Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with Audible free trial

₹199.00/month

1 credit a month to use on any title to download and keep
Listen to anything from the Plus Catalogue—thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks
Download titles to your library and listen offline
₹199 per month after 30-day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for ₹443.00

Buy Now for ₹443.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice.

Publisher's Summary

Although she spent her life withdrawn from the people of Amherst, Massachusetts, every man, woman, and English professor in this small university town claims ownership of poet Emily Dickinson. They give tours in her house, lay flowers on her grave, and now, as the hundredth anniversary of her death approaches, they organize festivals in her name. Dickinson scholar Owen Kraznik has just been railroaded into organizing the event when Amherst starts to burn.

When fire consumes a fourteen-story university dormitory killing two students, transcendentalist scholar and occasional sleuth Homer Kelly considers that it may have been set on purpose. To his amazement he finds himself once again embroiled in what Dickinson called "death's tremendous nearness" as murder stalks the symposium.

©1984 Original material by Jane Langton. Recorded by arrangement with The Mysterious Press.com, LLC. (P)2013 HighBridge Company

Critic Reviews

"[Langton writes with] ebullience and good humor and a sort of picnic charm of abandon and play." (Eudora Welty)
"Langton's sparkling prose and inimitable wit offer a delectable feast for the discriminating reader." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Like Jane Austen and Barbara Pym, Langton is blessed with the comic spirit - a rare gift of genius to be cherished." ( St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

What listeners say about Emily Dickinson Is Dead

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available