By Sarah Burton
The little recognized tale of the inseparable brother and sister, lighting of the Romantic circle, privately haunted via madness
Wordsworth notion that if there have been this sort of factor as a great guy, it might be Charles Lamb, whereas Hazlitt believed Mary Lambto be the single good lady he knew. The couple's literary attractiveness rested partially at the well-known stories from Shakespeare. And but there has been an unhappier facet: Charles used to be an alcoholic and Mary, in an assault of madness, stabbed their mom to death.
This interesting account reaches to the guts of early 19th century London, assembly its eccentrics and its literary giants. It additionally visits the city's darker corners, the place poverty stalks rented rooms and madhouses disguise bad abuse.
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A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb by Sarah Burton