The lives of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edith Wharton and Emily Dickinson are explored in biographies including:
"Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay," Nancy Milford, Random House, 2001.
"What Lips My Lips Have Kissed: The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay," Daniel Mark Epstein, Henry Holt & Co., 2001.
"Edith Wharton," Hermione Lee, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
"Edith Wharton: A Biography," R.W.B. Lewis, Fromm International, 1993.
"Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds," Lyndall Gordon, Viking, 2010.
"My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson," Alfred Habegger, Random House, 2001.
"White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson," Brenda Wineapple, Knopf, 2008