Lives Like Loaded Guns

Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds

by Lyndall Gordon

Hardcover, 491 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $32.95 | purchase

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

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A revisionist assessment of the nineteenth-century literary figure's private life reveals how Dickinson lived life on her own terms, in an account that also chronicles the feud-inciting affair between her brother Austin and a young Amherst faculty wife.