After Emily by Julie Dobrow audiobook

After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

By Julie Dobrow
Read by Andrea Gallo

Recorded Books, Inc.
17.16 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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The untold story of the mother and daughter who opened the door to Emily Dickinson’s poetry Emily Dickinson may be the most widely read and beloved of all American poets, but the story behind her work’s initial, posthumous publication in 1890 and the mother-and-daughter team most responsible for her enduring legacy are barely known. After Emily recounts the extraordinary lives of Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham, and the powerful literary legacy they shared. Mabel’s complicated relationships with the Dickinsons, including her thirteen-year extramarital affair with Emily’s brother Austin, roiled the small town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Mabel and Austin’s love led to her work with Emily Dickinson’s poetry, which inspired both Mabel’s life and her daughter’s and fed controversies over the poetry’s promotion, editing, and ownership. Julie Dobrow has unearthed hundreds of primary sources to tell this compelling narrative and reveal the surprising impact Mabel and Millicent had on the Emily Dickinson we know today.

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Summary

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Finalist for the 2019 Julia Ward Howe Award for Nonfiction

The untold story of the mother and daughter who opened the door to Emily Dickinson’s poetry

Emily Dickinson may be the most widely read and beloved of all American poets, but the story behind her work’s initial, posthumous publication in 1890 and the mother-and-daughter team most responsible for her enduring legacy are barely known. After Emily recounts the extraordinary lives of Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham, and the powerful literary legacy they shared.

Mabel’s complicated relationships with the Dickinsons, including her thirteen-year extramarital affair with Emily’s brother Austin, roiled the small town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Mabel and Austin’s love led to her work with Emily Dickinson’s poetry, which inspired both Mabel’s life and her daughter’s and fed controversies over the poetry’s promotion, editing, and ownership.

Julie Dobrow has unearthed hundreds of primary sources to tell this compelling narrative and reveal the surprising impact Mabel and Millicent had on the Emily Dickinson we know today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In Dobrow’s rendering, biography fuses with American tragedy. After Emily is a book for and of our time.” Marta Werner, author of Emily Dickinson’s Open Folios
“An honest, sometimes searing portrait…Riveting, unblinkered, sad, and brave.” Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Julie Dobrow

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 17.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English