Table of Contents
   A Poet Next Doorp. 1
   'A Still - Volcano - Life'
      The First Familyp. 21
      A Scientific Educationp. 39
      Sisterp. 61
      'Wife Without the Sign'p. 93
      'Snarl in the Brain'p. 114
      Tellingp. 137
      Romancing Judge Lordp. 156
      Split in the Familyp. 169
   Mabel's Reign
      Emily's Standp. 197
      Lady Macbeth of Amherstp. 231
      Mabel in Excelsisp. 250
   The War Between the Houses
      Lavinia's Standp. 279
      The Trialp. 299
      Defeats of the First Generationp. 313
      Two Daughtersp. 326
      The Battle of the Daughtersp. 345
      Posthumous Campaignsp. 369
   Outliving the Legendp. 399
   Sourcesp. 407
   Notesp. 425
   Acknowledgementsp. 471
   Indexp. 475
   Index of First Linesp. 490