Letters of Emily Dickinson

Letters of Emily Dickinson




Only five of Emily Dickinson's poems were published while she lived; today, approximately 1,500 are in print. Dickinson's poetry reflects the power of her contemplative gifts, and her deep sensitivity courses through her correspondence as well. Lovingly compiled by a close friend, this first collection of Dickinson's letters originally appeared in 1894, only eight years after the poet's death. Although she grew reclusive in her later years and seldom saw her many friends, she thought of them often and affectionately, as her missives attest. The small cast of daily characters in Dickinson's little world takes on vivid life in the letters, and her famous wit sparkles from every page.

Title Letters of Emily Dickinson
Publisher Dover Publications
Language English
Rating 4.23
ISBN 0486428583
ISBN-13 9780486428581
Format Paperback
Pages 416
Publication 2011
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