Lives like loaded guns: Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds
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New York, NY : Viking, 2010.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
811 DICKI GORDO
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In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother Austin began a passionate love affair with Mabel Todd, a young Amherst faculty wife, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. The feud that erupted as a result has continued for over a century. 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. Thanks to unprecedented use of letters, diaries, and legal documents, Gordon digs deep into the life and work of Emily Dickinson, to reveal the secret behind the poet's insistent seclusion, and presents a woman beyond her time who found love, spiritual sustenance, and immortality all on her own terms. An enthralling story of creative genius, filled with illicit passion and betrayal, Lives Like Loaded Guns is sure to cause a stir among Dickinson's many devoted readers and scholars.
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Book
Edition:
First American edition.
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xvii, 491 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780670021932, 0670021938

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [407]-470) and indexes.
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In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother, Austin, began an adulterous love affair with the accomplished and ravishing Mabel Todd, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. Award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon tells the story of the feud that erupted-and that still continues today. Making unprecedented use of letters, diaries, and legal documents, Gordon proposes a groundbreaking new solution to the secret behind the poet's insistent seclusion, presenting a woman beyond her time who found love, spirituality, and immortality all on her own terms. The first major biography of Dickinson in nearly ten years, Lives Like Loaded Guns is a highly acclaimed story of creative genius, illicit passion, and betrayal that will forever change the way we view one of America's most important literary figures.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gordon, L. (2010). Lives like loaded guns: Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds. First American edition. New York, NY: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gordon, Lyndall. 2010. Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds. New York, NY: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gordon, Lyndall, Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds. New York, NY: Viking, 2010.

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Gordon, Lyndall. Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds. First American edition. New York, NY: Viking, 2010. Print.

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