After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

by Julie Dobrow

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393249262
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 117,074
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Julie Dobrow is a professor with appointments in the department of Child Study and Human Development and the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University and serves as director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine and the Huffington Post, among other publications. She lives outside of Boston.

Table of Contents

1886 Map of Amherst x

Preface xiii

Introduction One Fine Day in May (1886) 1

Chapter 1 Arriving in Amherst (1856-1881) 9

Chapter 2 Meeting and Courting the Dickinsons (1881-1882) 29

Chapter 3 Soaring Love and Seething Tensions (1883-1894) 53

Chapter 4 Dickinsonian Inspiration: Mabel's Creative Output (1883-1893) 82

Chapter 5 Lingering Puritanism and Millicent's Sensibilities (1884-1897) 92

Chapter 6 Embracing Emily's Poems (1886-1897) 111

Chapter 7 Losing Austin, Finding Mabel (1895-1904) 158

Chapter 8 Suing the "Queen of Amherst" (1897-1898) 176

Chapter 9 Traveling and Travails (1899-1917) 192

Chapter 10 "Sincerely, Joe Thomas" (1918-1919) 210

Chapter 11 Fighting to Define Emily Dickinson (1920-1929) 224

Chapter 12 Bringing Lost Poems to Light (1930-1939) 245

Chapter 13 Dealing with "Dickinsoniana" (1940-1955) 272

Chapter 14 Battling over Emily's Papers (1946-1959) 295

Chapter 15 Seeking Closure and Meaning (1960-1968) 325

Chapter 16 Unpacking the Camphorwood Chest 342

Afterword Sorting through the Clutter 363

Acknowledgments 371

Notes 379

Text Credits 409

Illustration Credits 411

Index 417

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