The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

Book - 2010
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What if the old maid of Amherst wasn't an old maid at all? The poet dons a hundred veils, alternately playing wounded lover, penitent, and female devil in this extraordinary adventure that will disturb and delight.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2010
ISBN: 9780393068566
Branch Call Number: CHARYN
Characteristics: 348 p. ; 24 cm

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illusions_court
Feb 08, 2011

This book was an amazing read! It manages to be crazy and sane all at the same time. Charyn's depiction of characters is believable and lovely, at moments it was hard to remember that some of the characters never existed. Even more amazing to me is that Charyn portrays Dickinson's femininity so well, her longing to wear trousers but her distinct female qualities. I recommend this novel to anyone that likes historical fiction and Emily Dickinson. =)

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