By John J. Healey
A pleasant romantic account of Emily Dickinson's and Herman Melville's courting. The manuscript of this novel was once found through John J. Healey in a field left by means of his grandfather, Professor Vincent P. Healey, after his dying. This attractive paintings of fiction is a romantic account during which 4 iconic figures of yank Letters play a number one function. in the summertime of 1851 Herman Melville was once completing Moby Dick on his relatives farm within the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Surrounded by means of his mom, sisters and pregnant spouse, it was once a relaxed and effective season till his neighbor Nathaniel Hawthorne lured him to Amherst. There they met twenty-year-old Emily Dickinson and her brother Austin. On a whim the 2 wonderful authors invited the Dickinson siblings to accompany them on a visit to Boston and long island. In new york they met journalist Walt Whitman and William Johnson, a runaway slave, and it was once there, regardless of their efforts to manage it, that Emily and Herman fell in love. This, for the 1st time, is their tale.
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Emily & Herman: A Literary Romance by John J. Healey