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Author Gordon, Lyndall.

Title Lives like loaded guns : Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds / Lyndall Gordon.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    811 Dickinson,E GOR    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 DICKINSON,E GOR    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description xvii, 491 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A poet next door -- 'A still-- volcano-- life. ' The first family ; A scientific education ; Sister ; 'Wife without the sign' ; 'Snarl in the brain' ; Telling ; Romancing Judge Lord ; Split in the family -- Mabel's reign. Emily's stand ; Lady Macbeth of Amherst ; Mabel in excelsis -- The war between the houses. Lavinia's stand ; The trial ; Defeats of the first generation ; Two daughters ; The battle of the daughters ; Posthumous campaigns -- Outliving the legend.
Summary Lyndall Gordon, an award-winning biographer, tells the riveting story of the Dickinsons, and reveals Emily as a very different woman from the pale, lovelorn recluse that exists in the popular imagination.
Subject Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Family.
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Family relationships.
Amherst (Mass.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780670021932 : $32.95

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