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Mad Mary Lamb Lunacy and Murder in Literary London

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ISBN-10: 0393327531

ISBN-13: 9780393327533

Edition: 2006

Authors: Susan Tyler Hitchcock

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"An informed and sympathetic portrait of a troubled mind and humble heart."Kirkus Reviews Mary Lamba dutiful daughter, well liked by just about everyonekilled her own mother with a knife. She spent the rest of her life in and out of madhouses, yet the crime and its aftermath opened up a life that no woman of her time or class could have expected. Free to read extensively, Lamb discovered her talent for writing. She and her brother, the essayist Charles Lamb, embarked on a literary collaboration that resulted in the famous Tales from Shakespeare. Confidante to many of Britain's Romantics including Coleridge, Godwin, and Wordsworth, Mary Lamb stood at the vibrant center of a colorful…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.20" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Prelude: The Dreadful Scene Imagined
The Only Daughter
Their Verdict: Lunacy
In the Madhouse
Reading, Writing, and Mantua Making
Charles Alone
Double Singleness
The Circle Forms
Children's Books
Tales from Shakespeare
Schoolgirl Tales
Poetry for Children
The Politics of Needlework
Elia Appears
Her Twilight of Consciousness