Emily Dickinson’s Original Manuscripts (but online!)

The Emily Dickinson Archive, found at http://www.edickinson.org, describes itself as “an open access website for the manuscripts of Emily Dickinson.” Inside, one can browse a collection of images of Dickinson’s handwritten manuscripts, which are housed separately under links leading to library archives maintained by the American Antiquarian Society, Amherst College, Beinecke Library, Boston Public Library, … Continue reading Emily Dickinson’s Original Manuscripts (but online!)

Edith Wharton’s Frenemies in “Roman Fever”

Photograph of writer Edith Wharton, taken by E. F. Cooper, at Newport, Rhode Island. Cabinet photograph. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University. “Roman Fever”, first published in Liberty magazine in 1934, is a short story by Edith Wharton detailing a conversation between two wealthy, middle-aged women. The two women, Grace … Continue reading Edith Wharton’s Frenemies in “Roman Fever”

Louisa May Alcott’s Language Problem in “The Brothers”

Louisa May Alcott’s short story “The Brothers”, originally published in the November 1863 issue of The Atlantic, details the complicated relationship between two brothers, one a former slave and the other his former owner, as told through the point of view of the hospital nurse charged with taking care of both of them. The story … Continue reading Louisa May Alcott’s Language Problem in “The Brothers”