ISBN-10: 0143115081

ISBN-13: 9780143115083

ISBN-10: 1594201609

ISBN-13: 9781594201608

The country's such a lot famous writers, poets, and artists converge at a novel second in American existence, a superb better half to lovers of the movie A Quiet ardour, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson. 

on the shut of the Civil conflict, the lives of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade intersected in an complex map of friendship, kinfolk, and romance that marked a milestone within the improvement of yank paintings and literature. utilizing similar to a flitting hummingbird as a metaphor for the gossamer strands that attach those larger-than-life personalities, Christopher Benfey re-creates the summer time of 1882, the summer time whilst Mabel Louise Todd-the protégé to the painter Heade-confesses her love for Emily Dickinson's brother, Austin, and the avid gamers by surprise locate themselves stuck within the crossfire among the Calvinist global of decorum, restraint, and judgment and a brand new, unconventional international during which nature prevails and freedom is all.

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