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Cambridge and Charles Lamb
Although the early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb never studied in Cambridge, he knew the city well and had many friends connected with the University, most notably Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Between 1909 and 1914, at a time when Lamb was widely read and admired, a series of dinners were held in Cambridge to commemorate Lamb's birthday and his connections with the ...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published July 17th 2009 by Cambridge University Press
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Famous for his “Essays of Elia” and “Tales from Shakespeare”, Charles Lamb has long been admired as one of the great essayists since the early nineteenth century. This book collects George Edward Wherry’s reminiscences of eminent guests to a series of dinners held in Cambridge between 1909 and 1914. Its importance is that “This volume remains of interest both as a record of Edwardian academic conviviality, remembered after the Great War, and of the enthusiasm Lamb inspired at the time” (back ...more