The Life of Emily Dickinson, Volumes 1-2

Front Cover
Harvard University Press, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 821 pages
Winner of the National Book Award, this massively detailed biography throws a light into the study of the brilliant poet. How did Emily Dickinson, from the small window over her desk, come to see a life that included the horror, exaltation and humor that lives her poetry? With abundance and impartiality, Richard B. Sewall shows us not just the poet nor the poetry, but the woman and her life.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

THE PROBLEM OF THE BIOGRAPHER
3
Forebears and Family
15
THE NEW ENGLAND DICKINSONS AND THE PURITAN HERITAGE 77
17
SAMUEL FOWLER DICKINSON
28
EDWARD DICKINSON
44
EMILY NORCROSS DICKINSON
74
WILLIAM AUSTIN DICKINSON
97
LAVINIA NORCROSS DICKINSON
128
References for Volume One 505
303
CHILDHOOD
327
SCHOOLING
335
EARLY FRIENDSHIPS I
368
EARLY FRIENDSHIPS II
400
BROTHER AND SISTER
428
CHARLES WADSWORTH
444
SAMUEL BOWLES
463

War between the Houses
157
EARLY HOSTILITIES
161
MABEL LOOMIS TODD AND AUSTIN 770
170
AUSTINS MARRIAGE
186
SUSAN AND EMILY 797
197
MABEL AND AUSTIN 275
215
LAST PHASE OF THE QUARREL AND A LATE VIEW OF SUSAN
229
THE DICKINSON RHETORIC AND THE STRUCTURE OF A LIFE 255
235
Appendixes for Volume
245
Vinnie as Stylist Mimic Reader and Poet
247
Documents
252
THE MASTER LETTERS 572
512
THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON
532
HELEN HUNT JACKSON
577
DR AND MRS JOSIAH GILBERT HOLLAND
593
THE NORCROSS COUSINS
626
OTIS PHILLIPS LORD
642
BOOKS AND READING
668
THE POET
706
Bibliography
785
Index of First Lines
797
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

Richard B. Sewall was Professor of English at Yale University.

Bibliographic information