Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 – 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847).

Friends with such literary luminaries as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth and William Hazlitt, Lamb was at the centre of a major literary circle in England. He has been referred to by E. V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as "the most lovable figure in English literature".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 10, 1775 (London), Died December 27, 1834 (Edmonton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 4657 10-in. 4/13/1916 The story of Midsummer night's dream Edna Bailey Recitation author  
Edison 4689 10-in. 4/26/1916 The story of Midsummer night's dream Edna Bailey Recitation author  


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