Charles Lamb

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Author, Poet(1775–1834)
Charles Lamb was an English poet and essayist who wrote Tales from Shakespeare and "Essays of Elia."

Synopsis

Charles Lamb was born on February 10, 1775, in London, England. Becoming an essayist, he wrote children's versions of well-known works, including Tales from Shakespeare. Lamb cared for his troubled sister, Mary, after she murdered their mother. He is best known for writing remarkable letters for London Magazine, "Essays of Elia," under the pan name Elia. He died in 1834.

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