An exciting new reference work that illuminates the beliefs, customs, events, material culture, and institutions that made up Emily Dickinson's world, giving users a glance at both Dickinson's life and times and the social history of America in the 19th century.
• Provides more than 200 alphabetically arranged entries, covering such subjects as architecture; dress; education and intellectual life; newspapers; marriage; family (including Dickinson's own); food and drink; friends; plants and animals; religious practices; philosophies; war; some of the symbols and themes found in Dickinson's poetry; and other aspects of Dickinson's era
• Presents a chronology from 1801 to 1945 listing milestones in Emily Dickinson's life, her publications, as well as significant events of the 19th century
• Offers listings of recommended books, online resources, and videos
• Supplies illustrations and photos that add to the understanding of Dickinson's experiences and the world around her
About the Author
Wendy Martin is professor of American literature and American studies and the director of the Tufts Poetry Awards Program at Claremont Graduate University (CGU).