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Summer of Hummingbirds Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain , Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade

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ISBN-10: 0143115081

ISBN-13: 9780143115083

Edition: N/A

Authors: Christopher Benfey

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The country’s most noted writers, poets, and artists converge at a singular moment in American life At the close of the Civil War, the lives of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade intersected in an intricate map of friendship, family, and romance that marked a milestone in the development of American art and literature. Using the image of a flitting hummingbird as a metaphor for the gossamer strands that connect these larger-than-life personalities, Christopher Benfey re-creates the summer of 1882, the summer when Mabel Louise Todd—the protégé to the painter Heade—confesses her love for Emily Dickinson’s brother, Austin, and the players suddenly find…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/31/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.40" long x 0.66" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English