London: The Folio Society, 2018. Second Printing. Hardcover. 136pp. Octavo [22.2cm]. Illustrated paper over boards with a translucent printed dust jacket. Illustrated end papers. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Some rubbing to the bottom of the inside dust jacket flap, and a previous owner's stamp on the half-title that has bled through the reverse of the half-title. In a green paper slipcase. Very good + / Very good. Item #59597
From Publisher: A beautifully presented collection that celebrates the radical style of a visionary American poet. This edition follows the 1955 text prepared by Thomas H. Johnson, which presents the poems as Dickinson intended. Throughout her life, and even more so since her death in 1886, Emily Dickinson was shrouded in paradox and mystery. From her late thirties onwards she rarely left her father’s home in Amherst, Massachusetts. This reclusion seems at odds with the expansive range of her poems and their passionate engagement with the agonies and joys of life. Though known to her fellow townsfolk as ‘the Myth’ and seldom seen by even some of her close relatives, Dickinson built strong friendships through the exchange of letters. More recent attempts to explain her solitude and understand her character, often guided by clues in her poems, have shifted our perception of her as a disappointed spinster towards that of a spirited and determined woman whose life turned upon the channeling of her extraordinary imagination.