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"My friends are my estate." -- Emily Dickinson
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 — May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.

Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Dickinson's poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.

Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson's writing, it was not until after her death in 1886...when Lavinia, Emily's younger sister, discovered her cache of poems...that the breadth of Dickinson's work became apparent. Her first collection of poetry was published in 1890 by personal acquaintances Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd, both of whom heavily edited the content. A complete and mostly unaltered collection of her poetry became available for the first time in 1955 when The Poems of Emily Dickinson was published by scholar Thomas H. Johnson. Despite unfavorable reviews and skepticism of her literary prowess during the late 19th and early 20th century, critics now consider Dickinson to be a major American poet.

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Total Books: 307
Emily Dickinson Poems
2015 - Emily Dickinson Poems (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785833048
ISBN-10: 0785833048
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Single Hound
2005 - The Single Hound [Hesperus Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781843911210
ISBN-10: 1843911213
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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I'm Nobody Who Are You
2002 - I'm Nobody Who Are You [Scholastic Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780439295765
ISBN-10: 0439295769
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 7

Emily Dickinson Poems
2002 - Emily Dickinson Poems (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785815532
ISBN-10: 0785815538
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4

I'm Nobody Who are You Poems by Emily Dickinson
2002 - I'm Nobody Who Are You Poems By Emily Dickinson (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780439403238
ISBN-10: 0439403235
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 4

Favorite Poems
2001 - Favorite Poems [Dover Large Print Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486417813
ISBN-10: 0486417816
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson Vol 2
1996 - Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson Vol 2 [Ultimate Classics] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780787106287
ISBN-10: 0787106283
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson
1995 - Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson [Ultimate Classics] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781558009912
ISBN-10: 1558009914
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
1993 - Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812523386
ISBN-10: 0812523385
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 13

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
1993 - The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781566190305
ISBN-10: 1566190304
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 15

Selected Poems
1990 - Selected Poems [Dover Thrift Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486264660
ISBN-10: 0486264661
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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