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Maid as Muse
How Servants Changed Emily Dickinson’s Life and Language
Aífe Murray

University of New Hampshire Press



Contents

• List of Illustrations
• Author’s Note
• Introduction: Walking Backward to Something You Know Is There
• Warm and Wild and Mighty
• The 1850 Housework Compromise
• Turning with a Ferocity to a Place She Loved
• Of Pictures, the Discloser –
• Emily Dickinson’s Irish Wake
• She Kept Them in my Trunk
• There are things / We live among
• Afterword: The Broadest Words are so Narrow
• Acknowledgments
• Appendix A: Emily Dickinson—Loaf Giver by Josephine Pollitt Pohl
• Appendix B: Family Charts
• Chronology
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Illustration Credits
• Index

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