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 devoted… 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 devoted… Biography Nonfiction W.W. Norton
Book Review

The World of Emily Dickinson (1990)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Writer: Polly Longsworth; Genres: Biography, Nonfiction; 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

Originally posted Dec 21, 1990 Published in issue #45 Dec 21, 1990 Order article reprints