Emily Dickinson lived during the nineteenth-century Victorian era, when most women were limited by rules and etiquette on proper behavior. However, Dickinson did not do what society expected of her. Instead, she quietly kept to herself in the small town of Amherst, Massachusetts, while engaging in her passion -- poetry. In Emily Dickinson: Solitary and Celebrated Poet, Amy Paulson Herstek explores the life of writer Emily Dickinson. This illuminating story explains not just the poet and her poetry, but the woman and her realm. Excerpts of Dickinson's poems and letters help accent this essential biography. Book jacket.