Emily Dickinson

My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun
  • My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun

  • 'It's coming - the postponeless Creature'

    Electrifying poems of isolation, beauty, death and eternity from a reclusive genius and one of America's greatest writers.

    One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1866) lived all her life in Amherst, Massachusetts. A handful of her poems came out in her lifetime, with most only published in the 1890s.