Tina Jordan
December 21, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The World of Emily Dickinson

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Polly Longsworth
publisher
W.W. Norton
genre
Biography, Nonfiction

We gave it a B

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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