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The Essays of Elia: Classic Articles on English Culture, Religion, History and Society in the early 1800s By Charles Lamb
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This edition of The Essays of Elia reproduces Charles Lamb’s classic reflections on English culture, faith and social life as it stood in the early 19th century. A much-loved figure of his... More > time, Charles Lamb published numerous reflections on the changing and evolving nature of England’s society. Gifted at choosing topics that were unusual yet capable of holding reader’s interest, Lamb had experienced many facets of English life – educated at boarding school, his stutter meant he could not embark on a career in the church, so instead he worked in a merchant’s office and later as an accountant for the East India Company. He also suffered periods of mental ill-health, and witnessed the brutalities of treatment in the madhouses. By all accounts an amiable man, Lamb’s gifts for observation are borne out in his Essays on Elia. These writings concern things such as old churches, chimney sweeps, teaching, and events in commerce and trade.< Less
The Essays of Elia: Classic Articles on English Culture, Religion, History and Society in the early 1800s (Hardcover) By Charles Lamb
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This edition of The Essays of Elia reproduces Charles Lamb’s classic reflections on English culture, faith and social life as it stood in the early 19th century. A much-loved figure of his... More > time, Charles Lamb published numerous reflections on the changing and evolving nature of England’s society. Gifted at choosing topics that were unusual yet capable of holding reader’s interest, Lamb had experienced many facets of English life – educated at boarding school, his stutter meant he could not embark on a career in the church, so instead he worked in a merchant’s office and later as an accountant for the East India Company. He also suffered periods of mental ill-health, and witnessed the brutalities of treatment in the madhouses. By all accounts an amiable man, Lamb’s gifts for observation are borne out in his Essays on Elia. These writings concern things such as old churches, chimney sweeps, teaching, and events in commerce and trade.< Less

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