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Lives Like Loaded Guns : Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
by Lyndall Gordon


Overview - " Lives Like Loaded Guns ...reads like a fabulous detective story... Gordon] takes us into undiscovered territory." -- The Washington Post , a great companion to fans of the film A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"Lives Like Loaded Guns...reads like a fabulous detective story... Gordon] takes us into undiscovered territory." --The Washington Post, a great companion to fans of the film A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson.
In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother, Austin, began an adulterous love affair with the accomplished and ravishing Mabel Todd, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. Award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon tells the story of the feud that erupted-and that still continues today. Making unprecedented use of letters, diaries, and legal documents, Gordon proposes a groundbreaking new solution to the secret behind the poet's insistent seclusion, presenting a woman beyond her time who found love, spirituality, and immortality all on her own terms.
The first major biography of Dickinson in nearly ten years, Lives Like Loaded Guns is a highly acclaimed story of creative genius, illicit passion, and betrayal that will forever change the way we view one of America's most important literary figures.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143119142
  • ISBN-10: 0143119141
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Page Count: 491
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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