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The World of Emily Dickinson Since there are only three known images of Emily Dickinson — an oil painting, a daguerreotype, and a silhouette — assembling a picture book...The World of Emily DickinsonBiography, Nonfiction Since there are only three known images of Emily Dickinson — an oil painting, a daguerreotype, and a silhouette — assembling a picture book...1990-12-21W.W. Norton
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The World of Emily Dickinson

Genre: Biography, Nonfiction; Author: Polly Longsworth; Publisher: W.W. Norton

Since there are only three known images of Emily Dickinson — an oil painting, a daguerreotype, and a silhouette — assembling a picture book devoted to her life could be difficult. And, indeed, this one is a little thin. But Dickinson devotees will enjoy the moderately interesting collection of trivia Polly Longsworth has assembled in The World of Emily Dickinson: letters, journals, photos (of Dickinson’s family and home, and of Amherst, Mass., in her day), even the September 1873 account ledger from the local general store. B

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