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Charles Lamb

English essayist

1775   -   1834

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
native language: English
language of expression: English
educated at: Christ's Hospital
occupation: writer, poet, playwright, literary critic, children's writer
student of: William Wales
influenced by: Algernon Charles Swinburne

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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works

8

Timon of Athens

a retelling by Charles Lamb

author: Charles Lamb, William Shakespeare

1807

Essays of Elia

author: Charles Lamb

1823 or 1833

Romeo and Juliet

a retelling by Charles Lamb

author: Charles Lamb

1807

King Lear

a retelling by Charles Lamb

author: Charles Lamb

1807

Othello

a retelling by Charles Lamb

author: Charles Lamb

1807

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

a retelling by Charles Lamb

author: Charles Lamb

1807

Macbeth

a retelling by Charles Lamb

author: Charles Lamb

1807

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