Charles Lamb and his sister Mary Lamb wrote shorter versions of many classic tales, some of which are referenced as introductions to the full-length original classics assigned in the Excellence in Literature curriculum.
Charles Lamb index
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
About Charles Lamb
Charles Lamb (1775 – 1834) was an English essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best remembered for the children’s book Tales from Shakespeare, which he co-authored with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847). Lamb was at the center of a major literary circle in England, with distinguished friends such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and William Hazlitt. His biographer, E. V. Lucas, described him as “the most lovable figure in English literature”. Read more (a longer Charles Lamb biography).
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