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By Lyndall Gordon

"Lives Like Loaded Guns...reads like a superb detective story...[Gordon] takes us into undiscovered territory." --The Washington Post

In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother, Austin, started an adulterous love affair with the complete and ravishing Mabel Todd, environment in movement a sequence of occasions that might eternally swap the lives of the Dickinson kinfolk. Award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon tells the tale of the feud that erupted-and that also maintains this day. Making exceptional use of letters, diaries, and criminal records, Gordon proposes a groundbreaking new way to the key in the back of the poet's insistent seclusion, proposing a girl past her time who came across love, spirituality, and immortality all on her personal phrases.

the 1st significant biography of Dickinson in approximately ten years, Lives Like Loaded Guns is a hugely acclaimed tale of inventive genius, illicit ardour, and betrayal that might eternally swap the best way we view considered one of America's most vital literary figures.

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