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Lamb, Charles (pseudonym Elia)

Born: 1775 AD
Died: 1834 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Essayists


1775 - He was born on the 10th day of February this year in London. He studied at Christ's Hospital where he formed a lifelong friendship with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. When he was twenty years old, Lamb suffered a period of insanity.


1796 – He contributed four sonnets to Coleridge's Poems on Various Subjects.


1798 - This was followed by Blank Verse this year.


1802 – He wrote Pride's Cure.


1807 – He wrote Tales from Shakespeare in collaboration with his sister.


1808 – He wrote the valuable retellings of classic works for children The Adventures of Ulysses. He worked for the East India Company in London for 33 years but managed to contribute articles to several journals and newspapers including the London Magazine, The Morning Chronicle, The Morning Post and The Quarterly Review.


1834 – He died on the 27th day December this year.












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