By Sarah Burton
The little recognized tale of the inseparable brother and sister, lighting of the Romantic circle, privately haunted by means of madness
Wordsworth concept that if there have been this sort of factor as an outstanding guy, it'd be Charles Lamb, whereas Hazlitt believed Mary Lambto be the one brilliant lady he knew. The couple's literary acceptance rested in part at the recognized stories from Shakespeare. And but there has been an unhappier facet: Charles was once 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 cover bad abuse.
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