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Description : Excerpt from The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Vol. 1: Miscellaneous Prose, 1798-1834 To many readers, indeed, the first two volumes, at any rate, of this edition may seem to be annotated too fully; but there will probably be a far greater number who will be plmsed to find so many allusions accounted for; and in these matters it is, I think, for the majority that an editor should work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Description : This essay had its beginning in an investigation of changing attitudes to seventeenth-century Pre-Restoration poetry during the English Romantic period. In the course of that research, Jane Campbell discovered that a relatively little-known periodical, the Retrospective Review, which was published in London from 1820 to 1828, appeared to have played an interesting part in the rehabilitation of the poets of the earlier period. This book, then, is an attempt to outline the history of this review, to place it against its literary background, and to assess its role in the critical re-evaluation of the poets of the earlier seventeenth century—an age to which the Retrospective’s contributors and their contemporaries looked with fascination as well as with an affectionate feeling of kinship.
Description : In the early years of the nineteenth century, Charles and Mary Lamb published several children’s books, including the famous ‘Tales from Shakespeare’, which would have a lasting influence on the course of children’s literature. Charles Lamb is also notable for his essays under the pseudonym Elia for the London Magazine. His style is highly personal and mannered, conjuring nostalgic scenes with humour and pathos. This comprehensive eBook presents Charles and Mary Lamb’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the authors’ lives and works * Concise introductions to the famous texts * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as ‘Tales from Shakespeare’ and ‘The Adventures of Ulysses’ are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes Lamb’s complete prose works * Features Charles and Mary Lamb’s letters - spend hours exploring the authors’ personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with 9 essays evaluating Charles Lamb’s contribution to literature * Features four biographies, including Gilchrist’s seminal work on Mary Lamb - discover the authors’ intriguing lives * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Collaborative Works JOHN WOODVIL TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE MRS. LEICESTER’S SCHOOL POETRY FOR CHILDREN Charles Lamb’s Fiction A TALE OF ROSAMUND GRAY AND OLD BLIND MARGARET THE ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES Charles Lamb’s Plays MR H.; OR BEWARE A BAD NAME THE PAWNBROKER’S DAUGHTER THE WITCH THE WIFE’S TRIAL Charles Lamb’s Non-Fiction ON THE TRAGEDIES OF SHAKESPEARE WITCHES AND OTHER NIGHT FEARS ELIA AND THE LAST ESSAYS OF ELIA RECOLLECTIONS OF CHRIST’S HOSPITAL MISCELLANEOUS PROSE Charles Lamb’s Poetry POEMS FROM BLANK VERSE THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS PRINCE DORUS SATAN IN SEARCH OF A WIFE ALBUM VERSES MISCELLANEOUS POEMS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Mary Lamb’s Essay ON NEEDLE-WORK BY ‘SEMPRONIA’ The Letters THE LETTERS OF CHARLES AND MARY LAMB The Criticism CHARLES LAMB by Thomas de Quincey ELIA, AND GEOFFREY CRAYON by William Hazlitt CHARLES LAMB by Walter Pater CHARLES LAMB by Arthur Symons CHARLES LAMB by John Cowper Powys CHARLES LAMB by Charles Edwyn Vaughan CHARLES LAMB by S. P. B. Mais CHARLES LAMB by Hattie Tyng Griswold CHARLES LAMB by Augustine Birrell THE LETTERS OF CHARLES LAMB by Augustine Birrell CHARLES LAMB by A. St. John Adcock The Biographies CHARLES LAMB by Walter Jerrold CHARLES LAMB: A MEMOIR by Barry Cornwall CHARLES LAMB by Alfred Ainger MARY LAMB by Mrs. Gilchrist Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks