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The Resource Amherst, William Nicholson

Amherst, William Nicholson

Label
Amherst
Title
Amherst
Statement of responsibility
William Nicholson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alice Dickinson, a young advertising executive in London, decides to take time off work to research her idea for a screenplay: the true story of the scandalous, adulterous love affair that took place between a young, Amherst college faculty wife, Mabel Loomis Todd, and the college's treasurer, Austin Dickinson, in the 1880s. Austin, twenty-four years Mabel's senior and married, was the brother of the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson, whose house provided the setting for Austin and Mabel's trysts. Alice travels to Amherst, staying in the house of Nick Crocker, a married English academic in his fifties. As Alice researches Austin and Mabel's story and Emily's role in their affair, she embarks on her own affair with Nick, an affair that, of course, they both know echoes the affair that she's writing about in her screenplay. Interspersed with Alice's complicated love story is the story of Austin and Mabel, historically accurate and meticulously recreated from their voluminous letters and diaries. Using the poems of Emily Dickinson throughout, Amherst is an exploration of the nature of passionate love, its delusions, and its glories.--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicholson, William
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6064.I235
LC item number
A82 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Women poets, American
  • Screenwriters
  • Adultery
  • Amherst (Mass.)
Label
Amherst, William Nicholson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in 2015 in Great Britain by Quercus Editions Ltd."--title page verso
  • "Simon & Schuster fiction original hardcover."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885313129
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781476740416
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014022219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a479910
  • (OCoLC)885313129
Label
Amherst, William Nicholson
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in 2015 in Great Britain by Quercus Editions Ltd."--title page verso
  • "Simon & Schuster fiction original hardcover."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885313129
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781476740416
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014022219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a479910
  • (OCoLC)885313129

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