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

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.5 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Julie Dobrow is a professor and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Tufts University. Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine and the Huffington Post, among others. She lives outside of Boston.


Juicy behind-the-scenes literary history.--Michael Dirda
Long overdue.... At the end of her book, Ms. Dobrow wonders what Mabel and Millicent would think of her good work. Doubtless, they'd be very pleased.--Brenda Wineapple
An extraordinary feat in rendering a tale of almost dizzying intrigue.--Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
[Dobrow] serves as a kind of fiercely clever detective in stitching together Todd's remarkable influence and all the other little intrigues behind the marketing of Dickinson and her legacy.--Jerome Charyn
[Julie] Dobrow's intimate account reveals how decisively [Mabel and Millicent's] efforts shaped perceptions of the white-clad recluse and her visionary poems. Scandal and pathos abound.
Elegantly and movingly told.... [Dobrow] has done an admirable job sifting through the detritus to distill the essence of these women, their work and the world they inhabited.--Robert Weibezahl
An elegant recovery of the two women without whom 'Because I could not stop for Death' likely wouldn't be required reading for American high school students.... [A] fresh, remarkable account.
After Emily situates the Todds in a richly documented, beautifully written, and persuasive family romance.--Vivian Pollak
After Emily is an essential contribution not just to Dickinsonian scholarship but to understanding the forces of a hundred years of American history.... Dobrow's beautiful prose is a joy to the ear, her thoughtful relationship to her subjects is delightfully captured, and the peeks throughout into the mind of Emily Dickinson are a revelation, even as her exploration of her two main characters is a valuable addition to women's biography that will offer much to scholars and pleasure readers alike.--Misty Urban