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The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

(2010)
A novel by

 
An astonishing novel that removes Emily Dickinson's own mysterious mask and reveals the passions and heartbreak of America's greatest poet.

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. Charyn has written an extraordinary adventure that will disturb and delight. 9 illustrations

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: A Novel
Author(s): Jerome Charyn
ISBN: 0-393-06856-0 / 978-0-393-06856-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: A Novel
Author(s): Jerome Charyn
ISBN: 0-393-33917-3 / 978-0-393-33917-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: A Novel
Author(s): Jerome Charyn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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