The Single Hound

By Emily Dickinson

ISBN: 9781847497727

114 pages

RRP: £4.79

When Emily Dickinson died in 1886, having published only a tiny selection of her verse anonymously in journals and newspapers, she left behind a chest containing almost 1,800 poems written on notebooks and loose sheets. Her family members, starting with her sister Lavinia, began editing and compiling them for publication, and one of the most celebrated collections, The Single Hound, was prepared by her niece Martha Dickinson Bianchi and published in 1914.

This volume, containing some of Dickinson’s most original and poignant pieces, helped cement her reputation as one of America’s most important poets. Sparse and experimental, yet accessible and intimate, the compositions included in The Single Hound provide an ideal introduction to Dickinson’s genius.

Part of 101-Page Classics series of Great Rediscovered Classics


  • Emily was my patron saint.

    William Carlos Williams

Emily Dickinson

Hailing from a prominent and well-to-do Massachusetts family, Emily Dickinson (1830–66) chose to live a reclusive life, and her poetic achievements were only recognized after her death.