Questions tagged [charles-lamb]

Questions about the works of Charles Lamb (1775-1834) or his life as a writer.

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How does Charles Lamb’s working in East India Company affect his writing themes?

Charles Lamb is famous as the Prince of English essayists. After studying for seven years at Christ’s Hospital, where he earned the friendship of Coleridge, Lamb obtained clerkship in South Sea House. ...
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Why did Charles Lamb write his brother’s name as John L---?

In the 9th paragraph (according to the version I’m reading) of Charles’ Lamb’s essay “Dream Children: A Reverie” it is written I told how, though their great-grandmother Field loved all her grand-...
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Why did Charles Lamb not preserve the real name of his lover?

In the 12th paragraph of “Dream Children: A Reverie,” written when Charles Lamb was 44 years old, we find: Then I told how for seven long years, in hope sometimes, sometimes in despair, yet ...
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Who was James Elia?

In the essay “Dream Children: A Reverie” by Charles Lamb, the last few lines by the children read I found myself quietly seated in my bachelor arm-chair where I had fallen asleep, with the faithful ...