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William Nicholson Amherst: A Novel
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Amherst: A Novel

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From an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, a wonderfully smooth, sinuous, enigmatic, and sexy tale of two love affairs� (Providence Journal) set in Amherst and illuminated by the presence of Emily Dickinson. 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 between Emily Dickinson�s married brother, Austin, and a young, Amherst College faculty wife named Mabel Loomis Todd. Austin, twenty-four years Mabel�s senior and the college treasurer, lived next door to his reclusive sister, who allowed her home to be used 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 one that she�s writing about.

  • ISBN-13:9781476740416
  • Publisher:Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date:02/16/2016
  • Edition description:Reprint
  • Pages:304
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From an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, a wonderfully smooth, sinuous, enigmatic, and sexy tale of two love affairs� (Providence Journal) set in Amherst and illuminated by the presence of Emily Dickinson. 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 between Emily Dickinson�s married brother, Austin, and a young, Amherst College faculty wife named Mabel Loomis Todd. Austin, twenty-four years Mabel�s senior and the college treasurer, lived next door to his reclusive sister, who allowed her home to be used 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 one that she�s writing about.

  • ISBN-13:9781476740416
  • Publisher:Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date:02/16/2016
  • Edition description:Reprint
  • Pages:304
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