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By Sarah Burton

The little identified tale of the inseparable brother and sister, lighting of the Romantic circle, privately haunted by way of madness

Wordsworth suggestion that if there have been this sort of factor as a superb guy, it'd be Charles Lamb, whereas Hazlitt believed Mary Lambto be the one brilliant girl he knew. The couple's literary acceptance rested partially at the recognized stories from Shakespeare. And but there has been an unhappier aspect: Charles was once an alcoholic and Mary, in an assault of madness, stabbed their mom to death.

This interesting account reaches to the guts of early 19th century London, assembly its eccentrics and its literary giants. It additionally visits the city's darker corners, the place poverty stalks rented rooms and madhouses disguise negative abuse.

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