Lives like loaded guns : Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds / Lyndall Gordon.
Author: Gordon, Lyndall.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010.
Description: p. cm.
Subject: Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 Family.
Poets, American 19th century Family relationships.
Amherst (Mass.) Intellectual life 19th century.
Contents: The first family -- A scientific education -- Sister -- 'Wife without the sign' -- 'Snarl in the brain' -- Telling -- Romancing Judge Lord -- Split in the family -- Emily's stand -- Lady Macbeth of Amherst -- Mabel in excelsis -- The war between the houses -- Lavinia's stand -- The trial -- Defeats of the first generation -- Two daughters -- The battle of the daughters -- Posthumous campaigns.