Lives like loaded guns : Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds / Lyndall Gordon.
1st American ed.
New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2010.
xvii, 491 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
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.
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.