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Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, the (2010) [Novel]
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What if the old maid of Amherst wasn’t an old maid at all? Her older brother, Austin, spoke of Emily as his “wild sister.” Jerome Charyn, continuing his exploration of American history through fiction, has written a startling novel about Emily Dickinson in her own voice, with all its characteristic modulations that he learned from her letters and poems. The poet dons a hundred veils, alternately playing wounded lover, penitent, and female devil. We meet the significant characters of her life, including her tempestuous sister-in-law, Susan Gilbert; her brooding father, Edward; and the Reverend Charles Wadsworth, who may have inspired some of her greatest letters and poems. Charyn has also invented characters, including an impoverished fellow student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, who will betray her; and a handyman named Tom, who will obsess Emily throughout her life.

Original title: The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalFictional Biography

Edition #1: The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson (2010)
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Language: English

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The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson (February 22, 2010)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393068566
Dimensions: 6.6 x 9.3 x 1.3 in
Pages: 348

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