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Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was one of the great masters of the essay, at a time when the essay was a powerful and influential literary form. This collection, first published in 1921, presents a range of Lamb's essays from throughout his career, each accompanied by explanatory notes. Lamb here addresses topics as diverse as moral and personal deformity, recollections of Christ's Hospital, and the inconveniences resulting from being hanged. He discusses the work of Hogarth and Shakespeare, and records his sadness at the death of his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Together the essays offer a fascinating insight into the Romantic age through the eyes of one of its most prominent literary figures.
Table of Contents
On the Inconveniences Resulting from Being Hanged
On the Danger of Confounding Moral with Personal Deformity; with a Hint to those who have the Framing of Advertisements for Apprehending Offenders
On the Genius and Character of Hogarth: With some Remarks on a Passage of the Writings of the Late Mr Barry
On the Custom of Hissing at the Theatres, with some Account of a Club of Damned Authors
On Burial Societies and the Character of an Undertaker
On the Tragedies of Shakespeare, considered with Reference to their Fitness for Stage Representation
Edax on Appetite
Hospita on the Immoderate Indulgence of the Pleasures of the Palate
The Good Clerk, a Character with Some Account of the 'Complete English Tradesman'
Recollections of Christ's Hospital
On the Melancholy of Tailors
The Gentle Giantess
Letter to an Old Gentleman whose Education has been Neglected
The Illustrious Defunct
Reflections in the Pillory
The Last Peach
A Popular Fallacy
An Autobiographical Sketch
The Death of Coleridge
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