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Charles Lamb (1) (1775–1834)

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Charles Lamb was born in London, England in 1775. He was educated at the well-known Christ's Hospital school, which he attended from age eight to 15. It was there that he met Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who became a lifelong friend; the friendship was to have a significant influence on the literary vis mere careers of both men. Lamb did not continue his education at the university, probably because of a nervous condition that resulted in a severe stammer. Instead, he went to work as a clerk, eventually becoming an accounting clerk with the East India Company, where he worked for most of his adult life. However, he continued to pursue his literary interests as well and became well-known as a writer. His best work is considered to be his essays, originally published under the pen name Elia, but Lamb also wrote poetry, plays, and stories for children under his own name. In 1796, Lamb's sister, Mary Ann, went mad and attacked her parents with a knife, killing her mother and wounding her father. She was placed in an institution for a time, but was eventually released into her brother's guardianship. This incident, and later periods when she was institutionalized again, had a great effect on Lamb, who had always been very close to his sister. Charles and Mary Ann Lamb collaborated on several books, including Poetry for Children, Mrs. Leicester's School, and Beauty and the Beast. Probably their best-known collaboration, however, was Tales from Shakespeare, a series of summaries of the plots from 20 Shakespearean plays, which was published in 1807. Charles Lamb died in 1834. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Charles Lamb

Fortællinger fra Shakespeares verden (1807) 5,671 eksemplarer
The Essays of Elia (1823) 475 eksemplarer
Illustrated Tales from Shakespeare (1992) 119 eksemplarer
Ten Tales from Shakespeare (1969) 100 eksemplarer
The Portable Charles Lamb (1949) 87 eksemplarer
The Last Essays of Elia (1929) 81 eksemplarer
The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb (1924) 78 eksemplarer
Essays (1963) 63 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Ulysses (1808) 60 eksemplarer
The works of Charles Lamb (1932) 37 eksemplarer
Beauty and the Beast (1811) 27 eksemplarer
Shakespeare: Three Stories (1989) 26 eksemplarer
Charles Lamb and Elia (1948) 25 eksemplarer
A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig (1895) 25 eksemplarer
The Letters of Charles Lamb (1935) 24 eksemplarer
Favorite tales from Shakespeare (1956) 21 eksemplarer
Mrs. Leicester's School (1809) 21 eksemplarer
The Essays of Elia and Eliana (1867) 16 eksemplarer
Dream Children: A Reverie (1900) 14 eksemplarer
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1972) 11 eksemplarer
The Best Letters of Charles Lamb (1892) 10 eksemplarer
Favorite Tales From Shakespeare (1956) 10 eksemplarer
Poems and Essays (1880) 9 eksemplarer
Dream children and other essays (1921) 9 eksemplarer
Romeo and Juliet (1971) 9 eksemplarer
The letters of Charles and Mary Anne Lamb (1975) — Forfatter — 8 eksemplarer
The best of Lamb (1914) 8 eksemplarer
Select Essays of Elia (1909) 8 eksemplarer
Poetry for children (1977) 7 eksemplarer
An Evening with Lamb (1907) 7 eksemplarer
Essays of Elia, First Series (2009) 7 eksemplarer
LOS CUENTOS DE SHAKESPEARE (2000) 7 eksemplarer
Lamb and Shakespeare (1920) 5 eksemplarer
Letters Of Charles Lamb V1 (1903) 5 eksemplarer
Essays and Sketches 5 eksemplarer
Essays, Letters, Poems (1953) 5 eksemplarer
More Tales from Shakespeare (2008) 5 eksemplarer
Saggi di Elia 4 eksemplarer
Prince Dorus 4 eksemplarer
Charles Lamb: Essays 4 eksemplarer
Selected Prose (Penguin Classics) (2013) 4 eksemplarer
Rosamund Gray (1994) 3 eksemplarer
Elia; the Lake English Classics (1911) 3 eksemplarer
Othello (1999) 3 eksemplarer
Lamb's Last Essays (1929) 3 eksemplarer
Essays and letters 2 eksemplarer
Charles Lamb's Complete Works (1912) 2 eksemplarer
On country living 2 eksemplarer
Prose & poetry 2 eksemplarer
Some Essays of Elia 1 eksemplar
Mfalme Lia (Swahili Edition) (2009) 1 eksemplar
Charles Lamb - Letters - Vol I (2006) 1 eksemplar
Tales from Shakspere Volume 1 (2012) 1 eksemplar
Shakespearen satuja 1 eksemplar
The Wine Cellar (2006) 1 eksemplar
Commonplace Books 1 eksemplar
Charles Lamb on Shakespeare (1978) 1 eksemplar
sus4 1 eksemplar
Lamb 1 eksemplar
Two Essays of Elia 1 eksemplar
Books for children 1 eksemplar
Macbeth (1995) 1 eksemplar
Works (1932) 1 eksemplar
Lamb's Works 1 eksemplar
The Wife's Trial 1 eksemplar
Selected letters 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Bidragyder — 1,382 eksemplarer
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Bidragyder — 524 eksemplarer
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Bidragyder — 508 eksemplarer
English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay (1909) — Bidragyder — 480 eksemplarer
A Book of English Essays (1942) — Bidragyder — 242 eksemplarer
The New Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old (1938) — Bidragyder — 212 eksemplarer
Coleridge's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (2003) — Bidragyder — 198 eksemplarer
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Bidragyder — 116 eksemplarer
Selected Stories from the 19th Century (2000) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
The Romantics on Shakespeare (1992) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
The Genius of the Later English Theater (1962) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Selected English Short Stories (First Series) (1914) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
The Mystery Book (1934) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The Great Book of Humour (1935) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
The Blue Flower : Best Stories of the Romanticists (1955) — Forfatter — 19 eksemplarer
Selected English short stories XIX & XX centuries (1914) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Ferdinand Freiligraths Werke - Neue Pracht-Ausgabe (1900) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Well this is one way to end a relatively fruitful Shakespeare catch-up month… It started off strong with Hamnet, kept going decently with Titus Andronicus (even though it’s ridiculous, it is source material, so it can stay), and even though there were a few DNFs to cross off the reading list I was still in a hopeful mood when I cracked the spine on this book. Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare, specifically the Arthur Rackham illustrated edition, was high on my thrift hunting list so I was pretty excited when I finally scooped a copy a little bit ago and was waiting for the perfect time to delve into their “classic” adapted tales for children. Unfortunately almost from the get go I was disgusted with their interpretation of Shakespeare’s stories… Sure, some of the premise and characters were there, but gone was the Shakespearean subtlety, wit, and drama and instead we’re left with infantilized moral tales unsuitable for any but the most vapid child. Starting off were two potentially strong tales, that even with the ribaldry taken out had plenty of room for highjinx and entertainment - the Tempest and a Midsummer Night’s Dream - but the stories were told in such a drab manner that all of the sparkle of magic was completely taken away. After that point I focused entirely on enjoying Rackham’s illustrations, so as not to ruin any beloved stories or spoil the ones I haven’t gotten to yet. This specific edition didn’t have the best versions of his colour work, being a Book of the Month club publication, and their placement was a bit arbitrary, but the simple line work for story headers and enders was well-reproduced and the paper quality was surprisingly lush. With a smidge more effort on the part of the colour reproductions (and a replacement of the atrocious travesty of text) this book actually would have been a solid example of an illustrated classic, as its size and weight was just about perfect for reading and it’s a great size to sit displayed on a shelf!… (mere)
JaimieRiella | 40 andre anmeldelser | May 7, 2024 |
Just to be clear, I’m not rating Shakespeare’s plays a three star. I thoroughly enjoy most of his plays. What bothered me with this book was that it was intended to be for children, and I feel like the language is still quite complicated for children. So as a children’s book, I don’t think this succeeded, but it is a great way for adults to get an idea of what Shakespeare’s plays are about without having to actually read Shakespeare’s plays.
jbrownleo | 40 andre anmeldelser | Mar 27, 2024 |
What an interesting mind this man had. I enjoyed all the essays in this collection, the later ones best. Mr. Ridgeway's Introduction and Commentaries were very good, especially the commentary on "Charles Lamb as a Writer". I agreed with his observations and thoughts; I believe I would have liked Charles Lamb alot.
gmillar | 15 andre anmeldelser | Dec 29, 2023 |
A classic of Romantic literature little appreciated today
CharlesBoer | 15 andre anmeldelser | May 2, 2023 |



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