Charles Lamb

(1930 words)
  • Joseph Riehl (University of Louisiana)

Sketch by Daniel Maclise, c.1830s. Courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.

The creator of Elia, the original and anarchic persona best known for his more than fifty essays in The London Magazine, was born in 1775 in “the Temple” area of London on February 10. His essays have been described variously as “whimsical”, humorous, and deeply human, conveying …

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Citation:
Riehl, Joseph. "Charles Lamb". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 January 2005
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2596, accessed 21 October 2014.]


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  1. English Romanticism