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Emily Dickinson


(1830 - 1886)

Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family’s house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.


Acts of Light (1980)

There is no Frigate like a Book
Because I could not stop for Death-
I taste a liquor never brewed-

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Author(s): Emily Dickinson
Illustrator(s): Nancy Ekholm Burkert

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Chimney Corner Poems (1929)

A collection of famous poems for children.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Emily Dickinson
Ann Taylor
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Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Poems of Emily Dickinson (1952)

A generous selection from the work of the great American poet.

Author(s): Emily Dickinson
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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