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Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1775 - 1834

Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 – 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847).

Friends with such literary luminaries as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, and William Hazlitt, Lamb was at the centre of a major literary circle in England. He has been referred to by E. V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as "the most lovable figure in English literature".

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Charles Lamb letter

Mss 798900.4
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 798900.4
Scope and Contents Four page letter from Charles Lamb to Robert Lloyd Lamb who begins his letter by saying that Mary is better. He goes on to philosophise on friendship, showing his own good qualities as he writes.