The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

A Novel

Book - 2010/02/22
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A fictional exploration of the life of Emily Dickinson explores her relationships with her tempestuous sister-in-law, her brooding father, and the Reverend Charles Wadsworth, who may have inspired some of her greatest poems and letters.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2010/02/22
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393068566
0393068560
Branch Call Number: FICTION CHARYN
Characteristics: 352

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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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