Emily Dickinson's Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry

The University of Virginia Rotunda Press, 2008

Unpublished in book form during her lifetime, the poems of Emily Dickinson were nonetheless shared with those she trusted most -- through her letters. Smith and Vetter's new XML-based digital archive, available for purchase from University of Virginia Press, brings together seventy-four poems and letters from Emily's correspondence with her sister-in-law Susan Dickinson. Each text is presented with a digitized scan of the holograph manuscript. Users may search by date, genre, manuscript features, and full text. Dating from the 1850s to the end of Dickinson's life, the work collected here shows all the characteristic's of the poet's mature art.