The creator of Elia, the original and anarchic persona best
known for his more than fifty essays in TheLondon
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 important truths
about the tragicomedy of human experience. He is often ranked with
the greatest practitioners of the form such as Montaigne, Hazlitt
and Borges, though some critics have felt that Lamb …
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Riehl, Joseph. "Charles Lamb". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 January 2005
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2596Charles Lamb1Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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