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The Resource A summer of hummingbirds : love, art, and scandal in the intersecting worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Meade, Christopher Benfey

A summer of hummingbirds : love, art, and scandal in the intersecting worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Meade, Christopher Benfey

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A summer of hummingbirds : love, art, and scandal in the intersecting worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Meade
Title
A summer of hummingbirds
Title remainder
love, art, and scandal in the intersecting worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Meade
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Benfey
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
A surprising and scandalous story of how the interaction within a group of exceptional and uniquely talented characters shaped and changed American thought at the close of the Civil War. The author takes the seemingly arbitrary image of the hummingbird as it travels through the social circles of the movers and shakers of the Reconstruction period after the Civil War. His complex tale culminates in 1882 in Amherst Massachusetts: in the wake of the Henry Ward Beecher and Elizabeth Tilton sex scandal; Martin Johnson Heade's protege begins an affair with Emily Dickinson's older brother, leaving Heade heartbroken; Emily Dickinson is found in the arms of her fathers friend, Judge Otis Lord, and that's not all
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bibliography
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DLC
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1954-
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Benfey, Christopher E. G.
Dewey number
811/.4
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  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Twain, Mark
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Heade, Martin Johnson
  • Women and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and history
  • Florida
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Amherst (Mass.)
  • United States
  • Scandals
Label
A summer of hummingbirds : love, art, and scandal in the intersecting worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Meade, Christopher Benfey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-277) and index
Contents
A tea rose -- The prodigal -- Beecher's pockets -- Tristes tropiques -- The prisoner of Chillon -- Birds of passage -- Covert flowers, hidden nests -- Foggy bottom -- A route of evanescence -- Florida -- Epilogue: Toward the blue peninsula
Control code
BK0007357090
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 287 p.
Isbn
9781594201608
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2007036512
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) l2007036512
Label
A summer of hummingbirds : love, art, and scandal in the intersecting worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Meade, Christopher Benfey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-277) and index
Contents
A tea rose -- The prodigal -- Beecher's pockets -- Tristes tropiques -- The prisoner of Chillon -- Birds of passage -- Covert flowers, hidden nests -- Foggy bottom -- A route of evanescence -- Florida -- Epilogue: Toward the blue peninsula
Control code
BK0007357090
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 287 p.
Isbn
9781594201608
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2007036512
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) l2007036512

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