The Poetry Bookshelf: Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Author: James Reeves
Published: July 1959
Format: Paperback 168 pages
Level: Age 16+
These comprehensive editions for A Level students feature a biographical and critical introduction and provide commentaries and notes on the poems.
Emily Dickinson, the recluse of mid-nineteenth century New England, has in the twentieth century gradually been acknowledged as an original and important poet. This selection, based on the definitive text of Thomas H. Johnson, is likely to win new admirers for Emily Dickinson's precise, economical, highly individual style. James Reeves's long introduction provides the personal background to her remarkable poems and has been acclaimed by Allen Tate as ' the best essay ever written on this subject '. Set by AQA B and WJEC at A-level Age 16+