing young woman who excelled as a student. However, in her mid-twenties she began to grow reclusive, and eventually she rarely descended from her room in her father’s house. She spent most of her time working on her poetry, largely without encouragement or real interest from her family and peers, and died at age fifty-five. Only a handful of her 1,775 poems had been published during her lifetime. When her poems finally appeared after her death, readers immediately recognized an artist whose immense depth and stylistic complexities would one day make her the most widely recognized female poet to write in the English language.

Dickinson’s poetry is remarkable for its tightly controlled emotional and intellectual energy. The longest poem covers less than two pages. Yet in theme and tone her writing reaches for the sublime as it charts the landscape of the human soul. A true innovator, Dickinson experimented freely with conventional rhythm and meter, and often used dashes, off rhymes, and unusual metaphors—techniques that strongly influenced modern poetry. Dickinson’s idiosyncratic style, along with her deep resonance of thought and her observations about life and death, love and nature, and solitude and society, have firmly established her as one of America’s true poetic geniuses.

INCLUDES AN INDEX OF FIRST LINES in this Complete Original Version!!!
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  • BN ID: 2940013253476
  • Publisher: Bentley Loft
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 623,372
  • File size: 2 MB

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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.

Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred 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.[3] Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her 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. A complete and mostly unaltered collection of her poetry became available for the first time in 1955 when The Poems of Emily Dickinson was published by scholar Thomas H. Johnson. Despite unfavorable reviews and skepticism of her literary prowess during the late 19th and early 20th century, critics now consider Dickinson to be a major American poet.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

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    500 Poems of Sheer Bliss!!!

    I got this ebook tonight and was amazed that there were almost 500 poems by Emily Dickinson all compiled in The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson.

    Bentley Loft Classics Books ALWAYS does it right and creates such AMAZINGLY fluid and organized ebooks.

    They are very easy to read. Check out Bentley Loft Classics Books for tones more amazing ebooks that are perfectly edited and compiled.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2012

    This is a good collection of poems and displays well on the Nook

    This is a good collection of poems and displays well on the Nook. However, the navigation is little better than horrible. It is impossible to find an individual poem. The first line index just is not useful since it apparently has no linkage to the poems themselves.

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