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- DescriptionCharles Lamb (1775-1834), essayist, poet, humorist, critic and letter-writer, has an enduring reputation for his early Tales from Shakespeare (1807), written in collaboration with his sister Mary, and his Essays of Elia , first published in the London Magazine. This thematic selection of Lamb's writings - essays, dramatic criticism, verse and letters - t only demonstrates his literary achievements; it forms a self-portrait of the writer: generous, amused, and gregarious, finding imaginative escape from grim circumstances in the teeming life of London and the theatre. The reader is drawn into the circle of Lamb's friends, enjoying the company of the most personal of English essayists. J.E. Morpurgo's introduction and tes set Lamb's writings in their contemporary context.
- Author BiographyCharles Lamb was an English essayist best known for Essays of Elia and the children's book Tales from Shakespeare. J. E. Morpurgo was a professor of English at the University of Leeds.
- Author(s)Charles Lamb
- PublisherCarcanet Press Ltd
- Date of Publication25/09/2003
- Place of PublicationManchester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFyfield Books
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- Weight423 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byJack Morpurgo
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