Friend to Coleridge and Wordsworth and author of all manner of delightful works from playful verse for children to insightful essays on Elizabethan drama, Lamb is a hidden treasure of English literature, as his entertaining writings reveal. Complete with Fitzgerald's commentary on Lamb's life and legacy, this is a must-read set for lovers of 19th-century English classics.
Volume I covers:
• Lamb's parentage, schooldays, and youth
• insanity of Mary Lamb, his beloved sister
• early poetic efforts
• the "London Magazine"
• Lamb's visit to Paris
• Lamb's friends and companions
• Lamb's character
• correspondence with Coleridge
• and more.