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Letters of Emily Dickinson

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$176.00 • £153.95 • €160.95

ISBN 9780674526273

Publication Date: 01/01/1997


1042 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

24 halftones

Belknap Press


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Notes on the Present Text
    • Symbols Used to Identify Manuscripts
    • Symbols Used to Identify Publication
  • Letters
    • 1. “…the Hens lay finely…”: Letters 1–14 [1842–1846]
    • 2. “I am really at Mt Holyoke…”: Letters 15–26 [1847–1848]
    • 3. “Amherst is alive with fun this winter”: Letters 27–39 [1849–1850]
    • 4. “…we do not have much poetry, father having made up his mind that its pretty much all real life.”: Letters 40–176 [1851–1854]
    • 5. “To live, and die, and mount again in triumphant body… is no schoolboy’s theme!”: Letters 177–186 [1855–1857]
    • 6. “Much has occurred…so much that I stagger as I write, in its sharp remembrance.”: Letters 187–245 [1858–1861]
    • 7. “Perhaps you smile at me. I could not stop for that My Business is Circumference.”: Letters 246–313 [1862–1861]
    • 8. “A Letter always feels to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend.”: Letters 314–337 [1866–1869]
    • 9. “I find ecstasy in living—the mere sense of living is joy enough.”: Letters 338–431 [1870–1874]
    • 10. “Nature is a Haunted House—but Art—a House that tries to be haunted.”: Letters 432–626 [1875–1879]
    • 11. “I hesitate which word to take, as I can take but few and each must be the chiefest…”: Letters 627–878 [1880–1883]
    • 12. “…a Letter is a joy of Earth—it is denied the Gods.”: Letters 879–1045 [1884–1886]
  • Prose Fragments
  • Appendixes
    • 1. Biographical Sketches of Recipients of Letters and of Persons Mentioned in Them
    • 2. A Note on the Domestic Help
    • 3. Recipients of Letters
  • Index
  • Index of Poems

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