's sister-in-law, was one of the female friends she earnestly valued. The letters that Emily wrote to her future sister-in-law, as well as her correspondence with Austin
, during the 1850s...
Austin's wife, Susan Gilbert
, became a close friend of ED
. She had been married to Austin for a quarter century when he took a much younger mistress, Mabel Loomis Todd
, the wife...
Intertextuality and Influence
The collection's epigraph, open me carefully, which the publishers say was written on an envelope containing a letter from Emily Dickinson
to Susan Huntington Gilbert
, June 1852, emphasizes the influence of Dickinson on...