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The Sister

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
Very little is known about the life of Emily Dickinson. As a woman, she is most known as a recluse who lived her entire life in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the home of her birth; as a poet, she wrote some of the most daring and original poetry of the nineteenth century. This verse is often said to be her only contact with the outside world, but not much is understood about the inner world that gave rise to it.

The Sister probes into this world, revealing Emily Dickinson's tense relationship with her parents, her hidden passions and aspirations, the men in her life, and her secret views on religion and love, all seen through the eyes of her younger sister Lavinia. Drawn from authentic journals, documents, and letters from the Dickinson family, The Sister fills in a vital missing piece of the jigsaw, getting us closer to understanding the enigma that is Emily Dickinson.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sister: A Novel of Emily Dickinson
Author(s): Paola Kaufmann
ISBN: 1-58567-951-8 / 978-1-58567-951-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook/Rookery
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July 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sister
Author(s): Paola Kaufmann
ISBN: 1-84688-017-3 / 978-1-84688-017-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sister
Author(s): Paola Kaufmann
ISBN: 1-84688-076-9 / 978-1-84688-076-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
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October 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sister
Author(s): Paola Kaufmann
ISBN: 1-58567-964-X / 978-1-58567-964-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sister
Author(s): Paola Kaufmann, William Rowlandson
ISBN: 1-84688-006-8 / 978-1-84688-006-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
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