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The Resource Emily Dickinson in love : the case for Otis Lord, John Evangelist Walsh

Emily Dickinson in love : the case for Otis Lord, John Evangelist Walsh

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Emily Dickinson in love : the case for Otis Lord
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Emily Dickinson in love
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the case for Otis Lord
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John Evangelist Walsh
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eng
Summary
"From the award-winning author of Midnight Dreary: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe comes a compelling argument for the identity of Emily Dickinson's true love Proud of my broken heart Since thou didst break it, Proud of the pain I Did not feel till thee ... Those words were written by Emily Dickinson to a married man. Who was he? For a century or more the identity of Emily Dickinson's mysterious "Master" has been eagerly sought, especially since three letters from her to him were found and published in 1955. In Emily Dickinson in Love, John Evangelist Walsh provides the first book-length treatment of this fascinating subject, offering a solution based wholly on documented facts and the poet's own writings. Crafting the affair as a love story of rare appeal, and writing with exquisite attention to detail, in Part I Walsh reveals and meticulously proves the Master to be Otis Lord, a friend of the poet's father and a man of some reputation in law and politics. Part II portrays the full dimensions of their thirty-year romance, most of it clandestine, including a series of secret meetings in Boston. After uncovering and confirming the Master's identity, Walsh fits that information into known events of Emily's life to make sense of facts long known but little understood - Emily's decision to dress always in white, for instance, or her extreme withdrawal from a normal existence when she had previously been an active, outgoing friend to many men and women. In a lengthy section of Notes and Sources, Walsh presents his proofs in abundant detail, demonstrating that the evidence favors one man so irresistibly that there is left no room for doubt. Each reader will decide if he has truly succeeded in making the case for Otis Lord."--Project Muse
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contains biographical information
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EBLCP
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index present
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non fiction
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Emily Dickinson in love : the case for Otis Lord, John Evangelist Walsh
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Emily Dickinson in love : the case for Otis Lord, John Evangelist Walsh
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt5hjdnh
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : a puzzlement -- The unmasking. Twenty old letters : A reconstructed episode; The wildest word; The knee that wore her once; Oh gaudy heart! -- The love affair. Hunting for the day; Bridal gown; Basking in Bethlehem; Aetherial throng -- Appendices. Appendix A : Mrs. Lord's diary -- Appendix B : The master letters -- Appendix C : The last white dress -- Notes & sources
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1 online resource (216 pages)
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online
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9780813553375
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations
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