Emily Dickinson wrote over a thousand poems in her lifetime but witnessed only seven published before her premature death in 1886. She never married, and as she got older became more and more reclusive. For Emily, the family was the universe, the universe her family. Those incredibly profound relationships are explored in 'A Quiet Passion' where her sharp wit and observation give us a unique insight into her life and obsessions: love and mortality. Emily Dickinson's poetry and life was one of quiet dignity, all the terror and beauty of the world distilled down to the quintessence of meaning and expression. Today, Emily Dickinson is regarded as one of the world's greatest poets.