After Emily

After Emily : Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

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Description

Emily Dickinson may be the most widely read American poet but the story behind her work's publication in 1890 is barely known.

After Emily recounts the extraordinary lives of Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham and the powerful literary legacy they shared. Mabel's complicated relationships with the Dickinsons-including her thirteen-year extramarital affair with Emily's brother, Austin-roiled the small town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Julie Dobrow has unearthed hundreds of primary sources to tell this compelling story and reveal the surprising impact Mabel and Millicent had on the Emily Dickinson we know today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 28mm | 345g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 51 illustrations; 1 map
  • 039335749X
  • 9780393357493
  • 982,640

Review quote

"... angering but finally inspiring After Emily..." -- New Statesman
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About Julie Dobrow

Julie Dobrow is a professor and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Tufts University. Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine and the Huffington Post, among others. She lives outside of Boston.
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124 ratings
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