Emily Dickinson, the recluse poet of Amherst, Massachusetts had many things to say, on paper that is. Except for brief trips to Worcester, Boston, and Washington, D.C. (the last to visit her father whilst he served as a member of Congress), Emily spent her lifetime ensconced in her home at Amherst, from her birth in 1830 till her death in 1886. A quiet life she may have led, but Emily lived entire lifetimes through her poems. Within them, the reader experiences death, life, and immortality.
This gorgeous 1980 Easton Press edition titled "Poems of Emily Dickinson" is part of its Masterpieces of American Literature series. It comes handsomely bound in a rich, forest green leather, moire endpapers, and a satin ribbon pagemarker. This edition contains a large number of Emily's poems, and contains illustrations by Helen Sewell. There is also a frontispiece portrait of Emily Dickinson by Lynn Sweat. The pages have also been gilded. The overall impression and feel therefore is of a luxurious book that is heirloom quality. Highly recommended!
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