The Last Essays of Elia / Edition 1

The Last Essays of Elia / Edition 1

by Charles Lamb, Phillip Lopate
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0877458510

ISBN-13: 9780877458517

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

Charles Lamb, one of the most engaging personal essayists of all time, began publishing his unforgettable, entertaining Elia essays in the London Magazine in 1820; they were so immediately popular that a book-length collection was published in 1823. Inventing the persona of “Elia” allowed Lamb to be shockingly honest and to gain a playful

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Charles Lamb, one of the most engaging personal essayists of all time, began publishing his unforgettable, entertaining Elia essays in the London Magazine in 1820; they were so immediately popular that a book-length collection was published in 1823. Inventing the persona of “Elia” allowed Lamb to be shockingly honest and to gain a playful distance for self-examination. The resulting essays touch upon a wide range of compelling subjects from the deliciously humorous “Dissertation upon Roast Pig” to the poignantly reflective “New Year's Eve.” Yet collectively they also comprise a fascinating personal memoir, veiled under the pseudonymous disguise of Elia. Now back in print with a new foreword by the distinguished personal essayist Phillip Lopate and with useful annotations, Essays of Elia will provide a delicious stylistic treat for all readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877458517
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Series:
Sightline Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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