Mary Ann Lamb: Mrs Leicester’s School, or The History of Several Young Ladies, Related by Themselves (2879 words)

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Although the authors were not identified on the cover or title page, Mrs Leicester’s School, or The History of Several Young Ladies, Related by Themselves (published 11 November 1808, but dated 1809) was written by Mary and Charles Lamb. Following the publication of Tales from Shakespear in 1807, it was the second collaboration between the Lamb siblings to appear under the imprint of the Juvenile Library operated by Mary Jane and William Godwin. The book opens with a dedication supposedly written by a young teacher at Amwell School, a fictional educational establishment for girls operated by Mrs Leicester, who never actually makes an appearance in the text. Her employee, who signs herself M. B., recalls the opening …



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Markey, Anne. "Mrs Leicester’s School, or The History of Several Young Ladies, Related by Themselves". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 December 2015
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35698, accessed 20 February 2018.]


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